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:
203579

Tracks

  1. Aquarela do Brasil (Brazil), song for voice & ensemble
  2. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 3. Finale: Allegro energico
  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16: 3. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
  4. Amor ("An dem Feuer sass das Kind Amor"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/5 (TrV 235/5)
  5. Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Inflammatus et accensus
  6. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Pas de deux - Coda
  7. The Tempest, opera in 3 acts: Who was here?
  8. String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"), D. 810: 3. Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio
  9. L'amico Fritz, opera (commedia lyrica) in 3 acts: Suzel, bon dì
  10. L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Pur ti miro
  11. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Super vorreste
  12. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Dovunque al mondo
  13. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  14. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla
  15. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
  16. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40: 2. Largo
  17. Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra (adapted from Intermezzo of "Cavalleria Rusticana")
  18. Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13: No. 1 in D / No. 2 in G / No. 3 in D flat
  19. La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47: Del ciglio dolente
  20. Réminiscences de Don Juan, for 2 pianos (after Mozart: Don Giovanni), S. 656 (LW C26): 4. Presto
  21. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma
  22. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 1. Allegro con spirito
  23. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Quanto è bella
  24. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
  25. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3
  26. Farnace, opera in 3 acts, RV 711: Ricordate che sei
  27. Moment musical for piano in F minor ("Air russe"), D. 780/3 (Op. 94/3)
  28. Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33: Variation 7 & Coda
  29. Malagueña for voice & piano
  30. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 6), Op. 3/6, RV 356: 3. Presto
  31. A Gaelic Blessing ("Deep Peace"), for chorus & orchestra
  32. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  33. O Waly, Waly, folk song
  34. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1. [Allegro]
  35. Semiramide, opera: Bel raggio lusinghier
  36. Tosca, opera: Rocondita armonia
  37. Carmen, opera: L'amour est un enfant Bohème (Habanera, original v

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