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100 Best Romantic Classics (6CD)
100 Best Romantic Classics (6CD)
100 Best Romantic Classics (6CD)
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Genre: Classical
Number of Discs: 6
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1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso [Opening] 3:24
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Andre Previn
Performed by Horacio Gutierrez and London Symphony Orchestra

2. Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Balcony Scene [Extract] 5:34
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
Conducted by Riccardo Muti
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra

3. The Gadfly, film score, Op. 97: Romance 3:15
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by Piers Lane and Tasmin Little

4. Romeo and Juliet, incidental music (sketch for opera): [Extract] 2:59
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Mariss Jansons
Performed by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

5. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), in A minor for piano & orchestra, Op. 43: Variation 18 2:59
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninoff
Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Cecile Ousset
Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

6. Masquerada, incidental music: Waltz 4:22
Composed by Aram Khachaturian
Conducted by Efrem Kurtz
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

7. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14 6:06
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninoff
Performed by Natalie Clein and Charles Owen

8. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Grand pas de deux 5:15
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Mariss Jansons
Performed by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

9. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2. Andante 6:10
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by Dmitri Alexeev and English Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk

10. Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35: 2. The Story of the Kalendar Prince [Opening] 3:52
Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conducted by Riccardo Muti
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra

11. Spartacus, ballet in 4 acts: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia 4:45
Composed by Aram Khachaturian
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Yuri Temirkanov

12. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Act 2. No. 10. Scene 2:49
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Andre Previn
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra

13. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2. Adagio sostenuto [Opening] 4:31
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninoff
Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Cecile Ousset
Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

14. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dances [Opening] 2:35
Composed by Alexander Borodin
Conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
Performed by Beecham Choral Society and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

15. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3. Adagio [Opening] 7:14
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninoff
Conducted by Mariss Jansons
Performed by St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

16. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Waltz 5:00
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by John Lanchbery
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

17. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: [Conclusion] 3:04
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Seiji Ozawa

18. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: 2. Andante [Extract] 5:22
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Stephen Hough and Halle Orchestra
Conducted by Bryden Thomson

19. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: 2. Romanze. Andante 5:48
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

20. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto [Extract] 3:59
Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Performed by Dame Moura Lympany

21. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 2. Adagio 7:04
Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Performed by Julia Thornton and National Radio Orchestra of the Netherlands
Conducted by Erno Olah

22. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: 2. Romanza. Andante cantabile 4:46
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by English Chamber Orchestra and Radovan Vlatkovic
Conducted by Jeffrey Tate

23. Cosi fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un'aura amorosa 4:45
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by John Aler and London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Haitink

24. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathetique"), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile 5:35
Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Performed by Stephen Bishop Kovacevich

25. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 2. Andante [Extract] 4:31
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Conducted by Efrem Kurtz
Performed by Yehudi Menuhin and New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

26. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio 6:38
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Dresden Staatskapelle and Sabine Meyer
Conducted by Hans Vonk

27. Song without Words for piano No. 30 in A major ("Fruhlingslied"), Op. 62/6 2:42
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Performed by Daniel Adni

28. Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2. Adagio [Opening] 4:24
Composed by Max Bruch
Performed by Yehudi Menuhin and New Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Conducted by Walter Susskind

29. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Nocturne 5:54
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Performed by Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

30. Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150): Beim Schlafengehen [Conclusion] 4:25
Composed by Richard Strauss
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra and Lucia Popp
Conducted by Klaus Tennstedt

31. An der schonen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314): [Extract] 3:48
Composed by Johann Strauss II
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan

32. Liebesleid "Love's Sorrow" for violin & piano 3:26
Composed by Fritz Kreisler
Performed by Maxim Vengerov and Ian Brown

33. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March 5:35
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Performed by Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Jeffrey Tate

34. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle 4:24
Composed by Jacques Offenbach
Conducted by Sylvain Cambreling
Performed by Ann Murray, Jessye Norman, Theatre La Monnaie Royal Opera Orchesta and Theatre La Monnaie Royal Opera Chorus

35. The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements 3:18
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
Performed by Han-Na Chang and New Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Conducted by Leonard Slatkin

