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Dark Hours: Mystic Moments of Classical Music
     

Dark Hours: Mystic Moments of Classical Music

 
Dark Hours: Mystic Moments of Classical Music is a six-CD compilation of excerpts and short pieces that have a decided Gothic appeal, due to their gloomy or spooky subject matter. Drawn from recordings on the Berlin Classics label, the tracks are a mix of orchestral, choral, vocal, and instrumental performances that, apart from their musical values, are

Overview

Dark Hours: Mystic Moments of Classical Music is a six-CD compilation of excerpts and short pieces that have a decided Gothic appeal, due to their gloomy or spooky subject matter. Drawn from recordings on the Berlin Classics label, the tracks are a mix of orchestral, choral, vocal, and instrumental performances that, apart from their musical values, are starting to show their age. Recorded between 1963 and 2006, a preponderance of the tracks appear to be analog, sometimes with shallow audio, and the artists' roster suggests that many of these performances were given in the last quarter of the 20th century. Yet these points will matter little to listeners who intend to use this set as background music for Halloween parties, for which it is best suited.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2015
Label:
Berlin Classics
UPC:
0885470006130
catalogNumber:
300613
Rank:
19735

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa

    1. Lacrimosa  (04:57)
  2. Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan"): Feierlich gemessen, ohne zu schleppen

    1. Feierlich gemessen, ohne zu schleppen  (10:44)
  3. Schwanengesang (Swan Song), song cycle for voice & piano, D. 957: Der Doppelgänger

    1. Der Doppelgänger  (05:10)
  4. Scythian Suite, for orchestra, Op. 20: Die Nacht

    1. Die Nacht  (05:55)
  5. The Swan of Tuonela, tone poem for orchestra (Lemminkäinen Suite No. 3), Op. 22/3  (09:03)
  6. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra): Ich hab' ein glühend Messer in meiner Brust

    1. Ich hab' ein glühend Messer in meiner Brust  (03:05)
  7. Rückert Lieder, song collection for voice & piano (or orchestra): Ich bin der Weit abhanden gekommen

    1. Ich bin der Weit abhanden gekommen  (07:10)
  8. Winterreise, song cycle for voice & piano, D. 911 (Op. 89): Der Wegweiser

    1. Der Wegweiser  (04:57)
  9. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Ouvertüre

    1. Ouvertüre  (03:48)
  10. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Du lieber Mond, so silberzart

    1. Du lieber Mond, so silberzart  (07:10)
  11. Winterreise, song cycle for voice & piano, D. 911 (Op. 89): Die Krähe

    1. Die Krähe  (02:02)
  12. Symphony No. 2: 2. Allegro

    1. 2. Allegro  (02:58)
  13. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): 3. Dies irae

    1. 3. Dies irae  (02:25)
  14. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): 4. Tuba mirum

    1. 4. Tuba mirum  (01:52)
  15. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna

    1. O Fortuna  (02:32)

Disc 2

  1. Agnus Dei, for chorus (arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11  (06:51)
  2. Schwanengesang (Swan Song), song cycle for voice & piano, D. 957: Die Stadt

    1. Die Stadt  (03:24)
  3. Gaspard de la nuit, for piano: Scarbo

    1. Scarbo  (09:24)
  4. Te Deum in C major, for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ, WAB 45: Salvum fac populum tuum

    1. Salvum fac populum tuum  (03:49)
  5. Tone Poems (4) after Arnold Böcklin for orchestra, Op. 128: Die Toteninsel

    1. Die Toteninsel  (09:38)
  6. Schwanengesang (Swan Song), song cycle for voice & piano, D. 957: Ihr Bild

    1. Ihr Bild  (02:44)
  7. Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 60: Kommt mit Zacken und mit Gablen

    1. Kommt mit Zacken und mit Gablen  (06:07)
  8. Te Deum in C major, for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ, WAB 45: Aeterna fac

    1. Aeterna fac  (01:36)
  9. La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra, ("légende dramatique") H. 111 (Op. 24): Tanz der Irrlichter

    1. Tanz der Irrlichter  (06:19)
  10. Winterreise, song cycle for voice & piano, D. 911 (Op. 89): Der Leiermann

    1. Der Leiermann  (04:32)
  11. Organ Sonata on the 94th Psalm in C minor: 1.Grave

    1. 1.Grave  (04:01)
  12. Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16: Vorgefühle

    1. Vorgefühle  (02:21)
  13. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra: Berceuse

    1. Berceuse  (03:07)
  14. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra: Final

    1. Final  (02:55)

Disc 3

  1. Suite Gothique, for organ, Op. 25: Introduktion - Choral, Maestoso

    1. Introduktion - Choral, Maestoso  (02:49)
  2. Suite Gothique, for organ, Op. 25: Toccata.Allegro

    1. Toccata.Allegro  (03:37)
  3. Tone Poems (4) after Arnold Böcklin for orchestra, Op. 128: Der giegende Eremit

    1. Der giegende Eremit  (09:48)
  4. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto

    1. 1. Adagio sostenuto  (05:41)
  5. La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra, ("légende dramatique") H. 111 (Op. 24): Sylphentanz

    1. Sylphentanz  (02:46)
  6. Tone Poems (4) after Arnold Böcklin for orchestra, Op. 128: Im Spiel der Wellen

    1. Im Spiel der Wellen  (04:34)
  7. Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, sonata for 2 violins, viola & continuo in B minor, RV 169: 1. Adagio molto

    1. 1. Adagio molto  (04:08)
  8. Piano Concerto No. 1, for piano, trumpet & strings, in C minor, Op. 35: 2. Lento

    1. 2. Lento  (06:47)
  9. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)  (02:46)

Disc 4

  1. Concerto for organ, strings & timpani in G minor, FP 93: Andante - Allegro giocoso

    1. Andante - Allegro giocoso  (05:22)
  2. Suite No. 1 ("Fantaisie-tableaux") for 2 pianos in G minor, Op. 5: 2. La nuit...L'amour

    1. 2. La nuit...L'amour  (05:38)
  3. Treizième concert, for 2 instruments in G major (Les Goûts réunis): 2. Air

    1. 2. Air  (03:34)
  4. Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3)  (03:54)
  5. Overture to Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), for 2 pianos (arr. Debussy)  (11:11)
  6. The Snow is Dancing, for piano (Children's Corner No. 4), L. 113/4  (02:41)
  7. Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16: Vergangenes

    1. Vergangenes  (05:41)
  8. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  (05:00)
  9. String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"), D. 810: 2. Andante con moto

    1. 2. Andante con moto  (15:00)
  10. Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra: Pavane pour une infante défunte

    1. Pavane pour une infante défunte  (06:29)
  11. Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra: Le jardin féerique

    1. Le jardin féerique  (03:31)

Disc 5

  1. Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy gore), symphonic poem, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov  (11:46)
  2. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: 1. Scherzo. Allegro vivace

    1. 1. Scherzo. Allegro vivace  (04:35)
  3. Danse macabre, symphonic poem in G minor, Op. 40  (07:22)
  4. Symphony No. 4 in G major: 2. In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast

    1. 2. In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast  (09:18)
  5. Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141: 3. Allegretto

    1. 3. Allegretto  (05:15)
  6. Variations on a Theme of Paganini for orchestra, Op. 26: Thema

    1. Thema  (00:14)
  7. Variations on a Theme of Paganini for orchestra, Op. 26: Variationen 1

    1. Variationen 1  (00:35)
  8. Variations on a Theme of Paganini for orchestra, Op. 26: Variationen 2

    1. Variationen 2  (00:35)
  9. Variations on a Theme of Paganini for orchestra, Op. 26: Variationen 3

    1. Variationen 3  (01:01)
  10. Variations on a Theme of Paganini for orchestra, Op. 26: Variationen 4

    1. Variationen 4  (00:40)
  11. Siebzehn Tage und vier Minuten: Ballettmusik

    1. Ballettmusik  (03:05)
  12. Scythian Suite, for orchestra, Op. 20: 2. Tschuschbog und der Tanz der bösen Geister

    1. 2. Tschuschbog und der Tanz der bösen Geister  (03:17)
  13. Symphony No. 7 in E minor ("Song of the Night"): 3. Scherzo. Schattenhaft

    1. 3. Scherzo. Schattenhaft  (09:37)
  14. Totentanz, for piano & orchestra, S. 126 (LW H8)  (14:37)

Disc 6

  1. Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): 5. Hexensabbath

    1. 5. Hexensabbath  (10:43)
  2. Symphony No.2: Tanz (Bulgarischer Rhythmus) "Hommage à Bartók"

    1. Tanz (Bulgarischer Rhythmus) "Hommage à Bartók"  (02:22)
  3. Fantastic Dances (3), for piano, Op. 5: Fantastischer Tanz Nr. 1

    1. Fantastischer Tanz Nr. 1  (01:42)
  4. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109: 2. Scherzo

    1. 2. Scherzo  (10:17)
  5. Der Beherrscher der Geister (The Ruler of the Spirits), overture for orchestra, J. 122 (Op. 27) (revision of overture to Rübezahl)  (05:01)
  6. Duo for cello and double bass in D major: 2. Andante molto

    1. 2. Andante molto  (03:12)
  7. Fantastic Dances (3), for piano, Op. 5: Fantastischer Tanz Nr. 3

    1. Fantastischer Tanz Nr. 3  (01:04)
  8. Paganini Etudes (6), for piano (Grandes Études de Paganini), S. 141 (LW A173): 5. La campanella

    1. 5. La campanella  (04:46)
  9. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orchestra  (11:45)
  10. Fantastic Dances (3), for piano, Op. 5: Fantastischer Tanz Nr. 2

    1. Fantastischer Tanz Nr. 2  (01:14)
  11. Concertante Musik for orchestra, Op. 10: 1. Moderato - Molto allegro

    1. 1. Moderato - Molto allegro  (03:52)
  12. Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10: 2. Allegro

    1. 2. Allegro  (04:27)
  13. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Action rituelle des ancetres

    1. Action rituelle des ancetres  (03:39)
  14. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Danse Sacrale

    1. Danse Sacrale  (04:45)

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