Artists Of The Century - Michala Petri - Ultimate Collection

Release Date: 6/15/1999
Label: RCA
Catalog Number: 74321591122
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
It's not that easy for a recorder virtuoso to gain an international reputation beyond the limits of period specialty, but Michala Petri has done it with an appealing personality and a deft touch, not to mention a desire to reach a wider audience by industriously expanding her instrument's Baroque repertoire with transcriptions of popular works for other instruments, such as Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons,' arrangements of later composers such as Grieg or Satie, and commissions of new works from living composers. Music from all of those categories figures in this collection, with recorder sonatas by Handel and Sammartini, adaptations of violin concertos by Vivaldi and Corelli, quite a few selections from Grieg's 'Peer Gynt' and 'Lyric Pieces,' and recent works written for Petri by Sir Malcolm Arnold and Danish composer Thomas Koppel.
Works on This Recording
1. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Lars Hannibal (Guitar)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Keith Jarrett (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1734 ; Leipzig, Germany
3. Dance Suite for Soprano Recorder and String Orchestra, Op. 29: 5th movement, Molto vivace by Asger Lund Christiansen
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1992 ; Denmark
4. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Lars Hannibal (Guitar)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; France
5. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Lars Hannibal (Guitar)
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 4, Little Bird by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
7. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 1, Butterfly by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Gordon Langford
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
8. Norwegian Dances (4) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 35: no 1 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Norway
9. Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71: no 1, Once upon a Time by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Gordon Langford
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra members
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Norway
10. An Encore for Michala by Gordon Jacob
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Lars Hannibal (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
11. Concerto for Recorder in F major by Giuseppe Sammartini
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1730s ; London, England
12. Variations on "Gestern Abend war Vetter Michel da" by Carl Scheindienst
Performer: Lars Hannibal (Guitar), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: Romantic
13. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, B g5 "Devil's Trill": Allegro by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Lars Hannibal (Guitar)
14. Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in F minor by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer: David Petri (Cello), Hanne Petri (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: Baroque
15. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1725 ; Venice, Italy
16. Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1728 ; Venice, Italy
17. Norwegian Dances (4) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 35: no 2, Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Norway
18. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Largo "Pastorale" by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
19. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 18, Solvejg's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875 ; Norway
20. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 16, Anitra's Dance by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875/1892 ; Norway
21. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 3, Troll's March by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Norway
22. Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 360/Op. 1 no 2 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Keith Jarrett (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1726-1732 ; London, England
23. Moonchild's Dream by Thomas Koppel
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1991 ; Denmark
24. Nele's Dances by Thomas Koppel
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Lars Hannibal (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1992 ; Denmark
25. Sonata for 2 Flutes/Violins/Recorders in D minor by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer: Elizabeth Selin (Recorder), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: Baroque
26. Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino": 1st movement, allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1728 ; Venice, Italy
27. Concerto for Recorder, Op. 133: Lento by Malcolm Arnold
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1988 ; England
28. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alastair Ross (Organ), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
29. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Alastair Ross (Organ)
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
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