Classical 2013

Classical 2013

Covering a wide array of genres and styles, Classical 2013 is a double-disc survey of artists on EMI's distinguished roster. Some names will be instantly familiar from their long standing with the label, such as cellist Jacqueline du Pré, soprano Maria Callas, contralto


Covering a wide array of genres and styles, Classical 2013 is a double-disc survey of artists on EMI's distinguished roster. Some names will be instantly familiar from their long standing with the label, such as cellist Jacqueline du Pré, soprano Maria Callas, contralto Kathleen Ferrier, and conductor Otto Klemperer, and their historic significance grounds this compilation. Far more of the artists are contemporary figures, some well-established and others rising stars. Certainly conductor Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic need no introduction, and soprano Angela Gheorghiu, the Artemis Quartet, pianist Alexandre Tharaud, tenor Ian Bostridge, soprano Diana Damrau, and the brothers violinist Renaud Capuçon and cellist Gautier Capuçon have lasting tenure with the label. The up-and-coming artists list presents such sensations as pianist Li Yundi, violinist Vilde Frang, trumpeters Alison Balsom and Tine Thing Helseth, conductor Vasily Petrenko, the boy choir Libera, and many others who enliven the concert scene with their talents and the catalog with their artistry. The tracks run between two and eight minutes, giving a generous sampling of the music of Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Britten, Fauré, Gluck, Handel, Puccini, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi among the classics, and pieces by contemporary composers Jake Heggie and Karl Jenkins. Because the collection encompasses small and large forces, encompassing a wide dynamic range, listeners should be prepared to adjust the volume as needed.

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  1. Pagliacci, opera: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!... Stridono lassù  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Marco Armiliato  - Angela Gheorghiu  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  2. Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Otto Klemperer  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  3. Symphony for Brass, Op 80: 1. Allegro  - Jan Koetsier  -  tenThing  -  tenThing
  4. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Ingemisco  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Antonio Pappano  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Rolando Villazón
  5. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Che farò senza Euridice?  - Kathleen Ferrier  - Christoph Willibald Gluck  - Charles Bruck  -  Netherlands Opera Orchestra
  6. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34: Theme. Allegro maestoso e largamente  - Benjamin Britten  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  - Simon Rattle
  7. Sicilienne, for cello & piano, Op. 78  - Gabriel Fauré  - Michel Dalberto  - Gautier Capuçon
  8. Carol of the Bells  - Mykola Leontovych  - Robert Prizeman  - Robert Prizeman  - Robert Prizeman  - Robert Prizeman  -  Libera  -  Libera  - Steven Geraghty  - Steven Geraghty  - Sam Coates  - Sam Coates
  9. String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"), D. 810: 2. Andante con moto [Excerpt]  - Franz Schubert  -  Artemis Quartet
  10. Alceste (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 37: Divinités du Styx  - Christoph Willibald Gluck  - Maria Callas  - Georges Prêtre  -  Orchester National De La Radiodiffusion Française
  11. Atalanta, opera, HWV 35: Overture  - George Frideric Handel  -  English Concert  -  English Concert  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom
  12. Sonata for viola da gamba & keyboard No. 2 in D major, BWV 1028: Adagio - Allegro  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Ronald Kinloch Anderson  - Jacqueline du Pré  - Ronald Anderson Kinloch
  13. Bist du (Mild wie ein Lufthauch), song for voice & piano (I & II), S. 277 (LW N21)  - Franz Liszt  - Helmut Deutsch  - Diana Damrau
  14. Concerto for solo keyboard No. 3 in D minor (after Alessandro Marcello), BWV 974 (BC L194): Adagio  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Bernard Labadie  - Bernard Labadie  - Alexandre Tharaud  - Alexandre Tharaud  - Alexandre Thomov  - Les Violons du Roy  - Les Violons du Roy
  15. Carmen, opera: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)  - Georges Bizet  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Simon Rattle  - Jonas Kaufmann
  16. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109: 2. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft [Excerpt]  - Anton Bruckner  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Simon Rattle
  17. Yellow River Concerto for piano & orchestra: 2. Ode to the Yellow River  - Yellow River Composers' Committee  -  Performing Arts Orchestra  - Zuohuang Chen  - Yundi Li
  18. Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (Op. 104): 1. Allegro [Excerpt]  - Antonin Dvorák  - Antonio Pappano  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Mario Brunello
  19. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1. Allegro moderato  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Xuefei Yang  - Xuefei Yang  -  Elias String Quartet
  20. Les Filles de Cadix, bolero for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Léo Delibes  - Eivind Aadland  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  - Tine Thing Helseth
  21. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: 2. Nocturne  - Benjamin Britten  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Ian Bostridge  - Simon Rattle  - Alfred Lord Tennyson  - Radek Baborák
  22. Vocalise, transcription for orchestra, Op. 34/14  - Sergey Rachmaninov  -  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  - Vasily Petrenko
  23. The King and I, musical: Overture  - Richard Rodgers  -  John Wilson  -  John Wilson Orchestra
  24. Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323: Sound the trumpet  - Henry Purcell  -  English Concert  -  English Concert  - Trevor Pinnock  - Alison Balsom  - Iestyn Davies
  25. Carmen, opera: Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Chanson bohème  - Georges Bizet  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Magdalena Kozená  - Simon Rattle  - Christina Landshamer  - Rachel Frenkel
  26. Sonata for violin & piano No. 8 in G major, Op. 30/3: 1. Allegro assai  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Martha Argerich  - Renaud Capuçon
  27. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: 1. Allegro moderato [Excerpt]  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Vilde Frang  - Eivind Gullberg Jensen
  28. Dead Man Walking, opera: This journey  - Jake Heggie  - Joyce DiDonato  - Patrick Summers  -  Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
  29. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - HJ Lim
  30. La bohème, opera: Donde lieta uscì  - Giacomo Puccini  - Marco Armiliato  - Angela Gheorghiu  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  31. Carmen, opera: Act 1. Prelude  - Georges Bizet  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Simon Rattle

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