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 ofSee more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2011
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099909757721
catalogNumber:
97577
Rank:
234161

Tracks

  1. Aquarela do Brasil (Brazil), song for voice & ensemble  - Ary Barroso  - Plácido Domingo  - Bebu Silvetti  - Bebu Silvetti  -  VVC Symphonic Orchestra  -  Barroso
  2. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 3. Finale: Allegro energico  - Max Bruch  - Sarah Chang  - Kurt Masur  - Deutschen Philharmonie
  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16: 3. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Evgeny Kissin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  4. Amor ("An dem Feuer sass das Kind Amor"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/5 (TrV 235/5)  - Richard Strauss  - Natalie Dessay  - Antonio Pappano  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  5. Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Inflammatus et accensus  - Gioachino Rossini  - Antonio Pappano  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  - Anna Netrebko
  6. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Pas de deux - Coda  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Simon Rattle
  7. The Tempest, opera in 3 acts: Who was here?  - Thomas Adès  - Thomas Adès  - Thomas Adès  - Ian Bostridge  - Cyndia Sieden  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  8. String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"), D. 810: 3. Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio  - Franz Schubert  -  Belcea Quartet
  9. L'amico Fritz, opera (commedia lyrica) in 3 acts: Suzel, bon dì  - Pietro Mascagni  - Mirella Freni  - Gianandrea Gavazzeni  - Luciano Pavarotti  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  10. L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Pur ti miro  - Claudio Monteverdi  - Christina Pluhar  - Philippe Jaroussky  - Núria Rial  -  L'Arpeggiata
  11. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Super vorreste  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Munich Radio Orchestra  - Dan Ettinger  - Diana Damrau
  12. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Dovunque al mondo  - Giacomo Puccini  - Antonio Pappano  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Fabio Maria Capitanucci
  13. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212  - Frédéric Chopin  - Ingrid Fliter
  14. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla  - Giacomo Puccini  - Roberto Alagna  - Richard Armstrong  - Angela Gheorghiu  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  15. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond  - Richard Wagner  -  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra  - Simon O'Neill  - Pietari Inkinen
  16. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: 2. Largo  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Leif Ove Andsnes  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Antonio Pappano
  17. Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra (adapted from Intermezzo of "Cavalleria Rusticana")  - Pietro Mascagni  - Russell Watson  -  Roma Sinfonietta  - Steven Baker
  18. Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13: No. 1 in D / No. 2 in G / No. 3 in D flat  - Frédéric Chopin  - Alexandre Tharaud
  19. La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47: Del ciglio dolente  - George Frideric Handel  - Emmanuelle Haïm  -  Concert d'Astrée  - Kate Royal
  20. Réminiscences de Don Juan, for 2 pianos (after Mozart: Don Giovanni), S. 656 (LW C26): 4. Presto  - Franz Liszt  - Martha Argerich  - Mauricio Vallina
  21. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma  - Giacomo Puccini  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - David Snell  - Paul Potts
  22. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 1. Allegro con spirito  - Joaquín Rodrigo  -  Eiji Oue  - Xuefei Yang  - Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
  23. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Quanto è bella  - Gaetano Donizetti  -  Munich Radio Orchestra  - Marcello Viotti  - Nicholas Roubanis  - Rolando Villazón
  24. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana  - Alfredo Catalani  - Maria Callas  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Tullio Serafin
  25. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  - Claude Debussy  - Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann
  26. Farnace, opera in 3 acts, RV 711: Ricordate che sei  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Vivica Genaux
  27. Moment musical for piano in F minor ("Air russe"), D. 780/3 (Op. 94/3)  - Franz Schubert  - David Fray
  28. Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33: Variation 7 & Coda  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Valery Gergiev  - Valery Gergiev  -  Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Orchestra  - Gautier Capuçon
  29. Malagueña for voice & piano  - Ernesto Lecuona  - Rene Lecuona  - Gabriela Montero
  30. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 6), Op. 3/6, RV 356: 3. Presto  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Alison Balsom  - Alison Balsom  -  Scottish Ensemble
  31. A Gaelic Blessing ("Deep Peace"), for chorus & orchestra  - John Rutter  - Robert Prizeman  - Robert Prizeman  - Robert Prizeman  - Robert Prizeman  -  Libera  - Ian Tilley  - Ian Tilley  - James Threadgill  - Samuel Moriarty  - Stefan Leadbeater
  32. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  - Frédéric Chopin  - Yundi Li
  33. O Waly, Waly, folk song  - English Traditional  -  Traditional  - Benjamin Britten  - Geoffrey Parsons  - Sarah Brightman
  34. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1. [Allegro]  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Nigel Kennedy  - Nigel Kennedy
  35. Semiramide, opera: Bel raggio lusinghier  - Gioachino Rossini  - Edoardo Müller  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Joyce DiDonato
  36. Tosca, opera: Rocondita armonia  - Giacomo Puccini  - Plácido Domingo  - Eugene Kohn  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  37. Carmen, opera: L'amour est un enfant Bohème (Habanera, original v  - Georges Bizet  - Angela Gheorghiu  -  Orchestre Capitole Toulouse  - Michel Plasson  - Chœur Les Eléments

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