Orchestral Music - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 10 CDs

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Orchestral Music - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 10 CDs

While symphony and concerto are the most popular types of orchestral music, many composers have written great works for orchestra that don't fall into either of these two categories. The works on this page demonstrate the development of the orchestra over time. The Baroque orchestra was a small collection of strings augmented by a couple of woodwinds and supported by a keyboard instrument, usually a harpsichord. In the mid-eighteenth century the keyboard was eliminated and composers began to score their orchestral works for brass as well as strings and woodwinds. In the nineteenth century the size of the orchestra increased greatly, as did the variety of instruments: tubas, trombones, bass clarinet, more percussion, and sometimes even piano were added to the core strings and winds. Twentieth-century composers used the modern orchestra to create novel effects of color and sonority.

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Orchestral Music - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 10 CDs
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01 - Igor Stravinsky; Petroushka, Le Sacre du Printemps - Stravinsky, CSO (Sony 1990)

02 - George Friedrich Händel; Water Music, Music For The Royal Fireworks - Orpheus CO (DG 1992)

03 - Ravel; Bolero - Debussy; La Mer - Mussorgsky; Bilder einer Ausstellung - Karajan, BPO (DG 1996)

04 - Tchaikovsky; Ballet Suites - Mstislav Rostropovich & Berlin Philharmoniker (DG 1997)

05 - Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Bruno Walter & Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Sony 1990)

06 - Gustav Holst; The Planets - Charles Dutoit & Orchestre symphonique de Montreal (Decca 1998)

07 - Aaron Copland; Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy, Fanfare - Bernstein & NYPO (Sony 1997)

08 - Rimsky-Korsakov; Scherazade, Russian Easter Overture - Spano & ASO (Telarc 2001)

09 - Bela Bartok; Concerto for Orchestra, Hungarian Sketches - Reiner & CSO (RCA 1993)

10 - Gershwin & Grofe; Rhapsody in Blue, American in Paris - Corigliano, Bernstein, CSO (Sony 1997)