The Classical Music Experience: Hear & Discover More than 40 Hours of Music from the World's Greatest Composers Online / Edition 2by Julius Jacobson II, Kevin Kline
Pub. Date: 04/01/2008
Hear and Discover the sounds and stories of 65 great composers
The Classical Music Experience tells the stories of the world's most celebrated composers, ranging from Bach to Bernstein, including the works of Hayden, Beethoven, Rossini, Chopin, Brahms, Britten, Rachmaninoff and more. It weaves 500 years of history and music into a rich tapestry of sound and story… See more details below
Hear and Discover the sounds and stories of 65 great composers
The Classical Music Experience tells the stories of the world's most celebrated composers, ranging from Bach to Bernstein, including the works of Hayden, Beethoven, Rossini, Chopin, Brahms, Britten, Rachmaninoff and more. It weaves 500 years of history and music into a rich tapestry of sound and story unlike any other book of its kind.
On an exclusive web site, Kevin Kline guides you through illuminating excerpts of the music of the world's greatest composers. Plus, you'll get access to all the music featured in the book from Naxos, the world's leading classical music label, at Naxos.com.
You'll learn that:
George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue was commissioned by a bandleader to prove that jazz could be socially acceptable if dressed in symphonic clothing.
The rhythm of the opening four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony spells out the letter "V" in Morse code and came to stand for "Victory" to the Allies during World War II.
Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring inspired a riot in the concert hall at its premiere in Paris on May 29, 1913.
...and much more!
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Table of Contents
Chapter One: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (15251594)
Missa Papae Marcelli (Mass of Pope Marcellus), "Gloria"
Chapter Two: Lully, Jean-Baptiste (16321687), Marais, Marin (16561728)
Chapter Three: Couperin, François (16681733), Rameau, JeanPhilippe (16831764)
Couperin's Concerts Royaux 1 (1714)
Rameau's Pièces de clavecin en concerts (1741)
Chapter Four: Bach, Johann Sebastian (16851750)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Orchestra, BWV 538
Recommended Listening-Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Orchestra, BWV 538
Recommended Listening-Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, (arr) for Orchestra
Chapter Five: Handel, George Frideric (16851759)
"Hallelujah Chorus" from Messiah
Chapter Six: Haydn, Joseph (17321809)
Symphony No. 94 in G Major-"Surprise"
Concerto in E-flat Major for Trumpet and Orchestra
Recommended Listening-Symphony No. 100 in G Major "Military"
Chapter Seven: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (17561791)
Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Concerto No. 21 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 467
Recommended Listening-Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
Chapter Eight: Beethoven, Ludwig van (17701827)
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 6
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 50 "Appassionata"
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No.1, "Rasumovsky"
Recommended Listening-Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61
Recommended Listening-Concerto No.5 in E-flat for Piano and Orchestra "Emperor"
Chapter Nine: Rossini, Gioachino (17921868)
William Tell Overture
Chapter Ten: Schubert, Franz Peter (17971828)
Recommended Listening-String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 Death and the Maiden
Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 "The Trout"
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 125 "Unfinished"
Chapter Eleven: Berlioz, Hector (18031869)
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
Chapter Twelve: Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich (18041857)
Russlan and Lyudmila Overture
Chapter Thirteen: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix (18091847)
Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
Recommended Listening-Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Recommended Listening-Symphony No. 4, Op. 90 "Italian"
Chapter Fourteen: Chopin, Frédéric (18101849)
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor
Chapter Fifteen: Schumann, Robert (18101856)
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Chapter Sixteen: Liszt, Franz (18111886)
Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra
Chapter Seventeen: Wagner, Richard (18131883)
Isolde's "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde
"Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin
Recommended Listening-"The Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre
Recommended Listening-"Prelude" from Das Rheingold
Recommended Listening-"The Sailor and Spinner's Choruses" from Der fliegende Holländer
Chapter Eighteen: Franck, César (18221890)
D Minor Symphony
Chapter Nineteen: Smetana, Bedrich (18241884)
"The Moldau" from Má vlast
Chapter Twenty: Bruckner, Anton (18241896)
Symphony No. 2
Chapter Twenty-One: Strauss, Johann, Jr. (18251899) and Strauss, Johann, Sr. (18041849)
On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
Radetzky March, Op. 228
Chapter Twenty-Two: Gottschalk, Louis Moreau (18291869)
Grande Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, RO 259
Chapter Twenty-Three: Brahms, Johannes (18331897)
Academic Festival Overture
Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Recommended Listening-Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77
Chapter Twenty-Four: Borodin, Alexander (18331887)
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Chapter Twenty-Five: Saint-Saëns, Camille (18351921)
Chapter Twenty-Six: Bizet, Georges (18381875)
Orchestral Suite from Carmen
L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2: "Minuetto" and "Farandole"
Chapter Twenty-Seven: Bruch, Max (18381920)
Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 26, Second Movement
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich (18391881)
Pictures from an Exhibition
Promenade (Orchestrated by Ravel)
The Great Gate at Kiev (Orchestrated by Ravel)
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (18401893)
Recommended Listening-Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23
Recommended Listening-Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, "Pathétique"
The Nutcracker Suite
Chapter Thirty: Dvorák, Antonín (18411904)
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
Chapter Thirty-One: Grieg, Edvard (18431907)
Concerto for Piano in A Minor, Op. 16
Peer Gynt: Suites No.1 and 2, Op. 46 and 55
Chapter Thirty-Two: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich (18441908)
Chapter Thirty-Three: Fauré, Gabriel (18451924)
Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite, Op. 80 "Sicilienne" and Dolly, Op. 56 "Berceuse"
Chapter Thirty-Four: Janácek, Leoš (18541928)
Lachian Dances and Sinfonietta.
Chapter Thirty-Five: Elgar, Sir Edward (18571934)
Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches, Op. 39
Chapter Thirty-Six: Mahler, Gustav (18601911)
Symphony No. 1
Recommended Listening-Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)
Chapter Thirty-Seven: Debussy, Claude (18621918)
"Claire de lune" from Suite Bergamasque
Prelude à l'après-midi d'un Faune (Prelude for the Afternoon of a Faun)
Chapter Thirty-Eight: Delius, Frederick (18621934)
Florida Suite: By the River
Chapter Thirty-Nine: Strauss, Richard (18641949)
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Chapter Forty: Sibelius, Jean (18651957)
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Chapter Forty-One: Vaughan Williams, Ralph (18721958)
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Recommended Listening-Fantasia on Greensleeves
Chapter Forty-Two: Rachmaninoff, Sergei (18731943)
Concerto No. 2 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 18
Chapter Forty-Three: Schoenberg, Arnold (18741951)
Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Recommended Listening-Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21
Recommended Listening-Concerto for Piano, Op. 42
Chapter Forty-Four: Ives, Charles (18741954)
"The Fourth of July" from A Symphony: New England Holidays
Chapter Forty-Five: Ravel, Maurice (18751937)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)
Chapter Forty-Six: Bartók, Béla (18811945)
Concerto for Orchestra
Chapter Forty-Seven: Enescu, George (18811955)
Romanian Rhapsodies No. 1 and No. 2
Chapter Forty-Eight: Stravinsky, Igor (18821971)
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Recommended Listening-Symphony in Three Movements
Chapter Forty-Nine: Villa-Lobos, Heitor (18871959)
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Chapter Fifty: Ibert, Jacques (18901962)
Chapter Fifty-One: Prokofiev, Sergey (18911953)
Symphony No.1 in D, Op. 25, "Classical"
Recommended Listening-Love for Three Oranges
Recommended Listening-Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64, "Montagues and Capulets"
Chapter Fifty-Two: Milhaud, Darius (18921974)
La Boeuf sur Le Toit, Op. 58
Chapter Fifty-Three: Orff, Carl (18951982)
Chapter Fifty-Four: Hindemith, Paul (18951963)
Symphony: "Mathis der Maler"
Chapter Fifty-Five: Gershwin, George (18981937)
Rhapsody in Blue
Recommended Listening-An American in Paris
Chapter Fifty-Six: Poulenc, Francis (18991963)
Recommended Listening-Les Biches
Recommended Listening-Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon
The Bestiary, or The Procession of Orpheus
Recommended Listening-Le Bal Masque
Chapter Fifty-Seven: Copland, Aaron (19001990)
Recommended Listening-Billy the Kid
Chapter Fifty-Eight: Shostakovich, Dmitry (19061975)
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
Chapter Fifty-Nine: Messiaen, Olivier (19081992)
Turangalila Symphony-Joie du sang des étoiles (Joy in the Blood of Stars)
Chapter Sixty: Britten, Benjamin (19131976)
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, Op. 34
Chapter Sixty-One: Bernstein, Leonard (19181990)
Overture from Candide
Recommended Listening-Suite from West Side Story
Appendix A: Works Most Frequently Repeated
Appendix B: Cataloging Your CD Collection
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