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Best Children's Classics 100


Release Date: 01/11/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 17626   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievCamille Saint-SaënsNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovGioachino Rossini,   ... 
Performer:  Itzhak PerlmanKatia LabèqueMarielle LabèqueMoura Lympany,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaSir Neville MarrinerRiccardo MutiSimon Rattle,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Language: English 
2. Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1886 
Language: English 
3. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
4. Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
5. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
6. Snow Maiden, Op. 12: Dance of the Buffoons by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
7. Cassation in G major "Toy Symphony" by Leopold Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1769; Austria 
8. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12g, Act 2 - Divertissements by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
9. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14c, Act 2 - Variation II, Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
10. Dolly, Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1897; France 
11. Album pour mes petits amis, Op. 14: no 6, Marche des petits soldats de plomb by Gabriel Pierné
Conductor:  Paul Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liège Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
12. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
13. Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
14. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
15. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
16. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
17. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
18. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
19. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
20. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 3a, L'Aïo dé rotso by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
21. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
22. Country Gardens by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Light Music Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
23. Shepherd's Hey by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Light Music Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
24. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
25. Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
26. Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Philippa Davies (Flute)
Written: 1913 pub 1927 
27. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Uranus by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
28. Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
29. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Finchley Children's Music Group
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
30. Pictures at an exhibition: no 7, Bydlo by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
31. Pictures at an exhibition: no 4, The Old Castle by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
32. Ma mère l'oye: Suite by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
33. L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
34. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
35. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
36. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ian Watson (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
37. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
38. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
39. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
40. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
41. 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 
42. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
43. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
44. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
45. La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
46. Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
47. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
48. Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 13, Act 2 - Danses des cygnes - Allegro moderato by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
49. Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
50. Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Felix Kok (Violin)
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
51. Tales of Beatrix Potter, ballet: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by John Lanchbery
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
52. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
53. La fille mal gardée: Act 1 - no 17a, Clog Dance by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828 
54. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
55. Estampes (3) for Piano: no 3, Jardins sous la pluie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
56. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
57. Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 

Sound Samples

The Tale of Tsar Saltan: The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (Act III)
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Hens and Cocks
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Wild Asses
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Tortoises
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': The Elephant
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Kangaroos
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': The Aquarium
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Persons with Long Ears
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': The Aviary
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Pianists
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Fossils
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': The Swan
Le Carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals': Finale
William Tell: Overture
Peter and the Wolf Op. 67
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell) Op. 34
Snow Maiden (second version) (1967 Digital Remaster): Dance of the Tumblers (Act III)
Toy Symphony (1996 Digital Remaster): I Allegro
Toy Symphony (1996 Digital Remaster): II Menuetto (Allegretto)
Toy Symphony (1996 Digital Remaster): III Allegro moderato
The Nutcracker - Ballet Op. 71, ACT 2, No. 12 - Divertissement:: Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Op. 71, ACT 2, No. 12 - Divertissement:: Coffee (Arab Dance)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Op. 71, ACT 2, No. 12 - Divertissement:: Tea (Chinese Dance)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Op. 71, ACT 2, No. 12 - Divertissement:: Trepak (Russian Dance)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Op. 71, ACT 2, No. 12 - Divertissement:: Flutes
The Nutcracker - Ballet Op. 71, ACT 2: Variation II (Sugar-Plum Fairy)
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (1990 Digital Remaster): 1. Berceuse
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (1990 Digital Remaster): 2. Mi-a-ou
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (1990 Digital Remaster): 3. Le Jardin de Dolly
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (1990 Digital Remaster): 4. Kitty-Valse
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (1990 Digital Remaster): 5. Tendresse
Dolly Suite Op. 56 (orch. Rabaud) (1990 Digital Remaster): 6. Le Pas espagnol
Marche Des Petits Soldats De Plomb Op.14 N°6 (Remasterisé En 1990)
Children's Corner: I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Children's Corner: II. Jimbo's Lullaby
Children's Corner: III. Serenade for the Doll
Children's Corner: IV. The Snow is Dancing
Children's Corner: V. The Little Shepherd
Children's Corner: VI. Golliwogg's Cake Walk
Jeux d'enfants - Petite Suite Op. 22: I. Marche (Trompette et tambour)
Jeux d'enfants - Petite Suite Op. 22: II. Berceuse (La Poupée)
Jeux d'enfants - Petite Suite Op. 22: III. Impromptu (La Toupie)
Jeux d'enfants - Petite Suite Op. 22: IV. Duo (Petit mari, petite femme)
Jeux d'enfants - Petite Suite Op. 22: V. Galop (Le Bal)

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