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Zen Classics - Mozart, Debussy, Etc / L. Maazel, P. Jarvi, N. Dessay, Et Al


Release Date: 11/24/2008 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 34865   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Tomaso AlbinoniJohann Sebastian BachSamuel BarberLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Francois-René DuchableKun-Woo PaikJean-Bernard PommierDiana Ambache,   ... 
Conductor:  Jonathan ReesSir Philip LedgerJukka-Pekka SarasteLorin Maazel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish EnsembleEnglish Chamber OrchestraScottish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Jonathan Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
5.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
7.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8.
Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 12, Death of Aase by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
Carnival of the animals: no 7, Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
12.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano)
Conductor:  Diana Ambache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambache Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Meyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
15.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna String Sextet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
16.
Pictures at an exhibition: no 4, The Old Castle by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Maurice Ravel. 
17.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Chorus,  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
18.
Solfeggio by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Tönu Kaljuste
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Estonia 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano), Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
20.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
21.
Ma mère l'oye: Le jardin féerique by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1908 - 1910). 
22.
Concerto for Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Adagio assai by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 4 Secs. 
23.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Length: 11 Minutes 42 Secs. 
24.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
25.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
26.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
27.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
28.
The Protecting Veil: no 1, The Protecting Veil by John Tavener
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
29.
Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35: 2nd movement, Canzonetta by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Augustin Dumay (Violin)
Conductor:  Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
30.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
31.
Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Enrique Bátiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
32.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
33.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte": 3rd movement, Largo "Il sonno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
34.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
35.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90: 3rd movement, Poco allegretto by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Carnival of the Animals - zoological fantasy: The Aquarium
Adagio for Strings Op. 11
Vocalise, Op.43/No.4
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air
Quintett für Klarinette, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello A-dur KV 581: II. Larghetto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto
Slavonic Dances, B 83: (Op. 46 - Nos. 1-8); B 147 (Op. 72 - Nos. 1-8): Op. 72 No. 2 in E minor: Dumka (Allegretto grazioso)
Siegfried Idyll
Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35: II. Canzonetta (Andante)
Valse triste Op. 44 No. 1
Solfeggio
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K467: II. Andante
Adagio in G minor
Concerto in G minor for Flute and Strings Op. 10 No.2 RV439, 'La notte': V. Largo (Il sonno)
Clarinet Concerto in A major K622: II Adagio
Kinderszenen Op. 15: Träumerei
Nocturne (from A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 61)
Pictures at an Exhibition: The old castle
Morgen Op. 27 No. 4 (Mackay)
Préludes, Préludes - Livre I: VI. Des pas sur la neige
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G: Adagio
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
The Protecting Veil: The Protecting Veil

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