Annotation

Annotation last modified on 2014-09-30 09:50 .

Tracklist

CD 1: 1897-1907
CD 2: 1908-1917
CD 3: 1918-1927
CD 4: 1928-1937
CD 5: 1938-1947
CD 6: 1948-1957
CD 7: 1958-1967
CD 8: 1968-1977
CD 9: 1978-1987
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Adagio for Strings, op. 11 (The Philadelphia Orchestra feat. conductor: Eugene Ormandy)
Samuel Barber 3 6:24
2 Pagliacci, Act I: Recitar!...Vesti la guibba (Philharmonia Orchestra of London feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti, tenor: José Carreras)
Ruggero Leoncavallo 3:55
3 Veni sancte spiritus, Sequence in Mode 1 (Benedictine Abbey of Silos)
[anonymous] 2:47
4 String Quartet no. 13 in B-flat major “Lieb”, op. 130: V. Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo (Alban Berg Quartett)
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:08
5 Così fan tutte, Act I Scene 6: Soave sia il vento (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:19
6 Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo in D major, Wq. 18: III. Allegro di molto (harpsichord: Bob van Asperen)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 4:26
7 Frottole, libro tertio: El grillo (Hilliard Ensemble)
Josquin des Prez 1:50
8 Canzon villanesca alla napolitana: Vecchie letrose non valete niente (Hespèrion XX feat. conductor: Jordi Savali)
Adrian Willaert 2:09
9 Vespro della beata vergine, SV 206: I. Deus in adjutorium meum intende / II. Domine ad adjuvandum me festina (Taverener Consort, Choir & Players feat. conductor: Andrew Parrott)
Claudio Monteverdi 2:02
10 Violin Concerto in E major “The Four Seasons: Spring”, op. 8 no. 1: I. Allegro (Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan, violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter)
Antonio Vivaldi 3:20
11 Requiem, K. 626: Sequenz: Dies irae (Chœurs et Orchestre de Paris feat. conductor: Daniel Barenboim)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1:47
12 La Belle Hélène, Act I: Amours divins (Toulouse Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor: Michel Plasson, soprano: Jessye Norman)
Jacques Offenbach 3:34
13 Clarinet Concertino in E-flat major, op. 26: III. Allegro (Dresden Staatskapelle feat. conductor: Herbert Blomstedt, clarinet: Sabine Meyer)
Carl Maria von Weber 2:16
14 Porgy and Bess, Act I Scene 1: Summertime (New Princess Theatre Orchestra & New York Choral Artists feat. conductor: John McGlinn, soprano: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa)
George Gershwin 2:42
15 Symphony no. 8 in F major, op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace (London Classical Players feat. conductor: Roger Norrington)
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:06
16 Requiem Mass (Manzoni Requiem): Sanctus (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti)
Giuseppe Verdi 2:27
17 Show Boat: Make Believe (London Sinfonietta feat. conductor: John McGlinn)
Jerome Kern 4:14
18 Romance no. 2 in F major, op. 50 (English Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Jeffrey Tate, violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann)
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:57
19 Symphony no. 8 in E-flat major “Symphony of a Thousand”, Part II: Chorus mysticus: Alles Vergängliche (London Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor: Klaus Tennstedt)
Gustav Mahler 5:47
CD 10: 1988-1997
CD 11: A Documentary History of EMI Classics

Credits

CD 9: 1978-1987

clarinet:
Sabine Meyer (clarinetist) (1985-09-09 – 1985-09-13) (track 13)
violin:
Günter Pichler (1982-06) (track 4)
Gerhard Schulz (1982-06) (track 4)
Anne‐Sophie Mutter (1984-06) (track 10)
Frank Peter Zimmermann (1987-11-20 – 1987-11-21) (track 18)
cello:
Valentin Erben (1982-06) (track 4)
viola:
Thomas Kakuska (1982-06) (track 4)
string quartet:
Alban Berg Quartett (1982-06) (track 4)
balance engineer:
Horst Kunze (balance engineer) (track 13)
Wolfgang Gülich (engineer) (1984-06) (track 10)
Michael Sheady (engineer) (1984-07-13) (track 11)
Tony Faulkner (recording engineer) (1986-04-20 – 1986-04-24) (track 19)
John Kurlander (engineer) (1986-04-20 – 1986-04-24) (track 19)
baritone vocals:
José van Dam (track 5)
bass vocals:
José van Dam (track 5)
bass-baritone vocals:
José van Dam (track 5)
choir vocals:
The Hilliard Ensemble (1983-02-14 – 1983-02-16) (track 7)
Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris (1984-07-13) (track 11)
chorus master:
Paul Hillier (Early music conductor, baritone & co-founder of The Hilliard Ensemble) (track 7)
composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 5)
Josquin des Prez (track 7)
Antonio Vivaldi (1723) (track 10)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 11)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1798) (track 18)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1825 – 1826) (track 4)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 2)
Gustav Mahler (1906) (track 19)
Samuel Barber (1936) (track 1)
conductor:
Riccardo Muti (tracks 2, 5)
Eugene Ormandy (1957) (track 1)
Paul Hillier (Early music conductor, baritone & co-founder of The Hilliard Ensemble) (1983-02-14 – 1983-02-16) (track 7)
Herbert von Karajan (1984-06) (track 10)
Daniel Barenboim (1984-07-13) (track 11)
Herbert Blomstedt (1985-09-09 – 1985-09-13) (track 13)
Klaus Tennstedt (1986-04-20 – 1986-04-24) (track 19)
Jeffrey Tate (conductor) (1987-11-20 – 1987-11-21) (track 18)
librettist:
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 5)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 2)
lyricist:
Josquin des Prez (track 7)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) (track 5)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 2)
The Philadelphia Orchestra (1957) (track 1)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1984-06) (track 10)
Orchestre de Paris (1984-07-13) (track 11)
Staatskapelle Dresden (1985-09-09 – 1985-09-13) (track 13)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1986-04-20 – 1986-04-24) (track 19)
English Chamber Orchestra (1987-11-20 – 1987-11-21) (track 18)
orchestrator:
Samuel Barber (1938) (track 1)
producer:
Peter Alward (EMI producer) (track 10)
Suvi Raj Grubb (track 11)
James Mallinson (producer) (track 19)
Bernd Runge (track 13)
soprano vocals:
Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) (track 5)
Margaret Marshall (Scots soprano active in late 20th century) (track 5)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (track 2)
vocals:
premiered at:
[radio broadcast] (1938-11-05) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1987) (track 19)
recorded at:
Evangelische Kirche (Seon) in Seon, Aargau, Switzerland (1982-06) (track 4)
Temple Church in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-02-14 – 1983-02-16) (track 7)
Zeremoniensaal (Hofburg Palace) in Wien, Austria (1984-06) (track 10)
Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1984-07-13) (track 11)
Lukaskirchgemeinde Dresden in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany (1985-09-09 – 1985-09-13) (track 13)
Walthamstow Town Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1986-04-20 – 1986-04-24) (track 19)
part of:
Works of Ludwig van Beethoven by opus number (number: op. 50) (track 18)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
"Soave sia il vento" from Così fan tutte (for two pianos, Anderson & Roe) (track 5)
Adagio for Strings (Lee Jackson arrangement) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings (arr. Lucien Cailliet for clarinet choir) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings (for organ, Strickland) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings (arr. John O'Reilly for woodwind band) (track 1)
Agnus Dei (arr. Samuel Barber for chorus) (track 1)
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 2)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Romance (track 18)
String Quartet no. 13 in B-flat major, op. 130: V. Cavatina (for piano solo, Balakirev) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Dov’è l’amore (track 1)
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 2)
later translated versions:
part of:
Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (catch-all for unknown editions) (track 11)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 2)
recording of:
Adagio for Strings (1957) (track 1)
El grillo (a 4) (1983-02-14 – 1983-02-16) (track 7)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: III. Sequenz: a. Dies irae (catch-all for unknown editions) (1984-07-13) (track 11)
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no. 2 in F major, op. 50 (1987-11-20 – 1987-11-21) (track 18)
referred to in medleys: