Classical Discovery - The History Of Classical Music

Release Date: 8/11/2009
Catalog Number: BC0184622
Number of Discs: 12

Physical Format:

CD
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$59.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Baltimore Consort/Il Complesso Barocco/E. Power Biggs: organ/Amsterdam Bach Soloists/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/ Berlin Chamber Orchestra/Dresden Staatskapelle/Grace Bumbry: mezzo-soprano/Igor Oistrakh: violin/Ronn McFarlane: lute/Cécile Ousset: piano/Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Sanderling: conductors/and many more!

Selections by Hildegard von Bingen, Dufay, Ockeghem, Palestrina, Di Lasso, Dowland, Monteverdi, Schütz, J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, Couperin, D. Scarlatti, Rameau, Haydn, Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Paganini, Weber, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Donizetti, Wagner, J. Strauss, Liszt, Offenbach, Brahms, Verdi, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Smetana, Mussorgsky, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Bruckner, Franck, Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler, Lehár, Debussy, Elgar, Ives, Schönberg, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Ravel, Puccini, Gershwin, Berg, Shostakovich, Orff, R. Strauss, Bernstein, Messiaen, Britten, Schnittke, Riley, and more

Classical Discovery offers an ideal package, providing an overview of classical music and its history in an entertaining and easy-to-understand form. In a lavishly presented cloth-bound book, accompanied by 12 CDs with over 900 minutes of playing time, Classical Discovery tells the story of the classics in word, music, and images from its earliest days until modern times. With Classical Discovery, anyone can gain entry to the world of classical music, whether for the first time or to gain new insights and perspectives.

• High-quality hardcover cloth-bound book with a fine bookmark and over 150 beautifully styled pages. • Includes notes and pictures on important composers, personalities, and events of contemporary history. • Over 900 minutes of music, with whole movements or complete works, in chronological order.
Works on This Recording
2. O spectabiles viri by Hildegard of Bingen
Period: Medieval
Written: 12th Century ; Germany
3. Ave maris stella by Anonymous
Period: Medieval
4. Unter den linden by Walther von der Vogelweide
Period: Medieval
5. Gloria by Guillaume Dufay
6. Fantasia by Luis de Milan
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Spain
7. Ave Maria by Giovanni Palestrina
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
8. Prophetiae Sibyllarum sibylla persica by Orlando de Lassus
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
9. Le gratie d'amore: La catena d'amore by Cesare Negri Milanesi
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1602 ; Italy
10. Madrigali spirituali a 5: Padre del cielo, hor ch'atra nube il calle by Luca Marenzio
Written: 1584 ; Venice
11. In darkness let mee dwell by John Dowland
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1610 ; England
12. Geistlicher Concerten: Hodie completi sunt, SSWV 314 by Samuel Scheidt
Period: Baroque
13. Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9: Wen will uns scheiden, SWV 330 by Heinrich Schütz
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1639 ; Dresden, Germany
14. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": no 2, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708 ; Mühlhausen, Germany
15. Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
16. Saint John Passion, SWV 481: Excerpt(s) by Heinrich Schütz
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1692-97 ; Germany
17. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708 ; Germany
18. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
19. Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin: no 11, La poule by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1730 ; France
20. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ;
21. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che puro ciel! by Christoph W. Gluck
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1781-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Bravo, signor padrone!...Se vuol ballare by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
24. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1801 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
27. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Germany
28. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
29. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Czech Republic
31. Pictures at an exhibition: Promenade by Modest Mussorgsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
32. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Czech Republic
33. Pictures at an exhibition: Promenade by Modest Mussorgsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
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