Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Water Music Suites nos 1-3, HWV 348-350: I. Allegro
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:33
2 Water Music Suites nos 1-3, HWV 348-350: II. Air
Georg Friedrich Händel 6:04
3 Water Music Suites nos 1-3, HWV 348-350: III. Bourrée - hornpipe
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:43
4 Water Music Suites nos 1-3, HWV 348-350: IV. Andante espressivo
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:24
5 Water Music Suites nos 1-3, HWV 348-350: V. Allegro deciso
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:06
6 Rhapsodie espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit
Maurice Ravel 4:48
7 Rhapsodie espagnole: II. Malagueña
Maurice Ravel 2:02
8 Rhapsodie espagnole: III. Habanera
Maurice Ravel 2:32
9 Rhapsodie espagnole: IV. Feria
Maurice Ravel 6:24
10 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams 14:54
11 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: I. Introduction and theme
Benjamin Britten 1:58
12 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: II. Adagio
Benjamin Britten 2:54
13 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: III. March
Benjamin Britten 1:20
14 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: IV. Romance
Benjamin Britten 1:41
15 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: V. Aria italiana
Benjamin Britten 1:19
16 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: VI. Bourrée classique
Benjamin Britten 1:24
17 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: VII. Wiener Walzer
Benjamin Britten 2:49
18 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: VIII. Moto perpetuo
Benjamin Britten 1:03
19 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: IX. Funeral march
Benjamin Britten 3:55
20 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: X. Chant
Benjamin Britten 1:42
21 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, op. 10: Xi. Fugue and Finale
Benjamin Britten 7:06
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La mer, L. 109: I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer
Claude Debussy 8:52
2 La mer, L. 109: II. Jeux de vagues
Claude Debussy 6:48
3 La mer, L. 109: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
Claude Debussy 8:30
4 Finlandia, op. 26
Jean Sibelius 9:08
5 Symphony no. 4 in A minor, op. 63: I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio
Jean Sibelius 9:46
6 Symphony no. 4 in A minor, op. 63: II. Allegro molto vivace
Jean Sibelius 5:01
7 Symphony no. 4 in A minor, op. 63: III. Il tempo largo
Jean Sibelius 12:02
8 Symphony no. 4 in A minor, op. 63: IV. Allegro
Jean Sibelius 9:14
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony no. 6 in D minor, op. 104: I. Allegro molto moderato
Jean Sibelius 9:16
2 Symphony no. 6 in D minor, op. 104: II. Allegretto moderato
Jean Sibelius 5:16
3 Symphony no. 6 in D minor, op. 104: III. Poco vivace
Jean Sibelius 3:40
4 Symphony no. 6 in D minor, op. 104: IV. Allegro molto
Jean Sibelius 9:54
5 Symphony no. 7 in C major, op. 105: Adagio
Jean Sibelius 12:52
6 Symphony no. 7 in C major, op. 105: Rallentando al... Adagio
Jean Sibelius 2:18
7 Symphony no. 7 in C major, op. 105: Allegro molto moderato
Jean Sibelius 4:47
8 Symphony no. 7 in C major, op. 105: Presto - adagio
Jean Sibelius 5:08
9 Tapiola, op. 112
Jean Sibelius 19:55
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 127: I. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace)
Béla Bartók 9:49
2 Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 127: II. Giuoco delle coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
Béla Bartók 6:27
3 Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 127: III. Elegia (Andante non troppo)
Béla Bartók 8:01
4 Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 127: IV. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
Béla Bartók 4:26
5 Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 127: V. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
Béla Bartók 9:23
6 Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114: I. Andante tranquillo
Béla Bartók 8:10
7 Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114: II. Allegro
Béla Bartók 6:56
8 Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114: III. Adagio
Béla Bartók 6:43
9 Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114: IV. Allegro molto
Béla Bartók 7:00
10 Háry János, Opera, op. 15: Intermezzo
Zoltán Kodály 5:31

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Sir Hamilton Harty (tracks 1–3, 3–5)
balance engineer:
Douglas Larter (1952-04 – 1952-07) (tracks 1–5)
Douglas Larter (1953-07) (tracks 6–9)
Douglas Larter (1953-11) (tracks 11–21)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1717) (tracks 1–3, 3–5)
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (1907 – 1908) (tracks 6–9)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1910) (track 10)
Benjamin Britten (1937) (tracks 11–21)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (track 10)
Herbert von Karajan (1952-04 – 1952-07) (tracks 1–5)
Herbert von Karajan (1953-07) (tracks 6–9)
Herbert von Karajan (1953-11) (tracks 11–21)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 10)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1952-04 – 1952-07) (tracks 1–5)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1953-07) (tracks 6–9)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1953-11) (tracks 11–21)
orchestrator:
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (tracks 6–9)
producer:
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (tracks 1–9, 11–21)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1952-04 – 1952-07) (tracks 1–5)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1953-07) (tracks 6–9)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1953-11) (tracks 11–21)
arrangements:
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (for two pianos) (track 10)
is based on:
orchestration of:
part of:
Rapsodie espagnole (orchestrated by Ravel) (tracks 6–9)
Water Music Suite (arr. Hamilton Harty) (movement) (tracks 1–3, 3–5)
recording of:
Water Music Suite: I. Allegro (arr. Hamilton Harty) (1952-04 – 1952-07) (track 1)
Water Music Suite: II. Air (arr. Hamilton Harty) (1952-04 – 1952-07) (track 2)
Water Music Suite: III. Bourrée (arr. Hamilton Harty) (1952-04 – 1952-07) (track 3)
Water Music Suite: IV. Hornpipe (arr. Hamilton Harty) (1952-04 – 1952-07) (track 3)
Water Music Suite: V. Andante espressivo (arr. Hamilton Harty) (1952-04 – 1952-07) (track 4)
Water Music Suite: VI. Allegro deciso (arr. Hamilton Harty) (1952-04 – 1952-07) (track 5)
Rapsodie espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit. Très modéré (orchestrated by Ravel) (1953-07) (track 6)
Rapsodie espagnole: II. Malagueña. Assez vif (orchestrated by Ravel) (1953-07) (track 7)
Rapsodie espagnole: III. Habanera. Assez lent et d'un rythme las (orchestrated by Ravel) (1953-07) (track 8)
Rapsodie espagnole: IV. Feria. Assez animé (orchestrated by Ravel) (1953-07) (track 9)

