For a Summer Evening

For a Summer Evening

     
 
Produced and packaged by the promotional departments of Decca records, For a Summer Evening is a piece of work intended just for that. Carefully selected for this record are some of the most moving, reflective, and captivating songs in all of the history of classical music. Opening up the stage is an endearing work by Antonio

Overview

Produced and packaged by the promotional departments of Decca records, For a Summer Evening is a piece of work intended just for that. Carefully selected for this record are some of the most moving, reflective, and captivating songs in all of the history of classical music. Opening up the stage is an endearing work by Antonio Vivaldi: for his composition, "The Four Seasons." Layered with brilliant colors and textures, featured violinist Alan Loveday paints a musical landscape with the support of conductor Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Mozart also makes an appearance with a serenade from his masterpiece, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik." Conductor Willi Boskovsky leads a stirring performance by the Vienna Mozart Ensemble. Sincere and true to it's form is the charming yet challenging piece "Sheep May Safely Graze," performed with class by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor Karl Munchinger. A most inspiring piece played in compelling fashion is Offenbach's "Barcarolle," performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Andre Previn conducting. A delight to listen to, and an engaging experience for classical enthusiasts of all ages, this collection is the perfect gift for any summer or seasonal occasion. Don't forget the percussive, marching drama of Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" which finishes off the record.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/07/2002
Label:
Decca U.S.
UPC:
0028947003625
catalogNumber:
470036

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

André Previn   Conductor
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano,Soprano (Vocal)
Joshua Bell   Violin
Willi Boskovsky   Conductor
I Musici   Ensemble,Track Performer
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Performing Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Raymond Leppard   Conductor
Alan Loveday   Violin
Neville Marriner   Conductor
Karl Münchinger   Conductor
Charles Dutoit   Conductor
Lynn Harrell   Cello
Ernest Ansermet   Conductor
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal   Performing Ensemble
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande   Performing Ensemble
Wiener Mozart Ensemble   Ensemble
Paul Coker   Piano
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Edo de Waart   Conductor

Technical Credits

Carla Leighton   Art Direction

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