Tracklist

CD 1: Early Music
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Six Medieval Tunes
[anonymous] 5:35
2 Cantiga de Santa María no. 10: Rosa das rosas
Alfonso X el Sabio 2:42
3 Cantiga de Santa María no. 139: Maravillosos e piadosos
Alfonso X el Sabio 2:12
4 Codex Faenza: Kyrie
[anonymous] 1:14
5 Sanctus, Bibl. Nat. It. 568
Lorenzo da Firenze 3:21
6 Flos florum
Guillaume Dufay 4:32
7 Messe de Nostre Dame: Gloria
Guillaume de Machaut 4:03
8 Quam pulcra es, MB 44
John Dunstable 2:48
9 Requiem (Missa pro defunctis): Kyrie
Johannes Ockeghem 4:39
10 Absalom, fili mi
Josquin des Prez 4:27
11 [untitled]
Wilhelmus Legrant 2:09
12 Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen
Heinrich Isaac 3:43
13 O magnum mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria 4:10
14 Motets, Book III: Hodie Christus natus est
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 2:16
15 Ricercar
Andrea Gabrieli 2:27
16 Symphonia Sacrae Liber Secundus: Buccinate in neomenia tuba à 19, C 84
Giovanni Gabrieli 4:20
17 Toccata no. 5 in G major
Girolamo Frescobaldi 3:40
18 Scherzi musicali: Zefiro torna
Claudio Monteverdi 7:29
19 First Booke of Songes: Now O Now
John Dowland 4:42
20 Terpsichore, no. 286: Passameze à 6
Michael Praetorius 1:32
CD 2: Baroque
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Suite for Recorder and Strings in A minor, TWV 55 no. 112: I. Overture
Georg Philipp Telemann 8:23
2 Abdelazer “The Moor’s Revenge”, Z. 570: Rondo
Henry Purcell 1:16
3 Concerto Grosso in G minor “Christmas”, op. 6 no. 8: II. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli 2:50
4 Oboe Concerto in D minor, SF. 935: I. Andante e spiccato
Alessandro Marcello 3:21
5 Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425: I. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi 2:57
6 Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425: II. Largo
Antonio Vivaldi 1:48
7 Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425: III. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi 2:29
8 Adagio in G minor, T. Mi 26
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni 7:46
9 Violin Concerto in E major “The Four Seasons: Spring”, op. 8 no. 1: I. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi 3:40
10 Violin Concerto in E major “The Four Seasons: Spring”, op. 8 no. 1: II. Largo e pianissimo
Antonio Vivaldi 2:38
11 Violin Concerto in E major “The Four Seasons: Spring”, op. 8 no. 1: III. Danze pastorale: Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi 4:28
12 Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach 9:02
13 Canon in D major, T. 337
Johann Pachelbel 4:59
14 Water Music Suite no. 2 in D major, HWV 349: II. Alla Hornpipe
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:16
15 Cantata “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott”, BWV 80: Chorale: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:21
16 Quella pace gradita: Care Selve, Soggiorni Quieti
Alessandro Scarlatti 2:47
17 Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: I. Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:04
18 Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: II. Andante
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:29
19 Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:54
CD 3: Classical
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony no. 96 in D major “Miracle”, H. 1: I. Adagio - Allegro
Joseph Haydn 7:25
2 Serenade no. 13 for Strings in G major, K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”: I. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:26
3 String Quintet in E major, op. 11 no. 5: III. Minuetto: Con un poco di moto
Luigi Boccherini 3:57
4 Divertimento in F major, H. 2 no. 20
Joseph Haydn 5:52
5 Horn Concerto no. 4 in E-flat major, KV 495: III. Rondo: Allegro vivace
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:44
6 Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Christoph Willibald Gluck 6:34
7 Cello Concerto no. 1 in E-flat major, G 474: I. Allegro moderato
Luigi Boccherini 8:58
8 Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major “Elvira Madigan”, KV 467: II. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 7:40
9 Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, H. 7e/1: III. Finale. Allegro
Joseph Haydn 5:01
10 Symphony no. 40 in G minor, KV 550: I. Molto allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 7:25
11 The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:13
12 Medea: Overture
Luigi Cherubini 7:53
CD 4: Late Classical to Early Romantic
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Barber of Seville: Overture
Gioachino Rossini 7:28
2 Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, op. 6: III. Rondo: Allegro spiritoso
Niccolò Paganini 8:40
3 Symphony no. 8 in B minor “Unfinished”, D. 759: I. Allegro moderato
Franz Schubert 15:20
4 Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 90 “Italian”: I. Allegro vivace
Felix Mendelssohn 7:47
5 Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, op. 11: II. Romance: Larghetto
Frédéric Chopin 10:22
6 Symphony no. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastorale”: I. Allegro ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven 11:16
7 Der Freischütz: Overture
Carl Maria von Weber 9:50

Credits

CD 1: Early Music

organ:
Fernando Germani (organist) (track 17)
Barry Rose (organist / choirmaster) (tracks 15–16)
brass:
String and Brass Ensemble (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 15)
harpsichord:
Raymond Leppard (track 18)
choir vocals:
RIAS Chamber Choir (track 12)
Taverner Choir (track 7)
composer:
Alfonso X el Sabio (tracks 2–3)
Guillaume Dufay (track 6)
John Dunstable (track 8)
Heinrich Isaac (track 12)
Josquin des Prez (track 10)
Michael Praetorius (composer and organist) (track 20)
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1572) (track 13)
John Dowland (1597) (track 19)
Giovanni Gabrieli (1615) (track 16)
conductor:
Günther Arndt (track 12)
Enrique Gispert (tracks 2–3)
Paul Hillier (tracks 8–10, 19)
Raymond Leppard (track 18)
David Munrow (track 20)
Kees Otten (recorder / conductor) (tracks 1, 4–6, 11)
Andrew Parrott (track 7)
Denis Stevens (musicologist, co-founder of The Ambrosian Singers) (tracks 15–16)
Sir David Willcocks (tracks 13–14)
instruments:
Syntagma Musicum of Amsterdam (tracks 1, 4–6, 11)
Taverner Consort (track 7)
String and Brass Ensemble (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 16)
lyricist:
String and Brass Ensemble (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 12)
orchestra:
tenor vocals:
Hugues Cuénod (track 18)
Gerald English (English tenor) (track 18)
vocals:
The Hilliard Ensemble (tracks 8–10, 19)
part of:
Cantigas de Santa Maria (number: 10) (track 2)
Cantigas de Santa Maria (number: 139) (track 3)
is the basis for:
later versions:
part of:
Cantigas de Santa María (tracks 2–3)
recording of:
Absalon, fili mi (track 10)
Flos florum (track 6)

CD 2: Baroque

violin:
Iona Brown (violinist and director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields) (track 8)
Yehudi Menuhin (1979-12) (tracks 9–11)
mandolin:
André Saint-Clivier (mandolin player) (track 5)
flute:
Elaine Shaffer (track 1)
organ:
Fernando Germani (organist) (track 12)
harpsichord:
Paul Crocker (harpsichord) (1979-12) (tracks 9–11)
choir vocals:
Süddeutscher Madrigalchor (1967) (track 15)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 12, 17–19)
Arcangelo Corelli (track 3)
Johann Pachelbel (track 13)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (track 2)
Antonio Vivaldi (tracks 5–7)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1715 – 1730) (track 15)
Antonio Vivaldi (1723) (tracks 9–11)
conductor:
Louis Auriacombe (tracks 3–7)
Charles Mackerras (Australian conductor) (track 14)
Sir Neville Marriner (tracks 8, 13)
Yehudi Menuhin (tracks 1–2, 17–19)
Wolfgang Gönnenwein (conductor) (1967) (track 15)
Alberto Lysy (1979-12) (tracks 9–11)
instruments:
Camerata Lysy Gstaad (tracks 9–11)
Consortium Musicum (track 15)
lyricist:
Martin Luther (German theologian of the Reformation) (track 15)
orchestra:
Bath Festival Orchestra (tracks 2, 17–19)
Consortium Musicum (track 15)
London Philharmonia Orchestra (name used on budget releases, not the London Philharmonic or the New Philharmonia) (track 1)
Camerata Lysy Gstaad (1979-12) (tracks 9–11)
soprano vocals:
Nancy Argenta (track 16)
recorded at:
part of:
Breikopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 76) (track 15)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 565) (track 12)
arrangements:
Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 2 F-Dur, BWV 1047: I. (Allegro) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 17)
Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 2 F-Dur, BWV 1047: II. Andante (catch-all for arrangements) (track 18)
Canon and Gigue in D major, T. 377: I. Canon (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
Canon and Gigue in D major: I. Canon (arr. Max Seiffert) (track 13)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (arr. Mike Batt) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (for band, Leidzén) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (for piano, Friedman) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (for piano solo, Reger) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (for piano, Grainger) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (for solo piano, Cortot) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (for piano 4 hands, Reger) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (for piano, Tausig) (track 12)
Toccata und Fugue d-Moll, BWV 565, BV B 29 no. 2 (Busoni piano arrangement) (track 12)
is the basis for:
Christmas Canon (original version) (track 13)
Happy (track 13)
Lemming 1 (Lemmings, Commodore 64) (track 13)
Lullaby (track 13)
Simple Joy (track 13)
The Real Thing (track 12)
Toccata (track 12)
later versions:
White Viper (Tune 1) (C64 Game) (track 4)
orchestrations:
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (arr. S. Skrowaczewski) (track 12)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (Stokowski orchestration) (track 12)
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565 (orchestrated by H. Wood) (track 12)
part of:
parts:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Bach (track 17)

