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Classical 2011
     

Classical 2011

 
The two-disc set Classical 2011 features 40 tracks of classical pieces, usually single movements from larger works, taken from EMI's deep archives. With very few exceptions, the performances are by top-notch artists in the repertoire for which they are best known, so the quality is high. The collection is heavily weighted toward vocal music, with about half of

Overview

The two-disc set Classical 2011 features 40 tracks of classical pieces, usually single movements from larger works, taken from EMI's deep archives. With very few exceptions, the performances are by top-notch artists in the repertoire for which they are best known, so the quality is high. The collection is heavily weighted toward vocal music, with about half of its tracks devoted to opera and song, featuring singers like Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, and Mirella Freni. Orchestral music is also prominent, particularly concertos; soloists include violinists Nigel Kennedy and Sarah Chang, flutist Emmanuel Pahud, and pianists Leif Ove Andsnes and Evgeny Kissin. Among pianists playing solo works are Yundi, Gabriela Montero, and Alexandre Tharaud. The pieces come mostly from the Romantic, post-Romantic, and early Modern eras, but there are several Baroque movements, and even one contemporary work , a lyrical excerpt from Thomas Adès' 2004 opera "The Tempest." All but a handful of the performances were recorded in the 21st century so the sound quality is very good. Listeners who purchase the CD should be aware that the pages of the accompanying booklet are printed in the wrong order, so the track listing is an almost indecipherable jumble of misinformation and should be ignored; the track listing on the back of the CD case is correct.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2011
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099909757721
catalogNumber:
97577
Rank:
217973

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Carmen, opera: L'amour est un enfant Bohème (Habanera, original v

    1. L'amour est un enfant Bohème (Habanera, original version)  (03:38)
  2. Tosca, opera: Rocondita armonia

    1. Rocondita armonia  (02:57)
  3. Semiramide, opera: Bel raggio lusinghier

    1. Bel raggio lusinghier  (06:14)
  4. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1. [Allegro]

    1. 1. [Allegro]  (03:50)
  5. O Waly, Waly, folk song  (04:38)
  6. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  (04:32)
  7. A Gaelic Blessing ("Deep Peace"), for chorus & orchestra  (03:31)
  8. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 6), Op. 3/6, RV 356: 3. Presto

    1. 3. Presto  (02:33)
  9. Malagueña for voice & piano  (04:00)
  10. Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33: Variation 7 & Coda

    1. Variation 7 & Coda  (02:15)
  11. Moment musical for piano in F minor ("Air russe"), D. 780/3 (Op. 94/3)  (02:14)
  12. Farnace, opera in 3 acts, RV 711: Ricordate che sei

    1. Ricordate che sei  (03:45)
  13. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  (04:36)
  14. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana

    1. Ebben? Ne andrò lontana  (04:56)
  15. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Quanto è bella

    1. Quanto è bella  (02:30)
  16. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 1. Allegro con spirito

    1. 1. Allegro con spirito  (06:09)
  17. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma

    1. Nessun dorma  (02:53)

Disc 2

  1. Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Inflammatus et accensus

    1. Inflammatus et accensus  (04:47)
  2. Amor ("An dem Feuer sass das Kind Amor"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/5 (TrV 235/5)  (03:06)
  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16: 3. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato

    1. 3. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato  (06:39)
  4. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 3. Finale: Allegro energico

    1. 3. Finale: Allegro energico  (07:08)
  5. Aquarela do Brasil (Brazil), song for voice & ensemble  (04:21)
  6. Réminiscences de Don Juan, for 2 pianos (after Mozart: Don Giovanni), S. 656 (LW C26): 4. Presto

    1. 4. Presto  (03:23)
  7. La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47: Del ciglio dolente

    1. Del ciglio dolente  (02:31)
  8. Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13: No. 1 in D / No. 2 in G / No. 3 in D flat

    1. No. 1 in D / No. 2 in G / No. 3 in D flat  (02:32)
  9. Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra (adapted from Intermezzo of "Cavalleria Rusticana")  (05:01)
  10. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: 2. Largo

    1. 2. Largo  (06:39)
  11. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond

    1. Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond  (03:19)
  12. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla

    1. O soave fanciulla  (03:50)
  13. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212  (02:02)
  14. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Dovunque al mondo

    1. Dovunque al mondo  (03:11)
  15. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Super vorreste

    1. Super vorreste  (02:17)
  16. L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Pur ti miro

    1. Pur ti miro  (04:13)
  17. L'amico Fritz, opera (commedia lyrica) in 3 acts: Suzel, bon dì

    1. Suzel, bon dì  (04:18)
  18. String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"), D. 810: 3. Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio

    1. 3. Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio  (04:00)
  19. The Tempest, opera in 3 acts: Who was here?

    1. Who was here?  (03:25)
  20. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Pas de deux - Coda

    1. Pas de deux - Coda  (01:23)

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