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Love Moods - The Most Romantic Classics

Release Date: 01/13/2004 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000174302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiacomo PucciniGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiMagdalena KozenáMontserrat CaballéJosé Carreras,   ... 
Conductor:  James LevineMichel SwierczewskiSir Colin DavisHerbert von Karajan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera OrchestraPrague PhilharmoniaRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : CANADA   
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This selection contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
Includes romance(s) by Anonymous. Soloist: Narciso Yepes.
This selection contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
Includes romance(s) by Anonymous. Soloist: Narciso Yepes. Read less

Works on This Recording

L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa č amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Titanic: My heart will go on by James Horner
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Neil Martin (Pipe)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Mots d'amour by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: French 
La Bohčme: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
Vocalise by André Previn
Performer:  Moray Welsh (Cello), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 53 Secs. 
The Godfather: Speak Softly, Love by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Lakatos Róbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Carmen: Suite - Entr'acte by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Claude Debussy 
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Pavel Gililov (Piano), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, D 384/Op 137 no 1: Andante by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Piano), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Fabrice Pierre (Harp), Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Conductor:  Ross Pople
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Conductor:  Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
Like an Angel Passing Through My Room by Benny Andersson
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Sweden 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
The Toast of New Orleans: Be My Love by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl-Heinz Loges
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
I dare to love thee by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notre Dame: Act 1 Intermezzo by Franz Schmidt
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1904; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
La Cenerentola: Una volta c'era un re by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Confesión by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  Alexander-Sergei Ramirez (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1925; Paraguay 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 

Sound Samples

L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Il mio cuore va [Titanic]
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 2: "Voi che sapete"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
La traviata / Act 3: "Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo"
Like an Angel
If I Loved You [Carousel]
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: "Donna non vidi mai"
24 Préludes, Op.28: 15. in D Flat Major ("Raindrop")
Be My Love
La Cenerentola / Act 2: "Una volta c'era un re"
Liebesleid - Arr. Mischa Maisky
Confesión (Confissao de Amor)
I dare to Love Thee - Michael Rot
Mots d'Amour: Quand je te dis des mots lassés
Piano Concerto No.21 In C, K.467: 2. Andante
Sonatina In D For Violin & Piano, D384: 2. Andante
La Bohčme / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
Carmen / Act 2: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Don José)
Thaďs: Meditation
Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor: 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Le cygne
Salut d'amour, Op.12
Carmen Suite No.1: Entr'acte (Act III)
Nocturne No.2 In E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Jeux interdits (Romance)
Variations On An Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 9. Nimrod (Adagio)
Liebestraum No.3 In A Flat, S.541 No.3 - nach einem Gedicht von Ferdinand Freiligrath: Notturno III: "O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst" Poco Allegro, con affetto
Notre Dame: Intermezzo
3 Gymnopédies - Orch. Claude Debussy: 3. Lent et douloureux

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