tchaikovsky 55

Not to be confused with the incidental music he wrote for the play which is opus 67b, the overture was written in 1888 and followed similar ideas he used in “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Tempest.” It was dedicated to Edvard Grieg who he met in 1888 and took an instant liking to. Like so many of Tchaikovsky’s works it is filled with emotional turmoil, conflict, love, and a conclusion that ties together the piece that your listening to.
It begins with a loud resonating drum roll from the timpani, a prelude to a dark dramatic theme that as it’s developed is taken through a series of inner conflict. I’m reminded of an upcoming storm as the wind is blowing. A second theme is developed with swirling strings positive brass harmony from the trumpets and trombones. As quickly as it comes to a conclusion it gives way to the oboe and a third theme this one on the tranquil side. The other winds provide unique harmony for it as it segues to the strings who add a bit of romance to it. These are happy times. The trumpets offer a fanfare with excellent trombone harmony as it seques into another conflict of good over evil. The good prevails as the oboe offers the same serene theme again. Tchaikovsky as ending returns to the original theme as he often does in his works and brings a frenzy to a peak. He ends the work on a somber funeral like note as you hear the lower strings and timpani fade into silence.
The performance of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, a tchaikovsian, offers a tempo that isn’t rushed. The orchestra members know the work and their playing shows this. This is an excellent performance and a worthy addition to the 55CD Tchaikovsky box set.

The Tempest/Tchaikovsky

April 11, 2014

tchaikovsky vox box

 

 

VOX BOX #CDX 5079

The Vox Music Group was known to classical fans as the budget label in the 70’s. If memory serves me correctly Tower and another local classical shop sold them at 2 for $5.00. They used orchestras, conductors, and soloists who were not as well known, their vinyl had noise issues, warpage, and other little quirks but they offered some material that was not often recorded. I probably had well over a 100 in my collection. Over 20 years ago they introduced many of their old recordings in Vox Box collections consisting of 2 and 3 CD’s at an attractive price. This set offers in addition to the Manfred some of his lesser known orchestral works. The Tempest recording fits into that category. It is based on the work of Shakespeare and was composed in a mere 11 days in 1873. First performed in December of 1873 at a Moscow Russian Musical Society concert conducted by Nicholai Rubinstein and was an instant success. While Tchaikovsky was on tour he often performed this work. The years have not kind to it and it is seldom performed. Richard Freed, the author of the liner notes offers a reason that it is far too similar in style to his popular “Romeo and Juliet.”

The twenty minute work is divided into three sections: storm, magic island/love theme, and the leaving of the island to the sea. The storm is as you would think a violent depiction of a ship at sea floundering with the wind blowing gale force and the ship beginning to sink. It begins with an andante heroic theme with the horns playing the melody. It is an introduction that segues into the storm sequence as the tempo picks up. One can hear the influence that Tchaikovsky must have had on a young Rimsky Korsakov. This plays out like a Wagner opera. The second section offers the love theme which is similar in orchestration and style to “Romeo and Juliet.” While not as memorable a theme it still is a good one and enhances the tone poem. The third section is a combination of the turmoil of the sea with the peace and tranquility of two couples in love who row off into the sunset.

The work is definitely one that would be nice to have in your collection. The performance and recording of the Bochum Symphony conducted by Othmar Maga is adequate. There are other recordings available.

 

 

play it again

SONY MASTERWORK 88843 03384 2


Theme From Peyton Place

 

On April 1st Sony Masterworks released a two CD set called Play It Again Sam The Classic Sound of Hollywood a little different compilation featuring such conductors as Charles Gerhardt, Maurice Jarre, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Elmer Bernstein, John Williams, Arthur Fiedler, and Ennio Morricone. The tracks selected span a 40 year time period from “King Kong” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” They dug deep into the vaults to find such selections as “The Thing,” “Peyton Place,” and “Salome.” The CD which is available from Amazon for $17.00 is an excellent choice for the listener who wants a taste of my favorite soundtrack material Golden Age and several selections of material are included and performed by Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic. I can’t stress enough the superior recording, arranging, and performing such classic works as Max Steiner’s “King Kong (1933)” The seven plus minute track includes the main title, aborigine dance, and Kong’s appearance on stage in New York. This was one of the first major studio releases (RKO) that had 60 minutes of original music. I have it ranked as one of the top three scores of all time. “Salome” is a treat with its oriental mysticism remind me of a mature Rimsky-Korsakov with ear attention harp glissandos. With “Of Human Bondage” and “Between Two Worlds” you’ll hear the classic golden age sound that helped make there lavish productions even more extravagant with music you’ll walk away from the theater humming. Another seldom heard sleeper “The Thing From Another World” from multi award winning Dimitri Tiomkin is a departure from the brash dissonance of so many of the ‘B’ movies. Tiomkin was classically trained by Alexander Glazunov and it shows in this ten minute suite. Yes the theremin was used as it was in films of this genre especially in this time period. And I must certainly classify this one as an A- picture. Of course you’ll also hear your favorites from “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Gone With the Wind,” and “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.”
Track Listing:
DISC ONE
Peyton Place (3:23)
The Thing (10:34)
Salome (5:06)
Of Human Bondage (12:28)
Between Two Worlds (7:34)
The Sea Hawk (15:37)
Total Time: 54:40
DISC TWO
Gone With the Wind (3:06)
Doctor Zhivago (5:16)
Psycho (1:01)
Lawrence of Arabia (4:30)
The Magnificent Seven (3:59)
Vertigo (6:44)
Casablanca ( (8:43)
The Good,The Bad, and The Ugly (3:07)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (3:29)
King Kong (7:23)
Ben Hur (3:42)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (2:42)
Total Time: 54:22

  runner stumbles

BSXCD 8943

LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 UNITS

When I think of Ernest Gold I also think of Exodus, his Oscar winning film which has been recorded and included on 100’s of compilation releases over the years. He has done so much more that I need to revisit some of his scores which I’ve neglected to do.

Gold (1921-1999) was born in Austria and became a child prodigy like Korngold at an early age. His jewish heritage didn’t sit well and while attending the state academy of music in Vienna the family fled from Europe in 1938 to America to escape the hatred of Hitler for the jews. He eventually found his way to Hollywood and composed there from 1945-1992, over 100 films. Early on he did a lot of work for Lippert, Republic, and the Columbia ‘B’ unit. One of the films he did was The Land Unknown for Lippert which I have in my modest collection of films. It is nothing but ordinary. His scores got a whole lot better and this first time CD release to Sometimes the Runner Stumbles, starring Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger, and Tammy Grimes told the story of a relationship between priest and nun.

“Main Title” begins with two themes that are dominant in the score. It is a string and wind ensemble without brass or percussion. The oboe begins a religious feeling theme very quiet. It segues into a variation of the second theme “My Rumble Seat Gal” and then the strings give the main title a lush treatment. “When Did She Arrive?/ The Tour” is a full on romantic treatment of the main theme with solos from the oboe and harp. “My Rumble Seat Gal” is a young female chorus with trumpets carrying the melody. It is repeated in other tracks sometimes a brass band style with a hint of cymbals. The lyrics which are clever were written by Mrs. Gold. “What About Your Responsibility” features religious overtones with the use of the organ. The orchestrations are well done and feature classical references such as a minuet, and a funeral like adagio. Gold makes the best out of a small ensemble and manages to give it a much fuller sound. Many of the tracks are less than 20 members.

Fans of Gold will find this to be a welcome addition to their collection and others who are more into a laid back easy on the nerves listening will certainly enjoy this. I’ve included an audio clip of the main title.


Track Listing:
1…. The Runner Stumbles Main Title (1:53)
2…. When Did She Arrive?/The Tour (4:26)
3…. Solona Evangelical Methodist (0:26)
4…. My Rumble Seat Gal (1:04)
5…. Flowers (1:01)
6…. Visiting the Webbers (2:55)
7…. Sister Rita’s Idea (0:39)
8…. What About your Responsibility to the Children (1:25)
9…. Living Arrangements (2:11)
10.. Coming in Sisters (3:36)
11.. Monsignor Nicholson Arrives/I Sleep in the Convent (2:27)
12.. Do You Want Me To Leave? (1:51)
13.. I love You Sister (0:45)
14. Praying with Erna (1:24)
15.. The Confessional (0:55)
16.. Your Sins Are Forgiven (2:58)
17.. There’s Nothing Human About You (0:53)
18.. The Letter and the Fire (4:20)
19.. Rita Declares Her Love for Father Brian (4:40)
20.. Mrs. Shandig’s Confession/Peace Be With You Father/End Credits (6:31)
Total Time 47:07

tchaikovsky 55

How long does it take to listen to this new release of 55 CD’s of more or less the complete works of Tchaikovsky? If I went without sleep for a couple of days I could get through it in about 60 hours, it is that complete. The price of the set is $129.95 which if you do the math works out to a little over $2.00 a CD. You might have some Tchaikovsky in your collection but it would still pay you to have this set for the wide variety of material it offers. It includes the symphonies, overtures, piano concertos, chamber works, piano sonatas, operas and so much more. I’ve included a listing of all material that is covered in this set. Orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, and the Royal Philharmonic are represented as well as such legendary artists Rozhdestvensky, Fedoseyev, Marriner and Ponti. While I can’t say that there is an outstanding recording, one that would grab your attention the offerings are all adequate and when you consider the price it has to be thought of as a best buy. You could spend many evenings enjoying the countless hours of his wonderful material.
The box concept seems to be a good idea for the storing of the CD’s. Each sleeve has the listing of what is included on that CD. The box opens nicely and allows easy access to the material.
The set can be ordered from http://www.naxos. com

Tchaikovsky was one of the earlier students of the St Petersburg Conservatory established by Anton Rubinstein, completing his studies there to become a member of the teaching staff at the similar institution established in Moscow by Anton Rubinstein’s brother, Nikolay. He was able to withdraw from teaching when a rich widow, Nadezhda von Meck, offered him financial support; this support continued for much of his life, although, according to the original conditions of the pension, they never met. Tchaikovsky was a man of neurotic diffidence, his self-doubt increased by his homosexuality. It has been suggested by some that an impending scandal caused him to take his own life at a time when he was at the height of his powers as a composer, although others have found this improbable. His music is thoroughly Russian in character, but, although he was influenced by Balakirev and the ideals of the Russian nationalist composers ‘The Five’, he may be seen as belonging rather to the more international school of composition fostered by the Conservatories that Balakirev, leader of ‘The Five’, so much deplored.
Operas
Two above all of Tchaikovsky’s operas have retained a place in international repertoire. Eugene Onegin, based on a work by Pushkin, was written in 1877, the year of the composer’s disastrous and brief attempt at marriage. He returned to Pushkin in 1890 with his powerful opera The Queen of Spades.
Ballets
Tchaikovsky, a master of the miniature forms necessary for ballet, succeeded in raising the quality of the music provided for an art that had undergone considerable technical development in 19th-century Russia under the guidance of the French choreographer Marius Petipa. The first of Tchaikovsky’s full-length ballet scores was Swan Lake, completed in 1876, followed in 1889 by The Sleeping Beauty. His last ballet, based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, was The Nutcracker, first staged in St Petersburg in December 1892.
Orchestral Music
Symphonies
Tchaikovsky wrote six symphonies. The First Symphony, sometimes known as ‘Winter Daydreams’, was completed in its first version in 1866 but later revised. No. 2, the so-called ‘Little Russian’, was composed in 1872 but revised eight years later. Of the other symphonies, No. 5, with its motto theme and waltz movement in the place of a scherzo, was written in 1888, while the last completed symphony, known as the ‘Pathétique’, was first performed under Tchaikovsky’s direction shortly before his death in 1893.
Fantasy Overtures and other works
Tchaikovsky turned to literary and dramatic sources for a number of orchestral compositions. Romeo and Juliet, his first fantasy overture after Shakespeare, was written in 1869 and later twice revised. Burya is a symphonic fantasia inspired by The Tempest, and the last of the Shakespearean fantasy overtures, Hamlet, was written in 1888. Francesca da Rimini translates into musical terms the illicit love of Francesca and Paolo, as recounted in Dante’s Inferno, and Manfred, written in 1885, draws inspiration from the poem of that name by Byron. The Voyevoda is described as a symphonic ballad and is based on a poem by Mickiewicz. Other, smaller-scale orchestral compositions include the Serenade for strings, the popular Italian Capriccio, and, rather less well known, four orchestral suites. Tchaikovsky thought little of his 1812 overture, with its patriotic celebration of victory against Napoleon 70 years before, while Marche slave had a topical patriotic purpose. Souvenir de Florence, originally for string sextet, was completed in 1892 in its final version.
Concertos
The first of Tchaikovsky’s three piano concertos has become the most generally popular of all Romantic piano concertos. The second is not so well known, while the third, started in 1893, consists of a single movement, Allegro de concert. Tchaikovsky’s single violin concerto, rejected as being too difficult by the leading violinist in Russia, Leopold Auer, later found a firm place in repertoire. For solo cello Tchaikovsky wrote the Variations on a Rococo Theme and the Pezzo capriccioso. Shorter pieces for violin and orchestra include the Sérénade mélancholique and the Valse-scherzo. Souvenir d’un lieu cher, written as an expression of gratitude for hospitality to Madame von Meck, was originally for violin and piano.
Chamber Music
Tchaikovsky’s chamber music includes three string quartets. The slow movement of the first of these has proved very popular both in its original form and in an arrangement by the composer for cello and string orchestra. The Andante funèbre of the third quartet also exists in an arrangement by the composer for violin and piano.
Piano Music
Tchaikovsky provided a quantity of music for the piano, particularly in the form of shorter pieces suited to the lucrative amateur market. Collections published by the composer include The Seasons, a set of 12 pieces (one for each month), and several sets of pieces with varying degrees of difficulty.
Vocal and Choral Music
Tchaikovsky wrote a considerable quantity of songs and duets, including settings of Goethe’s Mignon songs as well as of less distinguished verse by his contemporaries. His choral works include the 1878 Liturgy of St John Chrysostom and a number of other settings, many of them for unaccompanied voices, of sacred and secular texts.
Biography courtesy of Naxos

1.1
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 “Winter Dreams”: I. Daydreams of a winter journey. Allegro tranquillo
1.2
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 “Winter Dreams”: II. Land of gloom, land of mist. Adagio cantabile, ma non tanto
1. 3
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 “Winter Dreams”: III. Scherzo. Allegro scherzando giocoso
2. 4
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 “Winter Dreams”: IV. Finale. Andante lugubre – Allegro moderato
3. 5
Festival Overture in E-Flat Major, Op. 49 “1812 Ouverture”
Disk 2
1. 1
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian”: I. Andante sostenuto – Allegro vivo
2. 2
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian”: II. Andantino marziale – quasi moderato
3. 3
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian”: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace
4. 4
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian”: IV. Finale. Moderato assai
5. 5
Symphonic Fantasia in E Minor after Dante “Francesca Da Rimini”
Disk 3
1. 1
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 “Polish”: I. Introduzione e allegro – Moderato assai (Tempo di marcia funebre) – Allegro brillante
2. 2
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 “Polish”: II. Alla tedesca – Allegro moderato e semplice
3. 3
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 “Polish”: III. Andante elegiaco
4. 4
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 “Polish”: IV. Scherzo. Allegro vivo
5. 5
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 “Polish”: V. Finale. Allegro con fuoco (Tempo di pollaca)
6. 6
Hamlet, Op. 67a: Fantasy Overture for Orchestra in F Minor
Disk 4
1. 1
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: I. Andante sostenuto – Moderato con anima
2. 2
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: II. Andantino in modo di canzona
3. 3
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: III. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato
4. 4
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
5. 5
Marche Slave, Op. 31
Disk 5
1. 1
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: I. Andante – Allegro con anima
2. 2
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza – Moderato con anima
3. 3
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: III. Valse. Allegro moderato
4. 4
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: IV. Finale. Andante maestoso – Allegro vivace
5. 5
Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Disk 6
1. 1
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”: I. Adagio – Allegro non troppo
2. 2
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”: II. Allegro con grazia
3. 3
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”: III. Allegro molto vivace
4. 4
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”: IV. Finale. Adagio lamentoso – Andante
5. 5
Overture “The Storm”
Disk 7
1. 1
Manfred Symphony in B Minor, Op. 58: I. Lento lugubre
2. 2
Manfred Symphony in B Minor, Op. 58: II. Vivace con spirito
3. 3
Manfred Symphony in B Minor, Op. 58: III. Andante con moto
4. 4
Manfred Symphony in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Allegro con fuoco
5. 5
Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet”
Disk 8
1. 1
Festival Overture on the Danish National Hymn, Op. 15
2. 2
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS: Overture
3. 3
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 1: Scene 1. Melodrama. Moderato assai
4. 4
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 1: Scene 4. Fanfare. Allegro vivo
5. 5
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 1: Scene 4. Melodrama. Moderato assai
6. 6
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 1: Scene 5. Melodrama. Allegro giusto ed agitato
7. 7
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 2: Entr’acte. Allegro semplice
8. 8
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 2: Scene 2. Fanfare
9. 9
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 3: Entr’acte. Andante quasi allegretto
10. 10
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 3: Scene 2. Fanfare I
11. 11
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 3: Scene 2. Fanfare II
12. 12
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 3: Scene 2. Melodrama. Allegro giusto ed agitato
13. 13
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 4: Entr’acte. Andante non troppo “Elegy for Strings”
14. 14
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 4: Scene 5. Ophelia’s Scene. Andantino
15. 15
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 4: Scene 5. Ophelia’s Second Scene. Moderato
16. 16
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 5: Entr’acte. March. Moderato assai
17. 17
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 5: Scene 1. Dead Man’s Song. Andantino
18. 18
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 5: Scene 1. Funeral March. Moderato assai
19. 19
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 5: Scene 2. Fanfare. Allegro giusto
20. 20
Hamlet, Op. 67BIS, Act 5: Scene 2. Final March. Allegro risoluto ma non troppo
Disk 9
1. 1
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 1 Introduction
2. 2
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 2 Dance and choruses of the birds
3. 3
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 3 Winter’s monologue
4. 4
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 4 Carnival procession
5. 5
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 5 Melodrama
6. 6
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 6 Interlude
7. 7
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 7 Lehl’s first song
8. 8
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 8 Lehl’s second song
9. 9
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 9 Interlude
10. 10
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 10 Chant of the blind bards
11. 11
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 11 Melodrama
12. 12
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 12 Chorus of the people and the courtiers
13. 13
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 13 Round of the young maidens
14. 14
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 14 Dance of the tumblers
15. 15
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 15 Lehl’s third song
16. 16
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 16 Brussila’s song
17. 17
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 17 Apparition of the Spirit of the Wood
18. 18
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 18 Interlude – The Spring Fairy
19. 19
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 19 Tsar Berendey’s march and chorus
20. 20
The Snow Maiden, Op. 12: No. 20 Final Chorus
Disk 10
1. 1
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 43: I. Introduzione e Fuga
2. 2
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 43: II. Divertimento
3. 3
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 43: III. Intermezzo
4. 4
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 43: IV. Marche miniature
5. 5
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 43: V. Scherzo
6. 6
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 43: VI. Gavotte
7. 7
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major, Op. 53 “Suite Caractéristique”: I. Jeu de sons
8. 8
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major, Op. 53 “Suite Caractéristique”: II. Valse
9. 9
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major, Op. 53 “Suite Caractéristique”: III. Scherzo burlesque
10. 10
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major, Op. 53 “Suite Caractéristique”: IV. Rêves d’enfant
11. 11
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major, Op. 53 “Suite Caractéristique”: V. Danse baroque
Disk 11
1. 1
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55: I. Élégie. Andante molto cantabile
2. 2
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55: II. Valse mélancolique. Allegro moderato
3. 3
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55: III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
4. 4
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55: IV. Tema con variazioni. Andante con moto
5. 5
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in G Major “Mozartiana”: I. Gigue. Allegro (Arr. Tchaikovsky)
6. 6
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in G Major “Mozartiana”: II. Menuet. Moderato (Arr. Tchaikovsky)
7. 7
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in G Major “Mozartiana”: III. Preghiera. Andante non tanto (Arr. Tchaikovsky)
8. 8
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in G Major “Mozartiana”: IV. Thème et Variations. Allegro giusto (Arr. Tchaikovsky)
Disk 12
1. 1
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 1, Introduction (Moderato assai)
2. 2
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 2, Scene (Allegro giusto)
3. 3
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 3, Waltz (Tempo di valse)
4. 4
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 4, Scene – Entrance of Pages (Allegro moderato)
5. 5
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de trois. Intrada (Allegro moderato)
6. 6
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de trois. Andante sostenuto
7. 7
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de trois. Allegro semplice – Presto
8. 8
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de trois. Prince (Moderato)
9. 9
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de trois. Allegro
10. 10
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de trois. Coda (Allegro vivace)
11. 11
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de deux. Intrada (Tempo di valse)
12. 12
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de deux. Andante
13. 13
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de deux. Tempo di valse
14. 14
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de deux. Intrada (Tempo di valse)
15. 15
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5, Pas de deux. Pas d’action (Andantino quasi xmoderato – Allegro)
16. 16
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 6. Scene. Dusk Falls
17. 17
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 7. Danse des coupes (Polonaise)
18. 18
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 8. Final. Swan Theme (Andante)
19. 19
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 1, Scene. Swan Theme (Moderato)
20. 20
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 2, Scene (Allegro moderato – Moderato – Allegro vivo)
21. 21
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 3, Danses des cygnes
22. 22
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 4, Danses des petits cygnes
23. 23
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 5, Pas d’action. Second Dance of the Queen (Andante)
24. 24
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 5, Tempo di valse
25. 25
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 5, Coda (Allegro vivace)
Disk 13
1. 1
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 6, Scene finale. Swan Theme (Moderato)
2. 2
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 1, Scene. Danse de fançailles (Allegro giusto)
3. 3
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 2, Scene. La sortie des invités et la valse
4. 4
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 3, Scene (Allegro – Allegro giusto)
5. 5
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de six. Intrada (Moderato assai)
6. 6
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de six. Variation 1 (Allegro)
7. 7
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de six. Variation 2 (Andante con moto)
8. 8
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de six. Variation 3 (Moderato)
9. 9
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de six. Variation 4 (Allegro)
10. 10
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de six. Variation 5 (Moderato – Allegro semplice) and Coda (Allegro molto vivace)
11. 11
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 5, Dance hongroise (czárdás)
12. 12
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 6, Danse russe
13. 13
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 7, Danse espagnole
14. 14
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 8, Danse napolitaine
15. 15
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 9, Mazurka
16. 16
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 10, Scene (Allegro – Valse – Allegro vivo)
17. 17
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 4: No. 1, Entr’acte (Moderato)
18. 18
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 4: No. 2, Scene (Allegro non troppo)
19. 19
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 4: No. 3, Danses des petits cygnes (Moderato)
20. 20
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 4: No. 4, Scene (Allegro agitato)
21. 21
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 4: No. 5, Scene finale (Andante)
Disk 14
1. 1
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 1, Introduction
2. 2
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 2, March
3. 3
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3, Scène dansante
4. 4
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Entrée
5. 5
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Adagio
6. 6
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Variation 1 (Candide)
7. 7
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Variation 2 (Coulante. Fleur de Farine)
8. 8
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Variation 3 (Miettes qui tombent)
9. 9
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Variation 4 (Canari qui chante)
10. 10
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Variation 5 (Violente)
11. 11
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Variation 6 (La Fée des Lilas)
12. 12
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Coda
13. 13
