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Best Classics 100


Release Date: 08/29/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 70853   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelAntonio VivaldiJohann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinWayne MarshallBarry TuckwellJames Morris,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerAlberto LysyKurt SanderlingMariss Jansons,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsCamerata LysyPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 7 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

BEST CLASSICS 100 offers an impressive assortment of well-known and beloved classical compositions grouped thematically across a six-disc set. The "Uplifting Classics" section promises excitement through a lineup that includes Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture, and Bach's Toccata in D Minor, among others. Elsewhere, "Relaxing Classics" presents serenely sublime works, notably Pachelbel's Canon in D Major, Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor, and the Andante movement of Mozart's "Elvira Madigan" Piano Concerto.
"Spiritual Classics" features masterpieces of faith and devotion, including Handel's "Hallelujah" Chorus and Franck's "Panis Angelicus," while Mascagni's Intermezzo from 'Cavalleria rusticana,' the "Fantasy" Overture
Read more from Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet,' and Borodin's "Polovtsian Dances," along with many other crowd-pleasers, fall under the rubric of "Favourite Classics." The "Vocal Classics" segment overflows with beautiful arias, songs, and choruses magnificently sung by the likes of José Carreras, Maria Callas, Roberto Alagna, and Dame Janet Baker. It's no surprise that the performances are all of the highest quality imaginable, culled as they were from the vast EMI vaults. BEST CLASSICS 100 is a first-rate sampler loaded with well-chosen musical treasures. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6.
1812 Overture, Op. 49: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
7.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  James Morris (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Westminster Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 1st movement, Allegro molto moderato by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
9.
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: no 3, Alla marcia by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
10.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Horacio Gutierrez (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
12.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
13.
Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b: Montagues and Capulets by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
15.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Vienna
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
16.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Choral Society
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
18.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ": Maestoso/Allegro "Finale" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Matthias Eisenberg (Organ)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
19.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
20.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
21.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Basset Clarinet)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
23.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julia Thornton (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Craig Leon. 
24.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form.
Arranger: Remo Giazotto.
This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
26.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Fritz Helmis (Harp)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
27.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
28.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
29.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
30.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
31.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
32.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
33.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
34.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
35.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
36.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Ernest Blanc (Baritone), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
37.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stefan Soltesz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Czech 
38.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano), Mady Mesplé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: French 
39.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
40.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
41.
Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
42.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
43.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
44.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
45.
Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
46.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
47.
Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
48.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Hoffman. 
49.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Dame Janet Baker (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in German and Latin. 
50.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus,  Petits Chanteurs à la Croix Potencée
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Alain Kremski. 
51.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra,  Rhine Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
52.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
53.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Celia Nicklin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Neville Marriner. 
54.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 1st movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
55.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Jane Parker-Smith (Organ), Maurice André (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jean-Michel Defaye. 
56.
Mors et vita: Judex by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Maurice Handford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1885; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
57.
Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 437: no 4, Sarabande with Variations by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Alex Briger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Simon Hale. 
58.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
59.
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Troika by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
60.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia of London
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ralph Greaves. 
61.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
62.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 10, Act 2 - Scène, Allegro moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
63.
The Deer Hunter: Cavatina by Stanley Myers
Performer:  Steve Morse (Guitar), Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
64.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
65.
Titanic: My heart will go on by James Horner
Conductor:  David Abel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
66.
Time to say goodbye by Lucio Quarantotto
Conductor:  David Abel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
67.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
68.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
69.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
70.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
71.
Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
72.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Eugene Ormandy ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
73.
Scheherazade, Op. 35: 2nd movement, The Kalender Prince by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
74.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
75.
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1955 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
76.
Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
77.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
78.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Ferras (Violin), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
79.
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Iain Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New World Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
80.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
81.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 5th movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
82.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
83.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Timothy Beasley-Murray (Treble), Gerald Finley (Cantor)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
84.
German Mass in F major, D 872: Sanctus "Helig! helig! helig!" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wolfgang Meyer (Organ)
Conductor:  Karl Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir,  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
85.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Conductor:  Maurice Handford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Gustave Sandré. 
86.
L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  René Duclos Chorus,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
87.
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile: Sanctus by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Henriette Puig-Roget (Organ), Heinz Hoppe (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Hartemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  René Duclos Chorus,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: French 
88.
Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  José Luis Garcia (Violin), Peter Barley (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: France (1877 - 1890). 
89.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edda Moser (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
90.
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monks of Downside Abbey,  Choirboys of Downside Abbey
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
91.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
92.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Classical Players,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
93.
Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Basil Lam. 
94.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Heather Harper (Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
95.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Henriette Puig-Roget (Organ), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
96.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Bell (Organ)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Franz Beyer. 
97.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Basil Lam. 
98.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Beecham Choral Society
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form.
Arrangers: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Alexander Glazunov.
Composition written: Russia (1869 - 1887). 
99.
La scala di seta: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
100.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 4, Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut in ihr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Solomon, HWV 67: Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E, RV 269 'La primavera/Spring' (Op.8 No. 1): I. Allegro
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: Toccata
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat K495 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op.67 - I. Allegro con brio
1812 Overture, Op.49 (conclusion)
'Ode to Joy' from Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op.125
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: I. Allegro molto moderato (excerpt)
Karelia Suite, Op.11 (2000 - Remaster): III. Alla marcia
The Planets, Op.32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (conclusion)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat minor, Op.23 - I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening) (1994 Digital Remaster)
Finlandia - Symphonic Poem, Op.26 (2000 - Remaster)
Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Triumphal Chorus & Grand March (Gloria all'Egitto)
Romeo and Juliet - Suites Nos.1 & 2, Suite No. 2, Op.64 b: Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights) (extract)
Radetzky March, Op.228 (1989 - Remaster)
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D (Land of Hope and Glory) (conclusion) (1996 Digital Remaster)
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor: I. Allegro ma non tanto (excerpt)
Symphony No. 3, 'Organ' Op. 78: Maestoso_Allegro
Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (1997 Digital Remaster): Air
Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II, Scene 2: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (1997 - Remaster)
Canon in D (1997 - Remaster)
Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 · Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. Adagio
Aria From The Goldberg Variations (BWV 988)
Adagio in G Minor (Excerpt) (1986 - Remaster)
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.27 No. 2, ''Moonlight'': I. Adagio sostenuto (Excerpt)
Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K.299: II. Andantino
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64 (1997 Digital Remaster): II. Andante (excerpt)
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467: II. Andante
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op.95 'From the New World' - II. Largo (opening)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26 - II. Adagio (opening) (1997 - Remaster)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma' (1986 Digital Remaster): IX. Nimrod
Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio - Opening
The Lark Ascending (conclusion)
Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto (conclusion) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XVIII (Andante cantabile, a tempo vivace)

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