The 99 Most Essential Spring Classics
 
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The 99 Most Essential Spring Classics

March 1, 2012

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Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
3:31
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Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
2:57
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Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): III. Danza pastorale: Allegro Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
4:02
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Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: II. Last Spring Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
4:39
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Lakmé, Act 1: "Sous le dome épais" (Flower Duet) Glenys Fowles, Heather Begg, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Richard Bonynge
5:21
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Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring": I. Andante - Allegro SWR Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Prick
12:08
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Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring": II. Larghetto SWR Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Prick
7:09
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Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring": III. Scherzo: Molto vivace SWR Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Prick
5:57
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Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring": IV. Allegro animato e grazioso SWR Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Prick
7:22
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Songs Without Words, Op. 62: Spring Song in A Major: Allegro grazioso RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
2:05
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Ballet Suite No. 2, Op. 84b: V. Spring's Waltz Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Emin Khachaturian
2:09
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String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 (Haydn Quartet No. 1, "Spring"): I. Allegro vivace assai Salzburg Mozarteum Quartet
8:07
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String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 (Haydn Quartet No. 1, "Spring"): II. Menuetto: Allegro Salzburg Mozarteum Quartet
8:21
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String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 (Haydn Quartet No. 1, "Spring"): III. Andante cantabile Salzburg Mozarteum Quartet
7:27
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String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 (Haydn Quartet No. 1, "Spring"): VI. Finale: Molto allegro Salzburg Mozarteum Quartet
6:18
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The Forest - Fantasy for Orchestra, Op. 19 Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Veronika Dudarova
19:40
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Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals): IX. The Cuckoo in the Depth of the Woods St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stanislav Gorkovenko
1:59
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Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals): X. Aviary St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stanislav Gorkovenko
1:17
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Little Bird Boris Lvov
2:16
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Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae), Primo vere: III. Veris leta facies (Spring is coming) Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra and Ilya Stupel
4:07
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Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae), Primo vere: V. Ecce gratum (Behold the good and long-awaited spring) Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra and Ilya Stupel
2:54
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Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae), Primo vere: IV. Omnia sol temperat (All is warmed by the sun) Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra and Ilya Stupel
1:56
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Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae), Uf dem Anger: VII. Floret Silva (The woods are clothed in flowers and leaves) Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra and Ilya Stupel
3:47
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The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIV. Waltz of the Flowers: Tempo di valse Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
7:21
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Slåtter (Norwegian Fiddle Tunes), Op. 72: VI. Spring Dance: The Girls from Kivle Stefan Jeschko
1:22
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Sonata No. 5 in F Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 24, "Spring": I. Allegro Emmy Verhey and Carlos Moerdijk
10:09
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Sonata No. 5 in F Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 24, "Spring": II. Adagio molto espressivo Emmy Verhey and Carlos Moerdijk
6:07
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Sonata No. 5 in F Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 24, "Spring": III. Scherzo: Allegro molto Emmy Verhey and Carlos Moerdijk
1:20
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Sonata No. 5 in F Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 24, "Spring": IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo Emmy Verhey and Carlos Moerdijk
6:32
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The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Pas de six, Variation IV: Canari qui chante (Fairy of the Song Birds) St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra and Arnold Kaz
0:38
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Frühlingsrauschen (Rustle of Spring), Op. 32 Dubravka Tomsic
2:54
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Concerto in E-Flat Major for Trumpet and Orchestra, Hob. VIIe: I. Allegro Crispian Steele-Perkins, English Chamber Orchestra and Anthony Halstead
6:25
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Concerto in E-Flat Major for Trumpet and Orchestra, Hob. VIIe: II. Andante Crispian Steele-Perkins, English Chamber Orchestra and Anthony Halstead
3:53
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Concerto in E-Flat Major for Trumpet and Orchestra, Hob. VIIe: III. Finale: Allegro Crispian Steele-Perkins, English Chamber Orchestra and Anthony Halstead
4:47
35
Waldszenen, Op. 82: VII. Vogel als Prophet (The Prophet Bird) Pavel Jegorov
4:06
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The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee Hermitage Museum Orchestra and Alexander Titov
1:34
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part I. Adoration of the Earth: I. Introduction Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
3:42
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part I. Adoration of the Earth: II. Danses des Adolescentes (Dance of the Young Girls) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
3:35
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part I. Adoration of the Earth: III. Jeu du Rapt (Ritual of Abduction) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
1:30
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part I. Adoration of the Earth: IV. Rondes Printaniers (Spring Rounds) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
4:05
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part I. Adoration of the Earth: V. Jeux des Cites Rivales (Ritual of the River Tribes) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
2:03
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part I. Adoration of the Earth: VI. Cortege du Sage (Procession of the Sage) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
0:43
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part I. Adoration of the Earth: VII. Le Sage (The Sage) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
0:37
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Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rite Of Spring), Part I. Adoration Of The Earth: VIII. Danse De La Terre (Dance Of The Earth) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
1:18
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part II. The Sacrifice: I. Introduction Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
4:19
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part II. The Sacrifice: II. Cercles Mystereux des Adolescentes (Mystic Circles of the Young Girls) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
3:28
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part II. The Sacrifice: III. Glorification de L'elue (Glorification of the Chosen One) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
1:43
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part II. The Sacrifice: IV. Evocation des Ancetres (Evocation of the Ancestors) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
