Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34 (excerpt)
Britten 5:11
2 Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’
Vaughan Williams 4:15
3 Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op.325 (excerpt)
Johann Strauss II 1:06
4 Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in E Minor, Op.64: 2nd movement: Andante
Mendelssohn 8:06
5 String Quartet No.2 in D (arr. for String Orchestra): 2nd movement: Scherzo (Allegro)
Borodin 5:07
6 Concerto for Cello & Orchestra in E Minor, Op.85: 3rd movement: Adagio
Elgar 4:24
7 Concerto for Flute & Harp in C, K.299: 2nd movement: Andantino
Mozart 8:42
8 Pizzicato Polka
Johann Strauss II - Josef Strauss 2:35
9 Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar & Orchestra: 2nd movement: Adagio
Rodrigo 10:55
10 Passacaglia: Death of Falstaff (from ‘Suite From “Henry V”’)
Walton 2:56
11 LʼElephant (The Elephant) (from ‘Carnival of the Animals’) Le cygne (The Swan) (from ‘Carnival of the Animals’)
Saint‐Saëns 4:26
12 Serenade No.13 for Strings, in G, K.525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) 1st movement: Allegro
Mozart 6:14
13 Adagio for Strings, Op.11
Barber 8:04
14 Meditation from ‘Thais’
Massenet 5:04

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar [guitar]:
Michael Conn (guitarist) (track 9)
cello:
Paul Tortelier (cellist) (track 6)
cello arranger:
Paul Vidal (composer and teacher) (track 11)
flute:
Philippa Davies (flautist) (track 7)
harp:
Rachel Masters (harp player) (track 7)
arranger:
Ralph Greaves (1934) (track 2)
composer:
Jules Massenet (French Romantic composer) (track 14)
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, “Walzerkönig”, Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (track 3)
Sir William Walton (composer and conductor) (track 10)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1778-04) (track 7)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1787) (track 12)
Felix Mendelssohn (composer) (1838 – 1844-09-16) (track 4)
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, “Walzerkönig”, Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (1869) (track 8)
Josef Strauss (composer) (1869) (track 8)
Camille Saint‐Saëns (1886-02) (track 11)
Edward Elgar (composer) (1918 – 1919) (track 6)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (English composer) (1924 – 1928) (track 2)
Samuel Barber (American orchestral, choral, opera & piano composer) (1936) (track 13)
Joaquín Rodrigo (Spanish composer and virtuoso pianist) (1939) (track 9)
Benjamin Britten (English composer) (1946) (tracks 1, 1, 1, 1)
concertmaster:
Barry Wilde (track 12)
conductor:
John Gerogiadis (track 8)
Eivind Aadland (conductor) (track 13)
Enrique Batiz (conductor and pianist) (tracks 1, 14)
Wilfried Boettcher (conductor) (track 2)
Sir Charles Groves (conductor) (track 6)
Richard Hickox (conductor) (track 7)
Jaime Laredo (violinist & conductor) (track 4)
John Lubbock (English singer, conductor & founder of Orchestra of St. John’s, Smith Square Orchestra) (track 9)
Tonko Ninic (track 5)
Andre Previn (pianist & conductor) (track 10)
Leonhard Villinger (conductor of some Vienna pops orcestra) (track 3)
Barry Wordsworth (conductor) (track 11)
orchestra:
City of London Sinfonia (chamber orchestra) (track 7)
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 8, 11)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 1, 6, 10, 14)
orchestrator:
Paul Vidal (composer and teacher) (track 11)
Samuel Barber (American orchestral, choral, opera & piano composer) (1938) (track 13)
performer:
revised by:
Felix Mendelssohn (composer) (1845) (track 4)
solo violin:
John Gerogiadis (track 14)
premiered at:
[radio broadcast] (1938-11-05) (track 13)
publisher:
Oxford University Press (1936) (track 2)
part of:
Works of Josef Strauss by opus number (number: op. 234) (track 8)
Works of Johann Strauss Jr. by opus number (number: op. 325) (track 3)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Adagio for Strings (arr. Lucien Cailliet for clarinet choir) (track 13)
Adagio for Strings (Lee Jackson arrangement) (track 13)
Adagio for Strings (arr. John O'Reilly for woodwind band) (track 13)
Adagio for Strings (Bond arrangement) (track 13)
Adagio for Strings (for organ, Strickland) (track 13)
Adagio for Strings (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
Agnus Dei (arr. Samuel Barber for chorus) (track 13)
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio (for harp and orchestra, Rodrigo 1974) (track 9)
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, op. 325 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Le Carnaval des animaux: V. L'Éléphant (catch-all for arrangements) (track 11)
Viola Concerto: III. Adagio (arr. Lionel Tertis) (track 6)
is based on:
Greensleeves (track 2)
Lovely Joan (traditional English folk song) (track 2)
Sir John in Love (track 2)
is the basis for:
Concerto de Aranjuez: Adagio (Tomita arrangement) (track 9)
Dov’è l’amore (track 13)
Game Start A (Mario Bros.) (track 12)
G’schichten aus dem Wienerwald (vocal version) (track 3)
Spain (track 9)
later translated versions:
orchestration of:
Le Carnaval des animaux: XIII. Le Cygne (part of orig. Carnival of the Animals, for cello and dual piano) (track 11)
part of:
Two Pieces for Strings from “Henry V” (for string orchestra, Walton) (track 10)
Concierto de Aranjuez (movement) (track 9)
Violinkonzert in e-Moll, op. 64 (movement) (track 4)
Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85 (movement) (track 6)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Adagio for Strings (track 13)
Le Carnaval des animaux: XIII. Le Cygne (for cello and orchestra, arr. Vidal) (track 11)
Meditation from Thaïs (for violin and piano, arr. Marsick) (track 14)
String Quartet no. 2 in D major: II. Scherzo. Allegro (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:

Release

illustration:P. Filipiak (illustratør)
manufactured by:MPO (French pressing plant, manufacturing and distribution company)
phonographic copyright by:Innovative Music Productions Ltd. (not release label) (1992)
part of:The Instruments of the Orchestra (IMP series) (number: Strings)
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/release/mr0002714195 [info]
ASIN:JP: B000024JUD [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/various-artists/the-instruments-of-the-orchestra-strings/ [info]