History of Classical Music

History of Classical Music

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The History of Classical Music is an extremely affordable and accessible resource for the Listening and Appraising sections of the national curriculum. Robert Powell narrates a fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music from Gregorian chant to Henryk Gorecki (the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts).

Many musical expressions and musical forms are explained and illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years (all but a few taken from the Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/1999
Label: Naxos Audio Books
UPC: 9789626341407
catalogNumber: 4140
Rank: 192409


Disc 1

  1. Chant for Good Friday
  2. example
  3. example
  4. [Unspecified]
  5. Presul nostri temporis, conductus for 3 voices (attributed)
  6. Je Ne Puis . . . Amors Me Tienent . . . Veritatem, for consort
  7. Cantiga de Santa María 322, A Virgen, que de Deus Madre éste, Filla e c
  8. Saltarello No. 1 (GB-LBl Add.29987)
  9. Gloria
  10. Per seguir la speranza, ballata for 3 voices, S. 112
  11. Ce jour de l'an, rondeau for 3 voices
  12. L'homme arm
  13. Intemerata Dei mater, motet for 5 voices
  14. Saltarello No. 2 (British Library Ms. 29987)
  15. Deo gracias Anglia; Owr king went forth
  16. Ave Maria gratia plena

Disc 2

  1. Kyrie
  2. O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not, anthem for 6 voices
  3. Sanctus
  4. Kyrie
  5. [Unspecified]
  6. Réveillez vous, cueurs endormis, chanson for 4 voices ("Le chant des oi
  7. Tribulationem et dolorem inveni, motet for 5 voices, W. 8/57
  8. Thule the period of cosmographie, madrigal in 2 sections for 6 voices
  9. Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Boo
  10. Oy voy
  11. Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 15: Sonata octavi toni for 12 parts
  12. Thus the gloomy world
  13. Vi Ricorda
  14. Lamento d'Arianna, for voice & continuo ("Lasciatemi morire"), SV 22
  15. excerpt
  16. Lamento de castrato
  17. Te Deum Laudamus ("The Song of St. Ambrose" from Morning Service), for

Disc 3

  1. When I am laid in earth (from "Dido and Aeneas"), soprano aria (Dido's
  2. Hallelujah Chorus
  3. Was mir behagt is nur die muntre Jagd
  4. Presto
  5. Les Baricades mistérieuses, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 6e ord
  6. Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 1 in C major (WTC I/1), BWV 846 (BC
  7. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor ("Dorian"), BWV 538 (BC J38)
  8. Allegro
  9. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primave
  10. Sinfonia No. 4~Adagio non molto
  11. Adagio--Allegro
  12. Adagio
  13. String Quartet No. 42 in C major, Op. 54/2, H. 3/57
  14. Andante
  15. Adagio
  16. Der Holle Rache
  17. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), arrangement (from "Orfeo ed Euri
  18. La ci darem la mano
  19. Soave sia il vento
  20. Confutais maledictis
  21. Allegro
  22. Adagio sostenuto
  23. Ode to Joy
  24. Allegro
  25. Songe d'un nuit de Sabbat
  26. Allegro frenetico

Disc 4

  1. Seligkeit ("Freuden sonder Zahl"), song for voice & piano ("Minnelied")
  2. Theme with variations
  3. Allegro moderato
  4. Rondo for piano in C minor, Op. 1, CT. 192
  5. Polonaise for piano No. 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
  6. Merry Peasant
  7. Langsam
  8. Unspecified work
  9. Largo
  10. Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece fo
  11. Allegro molto moderato
  12. excerpt
  13. Polovtsian Dances
  14. Final Chorus
  15. Scherzo
  16. Un poco sostenuto
  17. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
  18. Adagietto
  19. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions
  20. Finale
  21. Allegro molto vivace
  22. Herr, lehre doch mich
  23. Quintet from Act II
  24. Coronation March
  25. ui la voce sua soave
  26. Una furtiva lagrima
  27. Works~Can-Can & other Dances
  28. Toreador en garde...
  29. Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Fawkes   Primary Artist
Idil Biret   Piano
Richard Hayman   Conductor
Gothic Voices   Ensemble
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Kenneth Jean   Conductor
City of London Sinfonia   Performing Ensemble
Capella Istropolitana   Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Yoav Talmi   Conductor
Stephen Gunzenhauser   Conductor
Wolfgang Rubsam   Organ
Antoni Wit   Conductor
Accentus Austria   Ensemble
Nicholas Ward   Conductor
Christopher Page   Medieval Harp
Takako Nishizaki   Violin
Barry Wordsworth   Conductor
Adrian Leaper   Conductor
Pinchas Steinberg   Conductor
Richard Edlinger   Conductor
Hanspeter Gmu¨r   Conductor
Jenö Jandó   Piano,Keyboards
Francois-Joël Thiollier   Piano
Balázs Szokolay   Piano
Alexander Rahbari   Conductor
Alan Cuckston   Keyboards
Michael Halász   Conductor
András Ligeti   Conductor
Nicholas Kraemer   Conductor
Bohdan Warchal   Conductor
Budapest Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Maria Kliegel   Cello
Slovak Philharmonic Choir   Choir, Chorus
Oxford Camerata   Ensemble
Michael Posch   Soloist
Pier Giorgio Morandi   Conductor
Oliver von Dohnanyi   Conductor
Timothy Roberts   Keyboards
Zdenek Kosler   Conductor
Dorothy Linell   Lute
Scholars Baroque Ensemble   Ensemble
Daniel Nazareth   Conductor
Steven Richards   Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Johannes Wildner   Conductor
Matyas Antal   Conductor
Eder Quartet   Strings
Northern Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hungarian Festival Choir   Choir, Chorus
Joseph Payne   Organ
San Diego Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Luba Orgonasova   Vocals
Failoni Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hungarian Radio Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Jerzy Maksymiuk   Conductor
Will Humberg   Conductor
Kodály Quartet   Strings
Raphael Wallfisch   Cello
Ensemble Unicorn   Ensemble
Andras Molnar   Tenor (Vocal)
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland   Performing Ensemble
Vienna Mozart Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Lynda Russell   Soprano (Vocal)
Scholars of London   Ensemble
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Laurence Cummings   Soloist
In Dulci Jubilo Children's Choir   Ensemble
Thomas Harper   Tenor (Vocal)
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra   Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus   Ensemble
Concentus Hungaricus   Performing Ensemble
Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Capella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna   Ensemble
Members of the London Symphony Orchestra   Ensemble
Antonio de Almeida   Conductor
Andrew Constantine   Conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra & Chorus   Ensemble
Donna Robin   Vocals
Jennifer Purvis   Organ,Piano
Nova Schola Gregoriana   Ensemble
Vincenzo la Scola   Tenor (Vocal)
Kasia Elsner   Lute
Manuela Schenale   Soloist
Hungarian State Choir   Choir, Chorus
Gunter Neuhold   Conductor
Stefan Vladar   Piano
Eduard Tumagian   Vocals
Peter H. Hill   Piano
Andrea Martin   Vocals
Tom Phillips   Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Richard Fawkes   Author
Robert Powell   Narrated by
Robert Powell   Read by
Jeremy Summerly   Director
Christopher Page   Director
Simon Weir   Programming
Thomas Wimmer   Director
Alberto Turco   Director
Richard Fawkes   Programming,Author
Josef Danhauser   Cover Painting
Sergio Vartolo   Director
Robert Glenton   Director

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