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Ultimate Classics - The Essential Masterpieces


Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000766302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLudwig van BeethovenJeremiah ClarkeAntonín Dvorák,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
5.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
6.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: March by Sir Edward Elgar
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Notes: Composition written: England (1901 - 1930). 
7.
Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
8.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
9.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
10.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
11.
Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
12.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
Notes: Composition written: Paris, France (1858).
Composition revised: Paris, France (1874). 
14.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
15.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
16.
Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
17.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
18.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1875). 
20.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
21.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 

Sound Samples

Solomon HWV 67 / Act 3: The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
"Ellens Gesang III", D839: Ave Maria
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: 6. Choral: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Canon in D
The Lord's Prayer
Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1. Allegro
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64: 2. Andante
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy...Waltz of the Flowers
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16: 3. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Quasi presto - Andante maestoso
Nabucco / Act 3: Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
"Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.1 in D
Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphée aux enfers): Overture
Casanova: Nuns' Chorus
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 208: Sheep May Safely Graze
Für Elise
The lost chord
Pantomine and Finale
Rigoletto / Act 3: "La donna è mobile"
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Trumpet Voluntary
Messiah / Part 3: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
Jerusalem
La traviata / Act 1: Prelude
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor": 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Boléro - Excerpt (Finale)

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