The Instruments Of The Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann

Release Date: 12/3/2002
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8558040-46
Number of Discs: 7

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This selection features portraits of individual instruments in many contexts and in works from the Middle Ages to the present. Text written and narrated by Jeremy Siepmann.
Includes work(s) by various composers.
Works on This Recording
1. Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
2. Domna, pos vos ay chausida by Anonymous
Conductor: Michael Posch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Oni Wytars, Ensemble Unicorn
Period: Medieval
Written: 13th Century ;
3. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 7 in A major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: István Bogár
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
4. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Austria
5. L'histoire du soldat: Devil's Dance by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Jonathan Keeble (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor: Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918 ; Switzerland
6. Csárdás by Traditional
Conductor: Ferenc Sántá
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ferenc Sánta Gypsy Orchestra
7. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1725 ; Venice, Italy
8. Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Romantic
9. Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; France
10. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Ilya Kaler (Violin), Ilya [Violin] Kaler (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Italy
11. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3rd movement, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Pichlmeier (Violin), Corinne Chapelle (Violin), Daniel Rothert (Recorder), Karl Kaiser (Flute), Robert [keyboards] Hill (Harpsichord), Eva Morsbach (Recorder), Nadja Schubert (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
12. Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op posth "Quartettsatz": Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kodály String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1820 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 7th movement, Viennese Waltz by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Richard Studt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; England
14. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 4 - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935-1936 ; Paris, France
15. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor: Keith Clark
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
16. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor: András Ligeti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concentus Hungaricus
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Andante assai by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; Paris, France
18. Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Suite by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Conductor: Vasily Jelvakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938/1969 ; USSR
19. Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock
Conductor: Richard Studt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ; England
20. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935-1936 ; Paris, France
21. Symphony no 4 in G major: 2nd movement, In gemächlicher Bewegung by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Lynda Russell (Violin)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Vienna, Austria
22. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Mars by Gustav Holst
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1916 ; England
23. Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 2nd movement, Fuga by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Lucy Van Dael (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
24. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 4 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: István Bogár
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
25. Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
26. Boléro: Excerpt(s) by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; France
27. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Austria
28. Duets (44) for 2 Violins, Sz 98: no 1, Teasing Song "Párositó" by Béla Bartók
Performer: György Pauk (Violin), Kazuki Sawa (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; Budapest, Hungary
29. Duets (44) for 2 Violins, Sz 98: no 2, Maypole Dance by Béla Bartók
Performer: György Pauk (Violin), Kazuki Sawa (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; Budapest, Hungary
30. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alexander Jablokov (Violin), Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor: Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
31. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan": 1st movement, Langsam schleppend by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ; Leipzig, Germany
32. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 11, Act 2 - Entr'acte and scène by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889 ; Russia
33. Ma mère l'oye: Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Kenneth Jean
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908-1910 ; France
34. Firebird Suite: Introduction by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; USA
35. Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1896 ; Germany
36. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 4th movement, Romance by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Richard Studt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; England
37. Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 1, Dawn by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944-1945 ; England
38. Elfenreigen by J. "Pepi" Hellmesberger
Conductor: Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Göttingen Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
39. Concerto for Viola in G major, TV 51 no G 9: 2nd movement, Allegro by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor: Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1716-1721 ; Frankfurt, Germany
40. Gayaneh: Suite by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor: Andrei Anikhanov
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; USSR
41. Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Myer Fredman
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; England
42. Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Alan Smale (Violin), Alexander Rudin (Cello), Lars Anders Tomter (Viola)
Conductor: Gerhard Markson
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897 ; Germany
43. Harold en Italie, Op. 16: 4th movement by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Igor Gruppman (Violin), Rivka Golani (Viola)
Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Orchestra/Ensemble: San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834 ; France
44. Cypresses for String Quartet, B 152: Excerpt(s) by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vlach String Quartet Prague
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
45. Symphony no 4 in G major: 3rd movement, Ruhevoll by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Lynda Russell (Violin)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Vienna, Austria
46. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Finale by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Winifried Rademacher (Violin), Christian Hommel (Oboe), Jürgen Schuster (Trumpet), Nadja Schubert (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1710 ; ?Weimar, Germany
47. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Csaba Onczay (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
48. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Bereite dir, Jesu, noch itzo die Bahn by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor: Mátyás Antal
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
49. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 4th movement, Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
50. Elfentanz, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer: Ni Hai-Ye (Cello), Hélène Jeanney (Piano)
Period: Romantic
51. Flamenco by Huguety Tagell
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello), Bernd Glemser (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
52. Suite for Cello solo by Gaspar Cassadó
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ; Spain
53. Pieces (2) for Cello and Piano, Op. 2: no 2, Oriental Dance by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello), Bernd Glemser (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
54. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 2nd movement, Andante con moto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
55. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Hasmik Papian (Soprano), Manfred Fink (Tenor), Ruxandra Donose (Mezzo Soprano), Claudio Otelli (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824 ; Vienna, Austria
56. Carnival of the animals: no 5, Elephants by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
57. Elegy no 1 in D major by Giovanni Bottesini
Performer: Andrew Burashko (Piano), Joel Quarrington (Double Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; Italy
58. Grande Allegro di Concerto ‘alla Mendelssohn’ by Giovanni Bottesini
Performer: Joel Quarrington (Double Bass), Andrew Burashko (Piano)
Period: Romantic
59. Capiccio di Bravura in A major by Giovanni Bottesini
Performer: Joel Quarrington (Double Bass), Andrew Burashko (Piano)
Period: Romantic
60. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan": 3rd movement, Feierlich und gemessen by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
61. Symphony no 3 in D minor: 1st movement, Kräftig by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1896 ; Hamburg, Germany
62. Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Wedding by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; Paris, France
63. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 3 - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935-1936 ; Paris, France
64. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 3rd movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
65. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune: Excerpt(s) by Claude Debussy
Performer: Judy Loman (Harp ), Nora Shulman (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
66. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Jaroslav Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
67. Sa' dâwi by Traditional
Conductor: Thomas Wimmer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Accentus
Period: Medieval
68. Chamber Music no 2, Op. 41 by Aulis Sallinen
Performer: Hanna Juutilainen (Alto Flute)
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble: Finnish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1976 ; Finland
69. Suite no 1 for small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917-1925 ; France
70. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 11, Act 2 - Scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892 ; Russia
71. Naelden, naelden by Josquin Baston
Performer: Andreas Edlund
Conductor: Sven Berger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Convivium Musicum
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
72. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80: Wie selig sind doch by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: István Gáti (Bass), József Mukk (Tenor), Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor: Mátyás Antal
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1744 ; Leipzig, Germany
73. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvořák
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
74. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Petri Sakari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1897 ; Finland
75. Symphony no 22 in E flat major, H 1 no 22 "Philosopher": 1st movement, Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1764 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
76. The Egyptian: Violence by Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; USA
77. Taras Bulba: The Death of Ostap by Leoš Janáček
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915-1918 ; Brno, Czech Republic
78. Pétrouchka: Dance of the Peasant and the Bear by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911/1947 ; Switzerland
79. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 5th movement, Witch's Sabbath by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; France
80. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 2 - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935-1936 ; Paris, France
81. Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 2, Almería by Isaac Albeniz
Conductor: Kenneth Jean
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; France
82. Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Melodrama by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Arkady Mishenkin (Tenor), Elena Okolycheva (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Igor Golovchin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Russia
83. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: The Cat by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; USSR
84. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Thea King (Clarinet)
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
85. Háry János, Op. 15: Suite - no 4, Battle & Defeat of Napoleon by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor: Mátyás Antal
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ; Hungary
86. L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 - 2nd movement, Menuet by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Anthony Bramall
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
87. Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss Jr.
Period: Romantic
Written: 1870 ; Vienna, Austria
88. La naissance d'Osiris: Excerpt(s) by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor: Mary Térey-Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Savaria
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1754 ; France
89. The Protecting Veil: Section 1 by John Tavener
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987 ; England
90. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
91. Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19: 2nd movement, Scherzo "Vivacissimo" by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1916-1917 ; Russia
92. Overture-Suite for Recorder, Strings and Basso Continuo in A minor, TV 55 no a 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor: Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
93. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3rd movement, Andante-Più adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1881 ; Austria
94. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
95. Overture-Suite for Recorder, Strings and Basso Continuo in A minor, TV 55 no a 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor: Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
96. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3rd movement, Andante-Più adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1881 ; Austria
97. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
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