Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 90 “Italian”: I.
Felix Mendelssohn 10:43
2 The Birds: Prelude
Ottorino Respighi 2:56
3 Mandolin Concerto in C major, op. 134: I.
Antonio Vivaldi 3:13
4 The Barber of Seville: Overture
Gioachino Rossini 7:55
5 Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Pietro Mascagni 3:34
6 Rigoletto: “La donna e mobile”
Giuseppe Verdi 2:14
7 Roman Carnival, op. 9
Hector Berlioz 9:21
8 The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
Jacques Offenbach 3:30
9 Violin Concerto no. 2 in B minor, op. 7 “La Campanella”: III.
Niccolò Paganini 8:45
10 La danza tarantella
Gioachino Rossini 1:49
11 Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro”
Giacomo Puccini 2:28
12 Capriccio italien, op. 45
Peter Tchaikovsky 15:01

Credits

CD 1

premiered in:
Moskva, Russia (1880-12-18) (track 12)
mandolin:
Lajos Mayer (Mandolin player) (track 3)
composer:
Jacques Offenbach (track 8)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 11)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (tracks 4, 10)
Antonio Vivaldi (track 3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 6)
Niccolò Paganini (composer) (1826) (track 9)
Felix Mendelssohn (1833) (track 1)
Hector Berlioz (1843) (track 7)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1880-01 – 1880-05) (track 12)
Pietro Mascagni (1888) (track 5)
Ottorino Respighi (1928) (track 2)
conductor:
Yuri Ahronovitch (track 12)
Borvay Károly (track 3)
Károly Botvay (Classical cellist and conductor) (track 3)
Béla Bánfalvi (violinist, concert master of Budapest strings) (track 3)
Enrique Bátiz (track 7)
János Ferencsik (conductor) (track 6)
Lawrence Foster (conductor) (track 9)
Jacek Kaspszyk (tracks 4, 8)
András Kórodi (track 5)
András Mihály (track 11)
Ezio Rojatti (track 10)
Tamás Vásáry (tracks 1–2)
dedicated to:
librettist:
Jules Barbier (track 8)
Giovacchino Forzano (track 11)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 6)
lyricist:
Carlo Pepoli (Italian librettist, 19th c.) (track 10)
orchestra:
Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra (Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra) (track 5)
Budapest Strings (Budapest String Orchestra) (track 3)
Haydn Philharmonia (track 10)
Magyar Állami Operaház zenekara (Hungarian State Opera Orchestra) (tracks 6, 11)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 1)
Wiener Symphoniker (track 12)
solo violin:
Alexandre Dubach (track 9)
soprano vocals:
Ilona Tokody (track 11)
tenor vocals:
Dénes Gulyás (tenor) (track 6)
publisher:
part of:
The Tchaikovsky Handbook (number: TH 47) (track 12)
Catalogue of the Works of Hector Berlioz (number: H. 95) (track 7)
arrangements:
Capriccio Italien (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Capriccio Italien, op. 45 (for wind band, Winterbottom) (track 12)
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 11)
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sinfonia (for wind ensemble, arr. Sedlak) (track 4)
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sinfonia (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Sinfonia (for two guitars, Giuliani) (track 4)
La campanella (for violin and piano, Kreisler) (track 9)
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Ave Maria (Adapted from the Intermezzo of Cavalleria Rusticana) (track 5)
Barcarolles (track 8)
Rabbit of Seville (1950 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short) (track 4)
Sancta Maria (based on the Intermezzo from "Cavalleria rusticana" by Mascagni) (track 5)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Mīlas nakts (barkorāle no operas "Hofmaņa stāsti") (track 8)
私のお父さん (track 11)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 11)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte III (Giulietta) (alternate order) (track 8)
Gli uccelli, P.154 (The Birds) (track 2)
Soirées musicales (track 10)
recording of:
Gli uccelli, P. 154: I. Preludio (Prelude) (track 2)
referred to in medleys: