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10/30/12 3:00PM

Durufle's Requiem is one of the pinnacles of 20th century choral writing.



Trio Sonata #3
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
CD/Album: Handel: Trio Sonatas Op. 2
Record co./Cat #: Philips 412595


Requiem, Op. 9
Composer: Maurice Durufle
Ensemble: Toulouse Capitol Orchestra
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Soloists: Orfeon Donostiarra ; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano ; Thomas Hampson, baritone ; Marie-Claire Alain, organ
CD/Album: Durufle - Requiem - Messe 'Cum Jubilo'
Record co./Cat #: EMI 56878


Rakastava For Strings
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: CBC Vancouver Orchestra
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
CD/Album: Northern Landscapes
Record co./Cat #: CBC (RCI) 5157


Alessandro: (ballet selections)
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhardt Goebel
CD/Album: Rebel: Die Elemente - Gluck: Alessandro
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 445824


Symphony #84 in Eb, HOB 1/84
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
CD/Album: Haydn: Symphonies 82, 83 & 84
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 90793


Swan Lake: Valse, Op. 20
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Record co./Cat #: London 4757669


I Vespri Siciliani: Four Seasons ballet: Autumn (The Sicilian Vespers)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
CD/Album: Verdi: Ballet Music - James Levine
Record co./Cat #: Sony 52489
Note: (from Act III, scene 2)


Piano Sonata #22 in F, Op. 54
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Louise Lortie, piano
CD/Album: Louis Lortie plays Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 10616


Symphonie Concertante for Violin and Viola in Bb, B 112
Composer: Ignaz Pleyel
Ensemble: Baltimore Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Markland Thakar
Soloists: David Perry, violin ; Victoria Chiang, viola
CD/Album: Pleyel: Symphonies Concertantes
Record co./Cat #: Naxos 8.570320


Le Corsaire: Overture (Corsaire = a pirate)
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Munch
CD/Album: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Roman Carnival & Corsair Overtures
Record co./Cat #: RCA 6720


The Lark Ascending
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ensemble: Monte Carlo Philharmonic
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
Soloists: Julia Fischer, violin
CD/Album: Julia Fischer: Poeme
Record co./Cat #: London Decca 15535


Flute Quartet #4 in A, K 298
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Lisa Beznosiuk, flute ; Pavlo Beznosiuk, violin ; Tom Dunn, viola ; Richard Tunnicliffe, cello
CD/Album: Mozart: Flute Quartets / Beethoven: Serenade
Record co./Cat #: Avie 2108


In The South (Alassio) Overture
Composer: Edward Elgar
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Giuseppi Sinopoli
CD/Album: Elgar: Enigma Variations, In The South, Serenade
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 423679


Composer: Bela Bartok
Soloists: Sylvia Parker, piano
CD/Album: Bartok, Griffes, Mozart, D. Scarlatti
Record co./Cat #: Centaur 2811
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