Masquerade: Carnival in Classical Music (10CD)

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As the title says, the 10-CD set 'Masquerade' celebrates the "Carnival in Classical Music". It is a subject that has inspired musicians throughout the ages ranging from Mozart to Khatchaturian. Alongside these two composers, this tremendous anthology includes works by Mozart, Fauré, Dvorák, Schumann, Satie, Svendsen, Prokofiev, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss II, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Berlioz, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Raymond, Liszt, Nielsen and Leonard Bernstein. 

Amongst the great artists featured are conductors and soloists such as Herbert von Karajan, Tullio Serafin, Ferenc Fricsay, Maria Callas, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Tito Gobbi, Walter Gieseking, Friedrich Gulda, Géza Anda and György Cziffra.

CD1+3

Saint-Saëns

The Carnival of the Animals

Dvořák 

Carnival

Faure

Suites Masques et Bergamasques

Strauss

Burlesque for Piano and Orchestra 

CD2

Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)

Rita Streich, Diana Eustrati

Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferenc Fricsay (1950)

CD4

Mozart

Cosi fan tutte (excerpts)

Schwarzkopf, Merriman, Panerai, Simoneau, Otto, Bruscantini

Philhamonia Orchestra & Chorus, Herbert von Karajan (1954)

CD5

Verdi

Un ballo in Maschera (excerpts)

Loncavallo

Pagliacci (excerpts)

Callas, di Stefano, Gobbi, Barbieri, Panerai

Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Antonio Votto, Tullui Serafin (1954, 1956)

CD6 & CD7

Strauss, Jr.

Karneval in Rom (excerpts)

Eine Nacht in Venedig (excerpts)

Raymond

Maske in Blau (excerpts)

CD8

Satie

Parade Ballet

Philharmonia Orchestra, Igor Markevitsch (1954)

Prokofiev

Romeo et Juliette: Minuet

Khachaturian

Masquerade (excerpts)

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Simonov (1993, 1994)

Svendsen

Carnival in Paris

Philharmonisches Orchester Oslo, Anders Norguist (1958)

CD9 & CD10

Schumann

Carnaval

Viennese Carnival Jest

Papillons

Geza Anda

Jörg Demus (Piano)

(1955, 1972 - 1976)

Debussy

Suite bergamasque

Masques - Tres vif et fantasque

Friedrich Gulda

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

(1953)

Liszt

La Campanella

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9

Thomas Vasary, György Cziffra (Piano)

(1957/1958)

Bernstein

The Masque

Lukas Foss (Piano)

New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (1950)