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Best Classics 100 Vol 2


Release Date: 08/29/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 70872   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Georges BizetRichard WagnerCarl OrffNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Wayne MarshallMark BennettPhilip PickettKenneth Sillito,   ... 
Conductor:  Seiji OzawaMariss JansonsRiccardo MutiSir Neville Marriner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National OrchestraOslo Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 7 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3. Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5. Pictures at an exhibition: no 15, The Hut on Fowl's Legs "Baba Yaga" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Maurice Ravel. 
6. Pictures at an exhibition: no 16, The Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Maurice Ravel. 
7. Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8. Suite for Jazz Orchestra no 2, Op. 50b: no 6, Waltz II by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9. Boléro: Finale by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Mars by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 4th movement, March to the Scaffold by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
13. Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14. Rhapsody in Blue: Introduction by George Gershwin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ferde Grofé. 
15. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
16. Le sacre du printemps: no 14, Danse sacrale by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913; Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
17. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mark Bennett (Trumpet), Philip Pickett (Recorder), Kenneth Sillito (Violin),
Celia Nicklin (Oboe), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
19. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
20. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
21. Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna": 1st movement, Maestoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
22. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
23. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Kettelson (Piano), Ann Murray (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1986 
Venue:  Musikvereinssaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
25. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
26. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
27. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
28. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/2002 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Venue:  England 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
30. Wiener Blut, Op. 354 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Vienna
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
31. Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 3, Beim Schlafengehen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
32. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
33. Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36: 4th movement, Allegro con brio by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
34. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
35. Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
36. Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de France
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
37. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
38. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
39. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Schoenwandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
40. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
41. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Venus by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 
42. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Gareth Morris (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1967 
Venue:  Chapel, Trinity College, Cambridge 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
43. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
44. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
45. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra,  New York Choral Artists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
46. Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Bruno Rigutto (Piano), Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
47. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
48. Firebird Suite: Finale by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
49. Te Deum: Fanfare by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet), Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1977 
Venue:  St. Pierre le Jeune, Strasbourg, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
50. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 3rd movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), William Bennett (Flute), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
51. Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
52. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Emilio Pujol. 
53. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
54. Concerto for Flute no 2 in D major, K 314 (285d): 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ransom Wilson (Flute)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
55. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Shuku Iwasaki (Piano), Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
56. Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Julian Byzantine (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Julian Byzantine. 
57. Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Isador (Piano), Rodney Friend (Violin)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
58. Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, S 49/WoO 1: 3rd movement, Rondo by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
59. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 3rd movement, Presto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
60. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
61. Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Markus Klinko (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
62. Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
63. Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
64. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ulf Hoelscher (Violin)
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
65. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna String Sextet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
66. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
67. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466: 2nd movement, Romanze by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
68. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
69. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
70. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
71. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
72. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet), Richard Schneider (French Horn), Dietmar Ullrich (French Horn),
Sergio Azzolini (Bassoon), Nikolaus Frisch (French Horn), Joachim Klemm (Basset-horn),
Bruno Schneider (French Horn), Diethelm Jonas (Oboe), Karl Theo Adler (Clarinet),
Reiner Wehle (Basset-horn), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe), Klaus Lohrer (Contrabassoon),
Georg Klütsch (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1991 
Venue:  Pfarrkirche Pleis, Vella 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
73. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 18, Solvejg's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
74. Carnival of the animals: no 7, Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Peter Katin (Piano), Philip Fowke (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
75. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
76. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
77. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Salle de Châtonneyre, Corseaux, Switz 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
78. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
79. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 1910 
80. Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre, Dorset 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
81. German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
82. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 15 in A flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Johannes Brahms (1865)
Version: 1865 
83. Heidenröslein, D 257/Op. 3 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
84. Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
85. Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Rodney Friend (Violin), Michael Isador (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
86. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
87. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
88. Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187: no 7 in G flat major by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Bohemia 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
89. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
90. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
91. Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
92. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
93. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
94. Pines of Rome: no 1, Pines of the Villa Borghese by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
95. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Sian Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
96. Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Paris, France (1858).
Composition revised: Paris, France (1874). 
97. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Berlin, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
98. Guillaume Tell: Overture - Finale by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
99. Requiem: Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Fergus Thirlwell (Boy Soprano), Jane Gilchrist (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
100. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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