Ultimate Classics - The Essential Masterpieces

Release Date: 11/14/2006
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B000766302
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Number of Discs: 5

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Works on This Recording
1. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: George Guest
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Period: Baroque
3. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875/1888 ; Norway
4. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1749 ; London, England
5. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Period: Romantic
6. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
7. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1832 ; Rome, Italy
8. Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Period: Romantic
9. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Period: Baroque
10. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
12. (The) Lord's Prayer by Albert Hay Malotte
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; USA
13. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Ruggiero Ricci (Violin)
Conductor: Piero Gamba
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Germany
15. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: One Fine Day by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Renata Tebaldi
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ;
16. Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. 71a: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy/Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
17. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: Allegro molto e marcato by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Norway
18. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Italy
19. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; England
20. Casanova: O Madonna, auf uns sieh "Nuns' Chorus" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
21. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713 ; Cöthen, Germany
22. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1808 ; Vienna, Austria
23. The Lost Chord by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; England
24. Zémire et Azor, opera in 4 acts: Pantomime and Finale by André Modeste Grétry
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: Classical
Written: 1771 ; France
25. Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
26. Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra) by Charles H. Parry
Performer: David Flood (Organ)
Conductor: Allan Wicks
Period: Romantic
Written: 1916 ; United Kingdom
27. La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
28. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: Rondo. Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Classical
Written: 1809 ;
29. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer: William [flute] Bennett (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; England
30. Boléro, ballet for orchestra: Finale by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Period: Modern
Written: 1928 ; France
31. All in the April evening, partsong by Hugh S. Roberton
Period: Modern
32. Aida, opera: Grand March and Ballet by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Carlo Franci
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ;
33. The Holy City by Stephen Adams
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1892 ; England
34. Elijah (Elias), oratorio, Op. 70: Oh rest in the Lord by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Boyd Neel
Period: Romantic
Written: 08/11/1846 ;
35. The Crucifixion, for tenor, bass, chorus & organ: God so loved the world by John Stainer
Conductor: George Guest
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; England
36. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1900-1901 ; Russia
37. Jocelyn: Berceuse by Benjamin Godard
Performer: Kenneth McKellar
Conductor: Peter Knight
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; France
38. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: István Kertész
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
39. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Pearl Fishers' Duet (Au fond du temple saint) by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Robin Stapleton
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; France
40. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
41. Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer: Carlos Bonell (Guitar)
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; Spain
42. Bohemian Girl, opera: I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls by Michael Balfe
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ;
43. String Quartet in F major, (prev. attr. Haydn, Op.3/5): Serenade by Roman Hoffstetter
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Period: Classical
44. Gondoliers: Take a pair of sparkling eyes by Arthur Sullivan
Performer: Thomas Round
Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; England
45. Sanctuary of the Heart by Albert William Ketèlbey
Conductor: Eric Rogers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; England
46. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer: Leontyne Price
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
47. The Lord's my shepherd by J. Seymour Irvine
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1860 ; Scotland
48. Blow the Wind Southerly (Northumbrian Folk Song) by Traditional
49. Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
50. Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11: Alla Marcia by Jean Sibelius
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Finland
51. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
52. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: Ode to Joy (Excerpt) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Classical
Written: 1824 ; Austria
53. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
54. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: George Szell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738 ; London, England
55. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Peter White (Organ)
Conductor: George Guest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Austria
56. Mors et vita: Judex by Charles Gounod
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1885 ; France
57. Tolomeo, HWV 25: Non lo dirò con labbro "Silent Worship" by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Kenneth McKellar
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1728 ; London, England
58. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Willi Boskovsky (Violin)
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: ?1798 ; Vienna, Austria
59. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
60. Scheherazade, Op. 35: 3rd movement, The young prince and princess by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Erich Gruenberg (Violin)
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
61. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: Allegro non troppo (excerpt) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
62. Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49: Lullaby by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Renata Tebaldi
Conductor: Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1864-1868 ; Germany
63. Abide with me by William Henry Monk
Performer: Richard [Conductor] Farnes (Organ), Bruce Blyth (Treble)
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861 ; England
64. Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
Conductor: Peter Maag
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
65. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
66. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
67. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
68. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
69. The Lord's my shepherd by J. Seymour Irvine
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1860 ; Scotland
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