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Explosive Classics / Various
Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10989  
Composer:  Igor StravinskySergei ProkofievDmitri ShostakovichGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Conductor:  Neeme JärviDmitri KitayenkoRichard HickoxGennadi Rozhdestvensky,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraDanish National Radio Symphony OrchestraRoyal Scottish National Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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This compilation at Classic Chandos price gathers exhilarating performances of some of the loudest orchestral pieces ever written. The powerful, characteristic Chandos sound is best revealed in these resounding recordings of popular works. So turn up the volume of your Hi-Fi, move away any glass or crystal, make sure your neighbors are either out, deaf, or very good friends...and enjoy! This compilation at Classic Chandos price gathers exhilarating performances of some of the loudest orchestral pieces ever written. The powerful, characteristic Chandos sound is best revealed in these resounding recordings of popular works. So turn up the volume of your Hi-Fi, move away any glass or crystal, make sure your neighbors are either out, deaf, or very good friends...and enjoy! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Firebird Suite: Infernal Dance of Kastchei by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1945; Russia 
2.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
3.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
4.
Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
5.
Requiem Mass: Tuba mirum by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
6.
Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
7.
Aladdin, Op. 34: Oriental Festive March by Carl Nielsen
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Denmark 
8.
Sinfonietta: 1st movement, Allegretto "Sokol Fanfare" by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
9.
Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73: Opening by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1924; Hungary 
10.
Estancia, Op. 8: Malambo "Danza final" by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor:  Juanjo Mena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Argentina 
11.
Feste romane: 1st movement, Circenses by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Rome, Italy 
12.
Concerto for Orchestra: Intrada by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Poland 
13.
Pictures at an exhibition: no 16, The Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
14.
Das Liebesverbot: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
15.
Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 4, Hall of the mountain king by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
16.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Mars by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
17.
Fanfare for the common man by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
18.
Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
19.
Scythian Suite, Op. 20: The Enemy God and the Dance of the Evil Spirits by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USSR 

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