0:58
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part II. The Sacrifice: V. Action Rituelle des Ancetres (Ritual Action of the Ancestors) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
3:36
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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Part II. The Sacrifice: VI. Danse Sacrale, L'elue (Sacrificial Dance, The Chosen One) Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
4:41
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Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410: Waltz St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stanislav Gorkovenko
6:29
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Six Song Arrangements, Op. 41: VI. To Spring Eva Knardahl
2:37
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String Quartet No. 53 in D Major, Hob. III:63, Op. 64:5, "The Lark": I. Allegro moderato Quartetto Pressenda
5:55
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String Quartet No. 53 in D Major, Hob. III:63, Op. 64:5, "The Lark": II. Adagio cantabile Quartetto Pressenda
6:50
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String Quartet No. 53 in D Major, Hob. III:63, Op. 64:5, "The Lark": III. Menuetto Quartetto Pressenda
3:32
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String Quartet No. 53 in D Major, Hob. III:63, Op. 64:5, "The Lark": IV. Finale Quartetto Pressenda
2:26
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Six Poems by Henrik Ibsen, Op. 25: VI. En Fuglevise (Song of a Bird) Kari Løvaas, Berlin Symphony Orchestra and Eduardo Marturet
2:34
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Adagio in E Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 261 Emmy Verhey, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Eduardo Marturet
8:24
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Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro vivace Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
11:33
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Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
11:37
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Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace - Trio: Un poco meno allegro Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
6:17
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Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: IV. Allegro ma non troppo Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
5:15
63
The Seasons, Op. 37b: April - Lily of the Valley: Allegretto con moto ed un poco rubato State Symphony Capella of Russia and Evgeny Svetlanov
3:12
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The Seasons, Op. 37b: May - Starlight Nights: Andantino State Symphony Capella of Russia and Evgeny Svetlanov
3:51
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Concerto in D Major for Flute and Strings, RV 428, "Il gardellino": I. Allegro Dan Laurin and Bach Collegium Japan
3:53
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Concerto in D Major for Flute and Strings, RV 428, "Il gardellino": II. Cantabile Dan Laurin and Bach Collegium Japan
2:57
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Concerto in D Major for Flute and Strings, RV 428, "Il gardellino": III. Allegro Dan Laurin and Bach Collegium Japan
2:57
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Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117: II. Evening in spring: Andantino Dong-Suk Kang, Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä
2:56
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Cinderella, Ballet Act I: 12. The Spring Fairy Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gennady Rozhdestvensky
1:17
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Concerto in C Minor for Oboe and Strings: I. Introduzione: Larghetto Pauline Oostenrijk, Sonora Hungarica and Gergely Vajda
3:15
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Concerto in C Minor for Oboe and Strings: II. Allegro Pauline Oostenrijk, Sonora Hungarica and Gergely Vajda
2:45
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Concerto in C Minor for Oboe and Strings: III. Siciliana Pauline Oostenrijk, Sonora Hungarica and Gergely Vajda
2:42
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Concerto in C Minor for Oboe and Strings: IV. Allegro giusto Pauline Oostenrijk, Sonora Hungarica and Gergely Vajda
2:45
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Eichendorff Liederkreis, Op. 39: XII. Frühlingsnacht (Spring Night) Maria Mohrmann-Messing and Bernhard Bucker
1:22
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Snowstorm Suite: III. Spring and Autumn Hermitage Museum Orchestra and Alexander Titov
3:01
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String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: I. Allegro moderato Lucerne String Quartet
8:32
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String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: II. Scherzo: Allegro Lucerne String Quartet
4:55
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String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: III. Notturno: Andante Lucerne String Quartet
8:11
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String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: IV. Finale: Andante - Vivace Lucerne String Quartet
7:13
80
Album for the Young, Op. 68: No. 13 in E Major, "Mai, lieber Mai - Bald bist du wieder da!" Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Dirk Joeres
2:12
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Album for the Young, Op. 68: No. 15 in E Major, "Frühlingsgesang" Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Dirk Joeres
1:54
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Concerto No. 1 in G Major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 313: I. Allegro maestoso Arife Gülsen Tatu and Salzburg Soloists
10:29
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Concerto No. 1 in G Major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 313: II. Adagio non troppo Arife Gülsen Tatu and Salzburg Soloists
9:58
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Concerto No. 1 in G Major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 313: III. Rondo: Tempo de menuetto Arife Gülsen Tatu and Salzburg Soloists
7:26
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Winterreise: Frühlingstraum Martti Talvela and Ralf Gothóni
4:10
86
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: I. Allegro vivace e con brio Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
9:54
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: II. Allegretto scherzando Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
4:31
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: III. Tempo di menuetto Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
5:34
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
6:45
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Andante in C Major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 315 Arife Gülsen Tatu and Salzburg Soloists
7:29
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Das Lied von der Erde (Chamber Version): I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde Monica Groop, Jorma Silvasti, Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble and Osmo Vänskä
7:35
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Das Lied von der Erde (Chamber Version): II. Der Einsame im Herbst Monica Groop, Jorma Silvasti, Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble and Osmo Vänskä
10:01
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Das Lied von der Erde (Chamber Version): III. Von der Jugend Monica Groop, Jorma Silvasti, Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble and Osmo Vänskä
3:05
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Das Lied von der Erde (Chamber Version): IV. Von der Schönheit Monica Groop, Jorma Silvasti, Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble and Osmo Vänskä
6:58
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Das Lied von der Erde (Chamber Version): V. Der Trunkene im Frühling Monica Groop, Jorma Silvasti, Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble and Osmo Vänskä
4:06
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Das Lied von der Erde (Chamber Version): VI. Der Abschied Monica Groop, Jorma Silvasti, Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble and Osmo Vänskä
29:19
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Lyric Pieces Book 3, Op. 43: VI. To Spring Eva Knardahl
2:56
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Die Schöpfung (The Creation), Hob. XXI:2, Part 1: XII. Recitative: In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt die Sonne (In splendour bright is rising now, the sun) World Symphony Orchestra and Moshe Atzmon
3:16
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Die Schöpfung (The Creation), Hob. Xxi:2, Part 1: XIII. Chorus And Soli: Die Himmel Erzählen Die Ehre Gottes (The Heavens Are Telling The Glory Of God) World Symphony Orchestra and Moshe Atzmon
4:11


