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50 Greatest Pieces Of Classical Music / London Philharmonic Orchestra

Orff / Bach,J.s. / Grieg / Chopin / Lpo / Parry
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  X5 Music Group   Catalog #: 105  
Composer:  Edvard GriegLudwig van BeethovenAntonio VivaldiSamuel Barber,   ... 
Performer:  Pieter SchoemanFinghin CollinsCraig Ogden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music consists of famous selections performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of David Parry, with additional appearances by violinist Pieter Schoeman, pianist Finghin Collins, and guitarist Craig Ogden. While the term "greatest" may be debatable in the instance of some of the pieces, "popular" is a description that's easier to support, for there's no denying the staying power of these pieces. Indeed, some are so well-loved, they have become obligatory on such collections and are likely found in most listeners' collections. Pachelbel's ubiquitous Canon in D major and the spurious Albinoni Adagio (actually composed by Remo Giazotto) are here, as is Stanley Myers' Cavatina from The Read more Deer Hunter, though most of the tracks are excerpted sections from longer works, such as operas, concertos, symphonies, and choral works. In this way, the masters from Bach and Vivaldi to Rachmaninov and Mahler are generously represented, so even though the album gives merely a sample of what each composer's music is like, the quantity of tracks makes it a broad introductory survey. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
2. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
3. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Pieter Schoeman (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
4. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
5. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
6. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Finghin Collins (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
7. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
8. Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
9. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
10. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter by Gustav Holst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
11. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Finghin Collins (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
12. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
13. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
14. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
15. Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Pieter Schoeman (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
16. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
17. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
18. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
19. Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a: Scčne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
20. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Finghin Collins (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
21. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
22. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Finghin Collins (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
23. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
24. Carmen: Suite no 2 - Habańera by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
25. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
26. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
27. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
28. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
29. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
30. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Finghin Collins (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
31. Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
32. 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:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Spain 
33. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 1st movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
34. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
35. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
36. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
37. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Finghin Collins (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
38. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
39. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
40. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 4, Hall of the mountain king by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
41. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
42. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 1st movement, Vivace by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
43. L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 - 1st movement, Prélude by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
44. Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
45. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
46. The Deer Hunter: Cavatina by Stanley Myers
Performer:  Craig Ogden (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
47. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - Allegro by Arcangelo Corelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy 
48. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
49. Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
50. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 

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