Klemperer – Bruckner: Symphony No.6 – EMI

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1. Iphigénie en Aulide – Overture 11:41
2. Hansel and Gretel Overture 8:32
3. Symphony No. 6 in A major : I. Maestoso 16:55
4. Symphony No. 6 in A major : II. Adagio (Sehr feierlich) 14:42
5. Symphony No. 6 in A major : III. Scherzo (Nicht schnell) & Trio (Langsam) 9:23
6. Symphony No. 6 in A major : IV: Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell) 13:48

Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer

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Karajan: His First Stereo Recording – Bruckner: Symphony No.8

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Karajan: His First Stereo Recording – Bruckner: Symphony No.8 ( Mov II – III – IV only )

1. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor: II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato 16:09
2. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor: III. Adagio. Feierlich langsam, docht nicht schleppend 27:25
3. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor: IV. Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell 27:32

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Mozart: Requiem – Sonate K.331 – Alleluia – Walter – Gould – Szell

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Requiem en ré mineur, K. 626
1. Introïtus: Kyrie – 7:58 (mono)
2. Dies irae – 1:47 (mono)
3. Tuba mirum – 3:56
4. Rex tremendae – 2:12
5. Recordare – 6:03
6. Confutatis – 2:41
7. Lacrimosa – 2:50
8. Domine Jesu – 4:33
9. Hostias – 4:54
10. Sanctus – 1:40
11. Benedictus – 5:22
12. Agnus Dei – 9:04
Irmgard Seefried – soprano
Jennie Tourel – mezzo-soprano
Leopold Simoneau – tenor
William Warfield – basse
The Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic / Bruno Walter
Sonate pour piano en la, K. 331 (E.-K. 300i)
13. Andante grazioso – 7:56
14. Menuet – 6:36
15. Rondo. Alla Turca – 4:03
16. Alleluia de “Exsultate, jubilate”, K. 165 (E.-K. 158)
Glenn Gould – piano (13-15)
Judith Raskin – soprano
Cleveland Orchestra / George Szell (16)

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Klemperer – Bruckner: Symphony No.4 – Wagner: Siegfried Idyll – EMI

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1. Siegfried Idyll (2002 – Remaster) 18:00
2. Symphony No. 4 in E Flat ‘Romantic’ (2004 – Remaster): I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell 16:09
3. Symphony No. 4 in E Flat ‘Romantic’ (2004 – Remaster): II. Andante quasi allegretto 14:00
4. Symphony No. 4 in E Flat ‘Romantic’ (2004 – Remaster): III. Scherzo (Bewegt) & Trio (Nicht zu schnell) 11:48
5. Symphony No. 4 in E Flat ‘Romantic’ (2004 – Remaster): IV. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell) 19:01

Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer

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Shchedrin: Cello Concerto – Seagull Suite – Mustonen – Ondine

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01. Cello Concerto ‘sotto voce concerto’: I. Sostenuto [0:07:41.64]
02. II. Allegretto moderato [0:14:12.25]
03. III. Scherzo – cadenza [0:03:46.93]
04. IV. Finale [0:12:59.94]
05. Seagull Suite: I. Moderato appassionato [0:03:27.80]
06. – Interlude [0:01:44.09]
07. II. Andante, sempre rubato [0:04:52.61]
08. III. L’istesso tempo [0:04:18.25]
09. – Interlude [0:01:42.13]
10. IV. Moderato statico [0:02:49.46]
11. V. Moderato appassionato [0:02:07.05]

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Kogan – Paganini: Violin Concerto No.1 – Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole – Testament

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Others Kogan on Testament:


Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.6
Violinkonzert Nr.1 D-dur/Concerto No1 pour violon en ré majeur
I Allegro maestoso
II Adagio espressivo
III Rondo (Allegro spiritoso)

Edouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Symphonie espagnole, Op.21
I Allegro non troppo
II Scherzando (Allegro molto)
III Intermezzo (Allegro non troppo)
IV Andante
V Rondo (Allegro)

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
conducted by/Dirigent/direction: Charles Bruck
℗ 1958

Heifetz: The Supreme (2CDs)

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Jascha Heifetz was the prodigy of the twentieth century. Debuting in 1908 at the age of seven, he was known throughout his life for his infallible intonation and the unflappable ease with which he played even the most difficult repertoire. Though he was sometimes maligned as being coldly technical, no one ever said he wasn’t amazing. This compilation offers ample opportunities to marvel.
Disc one opens with Heifetz alone on Bach’s Chaccone for violin solo, inviting us to contemplate the purity of his musicality without the distraction of accompaniment. This memorial provides a great opportunity to cleanse the palate before the 140 minute Romantic tour de force that follows. After this heavy and heady repast, the disc neatly closes with a light set of Gershwin duets.
REVIEWS:
International Record Review (3/00, p.45) – “…the Bach Chaconne…is electrifying….The Tchaikovsky and Bruch are outstanding, and the Sibelius and Glazunov are not far behind….the sound is not modern, but it should be good enough for most listeners…”

1. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany

2. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Austria

3. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Russia

4. Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 by Max Bruch
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin), Osian Ellis (Harp)
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Liverpool, England

5. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Finland

6. Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 82 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer: Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor: Walter Hendl
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904; Russia

7. Preludes (3) for Piano by George Gershwin
Performer: Brooks Smith (Piano), Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926; USA
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz

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Kogan – Beethoven – Mozart: Violin Concertos – Testament

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor: André Vandernoot
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1957
Venue: Wagram Hall, Paris, France
Length: 43 Minutes 1 Secs

2. Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 “Turkish” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor: André Vandernoot
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Classical
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1957
Venue: Wagram Hall, Paris, France
Length: 29 Minutes 52 Secs.

Bruckner: Symphony No.4 – Harnoncourt – Teldec

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If you’re expecting something controversial – something to fulminate against – you’ll probably be disappointed. Harnoncourt’s Bruckner Fourth is nothing like as provocative as his Beethoven, or even as his more recent recording of the Third Symphony (Teldec, 12/95). It is relatively fast – eight minutes shorter than Georg Tintner’s Naxos version (see above), but not startlingly so. The legendarily thoughtful Otto Klemperer took two minutes less than Harnoncourt; his basic tempos are often on the lively side, with no loss of Brucknerian grandeur. If Harnoncourt’s first movement is more gripping, more like a symphonic drama than usual, that has more to do with the crisp, clear rhythmic articulation than with the number of crotchets per minute. It’s that facet above all that distinguishes Harnoncourt’s Bruckner from Tintner’s. Only in one passage did I find this version a bit hurried – the violas’ second theme in the Andante, quasi Allegretto. Perhaps it could open out more – and yet Bruckner does stipulate quasi Allegretto. The solo woodwind and horn playing that follows is lovely, expansive enough; what else would one expect from the Concertgebouw in Bruckner?

Otherwise this is an unusually compelling Bruckner Fourth – exciting throughout the first movement and Scherzo, and in passages like the problematical Brucknerian Ride of the Valkyries that erupts after the finale’s bucolic second theme. The passage that follows opens out beautifully: serene, smiling, the clarinets’ yodelling figures full of affection – calm as though there had been no previous storm. I mentioned articulation as a key to Harnoncourt’s success in the more active music. Interestingly, he devotes similar attention to the bass line. In many more traditional Bruckner performances the bass often seems to move in sustained, undifferentiated pedal points. In Harnoncourt’s version one is often aware of a deep pulsation – like the throbbing repeated notes that open the finale – continuing, however discreetly, while the tunes unfold above. To hear the finale’s second theme in this version is to be reminded that Bruckner was an excellent dancer, light on his feet until he was nearly 70. Of course one shouldn’t confuse the man with the musical personality, but why should Bruckner always sound heavy, sedentary, as though slowly digesting a gigantic meal? Harnoncourt gives us the light-footedness, while allowing the music to unfold at its own speed, to take time.

Judging by RO’s review overleaf the newly-issued Celibidache is something pretty special, just as Gunter Wand’s new Bruckner Fourth struck me as visionary – an over-used word, but in that case no other would do. Harnoncourt’s isn’t quite that; however, it’s still full of life, with the symphony conceived very much whole – even the seemingly episodic finale has an underlying river-like current, finally thundering over the dam-wall in the awe-inspiring coda. No question, Nikolaus Harnoncourt must now be considered a serious contender in Bruckner.

— Stephen Johnson, Gramophone [1/1999]

1. Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 “Romantic” by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 04/1997
Venue: Live Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 63 Minutes 7 Secs.
Notes: Ver: 1878/80
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1874 – 1886).

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Kogan – Brahms – Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos – Testament

1. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Bruck
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Austria
Date of Recording: 03/1955
Venue: Mutuality Hall, Paris, France
Length: 38 Minutes 34 Secs.

2. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor: Constantin Silvestri
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/19/1959
Venue: Wagram Hall, Paris, France
Length: 27 Minutes 18 Secs.
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.

Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos (2CDs) – Kirschnereit – Beermann – Arte Nova

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CD 1
Piano Concerto No.1 g-moll Opus 25
1. Molto allegro con fuoco 7:19
2. Andante 6:31
3. Presto – molto allegro e vivace 6:28
Piano Concerto No.2 d-moll Opus 40
4. Allegro appassionato 10:01
5. Adagio. Molto sostenuto 7:23
6. Finale. Presto scherzando 7:17

CD 2
Piano Concerto e-moll (reconstructed and completed by R.Larry Todd, world premiere recording)
1. Allegro molto vivace 10:33
2. Andante 8:24
3. Allegro non troppo – Allegro molto vivace
Concerto a-moll for Piano and String Orchestra
4. Allegro 15:08
5. Adagio 10:26
6. Allegro ma non troppo 11:04

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Alagna: Mes Plus Grands Roles A L’Opera (3CDs) – 2011 – EMI

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CD 1
Charles Gounod: Romeo et Juliette (Choeur et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson)
1. Acte I – De grace demeurez…Ange adorable (Romeo/Juliette)
2. Acte II – Cavatine: L’Amour! L’Amour…Ah! leve-toi, soleil! (Romeo)
3. Acte III – Ah jour de deuil! (Romeo/Le Duc/Choeur)
4. Acte IV – Va! je t’ai pardonne…Nuit d’hymenee (Romeo/Juliette)
5. Acte V – C’est la! Salut! Tombeau sombre et silencieux (Romeo)
Jules Massenet: Werther (London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano)
6. Acte I – Je ne sais si je veille (Werther)
7. Acte II – Un autre est son epoux…J’aurais sur ma poitrine (Werther)
8. Acte II – Porquoi trembler devant la mort…Lorsque l’enfant revient d’un voyage avant l’heure (Werther)
9. Acte III – Traduire…Pourquoi me reveiller, o souffle du pritemps (Werther)
Jules Massenet: Manon (Orchestre Symphonique de l’Opera Royal de la Monnaire, Bruxelles, Antonio Pappano)
10. Acte I – J’ai marque l’heure du depart…Nous vivrons a Paris tous les deux (Des Grieux/Manon)
11. Acte II – En fermant les yeux (Des Grieux)
12. Acte III – Je suis seul! Seul enfin!…Ah! fuyez, douce image (Des Grieux/La Portier du seminaire)
13. Acte III – Toi! Vous!…Oui, c’est moi! (Des Grieux/Manon)
14. Acte IV – Ah! Des Grieux (Des Grieux/Manon)

CD 2
Georges Bizet: Carmen (Choeur Les Elements, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson)
1. Acte I – Parle-moi de ma mere (Don Jose/Micaela)
2. Acte II – La fleur que tu m’avais jetee (Don Jose)
3. Acte III – Va-t-en, va-t-en, tu feras bien…Je te tiens, fille damnee (Carmen/Don Jose/Micaela/Escamillo/Chour)
4. Acte IV – C’est toi! C’est moi! (Carmen/Don Jose)
Gaetano Donizetti: Lucie de Lammermoor (Choeur et Orchestre de l’Opera National de Lyon, Evelino Pido)
5. Acte I – Sur la tombe de mon pere…Vers toi toujours s’envolera (Lucie/Edgar)
6. Acte III – Tombes de mes aieux (Edgar)
7. Acte III – O bel ange, dont les ailes (Edgar/Raymond)
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos (Choeur du Theatre du Chatelet, Orchestre de paris, Antonio Pappano)
8. Acte I – Fontainebleau! Foret immense et solitaire! (Don Carlos)
9. Acte II – Dieu, tu semas dans nos ames (Don Carlos/Rodrigue/Choeur/Un moine)
10. Acte V – Au revoir dans un monde ou la vie est meilleure (Elisabeth/Don Carlos/Philippe II/Le Grand Inquisiteur/Charles-Quint/Choeur)
Giuseppe Verdi: La Trouvere (London Voices, London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano)
11. Acte I – Il Trovator! Io fremo…Deserto sulla terra (Le Comte/Manrico)
12. Acte III – Ah, si ben mio (Manrico)
13. Acte III – Di quella pira (Manrico/Leonora/Choeur)
14. Acte IV – Madre, non dormi?…L’invocai piu volte…Si, la stanchezza m’opprime, o figlio (Manrico/Azucena)

CD 3
Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme (Philharmonia Orchestra, Antonio Pappano)
1. Acte I – Che gelida manina! (Rodolfo)
2. Acte I – O soave fanciulla (Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimi)
3. Acte III – Dunque e proprio finita (Rodolfo/Mimi/Marcello/Musetta)
4. Acte IV – O Mimi (Rodolfo/Marcello)
5. Acte IV – Sono andati? (Mimi/Rodolfo/Shaunard/Musetta/Marcello/Colline)
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano)
6. Acte I – Dammi i colori!…Recondita armonia (Cavaradossi/Le Sacristain)
7. Acte I – Mario, Mario! Non la sospiri la nostra casetta…Mia gelosia (Tosca/Cavaradossi)
8. Acte III – E lucevan le stelle (Cavaradossi)
Giacomo Puccini: La Rondine (London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano)
9. Acte I – Parigi! A la citta dei desideri (Ruggero)
10. Acte II – Duo: Paulette! I nostri amici (Ruggero/Magda)
11. Acte III – Duo: Ma come puoi lascarmi (Ruggero/Magda)
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicci (London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano)
12. Avete torto!…Firenze e come un albero fiorito (Rinuccio)
Giacomo Puccini: Le Villi (London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano)
13. Acte II – Torna ai felice di (Roberto)
Giacomo Puccini (Antonio Pappano – piano)
14. Morire?

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Levine – Mozart: Coronation Mass – Haydn: Mass In Time Of War – DG

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1. Mass in C major, K 317 “Coronation” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Delores Ziegler (Alto), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor),
Andreas Schmidt (Baritone)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/1991
Venue: Live Kammermusiksaal, Berlin
Length: 25 Minutes 38 Secs.
Language: Latin

2. Missa in tempore belli, H 22 no 9 “Paukenmesse” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Delores Ziegler (Alto), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor),
Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/1991
Venue: Live Kammermusiksaal, Berlin
Length: 43 Minutes 33 Secs.
Language: Latin

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Rachmaninov: The Bells – Spring – Three Russian Songs – Chandos

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1. The Bells, Op. 35 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Svetla Vassileva (Soprano), Misha Didyk (Tenor), Alexei Tanovitski (Bass)
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913; Russia

2. Spring, Op. 20 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexei Tanovitski (Baritone)
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902; Russia

3. Russian Songs (3), Op. 41 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926; USA

Beethoven – Brahms: Triple – Double Concerto – Schneiderhan – Anda – Fournier – Starker – Fricsay – DG

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01-03 Beethoven – Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C, Op. 56
Geza Anda – piano,
Wolfgang Schneiderhan – violin,
Pierre Fournier – cello,
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay
June 1960
Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany

04-06 Brahms – Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Wolfgang Schneiderhan – violin,
Janos Starker – cello,
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay
June 1961
Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany

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Karr – The King of Bass

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01. Joshua Fit the Battle o’ Jericho (traditional) (1:56)
Gary Karr – bass,
Harmon Lewis – organ
Originally released by King Record in 1996

02. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (traditional) (3:09)
Gary Karr – bass,
Harmon Lewis – organ
Originally released by King Record in 1996

03. Bass, Bass, Bass, Bass, Bass & Bass (Christian Gentet) (4:08)
L’Orchestre de Contrebasses
Originally released by Musica Guild in 1993

04. Palmas (R. Garcia-Fons) (5:24)
L’Orchestre de Contrebasses
Originally released by Musica Guild in 1990

05. Reverie (Giovanni Bottesini) (3:28)
Daniel Marillier – bass
Originally released by SCAM/BNL-POLYMNIE in 1997

06. La Liste de Schindler (John Williams) (3:02)
Daniel Marillier – bass
Originally released by SCAM/BNL-POLYMNIE in 1997

07. Sky & Sea (Kiyoto Fujiwara) (8:06)
Kiyoto Fujiwara – bass,
Yoshio Suzuki – bass
Originally released by King Record in 1999

08. L’invitation au Voyage (Henri Duparc) (4:16)
Takashi Konno – bass,
Risako Hayakawa – harp
Recorded for this album

09. Piece en Forme de Habanera (Maurice Ravel) (3:05)
Takashi Konno – bass,
Risako Hayakawa – harp
Recorded for this album

10. Csardas (Vittorio Monti) (4:17)
Ivan Stzankov – bass,
Erika Toth – piano
Originally released by Hungaroton Records in 1995

11. Contrabajissimo (Astor Piazzola) (13:21)
Tetsu Saitoh – bass,
Ryota Komatsu – bandoneon,
Kyoko Kuroda – piano,
Kumiko Kondo – violion,
Masaharu Iida – bass
Originally released by Jabara in 1998

12. Trikings (Stefan Karisson) (4:05)
Eddie Gomez Quartet
Originally released by King Record in 1998

13. Flower Mountain (Kiyoto Fujiwara) (4:56)
Kiyoto Fujiwara – bass
Originally released by King Record in 1999

14. Better Git Hit in Your Soul (Charles Mingus) (7:39)
Kiyoto Fujiwara – bass
Originally released by King Record in 1998

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