4 Elements: Classical Music of Fire, Water, Air & Earth

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  • Release Date: 9/9/2008
  • Label: Berlin Classics
  • UPC: 782124845926
  • Catalog Number: 184592

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2), Op. 8/2, RV 315: Presto - Antonio Vivaldi & Camerata Bern (2:30)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
  2. 2 Symphony No. 59 in A major ("Fire"), H. 1/59: Andante più tosto. Allegretto - Franz Joseph Haydn & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra (6:09)
    Composed byFranz Joseph Haydn
    Conducted byHartmut Haenchen
    Performed byCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen
  3. 3 Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): Dream of a Witches' Sabbath. Larthetto - Allegro - - Hector Berlioz & Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra (10:46)
    Composed byHector Berlioz
    Conducted byHerbert Kegel
    Performed byDresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert Kegel
  4. 4 Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Act 3. Intermezzo - Georges Bizet & Herbert Kegel (2:12)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byHerbert Kegel
    Performed byHerbert Kegel, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
  5. 5 Feux d'artifices, prelude for piano, L. 123/12 - Claude Debussy & Cécile Ousset (4:42)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
  6. 6 Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy gore), symphonic poem, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov & Modest Mussorgsky (11:48)
    Composed byModest Mussorgsky
    Conducted byJörg-Peter Weigle
    Performed byDresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Jörg-Peter Weigle
  7. 7 Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: No. 6 in D major - Johannes Brahms & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (3:37)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
    Conducted byVáclav Neumann
    Performed byLeipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Václav Neumann
  8. 8 L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2: Höllentanz des Königs Kastschej - Igor Stravinsky & Dresden Staatskapelle (4:48)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRudolf Kempe
    Performed byDresden Staatskapelle, Rudolf Kempe
  9. 9 Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind - Richard Wagner & Theo Adam (15:11)
    Composed byRichard Wagner
    Conducted byOtmar Suitner
    Performed byTheo Adam, Staatskapelle Berlin, Otmar Suitner
Disc 2
  1. 1 Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast No. 2), JB 1:112/2 - Bedrich Smetana & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (12:53)
    Composed byBedrich Smetana
    Conducted byVáclav Neumann
    Performed byLeipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Václav Neumann
  2. 2 The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Waltz - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (6:03)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byHeinz Rogner
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Rogner
  3. 3 Water Music Suite No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Overture. Largo - Allegro - George Frideric Handel & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra (3:27)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byHartmut Haenchen
    Performed byCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen
  4. 4 Water Music Suite No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Overture. Adagio e staccato - George Frideric Handel & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra (2:46)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byHartmut Haenchen
    Performed byCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen
  5. 5 Overture: Alster Echo, for 4 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in F major, TWV 55:F11: Der Schwanen Gesang. Grave - Georg Philipp Telemann & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra (3:38)
    Composed byGeorg Philipp Telemann
    Conducted byHartmut Haenchen
    Performed byCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen
  6. 6 Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180 - Frédéric Chopin & Marc Laforet (5:12)
    Composed byFrédéric Chopin
  7. 7 Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra): Une barque sur l'océan - Maurice Ravel & Cécile Ousset (7:57)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
  8. 8 The Swan of Tuonela, tone poem for orchestra (Lemminkäinen Suite No. 3), Op. 22/3 - Jean Sibelius & Paavo Berglund (9:03)
    Composed byJean Sibelius
    Conducted byPaavo Berglund
    Performed byPaavo Berglund, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  9. 9 Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in G major ("Regen"), Op. 78: Vivace ma non troppo - Johannes Brahms & Gunter Kootz (11:04)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
  10. 10 Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 112 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (6:40)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Conducted byHelmut Koch
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Chorus, Helmut Koch
Disc 3
  1. 1 Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: Gewitter, Sturm. Allegro - Ludwig van Beethoven & Herbert Blomstedt (3:44)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Conducted byHerbert Blomstedt
    Performed byHerbert Blomstedt, Dresden Staatskapelle
  2. 2 Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem - Ludwig van Beethoven & Herbert Blomstedt (9:57)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Conducted byHerbert Blomstedt
    Performed byHerbert Blomstedt, Dresden Staatskapelle
  3. 3 The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan) - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (3:17)
    Composed byNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Conducted byGerhard Wiesenhutter
    Performed byLeipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Gerhard Wiesenhutter
  4. 4 Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: Andante cantabile - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Dresden Staatskapelle (8:14)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byOtmar Suitner
    Performed byDresden Staatskapelle, Otmar Suitner
  5. 5 Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ("Tempest"), Op. 31/2: Allegretto - Ludwig van Beethoven & Dieter Zechlin (6:24)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
  6. 6 Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection"): "Urlicht". Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht - Gustav Mahler & Uta Priew (4:15)
    Composed byGustav Mahler
    Conducted byOtmar Suitner
    Performed byUta Priew, Staatskapelle Berlin, Otmar Suitner
  7. 7 Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 - Claude Debussy & Peter Rösel (4:57)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
  8. 8 Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3) - Franz Liszt & Jutta Zoff (5:16)
    Composed byFranz Liszt
  9. 9 Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7 - Robert Schumann & Andreas Pistorius (2:57)
    Composed byRobert Schumann
  10. 10 Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: Adagietto. Sehr langsam - Gustav Mahler & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (10:01)
    Composed byGustav Mahler
    Conducted byGunther Herbig
    Performed byBerlin Symphony Orchestra, Gunther Herbig
Disc 4
  1. 1 Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: Erwachen heitere Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf - Ludwig van Beethoven & Herbert Blomstedt (9:35)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Conducted byHerbert Blomstedt
    Performed byHerbert Blomstedt, Dresden Staatskapelle
  2. 2 L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 2, from the incidental music (arranged by Ernest Guirard): Pastorale - Georges Bizet & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:18)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byHeinz Rogner
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Rogner
  3. 3 Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86 - Claude Debussy & Dresden Staatskapelle (9:31)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Conducted byOtmar Suitner
    Performed byDresden Staatskapelle, Otmar Suitner
  4. 4 Rhapsodie espagnole, for orchestra (or 2 pianos): Prélude à la nuit - Maurice Ravel & Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra (4:46)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
    Conducted byJörg-Peter Weigle
    Performed byDresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Jörg-Peter Weigle
  5. 5 Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan"): Langsam. Schleppend. Wie ein Naturlaut - Gustav Mahler & Dresden Staatskapelle (13:32)
    Composed byGustav Mahler
    Conducted byOtmar Suitner
    Performed byDresden Staatskapelle, Otmar Suitner
  6. 6 In the Steppes of Central Asia (V sredney Azii), musical picture for orchestra - Dresden Staatskapelle & Alexander Borodin (8:02)
    Composed byAlexander Borodin
    Conducted byKurt Sanderling
    Performed byDresden Staatskapelle, Kurt Sanderling
  7. 7 Z ceských luhu a háju (From Bohemia's Woods and Fields), symphonic poem (Má Vlast No. 4), JB 1:112/4 - Bedrich Smetana & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (13:11)
    Composed byBedrich Smetana
    Conducted byVáclav Neumann
    Performed byLeipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Václav Neumann
  8. 8 Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), waltz for orchestra, Op. 388 (RV 388) - Johann Strauss II & Carl von Garaguly (8:29)
    Composed byJohann Strauss II
    Conducted byCarl von Garaguly
    Performed byCarl von Garaguly, Members of the Dresden Staatskapelle
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