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Best Film 50

Best Film 50 / Various
Release Date: 10/12/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 31673   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard StraussRichard WagnerWolfgang Amadeus MozartJames Horner,   ... 
Performer:  Ernest BlancNicolai GeddaGary HoffmanAugustin Dumay,   ... 
Conductor:  Klaus TennstedtMariss JansonsRichard HickoxDavid Abel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraOslo Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Symphony Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 50 Best Series offers an impressive assortment of well-known and beloved classical repertoire featuring performances by great artists from Menuhin to Kennedy, Callas to Te Kanawa. Each release on the 50 Best Series is grouped thematically across 3CDs. Spectacular value and an amazingly low price on one of the world's most respected classical labels.

This collection includes works that were featured in the following movies:

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY; APOCALYPSE NOW; AMADEUS; TITANIC; YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE; STAR WARS; GLADIATOR; GALLIPOLI; THE GODFATHER PART 3; THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING; HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS; SAVING PRIVATE RYAN; MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE; FANTASIA; BRAVEHEART;
Read more ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE; OUT OF AFRICA; SIDEWAYS; THE JOY LUCK CLUB; THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY; LORENZO’S OIL; JFK; CARRINGTON; RUNAWAY BRIDE; HILARY AND JACKIE; THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS; ELIZABETH; MINORITY REPORT; THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY; BILLY ELLIOT; THE RIGHT STUFF; FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL; THE AVIATOR; THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE; CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD; SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME; TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY; KRAMER VS. KRAMER; THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS; PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL; RUNAWAY BRIDE; ORDINARY PEOPLE; THE OTHER SISTER; MEET THE PARENTS
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Works on This Recording

1. Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Sunrise by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
2. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
3. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  Northern Sinfonia,  Northern Sinfonia Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
4. Titanic: My heart will go on by James Horner
Conductor:  David Abel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
5. You Only Live Twice: Main Theme by John Barry
Conductor:  Nic Raine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
6. Star Wars, Episode 4 - A New Hope: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Conductor:  Geoff Love
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geoff Love Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
7. Gladiator: Excerpt(s) by Hans Zimmer
Conductor:  Nic Raine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
8. Les pęcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Ernest Blanc (Baritone), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
9. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Fellowship by Howard Shore
Conductor:  Nic Raine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Fawkes the Phoenix by John T. Williams
Conductor:  Nic Raine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
12. Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen by John T. Williams
Conductor:  Nic Raine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  Crouch End Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
13. Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello in E flat major, K 563: 3rd Movement, Menuetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gary Hoffman (Cello), Augustin Dumay (Violin), Gérard Caussé (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
14. L'apprenti sorcier: Excerpt(s) by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
15. Braveheart: End Credits by James Horner
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
16. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
17. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Hans Vonk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
18. Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a): 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano), André Previn (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
19. Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
20. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino - Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Helmis (Harp), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
21. Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Lesley Garrett (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Session Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
22. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Stockholm Chamber Chorus,  Stockholm Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
23. Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
24. Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956: 2nd movement, Adagio - Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Laszlo Varga (Cello)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Austria 
25. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
26. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato - Excerpt(s) by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Robert Cohen (Cello)
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
27. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
28. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
29. Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished": 1st movement, Allegro moderato - Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
30. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 4th movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
31. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 10, Act 2 - Scčne, Allegro moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
32. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter - Excerpt(s) by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; United Kingdom 
33. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
34. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
35. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
36. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto - Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Christian Ferras (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
37. Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
38. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Germany 
39. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor: Excerpt(s) by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
40. Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  André Saint-Clivier (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
41. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Tipo (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
42. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 12 in B minor HWV 330 - Larghetto e piano "Variatio" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
43. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
44. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
45. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
46. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 (opening)
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries (concert version)
Requiem K626 (Mass No. 19 in D minor), Sequenz: Lacrimosa
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from the movie Titanic)
You Only Live Twice (Main Theme)
Star Wars (Main Theme)
Gladiator Suite
Les Pęcheurs de perles (1988 Digital Remaster): Au fond du temple saint (Act 1)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1987 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo (Orchestra)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship
Fawkes the Phoenix (from the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
Hymn to the Fallen (Saving Private Ryan)
Divertimento for string trio in E flat 'Puchberg' K.563: III Menuetto (Allegretto)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (extract)
Braveheart-End Titles
Serenade No. 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 (1997 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 · Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. Adagio
Concerto for 2 Keyboards and Orchestra in E flat K365/K316a (1990 Digital Remaster): Rondo (allegro)
Memories of the Alhambra
II. Andantino from Flute and Harp Concerto in C K299/297c (extract) (1985 Digital Remaster)
Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Ave verum corpus K618
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat K417 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo
String Quintet in C D956 (1992 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio (opening)
Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 - I. Adagio-Moderato (opening)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550 - I. Molto allegro (abbrev.)
Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma' Op. 36 (1986 Digital Remaster): IX. Nimrod
Symphony No.8 'Unfinished' (1996 Digital Remaster): I Allegro moderato (opening)
Serenade No. 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' K525 (1997 Digital Remaster): IV. Rondo (Allegro)
Swan Lake - Ballet in four acts Op. 20, Act II: 10. Scčne
The Planets Op.32 (Jupiter, concl.): Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (conclusion)

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