Tracklist

Digital Media 1: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Violin Concerto
Digital Media 2: Wagner: Overtures & Preludes
Digital Media 3: Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (highlights)
Digital Media 4: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (highlights)
Digital Media 5: Verdi: Aida (highlights)
Digital Media 6: Verdi: Rigoletto (highlights)
Digital Media 7: Verdi: La traviata (highlights)
Digital Media 8: Saint‐Saëns: “Organ” Symphony / Franck: Symphony in D minor
Digital Media 9: Glinka: “Ruslan and Lyudmila” Overture / Balakirev: Islamey / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Digital Media 10: Rimsky‐Korsakov: Scheherazade / Capriccio espagnol
Digital Media 11: Mahler: Symphony no. 1 / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Digital Media 12: Mahler: Symphony no. 5
Digital Media 13: Debussy: La Mer / Nocturnes / Prélude à l’après‑midi d’un faune
Digital Media 14: Debussy: Suite bergamansque / Préludes
Digital Media 15: Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra / Don Juan / Till Eulenspiegel
Digital Media 16: Strauss, R.: Death and Transfiguration / Four Last Songs / Capriccio
Digital Media 17: Puccini: La bohème (highlights)
Digital Media 18: Puccini: Tosca (highlights) / Nessun dorma
Digital Media 19: Elgar: “Enigma” Variations / Holst: The Planets
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: Enigma. Andante
Edward Elgar 1:31
2 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: I. (C.A.E.). L’istesso tempo
Edward Elgar 1:42
3 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: II. (H.D.S.‐P.). Allegro
Edward Elgar 0:49
4 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: III. (R.B.T.). Allegretto
Edward Elgar 1:26
5 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: IV. (W.M.B.). Allegro di molto
Edward Elgar 0:31
6 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: V. (R.P.A.). Moderato
Edward Elgar 1:54
7 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: VI. (Ysobel). Andantino
Edward Elgar 1:21
8 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: VII. (Troyte). Presto
Edward Elgar 0:59
9 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: VIII. (W.N.). Allegretto
Edward Elgar 1:58
10 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: IX. (Nimrod). Adagio
Edward Elgar 5:05
11 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: X. Intermezzo (Dorabella). Allegretto
Edward Elgar 2:44
12 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: XI. (G.R.S.). Allegro di molto
Edward Elgar 0:59
13 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: XII. (B.G.N.). Andante
Edward Elgar 2:37
14 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: XIII. Romanza (***). Moderato
Edward Elgar 2:57
15 Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma”, op. 36: XIV. Finale (E.D.U.). Allegro – Presto
Edward Elgar 5:17
16 The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
Gustav Holst 6:37
17 The Planets, op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Gustav Holst 7:28
18 The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Gustav Holst 4:00
19 The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Gustav Holst 8:03
20 The Planets, op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Gustav Holst 7:49
21 The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician
Gustav Holst 5:28
22 The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Gustav Holst 6:46
Digital Media 20: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 3 / Scriabin: Le poeme de l’extase

Credits

Digital Media 19: Elgar: “Enigma” Variations / Holst: The Planets

additional chorus master:
Lorna Cooke deVaron (track 22)
balance engineer:
Klaus Scheibe (editor/engineer) (1975-03) (tracks 1–15)
choir vocals:
New England Conservatory Chorus (1970-10) (track 22)
chorus master:
Lorna Cooke deVaron (1970-10) (track 22)
composer:
Edward Elgar (1899) (tracks 1–15)
Gustav Holst (1914 – 1916) (tracks 16–22)
conductor:
William Steinberg (conductor) (1970-10) (tracks 16–22)
Eugen Jochum (1975-03) (tracks 1–15)
dedicated to:
Isabel Fitton (track 7)
Augustus J. Jaeger (track 10)
Lady Mary Lygon (track 14)
Winifred Norbury (track 9)
Dora Penny (track 11)
orchestra:
Boston Symphony Orchestra (1970-10) (tracks 16–22)
London Symphony Orchestra (1975-03) (tracks 1–15)
producer:
Günther Breest (tracks 1–15)
publisher:
recorded at:
Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1975-03) (tracks 1–15)
arrangements:
Enigma Variations, op. 36: I. C.A.E. (for piano) (track 2)
Enigma Variations, op. 36: Theme (for piano) (track 1)
Enigma Variations, op. 36: V. R.P.A. (for piano) (track 6)
Enigma Variations, op. 36: XI. G.R.S. (for piano) (track 12)
Jupiter Hymn (excerpt from Jupiter/The Planets) (track 19)
Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity (Arranged for organ) (track 19)
Mars (from The Planets) (for large brass ensemble, Sauer) (track 16)
Mars, The Bringer of War (Arranged for organ) (track 16)
Mercury, The Messenger (Arranged for organ) (track 18)
Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age (Arranged for organ) (track 20)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for brass quintet and organ) (track 16)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 16)
The Planets, op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (for brass quintet and organ) (track 17)
The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (for brass quintet and organ) (track 18)
The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (for wind ensemble, Romano) (track 18)
The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 19)
The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (for brass quintet and organ) (track 19)
The Planets, op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (for brass quintet and organ) (track 20)
The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (for brass quintet and organ) (track 21)
The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (for brass quintet and organ) (track 22)
Uranus, The Magician (Arranged for organ) (track 21)
Venus, The Bringer of Peace (Arranged for organ) (track 17)
宇宙めぐり (tracks 17–18)
is the basis for:
Hammerheart (track 19)
Joybringer (track 19)
Sanctus (based on "Nimrod" from Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma'), op. 36) (track 10)
Sanctus Dei (track 10)
The Globalist (track 10)
ジュピター (track 19)
later versions:
Angelic Hymns: Mars (track 16)
Nimrod (track 10)
Thaxted (track 19)
じゅぴにゃー (track 19)
orchestration of:
The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (for two pianos) (track 21)
The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (for two pianos) (track 22)
part of:
The Planets Suite for Orchestra, op. 32 (with "Pluto" by Colin Matthews) (tracks 16–22)
The Planets, op. 32 (original version) (tracks 16–22)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Prelude to Madness (track 16)

Release Group

includes: 5. Symphonie by Gustav Mahler; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Also sprach Zarathustra / Don Juan / Till Eulenspiegel by Richard Strauss; Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm
Der Ring des Nibelungen (highlights) by Richard Wagner; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Enigma Variations by Holst, Elgar; Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg, Eugen Jochum
La Mer / Nocturnes / Prélude à l’après‐midi d’un faune by Claude Debussy; Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim
La bohème (1987 live composite recording cast) by Puccini; Réaux, Hadley, Hampson, Daniels, Coro e Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leonard Bernstein
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi; Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Plácido Domingo, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber
Piano Concerto no. 1 / Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky; Martha Argerich, Nathan Milstein
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi; Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini, Piero Cappuccilli, Ileana Cotrubaş, Plácido Domingo, Elena Obraztsova, Nicolaï Ghiaurov, Kurt Moll, Hanna Schwarz, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Scheherazade / Capriccio espagnol by Nikolai Rimsky‐Korsakov; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
Suite bergamasque / 12 Préludes by Claude Debussy; Tamás Vásáry, Dino Ciani
Symphonie Nr. 1 / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (1967 recording) by Gustav Mahler; Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Rafael Kubelík
Tristan und Isolde: Highlights by Wagner; Birgit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, Karl Böhm
part of: The History of Classical Music: From Gregorian Chant to Górecki