Notes and Editorial Reviews
The ‘My First’ album series from Naxos is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.
An orchestra has lots of different instruments producing lots of different sounds. Whether they’re playing on their own or all at the same time, it can be a tremendously exciting experience to listen to them. From Wagner’s grand ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ to Tchaikovsky’s gentle ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’, you can hear on
this album how the character of an orchestra changes all the time!
Works on This Recording
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934; England
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs.
Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954; USSR
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs.
The Bartered Bride: Act 1. Polka by Bedrich Smetana
Written: 1863-1870; Czechoslovakia
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs.
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Overture
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto
Scheherazade, Op. 35: I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
Symphony No. 6 in D major, Hob.I:6, "Le matin": III. Menuet
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: II. Minuetto
Fantasia on Greensleeves (arr. R. Greaves)
Children's Corner (arr. A. Caplet for orchestra): Children's Corner: IV. The Snow is Dancing (arr. A. Caplet for orchestra)
Khovanshchina: Act IV: Dance of the Persian Slaves
Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: III. Kije's Wedding
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Orphee aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld): Act II: Can-Can
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I: Polka
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: II. Danses carateristiques: Dance of the Sugar-plum Fairy
Die Walkure: Act III: Ride of the Valkyries
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