CD 2

premiered in:
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1900-07-02) (track 4)
balance engineer:
Douglas Larter (1952-07) (track 4)
Douglas Larter (1953-07) (tracks 1–3, 5–8)
composer:
Jean Sibelius (1899) (track 4)
Claude Debussy (1903 – 1905) (tracks 1–3)
Jean Sibelius (1910 – 1911) (tracks 5–8)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (1952-07) (track 4)
Herbert von Karajan (1953-07) (tracks 1–3, 5–8)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1952-07) (track 4)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1953-07) (tracks 1–3, 5–8)
producer:
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (tracks 1–8)
revised by:
Jean Sibelius (1900) (track 4)
premiered at:
Konsertti (1900-07-02) (track 4)
publisher:
Breitkopf & Härtel (1905) (track 4)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1952-07) (track 4)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1953-07) (tracks 1–3, 5–8)
part of:
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 26) (track 4)
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 male choir) (track 4)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in A-flat major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 4)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in F major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 4)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir, arr. Jorma Panula) (track 4)
Hymne de Finlandia, op. 26 no. 1 (for guitar, transcr. Unger) (track 4)
La Mer, L. 109: I. "De l'aube à midi sur la mer" (arr. Caplet for two pianos) (track 1)
La Mer, L. 109: II. "Jeux de vagues" (arr. Caplet for two pianos) (track 2)
La Mer, L. 109: III. "Dialogue du vent et de la mer" (arr. Caplet for two pianos) (track 3)
La Mer: I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer (Transcribed for solo piano) (track 1)
La Mer: I. De l'aube à midi sur la mer (for piano four hands) (track 1)
La Mer: II. Jeux de vagues (Transcribed for solo piano) (track 2)
La Mer: II. Jeux de vagues (for piano four hands) (track 2)
La Mer: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer (for piano four hands) (track 3)
La Mer: III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer (Transcribed for solo piano) (track 3)
is the basis for:
Be Still My Soul (track 4)
Gweddi Dros Gymru ("Dros Gymru'n gwlad, o Dad dyrchafwn gri" (Finlandia)) (track 4)
Vegli al mattino (track 4)
We Rest on Thee (track 4)
part of:
Symphony no. 4 in A minor, op. 63 (movement) (tracks 5–8)
recording of:
Finlandia, op. 26 (for orchestra) (1952-07) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
version of:

CD 3

balance engineer:
Douglas Larter (1953-07-14 – 1953-07-15) (track 9)
Douglas Larter (1955-07) (tracks 1–4, 7–8)
composer:
Jean Sibelius (– 1926-08) (track 9)
Jean Sibelius (1914 – 1924-03-02) (tracks 5–8)
Jean Sibelius (1923) (tracks 1–4)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (tracks 5–6)
Herbert von Karajan (1953-07-14 – 1953-07-15) (track 9)
Herbert von Karajan (1955-07) (tracks 1–4, 7–8)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 5–6)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1953-07-14 – 1953-07-15) (track 9)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1955-07) (tracks 1–4, 7–8)
producer:
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (tracks 1–4, 7–9)
was commissioned by:
Walter Damrosch (track 9)
premiered at:
[concert] (1924-03-24) (tracks 5–8)
[concert] (1926-12-16) (track 9)
publisher:
Edition Wilhelm Hansen (tracks 5–8)
Breitkopf & Härtel (1926) (track 9)
composed at:
Ainola in Järvenpää, Uusimaa, Finland (1914 – 1924-03-02) (tracks 5–8)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1953-07-14 – 1953-07-15) (track 9)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1955-07) (tracks 1–4, 7–8)
part of:
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 105) (tracks 5–8)
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 112) (track 9)
part of:
partial recording of:
Sinfonia nro 7 C-duuri, op. 105 (1955-07) (tracks 7–8)
recording of:
Tapiola, op. 112 (1953-07-14 – 1953-07-15) (track 9)

CD 4

balance engineer:
Douglas Larter (1949-11) (tracks 6–9)
Douglas Larter (1951-12 – 1953-07) (tracks 1–5)
composer:
Béla Bartók (composer) (tracks 6–9)
Béla Bartók (composer) (1943) (tracks 1–5)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (track 10)
Herbert von Karajan (1949-11) (tracks 6–9)
Herbert von Karajan (1951-12 – 1953-07) (tracks 1–5)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 10)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1949-11) (tracks 6–9)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1951-12 – 1953-07) (tracks 1–5)
producer:
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (tracks 1–9)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1949-11) (tracks 6–9)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1951-12 – 1953-07) (tracks 1–5)
part of:
recording of:

Release

part of: Herbert von Karajan Edition (EMI boxsets with Philharmonia)
ASIN: US: B00000DO5I [info]