The 50 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music

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  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • Label: X5 Music Group
  • EAN: 7340070436167
  • Catalog Number: 108
  • Sales rank: 62,181

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Totentanz, for piano, S. 525 (LW A62) - Franz Liszt & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (15:12)
  2. 2 Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Heribert Beissel (2:14)
  3. 3 Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg & London Philharmonic Orchestra (2:43)
  4. 4 Danse macabre, symphonic poem in G minor, Op. 40 - Camille Saint-Saëns & James DePreist (7:47)
  5. 5 String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110: Allegro molto - Dmitry Shostakovich & Moyzes Quartet (3:00)
  6. 6 The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age - Gustav Holst & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (9:22)
  7. 7 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Dies irae - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Budapest Concert Orchestra (1:39)
  8. 8 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Adagio sostenuto - Ludwig van Beethoven & Finghin Collins (5:36)
  9. 9 Romeo and Juliet, pieces (10) for piano, Op. 75: Montagues and Capulets - Stanislaw Skrowaczewski & Sergey Prokofiev (5:22)
  10. 10 Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel: Gnomus - Leif Segerstam & Modest Mussorgsky (3:00)
  11. 11 Gnossienne for piano No. 1 - Roland Pöntinen & Erik Satie (3:15)
  12. 12 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: Allegro molto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & London Philharmonic Orchestra (7:02)
  13. 13 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2), Op. 8/2, RV 315: Presto - Antonio Vivaldi & Camerata Antonio Luco (3:02)
  14. 14 Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67: Allegro con brio - Ludwig van Beethoven & London Philharmonic Orchestra (7:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna - Carl Orff & London Philharmonic Orchestra (2:48)
  2. 2 Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114: Adagio - Béla Bartók & Zoltan Pesko (7:04)
  3. 3 The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Mars, the Bringer of War - Gustav Holst & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (7:14)
  4. 4 Suite Gothique, for organ, Op. 25: Toccata - Léon Boëllmann & Hans Fagius (3:58)
  5. 5 Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84: Overture - Ludwig van Beethoven & London Philharmonic Orchestra (7:57)
  6. 6 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202: Funeral March - Frédéric Chopin & Mitsuko Uchida (7:30)
  7. 7 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Dies Irae - Giuseppe Verdi & London Philharmonic Chorus (3:54)
  8. 8 Organ Concerto in D minor, Op. 7/4, HWV 309: Adagio - George Frideric Handel & Capella Istropolitana (6:32)
  9. 9 Sonata for cello & piano in D minor, Op. 40: 2. Allegro - Dmitry Shostakovich & Markus Stocker (3:06)
  10. 10 Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy gore), symphonic poem, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov - Leif Segerstam & Modest Mussorgsky (11:24)
  11. 11 Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), for orchestra in C minor, K. 477 (K. 479a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ernest Bour (5:55)
  12. 12 Stabat Mater, hymn for voice, strings & continuo in F minor, RV 621: dolorosa - Antonio Vivaldi & Jakub Burzynski (2:17)
  13. 13 Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg (7:36)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner & London Philharmonic Orchestra (5:11)
  2. 2 Piccolo (Flautino) Concerto, for piccolo (or recorder/flute), strings & continuo in C major, RV 443: Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Münchener Kammerorchester (3:55)
  3. 3 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: Fortunae plango vulnera - Carl Orff & Ilya Stupel (2:42)
  4. 4 Adagio in C minor for strings & organ (previously attributed to Tomaso Albinoni) - Remo Giazotto & London Philharmonic Orchestra (8:37)
  5. 5 Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: Aquarium - Camille Saint-Saëns & Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra (2:27)
  6. 6 Nuages gris (Trübe Wolken), for piano, S. 199 (LW A305) - Franz Liszt & Andreas Muehlen-Wester (3:22)
  7. 7 Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): The March to the Scaffold - Hector Berlioz & Anton Nanut (4:46)
  8. 8 Lemminkäinen Suite: Four Legends from the Kalevala, for orchestra, Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela - Jean Sibelius & Stockholm Sinfonietta (8:08)
  9. 9 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: L'adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth) - Stanislaw Skrowaczewski & Igor Stravinsky (15:11)
  10. 10 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa dies illa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & London Philharmonic Orchestra (2:49)
  11. 11 Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55: Marcia funébre - Ludwig van Beethoven & Woldemar Nelsson (15:16)
  12. 12 Prelude for piano No.1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Tomislav Bavnov (4:13)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 - Samuel Barber & London Philharmonic Orchestra (8:22)
  2. 2 Oboe Concerto in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello): Adagio - Alessandro Marcello & Benedetto Marcello (3:53)
  3. 3 Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: Allegro - Dmitry Shostakovich & BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4:14)
  4. 4 The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Scène (Lake in the Moonlight) - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & London Philharmonic Orchestra (3:01)
  5. 5 Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Klemens Schnorr (8:54)
  6. 6 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: Allegretto - Ludwig van Beethoven & Vladimir Fedoseyev (9:03)
  7. 7 Fratres, for strings & percussion - Arvo Pärt & Franz Schubert (9:48)
  8. 8 Symphony No. 4 in C minor ("Tragic"), D. 417: Allegro - Arvo Pärt & Franz Schubert (10:23)
  9. 9 Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Sarabande - Johann Sebastian Bach & Torleif Thedéen (3:53)
  10. 10 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Presto agitato - Ludwig van Beethoven & Dubravka Tomsic (7:08)
  11. 11 The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Neptune, the Mystic - Gustav Holst & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (7:36)
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