The #1 Classical Album

Release Date: 5/14/2002
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 2894709332
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This set contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
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
2. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875/1888 ; Norway
3. 'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Italy
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
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
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
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
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
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
9. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
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
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
12. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Russia
13. Boléro: Finale by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; France
14. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Paris, France
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
16. Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Germany
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
19. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor: David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Rome, Italy
20. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; England
21. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Alan Loveday (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1725 ; Venice, Italy
22. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque
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
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
25. Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869/1880 ; Russia
26. Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell
Performer: Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor: Moshe Atzmón
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; England
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
28. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
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: 1939 ; Spain
30. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1749 ; London, England
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
32. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
33. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
34. Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848 ; Vienna, Austria
35. Casanova: O Madonna, auf uns sieh "Nuns' Chorus" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Julius Rudel
Period: Romantic
36. Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1870 ; Vienna, Austria
37. Guillaume Tell: Overture - Finale by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Italy
38. Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1870 ; Vienna, Austria
39. Casanova: O Madonna, auf uns sieh "Nuns' Chorus" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Julius Rudel
Period: Romantic
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