THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC ON 100 CDs / Vol. 4

THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
ON 100 CDs

From Gregorian Chant
to Górecki
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Track List

EL 1: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 Op.23; Violin Concerto Op.35

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23, TH.55

Martha Argerich, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit

Violin Concerto in D, Op.35, TH. 59

Nathan Milstein, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:07:49

EL 2: Wagner: Overtures & Preludes

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63

1.
0:00
10:28

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Lohengrin, WWV 75

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96

3.
0:00
9:54

Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik

Parsifal, WWV 111

4.
0:00
13:54

Concert version

Act 3

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Eugen Jochum

Tannhäuser, WWV 70

6.
0:00
12:21

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Otto Gerdes

Total Playing Time 1:08:35

EL 3: Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Highlights)

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Das Rheingold, WWV 86A

Erste Szene

Helen Donath, Edda Moser, Anna Reynolds, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Vierte Szene

Josephine Veasey, Helen Donath, Edda Moser, Anna Reynolds, Donald Grobe, Gerhard Stolze, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Act 1

Jon Vickers, Gundula Janowitz, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Act 3

Lilo Brockhaus, Carlotta Ordassy, Barbro Ericson, Cvetka Ahlin, Helga Jenckel, Liselotte Rebmann, Danica Mastilovic, Ingrid Steger, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Thomas Stewart, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Siegfried, WWV 86C

Act 2

Jess Thomas, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Catherine Gayer, Jess Thomas, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Act 3

Helga Dernesch, Catherine Gayer, Oralia Dominguez, Gerhard Stolze, Jess Thomas, Zoltan Kelemen, Thomas Stewart, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D

Act 3

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Helga Dernesch, Karl Ridderbusch, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:16:46

EL 4: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Highlights

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Act 1

Birgit Nilsson, Christa Ludwig, Peter Schreier, Wolfgang Windgassen, Eberhard Waechter, Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Birgit Nilsson, Christa Ludwig, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Act 2

Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Christa Ludwig, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Birgit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Christa Ludwig, Eberhard Waechter, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Act 3

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Wolfgang Windgassen, Eberhard Waechter, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Birgit Nilsson, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Total Playing Time 1:16:55

EL 5: Verdi: Aida - Highlights

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Act 1

Plácido Domingo, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Ruggero Raimondi, Pierre Palla, Plácido Domingo, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Katia Ricciarelli, Elena Obraztsova, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Katia Ricciarelli, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Nicolai Ghiaurov, Plácido Domingo, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Act 2

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Elena Obraztsova, Katia Ricciarelli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Leo Nucci, Ruggero Raimondi, Plácido Domingo, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Act 3

Katia Ricciarelli, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Katia Ricciarelli, Leo Nucci, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Act 4

Katia Ricciarelli, Plácido Domingo, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado

Katia Ricciarelli, Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Total Playing Time 1:03:34

EL 6: Verdi: Rigoletto (Highlights)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Preludio

Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Act 1

Plácido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Piero Cappuccilli, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Piero Cappuccilli, Ileana Cotrubas, Hanna Schwarz, Plácido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Ileana Cotrubas, Walter Gullino, Dirk Sagemüller, Luigi De Corato, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Act 2

Plácido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Audrey Michael, Walter Gullino, Piero Cappuccilli, Luigi De Corato, Dirk Sagemüller, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini, Wiener Staatsopernchor

Piero Cappuccilli, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Ileana Cotrubas, Piero Cappuccilli, Anton Scharinger, Kurt Moll, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Piero Cappuccilli, Ileana Cotrubas, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Act 3

Plácido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Ileana Cotrubas, Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo, Piero Cappuccilli, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Ileana Cotrubas, Piero Cappuccilli, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Total Playing Time 1:00:52

EL 7: Verdi: La Traviata (Highlights)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La Traviata

Act 1

1.
0:00
3:37

Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Ileana Cotrubas, Stefania Malagu, Walter Gullino, Plácido Domingo, Bruno Grella, Alfredo Giacomotti, Giovanni Foiani, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München

Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Ileana Cotrubas, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Act 2

Plácido Domingo, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Act 2

Walter Gullino, Sherrill Milnes, Bayerisches Staatsopernorchester, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor, Carlos Kleiber

Act 2

Ileana Cotrubas, Sherrill Milnes, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Plácido Domingo, Walter Gullino, Paul Winter, Sherrill Milnes, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Sherrill Milnes, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Stefania Malagu, Alfredo Giacomotti, Giovanni Foiani, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Stefania Malagu, Alfredo Giacomotti, Giovanni Foiani, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Stefania Malagu, Walter Gullino, Giovanni Foiani, Alfredo Giacomotti, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Act 3

16.
0:00
3:37

Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Ileana Cotrubas, Helena Jungwirth, Giovanni Foiani, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Ileana Cotrubas, Bayerisches Staatsopernorchester, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor, Carlos Kleiber

Act 3

Helena Jungwirth, Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Bayerisches Staatsopernorchester, Carlos Kleiber, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor

Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Carlos Kleiber, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor, Bayerisches Staatsopernorchester

