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The Legend of the Orchestra
Richard [1] Strauss, Carl Orff, Edvard Grieg
The Legend of the Orchestra
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2

The orchestra in its many incarnations over the course of four centuries . . . Glorious melodies, spectacular sonorities, breathtaking brilliance and ravishing refinement in the music of the world's greatest composers. The...  more »

     
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The orchestra in its many incarnations over the course of four centuries . . . Glorious melodies, spectacular sonorities, breathtaking brilliance and ravishing refinement in the music of the world's greatest composers. The thrilling sounds of the orchestra in its many incarnations from the 17th century to the 20th are captured on the 36 tracks of this collection . . . The mystery and splendour of the opening item, Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra . . . The elegiac beauty of Barber's Adagio for Strings . . . The jazzy swagger of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story . . . The courtly dignity of Charpentier's Te Deum. . . The arrogant strides of the `Dance of the Knights' from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet . . . The sweep and grace of the waltz from Swan Lake . . . All in all, the ultimate orchestral feast, featuring conductors such as Karajan, Menuhin, Prêtre, Kempe, Järvi, Plasson, Mackerras and Nagano.

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