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ABC Classics releases "Classical Zodiac Series"

 

Do composers’ star signs reveal themselves in the music they write? Find out for yourself with this new series of digital releases, Signs of the Zodiac: twelve albums, each gathering together representative works by the great composers, around the globe and across the ages, according to their zodiac sun sign. Can you hear distinctive Zodiac musical styles?

Aries

Johann Sebastian Bach • Béla Bartók

Anne Boyd • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Alberto Ginastera • Joseph Haydn

Michael Kamen • Joseph Lanner

Modest Mussorgsky • Michael Nyman

Sergei Rachmaninoff • William Walton

Taurus

Hugo Alfvén • Johannes Brahms • Nigel Butterley • Marcel Dupré • Gabriel Fauré • Anatoly Liadov

Raffaele Marcellino • Jules Massenet • Sergei Prokofiev • Erik Satie • Alessandro Scarlatti

Peter Sculthorpe • Arthur Sullivan • Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Gemini

Tomaso Albinoni • Nicolas Bernier • Mikhail Glinka • Charles Gounod • Edvard Grieg
Aram Khachaturian • Erich Wolfgang Korngold • Jacques Offenbach • Robert Schumann
Richard Strauss • Igor Stravinsky • Richard Wagner

Cancer

Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco • Damian Barbeler • Giovanni Battista Bononcini • George Butterworth
Louis-Claude Daquin • Gerald Finzi • Christoph Willibald Gluck • Percy Grainger • Leoš Janáček
Gustav Mahler • Carl Orff • Ottorino Respighi • Richard Rodgers

Leo

Heinrich Biber • Francesco Cilea • Claude Debussy • Guillaume Dufay • John Field • Alexander Glazunov

Enrique Granados • Reynaldo Hahn • John Ireland • Graeme Koehne • Philippe II Duc d’Orléans

Andrew Schultz • Karlheinz Stockhausen

Virgo

Salvador Bacarisse • Johann Christian Bach • Anton Bruckner • Antonín Dvořák • Girolamo Frescobaldi

Umberto Giordano • Gustav Holst • Pietro Locatelli • Alessandro Marcello • Giacomo Meyerbeer

Johann Pachelbel • Henry Purcell • Arnold Schoenberg

Libra

Paul Dukas • George Gershwin • Charles Ives • Franz Liszt • Jean-Philippe Rameau

Camille Saint-Saëns • Heinrich Schütz • Dmitri Shostakovich • Charles Villiers Stanford

Ralph Vaughan Williams • Giuseppe Verdi • Louis Vierne

Scorpio

Vincenzo Bellini • Georges Bizet • Alexander Borodin • Benjamin Britten • Aaron Copland

Johann Nepomuk Hummel • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov • Elena Kats-Chernin • Niccolò Paganini

Joaquín Rodrigo • Johann Strauss II • Margaret Sutherland • Carl Maria von Weber • Malcolm Williamson

Sagittarius

Ludwig van Beethoven • Hector Berlioz • Gaetano Donizetti • Manuel de Falla • César Franck

Henryk Górecki • Scott Joplin • Pietro Mascagni • Olivier Messaien • Giacomo Puccini • Jean Sibelius

Paul Stanhope • Émile Waldteufel

Capricorn

Mily Balakirev • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier • Max Bruch • Emmanuel Chabrier • Ernest Chausson

Peggy Glanville-Hicks • Miriam Hyde • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi • Francis Poulenc • Alexander Scriabin

Christian Sinding • Josef Suk • Michael Tippett
 

Aquarius

Muzio Clementi • John Corigliano • Frederick Delius • Henri Duparc • Henri Dutilleux • Philip Glass

Witold Lutoslawski • Felix Mendelssohn • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Michael Praetorius

Franz Schubert • John Tavener

Pisces

Samuel Barber • Luigi Boccherini • Frédéric Chopin • Léo Delibes • Andrew Ford • George Frideric Handel

Joseph Parry • Maurice Ravel • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov • Gioachino Rossini • Bedřich Smetana

Johann Strauss I • Heitor Villa-Lobos • Antonio Vivaldi

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Available to download and stream from Friday 26 July 

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