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 22, 2011
  • Label: X5 Music Group
  • Copyright: 2011 X5 Music Group
  • Total Length: 8:19:57
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  • ASIN: B004Q3MRPI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I got it for the Mahler, but there's a lot more March 2, 2011
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I've been reviewing a lot of these "99" sets released over recent years, and am in general a big fan of the series. I'm starting to run out of things to say about them, however.

I mean, you get the idea. These are generally pretty darn good recordings offered for great value. The downsides are that you often get sliced and diced excerpts of larger works, which in these cases means you can't follow the composer's vision for the work as a whole. Finally, there can be a lot of repetition from set to set.

I was thinking seriously about not buying this particular set, even at the current bargain price of $2.59. But then I got to the bottom of the track listing, and saw the chamber orchestra version of Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde". I like Mahler, a lot. I just had to hear this version of Das Lied -- which, as it turns out, is Schoenberg's arrangement for chamber orchestra. "Das Lied" is one of my favorite Mahler compositions, and I agree with those who (like Leonard Bernstein) feel it was really Mahler's 9th symphony, just named differently in order to escape what he then superstitiously saw as a post-Beethoven "curse of the 9th".

Well, I wasn't disappointed. The Simfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble (from Lahti, Finland) may not be an international chamber powerhouse, but this trimmed-back orchestra has put out a winner here. I really enjoyed the sparser treatment of this fantastic work, which features a very spirited performance. I thought the singers were great as well. And at $2.59 for the set, a good Das Lied von der Erde is all I really needed to make me happy.

But wait, there's more. 93 tracks more. There are quite a few complete works here, and some of them are new to the universe of the "99" sets.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 99 Classical songs.. for pennies! April 3, 2011
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An uplifting album.. one to listen to while at work.. no distractions.. just lovely classical songs playing in the background! For only pennies per song! Can't beat this deal!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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These "99 most" collections are obviously great values, with the drawbacks that the pieces are often extracts of larger works. But they always contain one or two complete works inside them.

One problem: when you buy the MP3 version and listen to them on the "Cloud Player" - the composer's name is nowhere to be found. It's not that hard to determine the composer using wikipedia, but it's a needlessly small hassle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice February 5, 2013
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My Wife and I enjoy setting in the family room in the evening and enjoying a cup of coffee while listening the our collection of songs.
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