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40 Most Beautiful Love Themes - Vivaldi, Mozart, Debussy, Etc / Mehta, Ristenpart, Haitink, Scimone, Masur, Et Al


Release Date: 06/24/2008 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 511598   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarCamille Saint-SaënsAlexander BorodinRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Süher PekinelGüher PekinelCyprien KatsarisSusanne Grützmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Andrew DavisMarek JanowskiTheodor GuschlbauerLorin Maazel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony OrchestraRadio France Philharmonic OrchestraBrodsky String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Süher Pekinel (Piano), Güher Pekinel (Piano)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5. Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6. Carmen: Entr'acte(s) by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Susanne Grützmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
8. Concerti (12) ŕ 5, Op. 9: no 2 for Oboe in D minor - 2nd movement, Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Jacques Chambon (Oboe)
Conductor:  Karl Ristenpart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saar Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis: Excerpt(s) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
10. Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune: Excerpt(s) by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1892 - 1894). 
11. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
12. Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Itamar Golan (Piano), Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
13. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Claude Debussy. 
15. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3rd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Theodor Guschlbauer (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
17. Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1st movement, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
Conductor:  Maxim Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1900 - 1901). 
19. Spartacus Suite no 2: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955-1957; USSR 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
21. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Arto Noras (Cello)
Conductor:  Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
22. La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
23. Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956: 2nd mvt, Adagio by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Misha Milman (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
24. Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Joan Field (Violin)
Conductor:  Rudolf Albert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
25. Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a: Scčne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Alexander Lazarev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
26. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
27. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
28. Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
29. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jacques Lancelot (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
30. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: Adagio by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Ugo Orlandi (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
31. Boléro: Finale by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
32. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
Conductor:  Maxim Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1900 - 1901). 
33. Concerto for Violin in D, Op. 35: 2nd movement, Andante by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vadim Repin (Violin)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
34. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": 1st movement, Adagio - Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
35. Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
36. Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Chloë Hanslip (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
37. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
38. Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Alessio Bax (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
39. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3rd movement, Andante-Piů adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
40. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rosalyn Tureck. 

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