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Author: Decca Record Company,
Publisher: [London, England] : Decca, [2013?]
Edition/Format:   eMusic : English
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Genre/Form: Streaming audio
Material Type: Music, Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
Music Type: Concertos; Nocturnes; Suites; Symphonic poems; Symphonies; Operas; Ballets; Canons and rounds; Variations; Waltzes; Overtures; Toccatas; Motion picture music; Rhapsodies
All Authors / Contributors: Decca Record Company,
OCLC Number: 989063505
Language Note: Vocal selections sung in English, French, German, Italian and Latin.
Performer(s): Various performers.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Contents: Violin concerto in E major, op. 8, no. 1, RV 269, "La primavera." Allegro / Antonio Vivaldi (Janine Jansen, Henk Rubingh, Candida Thompson, violins ; Julian Rachlin, viola ; Maarten Jansen, cello ; Stacey Watton, double bass ; Elizabeth Kenny, theorbo ; Jan Willem Jansen, harpsichord) --
Nocturne no. 2 in E-flat major, op. 9, no. 2 / Frédéric Chopin (Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano) --
Peer Gynt suite no. 1, op. 46. Morning mood / Edvard Grieg (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor) --
Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30, TrV 176. Einleitung / Richard Strauss (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Karl Böhm, conductor) --
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67. Allegro con brio / Ludwig van Beethoven (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ; Carlos Kleiber, conductor) --
Piano concerto in A minor, op. 16. Allegro molto moderato / Edvard Grieg (Stephen Kovacevich, piano ; BBC Symphony Orchestra ; Colin Davis, conductor) --
Die Walküre. Hojotojo! Hojotojo! Hei a ha! / Richard Wagner (Birgit Nilsson, Helga Dernesch, Berit Lindholm, Vera Schlosser, Marilyn Tyler, sopranos ; Brigitte Fassbaender, Claudia Hellmann, mezzo-sopranos ; Helen Watts, alto ; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ; Georg Solti, conductor) --
Swan lake, op. 20. Moderato / Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra ; Valery Gergiev, conductor) --
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, "Für Elise" / Ludwig van Beethoven (Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano) --
Suite bergamasque. Clair de lune / Claude Debussy (Pascal Rogé, piano). Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125, "Choral." Presto/Allegro assai / Ludwig van Beethoven (Anja Harteros, soprano ; Waltraud Meier, mezzo-soprano ; Peter Seiffert, tenor ; Rene Pape, Wolfgang Koch, basses ; Cologne Cathedral Vocal Ensemble ; West-Eastern Divan Orchestra ; Daniel Barenboim, conductor) --
Canon in D major / Johann Pachelbel ; arranged by Max Seiffert (Frank Maus, harpsichord ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor) --
Adagio for strings, op. 11 / Samuel Barber (London Symphony Orchestra ; Kristjan Järvi, conductor) --
Piano sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27, no. 2, "Moonlight." Adagio sostenuto / Ludwig van Beethoven (Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano) --
Cavalleria rusticana. Intermezzo sinfonico / Pietro Mascagni (Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra ; Alberto Erede, conductor) --
Turandot. Nessun dorma! / Giacomo Puccini (Luciano Pavarotti, tenor ; Wandsworth School Boys' Choir ; John Alldis Choir ; London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Zubin Mehta, conductor) --
Variations on an original theme, op. 36, "Enigma." Nimrod / Edward Elgar (Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra ; Zubin Mehta, conductor) --
Serenade no. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik." Allegro / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ; Karl Böhm, conductor) --
I giorni (radio edit) / Ludovico Einaudi (Daniel Hope, violin ; Jacques Ammon, piano ; Berlin Deutschlandsenders Orchestra) --
Air on a G string / Johann Sebastian Bach (David Bell, organ ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor). The nutcracker suite, op. 71a. Dance of the sugar-plum fairy / Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Georg Solti, conductor) --
Brandenburg concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV 1048. Allegro / Johann Sebastian Bach (Maria Teresa Garatti, harpsichord ; I Musici) --
Liebestraume, S541/R211. Nocturne in A-flat major / Franz Liszt (Jorge Bolet, piano) --
Ellens Gesang III / Franz Schubert (Renee Fleming, soprano ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Andreas Delfs, conductor) --
Chants d'Auvergne, vol. 1. Bailero / Joseph Canteloube (Renee Fleming, soprano ; English Chamber Orchestra ; Jeffrey Tate, conductor) --
An der schönen, blauen Donau / Johann Strauss II (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ; Karl Böhm, conductor) --
Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550. Molto allegro / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Dresden Staatskapelle ; Colin Davis, conductor) --
Rigoletto. La donna e mobile / Giuseppe Verdi (Luciano Pavarotti, tenor ; London Symphony Orchestra ; Richard Bonynge, conductor) --
Les contes d'Hoffmann. Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour / Jacques Offenbach (Joan Sutherland, soprano ; Huguette Tourangeau, mezzo-soprano ; Lausanne Pro Arte Choir ; Swiss Romande Orchestra ; Richard Bonynge, conductor) --
Pavane, op. 50 / Gabriel Fauré (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra ; Jean Fournet, conductor). Carmen. Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita! / Georges Bizet (Kiri Te Kanawa, Norma Burrowes, sopranos ; Tatiana Troyanos, Jane Berbie, mezzo-sopranos ; Plácido Domingo, Michel Senechal, tenors ; Jose Van Dam, Michel Roux, baritones ; John Alldis Choir ; Haberdashers' Aske's School Boys Choir ; London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Georg Solti, conductor) --
Lakme. Sous le dôme épais / Léo Delibes (Joan Sutherland, soprano ; Jane Berbie, mezzo-soprano ; Monte-Carlo National Opera Orchestra ; Richard Bonynge, conductor) --
1812 festival overture, op. 49 / Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; University Of Minnesota Brass Band ; Antal Dorati, conductor) --
Fanfare for the common man / Aaron Copland (Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra ; Zubin Mehta, conductor) --
Piano concerto no. 2 in C minor, op. 18. Adagio sostenuto / Sergey Rachmaninov (Lang Lang, piano ; St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra ; Valery Gergiev, conductor) --
Goldberg variations, BWV 988. Aria da capo / Johann Sebastian Bach (Andras Schiff, piano) --
Gymnopédie no. 1 / Erik Satie (Pascal Rogé, piano) --
Toccata in D minor, BWV 565 / Johann Sebastian Bach (Simon Preston, organ) --
Peer Gynt suite no. 1, op. 46. In the hall of the mountain king / Edvard Grieg (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor) --
Symphony no. 9 in E minor, op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World." Largo / Antonín Dvořák (Concertgebouw Orchestra ; Riccardo Chailly, conductor). Tale of Tsar Saltan, op. 57. Flight of the bumblebee / Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (Philharmonia Orchestra ; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor) --
Schindler's list. Theme / John Williams (Nicola Benedetti, violin ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra ; Kirill Karabits, conductor) --
Piano concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, "Emperor." Allegro / Ludwig van Beethoven (Daniel Barenboim, piano, conductor ; Berlin Staatskapelle) --
Rhapsody in blue / George Gershwin (André Previn, piano, conductor ; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) --
Il salmo Miserere mei Deus. Miserere / Gregorio Allegri (the Sixteen ; Harry Christophers, conductor) --
The planets, op. 32. Jupiter / Gustav Holst (London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra ; Georg Solti, conductor) --
Messiah, HWV 56. Hallelujah / George Frideric Handel (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus & Orchestra ; Neville Marriner, conductor) --
Carmina Burana. O Fortuna / Carl Orff (Brighton Festival Chorus ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Antal Dorati, conductor) --
Thais. Méditation / Jules Massenet (Nigel Kennedy, violin ; National Philharmonic Orchestra ; Richard Bonynge, conductor) --
Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78, "Organ." 2nd movement / Camille Saint-Saëns (Peter Hurford, organ ; Montreal Symphony Orchestra ; Charles Dutoit, conductor).
Other Titles: Fifty most essential classical music pieces ever

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