36. Carmen, opera-comique in 4 acts: Habanera (L'amour est un oiseau rebelle) 4:21
Composed by Georges Bizet
Performed by Maria Callas, Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris and Choeurs Rene Duclos
Conducted by Georges Pretre

37. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3 5:12
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
Conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch

38. Lakme, opera: Flower Duet (Dome epais) 4:52
Composed by Leo Delibes
Performed by Natalie Dessay, Delphine Haidan and Orchestre Capitole Toulouse
Conducted by Michel Plasson

39. Faust, opera: Les nubiennes (Ballet Music) 2:25
Composed by Charles Gounod
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

40. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon cur s'ouvre a ta voix 5:21
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
Performed by Maria Callas and Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise
Conducted by Georges Pretre

41. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 6:50
Composed by Gabriel Faure
Conducted by David Willcocks
Performed by Gareth Morris and New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

42. Plaisir d'amour 2:53
Composed by Padre Martini
Performed by Michel Dalberto and Barbara Hendricks

43. Romance for violin & orchestra in C major, Op. 48 5:55
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
Conducted by Pierre Dervaux
Performed by Ulf Hoelscher and New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

44. Berceuse, for piano, 4 hands or orchestra (Dolly, suite), Op. 56/1 2:38
Composed by Gabriel Faure
Performed by Jean-Philippe Collard and Bruno Rigutto

45. Carmen, opera-comique in 4 acts: Act 3. Entr'acte 2:35
Composed by Georges Bizet
Conducted by Seiji Ozawa
Performed by French National Orchestra

46. Chanson d'amour, song for voice & piano in F major, Op. 27/1 2:03
Composed by Gabriel Faure
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra and Natasha Marsh
Conducted by Michael Francis

47. Gymnopedie for piano No.1 2:52
Composed by Erik Satie
Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Louis Fremaux

48. Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet: Intermezzo & Valse lente 4:25
Composed by Leo Delibes
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

49. Les Deux pigeons, ballet: Pas de deux pigeons 3:19
Composed by Andre Messager
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Performed by Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra Covent Garden

50. Thais, lyric comedy in 3 acts: Meditation 6:44
Composed by Jules Massenet
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Anne-Sophie Mutter
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan

51. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: Morning 4:19
Composed by Edvard Grieg
Conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

52. Ma Vlast (My Fatherland), symphonic poems (6), JB 1:112: Vltava [Extract] 5:01
Composed by Bedrich Smetana
Conducted by Paavo Berglund
Performed by Dresden Staatskapelle

53. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: 2. Adagio 6:40
Composed by Edvard Grieg
Performed by Dmitri Alexeev and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Yuri Temirkanov

54. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): 2. Largo [Opening] 4:46
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Conducted by Mariss Jansons
Performed by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

55. Bryllupsdag pa Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6 5:41
Composed by Edvard Grieg
Performed by Daniel Adni

56. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Song to the Moon 5:54
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Lucia Popp and Munchen Rundfunkorchester
Conducted by Stefan Soltesz

57. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: 2. Romance. Larghetto [Opening] 3:53
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
Performed by Martha Argerich and Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Dutoit

58. Humoresque No. 7 for piano in G flat major, B. 187/7 (Op. 101/7) 3:04
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Dame Moura Lympany

59. Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement): Prelude in A 3:23
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
Conducted by Robert Irving
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

60. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124 (LW H4): 2. Quasi adagio 4:33
Composed by Franz Liszt
Performed by Michel Beroff and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conducted by Kurt Masur

61. Pelleas et Melisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46: At the Castle Gate 2:53
Composed by Jean Sibelius
Conducted by Paavo Berglund
Performed by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

62. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7 4:30
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
Performed by Peter Donohoe

63. Jalousie, tango for orchestra 4:12
Composed by Jacob Gade
Conducted by Mariss Jansons
Performed by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Stig Nilsson

64. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109 5:18
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
Performed by John Ogdon

65. Liebestraume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3) 4:09
Composed by Franz Liszt
Performed by Leif Ove Andsnes

66. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Vilja 4:52
Composed by Franz Lehar
Conducted by Lovro von Matacic
Performed by Philharmonia Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra of London and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

67. Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12 3:55
Composed by Edward Elgar
Conducted by Richard Hickox
Performed by Northern Sinfonia of England

68. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love") 4:41
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Performed by The Sinfonia of London

69. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 1. Adagio - Moderato [Opening] 3:26
Composed by Edward Elgar
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Performed by Jacqueline du Pre and London Symphony Orchestra

70. The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra: [Opening] 6:25
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by Hugh Bean and New Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Conducted by Adrian Boult

71. Pieces (2) ("Chanson de matin" & "Chanson de nuit"), for violin & piano (later orchestrated), Op. 15: Chanson de matin 3:06
Composed by Edward Elgar
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

72. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras: [Opening] 6:13
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

73. Michelle 3:22
Composed by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Conducted by Ron Goodwin
Performed by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

74. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Venus [Conclusion] 6:16
Composed by Gustav Holst
Conducted by Adrian Boult
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

75. Standing Stone, for orchestra & chorus: Celebration 6:17
Composed by Paul McCartney
Conducted by Lawrence Foster
Performed by London Symphony Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra

76. The Piano, film score: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise 3:13
Composed by Michael Nyman

77. Cavatina (from "The Deer Hunter") 3:17
Composed by Stanley Myers
Performed by Manuel Barrueco and Steve Morse

78. American Beauty, film score: Any Other Name 4:07
Composed by Thomas Newman
Performed by Nikolah Bloch and Sally Herbert

79. Titanic, film score: My Heart Will Go On 4:22
Composed by James Horner
Conducted by David Abel

80. Melodia sentimental, for voice & piano (from Floresta do Amazones), A. 556 3:59
Composed by Villa-Lobos
Performed by Sharon Isbin

81. Porgy and Bess, opera: Summertime 2:43
Composed by George Gershwin
Performed by Kiri Te Kanawa, New Princess Theatre Orchestra and New York Choral Artists
Conducted by John McGlinn

82. Symphonic Dances (9) from "West Side Story", for orchestra (orchestrated with Ramin & Kostal): 2. Somewhere 4:02
Composed by Leonard Bernstein
Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Paavo Jarvi

83. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofe): [Conclusion] 5:35
Composed by George Gershwin
Performed by Andre Previn and London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Andre Previn

84. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo 3:44
Composed by Pietro Mascagni
Conducted by Riccardo Muti
Performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra of London

85. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro 2:07
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Angela Gheorghiu and London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Antonio Pappano

86. Espana, album leaves (6) for piano, Op. 165, B. 37: Tango 2:30
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
Performed by Leif Ove Andsnes

87. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta 3:08
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Montserrat Caballe and London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Mackerras

88. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: 1. Allegro 3:42
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Camerata Lysy Gstaad and Yehudi Menuhin
Conducted by Alberto Lysy

89. L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Pur ti miro 3:45
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra, David Parsons [lute], Natasha Marsh and Fernando Lima
Conducted by Craig Leon

90. Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5 [aka Op. 13/5], G. 275) 3:56
Composed by Luigi Boccherini
Conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

91. L' amico Fritz, opera (commedia lyrica) in 3 acts: O amore, o bella luce del core 2:32
Composed by Pietro Mascagni
Conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Performed by Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra Covent Garden and Luciano Pavarotti

92. Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar 3:57
Composed by Francisco Tarrega (Y Eixea)
Performed by Christopher Parkening

93. Romeo and Juliet, film score: Ai giochi addio 3:23
Composed by Nino Rota
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra and Natasha Marsh
Conducted by Francois-Xavier Roth

94. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio [Opening] 4:46
Composed by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performed by Julian Bream and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

95. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Vogliatemi bene 7:56
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Performed by Carlo Bergonzi, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Chorus & Orchestra and Renata Scotto

96. Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93: 2. Largo 6:08
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and Sharon Isbin
Conducted by Lawrence Foster

97. Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) ("Gypsy Airs"), Op. 20 7:49
Composed by Pablo de Sarasate
Performed by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Orchestre National de France
Conducted by Seiji Ozawa

98. Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partiro), song 3:53
Composed by Francesco Sartori
Conducted by Julian Kershaw
Performed by Amy Nuttall

99. Suite espanola No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7: Sevilla 5:22
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
Performed by Julian Byzantine

100. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma 4:14
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Jose Carreras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Rhine Opera Chorus, Strasbourg
Conducted by Alain Lombard


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