Act 3

Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Act 3

Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Bayerisches Staatsopernorchester, Carlos Kleiber, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor

Act 3

Ileana Cotrubas, Helena Jungwirth, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Giovanni Foiani, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

Total Playing Time 1:10:58

EL 8: Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 - "Organ Symphony" / Franck: Symphony In D Minor

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Symphony No.3 in C Minor, Op.78, R.176 - "Organ Symphony"

Gaston Litaize, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Symphony in D minor, FWV 48

5.
10:06

Alain Denis, Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Total Playing Time 1:14:30

EL 9: Glinka: Ruslan And Ludmilla - Overture / Balakirev: Islamey / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances / Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exibition

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804 - 1857)
Ruslan And Lyudmila

Act 1

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837 - 1910)
Islamey

Mikhail Pletnev

Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887)
Prince Igor

Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov

Act 2

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Torgny Sporsen, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Gothenburg Symphony Chorus

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Pictures At An Exhibition

Orch. Ravel

6.
0:00
2:39

11.
0:00
2:40

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Total Playing Time 1:01:19

EL 10: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35; Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
Scheherazade, Op.35

Joseph Silverstein, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Total Playing Time 1:00:35

EL 11: Mahler: Symphony No.1; Songs Of A Wayfarer

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Symphony No.1 In D Major

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Total Playing Time 1:06:00

EL 12: Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:13:29

EL 13: Debussy: Nocturnes; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; La Mer

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Nocturnes, L.91

orchestral version

1.
8:36

2.
7:01

Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

3.
10:01

Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim, Choeur de femmes de orchestre de paris

La Mer, L.109

Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim

Total Playing Time 1:00:00

EL 14: Debussy: Suite bergamansque; 12 Préludes

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Préludes / Book 1, L. 117

7.
2:13

Préludes - Book 2, L.123

Dino Ciani

Suite bergamasque, L. 75

14.
0:00
3:30

Tamás Vásáry

Total Playing Time 1:03:13

EL 15: Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30, TrV 176

Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Michel Schwalbé

Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Thomas Brandis, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Total Playing Time 1:07:44

EL 16: Strauss, R.: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24; Capriccio, Op. 85; Vier letzte Lieder

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Staatskapelle Dresden, Karl Böhm

Capriccio, Op.85, TrV 279

Letzte Szene

Gundula Janowitz, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Karl Böhm, Wladimir Haag

Gundula Janowitz, Karl Christian Kohn, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Karl Böhm, Wladimir Haag

Gundula Janowitz, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Karl Böhm, Wladimir Haag

Gundula Janowitz, Karl Christian Kohn, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Karl Böhm, Wladimir Haag

Vier letzte Lieder, TrV 296

Gundula Janowitz, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:05:15

EL 17: Puccini: La Bohème - Highlights

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson, Paul Plishka, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson, Paul Plishka, James Busterud, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Act 1

Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Jerry Hadley, Angelina Reaux, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Act 1

Jerry Hadley, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, James Busterud, Thomas Hampson, Paul Plishka, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Act 2

Paul Plishka, James Busterud, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Leonard Bernstein, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, James Busterud, Barbara Daniels, Paul Plishka, Jerry Hadley, Angelina Reaux, Gimi Beni

11.
5:40

Barbara Daniels, Thomas Hampson, Gimi Beni, Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, James Busterud, Paul Plishka, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Barbara Daniels, Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, James Busterud, Thomas Hampson, Paul Plishka, Gimi Beni, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Act 3

Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Act 3

Jerry Hadley, Angelina Reaux, Thomas Hampson, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Act 4

Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Act 4

19.
2:57

Jerry Hadley, James Busterud, Angelina Reaux, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein

Total Playing Time 1:05:52

EL 18: Puccini: Tosca - Highlights; "Nessun dorma"

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

José Carreras, Gottfried Hornik, Fernando Corena, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

José Carreras, Fernando Corena, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Heinz Zednik, Ruggero Raimondi, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Schoeneberger Saengerknaben, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Act 2

Ruggero Raimondi, Katia Ricciarelli, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras, Heinz Zednik, Ruggero Raimondi, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Katia Ricciarelli, Ruggero Raimondi, Victor von Halem, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Katia Ricciarelli, Ruggero Raimondi, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Act 3

Victor von Halem, José Carreras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

José Carreras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras, Victor von Halem, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Katia Ricciarelli, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Katia Ricciarelli, Heinz Zednik, Victor von Halem, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Schoeneberger Saengerknaben, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Turandot

Act 3

Plácido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Staatsopernchor

Total Playing Time 1:13:16

EL 19: Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, Op.36 / Holst: The Planets, Op.32

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Variations On An Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma"

London Symphony Orchestra, Eugen Jochum

Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
The Planets, Op.32

Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg

Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg, New England Conservatory Chorus

Total Playing Time 1:18:06

EL 20: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 / Scriabin: Symphony No.4 Op.54 "Le Poeme De L'Extase"

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30

Tamás Vásáry, London Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Ahronovitch

Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
Glenn Dicterow, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Total Playing Time 1:04:42