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4, Pas de Six. Finale
14. 14
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 1: No. 1, Scène
15. 15
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 1: No. 2, Valse
16. 16
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 1: No. 3, Entrée d’Aurore
17. 17
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 1: No. 4, Pas d’action. Rose Adage
18. 18
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 1: No. 4, Pas d’action. Variation d’Aurore
19. 19
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 1: No. 4, Pas d’action. Coda
20. 20
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 1: No. 4, Finale
Disk 15
1. 1
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 1, Entr’acte et scène
2. 2
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 2, Colin-maillard
3. 3
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 3, Scène
4. 4
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 4, Pas d’action
5. 5
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 5, Variation d’Aurore
6. 6
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 6, Panorama
7. 7
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 7, Entr’acte
8. 8
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 8, Entr’acte symphonique (Le sommeil) et scène
9. 9
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 2: No. 9, Finale
10. 10
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 1, Marche
11. 11
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 2, Pas de caractère (Le chat botté et la chatte blanche)
12. 12
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 3, Pas de quatre
13. 13
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de deux. Entrée
14. 14
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de deux. Adagio
15. 15
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de deux. Variation 1
16. 16
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de deux. Variation 2
17. 17
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de deux. Coda
18. 18
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act 3: No. 4, Pas de deux. Polacca
Disk 16
1. 1
The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Overture
2. 2
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 1, The Christmas Tree
3. 3
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 2, March
4. 4
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 3, Children’s Galop & Arrival of the Guests
5. 5
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 4, Dance No. & Arrival of Drosselmeyer
6. 6
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 5, No. & Grandfather’s Dance
7. 7
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 6, The Magic Spell Begins
8. 8
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 7, The Battle Between the Nutcracker & the Mouse King
9. 9
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 8, No. in the Pine Forest (Journey through the Snow)
10. 10
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 1: No. 9, Waltz of the Snowflakes
Disk 17
1. 1
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 1, The Magic Castle
2. 2
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 2, Clara & the Prince – Divertissement
3. 3
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 3, Chocolate. Spanish Dance
4. 4
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 4, Coffee. Arabian Dance
5. 5
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 5, Tea. Chinese Dance
6. 6
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 6, Trepak
7. 7
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 7, Dance of the Mirlitons
8. 8
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 8, Mother Gigogne and the Clowns
9. 9
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 9, Waltz of the Flowers –
10. 10
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 10, Pas de Deux. Dance of the Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy
11. 11
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 11, Variation 1. Tarantella
12. 12
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 12, Variation 2. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
13. 13
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 13, Coda
14. 14
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 14, Final. Final Waltz & Apotheosis
Disk 18
1. 1
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito
2. 2
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: II. Andante semplice – Prestissimo
3. 3
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: III. Allegro con fuoco
4. 4
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44: I. Allegro brilliante
5. 5
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44: II. Andante non troppo
6. 6
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44: III. Allegro con fuoco
Disk 19
1. 1
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 75, 79: I. Allegro brillante
2. 2
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 75, 79: II. Andante
3. 3
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 75, 79: III. Finale. Allegro maestoso
4. 4
Concert Fantasy, Op. 56: I. Quasi rondo. Andante mosso
5. 5
Concert Fantasy, Op. 56: II. Contrastes. Andante cantabile
Disk 20
1. 1
Violin Concerto, Op. 35 in D Major: I. Allegro moderato
2. 2
Violin Concerto, Op. 35 in D Major: II. Andante
3. 3
Violin Concerto, Op. 35 in D Major: III. Allegro vivacissimo
4. 4
Sérénade Mélancolique, Op. 26
5. 5
Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34
6. 6
Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher, Op. 42: I. Méditation
7. 7
Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher, Op. 42: II. Scherzo
8. 8
Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher, Op. 42: III. Mélodie
Disk 21
1. 1
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 (Original version)
2. 2
Nocturne (Adapted from 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 19)
3. 3
Andante cantabile (Adapted from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11)
4. 4
Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62
5. 5
Andante cantabile (Adapted from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66)
6. 6
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48: I. Pezzo in forma di sonatina. Andante non troppo – Allegro moderato
7. 7
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48: II. Valse. Moderato (Tempo di valse)
8. 8
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48: III. Elégie. Larghetto elegiaco
9. 9
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48: IV. Finale, tema russo. Andante – Allegro con spirito
Disk 22
1. 1
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: I. Lord, have mercy
2. 2
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: II. Glory be to the Father
3. 3
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: III. O come, let us worship
4. 4
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: IV. Alleluia
5. 5
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: V. Glory be to Thee
6. 6
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: VI. Hymn of the Cherubim
7. 7
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: VII. Lord, have mercy
8. 8
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: VIII. The Creed
9. 9
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: IX. The mercy of Peace
10. 10
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: X. We sing Thee
11. 11
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: XI. It is meet
12. 12
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: XII. Amen, and with Thy Spirit
13. 13
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: XIII. Our Father
14. 14
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: XIV. Praise ye the Lord from the Heavens
15. 15
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: XV. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord
Disk 23
1. 1
Secular Choral Works: No. 1, Evening
2. 2
Secular Choral Works: No. 2, Autumn
3. 3
Secular Choral Works: No. 3, Child’s Song
4. 4
Secular Choral Works: No. 4, Blessed is he Who Smiles
5. 5
Secular Choral Works: No. 5, Why Does the Sound of the Revels Grow Silent?
6. 6
Secular Choral Works: No. 6, Much Too Soon in the Season
7. 7
Secular Choral Works: No. 7, Old French Air
8. 8
Secular Choral Works: No. 8, Dawn
9. 9
Secular Choral Works: No. 9, Nature and Love
10. 10
Secular Choral Works: No. 10, Before Sleep
11. 11
Secular Choral Works: No. 11, A Golden Cloud Slumbered
12. 12
Secular Choral Works: No. 12, A Greeting to Anton Rubinstein
13. 13
Secular Choral Works: No. 13, The Nightingale
14. 14
Secular Choral Works: No. 14, It is Not the Cuckoo
15. 15
Secular Choral Works: No. 15, Night
16. 16
Secular Choral Works: No. 16, Hymn to Cyril and Methodius
17. 17
Secular Choral Works: No. 17, A Legend
18. 18
Secular Choral Works: No. 18, Neapolitan Air (adaptation for chorus by Klimov)
Disk 24
1. 1
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 “In Memory of a Great Artist”: I. Méditation
2. 2
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 “In Memory of a Great Artist”: II. Scherzo
3. 3
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 “In Memory of a Great Artist”: III. Mélodie
Disk 25
1. 1
String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: I. Moderato e semplice
2. 2
String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: II. Andante cantabile
3. 3
String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: III. Scherzo. Allegro non tanto e con fuoco
4. 4
String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: IV. Finale. Allegro giusto – Allegro vivace
5. 5
String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 30: I. Andante sostenuto
6. 6
String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 30: II. Allegretto vivo e scherzando
7. 7
String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 30: III. Andante funebre e doloroso ma con moto
8. 8
String Quartet No. 3 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 30: IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo e risoluto
Disk 26
1. 1
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 22: I. Adagio
2. 2
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 22: II. Scherzo. Allegro giusto
3. 3
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 22: III. Andante ma non tanto
4. 4
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 22: IV. Finale. Allegro con moto
5. 5
Adagio and Allegro in B-Flat Major
6. 6
Three Short Pieces: No. 1, Allegretto in E-Flat Major
7. 7
Three Short Pieces: No. 2, Andante molto in G Major
8. 8
Three Short Pieces: No. 3, Allegro vivace in B-Flat Major
Disk 27
1. 1
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 1, January
2. 2
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 2, February
3. 3
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 3, March
4. 4
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 4, April
5. 5
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 5, May
6. 6
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 6, June
7. 7
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 7, July
8. 8
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 8, August
9. 9
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 9, September
10. 10
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 10, October
11. 11
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 11, November
12. 12
The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 12, December
13. 13
6 Pieces For Piano, Op. 51: No. 1, Valse de salon
14. 14
6 Pieces For Piano, Op. 51: No. 2, Polka peu dansante
15. 15
6 Pieces For Piano, Op. 51: No. 3, Menuetto scherzoso
16. 16
6 Pieces For Piano, Op. 51: No. 4, Natha Valse
17. 17
6 Pieces For Piano, Op. 51: No. 5, Romance
18. 18
6 Pieces For Piano, Op. 51: No. 6, Valse sentimentale
19. 19
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 1, Morning Prayer
20. 20
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 2, Winter Morning
21. 21
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 3, Little Horseman
22. 22
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 4, Mama
23. 23
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 5, March of the Wooden Soldiers
24. 24
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 6, The Sick Doll
25. 25
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 7, Dolly’s Funeral
26. 26
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 8, Waltz
27. 27
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 9, The New Doll
28. 28
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 10, Mazurka
29. 29
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 11, Russian Folksong
30. 30
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 12, Peasant’s Song
31. 31
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 13, Russian Dance
32. 32
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 14, Polka
33. 33
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 15, Italian Ditty
34. 34
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 16, Old French Melody
35. 35
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 17, German Song
36. 36
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 18, Neapolitan Dance Tune
37. 37
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 19, Old Nurse’s Song
38. 38
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 20, Witch
39. 39
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 21, Sweet Dreams
40. 40
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 22, Song of the Lark
41. 41
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 23, The Organ Grinder
42. 42
Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 24, In Church
Disk 28
1. 1
Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 80: I. Allegro con fuoco
2. 2
Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 80: II. Andante
3. 3
Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 80: III. Allegro vivo
4. 4
Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 80: IV. Allegro vivo
5. 5
