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Discover The Classics Volume 2


Release Date: 09/29/1998 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554246-47   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievDmitri ShostakovichPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Maria KliegelBenjamin Frith
Conductor:  Andrew MogreliaTheodore KucharOndrej LenárdAnthony Bramall,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony OrchestraCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra BratislavaSt. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set also comes with a sixty-page booklet. It provides an introduction to classical music and the various national styles, complete texts for all vocal pieces, and recommended listening grouped by country and composer. This set also comes with a sixty-page booklet. It provides an introduction to classical music and the various national styles, complete texts for all vocal pieces, and recommended listening grouped by country and composer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
2. Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
3. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 21, Act 3 - Danse espagnole by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
4. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Anthony Bramall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
5. Masquerade: Waltz by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Andrei Anikhanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
6. Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey" by Mily Balakirev
Conductor:  Igor Golovchin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1902; Russia 
Notes: Orchestrated: Sergey Liapunov 
7. El sombrero de tres picos: Miller's Dance "Farruca" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Kenneth Jean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
8. Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: no 11, Petit mari, petite femme by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Donald Johanos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Georges Bizet 
9. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Jean-François Monnard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Paul Vidal 
10. Coppélia: Valse lente by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
11. La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
12. Pines of Rome: no 4, Pines of the Appian way by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Enrique Bátiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Italy 
13. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Notes: Orchestrated: Alexander Glazunov (1907) 
14. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
15. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  István Bogár
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
16. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
17. Sinfonietta: 4th movement by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
18. Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39/B 93: 2nd movement, Polka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Bohemia 
19. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Dance of the Comedians by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Bohemia 
20. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
21. Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116: 4th movement, Intermezzo interrotto by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
22. Koanga: La Calinda by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1897; Paris, France 
23. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Mars by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
24. Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
Notes: Composition written: Paris, France (1858).
Composition revised: Paris, France (1874). 
25. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 2, Lent et triste by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Notes: Orchestrated: Claude Debussy 
26. Joyeuse marche "Marche française" by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
27. Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
28. La Cenerentola: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zagreb Festival Orchestra
Written: 1817 
29. English Dances (4), Op. 33: no 3 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
30. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 11: 2nd, movement, Adagio by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Conductor:  Prionnsias O'Duinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1810; Germany 

Sound Samples

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Dance of the Knights
The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: The Gadfly, Op. 97a: Romance
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Spanish Dance
Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Masquerade: Waltz
Islamey (orch. Liapunov): Islamey - Oriental Fantasy (orch. S. Liapunov)
El sombrero de 3 picos (The 3 Cornered Hat): Suite No. 2: The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos): Miller's Dance
Jeux d'enfants (Children Games): Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite): IV. Duo
Orphee aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld): Overture
Carnival of the Animals: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan) (arr. for cello and orchestra)
Coppelia: Valse
3 Gymnopedies (orch. C. Debussy): Gymnopedie No. 2 (orch. Debussy)
Joyeuse marche
La Cenerentola (Cinderella): Overture
La traviata: Act III: Prelude
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P. 141: Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome): IV. The Pines of the Appian Way
Polonaise No. 3 in A major, Op. 40, No. 1, "Military" (orch. Glazunov): Les Sylphides:
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 11, J. 98: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 11: II. Adagio
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: No. 1 in G minor
Finlandia, Op. 26
Sinfonietta, JW VI/18: IV. Allegretto
Czech Suite, Op. 39: Czech Suite in D major, B. 93, Op. 39: II. Polka
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): The Bartered Bride, B. 143, Act III: Dance of the Comedians
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116: IV. Intermezzo interrotto, Allegretto
English Dances, Set 2, Op. 33: No. 3. Grazioso
Koanga: Act II: La Calinda (arr. E. Fenby)
Serenade in E minor, Op. 20: II. Larghetto
The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War

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