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Release Date: 05/14/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470933   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard StraussEdvard GriegEduardo Di CapuaJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiAndrás SchiffKyung-Wha ChungDame Kiri Te Kanawa,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg SoltiHerbert von KarajanGiancarlo ChiaramelloKarl Münchinger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Philharmonic OrchestraNational Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2.
Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
8.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baďlčro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: French 
10.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
11.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
12.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 
13.
Boléro: Finale by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
15.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
16.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/07/1990 
Venue:  Live  Caracalla's Baths, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: German 
17.
Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
18.
Suite for Jazz Orchestra no 2, Op. 50b: no 6, Waltz II by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
19.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 8 Minutes 40 Secs. 
20.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Alan Loveday (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
22.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
23.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
24.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
25.
Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
26.
Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Moshe Atzmón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
27.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo - Excerpt(s) by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
28.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
29.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
30.
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 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
31.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Walter Weller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
32.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
33.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
34.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
35.
Casanova: O Madonna, auf uns sieh "Nuns' Chorus" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
36.
Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870). 
37.
Guillaume Tell: Overture - Finale by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
William Tell - Edition by: Fondazione Rossini, in coop. with G. Ricordi & Cie/ Ed. by M.E.C. Bartlet/Reconstr. of the Italian: P. Cattelan: Overture - Finale
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: 1. Morning mood
'O sole mio
Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 7. Badinerie
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26: 2. Adagio
Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1. Allegro
Chants d'Auvergne: 2. Bailero
Waltz No.6 in D flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 208: Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)
The Tale of Tsar Saltan: The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Boléro
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 3: Intermčde-Entr'acte (Barcarolle)
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor
Pizzicato Polka (1870)
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz! (You are my heart's delight) [Das Land des Lächelns / Act 2]
Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: "O Fortuna"
Jazz Suite No.2: 6. Waltz II
Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 1. Allegro
Trumpet Voluntary
Canon In D
Casanova: Nuns' Chorus
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: Love Theme
Warsaw Concerto
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 2. Largo
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: 2. Adagio (excerpt)
Solomon HWV 67 / Act 3: The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor
Thaďs / Acte Deux: Méditation religieuse - Symphonie
Turandot / Act 3: Nessun Dorma!

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