Tracklist

CD 1: Music of the Middle Ages
CD 2: Music of the Renaissance
CD 3: Baroque Vocal
CD 4: Baroque Instrumental
CD 5: The Classical Symphony
CD 6: The Classical Concerto
CD 7: A Trip to France
CD 8: The Romantic Symphony
CD 9: Cycles and Songs
CD 10: The Virtuoso I
CD 11: The Virtuoso II
CD 12: The Romantic Cello
CD 13: The Virtuoso III
CD 14: Big Voice, Big Orchestra
CD 15: Get Your Programme!
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Finlandia, op. 26 no. 7
Jean Sibelius 8:32
2 Má vlast (My Country), JB1:112: 2. Vltava (The Moldau)
Bedřich Smetana 4 12:01
3 The Planets, op. 32: 1. Mars, the Bringer of War
Gustav Holst 7:22
4 The Planets, op. 32: 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Gustav Holst 7:27
5 The Planets, op. 32: 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Gustav Holst 3:47
6 The Planets, op. 32: 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Gustav Holst 7:36
7 The Planets, op. 32: 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Gustav Holst 9:10
8 The Planets, op. 32: 6. Uranus, the Magician
Gustav Holst 5:49
9 The Planets, op. 32: 7. Neptune, the Mystic
Gustav Holst 8:13
CD 16: New Currents
CD 17: A World Re‐Arranged
CD 18: ¡Viva España!
CD 19: Lasting Impressions
CD 20: Points of View
CD 21: Minimalism
CD 22: Opera – Overtures
CD 23: Opera – Arias
CD 24: Opera – Duets & Choruses

Credits

CD 15: Get Your Programme!

premiered in:
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1900-07-02) (track 1)
balance engineer:
Gregor Zielinsky (Balance engineer) (1992-11) (track 1)
choir vocals:
Chicago Symphony Chorus (1989-06) (track 9)
chorus master:
Margaret Hillis (1989-06) (track 9)
composer:
Bedřich Smetana (1874-11-20 – 1874-12-08) (track 2)
Jean Sibelius (1899) (track 1)
Gustav Holst (1914 – 1916) (tracks 3–9)
conductor:
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (1986-06) (track 2)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (1989-06) (tracks 3–9)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (1992-11) (track 1)
orchestra:
Wiener Philharmoniker (1986-06) (track 2)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1989-06) (tracks 3–9)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1992-11) (track 1)
producer:
Christian Gansch (track 1)
revised by:
Jean Sibelius (1900) (track 1)
premiered at:
Konsertti (1900-07-02) (track 1)
publisher:
Breitkopf & Härtel (1905) (track 1)
recorded at:
part of:
B. number catalogue by František Bartoš (number: B. 111) (track 2)
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 26) (track 1)
arrangements:
Finlandia (Nightwish’s version) (track 1)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for organ, Fricker) (track 1)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for piano) (track 1)
Finlandia, op. 26 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir, arr. Jorma Panula) (track 1)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in F major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 1)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in A-flat major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 1)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for male choir) (track 1)
Hymne de Finlandia, op. 26 no. 1 (for guitar, transcr. Unger) (track 1)
Jupiter Hymn (excerpt from Jupiter/The Planets) (track 6)
Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity (Arranged for organ) (track 6)
Mars (from The Planets) (for large brass ensemble, Sauer) (track 3)
Mars, The Bringer of War (Arranged for organ) (track 3)
Mercury, The Messenger (Arranged for organ) (track 5)
Má vlast: II. Vltava, JB 1:112/2 (Die Moldau) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age (Arranged for organ) (track 7)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 3)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for brass quintet and organ) (track 3)
The Planets, op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (for brass quintet and organ) (track 4)
The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (for brass quintet and organ) (track 5)
The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (for wind ensemble, Romano) (track 5)
The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 6)
The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (for brass quintet and organ) (track 6)
The Planets, op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (for brass quintet and organ) (track 7)
The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (for brass quintet and organ) (track 8)
The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (for brass quintet and organ) (track 9)
Uranus, The Magician (Arranged for organ) (track 8)
Venus, The Bringer of Peace (Arranged for organ) (track 4)
Vltava (for baritone and orchestra) (track 2)
Vltava, op. 43 (track 2)
宇宙めぐり (tracks 4–5)
is based on:
La Mantovana (track 2)
is the basis for:
Be Still My Soul (track 1)
Gweddi Dros Gymru ("Dros Gymru'n gwlad, o Dad dyrchafwn gri" (Finlandia)) (track 1)
Hammerheart (track 6)
Joybringer (track 6)
Ma rivière (track 2)
Vegli al mattino (track 1)
We Rest on Thee (track 1)
ジュピター (track 6)
later versions:
Thaxted (track 6)
じゅぴにゃー (track 6)
orchestration of:
part of:
Má vlast, JB 1:112 (My Country / My Fatherland) (part of collection) (track 2)
The Planets Suite for Orchestra, op. 32 (with "Pluto" by Colin Matthews) (tracks 3–9)
The Planets, op. 32 (original version) (tracks 3–9)
recording of:
Má vlast: II. Vltava, JB 1:112/2 (Die Moldau) (1986-06) (track 2)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for orchestra) (1992-11) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Prelude to Madness (track 3)
version of: