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Instruments of the Orchestra
     

The Instruments of the Orchestra

by Jeremy Siepmann
 

Product Details

Release Date:
12/03/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943804025
catalogNumber:
8558040-46
Rank:
243722

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: "Oh! to be a conductor..." Includes excerp

    1. Violin: "Oh! to be a conductor..." Includes excerpt from Wagner's Overture to Tannhäuser  (02:06)
  2. Domna, Pos Vos Ay Chausida: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:28)
  3. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: We don't merely use instruments, we play o

    1. Violin: We don't merely use instruments, we play on them. And they play on us.  (01:19)
  4. Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO1: Hungarian Dance No. 7

    1. Hungarian Dance No. 7  (01:39)
  5. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The violin is one of the most tender and b

    1. Violin: The violin is one of the most tender and beautiful instruments ever invented  (00:45)
  6. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: Adagio (excerpt)

    1. Adagio (excerpt)  (01:08)
  7. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: But for a long time it was seen as the ins

    1. Violin: But for a long time it was seen as the instrument of the devil.  (00:17)
  8. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), for 3 actors, dancer & 7 instruments: Triumphal March of the Devil (excerpt)

    1. Triumphal March of the Devil (excerpt)  (00:45)
  9. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The manipulative seductiveness of the gyps

    1. Violin: The manipulative seductiveness of the gypsy violin  (00:43)
  10. Csardas  (03:33)
  11. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The violin and the imitation of nature

    1. Violin: The violin and the imitation of nature  (00:23)
  12. Violin Concerto ("La Primavera", The Four Seasons) for violin, strings & continuo in E ("Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: No. 1. (excerpt)

    1. No. 1. (excerpt)  (00:35)
  13. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Birds are again evoked in the second conce

    1. Violin: Birds are again evoked in the second concerto, especially music's natural favourite  (00:09)
  14. Violin Concerto ("L'estate", The Four Seasons) for violin, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 8/2, RV 315: No. 1. (excerpt)

    1. No. 1. (excerpt)  (00:41)
  15. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Like the devil, the violin is a master of

    1. Violin: Like the devil, the violin is a master of disguise.  (00:18)
  16. Schön Rosmarin for violin & piano  (01:55)
  17. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The menacing sensuality of Ravel's Tzigane

    1. Violin: The menacing sensuality of Ravel's Tzigane; a very different side of the violin  (00:15)
  18. Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert for violin & piano (or orchestra): Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:51)
  19. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Do we now have the true measure of this in

    1. Violin: Do we now have the true measure of this instrument? Not just jet.  (00:15)
  20. Caprice for solo violin in A minor (Theme & Variations), Op. 1/24, MS 25/24: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:48)
  21. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The many effects of the string tremolando.

    1. Violin: The many effects of the string tremolando. Includes excerpt from Bach's Brandenburg Concert  (01:57)
  22. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: No. 7

    1. No. 7  (01:06)
  23. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Prokofiev's tremolo in Romeo and Juliet sh

    1. Violin: Prokofiev's tremolo in Romeo and Juliet should not be heard just before bedtime  (00:22)
  24. Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Act 4. (excerpt)

    1. Act 4. (excerpt)  (00:46)
  25. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Vivaldi uses it to illustrate the shiverin

    1. Violin: Vivaldi uses it to illustrate the shivering of travellers crossing the ice  (00:14)
  26. Violin Concerto ("L'inverno", The Four Seasons), for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("Il cimento" No. 4) Op. 8/4, RV 297: No. 1 (excerpt)

    1. No. 1 (excerpt)  (00:57)
  27. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The violin muted

    1. Violin: The violin muted  (00:31)
  28. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3  (01:41)
  29. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The gentleness of muted strings persists e

    1. Violin: The gentleness of muted strings persists even when a whole orchestra plays  (00:30)
  30. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: excerpt

    1. excerpt  (01:26)
  31. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The pizzicato violin

    1. Violin: The pizzicato violin  (00:38)
  32. Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op 234  (02:29)
  33. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: In Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, the

    1. Violin: In Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, the accompaniment is pizzicato  (00:26)
  34. Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (02:02)
  35. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Varieties of pizzicato. Includes excerpt f

    1. Violin: Varieties of pizzicato. Includes excerpt from Kabalevsky's Colas Breugon; Warlock's Capriol  (03:09)
  36. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Mars - The bringer of War (excerpt)

    1. Mars - The bringer of War (excerpt)  (01:27)
  37. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The technique of double-stopping enables t

    1. Violin: The technique of double-stopping enables the violin to play duets with itself. Includes exc  (02:09)
  38. Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO1: Hungarian Dance No. 4

    1. Hungarian Dance No. 4  (03:51)
  39. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Double-stopping is a standerd feature of a

    1. Violin: Double-stopping is a standerd feature of a lot of folk music  (00:14)
  40. Violin Concerto ("L'autunno", The Four Seasons), for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("Il cimento" No. 3), Op.8/3, RV 293: Movement 1. (excerpt)

    1. Movement 1. (excerpt)  (00:37)
  41. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Now the same technique, but the sound migh

    1. Violin: Now the same technique, but the sound might have come from another world  (00:30)
  42. Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano): Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:49)
  43. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Double-stopping can only approximate the s

    1. Violin: Double-stopping can only approximate the sound of a real violin duet.  (00:20)
  44. Cadenza for Brahms Violin Concerto: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:44)
  45. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Now compare that with a real violin duet

    1. Violin: Now compare that with a real violin duet  (00:12)
  46. Duos (44), for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 1: Teasing Song

    1. No. 1: Teasing Song  (00:52)
  47. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Another Duo by Bartök, demonstrating the v

    1. Violin: Another Duo by Bartök, demonstrating the violin's rich lower register  (00:10)
  48. Duos (44), for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 2: Maypole Dance

    1. No. 2: Maypole Dance  (00:40)
  49. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: And now what may be the most beautiful acc

    1. Violin: And now what may be the most beautiful accompanied violin duet in history  (00:17)
  50. Concerto for 2 violins & strings in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Largo

    1. Largo  (06:43)
  51. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The soul of the violin is in song; but wha

    1. Violin: The soul of the violin is in song; but what about this wierd passage?  (00:42)
  52. Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19: Movement 2 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 2 (excerpt)  (00:34)
  53. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The use of harmonics in the orchestra can

    1. Violin: The use of harmonics in the orchestra can be both magical and unsettling  (00:29)
  54. Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan"): Movement 1. (opening)

    1. Movement 1. (opening)  (01:33)
  55. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Tchaikovsky's use of harmonics in The Slee

    1. Violin: Tchaikovsky's use of harmonics in The Sleeping Beauty is both strange and daring  (00:11)
  56. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Act 2. No. 15. Entr'acte (excerpt)

    1. Act 2. No. 15. Entr'acte (excerpt)  (00:33)
  57. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Ravel's harmonics in Mother Goose effect a

    1. Violin: Ravel's harmonics in Mother Goose effect a magical transformation  (00:29)
  58. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Beauty and the Beast (excerpt)

    1. Beauty and the Beast (excerpt)  (00:36)
  59. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Stravinsky's harmonies in The Firebirg tra

    1. Violin: Stravinsky's harmonies in The Firebirg transport us almost into another world. Includes exc  (00:46)
  60. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: The Natural upper notes of the violins hav

    1. Violin: The Natural upper notes of the violins have a unique emotional "grab"  (00:32)
  61. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30: Of the Afterworldsmen (excerpt)

    1. Of the Afterworldsmen (excerpt)  (00:55)
  62. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Still in their upper register, the violins

    1. Violin: Still in their upper register, the violins unleash the energy of a young colt  (00:14)
  63. Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: No. 4

    1. No. 4  (01:10)
  64. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: Elsewhere, Britten uses the same high regi

    1. Violin: Elsewhere, Britten uses the same high register to create a very different mood  (00:11)
  65. Sea Interludes (4), from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a: Dawn (excerpt)

    1. Dawn (excerpt)  (01:08)
  66. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Violin: To end this outing with the violins, a cha

    1. Violin: To end this outing with the violins, a charming little elfin dance  (00:12)
  67. Elfenreigen, for orchestra: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (01:29)

Disc 2

  1. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Introduction to the viola

    1. Lower Strings: Introduction to the viola  (00:42)
  2. Concerto for viola, strings & continuo in G major, TWV51:G9: Movement 1

    1. Movement 1  (02:46)
  3. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Khatchaturian gets a very different

    1. Lower Strings: Khatchaturian gets a very different sound from it: fuller, fruitier, more exotic  (00:14)
  4. Gayane Suite No.1, for orchestra: Armen's Solo (excerpt)

    1. Armen's Solo (excerpt)  (01:15)
  5. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Very nearly the whole of the violin

    1. Lower Strings: Very nearly the whole of the violin's upper register is also available to the viola  (00:39)
  6. Passacaglia (from Peter Grimes), for orchestra, Op. 33b: excerpt

    1. excerpt  (01:00)
  7. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: The viola can bring a special, rich

    1. Lower Strings: The viola can bring a special, rich tranginess to pizzicato that the violins lack. I  (01:03)
  8. Harold en Italie (Harold in Italy), symphony for viola & orchestra, H. 68 (Op. 16): No. 4 (excerpt)

    1. No. 4 (excerpt)  (02:00)
  9. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: The muted viola: intimate, gentle,

    1. Lower Strings: The muted viola: intimate, gentle, poignant in Dvorák  (00:34)
  10. Cypresses (Ohlas písní [Echoes of Songs]), for string quartet (arr. from Cypresses, B. 11), B. 152: No. 9

    1. No. 9  (03:00)
  11. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: The massed violas of the modern sym

    1. Lower Strings: The massed violas of the modern symphony orchestra in Mahler  (00:40)
  12. Symphony No. 4 in G major: Movement 3 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 3 (excerpt)  (01:13)
  13. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: The "period" viola in Bach

    1. Lower Strings: The "period" viola in Bach  (01:05)
  14. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Allegro

    1. Allegro  (05:18)
  15. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: The cello: a voice of unique nobili

    1. Lower Strings: The cello: a voice of unique nobility  (00:28)
  16. Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Prelude

    1. Prelude  (02:30)
  17. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Brahms and the "soul" of the cello

    1. Lower Strings: Brahms and the "soul" of the cello  (00:19)
  18. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: Movement 3 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 3 (excerpt)  (01:04)
  19. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Most orchestral composers tend to e

    1. Lower Strings: Most orchestral composers tend to emphasise the cello's lower register  (00:27)
  20. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147: Aria: Bereite dir, Jesu

    1. Aria: Bereite dir, Jesu  (03:03)
  21. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: In the time of Beethoven the cello

    1. Lower Strings: In the time of Beethoven the cello remained as fundamental as ever  (00:14)
  22. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55: Finale (excerpt)

    1. Finale (excerpt)  (00:46)
  23. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: But the cello is not condemned to s

    1. Lower Strings: But the cello is not condemned to spend its life in the basement  (00:33)
  24. Elfentanz for cello & piano, Op 39 "Dance of the Elves"  (02:55)
  25. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Not only in recital showpieces like

    1. Lower Strings: Not only in recital showpieces like that is the cello used in its highest register  (00:10)
  26. The Protecting Veil, for cello & orchestra: Opening (excerpt)

    1. Opening (excerpt)  (02:54)
  27. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: A cello with an identity-crisis: th

    1. Lower Strings: A cello with an identity-crisis: the pizzicato Flamencan  (00:15)
  28. Flamenco  (02:48)
  29. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Double-stopping in the lower reache

    1. Lower Strings: Double-stopping in the lower reaches of the cello's range  (00:31)
  30. Suite for cello solo: Sardana (excerpt)

    1. Sardana (excerpt)  (01:08)
  31. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: It's in its middle register that th

    1. Lower Strings: It's in its middle register that the cello really comes into its own  (00:21)
  32. Pieces (2), for cello & piano, Op. 2: No. 2, Oriental Dance (excerpt)

    1. No. 2, Oriental Dance (excerpt)  (01:32)
  33. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: It was to the cellos that Beethoven

    1. Lower Strings: It was to the cellos that Beethoven gave two of his most famous themes. Includes exc  (00:54)
  34. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral") Op. 125: Finale (excerpt)

    1. Finale (excerpt)  (00:54)
  35. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Introduction to the double-bass

    1. Lower Strings: Introduction to the double-bass  (00:43)
  36. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble, complete: The Elephant

    1. The Elephant  (01:32)
  37. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: but the double-bass can be intensel

    1. Lower Strings: but the double-bass can be intensely expressive and graceful  (00:10)
  38. Elegia for double-bass & piano in D: excerpt

    1. excerpt  (02:37)
  39. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: The range of the double-bass is the

    1. Lower Strings: The range of the double-bass is the greatest of all the string instruments. Includes  (00:47)
  40. Capriccio Di Bravura for double-bass & piano: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (04:42)
  41. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: Double-bass solos in orchestral sco

    1. Lower Strings: Double-bass solos in orchestral scores are rare but often memorable. Includes excerp  (01:33)
  42. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Lower Strings: The Double-bass muted in Prokofiev.

    1. Lower Strings: The Double-bass muted in Prokofiev. Includes excerpt from Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kij  (02:25)
  43. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate") Op. 67: Movement 3 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 3 (excerpt)  (01:20)

Disc 3

  1. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The antiquity and magic of the flute

    1. Woodwinds: The antiquity and magic of the flute  (00:20)
  2. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (03:19)
  3. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The versatility and agility of the flut

    1. Woodwinds: The versatility and agility of the flute  (00:21)
  4. Suite for orchestra No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie (excerpt)

    1. Badinerie (excerpt)  (01:18)
  5. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The flute in fifteenth-century Spain

    1. Woodwinds: The flute in fifteenth-century Spain  (00:24)
  6. Sa'dâwî: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:55)
  7. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: Other flutes: the bass and alto

    1. Woodwinds: Other flutes: the bass and alto  (00:29)
  8. Chamber Music II, Op 41, for alto flute and string orchestra: excerpt

    1. excerpt  (01:12)
  9. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The piccolo - aptly named

    1. Woodwinds: The piccolo - aptly named  (00:19)
  10. La Naissance d'Osiris ou La Fête Pamilie, acte de ballet: No. 6 (excerpt)

    1. No. 6 (excerpt)  (00:47)
  11. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: From a piccolo of the eighteenth centur

    1. Woodwinds: From a piccolo of the eighteenth century to one of its descendants in the twentieth  (00:09)
  12. Suite No. 1, for chamber orchestra: Valse (excerpt)

    1. Valse (excerpt)  (00:54)
  13. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: A variety of techniques

    1. Woodwinds: A variety of techniques  (00:19)
  14. Chamber Music II, Op 41, for alto flute and string orchestra: excerpt

    1. excerpt  (00:31)
  15. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: Flutter-tonguing. But Tchaikovsky got t

    1. Woodwinds: Flutter-tonguing. But Tchaikovsky got there eighty years before  (00:28)
  16. Nutcracker, ballet, Op.71: Act 2. No. 2. Scène (excerpt)

    1. Act 2. No. 2. Scène (excerpt)  (00:44)
  17. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: From the transverse to the vertical: th

    1. Woodwinds: From the transverse to the vertical: the Baroque recorder  (00:40)
  18. Suite for recorder (or flute), strings & continuo in A minor, TWV 55:a2: Menuet II

    1. Menuet II  (02:12)
  19. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: An unfamiliar, early version of the ins

    1. Woodwinds: An unfamiliar, early version of the instrument  (00:23)
  20. Needles, needles  (01:09)
  21. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The Bachian oboe

    1. Woodwinds: The Bachian oboe  (00:35)
  22. Cantata No. 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80: No. 7. Duetto (excerpt)

    1. No. 7. Duetto (excerpt)  (03:34)
  23. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: Introduction to the cor anglais or "Eng

    1. Woodwinds: Introduction to the cor anglais or "English horn"  (00:41)
  24. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World," first published as No. 5), B. 178 (Op. 95): Movement 2 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 2 (excerpt)  (01:24)
  25. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The loneliness of the cor anglais

    1. Woodwinds: The loneliness of the cor anglais  (00:11)
  26. The Swan of Tuonela, tone poem for orchestra (Lemminkäinen Suite No. 3), Op. 22/3: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (01:49)
  27. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The cor anglais joins the French horn i

    1. Woodwinds: The cor anglais joins the French horn in Haydn  (00:17)
  28. Symphony No. 22 in E flat major ("Philosopher"), H. 1/22: Opening (excerpt)

    1. Opening (excerpt)  (01:43)
  29. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: Introduction to the oboe d'amore, belov

    1. Woodwinds: Introduction to the oboe d'amore, beloved of Bach - but also of Ravel  (00:22)
  30. Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano): Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:50)
  31. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The Clarinet family: boxing the compass

    1. Woodwinds: The Clarinet family: boxing the compass, from the depths of the bass clarinet... Include  (00:37)
  32. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: ... to the shrill and complaining.... I

    1. Woodwinds: ... to the shrill and complaining.... Includes excerpt from Stravinsky's Petrushka (No.  (01:38)
  33. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: As the high clarinets tend to be loud,

    1. Woodwinds: As the high clarinets tend to be loud, so the bass tends to be soft  (00:18)
  34. Gayane Suite No.1, for orchestra: No. 5 (excerpt)

    1. No. 5 (excerpt)  (00:54)
  35. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The bass clarinet is used by most compo

    1. Woodwinds: The bass clarinet is used by most composers mainly as a colouring agent.... Includes exc  (01:44)
  36. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The Range of the normal clarinet parts

    1. Woodwinds: The Range of the normal clarinet parts goes quite high  (00:14)
  37. The Snow Maiden, incidental music, Op. 12: Scene 5: Melodrama (excerpt)

    1. Scene 5: Melodrama (excerpt)  (01:17)
  38. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: ... and quite low

    1. Woodwinds: ... and quite low  (00:05)
  39. Peter and the Wolf, children's tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67: The Cat (excerpt)

    1. The Cat (excerpt)  (00:45)
  40. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The clarinet as concerto soloist

    1. Woodwinds: The clarinet as concerto soloist  (00:19)
  41. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: Rondo (excerpt)

    1. Rondo (excerpt)  (02:48)
  42. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: but that's not the instrument Mozart wr

    1. Woodwinds: but that's not the instrument Mozart wrote it for; this is:  (00:16)
  43. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: Rondo (excerpt)

    1. Rondo (excerpt)  (02:47)
  44. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: Introduction to the saxophone

    1. Woodwinds: Introduction to the saxophone  (01:06)
  45. Háry János-Suite, Op 35a/1-6, complete: No. 4 (excerpt)

    1. No. 4 (excerpt)  (01:03)
  46. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The Soprano saxophone has quite a diffe

