Springtime in the Park

Springtime in the Park

     
 
EMI's collection, Springtime in the Park, includes an attractive assortment of classical pieces whose tone evokes the hopeful, serene, light-hearted moods of Spring. The pieces selected do in fact fit the theme beautifully, so listeners will be getting exactly what is being advertised. The music is nicely varied and spans the repertoire from the Baroque (

Overview

EMI's collection, Springtime in the Park, includes an attractive assortment of classical pieces whose tone evokes the hopeful, serene, light-hearted moods of Spring. The pieces selected do in fact fit the theme beautifully, so listeners will be getting exactly what is being advertised. The music is nicely varied and spans the repertoire from the Baroque (Bach and Vivaldi) to the contemporary (Tobias Picker's elegiac, evocative "Old and Lost Rivers," written in 1986). Most of the music is orchestral, but there are several tracks of chamber music. The performances are without exception of the highest quality, featuring some of the world's finest orchestras, conductors, and soloists. The sound, too, is always very good, since all the tracks are taken from recordings made in the digital era, and EMI has excellent standards for engineering. This may not be the album for listeners who are concerned with hearing complete works, since only individual movements or sections of movements are included, but it's ideal for anyone looking for mood music that maintains an untroubled, positive tone. Listeners who enjoy what they hear may be inspired to seek out complete performances of the pieces they like best.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
Label:
Emi Classics
UPC:
5099909683426
catalogNumber:
96834
Rank:
319344

Tracks

  1. Ma mère l'oye, ballet for orchestra: Apothéose: Le Jardin feérique  - Maurice Ravel  -  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra  - Yannick Nézet-Séguin  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  2. Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a): 3. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  3. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: 1. Allegro  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  - Sarah Chang  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  4. Våren (Last Spring), elegiac melody for orchestra (or piano) No. 2, Op. 34/2  - Edvard Grieg  - Iona Brown  -  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  5. Country Gardens, folk song for orchestra (arrangement not by Grainger) (BFMS 22)  - Percy Grainger  - Leopold Stokowski  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  - Simon Rattle  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  6. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3  - Claude Debussy  - Leopold Stokowski  -  Philadelphia Orchestra  - Wolfgang Sawallisch  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  7. Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104: 1. Allegro molto moderato  - Jean Sibelius  - Paavo Berglund  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  8. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055: 3. Allegro ma non tanto  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie  - David Fray  - David Fray  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  9. Old and Lost Rivers for orchestra  - Tobias Picker  - Christoph Eschenbach  -  Houston Symphony Orchestra  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  10. Flight of the Bumblebee, arrangement for violin & piano (after Rimsky-Korsakov's Tale of Tsar Sultan)  - Jascha Heifetz  - Jascha Heifetz  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  - Piers Lane  - Tasmin Little  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  11. Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (Op. posth. 114): 3. Scherzo  - Franz Schubert  - Frank Braley  - Gérard Caussé  - Alois Posch  - Renaud Capuçon  - Gautier Capuçon  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  12. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: 5. Allegretto. Shepherds' Hymn of Thanksgiving aft  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Riccardo Muti  -  Philadelphia Orchestra  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  13. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: No. 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger  - Gustav Holst  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Simon Rattle  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  14. Dolly, suite for piano, 4 hands or orchestra, Op. 56: 1. Berceuse  - Gabriel Fauré  - Jean-Philippe Collard  - Bruno Rigutto  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  15. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: 1. Morning Mood  - Edvard Grieg  - Felix Slatkin  -  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery
  16. Petite suite (4), for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra), L. 65: 2. Cortège  - Claude Debussy  - Jean Martinon  -  ORTF National Orchestra  - Brian Joosten  - Chris Montgomery

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