The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours
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Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat No: 4794648
Number of Discs: 24
Release Date: 6th November 2015
Created from the legendary Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue, 'The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours' is a collection that can spark a life-long interest in classical music.
Thematically arranged on 24 discs, The History weaves its way from Medieval Music to Minimalism, with many stops along the way: The Renaissance, Baroque (vocal and instrumental), the great Concertos, the Rise of the Virtuoso, a three disc focus on opera and more.
Featured are some of classical music’s most popular works: Symphonies from Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert and Brahms, perennial favourites including Spring from the Four Seasons, Barber’s Adagio, Ravel’s Bolero and Concertos by Rachmaninov, Dvořák and Schumann.
Artists include Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Leonard Bernstein, Plácido Domingo, Emerson String Quartet, Carlos Kleiber, James Levine, Nathan Milstein, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bryn Terfel and Fritz Wunderlich.
Each disc comes with a mini essay available on a dedicated website.
24 CDs in 12 double mint packs
Disc I Music of The Middle Ages (Pérotin, de Machaut)
Disc II Music of the Renaissance (Anonymus, Dufay, Desprez, Dowland, Byrd)
Disc III Baroque Vocal (Bach, Handel)
Disc IV Baroque Instrumental (Pachelbel, Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell)
Disc V The Classical Symphony (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
Disc VI The Classical Concerto (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
Disc VII A Trip to France (Berlioz, Cherubin, Auber)
Disc VIII The Romantic Symphony (Schubert, Brahms)
Disc IX Cycles and Songs (Schumann, Beethoven, Schubert)
Disc X The Virtuoso I (Chopin, Brahms, Liszt)
Disc XI The Virtuoso II (Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn)
Disc XII The Romantic Cello (Dvorák, Elgar)
Disc XIII The Virtuoso III (Schumann, Rachmaninov)
Disc XIV Big Voice, Big Orchestra (Brahms, Wagner, Mahler, R. Strauss)
Disc XV Get Your Program (Sibelius, Smetana, Holst)
Disc XVI New Currents (Prokofiev, Bartók, Shostakovich)
Disc XVII A World Re-Arranged (Barber, Britten, Ives, Stravinsky)
Disc XVIII Viva Espagna (Rodrigo, Sor, Albéniz, Villa-Lobos, Moreno Torroba)
Disc XIX Lasting Impressions (Ravel, Debussy)
Disc XX 12 Points of View (Berg, Webern, Schoenberg)
Disc XXI Minimalism (Rihm, Adams, Glass)
Disc XXII Opera - Orchestra (Bizet, Mozart, Mascagni, Rossini, Wagner etc)
Disc XXIII Opera - Aria (Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Wagner, Leoncavallo)
Disc XXIV Opera - Duets & Chorus (Weber, Verdi, Beethoven, Purcell)
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