Delos Presents: “Classical Caffeine”

Warning: Antidepressant – may cause feelings of helpless happiness and irrational optimism.

Everybody needs an occasional jump-start, but nobody likes getting all jumpy. Most of us want to rev up our energy levels, elevate our moods and boost our productivity – but we want to do it without that strung-out, “wired” feeling that too much actual caffeine can leave us with.

Delos to the rescue – with our new Classical Caffeine album. It’s chock-full of happy, high-energy music by Bach, Mozart, Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Debussy and others. Remember, upbeat music has been scientifically proven to make you feel better: it stimulates both mind and body, banishes the blues, refreshes flagging spirits, promotes energy, and leaves you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Combing through our extensive catalog, we have come up with a sure-fire assortment of manic, fun music that’s guaranteed to wake you up and get you going! And these snazzy, snappy performances are sure to please, coming as they do from Delos’ long list of top-tier recording artists and ensembles. It might even save you some money: with fewer trips to your neighborhood coffee emporium, the album could well pay for itself in NO time!

Highlights:

  • A delightful array of lively and upbeat classics that are sure to wake you up and get you going
  • Selections chosen exclusively from Delos’ extensive and wide-ranging catalog
  • Top-notch performances from Delos’ stellar array of distinguished artists and ensembles – all in our hallmark audiophile sound.

Track Listing:

  • Bizet-Shchedrin: Carmen Ballet – VIII. Bolero
    James DePreist, conductor; Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
  • Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Op. 25, Finale
    Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  • Milhaud: Brasileira (From Scaramouche)
    Ruben Aharonian, violin; Svetlana Safonova, piano
  • Shostakovich: Spanish Dance from The Gadfly
    Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Moscow Chamber Orchestra
  • Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E Major, Rondo
    Gerard Schwarz, trumpet, conductor; New York Chamber Symphony
  • Kabalevsky: Galop from “The Comedians”
    Byelorussian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
    Anatoly Lapunov, conductor
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047, 3. Allegro assai
    David Bilger, trumpet; Ransom Wilson, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe;
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite, Mazurka
    Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Philharmonia of Russia
  • Tamarin: Tapestry
    Style of Five, Russian Folk Ensemble
  • J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite #3, BWV 1068 – 3. Gavottes
    Brazilian Guitar Quartet
  • Handel: Water Music, HWV 349-350 – Gigues
    Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite, Prelude
    Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Moscow Chamber Orchestra
  • Tchaikovsky: Grand Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
    Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Philharmonia of Russia
  • Pictures from Bashu – Six Folk Songs:
    Evening Dance at Aba
    Shanghai Quartet; Eugenia Zukerman, flute
  • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #6, BWV 1051, Allegro
    Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
  • Irish Jigs Traditional Irish (arr. Benusan)
    Scott Tennant, guitar
  • Gomes: Sonata in D, Burrico De Pau (Rocking Horse)
    Brazilian Guitar Quartet
  • Debussy: Petite Suite, Ballet
    iDuo: Vadym Kholodenko & Andrey Gugnin, pianists
  • Francoeur: Sonata in E for Cello & Piano – V. Gigue
    Zuill Bailey, cello; Simone Dinnerstein, piano
  • Rameau: Tambourin
    Style of Five, Russian Folk Ensemble
  • Beethoven: Septet Op. 20, V. Scherzo
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” K. 511, IV. Molto Allegro
    Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra