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A to Z of Classical Music ()

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composed by Antonin Dvorák, Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Benjamin Britten, Carl Maria von Weber, Carl Orff, Claude Debussy, Edward Elgar, Felix Mendelssohn, François Couperin, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Georg Philipp Telemann

Technically, the insides of this package from Naxos deliver what the outside promises: an "A to Z" compilation of classical composers, a 562-page book, and over 150 minutes of music. The implication would be, however, that the book is coordinated with the music, which is only loosely true. The book is a little biographical dictionary covering quite an assortment of classical composers. It is not comprehensive (Aubert is included, but not Chaminade, although many would suggest a reversal in status these days), but it's ...

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  1. De profundis clamavi, offertory in mode 2 (Liber Usualis 1076; GR 388)
  2. Alleluia, O virga mediatrix, alleluia antiphon
  3. Missa Papae Marcelli, for 6 voices: Gloria
  4. Pavan and galliard a 6, for instrumental consort in C major
  5. Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337: Canon
  6. Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8: Vivace - Grave
  7. Premier concert, for harpsichord (or violin, flute, oboe, viol & bassoon) in G major (Concerts royaux): Prélude
  8. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera"), RV 269, Op. 8/1 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1): Allegro
  9. Trumpet Concerto for trumpet, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 51:D7: Adagio
  10. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air on the G String
  11. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
  12. Symphony No. 104 in D major ("London"), H. 1/104: Allegretto
  13. Sinfonia in F major, Grave F7: Andante
  14. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Allegro
  15. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Adagio
  16. Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, J. 118 (Op. 74): Andante
  17. Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Quis est homo
  18. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
  19. Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): Un Bal
  20. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61, MWV M13: Wedding March
  21. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  22. Symphony No. 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38: Largo
  23. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries
  24. La Traviata, opera: Prelude
  25. Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: Hungarian Dance No. 3
  26. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Scčne
  27. Slavonic Dance for orchestra No. 1 in C major, B. 83/1 (Op. 46/1)
  28. Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36: Nimrod
  29. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 82/3 (75/3)
  30. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176): Opening
  31. Prelude for piano No. 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
  32. Fontane di Roma (The Fountains of Rome), symphonic poem, P. 106: Fountain of the Villa Medici at Sunset
  33. Pulcinella, suite for orchestra: Overture
  34. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna
  35. Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4: Playful Pizzicato
  36. Violin Concerto: 1st Movement
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