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The Instruments Of The Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann


Release Date: 12/03/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8558040-46   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard WagnerAnonymousJohannes BrahmsIgor Stravinsky,   ... 
Performer:  Takako NishizakiJonathan KeebleJénö JandóMarat Bisengaliev,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl ElmendorffMichael PoschIstván BogárStephen Gunzenhauser,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraEnsemble UnicornEnsemble Oni Wytars,   ... 
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 8 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Instruments of the orchestra, yes. But not just instruments in the orchestra. This is a set of portraits in depth, featuring individual instruments in many contexts (orchestral, chamber, folk, solo, operatic, cinematic, even jazz and avant-garde music) and in pieces from the Middle Ages to the present. Joining regular orchestra members are such exotic visitors as the eerie ondes martenot, the wind machine, banjos, bagpipes, coconuts, typewriters, six-shooters, taxi horns, and migrating swans - and the hundreds of examples range from illustrative snippets to entire movements. The first CD is devoted entirely to the violin, and the last to the greatest instrument of all, the orchestra itself.

This intoxicating, energetic, and
Read more remarkably informative survey of musical instruments is unprecedented in its scope and achievement. All the lively descriptions are followed by striking musical examples, of which there are over 200, spanning all eras, styles, and genres. As well as a full transcript of the text, the comprehensive booklet contains clear illustrations and background historical information on each instrument.

----------------------------------- R E V I E W S:

"Originally intended as a single CD, this brilliant, insightful, and frequently humorous study of the orchestra eventually turned into a massive seven-CD set with a 200-page booklet. Writer and narrator Jeremy Siepmann spent a year finding the best musical excerpts to illustrate his richly informative text. The first CD concentrates on the violin alone, building up a compelling portrait by showing it in every conceivable situation, style, and tone. And Siepmann doesn't use classical music alone for his illustrations; he also dips into folk music, popular music, and gypsy music to show each instrument's scope - so each has its own biography. A constant delight for the ears, this should surely be a fixture in every musically curious household."

- H.M.J., AudioFile Magazine, December/January 2002/03
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Works on This Recording

1.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
2.
Domna, pos vos ay chausida by Anonymous
Conductor:  Michael Posch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Unicorn,  Ensemble Oni Wytars
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
Notes: Arranged: Ensemble Unicorn and Oni Wytars
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
3.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 7 in A major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  István Bogár
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
4.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
5.
L'histoire du soldat: Devil's Dance by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Jonathan Keeble (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
6.
Csárdás by Traditional
Conductor:  Ferenc Sántá
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferenc Sánta Gypsy Orchestra
Written: Hungary 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
8.
Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
9.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
10.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolň Paganini
Performer:  Ilya Kaler (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
11.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3rd movement, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Pichlmeier (Violin), Karl Kaiser (Flute), Eva Morsbach (Recorder),
Daniel Rothert (Recorder), Robert Hill (Harpsichord), Corinne Chapelle (Violin),
Nadja Schubert (Recorder)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: This selection shares a ntrack and timing with "Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703 "Quartettsatz": Excerpt(s)" and Jeremy Siepmann's narration.
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
12.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op posth "Quartettsatz": Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3rd movement, Presto" and Jeremy Siepmann's narration.
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
13.
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 7th movement, Viennese Waltz by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Richard Studt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
14.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 4 - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
15.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Keith Clark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Notes: Arranged: André Caplet
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor:  András Ligeti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Hungaricus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
17.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Andante assai by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
18.
Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Suite by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Conductor:  Vasily Jelvakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1969; USSR 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Capriol Suite," "Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1: Excerpt(s)" and "Symphony no 4 in G major: 2nd movement."
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
19.
Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Richard Studt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Colas Breugnon, Op. 24:
Suite," "Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1: Excerpt(s)" and "Symphony no 4 in G major: 2nd movement."
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
20.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Colas Breugnon, Op. 24:
Suite," "Capriol Suite" and "Symphony no 4 in G major: 2nd movement."
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
21.
Symphony no 4 in G major: 2nd movement, In gemächlicher Bewegung by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Lynda Russell (Violin)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Suite," "Capriol Suite" and "Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1: Excerpt(s)."
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
22.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Mars by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
23.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 2nd movement, Fuga by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lucy Van Dael (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
24.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 4 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  István Bogár
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
25.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
26.
Boléro: Excerpt(s) by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
Excerpts from this work are performed three times on this box set. 
27.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
Cadenza by Joseph Joachim. 
28.
Duets (44) for 2 Violins, Sz 98: no 1, Teasing Song "Párositó" by Béla Bartók
Performer:  György Pauk (Violin), Kazuki Sawa (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Budapest, Hungary 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
29.
Duets (44) for 2 Violins, Sz 98: no 2, Maypole Dance by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Kazuki Sawa (Violin), György Pauk (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Budapest, Hungary 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
30.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Alexander Jablokov (Violin)
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
31.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan": 1st movement, Langsam schleppend by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
32.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 11, Act 2 - Entr'acte and scčne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
33.
Ma mčre l'oye: Les entretiens de la belle et de la bęte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Kenneth Jean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
34.
Firebird Suite: Introduction by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; USA 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
35.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
36.
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 4th movement, Romance by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Richard Studt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
37.
Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 1, Dawn by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
38.
Elfenreigen by J. "Pepi" Hellmesberger
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Göttingen Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
39.
Concerto for Viola in G major, TV 51 no G 9: 2nd movement, Allegro by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1716-1721; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
40.
Gayaneh: Suite by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Andrei Anikhanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
41.
Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
42.
Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Alan Smale (Violin), Lars Anders Tomter (Viola), Alexander Rudin (Cello)
Conductor:  Gerhard Markson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
43.
Harold en Italie, Op. 16: 4th movement by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Igor Gruppman (Violin), Rivka Golani (Viola)
Conductor:  Yoav Talmi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
44.
Cypresses for String Quartet, B 152: Excerpt(s) by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vlach String Quartet Prague
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Bohemia 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
45.
Symphony no 4 in G major: 3rd movement, Ruhevoll by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Lynda Russell (Violin)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
46.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Finale by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jürgen Schuster (Trumpet), Nadja Schubert (Recorder), Christian Hommel (Oboe),
Winifried Rademacher (Violin)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
47.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Csaba Onczay (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
48.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Bereite dir, Jesu, noch itzo die Bahn by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Mátyás Antal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
49.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 4th movement, Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
50.
Elfentanz, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer:  Ni Hai-Ye (Cello), Hélčne Jeanney (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
51.
Flamenco by Huguety Tagell
Performer:  Bernd Glemser (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
52.
Suite for Cello solo by Gaspar Cassadó
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Spain 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
53.
Pieces (2) for Cello and Piano, Op. 2: no 2, Oriental Dance by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Bernd Glemser (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
54.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 2nd movement, Andante con moto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
55.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Otelli (Bass Baritone), Ruxandra Donose (Mezzo Soprano), Manfred Fink (Tenor),
Hasmik Papian (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia,  Nicolaus Esterházy Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
56.
Carnival of the animals: no 5, Elephants by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
57.
Elegy no 1 in D major by Giovanni Bottesini
Performer:  Joel Quarrington (Double Bass), Andrew Burashko (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
58.
Grande Allegro di Concerto ‘alla Mendelssohn’ by Giovanni Bottesini
Performer:  Joel Quarrington (Double Bass), Andrew Burashko (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
59.
Capiccio di Bravura in A major by Giovanni Bottesini
Performer:  Andrew Burashko (Piano), Joel Quarrington (Double Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
60.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan": 3rd movement, Feierlich und gemessen by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection shares track and timing with "Symphony no 3 in D minor:
1st movement, Kräftig." 
61.
Symphony no 3 in D minor: 1st movement, Kräftig by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection shares track and timing with "Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan": 3rd movement, Feierlich und gemessen." 
62.
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Wedding by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection shares track and timing with "Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 3: Excerpt(s)." 
63.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 3 - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection shares track and timing with "Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Wedding." 
64.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 3rd movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
65.
Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune: Excerpt(s) by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Judy Loman (Harp), Nora Shulman (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
66.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jaroslav Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
67.
Sa' dâwi by Traditional
Conductor:  Thomas Wimmer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
68.
Chamber Music no 2, Op. 41 by Aulis Sallinen
Performer:  Hanna Juutilainen (Alto Flute)
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Finland 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
69.
Suite no 1 for small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1925; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
70.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 11, Act 2 - Scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
71.
Naelden, naelden by Josquin Baston
Performer:  Andreas Edlund ()
Conductor:  Sven Berger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
72.
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80: Wie selig sind doch by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  József Mukk (Tenor), István Gáti (Bass), Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Mátyás Antal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio Chorus,  Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
73.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
74.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Petri Sakari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
75.
Symphony no 22 in E flat major, H 1 no 22 "Philosopher": 1st movement, Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
76.
The Egyptian: Violence by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  William T. Stromberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
77.
Taras Bulba: The Death of Ostap by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1918; Brno, Czech Republic 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
78.
Pétrouchka: Dance of the Peasant and the Bear by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection shares track and timing with "Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 5th movement - Excerpt(s)" and "Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2: Excerpt(s)." 
79.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 5th movement, Witch's Sabbath by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection shares track and timing with "Pétrouchka: Peasant with
Bear" and "Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2: Excerpt(s)." 
80.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2 - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection shares track and timing with "Pétrouchka: Peasant with Bear" and "Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 5th movement - Excerpt(s)." 
81.
Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 2, Almería by Isaac Albeniz
Conductor:  Kenneth Jean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
Notes: Arranged: Breiner
This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
82.
Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Melodrama by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Elena Okolycheva (Mezzo Soprano), Arkady Mishenkin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Igor Golovchin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Capella
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
83.
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: The Cat by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
84.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Thea King (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This selection is performed twice on this CD. 
85.
Háry János, Op. 15: Suite - no 4, Battle & Defeat of Napoleon by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Mátyás Antal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Hungary 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
86.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 - 2nd movement, Menuet by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Anthony Bramall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
87.
Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss Jr.
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form.
This work was written in collaboration with Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870). 
88.
La naissance d'Osiris: Excerpt(s) by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor:  Mary Térey-Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Savaria
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1754; France 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
89.
The Protecting Veil: Section 1 by John Tavener
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
90.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
91.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19: 2nd movement, Scherzo "Vivacissimo" by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
92.
Overture-Suite for Recorder, Strings and Basso Continuo in A minor, TV 55 no a 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: Darmstadt, Germany 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
93.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3rd movement, Andante-Piů adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 
94.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented here in excerpted form. 

Sound Samples

Instruments of the Orchestra: Wagner: Tannhauser: Overture
Instruments of the Orchestra: Anonymous: Domna, pos vos ay chausida
Instruments of the Orchestra: We don't merely use instruments, we play on them. And they play on us.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 7
Instruments of the Orchestra: The violin is one of the most tender and beautiful instruments ever invented.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major: II. Adagio
Instruments of the Orchestra: But for a long time it was seen as the instrument of the devil.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale: Triumphal March of the Devil
Instruments of the Orchestra: The manipulative seductiveness of the gypsy violin
Instruments of the Orchestra: Anonymous: Csardas Music
Instruments of the Orchestra: The violin and the imitation of nature
Instruments of the Orchestra: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Spring: I. Allegro
Instruments of the Orchestra: Birds are again evoked in the second concerto, especially music's natural favourite.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Summer: I. Allegro non molto
Instruments of the Orchestra: Like the devil, the violin is a master of disguise.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin
Instruments of the Orchestra: The menacing sensuality of Ravel's Tzigane; a very different side of the violin:
Instruments of the Orchestra: Ravel: Tzigane
Instruments of the Orchestra: Do we now have the true measure of this instrument? Not just yet.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Paganini: Caprice No. 24
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4: III. Presto / Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor
Instruments of the Orchestra: Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge: VIII. Moto Perpetuo
Instruments of the Orchestra: Prokofiev's tremolo in Romeo and Juliet should not be heard just before bedtime
Instruments of the Orchestra: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act IV
Instruments of the Orchestra: Vivaldi uses it to illustrate the shivering of travellers crossing the ice.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter: I. Allegro non molto
Instruments of the Orchestra: The violin muted
Instruments of the Orchestra: Debussy: Clair de lune
Instruments of the Orchestra: The gentleness of muted strings persists even when a whole orchestra plays.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467: II. Andante
Instruments of the Orchestra: The pizzicato violin
Instruments of the Orchestra: Strauss: Pizzicato Polka
Instruments of the Orchestra: In Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, the accompaniment is pizzicato.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor: II. Andante assai
Instruments of the Orchestra: Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon / Warlock: Capriol Suite: III. Tordion / Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act I
Instruments of the Orchestra: Holst: The Planets: I. Mars: The Bringer of War
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bach: Sonata No. 3 in C major for unaccompanied violin: II. Fugue
Instruments of the Orchestra: Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 4
Instruments of the Orchestra: Double-stopping is a standard feature of a lot of folk music.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Autumn: I. Allegro
Instruments of the Orchestra: Now the same technique, but the sound might have come from another world.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Ravel: Bolero
Instruments of the Orchestra: Double-stopping can only approximate the sound of a real violin duet.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Joachim: Cadenza to the Violin Concerto by Brahms
Instruments of the Orchestra: Now compare that with a real violin duet.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bartok: 44 Duos: I. Teasing Song
Instruments of the Orchestra: Another duo by Bartok, demonstrating the violin's rich lower register
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bartok: 44 Duos: II. Maypole Dance
Instruments of the Orchestra: And now what may be the most beautiful accompanied violin duet in history
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bach: Concerto in D minor for two violins: II. Largo ma non tanto
Instruments of the Orchestra: The soul of the violin is in song; but what about this weird passage?
Instruments of the Orchestra: Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major: II. Scherzo
Instruments of the Orchestra: The use of harmonics in the orchestra can be both magical and unsettling.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan": I. Langsam, schleppend (opening)
Instruments of the Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's use of harmonics in The Sleeping Beauty is both strange and daring.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty: Act II, No. 15: Entr'acte
Instruments of the Orchestra: Ravel's harmonics in Mother Goose effect a magical transformation.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Ravel: Ma Mere l'oye (Mother Goose): IV. Beauty and the Beast
Instruments of the Orchestra: Stravinsky: The Firebird: Introduction
Instruments of the Orchestra: The natural upper notes of the violins have a unique emotional "grab"
Instruments of the Orchestra: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra: Of the Afterworldsmen
Instruments of the Orchestra: Still in their upper register, the violins unleash the energy of a young colt.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge: V. Aria Italiana
Instruments of the Orchestra: Elsewhere, Britten uses the same high register to create a very different mood.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Britten: Peter Grimes: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: I. Dawn
Instruments of the Orchestra: To end this outing with the violins, a charming little elfin dance
Instruments of the Orchestra: Hellmesberger: Elfenreigen
Instruments of the Orchestra: Introduction to the viola
Instruments of the Orchestra: Telemann: Viola Concerto: I. Largo
Instruments of the Orchestra: Khachaturian gets a very different sound from it: fuller, fruitier, more exotic.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Khachaturian: Gayane Suite No. 1: III. Armen's Solo
Instruments of the Orchestra: Very nearly the whole of the violin's upper register is also available to the viola.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Britten: Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b
Instruments of the Orchestra: Strauss: Don Quixote
Instruments of the Orchestra: Berlioz: Harold in Italy: IV. Orgy of Brigands
Instruments of the Orchestra: The muted viola: intimate, gentle, poignant in Dvorak
Instruments of the Orchestra: Dvorak: Cypresses: IX. Thou Only Dear One
Instruments of the Orchestra: The massed violas of the modern symphony orchestra in Mahler
Instruments of the Orchestra: Mahler: Symphony No. 4: III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio
Instruments of the Orchestra: The "period" viola in Bach
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: III. Allegro
Instruments of the Orchestra: The cello: a voice of unique nobility
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bach: Suite No. 1 for unaccompanied cello: I. Prelude
Instruments of the Orchestra: Brahms and the "soul" of the cello
Instruments of the Orchestra: Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major: III. Andante
Instruments of the Orchestra: Most orchestral composers tend to emphasise the cello's lower register.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Aria: Bereite dir, Jesu
Instruments of the Orchestra: In the time of Beethoven the cello remained as fundamental as ever.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica": IV. Finale
Instruments of the Orchestra: But the cello is not condemned to spend its life in the basement.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Popper: Elfentanz, Op. 39
Instruments of the Orchestra: Not only in recital showpieces like that is the cello used in its highest register.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Tavener: The Protecting Veil: opening
Instruments of the Orchestra: A cello with an identity-crisis: the pizzicato Flamencan
Instruments of the Orchestra: Tagell: Flamenco
Instruments of the Orchestra: Double-stopping in the lower reaches of the cello's range
Instruments of the Orchestra: Cassado: Solo Suite for Cello and Piano: Sardana
Instruments of the Orchestra: It's in its middle register that the cello really comes into its own.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Rachmaninov: Oriental Dance, Op. 2, No. 2
Instruments of the Orchestra: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: II. Andante con moto
Instruments of the Orchestra: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9: IV. Finale
Instruments of the Orchestra: Introduction to the double-bass
Instruments of the Orchestra: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals: The Elephant
Instruments of the Orchestra: But the double-bass can be intensely expressive and graceful.
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bottesini: Elegy No. 1 in D major
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bottesini: Allegro di concerto, "Alla Mendelssohn"
Instruments of the Orchestra: Bottesini: Capriccio di bravura
Instruments of the Orchestra: Mahler: Symphony No. 1, "Titan": III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen / Mahler: Symphony No. 3: I. Kraftig
Instruments of the Orchestra: Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite: III. Kije's Wedding / Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Act III
Instruments of the Orchestra: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: III. Allegro

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