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A to Z of Classical Music - 3rd Extended Edition (2 CD)

Item# 1000004427

A to Z of Classical Music – 3rd Extended Edition (2 CD)
Release Date: October 2000
Label: Naxos

This 2-CD set offers a comprehensive introduction to the works of composers across the centuries, from 1,000 year-old-Gregorian chants to contemporary composers such as John Adams and Philip Glass. An illustrated book including a unique classical music guide, information about composers, and an extensive glossary of musical terms and a unique guide to classical music, is also provided.

"… this 'ideal window on the world of classical music' in some way represents the history of music from Gregorian chant to Philip Glass. It's a hopeless task to achieve in 150 minutes (opera, thankfully, has its own A to Z), but here at least is a selection that avoids simply bundling together the most popular of popular classics. The generous 562-page book includes a glossary of musical terms and a guide to music in the movies. A bargain at budget price, and a perfect fast-minute stocking-filler." – The London Observer

Track Listings:
Disc 1:
1. Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
2. J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto (mvt II)
3. Bartók: 44 Duos for Two Violins (No. 14)
4. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 ‘Pathétique’ (mvt I)
5. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Marche au supplice)
6. Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (mvt III)
7. Britten: Simple Symphony (Playful Pizzicato)
8. Chopin: Impromptu No. 1
9. Debussy: Nocturnes (No. 2: Fêtes)
10. Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 (mvt III)
11. Elgar: Sea Pictures (Where Corals Lie)
12. Grieg: Piano Concerto (mvt II)
13. Handel: Messiah (For unto us a child is born)
14. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto (Finale)
15. Janácek: Sinfonietta (mvt IV)
16. Liszt: Gnomenreigen
17. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Von der Jugend)

Disc 2:
1. Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 (mvt II)
2. Monteverdi: Occhi, un tempo mia vita
3. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet (mvt II)
4. Palestrina: Motet: Hodie Christus natus est
5. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 (mvt IV)
6. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (O mio babbino caro)
7. Rachmaninov:Prelude in G minor
8. Rossini: Il Signor Bruschino (Sinfonia)
9. Schoenberg: Six Little Piano Pieces (II. Langsam)
10. Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet (mvt IV)
11. Schumann: String Quartet No. 2 (mvt I)
12. Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1 (Waltz)
13. R. Strauss: Four Last Songs (No. 1: Frühling)
14. Stravinsky: Petrushka (Russian Dance)
15. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (mvt III)
16. Telemann: Viola Concerto (mvt IV)
17. Verdi: Rigoletto (La donna è mobile)
18 – 19. Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto ‘La notte’ (mvts III–IV)
20. Wagner: Isolde’s Liebestod

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