    1. Woodwinds: The Soprano saxophone has quite a different feel to it  (00:09)
  47. L' Arlésienne, Suite I for orchestra, from the incidental music: Minuet (excerpt)

    1. Minuet (excerpt)  (01:17)
  48. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The little sopranino sax goes even high

    1. Woodwinds: The little sopranino sax goes even higher  (00:12)
  49. Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano): Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:53)
  50. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The most famous use of the saxophone is

    1. Woodwinds: The most famous use of the saxophone is in an orchestration by Ravel  (00:16)
  51. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel: The Old Castle (excerpt)

    1. The Old Castle (excerpt)  (00:55)
  52. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The saxophhone can be quite contagiousl

    1. Woodwinds: The saxophhone can be quite contagiously good-humored  (00:11)
  53. Sax-O-Phun for saxophone & piano: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:22)
  54. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The puffa-puffa image of the bassoon

    1. Woodwinds: The puffa-puffa image of the bassoon  (00:25)
  55. Peter and the Wolf, children's tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67: Grandfather (excerpt)

    1. Grandfather (excerpt)  (00:46)
  56. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: the Bachian bassoon, in accompanimental

    1. Woodwinds: the Bachian bassoon, in accompanimental mode  (00:20)
  57. Cantata No. 202, "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten," ("Wedding Cantata"), BWV 202: Aria No. 1 (excerpt)

    1. Aria No. 1 (excerpt)  (01:19)
  58. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: Bizet leaves the puffa-puffa image out,

    1. Woodwinds: Bizet leaves the puffa-puffa image out, allowing the bassoon to sing. Includes excerpt f  (00:56)
  59. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: And Ravel, also in spanish mode, does l

    1. Woodwinds: And Ravel, also in spanish mode, does likewise  (00:16)
  60. Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano): Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:59)
  61. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The Bassoon as a voice of high seriousn

    1. Woodwinds: The Bassoon as a voice of high seriousness, indeed desolate loneliness  (00:15)
  62. Symphony No.3: Opening (excerpt)

    1. Opening (excerpt)  (01:03)
  63. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The eerie bassoon in its highest regist

    1. Woodwinds: The eerie bassoon in its highest register  (00:15)
  64. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Opening (excerpt)

    1. Opening (excerpt)  (00:58)
  65. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: Stravinsky now draws on its lowest regi

    1. Woodwinds: Stravinsky now draws on its lowest register, lonely and melancholy  (00:21)
  66. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2: Berceuse (excerpt)

    1. Berceuse (excerpt)  (01:01)
  67. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The bassoon as concerto soloist, avoidi

    1. Woodwinds: The bassoon as concerto soloist, avoiding all exaggeration  (00:14)
  68. Bassoon Concerto in G minor: Finale (excerpt)

    1. Finale (excerpt)  (02:02)
  69. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: the deep-voiced contra-bassoon, as a fa

    1. Woodwinds: the deep-voiced contra-bassoon, as a fairy-tale beast  (00:28)
  70. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Beauty and the Beast (excerpt)

    1. Beauty and the Beast (excerpt)  (01:30)
  71. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The French horn under its woodwind hat

    1. Woodwinds: The French horn under its woodwind hat  (00:25)
  72. Quintet for winds, Op 43/FS 100: Last movement (excerpt)

    1. Last movement (excerpt)  (01:42)
  73. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: Now a more prominent role, in a woodwin

    1. Woodwinds: Now a more prominent role, in a woodwind quintet from an earlier era  (00:12)
  74. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5: No. 2 (excerpt)

    1. No. 2 (excerpt)  (01:32)
  75. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Woodwinds: The horn in harmonious blend with strin

    1. Woodwinds: The horn in harmonious blend with strings in another quintet  (00:16)
  76. Quintet for horn, violin, 2 violas & cello in E flat major, K. 407 (K. 386c): Finale

    1. Finale  (03:55)

Disc 4

  1. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trumpet as virtuoso soloist

    1. Brass: The trumpet as virtuoso soloist  (01:02)
  2. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Allegro assai

    1. Allegro assai  (02:37)
  3. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The special brilliance of paired trumpets

    1. Brass: The special brilliance of paired trumpets  (00:19)
  4. Double Trumpet Concerto for 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in C Major, RV 537: No. 1

    1. No. 1  (02:54)
  5. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The ceremonial trumpet

    1. Brass: The ceremonial trumpet  (00:36)
  6. Fanfare for the Common Man, for brass & percussion (from Symphony No. 3): Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (01:25)
  7. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: Trumpets and drums - an incomparable allian

    1. Brass: Trumpets and drums - an incomparable alliance  (00:34)
  8. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: The Trumpet Shall Sound

    1. The Trumpet Shall Sound  (04:10)
  9. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The versatility of the trumpet, from the mo

    1. Brass: The versatility of the trumpet, from the most public to the most lonely  (00:38)
  10. Concerto in F, for piano & orchestra: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (01:14)
  11. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trumpet as the voice of the city. Inclu

    1. Brass: The trumpet as the voice of the city. Includes excerpt from Gershwin's An American in Paris;  (02:05)
  12. Carmen Suite for orchestra, No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Habanera (excerpt)

    1. Habanera (excerpt)  (00:55)
  13. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trumpet as the voice of strength and co

    1. Brass: The trumpet as the voice of strength and courage  (00:13)
  14. Carmen Suite for orchestra, No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Toreador's Song (excerpt)

    1. Toreador's Song (excerpt)  (02:20)
  15. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trumpet muted. Includes excerpt from St

    1. Brass: The trumpet muted. Includes excerpt from Stravinsky's Petrushka (No. 4. The Blackamoor); Pro  (01:41)
  16. Billy the Kid, complete ballet: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (01:16)
  17. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trumpet as a character actor

    1. Brass: The trumpet as a character actor  (00:31)
  18. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel: No. 6

    1. No. 6  (02:25)
  19. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trumpet as the voice of God

    1. Brass: The trumpet as the voice of God  (00:15)
  20. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Et exspecto

    1. Et exspecto  (04:35)
  21. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The birth of the trombone

    1. Brass: The birth of the trombone  (00:38)
  22. Aenmerckt nu hier  (01:36)
  23. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The birth of the brass as a family

