Classics for Children

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  • Release Date: 10/12/1999
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028945859521
  • Catalog Number: 458595
  • Sales rank: 109,096

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34 - Benjamin Britten & Benjamin Britten (16:33)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byBenjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra
  2. 2–14 Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) for piano, Op. 15 - Robert Schumann & Vladimir Ashkenazy (19:15)
    Composed byRobert Schumann
    1. 2Foreign lands and people
    2. 3A curious story
    3. 4Catch-me-if-you-can
    4. 5Entreating child
    5. 6Perfect happiness
    6. 7An important event
    7. 8Dreaming
    8. 9By the fireside
    9. 10Knight of the hobby-horse
    10. 11Almost too serious
    11. 12Frightening
    12. 13Child falling asleep
    13. 14The poet speaks
  3. 15–28 Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble - Camille Saint-Saëns & Charles Dutoit (22:43)
    Composed byCamille Saint-Saëns
    Conducted byCharles Dutoit
    Performed byCharles Dutoit, London Sinfonietta
    1. 15Introduction and Royal march of the lion
    2. 16Hens and cockerels
    3. 17Wild asses
    4. 18Tortoises
    5. 19The elephant
    6. 20Kangaroos
    7. 21Aquarium
    8. 22Persons with long ears
    9. 23The cuckoo in the depths of the woods
    10. 24Aviary
    11. 25Pianists
    12. 26Fossils
    13. 27The swan
    14. 28Finale
  4. 29 Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin, for harpsichord: No. 18 in G minor, "The Hen" - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Varda Nishry (4:36)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
  5. 30 Le Coucou, rondeau for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, Suite No. 3) - Louis-Claude Daquin & Varda Nishry (1:48)
    Composed byLouis-Claude Daquin
  6. 31 6e ordre for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II): The fly - François Couperin & Varda Nishry (1:28)
    Composed byFrançois Couperin
  7. 32–34 Toy Symphony, (Cassation for toys, 2 oboes, 2 horns & strings) in G major (formerly K. 63) - Leopold Mozart & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (9:09)
    Composed byLeopold Mozart
    Conducted byKarl Münchinger
    Performed byStuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Karl Münchinger
    1. 32 Allegro
    2. 33 Menuetto and Trio
    3. 34 Finale: Allegro
Disc 2
  1. 1 Peter and the Wolf, children's tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67 - Sergey Prokofiev & London Symphony Brass (26:17)
    Composed bySergey Prokofiev
    Conducted byMalcolm Sargent
    Performed byLondon Symphony Brass, Ralph Richardson, Malcolm Sargent
  2. 2–7 Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 - Claude Debussy & Pascal Rogé (16:53)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    1. 2Dr Gradus ad Parnassum
    2. 3Jimbo's lullaby
    3. 4Serenade for the doll
    4. 5The snow is dancing
    5. 6The little shepherd
    6. 7Golliwogg's cake-walk
  3. 8 Petite Suite, pieces (5) for orchestra (orchestration of Jeux d'enfants Nos. 6, 3, 2, 11, 12): March (Trumpet and drum) - Georges Bizet & Ernest Ansermet (2:14)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byErnest Ansermet
    Performed byErnest Ansermet, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  4. 9 Petite Suite, pieces (5) for orchestra (orchestration of Jeux d'enfants Nos. 6, 3, 2, 11, 12): Lullaby (The doll) - Georges Bizet & Ernest Ansermet (2:27)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byErnest Ansermet
    Performed byErnest Ansermet, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  5. 10 Petite Suite, pieces (5) for orchestra (orchestration of Jeux d'enfants Nos. 6, 3, 2, 11, 12): Impromptu (The spinning-top) - Georges Bizet & Ernest Ansermet (1:02)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byErnest Ansermet
    Performed byErnest Ansermet, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  6. 11 Petite Suite, pieces (5) for orchestra (orchestration of Jeux d'enfants Nos. 6, 3, 2, 11, 12): Duo (Little husband, little wife) - Georges Bizet & Ernest Ansermet (3:23)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byErnest Ansermet
    Performed byErnest Ansermet, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  7. 12 Petite Suite, pieces (5) for orchestra (orchestration of Jeux d'enfants Nos. 6, 3, 2, 11, 12): Galop (The ball) - Georges Bizet & Ernest Ansermet (1:48)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byErnest Ansermet
    Performed byErnest Ansermet, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  8. 13 The Little White Donkey, for piano (No.2 from "Histories") - Jacques Ibert & Varda Nishry (2:15)
    Composed byJacques Ibert
  9. 14 The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane), opera in 4 acts with a prologue: The Flight of the Bumble-bee - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov & Ernest Ansermet (1:40)
    Composed byNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Conducted byErnest Ansermet
    Performed byErnest Ansermet, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  10. 15 Nutcracker, ballet, Op.71: Waltz of the Snowflakes - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Richard Bonynge (6:20)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byRichard Bonynge
    Performed byRichard Bonynge, Finchley Children's Music Group, National Philharmonic Orchestra, John Andrews
  11. 16 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orchestra - Paul Dukas & Ernest Ansermet (10:53)
    Composed byPaul Dukas
    Conducted byErnest Ansermet
    Performed byErnest Ansermet, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
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