100 Best Children's Classics

Release Date: 7/31/2020
Catalog Number: 548472
Number of Discs: 6

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Note: Work data for this release may be incomplete or partially superceded from its previously released edition. - ArkivMusic

Each CD included in this set is inspired by the wonders of childhood. The first CD, CARNIVAL, includes works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Britten, and Rimsky- Korsakov. The second CD in this set, TOYS, brings together a collection of charming works about children and their toys by various composers including Fauré, Debussy, Bizet, Mozart, Pierné, and Tchaikovsky. The third CD, NATURE, draws children into the atmosphere of the countryside, allowing them to experience the sights and sounds of nature. Beginning with "Morning" from Grieg's Peer Gynt, this disc includes works by Smetana, Beethoven, Chopin, Vivaldi, and Grainger. FANTASY, the fourth CD in the set, invites listeners to let their imaginations run free while listening to some of the world's best-loved descriptive music, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Night on the Bare Mountain, Pictures at an Exhibition, "Uranus the Magician" from The Planets, and L'Apprenti Sorcier. The fifth CD in this set, LULLABIES, presents a collection of some of the most relaxing classics ever written. These will be especially appreciated by children at bedtime! The sixth and final CD of set, DANCE, includes some of the best loved works for dance, figure skating, and opera, including works ranging from Tchaikovsky's charming "Dance of the Little Swans" to Ravel's "Bolero."
Works on This Recording
1. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; USSR
2. Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Katia Labèque (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1886 ;
3. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Russia
4. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Russia
5. Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Italy
6. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; England
7. Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Dance of the Buffoons by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Russia
8. Cassation in G major "Toy Symphony" by Leopold Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1769 ; Austria
9. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12g, Act 2 - Divertissements by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
10. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14c, Act 2 - Variation II, Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892 ; Russia
11. Dolly, Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1897 ; France
12. Album pour mes petits amis, Op. 14: no 6, Marche des petits soldats de plomb by Gabriel Pierné
Conductor: Paul Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Liège Orchestra
Period: Romantic
13. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908 ; France
14. Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; France
15. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875/1888 ; Norway
16. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838-1839 ; Paris, France
17. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
18. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
19. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Czech Republic
20. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1808 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
22. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 3a, L'Aïo dé rotso by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
23. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
24. Country Gardens by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor: Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Light Music Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
25. Shepherd's Hey by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor: Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Light Music Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
26. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; England
27. Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
28. Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer: Philippa Davies (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 pub 1927 ; France
29. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Uranus by Gustav Holst
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1916 ; England
30. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; Russia
31. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: André Previn
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Germany
32. Pictures at an exhibition: no 7, Bydlo by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
33. Pictures at an exhibition: no 4, The Old Castle by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
34. Ma mère l'oye: Suite by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908-1910 ; France
35. L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; France
36. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909-1910 ; France
37. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909-1910 ; France
38. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer: Iona Brown (Violin)
Period: Baroque
39. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ian Watson (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713 ; Cöthen, Germany
40. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
41. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
42. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
43. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonia of London
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
44. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; France
45. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Annie Fischer (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
46. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque
47. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; France
48. La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Italy
49. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
50. Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ; Paris, France
51. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935-1936 ; Paris, France
52. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 13, Act 2 - Danses des cygnes - Allegro moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876 ; Russia
53. Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942/1957 ; USSR
54. Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Felix Kok (Violin)
Conductor: Louis Frémaux
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; France
55. Tales of Beatrix Potter, ballet: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by John Lanchbery
Conductor: John Lanchbery
56. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Vienna, Austria
57. La fille mal gardée: Act 1 - no 17a, Clog Dance by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ;
58. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Germany
59. Estampes (3) for Piano: no 3, Jardins sous la pluie by Claude Debussy
Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; France
60. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
61. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
62. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; France
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