Darren Henley: More Famous Composers (unabridged)

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Darren Henley: More Famous Composers (unabridged)

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26th Feb 2007




2 hours 16 minutes


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Darren Henley: More Famous Composers (unabridged)

* Handel

* Haydn

* Mendelssohn

* Chopin

* Rachmaninov

* John Williams

Read by Marin Alsop

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The first volume of Famous Composers written by Darren Henley and read by Marin Alsop, the American conductor, won a prestigious Audie in the US. Here, Henley and the Naxos AudioBooks team bring the combination of an entertaining but informative ‘life’ and numerous musical selections to a further set of six composers.

Darren Henley: Introduction


Darren Henley: George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

George Frideric Handel

The Water Music and Fireworks Music

A Music Duel and a Bad Temper

The Messiah, Zadok the Priest and a Recorder Sonata

Darren Henley: Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

Franz Josef Haydn

String Quartets and Piano Sonatas

The Nelson Mass and Concerto for Trumpet

His Biggest Achievement - The Symphonies

His Final Symphony and a Requiem

Darren Henley: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Felix Mendelssohn

The Octet and a Midsummer Night's Dream

Mendelssohn the Conductor

Hebrides Overture, Scottish and Italian Symphonies

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and in England

The Violin Concerto and Piano Concerto No. 1

Darren Henley: Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Frederic Chopin

Chopin in Paris, Mazurkas and Piano Concertos

Preludes, Minute Waltz, George Sand and Bad Weather

England and Back and A Funeral

Darren Henley: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Sergei Rachmaninov

An Opera and Symphonic Disaster

Silence. 2nd Piano Concerto and 2nd Symphony

3rd Piano Concerto and Paganini Variations

4th Piano Concerto, Homesickness and Motor Cars

Darren Henley: John Williams (1932- )

John Williams

Collaboration with Spielberg - ET, Jaws, Superman, Star Wars, The Sugarland Express/Jaws

John Williams talks about Star Wars

Harry Potter and Schindler's List

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