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Release Date: 06/08/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001388102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartLuigi BoccheriniLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Guy TouvronMichael CopleyAntonio PerezItalo Colandrea,   ... 
Conductor:  Frans BrüggenSir Colin DavisKurt MasurSilvio Varviso,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Number of Discs: 3 
Length: 3 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Over three hours of the best classical music by the most well-known composers and interpreters of our time.

This set is wonderful for the everyday classical music listener and is perfect for completing your classical music library. It features an extensive repertoire, with music from Bach to Dvorak, from Mozart to Brahms. Famous pieces include Bach's brandenburg concerto, Brahms' Hungarian Dances, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata...Also includes performances by influetial artists such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Marta Argerich, Nelson Freire and many others!
Over three hours of the best classical music by the most well-known composers and interpreters of our time.

This set is wonderful for the everyday classical music listener and is perfect for completing your classical music library. It features an extensive repertoire, with music from Bach to Dvorak, from Mozart to Brahms. Famous pieces include Bach's brandenburg concerto, Brahms' Hungarian Dances, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata...Also includes performances by influetial artists such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Marta Argerich, Nelson Freire and many others!
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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet), Michael Copley (Recorder), Antonio Perez (Violin),
Italo Colandrea (Violin), Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Pina Carmirelli (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 1st movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E major, Op. 11 no 5/G 275: 3rd movement, Minuet in A by Luigi Boccherini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Neil Black (Oboe), Barry Rose (Oboe)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8.
Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 1st movement, Allegro molto appassionato by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10.
1812 Overture, Op. 49: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
11.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Eduard Van Beinum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
12.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
13.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
14.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
16.
Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
17.
L'apprenti sorcier: Excerpt(s) by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  David Zinman
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Federico Agostini (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
19.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Peter Schreier
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
20.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Dies irae by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Schreier
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
21.
Carmen: Suite no 1 - Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Semyon Bychkov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
22.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
23.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
24.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
26.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
27.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  George Szell
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
28.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
29.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
30.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
31.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
32.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Federico Agostini (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
33.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
34.
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
35.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Jean Fournet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
36.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
37.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
38.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 2, Act 1 - Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
39.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
40.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
41.
Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
42.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
43.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
44.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
45.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (6) for Orchestra, S 359: no 2 in D minor by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
46.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
47.
Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 - Excerpt(s) by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
48.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel Chorzempa (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
49.
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: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
50.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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