    1. Brass: The birth of the brass as a family  (01:24)
  24. Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 12: Canzon in echo duodecimi toni for 10 parts  (03:18)
  25. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trombone in the eighteenth century

    1. Brass: The trombone in the eighteenth century  (00:36)
  26. Trombone Concerto in B flat: Finale

    1. Finale  (03:06)
  27. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The tone of the tenor trombone. Includes ex

    1. Brass: The tone of the tenor trombone. Includes excerpt from Höser's Romance for Trombone and Organ  (02:18)
  28. Hosannah (Alleluja del Cantico del sol), for organ & trombone ad lib, S. 677 (LW F2): Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (01:20)
  29. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trombones become part of the orchestra

    1. Brass: The trombones become part of the orchestra  (00:47)
  30. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate") Op. 67: Finale (excerpt)

    1. Finale (excerpt)  (02:46)
  31. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The Wagnerian trombone. Includes excerpt fr

    1. Brass: The Wagnerian trombone. Includes excerpt from Wagner's Overture to Tannhäuser  (01:04)
  32. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trombone as a caricaturist

    1. Brass: The trombone as a caricaturist  (00:13)
  33. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: No. 19: Vivo (excerpt)

    1. No. 19: Vivo (excerpt)  (01:37)
  34. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trombone as raspberry. Includes excerpt

    1. Brass: The trombone as raspberry. Includes excerpt from Bartók's Conceto for Orchestra (Intermezzo)  (01:46)
  35. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The horn and the hunt

    1. Brass: The horn and the hunt  (00:40)
  36. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: Finale

    1. Finale  (03:39)
  37. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The challenging horn of the Baroque

    1. Brass: The challenging horn of the Baroque  (00:42)
  38. Les Boréades (Abaris), tragédie en musique: Menuet

    1. Menuet  (01:20)
  39. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The scarcity of first-rate players in Hande

    1. Brass: The scarcity of first-rate players in Handel's time  (00:24)
  40. Water Music Suite, No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Minuet 1

    1. Minuet 1  (01:57)
  41. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The horn as magician. Includes excerpt fron

    1. Brass: The horn as magician. Includes excerpt fron Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (1919 version) (fina  (00:59)
  42. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: horns and the sound of nobility

    1. Brass: horns and the sound of nobility  (00:12)
  43. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Overutre: Opening (excerpt)

    1. Overutre: Opening (excerpt)  (00:56)
  44. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: the special sound of the horn in its higher

    1. Brass: the special sound of the horn in its higher register  (00:11)
  45. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Quoniam tu solus sanctus

    1. Quoniam tu solus sanctus  (04:15)
  46. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The trumpet-like sound of massed horns

    1. Brass: The trumpet-like sound of massed horns  (00:21)
  47. Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Movement 1 (opening) (excerpt)

    1. Movement 1 (opening) (excerpt)  (00:38)
  48. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The tuba - Unfairly maligned?

    1. Brass: The tuba - Unfairly maligned?  (00:49)
  49. Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111: Movement 3 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 3 (excerpt)  (01:07)
  50. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Brass: The tuba perfectly cast by Ravel

    1. Brass: The tuba perfectly cast by Ravel  (00:26)
  51. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel: Bydlo

    1. Bydlo  (03:00)

Disc 5

  1. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Introduction. And we begin with a bang

    1. Percussion: Introduction. And we begin with a bang  (01:02)
  2. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The bass drum on the battlefields. Inc

    1. Percussion: The bass drum on the battlefields. Includes excerpt from Copland's Fanfare for the Comm  (01:03)
  3. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: At the opposite extreme is the triangl

    1. Percussion: At the opposite extreme is the triangle  (00:26)
  4. Piano Concerto No. 1, for piano & orchestra in E-flat major, S. 124 (LW H4): Scherzo (excerpt)

    1. Scherzo (excerpt)  (01:21)
  5. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Categories of percussion: tuned and un

    1. Percussion: Categories of percussion: tuned and untuned. The side drum  (00:36)
  6. La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), opera: Overture: Opening (excerpt)

    1. Overture: Opening (excerpt)  (00:52)
  7. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The side drum in an effective but unex

    1. Percussion: The side drum in an effective but unexpected role. Includes excerpt from Nielsen's Clar  (01:08)
  8. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The tambourine. One of the oldest inst

    1. Percussion: The tambourine. One of the oldest instruments in the world  (00:21)
  9. Den hoboecken dans  (01:43)
  10. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Even older is the originally oriental

    1. Percussion: Even older is the originally oriental gong  (00:28)
  11. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Laideronette (excerpt)

    1. Laideronette (excerpt)  (01:00)
  12. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: No single instrument can match the gon

    1. Percussion: No single instrument can match the gong in evoking the breaking of waves. Includes exce  (01:00)
  13. Gymnopedie for piano No.2, for piano  (01:02)
  14. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The cymbals are generally discovered e

    1. Percussion: The cymbals are generally discovered early in life. Includes excerpt from Elgar's The S  (01:28)
  15. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Other untuned percussion instruments i

    1. Percussion: Other untuned percussion instruments include the whip. Includes excerpt from Ravel's Pi  (01:05)
  16. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: More versatile than the whip are the w

    1. Percussion: More versatile than the whip are the wood blocks.... Includes studio example  (00:31)
  17. Rodeo, complete ballet: Hoe-Down (excerpt)

    1. Hoe-Down (excerpt)  (00:44)
  18. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Related to the wood blocks, by sound,

    1. Percussion: Related to the wood blocks, by sound, are the castanets. Includes excerpt from Glinka's  (01:09)
  19. Damigella tutta bella, madrigal for 3 voices (from Scherzi musicali), SV 235: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (01:50)
  20. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: A still earlier example from fifteenth

    1. Percussion: A still earlier example from fifteenth-century Spain  (00:30)
  21. Yo m'enamori d'un ayre  (01:06)
  22. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The birth of the bongo

    1. Percussion: The birth of the bongo  (00:33)
  23. Symphonic Dances (9) for orchestra from "West Side Story": Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (01:39)
  24. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: From the streets of New York to the bl

    1. Percussion: From the streets of New York to the blacksmith's shop. Includes excerpt rom Verdi's Il  (01:08)
  25. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Desert-island decibels. Includes excer

