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Elgar: Enigma Variations, Introduction & Allegro
4.6 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
The Variations on an Original Theme, or 'Enigma' as it is commonly known, brought Elgar overnight fame when it appeared in 1899. The music is glorious from start to finish, especially in the serene Nimrod. Each variation is given a cryptic title referring to one of Elgar's friends although the overall enigma behind the original theme has never been deciphered..
Stokowski Edition: Music of the 20th Century
4.4 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
Messiaen: L'Ascension Ives: 2nd Orchestral Suite The Unanswered Question Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Barber: Adagio for strings.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 / Schoenberg: Variations, Op. 31
mpn: 028947827191, ean: 0028947827191,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
In 1999, Daniel Barenboim founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with the late literary critic, Edward Said. On this first of many projects on Decca Classics to partner Barenboim with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra are two blockbusters: Tchaikovsky's Pathtique symphony and Schoenberg's Variations for Orchestra. The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performs this challenging repertoire to high international standards.BARENBOIM DANIEL TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMP. N. 6 / SCHOENBERG: VA.
Dieterich Buxtehude & the Mean-Tone Organ 1
4.7 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
''A performance that is both exemplary and nothing short of stunning. This is a set that I implore you to buy, as it is an absolute must for the collector.'' --The Organ Magazine, Recording of the Month [on Davidsson's recording Weckman's Complete Works]''Remarkable mastery and calm, and, it must be said, one hears all the agogic freedom which is the true essence of the music of these creators.'' --Magazine de l'orgue [on Davidsson's recording Eastman Italian Baroque Organ] All of Buxtehude's
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (CD/DVD)
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Nonesuch presents pianist Jeremy Denk's recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations. A companion DVD accompanies the album and contains video liner notes with Denk demonstrating passages on the piano as he explains certain details of the iconic piece. The beloved Bach work has long been a staple of Denk's repertoire and his performances have received critical praise. The New York Times has remarked on his ''profound affinity with Bach, '' and the Philadelphia Inquirer called Denk's performance
One Nation Under God
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
One Nation Under God [Audio CD] One Nation Under GodShrink-wrapped.
mpn: 028947575085, ean: 0028947575085,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Four Sea Interludes / Elgar: Enigma Variations
mpn: 089408066023, ean: 0089408066023,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Edward Elgar and Benjamin Britten hold a place at the helm of their respective generations of British composers in the twentieth-century. For Elgar, it was the success of the Enigma Variations that spread the awareness of his music to the international community, and BrittenÂ’s first operatic project, Peter Grimes, signaled his establishment as the most important English opera composer of the century. These two decisive works are both deeply personal pieces drawn from life experience.