Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 90 "Italian": I. Allegro vivace
Felix Mendelssohn 7:45
2 Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 90 "Italian": II. Andante con moto
Felix Mendelssohn 6:45
3 Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 90 "Italian": III. Con moto moderato
Felix Mendelssohn 6:31
4 Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 90 "Italian": IV. Saltarello
Felix Mendelssohn 6:16
5 Capriccio Italien, op. 45
Peter Tchaikovsky 17:01
6 Symphony no. 7 in C major, op. 105: Adagio - Vivacissimo - Adagio - Allegro molto moderato - Vivace - Presto - Adagio
Jean Sibelius 19:16
7 Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: Mélisande (Act 1, Scene 2)
Jean Sibelius 4:44
8 Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
Otto Nicolai 8:19
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda
Amilcare Ponchielli 8:17
2 Carmen Suite: Prélude (to Act I). Andante moderato
Georges Bizet 1:21
3 Carmen Suite: Entr'acte (between Acts III & IV) "Aragonaise". Allegro vivo
Georges Bizet 2:29
4 Carmen Suite: Entr'acte (between Acts I & II) "Les Dragons d'Alcala". Allegro moderato
Georges Bizet 1:44
5 Carmen Suite: Prélude (to Act I) "Les Toréadors". Allegro giocoso
Georges Bizet 2:14
6 Carmen Suite: Entr'acte (between Acts II & III) "Intermezzo". Andantino quasi allegretto
Georges Bizet 2:24
7 Carmen Suite: La Garde Montante. Allegro (Act I)
Georges Bizet 2:24
8 Carmen Suite: Danse bohême. Andante quasi allegretto (Act II)
Georges Bizet 4:22
9 Capriccio Italien, op. 45
Peter Tchaikovsky 16:56
10 Le Coq d'Or Suite: I. Allegro / II. Moderato (Alla breve)
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov 8:50
11 Le Coq d'Or Suite: III. Allegretto
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov 3:30
12 Le Coq d'Or Suite: IV. Allegro alla marcia
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov 4:09
13 Semiramide Overture
Gioachino Rossini 11:47

Credits

CD 1

premiered in:
Moskva, Russia (1880-12-18) (track 5)
composer:
Otto Nicolai (track 8)
Felix Mendelssohn (1833) (tracks 1–4)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1880-01 – 1880-05) (track 5)
Jean Sibelius (1905) (track 7)
Jean Sibelius (1914 – 1924-03-02) (track 6)
conductor:
Sir Thomas Beecham (1942-06-13) (tracks 5, 7)
Sir Thomas Beecham (1942-06-13 – 1942-06-15) (track 6)
Sir Thomas Beecham (1942-06-15) (tracks 1–4)
Sir Thomas Beecham (1949-12-27) (track 8)
dedicated to:
librettist:
orchestra:
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1942-06-13) (track 5)
New York Philharmonic (1942-06-13) (track 7)
New York Philharmonic (1942-06-13 – 1942-06-15) (track 6)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1942-06-15) (tracks 1–4)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1949-12-27) (track 8)
premiered at:
[concert] (1924-03-24) (track 6)
publisher:
composed at:
Ainola in Järvenpää, Uusimaa, Finland (1914 – 1924-03-02) (track 6)
recorded at:
Liederkranz Hall in New York, New York, United States (1942-06-13) (tracks 5, 7)
Liederkranz Hall in New York, New York, United States (1942-06-13 – 1942-06-15) (track 6)
Liederkranz Hall in New York, New York, United States (1942-06-15) (tracks 1–4)
part of:
The Tchaikovsky Handbook (number: TH 47) (track 5)
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 105) (track 6)
arrangements:
Capriccio Italien (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
Capriccio Italien, op. 45 (for wind band, Winterbottom) (track 5)
Saltarello - Presto from Symphony no. 4 "Italian" (for 16 player pianos, Lehrman) (track 4)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (for brass band, Hawkins) (track 8)
has revision:
is the basis for:
part of:
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46 (for orchestra) (track 7)
recording of:
Capriccio Italien, op. 45 (1942-06-13) (track 5)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46: II. Mélisande (for orchestra) (1942-06-13) (track 7)
Sinfonia nro 7 C-duuri, op. 105 (1942-06-13 – 1942-06-15) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

premiered in:
Moskva, Russia (1880-12-18) (track 9)
additional composer:
Максимилиан Осеевич Штейнберг (Maximilian Osseyevich Steinberg) (1913) (tracks 10–12)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 2–8)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 13)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1880-01 – 1880-05) (track 9)
conductor:
Sir Thomas Beecham (1942-06-15) (tracks 10–12)
Sir Thomas Beecham (1949-12-21) (tracks 2–8)
Sir Thomas Beecham (1949-12-22) (track 9)
Sir Thomas Beecham (1949-12-27) (track 1)
Sir Thomas Beecham (1952-02-03) (track 13)
dedicated to:
librettist:
Arrigo Boito (track 1)
orchestra:
New York Philharmonic (1942-06-15) (tracks 10–12)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1949-12-21) (tracks 2–8)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1949-12-22) (track 9)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1949-12-27) (track 1)
The Philadelphia Orchestra (1952-02-03) (track 13)
recorded at:
Liederkranz Hall in New York, New York, United States (1942-06-15) (tracks 10–12)
CBS 30th Street Studio in New York, New York, United States (1949-12-21) (tracks 2–8)
part of:
The Tchaikovsky Handbook (number: TH 47) (track 9)
arrangements:
Capriccio Italien (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
Capriccio Italien, op. 45 (for wind band, Winterbottom) (track 9)
Carmen (arrangement for strings by Louise-Andrée Baril) (track 5)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les toréadors (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
is based on:
Carmen : Acte III. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts III & IV) (track 3)
Carmen: Acte I. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts I & II) (track 4)
Carmen: Acte II. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts II & III) (track 6)
Carmen: Prélude (track 5)
is the basis for:
La Gioconda "Dance of the Hours" (excerpt) (Stan LePard adaptation) (track 1)
Like I Do (track 1)
later parody versions:
part of:
Semiramide (track 13)
Carmen Suite no. 1 (tracks 2–6)
Carmen Suite no. 2 (tracks 7–8)
recording of:
Carmen Suite no. 1: I. Prélude (1949-12-21) (track 2)
Carmen Suite no. 1: II. Aragonaise (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts III and IV) (1949-12-21) (track 3)
Carmen Suite no. 1: III. Intermezzo (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts II and III) (1949-12-21) (track 6)
Carmen Suite no. 1: V. Les Dragons d’Alcala (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts I and II) (1949-12-21) (track 4)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (1949-12-21) (track 5)
Carmen Suite no. 2: VI. Danse bohème (1949-12-21) (track 8)
Capriccio Italien, op. 45 (1949-12-22) (track 9)
Semiramide: Overture (1952-02-03) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 1)

Release

part of: Masterworks Heritage (Sony Classical)
ASIN: UK: B0000029ZG [info]