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50 Best Romantic Classics


Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 57555   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jacques OffenbachCamille Saint-SaënsGeorges BizetClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Ann MurrayJessye NormanHan-Na ChangMaria Callas,   ... 
Conductor:  Sylvain CambrelingLeonard SlatkinGeorges PrêtreWolfgang Sawallisch,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Ann Murray (), Jessye Norman ()
Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Maria Callas ()
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Written: 1873-1874 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
5.
Faust: Ballet Music - no 1, Les Nubiennes by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Maria Callas ()
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Gareth Morris (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
8.
Plaisir d'amour by Johann Paul A. Martini
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (), Michel Dalberto (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1775; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 48 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Ulf Hoelscher (Violin)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10.
Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Bruno Rigutto (Piano), Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11.
Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
12.
Chanson d'amour, Op. 27 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Natasha Marsh ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
14.
Les deux pigeons by André Messager
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
15.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
16.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
17.
Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 - Excerpt(s) by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
19.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo - Excerpt(s) by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
20.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
21.
Rusalka, Op 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Lucia Popp ()
Conductor:  Stefan Soltesz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze - Excerpt(s) by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
23.
Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187: no 7 in G flat major by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Bohemia 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
24.
Les Sylphides: Prelude no 7 in A major, Op. 28 no 7 by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
25.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124: 2nd movement, Quasi adagio by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
26.
Pelléas et Mélisande: At the Castle Gate by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Period: Modern 
Written: 1893-1902; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
27.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
28.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
29.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
30.
Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf ()
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
31.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
32.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu ()
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
33.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
34.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
35.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro [Final Duet] by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  David Parsons (Lute), Fernando Lima (), Natasha Marsh ()
Conductor:  Craig Leon
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
36.
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
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
37.
L'Amico Fritz: O amore, o bella luce by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
38.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
39.
Ai giochi addio by Nino Rota / Elsa Morante
Performer:  Natasha Marsh ()
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
40.
Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (), Carlo Bergonzi ()
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
41.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
42.
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
43.
Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song by Francesco Sartori
Performer:  Amy Nuttall ()
Conductor:  Julian Kershaw
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
44.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras ()
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
45.
Untitled CD-ROM Track by Unspecified
Period: Modern 
46.
Jalousie by Jacob Gade
Performer:  Stig Nilsson (Violin)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
47.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Modern 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
48.
Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 2, Tango by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
49.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Julian Byzantine (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
50.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (), Delphine Haidan ()
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
51.
Sylvia: Intermezzo & Valse lente by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Tales of Hoffmann, Act 4: "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus): Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann, Act 4: "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, ACT FOUR: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)
The Swan (Le Cygne)
The Swan (Le Cygne)
Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Habanera): Bizet: Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Habanera)
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune (transcr. Stokowski)
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune (transcr. Stokowski)
Lakmé, Act 1: "Dôme épais le jasmin à la rose s'assemble" (Lakmé/Mallika): Delibes: Lakmé, Act 1: "Dôme épais le jasmin à la rose s'assemble" (Lakmé/Mallika)
Lakmé, ACT 1: Dôme épais le jasmin à la rose s'assemble (Lakmé/Mallika)
Faust: Ballet Music (Act V) (2002 Remastered Version): Les Nubiennes: Faust: Ballet Music (Act V) (2002 - Remaster): Les Nubiennes
Faust: Ballet Music (Act 5) (2002 Digital Remaster): Les Nubiennes
Samson et Dalila (1997 Digital Remaster): Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix.
Samson et Dalila (1997 Remastered Version): Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix.: Samson et Dalila (1997 Digital Remaster): Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix.
Pavane Op. 50 (orch. version, 1887) (1997 Digital Remaster)
Pavane Op. 50 (orch. version, 1887) (1997 Remastered Version): Pavane Op. 50 (orch. version, 1887)
Plaisir d'amour (Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian)
Plaisir d'amour (Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian)
Romance in D flat Op.37 (1993 Digital Remaster)
Romance in D flat Op.37 (1993 Remastered Version): Romance in D flat Op.37
Dolly, Six Pièces Pour Piano À Quatre Mains, Op.56 : I Berceuse
Dolly Suite Op. 56: I. Berceuse
Carmen: Entr'acte, Act 3 (Intermezzo)
Carmen: Entr'acte, Act 3 (Intermezzo)
Chanson D'Amour Op 27 No 1
Chanson D'Amour Op 27 No 1
Gymnopédies (1990 Remastered Version): (1) Lent et douloureux (orch. Debussy): Gymnopédies (1990 Digital Remaster): (1) Lent et douloureux (orch. Debussy)
Gymnopédies (1990 Digital Remaster): (1) Lent et douloureux (orch. Debussy)
Sylvia - Suite (2002 Remastered Version): Intermezzo & Valse lente: Sylvia - Suite (2002 - Remaster): Intermezzo & Valse lente
Sylvia - Suite (2002 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo & Valse lente
Les deux pigeons - Suite (2002 Digital Remaster): Pas de deux pigeons
Les deux pigeons - Suite (2002 Remastered Version): Pas de deux pigeons: Les deux pigeons - Suite (2002 - Remaster): Pas de deux pigeons
Thaïs: Méditation
Thaïs: Méditation: Massenet: Thaïs: Méditation
Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
Vltava (extract), B111 (1874) from Má vlast (1995 Digital Remaster)
Vltava (extract), B111 (1874) from Má vlast (1995 Remastered Version): Vltava (extract), B111 (1874) from Má vlast
Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World': Second movement: Largo (opening)
Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World': Second movement: Largo (opening)
Lyric Pieces - Book VIII, Op.65 (1995 Remastered Version): 6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen): Lyric Pieces - Book VIII, Op.65 (1995 Digital Remaster): 6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen)
Lyric Pieces, Book 8 Op. 65 (1995 Digital Remaster): 6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen)
Rusalka, Act 1: Song to the Moon: Dvorak: Rusalka, Act 1: Song to the Moon
Rusalka: Song to the Moon (Act I)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11: II. Romance: Larghetto
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11: II. Romance: Larghetto
8 Humoresques, Op.101, B.187: No. 7 in G Flat
8 Humoresques B187 (Op. 101): No. 7 in G flat
Les Sylphides (1994 Digital Remaster): Prélude in A, Op.28, No.7
Les Sylphides (1994 Remastered Version): Prélude in A, Op.28 No.7: Les Sylphides (1994 Digital Remaster): Prélude in A, Op.28 No.7
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major S124 (1990 Remastered Version): Quasi adagio: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major S124 (1990 Digital Remaster): Quasi adagio
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major S124 (1990 Digital Remaster): Quasi adagio
Pelleas & Melisande (1997 Digital Remaster): At the Castle Gate
Pelléas and Mélisande (1997 Remastered Version): No. 1: At the Castle Gate: Pelléas and Mélisande (1997 - Remaster): No. 1: At the Castle Gate
Berceuse in D flat Op. 57
Berceuse in D flat Op. 57
Tango - Jealousy
Tango - Jealousy
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op. 9 No. 2 (1992 Remastered Version): Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op. 9 No. 2
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Op. 9 No. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster)
Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat major
Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat major
Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) (2000 Remastered Version): Nun laßt uns aber wie dahein...Es lebt' eine Vilja (Viljalied)...Tanz: Mi velimo dase dase Veslimo! (Hanna/Chor): Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) (2000 Digital Remaster): Nun laßt uns aber wie dahein...Es lebt' eine Vilja (Viljalied)...Tanz: Mi velimo dase dase Veslimo! (Hanna/Chor)
Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) (2000 Digital Remaster): Nun laßt uns aber wie dahein...Es lebt' eine Vilja (Viljalied)...Tanz: Mi velimo dase dase Veslimo! (Hanna/Chor)

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