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

THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
ON 100 CDs

From Gregorian Chant
to Górecki
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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

7.
20:13

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

4.
5:53

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

5.
3:09

6.
3:08

7.
4:11

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

Sinfonietta, JW 6/18

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

2.
8:45

3.
9:34

4.
3:55

Martha Argerich, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19

5.
6:37

Ma mère l'Oye, M. 60

Orchestral version

6.
3:28

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Michael Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

10.
4:45

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

7.
1:38

8.
1:12

11.
1:54

Part 2

13.
2:05

15.
1:08

16.
1:47

17.
0:17

18.
2:10

19.
2:12

Part 3

20.
2:04

21.
1:06

22.
1:20

23.
0:55

24.
2:23

25.
1:40

26.
1:32

Christine Schäfer, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

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

Original version (1909)

27.
1:05

28.
1:30

29.
0:50

31.
2:22

32.
1:38

Symphony, Op.21

34.
3:12

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

1.
5:30

2.
5:32

3.
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

2.
2:55

Scene 2

Scene 3

Scene 4

11.
1:30

12.
0:43

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

Revised Version of 1947

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Ryland Davies, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

5.
1:00

6.
1:14

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

13.
1:13

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

15.
0:55

17.
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)

Pt. 1: "L'adoration de la terre"

20.
3:11

23.
3:40

Pt. 2: "Le 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

1.
10:02

3.
8:08

Shlomo Mintz, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

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

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

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

Martha Argerich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Lieutenant Kijé, Symphonic Suite, Op.60

8.
4:11

10.
2:44

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)

2.
7:37

3.
7:42

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"

1.
8:30

2.
4:15

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)

13.
2:42

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.
13:55

2.
4:20

3.
14:54

Mstislav Rostropovich, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Symphony No.5 in D Minor, Op.47

4.
15:29

5.
5:36

6.
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

12.
13:34

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.
11:28

Narciso Yepes, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radiotelevisión Española, Odón Alonso

Manuel de Falla Matheu (1876 - 1946)
El Amor Brujo

Ballet by G. Martinez Sierra

London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

7.
0:13

12.
1:04

London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

14.
4:29

London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, García Navarro

Noches en los jardines de España

18.
4:46

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

4.
4:21

5.
3:36

6.
1:29

7.
2:26

8.
0:55

10.
3:30

11.
1:55

12.
2:46

San Francisco Symphony, Seiji Ozawa

Total Playing Time 1:00:03

EL 16: Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
Turangalîla Symphonie

1.
6:25

10.
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)

1.
4:42

2.
4:59

3.
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.
3:33

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

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

14.
1:45

15.
2:58

16.
3:38

17.
2:10

18.
6:58

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 - )
1.
24:23

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

6.
6:37

7.
8:46

Gidon Kremer, Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnányi

Total Playing Time 1:15:36