THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC ON 100 CDs / Vol. 5

THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
ON 100 CDs

From Gregorian Chant
to Górecki
Int. Release 14 Oct. 2013
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Track List

EL 1: Sibelius: Symphony No.5; Finlandia; Tapiola; Valse triste

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82

Finlandia, Op.26, No.7

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:07:33

EL 2: Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860"; Central Park In The Dark; Three Places In New England / Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op.11

Charles Edward Ives (1874 - 1954)
Piano Sonata No.2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860"

Roberto Szidon, Walter Stangl

Roberto Szidon

Roberto Szidon, Dieter Sonntag

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

3 Places in New England

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas

Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

Total Playing Time 1:19:00

EL 3: Janácek: Taras Bulba; Concertino; Sinfonietta

Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928)
Taras Bulba, JW 6/15

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Concertino, JW 7/11

Rudolf Firkusny, Members of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Rudolf Firkusny, Members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Sinfonietta

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Total Playing Time 1:00:43

EL 4: Ravel: Boléro; Piano Concerto In G, Pavane pour une infante défunte; Ma mère l'oye

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Boléro, M. 81

Original Version, M. 81

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Piano Concerto In G Major, M. 83

Martha Argerich, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19

5.
0:00
6:37

Ma mère l'oye, M.60

Orchestral version

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Michael Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Michael Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:11:36

EL 5: Schoenberg: Transfigured Night, Op.4; Pierrot Lunaire, Op.21 / Webern: Six Pieces For Orchestra, Op.6; Symphony, Op.21

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Verklärte Nacht, Op.4

Version for String Sextet

LaSalle Quartet, Donald McInnes, Jonathan Pegis

Pierrot Lunaire, Op.21 (1912)

Part 1

Part 2

15.
0:00
1:08

Part 3

Christine Schäfer, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Anton Webern (1883 - 1945)
Six pieces for orchestra, Op.6

Original version (1909)

28.
0:00
1:30

Symphony, Op.21

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:21:52

EL 6: Berg: 3 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.6; Violin Concerto; Lyric Suite - 3 Pieces For String Orchestra

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
3 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.6

3.
0:00
10:02

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Violin Concerto

Henryk Szeryng, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Lyric Suite - 3 pieces for string orchestra

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:03:06

EL 7: Stravinsky: Petrouchka; Apollon Musagète (1947 Version); Circus Polka For A Young Elephant

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Petrouchka

Scene 1

Scene 2

Scene 3

Scene 4

Tamás Vásáry, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit

Apollon musagète (1947 version)

Premier Tableau (Prologue)

Second Tableau

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:11:49

EL 8: Stravinsky: Pulcinella; La sacre du printemps

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act

Revised Version of 1947

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Ryland Davies, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Teresa Berganza, Ryland Davies, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

17.
0:00
1:29

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Teresa Berganza, Ryland Davies, John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Le Sacre du Printemps

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration Of The Earth

Part 2: The Sacrifice

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:11:58

EL 9: Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 In D, Op.19; Piano Concerto No.3 In C, Op.26; Lieutenant Kijé, Symphonic Suite, Op.60

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Violin Concerto No. 1 In D Major, Op. 19

Shlomo Mintz, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26

Martha Argerich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Lieutenant Kijé, Symphonic Suite, Op.60

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:08:38

EL 10: Bartók: Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta; Concerto For Orchestra

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114 (Sz.106)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Concerto For Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel

Total Playing Time 1:09:26

EL 11: Hindemith: Mathis Der Maler / Weill: The Threepenny Opera - Suite / Pfitzner: Palestrina - Preludes / Busoni: Doktor Faust - Intermezzo

Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963)
Symphonie "Mathis der Maler"

Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg

Ferruccio Busoni (1866 - 1924)
Doktor Faust

First Scene

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Ferdinand Leitner

Hans Pfitzner (1869 - 1949)
Palestrina - Musical legend in three acts

Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950)
Suite for Wind Orchestra from "The Threepenny Opera" (1928)

London Sinfonietta, David Atherton

Total Playing Time 1:17:00

EL 12: Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 Op. 126; Symphony No. 5 In D Minor, Op. 47

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Cello Concerto No.2, Op.126

1.
0:00
13:55

Mstislav Rostropovich, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Symphony No.5 in D Minor, Op.47

6.
0:00
12:49

National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 1:18:52

EL 13: Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Horn And Strings, Op.31 / Delius: Two Pieces For Small Orchestra / Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On "Greensleeves"; The Lark Ascending

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31

1.
1:31

Dale Clevenger, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Robert Tear, Dale Clevenger, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

8.
1:42

Dale Clevenger, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Frederick Delius (1862 - 1934)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Pinchas Zukerman, English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Total Playing Time 55:13

EL 14: Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Falla: El amor brujo; 98 Nights In Spanish Garden

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999)
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra

2.
0:00
11:28

Narciso Yepes, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radiotelevisión Española, Odón Alonso

Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)
El Amor Brujo

Ballet by G. Martinez Sierra

London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

12.
0:00
1:04

London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

14.
0:00
4:29

London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

Noches en los jardines de España

Margrit Weber, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Total Playing Time 1:10:50

EL 15: Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; An American In Paris / Bernstein: "Candide" Overture; Symphonic Dances From "West Side Story"

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
1.
15:55

Siegfried Stockigt, Kurt Hiltawsky, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur

San Francisco Symphony, Seiji Ozawa

Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)
The Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler

"West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances

11.
0:00
1:55

12.
0:00
2:46

San Francisco Symphony, Seiji Ozawa

Total Playing Time 1:00:03

EL 16: Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
Turangalîla Symphonie

10.
0:00
7:44

Yvonne Loriod, Jeanne Loriod, Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung Whun Chung

Total Playing Time 1:18:32

EL 17: Boulez: Le marteau sans maitre / Stockhausen: Gruppen

Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016)
Le marteau sans maître

Hilary Summers, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 - 2007)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Friedrich Goldmann, Marcus Creed

Total Playing Time 1:01:00

EL 18: Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1 / Lutoslawski: Chain 3; Novelette / Ligeti: Chamber Concerto

Witold Lutoslawski (1913 - 1994)
Chain 3 for Orchestra (1986)

3.
0:00
2:12

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutoslawski

Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998)
Concerto grosso no.1 (1976-77)

Gidon Kremer, Tatjana Grindenko, Yuri Smirnov, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Heinrich Schiff

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006)
Chamber Concerto for 13 instrumentalists

13.
0:00
3:33

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Witold Lutoslawski (1913 - 1994)
Novelette for Orchestra (1979)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutoslawski

Total Playing Time 1:16:06

EL 19: Gorecki: Symphony No. 3 "Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs"

Henryk Górecki (1933 - 2010)
Symphony No.3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"

Joanna Koslowska, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazimierz Kord

Total Playing Time 58:52

EL 20: Reich: Six Pianos / Adams: Shaker Loops / Glass: Violin Concerto

Steve Reich (1936 - )
Steve Chambers, James Preiss, Russ Hartenberger, Bob Becker, Steve Reich, Glen Velez

John Adams (1947 - )
Shaker loops

San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart

Philip Glass (1937 - )
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra

Gidon Kremer, Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnányi

Total Playing Time 1:15:36