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August 22, 2014

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A to Z of Classical Music

The A–Z of Classical Music 3rd edition has been expanded to include even more composers and 150 bonus music tracks.

The 930-page illustrated booklet details the lives of hundreds of composers. This set is a rich and inspiring resource for the student or seasoned listener alike!

The Bonus Area enables you to sample music by 150 others! 150 tracks to stream; 25 tracks to download, all FREE! Once you receive this gift, go to the A to Z website to access the Bonus Area.

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Featured ensembles:
Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Ireland National Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Lyon National Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia; Northern Sinfonia; Philharmonia Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Virtuosi Italiani ; Weimar Staatskapelle; Danubius Quartet; Gould Piano Trio; Kodaly Quartet

Disc One

  1. Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  2. Bach: Double Violin Concerto movt. II
  3. Bartok: 44 Duos for Two Violins no. 14
  4. Beethoven: Pathetique Sonata movt. I. Grave
  5. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique movt. IV. Marche au supplice
  6. Brahms: Symphony no. 3 movt. III. Poco allegretto
  7. Britten: Simple Symphony movt. II. Playful Pizzicato
  8. Chopin: Impromptu No. 1
  9. Debussy: Nocturnes No. 2: Fêtes
  10. Dvorak: Symphony no. 8 movt. III. Allegretto grazioso
  11. Elgar: Sea Pictures movt. IV. Where Corals Lie
  12. Greig: Piano Concerto movt. II. Adagio
  13. Handel: For unto us a child is born from Messiah
  14. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto movt. III. Finale: Allegro
  15. Janacek: Sinfonietta movt. IV. Allegretto 16. Liszt: No. 2: Gnomenreigen
  16. Mahler: Von der Jugend from Das Lied von der Erde

Disc Two

  1. Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no. 1 movt. II
  2. Monteverdi: Occhi, un tempo mia vita
  3. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet movt. II. Larghetto
  4. Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est
  5. Prokoviev: Piano Concerto no. 4 movt. IV. Vivace
  6. Puccini: O mio babbino caro, from Gianni Schicchi
  7. Rachmaninov: Prelude in G minor
  8. Rossini: Il Signor Bruschino - Sinfonia
  9. Schoenberg: Six Little Piano Pieces II. Langsam
  10. Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet movt. IV. Theme and Variations
  11. Schumann: String Quartet no. 2 movt. I. Allegro vivace
  12. Shostakovich: Jazz Suite no. 1, Waltz
  13. R. Strauss: Four Last Songs, No. 1: Frühling
  14. Stravinsky: Russian Dance from Petrushka
  15. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 movt. III Valse: Allegro
  16. Telemann: Viola Concerto movt. IV. Presto
  17. Verdi: Act III. La donna è mobile
  18. Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto 'La notte' movts. III
  19. Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto 'La notte' movts. IV
  20. Wagner: Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde