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Ultimate Classical Spectacular - The Essential Masterpieces

Ultimate Classical Spectacular /Various
Release Date: 04/21/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001274702   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyMaurice RavelModest MussorgskyNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Alan LovedayChristopher Warren-Green
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka SalonenSir Neville MarrinerVladimir AshkenazyCharles Dutoit
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
2. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
3. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
4. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
5. Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey" by Mily Balakirev
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1902; Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
6. Prince Igor: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8. In the steppes of central Asia by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
9. Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
10. Capriccio brillante on the theme "Jota aragonesa" by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 45 Secs. 
11. Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 14 Minutes 38 Secs. 
12. España by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
13. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Excerpt(s) by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
14. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15. L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
Length: 11 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16. Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alan Loveday (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
17. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18. Joyeuse marche "Marche française" by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
19. Khovanshchina: Act 1 Prelude "Dawn on the Moscow River" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
20. Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Length: 14 Minutes 53 Secs. 
21. Pictures at an Exhibition for Orchestra (orchestrated by Ravel) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1874/1922; Russia 
Length: 30 Minutes 43 Secs. 
22. Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Christopher Warren-Green (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Length: 45 Minutes 22 Secs. 
23. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Length: 19 Minutes 28 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Ouverture solennelle "1812," Op.49
Islamey
Prince Igor / Act 2: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens
Prince Igor / Act 2: Polovtsian Dances
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Overture Russlan and Ludmilla
Boléro
Jota aragonesa
Capriccio italien, Op.45
España - Rhapsody for Orchestra

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 Lots of great music July 19, 2012 By John Brodsky (Shrewsbury, NJ) See All My Reviews "This is an excellent collection of many orchestral favorites, well played by five well known different orchestras and conductors. For the price, it is a great bargain." Report Abuse
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