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Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 57517   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelAntonio VivaldiWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinBarry TuckwellCécile OussetHoracio Gutierrez,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerAlberto LysyKurt SanderlingMariss Jansons,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
1812 Overture, Op. 49: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 1st movement, Allegro molto moderato - Excerpt(s) by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: no 3, Alla marcia by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Horacio Gutierrez (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major - Conclusion by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ": Maestoso/Allegro "Finale" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Matthias Eisenberg (Organ)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Scheherazade, Op. 35: 2nd movement, The Kalender Prince by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Period: Modern 
Written: 1955 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Romeo and Juliet Overture: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Christian Ferras (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Iain Sutherland
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 5th movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 4, Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut in ihr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
German Mass in F major, D 872: Sanctus "Helig! helig! helig!" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wolfgang Meyer (Organ)
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Conductor:  Maurice Handford
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile: Sanctus by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Heinz Hoppe (), Henriette Puig-Roget (Organ)
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Hartemann
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Peter Barley (Organ), José-Luis Garcia (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti ()
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Layton (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
The Creation, H 21 no 2: The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk (), Robert Tear (), Heather Harper ()
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (), Henriette Puig-Roget (Organ)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Bell (Organ)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 

Sound Samples

Solomon, HWV 67: Sinfonia - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba: Handel: Solomon, HWV 67: Sinfonia - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera/ Spring) RV269 (Op. 8 No. 1): I. Allegro
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565: Toccata
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat K495 (1988 Remastered Version): III. Rondo (Allegro vivace): Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat K495 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 - I. Allegro con brio
1812 Overture Op. 49 (conclusion)
'Ode to Joy' from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor 'Choral', Op. 125: Beethoven: 'Ode to Joy' from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor 'Choral', Op. 125
Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16: I.Allegro molto moderato (excerpt)
Karelia Suite Op. 11 (2000 Remastered Version): III. Alla marcia: Karelia Suite Op. 11 (2000 Digital Remaster): III. Alla marcia
The Planets Op.32 (Jupiter, concl.): Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (conclusion)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 - I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening) (1994 Remastered Version): Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 - I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening)
Finlandia - Symphonic Poem Op. 26 (2000 Remastered Version): Finlandia - Symphonic Poem Op. 26
Aida (1986 Remastered Version): Triumphal Chorus & Grand March (Gloria all'Egitto): Aida (1986 Digital Remaster): Triumphal Chorus & Grand March (Gloria all'Egitto)
Romeo and Juliet - Suites Nos.1 & 2, Suite No. 2, Op. 64 b: Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights) [extract]
Radetzky March Op. 228 (1989 Remastered Version): Radetzky March Op. 228
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D (Land of Hope and Glory) (conclusion) (1996 Remastered Version): Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D (Land of Hope and Glory) (conclusion)
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor: I. Allegro ma non tanto (excerpt)
Symphony No. 3, 'Organ' Op. 78: Maestoso_Allegro
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo: Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18: II Adagio sostenuto (excerpt)
Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
Romance from the Gadfly
Adagio for Strings Op. 11
Scheherazade, Op. 35: The Story of the Kalender Prince (opening)
Thaïs: Méditation: Massenet: Thaïs: Méditation
Polovtsian Dances (beginning) from Prince Igor (1987 Remastered Version): Polovtsian Dances (beginning) from Prince Igor
Spartacus_Ballet Suite No. 2: Adagio
Fantasy Overture - Romeo and Juliet (extract)
II. Allegretto (abbrev. version) from Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Major, BWV 1043 (1994 Remastered Version): Largo ma non tanto: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Major, BWV 1043 (1994 Digital Remaster): Largo ma non tanto
Schindler's List Theme: Williams: Schindler's List Theme
The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op. 71, No. 12 - Divertissement (Act II): V. Danse des mirlitons: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op. 71, No. 12 - Divertissement (Act II): V. Danse des mirlitons
Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral' Op. 68: V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn) (abbrev. version arr. Norman Bates)

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