Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Also sprach Zarathustra (Introduction)
Richard Strauss 1:50
2 Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morning Mood
Edvard Grieg 4:10
3 Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King
Edvard Grieg 2:18
4 Finlandia
Jean Sibelius 9:33
5 Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Barcarolle)
Jacques Offenbach 3:41
6 Serenade for Strings: II. Valse. Moderato.
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 4:18
7 Orpheus in the Underworld (Overture)
Jacques Offenbach 9:49
8 The Nutcracker: III. Waltz of the Flowers
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 7:06
9 Radetzky March
Johann Strauss I 2:32
10 Carmen: Prelude
Georges Bizet 3:46
11 William Tell: Overture
Gioachino Rossini 11:48
12 The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
Gustav Holst 7:13

Credits

CD 1

premiered in:
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1900-07-02) (track 4)
additional composer:
Carl Binder (track 7)
arranger:
Manuel Rosenthal (track 5)
Max Schönherr (track 9)
balance engineer:
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1980-06-10 – 1980-09-30) (tracks 5, 7)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1980-06-13 – 1980-12-04) (track 9)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1980-09-22 – 1980-09-23) (track 6)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1982-01-27 – 1982-02-18) (tracks 2–3)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 4)
composer:
Jacques Offenbach (tracks 5, 5, 7)
Johann Strauss (Baptist, Vater, Johann Strauss I, Sr., the Elder, the Father) (1848) (track 9)
Edvard Grieg (1875) (tracks 2–3)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1880) (track 6)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1896) (track 1)
Jean Sibelius (1899) (track 4)
Gustav Holst (1914 – 1916) (track 12)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (tracks 1, 8, 10–12)
Herbert von Karajan (1980-06-10 – 1980-09-30) (tracks 5, 7)
Herbert von Karajan (1980-06-13 – 1980-12-04) (track 9)
Herbert von Karajan (1980-09-22 – 1980-09-23) (track 6)
Herbert von Karajan (1982-01-27 – 1982-02-18) (tracks 2–3)
Herbert von Karajan (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 4)
dedicated to:
executive producer:
Günther Breest (tracks 4–5, 7)
orchestra:
Berliner Philharmoniker (tracks 1, 8, 10–12)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1980-06-10 – 1980-09-30) (tracks 5, 7)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1980-06-13 – 1980-12-04) (track 9)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1980-09-22 – 1980-09-23) (track 6)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1982-01-27 – 1982-02-18) (tracks 2–3)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 4)
producer:
Michel Glotz (tracks 2–7, 9)
revised by:
Edvard Grieg (1888) (tracks 2–3)
Jean Sibelius (1900) (track 4)
premiered at:
Konsertti (1900-07-02) (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1981) (tracks 5, 7)
publisher:
Breitkopf & Härtel (1905) (track 4)
premiered at:
Wasserglacis in Wien, Austria (1848-08-31) (track 9)
recorded at:
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1980-06-10 – 1980-09-30) (tracks 5, 7)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1980-06-13 – 1980-12-04) (track 9)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1980-09-22 – 1980-09-23) (track 6)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1982-01-27 – 1982-02-18) (tracks 2–3)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 4)
part of:
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 26) (track 4)
Works of Johann Strauss Sr. by opus number (number: op. 228) (track 9)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Finlandia (Nightwish’s version) (track 4)
Finlandia, op. 26 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for piano) (track 4)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for organ, Fricker) (track 4)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir, arr. Jorma Panula) (track 4)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in F major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 4)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for male choir) (track 4)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in A-flat major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 4)
Hymne de Finlandia, op. 26 no. 1 (for guitar, transcr. Unger) (track 4)
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Erasure's arrangement) (track 3)
Mars (from The Planets) (for large brass ensemble, Sauer) (track 12)
Mars, The Bringer of War (Arranged for organ) (track 12)
Plesový marš (track 9)
Radetzky March (for handbell ensemble) (track 9)
Radetzky March, op. 228 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for brass quintet and organ) (track 12)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 12)
is the basis for:
Be Still My Soul (track 4)
Gweddi Dros Gymru ("Dros Gymru'n gwlad, o Dad dyrchafwn gri" (Finlandia)) (track 4)
Güzel Sevda Bahçesi Gül Bizim Mestimize (Based on Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle) (track 5)
Radetzky Waltz (track 9)
Vegli al mattino (track 4)
We Rest on Thee (track 4)
(track 5)
later versions:
Also sprach Zarathustra (2001) (arr. Deodato) (track 1)
Angelic Hymns: Mars (track 12)
Hall of the Mountain King (Apocalyptica's arrangement) (track 3)
orchestration of:
part of:
Orphée aux Enfers (opéra bouffe in two acts) (track 7)
Orphée aux enfers (opéra féerie in four acts) (track 7)
Also sprach Zarathustra (op 30; TrV 176) (track 1)
The Planets Suite for Orchestra, op. 32 (with "Pluto" by Colin Matthews) (track 12)
The Planets, op. 32 (original version) (track 12)
recording of:
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
Gaîté Parisienne: XXIII. Barcarolle (arr. Manuel Rosenthal) (1980-06-10 – 1980-09-30) (track 5)
Orphée aux Enfers: Ouverture (1980-06-10 – 1980-09-30) (track 7)
Radetzky March, op. 228 (1980-06-13 – 1980-12-04) (track 9)
Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46: I. Morgenstemning (1982-01-27 – 1982-02-18) (track 2)
Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46: IV. I Dovregubbens hall (1982-01-27 – 1982-02-18) (track 3)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for orchestra) (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Käferherz (track 3)
Prelude to Madness (tracks 3, 12)
version of:

Release

conductor: Herbert von Karajan
part of: Festival (Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv Produktion)
ASIN: UK: B0002RYC00 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/2323519 [info]