The Secrets of Da Vinci [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

The Secrets of Da Vinci [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

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Overview

Just like the gripping sequence of puzzles in Dan Brown's mega-selling The Da Vinci Code, music can be a repository for hidden meanings, occult symbols, and encoded messages. And even if there's no sinister conspiracy protecting the ancient mysteries of Bach and Mozart, deciphering these secrets can be every bit as fascinating as the quest at the heart of Brown's book. This Barnes & Noble exclusive CD, called The Secrets of Da Vinci, does the detective work for you, offering an array of mystically inclined classical music from across the centuries, drawn from the almost infinite supply of works that are associated with spirituality and mathematics. If Guillaume Dufay's Renaissance motet Flower of Flowers pays tribute to the Virgin Mary, a "Mystery" Sonata like Heinrich Biber's Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary literally encodes a religious story in its tones, while the fugues of J. S. Bach are rooted more abstractly in number and proportion. Mozart's association with the Freemasons forms the background for his opera The Magic Flute, while Debussy's interest in religious symbolism takes sumptuous form in his Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, and Wagner created his own kind of ritualized theater in Parsifal, to name just a few of the featured highlights. Of course, there's no need to delve into cryptography to enjoy this music; its universality is just as potent as any buried riddles, and these top-shelf performances by artists like Wilhelm Kempff, Sir Neville Marriner, and Charles Dutoit are sure to delight puzzle solvers and music lovers alike.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/2006
Label: Barnes Noble Consign
UPC: 0028947696063
catalogNumber: 76960

Tracks

  1. En mai, quant rosier sont flouri, motet for 3 voices (doubtful)  - Adam de la Halle  -  Early Music Consort of London  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  2. Flos florum, cantilena motet for 3 voices  - Guillaume Dufay  -  Pro Cantione Antiqua  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  3. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 15 in C major ("The Coronation"), C. 104: Sonata - Aria - Canzone - Sarabande (Sonata XV) Th  - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber  -  Musica Antiqua Köln  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  4. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus  - Gregorio Allegri  - David Willcocks  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  5. The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude No. 1 in C major  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Wilhelm Kempff  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  6. The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Fugue No. 1 in C major  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Wilhelm Kempff  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  7. The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude No. 2 in C minor  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Wilhelm Kempff  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  8. The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Fugue No. 2 in C minor  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Wilhelm Kempff  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  9. Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue), for keyboard (or other instruments), BWV 1080: Fuga a 3 soggetti  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  10. Zerfliesset heut', geliebte Brüder, song for voice, male chorus & piano, K. 483: "Zerfliesset heut', geliebte Brüder" (Masonic Song  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Raphael Alpermann  -  MDR Leipzig Radio Mens Chorus  - Peter Schreier  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  11. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Overture to magic Flute  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  12. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: "O Isis und Osiris"  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Colin Davis  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Kurt Moll  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  13. The Sleeping Beauty, suite for orchestra, Op. 66a: Pas d'action (Rose Adagio)  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  14. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50  - Gabriel Fauré  - Charles Dutoit  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  15. Trittico botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures) for orchestra, P. 151: La Nascita di Venere (The Birth of Venus)  - Ottorino Respighi  - Laszlo Heltay  -  Argo Chamber Orchestra  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  16. Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, incidental music for soloists, chorus & orchestra, L. 124: La Cour des lys  - Claude Debussy  - Charles Dutoit  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye
  17. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Good Friday Spell  - Richard Wagner  - Giuseppe Sinopoli  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Joseph Szurly  - Olivier Delhaye

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