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My First Orchestra Album

Bernstein / Mozart / Beethoven / Schwarz / Bramall
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8578253   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovFranz Joseph HaydnGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Maria Larionoff
Conductor:  Marin AlsopGerard SchwarzNicholas WardAnthony Bramall,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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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
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90: 3rd movement, Poco allegretto by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Sheherazade, Op. 35: 1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Maria Larionoff (Violin)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Symphony No. 6 in D major, Hob. 1:6 'Le matin': 3. Menuet by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Period: Classical 
Written: 1761 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1: 2. Minuet by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Anthony Bramall
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  James Judd
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Children's Corner: no 4, The Snow is Dancing by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Kenneth Jean
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Lieutenant Kijé: 3. Kijé's Wedding by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Casadesus
Period: Modern 
Written: 1933-1934; Soviet Union 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Orpheus in the Underworld: Act 2. Can-Can by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
The Bartered Bride: Act 1. Polka by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1870; Czechoslovakia 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Uwe Mund
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica': 3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Candide, overture to the operetta by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  James Judd
Period: Modern 
Written: 1956; United States of Ame 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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