CD 3: Classical

trumpet:
Maurice André (track 9)
piano:
Annie Fischer (track 8)
horn:
Radovan Vlatković (track 5)
composer:
Luigi Cherubini (track 12)
Luigi Boccherini (1771) (track 3)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1785 – 1785-03-09) (track 8)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (tracks 5, 11)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1787) (track 2)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1788 – 1788-07-25) (track 10)
Joseph Haydn (1791) (track 1)
Joseph Haydn (1796) (track 9)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (track 2)
Sir Charles Groves (track 6)
Hans-Martin Linde (tracks 4, 7)
Sir Neville Marriner (tracks 3, 10–12)
Jeffrey Tate (conductor) (tracks 1, 5)
instruments:
Linde Consort (tracks 4, 7)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 2)
solo trumpet:
Maurice André (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1979) (track 9)
arrangements:
Celebrated Menuet (for violin and piano, Haddock) (track 3)
Concerto for Piano no. 21 in C major, K. 467: II. Andante (for piano and string quintet, Lachner) (track 8)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 11)
Menuette (Comedian Harmonists arrangement) (track 3)
Minuet (for cello and piano, arr. Goltermann) (track 3)
Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550 "Great": I. Allegro molto (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
is the basis for:
Mozart/Figaro (track 11)
Obiad rodzinny (track 3)
Sex'n fax (track 8)
orchestrations:
Quintet in E major, G. 275, op. 11 no. 5: III. Minuetto (orchestrated by Stokowski) (track 3)
part of:
Médée (track 12)
recording of:
Médée: Overture (track 12)

CD 4: Late Classical to Early Romantic

violin:
Yehudi Menuhin (track 2)
piano:
Maurizio Pollini (track 5)
composer:
Gioachino Rossini (track 1)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1808) (track 6)
Niccolò Paganini (composer) (1817) (track 2)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1822) (track 3)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830-04 – 1830-09) (track 5)
Felix Mendelssohn (1833) (track 4)
conductor:
Alberto Erede (conductor) (track 2)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 1)
Paul Kletzki (track 5)
Riccardo Muti (track 3)
Klaus Tennstedt (track 4)
instruments:
Kurt Sanderling (track 6)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 1, 5–7)
arrangements:
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sinfonia (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sinfonia (for wind ensemble, arr. Sedlak) (track 1)
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sinfonia (for two guitars, Giuliani) (track 1)
Ouverture aus der Oper Der Freischütz, S. 575 (for solo piano, Liszt) (track 7)
Romance (for solo piano, Balakirev, from Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 1) (track 5)
is the basis for:
Rabbit of Seville (1950 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short) (track 1)
later parody versions:
part of:
Der Freischütz (track 7)
Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 90 "Italian" (1834 revision, uncommon) (track 4)
Symphony no. 8 in B minor, D. 759 "Unfinished" (Brian Newbould completion) (track 3)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

Release

ASIN: US: B000002SCD [info]