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 1, Impromptu
6. 6
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 2, Berceuse
7. 7
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 3, Tender Reproaches
8. 8
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 4, Danse caractéristique
9. 9
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 5, Méditation
10. 10
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 6, Mazurka pour danser
11. 11
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 7, Concert Polonaise
12. 12
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 8, Dialogue
13. 13
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 9, Un poco di Schumann
14. 14
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 10, Scherzo-Fantasie
15. 15
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 11, Valse bluette
16. 16
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 12, L’Espiègle
17. 17
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 13, Echo rustique
18. 18
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 14, Chant élégiaque
19. 19
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 15, Un poco di Chopin
20. 20
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 16, Valse à cinq temps
21. 21
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 17, Distant Past
22. 22
18 Piano Pieces, Op. 72: No. 18, Scène dansante
Disk 29
1. 1
Scherzo à la russe, Op. 1 No. 1
2. 2
Impromptu, Op. 1 No. 2
3. 3
Ruines d’un Chateau, Op. 2 No. 1
4. 4
Scherzo, Op. 2 No. 2
5. 5
Song Without Words, Op. 2 No. 3
6. 6
Valse Caprice, Op. 4
7. 7
Romanze, Op. 5
8. 8
Capriccio, Op. 8
9. 9
Rêverie, Op. 9 No. 1
10. 10
Polka de salon, Op. 9 No. 2
11. 11
Mazurka de salon, Op. 9 No. 3
12. 12
Nocturne, Op. 10 No. 1
13. 13
Humoresque, Op. 10 No. 2
14. 14
Dumka, Op. 59
15. 15
Impromptu
16. 16
Impromptu-Caprice
17. 17
Valse-Scherzo
18. 18
Impromptu-Moderato
19. 19
Aveu passionne
20. 20
Valse Scherzo, Op. 7
21. 21
Abend-Träumerei, Op. 19 No. 1
22. 22
Scherzo humoristique, Op. 19 No. 2
Disk 30
1. 1
Feuillet d’album, Op. 19 No. 3
2. 2
Nocturne, Op. 19 No. 4
3. 3
Capriccioso, Op. 19 No. 5
4. 4
Theme and Variations, Op. 19 No. 6
5. 5
Six Pieces on a Single Theme, Op. 21: I. Praeludium
6. 6
Six Pieces on a Single Theme, Op. 21: II. Fugue
7. 7
Six Pieces on a Single Theme, Op. 21: III. Impromptu
8. 8
Six Pieces on a Single Theme, Op. 21: IV. Trauermarsch
9. 9
Six Pieces on a Single Theme, Op. 21: V. Mazurka
10. 10
Six Pieces on a Single Theme, Op. 21: VI. Scherzo
11. 11
Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 37: I. Moderato e risoluto
12. 12
Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 37: II. Andante non troppo quasi moderato
13. 13
Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 37: III. Scherzo. Allegro giocoso
14. 14
Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 37: IV. Finale. Allegro vivace
Disk 31
1. 1
12 Pieces, Op. 40: I. Etude
2. 2
12 Pieces, Op. 40: II. Chanson
3. 3
12 Pieces, Op. 40: III. Marche
4. 4
12 Pieces, Op. 40: IV. Mazurka in C Major
5. 5
12 Pieces, Op. 40: V. Mazurka in D Major
6. 6
12 Pieces, Op. 40: VI. Chant
7. 7
12 Pieces, Op. 40: VII. Au village
8. 8
12 Pieces, Op. 40: VIII. Walzer
9. 9
12 Pieces, Op. 40: IX. Walzer
10. 10
12 Pieces, Op. 40: X. Danse russe
11. 11
12 Pieces, Op. 40: XI. Scherzo
12. 12
12 Pieces, Op. 40: XII. Rêverie
13. 13
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato
14. 14
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta. Andante
15. 15
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: III. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
Disk 32
1. 1
Zemphira’s song
2. 2
Midnight
3. 3
To forget so soon
4. 4
Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1
5. 5
Wait!, Op. 16 No. 2
6. 6
Carry my heart away
7. 7
As when upon hot ashes, Op. 25 No. 2
8. 8
Do not leave me, Op. 27 No. 3
9. 9
He loved me so, Op. 28 No. 1
10. 10
If I had known, Op. 47 No. 1
11. 11
A soul floated gently up to Heaven, Op. 47 No. 2
12. 12
Darkness has fallen over the Earth, Op. 47 No. 6
13. 13
Whether in the realm of day, Op. 47 No. 6
14. 14
Was I not a blade of grass?, Op. 47 No. 7
15. 15
Wild nights, Op. 60 No. 6
16. 16
Gypsy’s song, Op. 60 No. 7
17. 17
Gentle stars shone for us, Op. 60 No. 12
Disk 33
1. 1
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 1, Grandmother and Grandson
2. 2
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 2, The Little Bird
3. 3
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 3, Spring
4. 4
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 4, My Little Garden
5. 5
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 5, A Legend
6. 6
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 6, On the River-Bank
7. 7
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 7, A Winter’s Evening
8. 8
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 8, The Cuckoo
9. 9
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 9, Spring
10. 10
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 10, Lullaby in A Major Storm
11. 11
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 11, The Flower
12. 12
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 12, Winter
13. 13
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 13, Spring Song
14. 14
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 14, Autumn
15. 15
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 15, The Swallow
16. 16
Children’s Songs, Op. 54: No. 16, A Little Children’s Song
17. 17
Six Romances, Op. 73: No. 1, We Sat Together
18. 18
Six Romances, Op. 73: No. 2, Night
19. 19
Six Romances, Op. 73: No. 3, This Moonlit Night
20. 20
Six Romances, Op. 73: No. 4, The Sun Has Set
21. 21
Six Romances, Op. 73: No. 5, On Gloomy Day
22. 22
Six Romances, Op. 73: No. 6, Once More, As Before
Disk 34
1. 1
Both Painfully and Sweetly, Op. 6 No. 3
2. 2
My Genius, My Angel
3. 3
Only You Alone, Op. 57 No. 6
4. 4
Do Not Ask, Op. 57 No. 3
5. 5
Death, Op. 57 No. 5
6. 6
No, Only He Who Has Known, Op. 6 No. 6
7. 7
Why?, Op. 6 No. 5
8. 8
The First Meeting, Op. 63 No. 4
9. 9
Not a Word, O My friend, Op. 6 No. 2
10. 10
Pimpinella, Op. 38 No. 6
11. 11
Sleep, Poor Friend, Op. 47 No. 4
12. 12
I Opened the Window, Op. 63 No. 2
13. 13
The Fires in the Room Were Already Out, Op. 63 No. 5
14. 14
Serenade, Op. 63 No. 6
15. 15
Why Did I Dream of You?, Op. 28 No. 3
16. 16
I Do Not Please You, Op. 63 No. 3
17. 17
Do Not Believe, My Friend, Op. 6 No. 1
18. 18
The Fearful Minute, Op. 28 No. 6
19. 19
Sleep, Op. 57 No. 4
20. 20
I Did Not Love You at First, Op. 63 No. 1
21. 21
On the Golden Cornfields, Op. 57 No. 2
Disk 35
1. 1
They said, You Fool, Do Not Go, Op. 25 No. 6
2. 2
No Time to Take a Walk
3. 3
Last Night, Op. 60 No. 1
4. 4
I Don’t Tell You Anything, Op. 60 No. 2
5. 5
Excuse Me, Op. 60 No. 8
6. 6
In the Shadow Outside the Window, Op. 60 No. 10
7. 7
Night, Op. 60 No. 9
8. 8
Nightingale, Op. 60 No. 4
9. 9
Simple Words, Op. 60 No. 5
10. 10
For One Simple Word
11. 11
Canary, Op. 25 No. 4
12. 12
The Eyes of Spring Are Blue
13. 13
So What Can I Say?, Op. 16 No. 5
14. 14
Oh, if Only You Knew, Op. 60 No. 3
15. 15
Oh, Sing That Song, Op. 16 No. 4
16. 16
Reconciliation, Op. 25 No. 1
17. 17
I Bless You, Woods, Op. 47 No. 5
18. 18
Evening, Op. 27 No. 4
19. 19
It Was in Early Spring, Op. 38 No. 2
20. 20
Amid the Din of the Ball, Op. 38 No. 3
21. 21
The Exploit, Op. 60 No. 11
22. 22
Mignon’s Song, Op. 25 No. 3 on a Theme from “Ruins of Athens”
Disk 36
1. 1
I Will Never Name Her, Op. 28 No. 1
2. 2
Six French Songs, Op. 65: I. Serenade
3. 3
Six French Songs, Op. 65: II. Disillusionment
4. 4
Six French Songs, Op. 65: III. Serenade
5. 5
Six French Songs, Op. 65: IV. Let the Winter…
6. 6
Six French Songs, Op. 65: V. Tears
7. 7
Six French Songs, Op. 65: VI. Enchantress
8. 8
Oh, if You Could, Op. 38 No. 4
9. 9
No Reply, No Word, No Greeting, Op. 28 No. 5
10. 10
New Greek Song, Op. 16 No. 6
11. 11
My Mischief, Op. 27 No. 6
12. 12
Love of a Dead Man, Op. 38 No. 5
13. 13
You Were in My Dream
14. 14
Oh No, Do Not Love Me for My Beauty
15. 15
Hamlet, Op. 67 (Excerpts): I. Ophelia’s First Scene
16. 16
Hamlet, Op. 67 (Excerpts): II. Ophelia’s Second Scene
17. 17
Hamlet, Op. 67 (Excerpts): III. Grave-Digger’s Song
18. 18
Hear at Least Once, Op. 16 No. 3
19. 19
I Never Spoke to Her, Op. 25 No. 5
20. 20
Before Sleep, Op. 27 No. 1
21. 21
Look, There Is a Silver Cloud, Op. 27 No. 2
22. 22
Had My Mother Borne Me, Op. 27 No. 5
23. 23
A String of Corals, Op. 28 No. 2
24. 24
Don Juan’s Serenade, Op. 38 No. 1
Disk 37
1. 1
The Oprichnik: Introduction
2. 2
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 1, Come in, do us the honour (Zemchuznyj)
3. 3
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 2, A duckling was swimming in the sea (Chorus of Girls)
4. 4
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 3, How wearisome it is to spend
5. 5
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 4, A nightingale chirps on leafy fronds (Natal’ja)
6. 6
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 5, See here if one should get sad over such a song! (Zachar’evna)
7. 7
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 6, Don’t worry, dear Andrej, step forward (Basmanov)
8. 8
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 7, Tell me, have you taken a decision? (Basmanov)
9. 9
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 8, No, my friend (Andrej)
10. 10
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 9, I thought I heard some voices (Natal’ja)
11. 11
The Oprichnik, Act 1: No. 10, Here you are then! (Zachar’evna)
12. 12
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 1, Introduction First Tableau
13. 13
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 2, Much as one tries, life never changes (Morozova)
14. 14
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 3, No more worries, mother, let the wind (Andrej)
15. 15
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 4, But you, son, keep purer than the snow (Morozova)
16. 16
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 5, Basmanov likes wine and pleasures (Andrej)
17. 17
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 6, Dear son, do not abandon me (Morozova)
18. 18
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 7, I leave, mother, but I won’t be away for long (Andrej)
Disk 38
1. 1
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 8, Introduction Second Tableau
2. 2
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 9, What refuge shall I find from my sins? (Chorus of Oprichniks)
3. 3
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 10, Brothers, stop being engrossed in G Majorodly things! (Vjaz’minskij)
4. 4
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 11, No, stay, I come from the Czar (Basmanov)
5. 5
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 12, Have you made this choice freely (Vjaz’minskij)
6. 6
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 13, Before you, like before God (Andrej)
7. 7
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 14, Are you ready, then, to take the sacred oath? (Vjaz’minskij)
8. 8
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 15, O Natal’ja, O mother! (Andrej)
9. 9
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 16, In the name of the almighty God (Vjaz’minskij, Chorus of Oprichniks)
10. 10
The Oprichnik, Act 2: No. 17, As glorious as the sun in a Major clear day (Vjaz’minskij, Chorus of Oprichniks)
11. 11
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 1, Introduction
12. 12
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 2, Dark times are looming on us (Chorus of People)
13. 13
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 3, Oh, how lonely I already feel! (Morozova)
14. 14
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 4, Filthy bitch, dirty broom (Chorus of Boys)
15. 15
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 5, I run to you, dear mother (Natal’ja)
Disk 39
1. 1
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 6, Let’s run away, come, let’s flee somewhere (Natal’ja)
2. 2
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 7, I am before you and before the Lord (Natal’ja)
3. 3
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 8, Go, princess (Zemchuznyj)
4. 4
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 9, I deny you, off with you, Praetorian (Morozova)
5. 5
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 10, Alas, I cannot fully grasp (Andrej)
6. 6
The Oprichnik, Act 3: No. 11, Take heart, brother in Faith (Basmanov)
7. 7
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 1, Honour and glory to the fine, courageous lad (Wedding Chorus)
8. 8
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 2, Dances of Oprichniks and women
9. 9
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 3, Friends, this day is both joyful and sad (Andrej)
10. 10
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 4, Oh, if only this banquet would end! (Natal’ja)
11. 11
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 5, You are my light, my life (Natal’ja)
12. 12
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 6, Oh, may they never age (Wedding Chorus)
13. 13
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 7, My respects to the noble congregation (Vjaz’minskij)
14. 14
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 8, Look, a frightening storm threatens (Vjaz’minskij)
15. 15
The Oprichnik, Act 4: No. 9, And so, my dove, do you know who is calling you? (Vjaz’minskij)
Disk 40
1. 1
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: Prelude
2. 2
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 1, Duet and Quartet
3. 3
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 2, Peasants’ Chorus and Dance
4. 4
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 3, Scene and Arioso (Olga)
5. 5
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 4, Scene
6. 6
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 5, Scene and Quartet
7. 7
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 6, Scene and Arioso (Lensky)
8. 8
