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Ultimate Classical Dreams - The Essential Masterpieces


Release Date: 04/21/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001280302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claude DebussySamuel BarberJoaquin RodrigoPietro Mascagni,   ... 
Performer:  Marisa RoblesVladimir AshkenazySamuel SandersHeinrich Schiff,   ... 
Conductor:  Frederick FennellDavid ZinmanCharles DutoitGianandrea Gavazzeni,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester PopsBaltimore Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Joaquín Rodrigo. 
4. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5. 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: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Samuel Sanders (Piano), Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9. Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956: 2nd mvt, Adagio by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietfried Gürtler (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weller String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
10. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11. Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55: no 4, Als die alte Mutter by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  István Hajdu (Piano), Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12. Jeux interdits: Romance by Narciso Yepes
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
13. Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1875; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
14. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15. Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
16. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baďlčro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
17. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
20. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
21. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
23. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout": 2nd movement, Andante by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Johann Krump (Double Bass), Clifford Curzon (Piano), Günther Breitenbach (Viola),
Willi Boskovsky (Violin), Nikolaus Hubner (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
24. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Irena Grafenauer (Flute), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
25. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Conductor:  George Malcolm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Gian-Francesco Malipiero. 
26. Quartets (6) for Strings, Op. 3: no 5 in F major - Andante cantabile "Serenade" by Roman Hoffstetter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This work was previously attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn. 
27. Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alexander Kerr (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
28. Suite for Piano left hand and Strings, Op. 23: 4th movement, Lied by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Kjell Lysell (Violin), Ulf Forsberg (Violin), Mats Lidström (Cello),
Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
29. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Maurice Hasson (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
30. Cosě fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tom Krause (Baritone), Lucia Popp (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
31. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Karl Münchinger. 
32. Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
33. Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
34. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
35. Lakmé: Viens, Mallikŕ...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Voice), Jane Berbié (Voice)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
36. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marie Goossens (Harp), Jascha Silberstein (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
37. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Raymond Agoult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Granville Bantock. 
38. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
39. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
40. A Village Romeo and Juliet: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1901; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
41. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: David Cullen. 
42. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Daniel Phillips (Organ)
Conductor:  Neil Page
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
43. The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 16 Minutes 9 Secs. 
44. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
45. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
46. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; Russia 
Length: 14 Minutes 19 Secs. 
47. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
48. Crisantemi "Elegy" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1890; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
49. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
50. L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 - 3rd movement, Adagietto by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
51. Carmen: Suite no 1 - Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Robert Langevin (Flute), Dorothy Masella (Harp)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Fritz Hoffmann. 
52. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15: 2nd movement, Largo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 10 Secs. 
53. Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (Horns)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
54. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
55. Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
56. Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 
57. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 9a, Act 1 - Pas d'action "'Rose' Adagio" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
58. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
59. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Hirons (Violin), Jaap Schröder (Violin)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
60. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
61. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Misha Dichter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
62. Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jeffrey Khaner (Flute)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1892 - 1894). 
63. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
64. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
65. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Length: 14 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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