Orpheus Chamber Orchestra ‎– Tea Time Classics - Elegant Classics

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Deutsche Grammophon ‎– 46979622
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Eloquence
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CD, Compilation
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Tracklist

1 Rossini* Il Signor Bruschino 5:08
2 Boccherini* String Quintet In E Major, Op. 11, No. 5 - Menuett 3:21
3 Vaughan Williams* Fantasia On Greensleeves 4:28
4 Fauré* Masques Et Bergamasques, Op. 112 - Overture: Allegro Molto Vivo 3:25
5 Mozart* Horn Concerto No. 4 In E-flat Major, K. 495 - Romance: Andante Cantabile 4:50
6 Gluck* Orfeo Et Euridice - Dance Of The Blessed Spirits 6:10
7 Handel* Water Music - Suite In F Major - Air 3:26
8 Hoffstetter* / Haydn* String Quartet, Op. 3, No. 5 - Serenade: Andante Cantabile 3:16
9 Vivaldi* Flute Concerto No. 3 In D Major, RV 428 "Il Gardellino" - Allegro 3:49
10 Mendelssohn* A Midsummer Night's Dream - Intermezzo 3:21
11 Mozart* Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 - Rondo: Allegro 3:54
12 Schubert* Rosamunde, D. 797 - Ballet Music (Entr'acte 3) 6:27
13 Rodrigo* Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre - Adagietto 4:53
14 Prokofiev* Symphony No. 1 "Classical" - Allegro 4:24
15 Tchaikovsky* Serenade For Strings In C Major, Op. 48 - Valse 3:53
16 Bizet* Symphony No. 1 In C Major - Finale: Allegro Vivace 6:06

Credits

Notes

Total Playing Time: 71:35

℗ [1] 1985, [2],[6],[8]-[10] 1993/ [3],[11] 1986 / [4] 1996 / [5],[14],[16] 1988 / [7] 1992 / [13] 1990 / [15] 1987

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 028946976227
  • ASIN: B00006GXF0
  • SPARS Code: DDD

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ThisGuyFrritz

ThisGuyFrritz

May 26, 2016
Orpheus made many fine recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, done without a conductor. "Tea Time Classics" would be a good CD to get introduced to that orchestra. The selections are good for background music (like dinner time, tea time and setting a "light" mood). I got some albums by Orpheus (2 of them are featured in "Tea Time Classics": Prokofiev*, Britten*, Bizet* - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Symphonies; Rossini* - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Overtures). If you like this "Tea Time Classics," chances are, you'll want to get more CDs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Here are my favorites (besides the 2 I've mentioned earlier):

The ones where they did Haydn's symphonies:
Symphonies No. 22 (Philosopher) • No. 63 (La Roxelane) • No. 80
Symphonies No. 44 "Trauer-Symphonie" • No. 77
Symphonies No. 45 "Farewell" • No. 81
Symphonies No. 48 "Maria Theresia" • No. 49 "La Passione"
Symphonies Nos. 78 & 102
Symphonies No. 53 "L"Impériale" • No. 73 "La Chasse" • No. 79
Symphonies No. 60 "Il Distratto" • No. 91

The ones where they did Mozart's Piano Concertos with Richard Goode:
Piano Concertos No. 18 & 20
Piano Concertos No. 25 & 9
Piano Concertos No. 23 & 24
Piano Concertos (No. 27 In B-flat Major, K.595 / No. 19 In F Major K.459)
There's also this one from 1981:
Mozart* - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos (No. 17 In G, K.453 / No. 23 In A, K.488)
...which I don't own right now. And besides, I prefer the one with concertos 23 and 24.

And here are some more of my Orpheus Chamber Orchestra favorites:
Aaron Copland - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Appalachian Spring • Short Symphony • Etc.
Handel* - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Concerti Grossi, Op. 6
Bartók*, Stravinsky* - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Divertimento • Romanian Folk Dances • Dumbarton Oaks • Pulcinella Suite
Mozart* - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Sinfonie Concertanti K. 297b And 364
Schoenberg*, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) · Kammersymphonien (Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2)
Beethoven*, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Die Geschöpfe Des Prometheus (The Creatures Of Prometheus), Op. 43

This used to be my favorite:
Mozart* - Susan Palma, Nancy Allen (2), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Flute Concert No. 1 • Flute And Harp Concerto • Andante
... that is until I compared versions by Emmanuel Pahud and Julius Baker. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra did very well on the performance. But as for the Pahud and Baker versions, I like their cadenzas better.