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 7, Closing Scene
9. 9
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 8, Introduction and Scene
10. 10
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 9, Letter Scene
11. 11
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 10, Scene and Duet
12. 12
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 11, Servant Girls’ Chorus
13. 13
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 1: No. 12, Scene and Aria (Onegin)
14. 14
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 2: No. 13, Entr’acte and Waltz Scene and Chorus
15. 15
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 2: No. 14, Scene and Couplets (Triquet)
Disk 41
1. 1
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 2: No. 15, Mazurka and Scene
2. 2
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 2: No. 16, Finale
3. 3
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 2: No. 17, Introduction, Scene and Aria (Lensky)
4. 4
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 2: No. 18, Duel Scene
5. 5
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 3: No. 19, Polonaise
6. 6
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 3: No. 20 Scene
7. 7
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 3: No. 20, Écossaise I
8. 8
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 3: No. 20, Scene (continued)
9. 9
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 3: No. 20a, Aria (Prince Gremin)
10. 10
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 3: No. 21, Scene and Arioso (Onegin)
11. 11
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 3: No. 21, Écossaise II
12. 12
Evgeny Onegin, Op. 24, Act 3: No. 22, Closing Scene (Tatiana and Onegin)
Disk 42
1. 1
The Maid of Orleans: Introduction
2. 2
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 1, Let us all gather here (Chorus)
3. 3
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 2, I do not enjoy your songs and games (Thibaut, Raymond, Joan)
4. 4
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 3, Answer, Joan, will you obey my wishes? (Thibaut, Joan, Raymond)
5. 5
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 4, A distant fire… (Raymond, Thibaut, Chorus, Bertrand)
6. 6
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 5, Brothers and friends, dry your tears! (Joan, Chorus, Soldier, Thibaut)
7. 7
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 6, Almighty God (Joan, Raymond, Bertrand, Chorus)
8. 8
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 7, Yes, the time has come! (Joan)
9. 9
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 8, Farewell hills, dear fields (Joan)
10. 10
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 9, But will I have the strength (Joan, Chorus)
11. 11
The Maid of Orleans, Act 1: No. 10, Entr’acte
12. 12
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 1, Days and years hurry by (Minstrel)
13. 13
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 2, Oh! Agnes! (King)
14. 14
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 3, Ballet
15. 15
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 4, I am well pleased! (King, Dunois, Agnes)
16. 16
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 5, l beg of you, hurry now (Dunois, King)
17. 17
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 6, Grief! Grief! (Lore, King, Dunois)
Disk 43
1. 1
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 7, A terrible fate is upon us… (King, Agnes)
2. 2
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 8, If you have not been given the strength (Agnes)
3. 3
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 9, If it were not for you, my angel (King, Agnes)
4. 4
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 10, Glory, glory to our rescuer, our maiden! (Chorus, Agnes, Dunois, King, Cardinal)
5. 5
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 11, So you are a saint?… (Dunois, Joan, King, Cardinal)
6. 6
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 12, Holy father, my name is Joan (Joan)
7. 7
The Maid of Orleans, Act 2: No. 13, I must be silent before Cardinal (King, Agnes, Chorus, Joan)
8. 8
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 1, Halt, halt, you are dead! (Joan, Lionel)
9. 9
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 2, Why do you hesitate? (Lionel, Joan)
10. 10
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 3, I feel sorry for your beauty (Lionel, Joan)
11. 11
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 4, I surrender to you! (Lionel, Dunois, Joan)
12. 12
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 5, Glory to the King! (Chorus)
13. 13
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 6, Let us return, dear Thibaut (Raymond, Thibaut)
14. 14
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 7, Glory to the Almighty (Chorus)
15. 15
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 8, Glory, glory to the King! (Chorus, King)
16. 16
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 9, Oh God! My father! (Joan, Chorus, Thibaut, King)
17. 17
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 10, She bends her head… (All)
18. 18
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 11, Why are you afraid? (All)
19. 19
The Maid of Orleans, Act 3: No. 12, Joan, take advantage of this moment (Lionel, Joan)
Disk 44
1. 1
The Maid of Orleans, Act 4: No. 1, Introduction
2. 2
The Maid of Orleans, Act 4: No. 2, How can I resist this love? (Joan)
3. 3
The Maid of Orleans, Act 4: No. 3, Oh wonderful, sweet dream! (Lionel, Joan)
4. 4
The Maid of Orleans, Act 4: No. 4, You have disobeyed the will of heaven (Chorus, Lionel, Joan)
5. 5
The Maid of Orleans, Act 4: No. 5, Look, they are bringing her (Chorus)
6. 6
The Maid of Orleans, Act 4: No. 6, Holy father! Help me, I am afraid! (Joan, Chorus)
7. 7
Pique Dame, Act 2: Scene of the Countess
8. 8
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 1, Overture
9. 9
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 2, Iolanta, my little one, are you tired?
10. 10
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 3, That’s enough, dear, no more now
11. 11
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 4, Brigitta, is that you?
12. 12
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 5, A bugle call
Disk 45
1. 1
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 6, The expression you wear
2. 2
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 7, Hurry not, it is so dark here
3. 3
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 8, No, the charming attentions
4. 4
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 9, But where on earth are we?
5. 5
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 10, Iolanta! Where are you?
6. 6
Iolanta, Op. 69: No. 11, Please forgive me
Disk 46
1. 1
Mazeppa: Introduction
2. 2
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 1, Girls’ Chorus and Scene. I weave my fragant garland
3. 3
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 2, Arioso and Duet. You love the songs, dear companions
4. 4
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 3, Scene. Well, Vasily, you honour me wonderfully
5. 5
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 4, Chorus and Dance:There is no bridge here
6. 6
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 5, Hopak
7. 7
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 6, Scene and Arioso. That’s fine, I like that!
8. 8
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 7, Quarrel Scene. Mazeppa, I’m distressed by what you say
9. 9
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 8, Chorus and Mother’s Lament. As the storm brings clouds over the sky
10. 10
Mazeppa, Act 1: No. 9, Finale. Abandon your grief, Kochubey
11. 11
Mazeppa, Act 2: No. 1, Prison Scene. So this is the reward for my information
12. 12
Mazeppa, Act 2: No. 2, Mazeppa’s Monologue and Scene with Orlik. How still is the Ukranian night
Disk 47
1. 1
Mazeppa, Act 2: No. 3, Mazeppa’s Arioso. O Maria, Maria!
2. 2
Mazeppa, Act 2: No. 4, Mazeppa’s Scene with Maria. My dearest love
3. 3
Mazeppa, Act 2: No. 5, Scene between Maria and her Mother. How the stars twinkle in the sky
4. 4
Mazeppa, Act 2: No. 6, Crowd Scene. Will it be soon?
5. 5
Mazeppa, Act 2: No. 7, Finale. Hey ho, fiddle-de-dee
6. 6
Mazeppa, Act 2: No. 8, The Battle of Poltava (Symphonic sketch)
7. 7
Mazeppa, Act 3: No. 1, Scene and Andrey’s Aria. In Bloody battle, on the field of honour
8. 8
Mazeppa, Act 3: No. 2, Scene and Duet. I hear in the distance the clatter of horses’ hooves
9. 9
Mazeppa, Act 3: No. 3, Appearance of the demented Maria. Unhappy man! God knows
10. 10
Mazeppa, Act 3: No. 4, Finale. The old man’s gone, how my heart beats
Disk 48
1. 1
Cherevichki: No. 1, Overture
2. 2
Cherevichki: No. 2, Ah, how silvery the moon shines (Solocha, Bes)
3. 3
Cherevichki: No. 3, She’s got really warmed up (Bes, Solochna, Chorus of Spirits, Panas)
4. 4
Cherevichki: No. 4, Just look at the snowstorm (Oksana)
5. 5
Cherevichki: No. 5, A little apple tree was blossoming in the garden (Oksana)
6. 6
Cherevichki: No. 6, She never takes her eyes off herself (Vakulam Oksana)
7. 7
Cherevichki: No. 7, Look at the way you are! (Oksana, Cub, Vakula)
8. 8
Cherevichki: No. 8, What’s all this noise? (Oksana, Vakula)
9. 9
Cherevichki: No. 9, If only people were a bit more intelligent (Oksana, Vakula, Chorus)
Disk 49
1. 1
Cherevichki: No. 10, Intermezzo
2. 2
Cherevichki: No. 11, The storm has swept my broomstick away (Solocha, Bes)
3. 3
Cherevichki: No. 12, Now that’s what I call now (Golova, Solochna)
4. 4
Cherevichki: No. 13, Is anyone in? (Schoolmaster, Solochna)
5. 5
Cherevichki: No. 14, A woman runs after the devil (Schoolmaster, Solochna)
6. 6
Cherevichki: No. 15, Greetings! (Cub, Solochna, Vakula)
7. 7
Cherevichki: No. 16, I don’t feel well… (Schoolmaster, Solochna, Bes, Golova, Cub, Vakula)
8. 8
Cherevichki: No. 17, A year has gone by… (Vakula)
9. 9
Cherevichki: No. 18, Good evening! (Chorus)
10. 10
Cherevichki: No. 19, Oksana, why are you so late? (Chorus, Oksana, Vakula)
11. 11
Cherevichki: No. 20, My shoes aren’t very big (Oksana,Chorus)
12. 12
Cherevichki: No. 21, Ah, Vakula, you’re here again (Oksana, Vakula, Chorus, Cub)
Disk 50
1. 1
Cherevichki: No. 22, Intermezzo
2. 2
Cherevichki: No. 23, It is dark, too dark (Chorus of Undines, Wood Spirit)
3. 3
Cherevichki: No. 24, Where have I come to? (Vakula)
4. 4
Cherevichki: No. 25, Who knows, my girl, if your heart can feel may pain (Vakula, Bes)
5. 5
Cherevichki: No. 26, We are there (Bes, Vakula, Old Cossack, Chorus, Guard)
6. 6
Cherevichki: No. 27, Before we start the dances (His Serene Highness, Chorus, Vakula, Master of Ceremonies)
7. 7
Cherevichki: No. 28, Did you have a good journey? (His Serene Highness, Chorus of Cossacks, Vakula)
8. 8
Cherevichki: No. 29, Russian dance
9. 9
Cherevichki: No. 30, Cossack dance
10. 10
Cherevichki: No. 31, In the Czarina’s family theatre (Master of Ceremonies, Bes, Vakula)
11. 11
Cherevichki: No. 32, Some say he threw himself into the river! (Solocha)
12. 12
Cherevichki: No. 33, We invite you to our house (Chorus of women)
13. 13
Cherevichki: No. 34, If you want to drink honey (Chorus)
14. 14
Cherevichki: No. 35, Strong winds, do not blow in the thick woods(Chorus)
Disk 51
1. 1
Charodeika: Overture
2. 2
Charodeika: No. 1, Group Scene
3. 3
Charodeika: No. 2, Group Scene
4. 4
Charodeika: No. 3, Chorus of Visiting Guest and Scene
5. 5
Charodeika: No. 4, Scene and Arioso
6. 6
Charodeika: No. 5, Chorus and Scene
7. 7
Charodeika: No. 6, Scene
8. 8
Charodeika: No. 7, Finale
9. 9
Charodeika: No. 8, Scene and Arioso
10. 10
Charodeika: No. 9, Scene and Duet
11. 11
Charodeika: No. 10 Scene
Disk 52
1. 1
Charodeika: No. 11, Scene and Arioso
2. 2
Charodeika: No. 12, Scene
3. 3
Charodeika: No. 13, Group Scene
4. 4
Charodeika: No. 14, Finale
5. 5
Charodeika: No. 15, Scene and Duet
6. 6
Charodeika: No. 16, Scene
7. 7
Charodeika: No. 17, Scene and Duet
Disk 53
1. 1
Charodeika: No. 18, Scene with Chorus
2. 2
Charodeika: No. 19, Scene and Duet
3. 3
Charodeika: No. 20, Scene and Arioso
4. 4
Charodeika: No. 21, Scene and Duet
5. 5
Charodeika: No. 22, Scene and Quartet
6. 6
Charodeika: No. 23, Finale
7. 7
Toropka’s Three Songs “Askold’s Tomb”: I. −
8. 8
Toropka’s Three Songs “Askold’s Tomb”: II. −
9. 9
Toropka’s Three Songs “Askold’s Tomb”: III. −
10. 10
Ruslan and Ludmilla: Scene of the Finn and Ruslan
11. 11
Pique Dame: Her name is unknown to me
12. 12
Pique Dame: Forgive me, bright celestial visions
13. 13
Pique Dame: What is our life?
Disk 54
1. 1
Pique Dame: No. 1, Introduction
2. 2
Pique Dame: No. 2, Burn, burn bright
3. 3
Pique Dame: No. 3, How did the game end last night?
4. 4
Pique Dame: No. 4, Finally God has sent us a sunny little day!
5. 5
Pique Dame: No. 5, I am frightened
6. 6
Pique Dame: No. 6, What a witch that Countess is!
7. 7
Pique Dame: No. 7, Se non e vero, e ben trovato
8. 8
Pique Dame: No. 8, Evening already
9. 9
Pique Dame: No. 9, Bewitching! Enchanting
10. 10
Pique Dame: No. 10, Mesdemoiselles, What’s this noise?
11. 11
Pique Dame: No. 11, It’s time now to be breaking up
12. 12
Pique Dame: No. 12, Happily and merrily on this day
13. 13
Pique Dame: No. 13, The master asks his dear guests to come and see
14. 14
Pique Dame: No. 14, Stay for one moment
15. 15
Pique Dame: No. 15, I would like to see her right now
16. 16
Pique Dame: No. 16, Under the thick shade near the calm brook
Disk 55
1. 1
Pique Dame: No. 17, My darling little friend
2. 2
Pique Dame: No. 18, Who, ardently and passionately loving!
3. 3
Pique Dame: No. 19, Everything is as she told me
4. 4
Pique Dame: No. 20, That’s not enough talk from you!
5. 5
Pique Dame: No. 21, Don’t be frightened!
6. 6
Pique Dame: No. 22, I do not believe that you wanted the Countess’s death
7. 7
Pique Dame: No. 23, I am frightened!
8. 8
Pique Dame: No. 24, Midnight is already nearing
9. 9
Pique Dame: No. 25, But if the clock strikes out in reply to me
10. 10
Pique Dame: No. 26, We will drink and be merry
11. 11
Pique Dame: No. 27, If darling girls could fly like birds
12. 12
Pique

jeepers creepers


KR 20027-7 Kritzerland
LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 UNITS

Bruce Kimmel, owner of Kritzerland, has come up with the idea of using songs from horror movies and the result is fun, witty, and nothing I expected to hear when I spun the CD for the first time. As well as being interested in soundtracks I’m also interested in watching horror movies and hearing “ Hey You” from The Mummy’s Curse, and “Faro-La, Faro-Li” from Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman was an extremely pleasant surprise and most enjoyable. I’ve included this as an audio clip to tempt you. Always remember that the clips are low quality and not an indication of the true sound. This is selfish on my part as they save me a lot of space which helps out expenses. Bruce very likely used actors and actresses who have worked with him in his musicals he produces, directs, and sometime acts in them himself.
Beside the above mentioned I also enjoyed “Look For A Star” a pop hit that woefully seemed out of place in Circus of Horrors, a ‘B’ film that I wouldn’t waste my time on, is nicely sung by Guy Haines pretty true to the original. “Who Killed Teddy Bear” is nicely done with a Burt Bacharach “Walk on By” arrangement. Another song that was better than the movie was “You Gotta Have EEE-OOO” from the ‘B’ film Monster on Campus. The rock and roll number which is sung by Jason Graae has an infectious melody, some nice sax work that certainly recalls memories. The compilation also has “Eeny Meeny Miney Moe” from “I Was A Teenage Werewolf,” the Michael Landon forgettable film, and “Daddy Bird” from Frankenstein’s Daughter. After a 30 plus second blank spot we hear the “Mothra’s Song” this time with English words to end the 8 minute track. The previous track had some nice flute work and then the lyrics sung in Japanese.
This is not a soundtrack album but a easy listening CD that makes excellent background music to listen to as you’re working around the house or having people over for a gathering. The recording quality is fine and except for the bonus that is not shown it is one that monster fans will enjoy. In fact I’m getting out my DVD of Mummy’s Curse and having a listen to “Hey You.”

01. WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR? (from “Who Killed Teddy Bear?”) – Tami Tappan-Damiano (3:52)
02. GOODY GOODY (from “What’s The Matter With Helen?”) – Lynnette Perry with special appearance by Zacherley (3:16)
03. LOOK FOR A STAR (from “Circus of Horrors”) – Guy Haines (2:59)
04. I’VE WRITTEN A LETTER TO DADDY / WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (from “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”) – Katherine Helmond and Remy Zaken (5:26)
05. THE FAITHFUL HEART (from “Journey to the Center of the Earth”) – Rebecca Luker (4:37)
06. HEY, YOU! (from “The Mummy’s Curse) / FARO-LA, FARO-LI (SONG OF THE NEW WINE) (3:39)(from “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man”) – Judy Kaye and The Scarlettes
07. HUSH…HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE (from “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte”) – Christiane Noll (3:35)
08. JEEPERS CREEPERS (from “Jeepers Creepers”) – Sharon McNight (3:48)
09. THE BLOB (from “The Blob”) – Alison Fraser (3:24)
10. AURORA (from “Hold That Ghost”) – Michelle Nicastro (3:07)
11. MOTHRA’S SONG (from “Mothra”) – Theresa Finamore and Juliana A. Hansen (6:32)
12. YOU’RE MY LIVING DOLL (from “Attack of the Puppet People”) – Susan Gordon (2:16)
13. STELLA BY STARLIGHT (from “The Uninvited”) – Brent Barrett (2:00)
14. WAS A TEENAGE HORROR MEDLEY: YOU GOTTA HAVE EEE-OOO (from “How to Make a Monster“) / EENY MEENY MINEY MOE (from “I Was a Teenage Werewolf“) DADDY BIRD (from “Frankenstein’s Daughter“) – Jason Graae (7:57)
Track time is 56:35

rozsa chandos


 CHANDOS 10806

While it is still early in 2014 this new Chandos release of Rozsa material has got to be a contender for an award from the IFMCA for best re-release of concert hall material previously performed.  The superb arrangements coupled with the baton of Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra makes this a gold star entry in the Chandos film series collection and as a reviewer I’ve listened to all of them. Overall this has been a wonderful addition to the film music world.

Miklos Rozsa (1907-1995), born in Budapest, was as influential in Hungary as a contemporary, Bela Bartok. Rozsa’s true love was classical or serious music and it was financial that he hooked up with Alexander Korda (1893-1956), also Hungarian, and did a series of award winning films for him, two of which The Thief of Bagdad and Jungle Book are included in this compilation. Rozsa went on to win three Oscars, was nominated for Oscars a total of 13 times, and became a powerful composer in Hollywood. If there was an epic picture to be scored Rozsa got the call.

Thief of Bagdad (1940), winner of three Oscars for Cinematography, Art Direction, and Special Effects, was also nominated for an Oscar for best score. An early Technicolor film tells the story of Jaffar (Conrad Veidt) who tricked and threw King Ahmad (John Justin) out of Bagdad. Ahmad joins forces with Abu (Sabu) to recapture his throne, city, and his princess (June Duprez). The seven tracks begin with an overture that sounds like it could have come from his biblical epics and since this predates them could have been the source for future ideas. It offers the march with brass motifs, swirling strings, and pounding timpani. The “Cortege” is definitely Oriental sounding with the reeds offering a theme with harmony being provided by the brass. “The Love of the Princess,” included as an audio track, is one of with sweet strings with the Rozsa touch. It could be a love theme for any number of films. “Sultan’s Toys” has a bassoon solo that reminds me of the grandfather in Peter and the Wolf, a plodding playful theme. “The Flying Horse” is a gallop pace with yet another theme that has a mocking style and could fit into a cartoon. “Silvermaid’s Dance” is yet another melody that has the flavor of the orient mixed with a Hollywood sound. The full orchestra is used giving it that sound of the dancer luring the cobra snake out of hiding. The concluding track “The Market at Basra” is in the style of Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance a rollicking melody that comes to a rousing conclusion to end the incredibly entertaining twenty minute suite. They just don’t write material like this anymore. The suite has been around having been released by Varese Sarabande and others but this recording has the advantage of the Chandos recording team who seem to go a step beyond others.

Jungle Book (1943) brought together Korda, Sabu, and Rozsa again in the Rudyard Kipling story of a boy being raised by wolves who comes to the city and does very well for himself. It was a three time Oscar winner also directed by Korda with another nomination going to Rozsa for his fine soundtrack. The opening track “Beginning,” is a compilation of the themes within this compilation and runs the gamut of material in this 30 minute suite. You’ll hear the lush main theme which has a similar style to the Bonanza theme, the romantic love theme, mocking material quite classical in nature. There is a hint of what I like to call his noir style. This suite was also released by Varese but lacks the Chandos touch along with the fine playing of the BBC.

Sahara (1943) was a Bogart movie about World War II which Rozsa fashioned a fine score for using some military sound along with that yearning feeling he became so famous for. The suite which is extended by a few minutes from the Gerhardt version on RCA was orchestrated by Christopher Palmer. There are some bars that remind me of the Max Steiner style but then Bogie did a lot of pictures for Warner Brothers the studio were Steiner worked for many years.

Ben Hur (1959) is the picture that Rozsa will be best remembered and a favorite one of Rozsa fans. The “Parade of the Charioteers” was introduced to me in high school and college band as recognizable to many as Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes forever. The “Love Theme” is yet another example of Rozsa being able to capture your heart and pull at the strings. “The Prelude” is rich infected with a feeling of spirituality letting you know that this film has religious overtones. The twenty one minute suite passes quickly and you’re finding yourself hitting the repeat of tracks 19-24 again.

I would classify this recording as one for the  listener who has occasional interest in soundtracks and highly recommend it to the classical listener. Remember that Rozsa was classically trained and because of the unusual contract with Hollywood would spend his summers in Italy composing material. The soundtrack collector may or may not have an interest as they likely own a previous version or in the case of Ben Hur complete soundtrack of the original material. If you’re a collector of the Chandos collection it will be a welcome addition. The recording is superb by the Chandos staff as always.

Track listing

1. The Thief of Baghdad Suite: I. Overture: Allegro moderato (02:41)
2. The Thief of Baghdad Suite: II. Cortege: Tempo di Marcia (02:44)
3. The Thief of Baghdad Suite: III. The Love of the Princess: Andante semplice (04:00)
4. The Thief of Baghdad Suite: IV. The Sultan’s Toys: Andante – Moderato (01:55)
5. The Thief of Baghdad Suite: V. The Flying Horse Gallop: Molto moderato – Allegretto scherzando (01:43)
6. The Thief of Baghdad Suite: VI. The Silvermaid’s Dance: Moderato – piu animato – Tempo I – Tranquillo (03:53)
7. The Thief of Baghdad Suite: VII. The Market at Basra: Vivo (02:43)
8. The Jungle Book Suite: I. Beginning: Largamente (05:29)
9. The Jungle Book Suite: II. Shere Khan: Molto moderato – Andantino – Grazioso – Lento (03:42)
10. The Jungle Book Suite: III. Mowgli Wanders: Andante – Allegretto scherzando – Molto moderato – Allegro molto agitato (02:15)
11. The Jungle Book Suite: IV. Lullaby: Largamente – Lento (03:27)
12. The Jungle Book Suite: V. The Ways of Man: Allegretto giocoso – Con moto – Tranquillo (04:28)
13. The Jungle Book Suite: VI. Cries of the Animals: Non troppo allegro – Allegro agitato – Piu mosso (01:53)
14. The Jungle Book Suite: VII. Mowgli Seeks Shere Khan: Moderato (03:55)
15. The Jungle Book Suite: VIII. The Chase: Allegro Agitato – Largamente (01:02)
16. The Jungle Book Suite: IX. Victory: Allegro giocoso – Largamente e pesante – Moderato – Moderato e commodo – Allegretto (02:28)
17. The Jungle Book Suite: X. Bagheera’s Contentment: Molto moderato (02:30)
18. Sahara (arr. C. Palmer for orchestra) (07:47)
19. Ben-Hur Suite: I. Prelude: Maestoso – Allegro – Poco animato – Piu lento – Piu mosso (03:44)
20. Ben-Hur Suite: II. Love Theme: Lento – Poco piu largamente – Tranquillo (03:11)
21. Ben-Hur Suite: III. The Burning Desert: Pesante – Largamente – Adagio solemne – Animato (05:16)
22. Ben-Hur Suite: IV. The Rowing of the Galley Slaves: Molto moderato – Poco animato – Piu allegro – Molto allegro (02:36)
23. Ben-Hur Suite: V. The Mother’s Love: Lento (03:05)
24. Ben-Hur Suite: VI. Parade of the Charioteers: Alla marcia (03:23)

 

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