The A-Z of Classical Music

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The A-Z of Classical Music

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The A-Z of Classical Music

by Keith Anderson


CD 1

Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto (mvt II)

Bartók: 44 Duos for Two Violins (No. 14)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 ‘Pathétique’ (mvt I)

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Marche au supplice)

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (mvt III)

Britten: Simple Symphony (Playful Pizzicato)

Chopin: Impromptu No. 1

Debussy: Nocturnes (No. 2: Fêtes)

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 (mvt III)

Elgar: Sea Pictures (Where Corals Lie)

Grieg: Piano Concerto (mvt II)

Handel: Messiah (For unto us a child is born)

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto (Finale)

Janácek: Sinfonietta (mvt IV)

Liszt: Gnomenreigen

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Von der Jugend)

CD2

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 (mvt II)

Monteverdi: Occhi, un tempo mia vita

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet (mvt II)

Palestrina: Motet: Hodie Christus natus est

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 (mvt IV)

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (O mio babbino caro)

Rachmaninov: Prelude in G minor

Rossini: Il Signor Bruschino (Sinfonia)

Schoenberg: Six Little Piano Pieces (II. Langsam)

Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet (mvt IV)

Schumann: String Quartet No. 2 (mvt I)

Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1 (Waltz)

R. Strauss: Four Last Songs (No. 1: Frühling)

Stravinsky: Petrushka (Russian Dance)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (mvt III)

Telemann: Viola Concerto (mvt IV)

Verdi: Rigoletto (La donna è mobile)

Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto ‘La notte’ (mvts III–IV)

Wagner: Isolde’s Liebestod


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Glossary of musical terms

List of classical music in over 450 films

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto

Bela Bartok: 44 Duos for 2 Violins, BB 104, Vol. 1

44 Duos for Two Violins, Book 1, Sz. 98: No. 14. Parnas Tanc (Pillow Dance)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique"

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: IV. Marche au supplice

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto

Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4

Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzacato

Fryderyk Chopin: Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29

Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29

Claude Debussy: Nocturnes

Nocturnes: No. 2. Fetes

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 33: III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace

Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie

Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio

George Frideric Handel: Messiah, HWV 56

Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: For unto a child is born

Franz Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob.VIIe:1

Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob.VIIe:1: III. Finale

Leos Janacek: Sinfonietta, JW VI/18

Sinfonietta, JW VI/18: IV. Allegretto

Franz Liszt: 2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6

2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth)

Das Lied von der Erde: III. Von der Jugend

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49, MWV Q29

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49: II. Andante con moto tranquillo

Claudio Monteverdi: Occhi un tempo mia vita

Occhi, un tempo mia vita

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581: II. Larghetto

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Motets for 5-8 Voices: Book 3 for 5, 6 and 8 Voices

Hodie Christus natus est

Sergey Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 53

Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 53: IV. Vivace

Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro

Sergei Rachmaninov: 10 Preludes, Op. 23

10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor

Gioachino Rossini: Il Signor Bruschino

Il Signor Bruschino: Sinfonia

Arnold Schoenberg: 6 Kleine Klavierstucke, Op. 19

6 Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19: II. Langsam

Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (The Trout)

Piano Quintet In A major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (Trout): IV. Thema with Variations

Robert Schumann: String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2: I. Allegro vivace

Dmitry Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1

Jazz Suite No. 1: I. Waltz

Richard Strauss: 4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296 (text by H. Hesse)

4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 1. Fruhling

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1948 version)

Petrushka (1946 version): Tableau I: Russian Dance

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: III. Valse

Georg Philipp Telemann: Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9

Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9: IV. Presto

Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto

Rigoletto, Act III: La donna e mobile

Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, RV 501, "La notte"

III. Il sonno

IV. Sorge l'aurora

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde, Act III: Isoldes Liebestod

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