    1. Percussion: Desert-island decibels. Includes excerpt from Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite (On the Trail)  (01:27)
  26. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: From one vegetable to another: the hum

    1. Percussion: From one vegetable to another: the humble squash, or marrow. Includes excerpt from Monc  (01:20)
  27. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Onwards to the tuned percussion. First

    1. Percussion: Onwards to the tuned percussion. First, the timpani  (00:14)
  28. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30: Introduction (excerpt)

    1. Introduction (excerpt)  (01:48)
  29. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: But the drum roll can be more effectiv

    1. Percussion: But the drum roll can be more effectively frightening than the big band. Includes excer  (00:29)
  30. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Not one drum roll, but many. Includes

    1. Percussion: Not one drum roll, but many. Includes excerpt from Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite (Sunrise)  (00:37)
  31. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Taking advantage of tunability

    1. Percussion: Taking advantage of tunability  (00:22)
  32. Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114: Movement 2 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 2 (excerpt)  (02:25)
  33. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin

    1. Percussion: The Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin takes a downward turn. Includes excerpt from Shch  (01:01)
  34. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Introducing the glockenspiel. Includes

    1. Percussion: Introducing the glockenspiel. Includes excerpt from Shchedrin's Carmen Suite (Carmen's  (01:15)
  35. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Saint-Saëns and the xylophone

    1. Percussion: Saint-Saëns and the xylophone  (00:16)
  36. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble, complete: Fossils

    1. Fossils  (01:18)
  37. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Ravel and the xylophone

    1. Percussion: Ravel and the xylophone  (00:11)
  38. Ma mère l'oye, for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra): Laideronette

    1. Laideronette  (02:37)
  39. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Introducing the marimba. Includes exce

    1. Percussion: Introducing the marimba. Includes excerpt from Shchedrin's Carmen Suite (First Intermez  (00:38)
  40. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Introducing the vibraphone

    1. Percussion: Introducing the vibraphone  (00:20)
  41. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, film score: Narange dolce

    1. Narange dolce  (01:25)
  42. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The vibraphone goes Russian.... Includ

    1. Percussion: The vibraphone goes Russian.... Includes excerpts from Shchedrin's Carmen Suite (Carmen  (00:57)
  43. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Introducing the Hungarian cimbalom

    1. Percussion: Introducing the Hungarian cimbalom  (00:23)
  44. Work(s): Folk Dances

    1. Folk Dances  (03:00)
  45. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The cimbalom and the symphony orchestr

    1. Percussion: The cimbalom and the symphony orchestra  (00:10)
  46. Háry János-Suite, Op 35a/1-6, complete: No. 3 (excerpt)

    1. No. 3 (excerpt)  (01:30)
  47. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Introducing the tubular bells

    1. Percussion: Introducing the tubular bells  (00:17)
  48. Háry János-Suite, Op 35a/1-6, complete: Viennese Musical Clock

    1. Viennese Musical Clock  (02:04)
  49. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: A more "up-front" approach from Rodion

    1. Percussion: A more "up-front" approach from Rodion Shchedrin  (00:06)
  50. Carmen-Suite (based on themes of Georges Bizet): Introduction

    1. Introduction  (01:08)
  51. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: But the bells can also make the sinist

    1. Percussion: But the bells can also make the sinister even more sinister. Includes excerpt from Vaug  (00:38)
  52. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Introducing the celeste

    1. Percussion: Introducing the celeste  (00:14)
  53. Nutcracker, ballet, Op.71: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

    1. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy  (02:10)
  54. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Magic, in the use of collective percus

    1. Percussion: Magic, in the use of collective percussion  (00:19)
  55. Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra): La Vallée des cloches

    1. La Vallée des cloches  (01:39)
  56. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: Plucked instruments: the 'undercover p

    1. Percussion: Plucked instruments: the 'undercover percussion'. Includes excerpt from Shchedrin's Car  (01:25)
  57. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: A prime case in point is the harp, irr

    1. Percussion: A prime case in point is the harp, irresistible to the Romantics. Includes excerpt from  (01:16)
  58. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The traditionally subservient role of

    1. Percussion: The traditionally subservient role of the harpsichord in the Baroque orchestra  (00:48)
  59. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Andante

    1. Andante  (03:11)
  60. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The piano: king of the tuned percussio

    1. Percussion: The piano: king of the tuned percussion. Includes excerpt from Saint-Saëns' Symphony No  (01:28)
  61. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1911 version): Russian Dance

    1. Russian Dance  (04:28)
  62. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Percussion: The anti-Romantic piano as an integral

    1. Percussion: The anti-Romantic piano as an integral part of the orchestra  (00:23)
  63. Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114: Last mvt

    1. Last mvt  (05:06)

Disc 6

  1. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Keyboard instruments in the orchestra

    1. Interlopers: Keyboard instruments in the orchestra - the most powerful of them all  (00:18)
  2. Symphony No. 3 ("Organ"), in C minor, Op. 78: Finale (excerpt)

    1. Finale (excerpt)  (01:49)
  3. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: But things in Handel's day were very

    1. Interlopers: But things in Handel's day were very different  (00:15)
  4. Organ Concerto in G minor, Op.4/3, HWV 291: Last movement

    1. Last movement  (03:44)
  5. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The organ is difficult to classify

    1. Interlopers: The organ is difficult to classify  (00:24)
  6. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: An unexpected, organ-related guest

    1. Interlopers: An unexpected, organ-related guest  (00:14)
  7. Concerto in C "Zampogna": last mvt

    1. last mvt  (01:59)
  8. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Peasant-fancying... and a touch of th

    1. Interlopers: Peasant-fancying... and a touch of the roaming cowboy  (00:40)
  9. Les Miserables, musical: Drink with Me (excerpt)

    1. Drink with Me (excerpt)  (01:02)
  10. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Outside artefacts and the power of as

    1. Interlopers: Outside artefacts and the power of association. Includes excerpt from Mozart's German  (01:16)
  11. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Mahler's sleighbells. Includes excerp

    1. Interlopers: Mahler's sleighbells. Includes excerpt from Mahler's Symphony No. 4 (opening)  (00:47)
  12. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: In another symphony Mahler used cowbe

    1. Interlopers: In another symphony Mahler used cowbells. Includes excerpt from Mahler's Symphony No.  (00:53)
  13. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: A roll-call of some unusual guests. I

    1. Interlopers: A roll-call of some unusual guests. Includes excerpt from Anderson's The Typewriter; S  (02:46)
  14. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Chains, and more. Includes excerpt fr

    1. Interlopers: Chains, and more. Includes excerpt from Varèse's Intégrales; Gershwin's An American in  (02:35)
  15. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Purpose-built oddities: wind machines

    1. Interlopers: Purpose-built oddities: wind machines. Includes excerpts from Vaughan Williams' Sympho  (01:42)
  16. Don Quixote, fantastic variations for cello & orchestra, Op. 35: Variation VIII

    1. Variation VIII  (01:13)
  17. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: National calling cards: the guitar fo

    1. Interlopers: National calling cards: the guitar for Spain. Includes excerpt from Rodrigo's Conciert  (00:56)
  18. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: And the guitar's poor American relati

    1. Interlopers: And the guitar's poor American relative, the banjo. Includes excerpt from Seeger's Was  (00:19)
  19. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: And poorer still, the mouth organ. In

    1. Interlopers: And poorer still, the mouth organ. Includes excerpt from Steiner's The Treasure of the  (00:18)
  20. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The Balalaika for Russia. Includes ex

    1. Interlopers: The Balalaika for Russia. Includes excerpt from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet (Act 2, N  (00:13)
  21. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The maracas for Mexico. Includes exce

    1. Interlopers: The maracas for Mexico. Includes excerpt from Sanchez's The Treasure of the Sierra Mad  (00:18)
  22. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The bongos and the congas and a whole

    1. Interlopers: The bongos and the congas and a whole wealth of other drums for Africa and Central Ame  (00:26)
  23. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The sitar for India. Includes excerpt

    1. Interlopers: The sitar for India. Includes excerpt from Evening Raga: Bhapoli  (00:17)
  24. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The accordion for France (especially

    1. Interlopers: The accordion for France (especially Paris). Includes excerpt from Ferré's Paris canai  (00:20)
  25. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The zither for Vienna. Includes excer

    1. Interlopers: The zither for Vienna. Includes excerpt from Kárás's The Third Man (Theme)  (00:25)
  26. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The cimbalom for Hungary. Includes ex

    1. Interlopers: The cimbalom for Hungary. Includes excerpt from Traditional Hungarian Folk Dances  (00:21)
  27. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The guitar as an integral part of the

    1. Interlopers: The guitar as an integral part of the orchestra. Includes excerpt from Albéniz's Ronde  (01:20)
  28. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: there are whole orchestras of balalai

    1. Interlopers: there are whole orchestras of balalaikas. Includes excerpt from Traditional Russian so  (01:02)
  29. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The effect of the wordless human voic

    1. Interlopers: The effect of the wordless human voice, used purely as an instrument. Includes excerpt  (01:27)
  30. Sirènes, for female chorus & orchestra (Nocturne No. 3), L. 91/3: Unspecified excerpt

    1. Unspecified excerpt  (04:15)
  31. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Instruments and the imitation of natu

    1. Interlopers: Instruments and the imitation of nature. The clarinet as cuckoo  (00:42)
  32. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble, complete: The Cuckoo

    1. The Cuckoo  (01:46)
  33. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The flute as an all-purpose aviary

    1. Interlopers: The flute as an all-purpose aviary  (00:14)
  34. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble, complete: The Aviary

    1. The Aviary  (01:08)
  35. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The oboe as a duck

    1. Interlopers: The oboe as a duck  (00:36)
  36. Peter and the Wolf, children's tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67: The Duck

    1. The Duck  (01:55)
  37. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The recording of reality. Does it wor

    1. Interlopers: The recording of reality. Does it work as well?  (00:12)
  38. Pini di Roma (The Pines of Rome), symphonic poem, P. 141: The Pines of the Janiculum (excerpt)

    1. The Pines of the Janiculum (excerpt)  (01:17)
  39. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The recording of reality electronical

    1. Interlopers: The recording of reality electronically reborn in new guises  (00:32)
  40. Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra), for orchestra & taped bird songs, Op. 61: Excerpt (movement 2)

    1. Excerpt (movement 2)  (01:12)
  41. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Beethoven turns avian: cuckoo, nighti

    1. Interlopers: Beethoven turns avian: cuckoo, nightingale, and quail  (00:26)
  42. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral") Op. 68: Andante molto mosso (excerpt)

    1. Andante molto mosso (excerpt)  (01:12)
  43. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Some improbable casting: the violin a

    1. Interlopers: Some improbable casting: the violin as braying donkey  (00:33)
  44. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble, complete: Persons with Long Ears

    1. Persons with Long Ears  (00:47)
  45. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: A truly orchestral hee-haw to be reck

    1. Interlopers: A truly orchestral hee-haw to be reckoned with  (00:09)
  46. A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture, Op. 21: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (00:29)
  47. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: A thunderstorm in a million

    1. Interlopers: A thunderstorm in a million  (00:17)
  48. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral") Op. 68: Allegro - Allegretto (excerpt)

    1. Allegro - Allegretto (excerpt)  (03:57)
  49. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: The instrumental depiction of a silen

    1. Interlopers: The instrumental depiction of a silent world  (02:07)
  50. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble, complete: The Aquarium

    1. The Aquarium  (02:20)
  51. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: Interlopers: Saint-Saëns' menagerie takes a curtai

    1. Interlopers: Saint-Saëns' menagerie takes a curtain call  (00:24)
  52. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble, complete: Finale

    1. Finale  (02:09)

Disc 7

  1. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The grouping of instrumental famili

    1. The Orchestra: The grouping of instrumental families. An additive approach. First, two violins  (01:20)
  2. Duos (44), for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 4

    1. No. 4  (00:47)
  3. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: A greater contrast, both pitch and

    1. The Orchestra: A greater contrast, both pitch and character: violin and viola  (00:27)
  4. Duo for violin & viola No. 2 in B flat major, K. 424: Finale. Variations 1 & 2

    1. Finale. Variations 1 & 2  (02:18)
  5. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Arrival at the standard string trio

    1. The Orchestra: Arrival at the standard string trio: violin, viola, and cello  (00:12)
  6. String Trio in B flat major, D. 581: Menuetto (excerpt)

    1. Menuetto (excerpt)  (01:09)
  7. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The string quartet: two violins, vi

    1. The Orchestra: The string quartet: two violins, viola, and cello  (00:20)
  8. String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18/1: Excerpt (Movement 3)

    1. Excerpt (Movement 3)  (01:53)
  9. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The string quintet - when the extra

    1. The Orchestra: The string quintet - when the extra instrument is a second viola  (00:30)
  10. Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello, No. 5 in D major ("String Quintet No. 5"), K. 593: Adagio (excerpt)

    1. Adagio (excerpt)  (02:21)
  11. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The string quintet - when the extra

    1. The Orchestra: The string quintet - when the extra instrument is a second cello  (00:19)
  12. Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C major, D. 956 (Op. posth. 163): Movement 3 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 3 (excerpt)  (02:12)
  13. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The string sextet: two violins, two

    1. The Orchestra: The string sextet: two violins, two violas, and two cellos  (00:16)
  14. String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18: Movement 2 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 2 (excerpt)  (01:27)
  15. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The string octet: the standard stri

    1. The Orchestra: The string octet: the standard string quartet times two  (00:20)
  16. Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20: Movement 1 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 1 (excerpt)  (02:16)
  17. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Double the string octet: a fully fl

    1. The Orchestra: Double the string octet: a fully fledged string orchestra  (00:15)
  18. Symphony No. 2 in B flat major ("Lobgesang", "Hymn of Praise"), Op. 52: Finale (excerpt)

    1. Finale (excerpt)  (02:12)
  19. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The massed strings of a symphony or

    1. The Orchestra: The massed strings of a symphony orchestra  (00:37)
  20. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras: Excerpt

    1. Excerpt  (02:58)
  21. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Contrasts of pitch and instrumental

    1. The Orchestra: Contrasts of pitch and instrumental 'colour' in the woodwind section  (00:44)
  22. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5: Theme

    1. Theme  (01:10)
  23. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: In the First Variation it's the hor

    1. The Orchestra: In the First Variation it's the horn that gets the lion's share  (00:05)
  24. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5  (01:28)
  25. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: In Variation Two the torch is hande

    1. The Orchestra: In Variation Two the torch is handed to the bassoon  (00:07)
  26. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5: Variation 2

    1. Variation 2  (01:08)
  27. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: in Variation Three the oboe leads

    1. The Orchestra: in Variation Three the oboe leads  (00:13)
  28. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5: Variation 3

    1. Variation 3  (01:12)
  29. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Variation Four: conversation before

    1. The Orchestra: Variation Four: conversation before returning to a solo-dominated texture  (00:07)
  30. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5: Variation 4

    1. Variation 4  (01:17)
  31. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: And Variation Five is dominated by

    1. The Orchestra: And Variation Five is dominated by the clarinet  (00:04)
  32. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5: Variation 5

    1. Variation 5  (01:12)
  33. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The next to be featured is the virt

    1. The Orchestra: The next to be featured is the virtuoso flute  (00:07)
  34. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5: Variation 6

    1. Variation 6  (01:22)
  35. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Individual farewells and a closing

    1. The Orchestra: Individual farewells and a closing chorus  (00:19)
  36. Woodwind Quintet in A minor, Op.100/5: Variation 7

    1. Variation 7  (00:40)
  37. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: A mixed group: clarinet, bassoon, h

    1. The Orchestra: A mixed group: clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet, and double-bass  (00:19)
  38. Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon & strings in F major, D. 803 (Op. posth. 166): Movement 3 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 3 (excerpt)  (02:01)
  39. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The early classical symphony orches

    1. The Orchestra: The early classical symphony orchestra of Haydn and Mozart  (00:34)
  40. Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a): Finale (excerpt)

    1. Finale (excerpt)  (03:32)
  41. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Strings, wind, but no brass. What H

    1. The Orchestra: Strings, wind, but no brass. What Haydn and Mozart never knew  (00:34)
  42. Canzon No. 28 ("Sol sol la sol fa mi"), for 8 parts  (01:39)
  43. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Beethoven's Fifth: two horns, two t

    1. The Orchestra: Beethoven's Fifth: two horns, two trumpets, and three trombones join the team  (00:58)
  44. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate") Op. 67: Finale (excerpt)

    1. Finale (excerpt)  (04:28)
  45. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: From Beethoven to the massive orche

    1. The Orchestra: From Beethoven to the massive orchestras of Berlioz, Wagner, and Mahler  (00:27)
  46. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Beethoven changed the face of the s

    1. The Orchestra: Beethoven changed the face of the symphony and the orchestra forever.  (00:47)
  47. Symphony No. 6 in A minor ("Tragic"): Movement 1 (excerpt)

    1. Movement 1 (excerpt)  (01:44)
  48. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The cult of orchestral elephantiasi

    1. The Orchestra: The cult of orchestral elephantiasis reaches its peak  (01:04)
  49. Symphony No. 1 in D minor for soloists, chorus, brass bands & orchestra, "The Gothic": VI: Te ergo quaesumus (excerpt)

    1. VI: Te ergo quaesumus (excerpt)  (01:43)
  50. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: When large doesn't necessarily mean

    1. The Orchestra: When large doesn't necessarily mean loud: Debussy  (01:10)
  51. Images (3), for orchestra, L. 122: Gigues (excerpt)

    1. Gigues (excerpt)  (01:50)
  52. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: A crisis of confidence; the orchest

    1. The Orchestra: A crisis of confidence; the orchestra's survival hangs in the balance, but it still  (02:41)
  53. Turangalîla-symphonie, for piano, ondes martenot, & orchestra, I/29: Chant d'amour 1 (excerpt)

    1. Chant d'amour 1 (excerpt)  (01:14)
  54. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: The advent of the 'early music' mov

    1. The Orchestra: The advent of the 'early music' movement brings a new vitality and freshness  (00:57)
  55. Xerxès, ballet: Gavotte en rondeau (excerpt)

    1. Gavotte en rondeau (excerpt)  (00:47)
  56. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: Computer and synthesiser: friends o

    1. The Orchestra: Computer and synthesiser: friends or foes?  (01:35)
  57. Concerto for 2 violins & strings in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Largo (excerpt)

    1. Largo (excerpt)  (02:13)
  58. The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts: The Orchestra: A speculative look ahead. Includes

    1. The Orchestra: A speculative look ahead. Includes excerpt from Bach's Mass in B minor  (03:24)

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