James Galway - Celebrating 70: A Collection Of Personal Favorites

Release Date: 7/28/2009
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88697422012
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
In celebration of his 70th birthday, James Galway selects for his fans a collection of his personal favorite songs – all on one CD for the first time. Consisting of 20 tracks and of over 70 minutes of music, these performances span his illustrious career and represent his entire catalogue. This new collection celebrates the career and depth of work of this legendary musician.

Flutist James Galway is internationally regarded as both a matchless interpreter of the classical repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose charismatic appeal crosses all musical boundaries. His unique sound, superb musicianship, and dazzling virtuosity have made him one of the most respected and sought after performing artists of our time. Through his albums, extensive touring and his numerous television appearances, he has endeared himself to millions worldwide.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble: I Solisti di Zagreb
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1725 ; Venice, Italy
2. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp ), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Paris, France
3. Le camp de Grandpré: Tambourin in F by François Joseph Gossec
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1793 ; France
4. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in C major, BWV 1033: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: James Galway (Flute), Phillip Moll (Harpsichord), Sarah Cunningham (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque
5. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915 ; Russia
6. Pink Panther: Theme by Henry Mancini
Performer: Henry Mancini (Piano), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; USA
7. Skylark by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer: Cleo Laine (Voice), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; USA
8. Carnival of Venice, Op. 77 by Giulio Briccialdi
Performer: Phillip Moll (Piano), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
9. Vielles danses françaises (5): no 5, Le Basque by Marin Marais
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
10. Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
11. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Russia
12. Andante and Rondo for 2 Flutes and Piano, Op. 25: 2nd movement, Allegretto con moto by Albert Franz Doppler
Performer: James Galway (Flute), Phillip Moll (Piano), Jeanne Galway (Flute)
Period: Romantic
13. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer: James Galway (Flute), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1892-1894 ; France
14. Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 94: 2nd movement, Allegro by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: James Galway (Flute), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
15. The Civil War: Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar
Performer: David Downes (Concertina), Frank Gallagher (Viola), David [Keyboards] Cooke (Keyboards), Brendan [celtic] Monaghan (Drums), James Galway (Flute), Phil Coulter (Piano), Dave Bryant (Percussion), Dave Bryant (Drums), Geraint [Guitar] Roberts (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1990 ; USA
16. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Jörg Faerber
Period: Baroque
17. Song of the Seashore by Tamezo Narita
Performer: James Galway (Flute), Ayako Shinozaki (Harp ), Susumu Miyashita (Koto)
Conductor: Hiroyuki Iwaki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tokyo String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
18. Music from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano: 1. Fugace by Claude Bolling
Performer: Jorge Gomez (Piano), Tebelio "Tony" Fonte (Bass Guitar), James Galway (Flute), Hilario Bell (Drums), Leandro Gonzales (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1973 ;
19. La vie en rose by Louis Guglielmi
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Vincent Fanuele
Orchestra/Ensemble: Galway Pops Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
20. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in C major, BWV 1033: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Sarah Cunningham (Bass Viola da gamba), James Galway (Flute), Phillip Moll (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
21. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915 ; Russia
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