Various Artists: SHAPING THE CENTURY VOL.1 1900-1949

SHAPING THE CENTURY VOL.1 1900-1949

Various Artists

  • US $89.99  

  • Release Date 21 October 2016
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Product code
4830458
Format
CD Box Set
Label
Decca

Decca and DG’s ‘20C’ series is devoted to the compositional high points of the 20th Century - the defining orchestral masterpieces of the era.

It presents a comprehensive overview of music from an often-turbulent era to provide a balanced overview of 20th century composition.

26 essential and iconic works by 26 composers covering the years 1900-1949.

These are works you must know to understand the music of the first half of the 20th century.

Each album includes a timeline of 20th Century Musical Premieres, and repertoire notes by leading musicologist and writer NIGEL SIMEONE, who also curated the ‘20C’ project, which set out the context, and introduce the composers and the works.

26 albums on 28 CDs in individual stylish mint-packs presented in a rigid two-part box.

Tracks
CD1
1 Debussy: La Mer  
2 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit  
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CD2-3
1 Strauss: Salome  
2 Catherine Malfitano, Bryn Terfel, Kenneth Riegel, Hanna Schwarz, Kim Begley · Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnanyi  
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CD4
1 Ives: Central Park In The Dark  
2 New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein  
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CD5
1 Sibelius: Symphonies No. 3, 6 & 7  
2 Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis  
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CD6
1 Mahler: Symphony No. 9  
2 Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado  
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CD7
1 Schöenberg: Pierrot Lunaire  
2 Christine Schäfer · Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez  
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CD8
1 Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps  
2 Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Vladimir Ashkenazy  
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CD9
1 Vaughan Williams: London Symphony  
2 London Philharmonic Orchestra, Roger Norrington  
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CD10
1 Berg: Three Orchestral Pieces  
2 Anne Sofie von Otter · Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado  
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CD11
1 Szymanowski: Symphonies No. 2 & 3  
2 Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti · Chantal Juillet, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit  
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CD12
1 Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony  
2 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly  
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CD13
1 Janáček: Sinfonietta · Taras Bulba · Lachian Dances  
2 Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Charles Mackerras · London Philharmonic Orchestra, François Huybrechts  
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CD14
1 Varèse: Ameriques · Arcana · Deserts · Ionisation  
2 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez  
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CD15
1 Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper  
2 Ute Lemper, René Kollo, Milva · RIAS Sinfonietta Berlin, John Mauceri  
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CD16
1 Webern: Symphonie Op. 21  
2 Christiane Oelze · Berliner Philharmoniker, Gerald Finley, Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers  
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CD17
1 Walton: Symphony No. 1  
2 Robert Cohen · Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton)  
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CD18
1 Orff: Carmina burana  
2 June Anderson, Philip Creech, Bernd Weikl · Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine · Chicago Symphony Chorus  
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CD19
1 Shostakovich: Symphony No.5  
2 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy  
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CD20
1 Bartók: Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta  
2 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti  
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CD21
1 Copland: Billy The Kid · El Salon Mexico  
2 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman · London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen  
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CD22
1 Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos.6-8  
2 Vladimir Ashkenazy  
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CD23
1 Tippett: A Child Of Our Time  
2 Jessye Norman, Dame Janet Baker, Richard Cassilly, John Shirley-Quirk · BBC Singers · BBC Choral Society · BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis  
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CD24-25
1 Britten: Peter Grimes  
2 Sir Peter Pears, Claire Watson · Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden · Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten  
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CD26
1 Cage: Sonatas & Interludes  
2 John Tilbury  
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CD27
1 Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie  
2 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada · Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly  
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CD28
1 Martin: Concerto For Winds  
2 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly