Naxos 25th Anniversary. Great Classical Symphonies (10 CD box set FLAC)
Naxos 25th Anniversary. Great Classical Symphonies (10 CD box set FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Naxos
Size: 3.41 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01 Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 45 ‘Farewell‘, 88 & 92 ‘Oxford‘
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor, Hob.I:45, ‘Farewell’
Symphony No. 88 in G major, Hob.I:88
Symphony No. 92 in G major, Hob.I:92, ‘Oxford’

Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Barry Wordsworth

01. I. Allegro assai
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
04. IV. Finale: Presto – Adagio
05. I. Adagio – Allegro
06. II. Largo
07. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
08. IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito
09. I. Adagio – Allegro spiritoso
10. II. Adagio
11. III. Menuetto: Allegro
12. IV. Presto

CD 02 Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94 ‘Surprise’, 100 ‘Military’ & 101 ‘Clock’
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 94 in G major, Hob.I:94, ‘The Surprise’
Symphony No. 100 in G major, Hob.I:100, ‘Military’
Symphony No. 101 in D major, Hob.I:101, ‘The Clock’

Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Barry Wordsworth

01. I. Adagio: Vivace assai
02. II. Andante
03. III. Menuet: Allegro molto
04. IV. Allegro molto
05. I. Adagio – Allegro
06. II. Allegretto
07. III. Menuet: Moderato
08. IV. Finale: Presto
09. I. Adagio – Presto
10. II. Andante
11. III. Menuet: Allegretto
12. IV. Finale: Vivace

CD 03 Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 95, 103 ‘Drumroll’ & 104 ‘London’
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 95 in C minor, Hob.I:95
Symphony No. 103 in E flat major, Hob.I:103, ‘Drumroll’
Symphony No. 104 in D major, Hob.I:104, ‘London’

Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Conductor Bela Drahos
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Barry Wordsworth

01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Andante cantabile
03. III. Menuet
04. IV. Finale: Vivace
05. I. Adagio – Allegro con spirito
06. II. Andante
07. III. Menuetto: Allegro
08. IV. Allegro con spirito
09. I. Adagio – Allegro
10. II. Andante
11. III. Menuet – Trio
12. IV. Finale: Spiritoso

CD 04 Haydn Symphonies Nos. 96 ‘Miracle’, 98 & 102
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 96 in D major, Hob.I:96, ‘The Miracle’
Symphony No. 98 in B flat major, Hob.I:98
Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, Hob.I:102

Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Conductor Bela Drahos
Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Barry Wordsworth

01. I. Adagio – Allegro
02. II. Andante
03. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
04. IV. Finale: Vivace assai
05. I. Adagio – Allegro
06. II. Adagio
07. III. Menuet: Allegro
08. IV. Finale: Presto
09. I. Largo – Allegro vivace
10. II. Adagio
11. III. Menuetto: Allegro
12. IV. Finale: Presto

CD 05 Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 25, 35 ‘Haffner’ & 41 ‘Jupiter’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, ‘Haffner’
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, ‘Jupiter’

Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Barry Wordsworth

01. I. Allegro con brio
02. II. Andante
03. III. Menuetto
04. IV. Allegro
05. I. Allegro con spirito
06. II. Andante
07. III. Menuetto – Trio
08. IV. Finale: Presto
09. I. Allegro vivace
10. II. Andante cantabile
11. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
12. IV. Molto allegro

CD 06 Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38 ‘Prague’, 39 & 40
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, ‘Prague’
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Barry Wordsworth

01. I. Adagio – Allegro3
02. II. Andante
03. III. Finale: Presto
04. I. Adagio – Allegro
05. II. Andante con moto
06. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
07. IV. Finale: Allegro
08. I. Allegro molto
09. II. Andante
10. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
11. IV. Allegro assai

CD 07 Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 29, 34 & 36 ‘Linz’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338
Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, ‘Linz’

Capella Istropolitana
Conductor Barry Wordsworth

01. I. Allegro moderato
02. II. Andante
03. III. Menuetto
04. IV. Allegro con spirito
05. I. Allegro vivace
06. II. Andante di molto
07. III. Allegro molto
08. I. Adagio – Allegro spiritoso
09. II. Poco adagio
10. III. Menuetto
11. IV. Presto

CD 08 Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 3 ‘Eroica’ & 8
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, ‘Eroica’
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Conductor Bela Drahos

01. I. Allegro con brio
02. II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
03. III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
04. IV. Finale: Allegro molto
05. I. Allegro vivace e con brio
06. II. Allegretto scherzando
07. III. Tempo di menuetto
08. IV. Allegro vivace

CD 09 Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 ‘Pastoral’
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, ‘Pastoral’

Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Conductor Bela Drahos

01. I. Allegro con brio
02. II. Andante con moto
03. III. Allegro
04. IV. Allegro
05. I. Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside: Allegro ma non troppo6
06. II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso
07. III. Happy gathering of villagers: Allegro
08. IV. Thunder – storm: Allegro
09. V. Shepherd’s song. Grateful thanks to the Almighty after the storm: Allegretto

CD 10 Beethoven Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Friedrich Von Schiller – lyricist(s)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, ‘Choral’

Hasmik Papian – soprano
Ruxandra Donose – mezzo-soprano
Manfred Fink – tenor
Claudio Otelli – bass-baritone
Nicolaus Esterhazy Chorus
Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Conductor Bela Drahos

01. I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
02. II. Molto vivace
03. III. Adagio molto e cantabile – Andante moderato
04. IV. Finale: Presto

The word ‘symphony’ is used to describe an extended orchestral composition in Western classical music. By the eighteenth century the Italianate opera sinfonia—musical interludes between operas or concertos—had assumed the structure of three contrasting movements, and it is this form that is often considered as the direct forerunner of the orchestral symphony. With the rise of established professional orchestras, the symphony assumed a more prominent place in concert life between 1790 and 1820 until it eventually came to be regarded by many as the yardstick by which one would measure a composer’s achievement.
Without doubt, the most important symphonists of the latter part of the eighteenth century are Haydn and Mozart. Often credited with expanding the symphonic form to the four movements we are familiar with today, these two composers are together responsible for over 160 symphonies including those commonly regarded as the apex of the Classical symphonic form—Haydn’s London symphonies and Mozart’s Jupiter and Linz. A few years later, Beethoven dramatically expanded the symphony, in so doing forming the bridge between the Classical and Romantic eras. His Eroica symphony has a scale and emotional range that sets it apart from earlier works, while his Symphony No 5 is arguably the most famous symphony ever written.

The Great Classics series from Naxos is the perfect introduction to myriad genres of classical music. Comprising both complete and compiled selections from the greatest works in the repertoire, the boxes are bursting with wonderful pieces of music, both recognizable and unfamiliar. The boxes take the listener on a thrilling tour of some of the worlds most dramatic musical media, encompassing music from six centuries and featuring sensational performers. All boxes come with a fascinating booklet with detailed information on the genre itself, chronological placement of each work, and a comprehensive study of the music. A fitting celebration of 25 years of superb music from Naxos, the worlds favourite classical label.

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