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It's a tall order to compile the best classical music of the twentieth century, but EMI has selected its top 100 classics for this six-disc set, and it's difficult to argue with most of the choices. Without taking sides in the great ideological debates of the modern era -- traditionalist vs. avant-garde, tonal vs. atonal, styles vs. schools, and so on -- the label has picked the composers whose reputations seem most secure at the turn of the twenty-first century and has chosen representative excerpts of their music. Certainly, the titans of modernism are here, such as Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Béla Bartók, Dmitry Shostakovich, Sergey Prokofiev, Claude Debussy,...
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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
It's a tall order to compile the best classical music of the twentieth century, but EMI has selected its top 100 classics for this six-disc set, and it's difficult to argue with most of the choices. Without taking sides in the great ideological debates of the modern era -- traditionalist vs. avant-garde, tonal vs. atonal, styles vs. schools, and so on -- the label has picked the composers whose reputations seem most secure at the turn of the twenty-first century and has chosen representative excerpts of their music. Certainly, the titans of modernism are here, such as Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Béla Bartók, Dmitry Shostakovich, Sergey Prokofiev, Claude Debussy, and Benjamin Britten, to name just a few masters, but they don't cast such a large shadow that they eclipse either their more backward-looking predecessors or their more experimental successors. If anything, a complaint could be made that certain post-Romantic composers, such as Sergey Rachmaninov and Ralph Vaughan Williams, are over-represented, to the exclusion of other significant figures. Yet this is perhaps understandable for a set designed for accessibility, and it is clear that this was not intended to be a thorough survey, for otherwise, the breakdown of the program would have been more consistently planned. With the discs organized to cover "The Last of the Romantics," "Innovators," " Brave New World," "America," "Instrumental and Chamber," and "Choral and Vocal," the themes seem ill-suited for an in-depth educational program, though good enough for making casual acquaintance with the music in understandable groupings. The performances date from 1963 to 2007, so the ADD and DDD recordings are fairly variable in quality, and there is also a noticeable difference between the live concert recordings and studio sessions. Still, for a quick run through the many styles and developmental phases of the century, this collection is pretty hard to beat for its variety and sheer quantity of examples.
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  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099996424926
  • Catalog Number: 64249

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1. Moderato [excerpt] - Sergey Rachmaninov & Lawrence Foster (4:52)
  2. 2 Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Dance of the Knights - André Previn & Sergey Prokofiev (5:41)
  3. 3 Masquerada, incidental music: Waltz - Aram Khachaturian & Efrem Kurtz (4:20)
  4. 4 Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60: Troika - Sergey Prokofiev & London Philharmonic Orchestra (2:54)
  5. 5 Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1. Allegro ma non tanto [excerpt] - Sergey Rachmaninov & Mariss Jansons (2:52)
  6. 6 Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio [excerpt] - Joaquín Rodrigo & Julian Bream (4:46)
  7. 7 Spartacus, ballet: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia [excerpt] - Aram Khachaturian & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (4:45)
  8. 8 Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 1. Adagio - Moderato - Edward Elgar & John Barbirolli (8:01)
  9. 9 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: Variation 18 - Sergey Rachmaninov & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (3:01)
  10. 10 Images (3), for orchestra, L. 122: 2. Ibéria: 3. Le matin d'un jour de fête - André Previn & Claude Debussy (4:58)
  11. 11 Valse Triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1 - Jean Sibelius & John Barbirolli (5:34)
  12. 12 The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra: [Excerpt] - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Hugh Bean (6:25)
  13. 13 Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain), for piano & orchestra, G. 49: 1. In the Generalife [excerpt] - Manuel de Falla & Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (5:49)
  14. 14 Harnasie (The Highland Robbers), ballet pantomime for tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 55, M68: Rural Scene [excerpt] - Karol Szymanowski & Krakow Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:29)
  15. 15 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2. Andante - Dmitry Shostakovich & Dmitri Alexeev (6:09)
  16. 16 The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity [excerpt] - Gustav Holst & New Philharmonia Orchestra (4:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18: 4. Allegretto - Leos Janácek & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2:45)
  2. 2 Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6: 6. Langsam - Anton Webern & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1:53)
  3. 3 Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16: 4. Peripetie (Sehr rasch) - Arnold Schoenberg & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:37)
  4. 4 Lulu-Suite, 5 symphonic pieces from the opera for soprano & orchestra ("Lulu-Symphonie"): 4. Variationen: Moderato - Alban Berg & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (3:25)
  5. 5 Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Russian Dance - Igor Stravinsky & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:31)
  6. 6 Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a: Sunday Morning - Benjamin Britten & Libor Pesek (3:48)
  7. 7 Symphony No. 5, FS 97 (Op. 50): 2. Allegro [excerpt] - Carl Nielsen & Herbert Blomstedt (2:44)
  8. 8 Les biches (The Does), ballet, FP 36: Rondeau - Francis Poulenc & New Philharmonia Orchestra (3:37)
  9. 9 Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 127: 4. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto - Béla Bartók & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (4:26)
  10. 10 Violin Concerto: 2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana & Trio (Canz - William Walton & William Walton (6:48)
  11. 11 Pini di Roma (The Pines of Rome), symphonic poem, P. 141: 3. I pini di Villa Borghese - Ottorino Respighi & Lamberto Gardelli (2:54)
  12. 12 Sinfonietta, for orchestra, Op. 23: Rondo. Sehr lebhaft - Alexander von Zemlinsky & James Conlon (5:57)
  13. 13 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: L'Adoration de la terre [excerpt] - Igor Stravinsky & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (5:02)
  14. 14 Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), opera: 2. Moderato assai - Kurt Weill & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (2:24)
  15. 15 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras: [Excerpt] - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (6:12)
  16. 16 Pacific 231, symphonic movement for orchestra (Mouvement symphonique No. 1), H53 - Arthur Honegger & Mariss Jansons (6:33)
  17. 17 Kammermusik No.1, for 12 instruments, Op. 24/1: 4. Finale: 1921. Lebhaft - Paul Hindemith & Claudio Abbado (6:05)
  18. 18 Boléro, ballet for orchestra: [Excerpt] - Maurice Ravel & André Previn (5:15)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell - Arvo Pärt & Bournemouth Sinfonietta (6:13)
  2. 2 Yugen Dance of Men, ballet suite - Yuzo Toyama & Mariss Jansons (2:40)
  3. 3 Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"): 2. Lento e largo, tranquillissimo [excerpt] - Henryk Mikolaj Górecki & Zofia Kilanowicz (4:32)
  4. 4 Anaklasis, for string orchestra & percussion - Krzysztof Penderecki & Krzysztof Penderecki (6:01)
  5. 5 Symphony No. 8: 2. Ballabile [excerpt] - Hans Werner Henze & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (4:40)
  6. 6 Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, for 34 winds & 3 percussion, I/47: 3. Des profondeurs de l'abîme - Olivier Messiaen & Serge Baudo (2:49)
  7. 7 Drowned Out: [Excerpt] - Mark-Anthony Turnage & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (5:11)
  8. 8 Symphony No. 1: 1. Allegro giusto - Witold Lutoslawski & Witold Lutoslawski (4:56)
  9. 9 Guitar Concerto, for guitar & chamber orchestra, Op. 67: 1. Allegro - Malcolm Arnold & Julian Bream (6:25)
  10. 10 The Piano, film score: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise - Michael Nyman & Michael Nyman (3:15)
  11. 11 Rain Coming, for chamber orchestra - Oliver Knussen & Toru Takemitsu (8:33)
  12. 12 The Protecting Veil, for cello & orchestra: The Incarnation - John Tavener & Steven Isserlis (3:44)
  13. 13 Canticle of the Sun (Sonnengesang), for cello, 2 percussionists & chorus: [Excerpt] - Sofia Gubaídulína & Simon Carrington (5:21)
  14. 14 Asyla, for orchestra, Op. 17: 4. - Thomas Adès & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (4:39)
  15. 15 Flourish with Fireworks, for orchestra, Op. 22 - Oliver Knussen & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (4:06)
Disc 4
  1. 1 A Set of Pieces (3), for theatre orchestra, S. 20 (K. 1C28): No. 3. In the Night - Charles Ives & Ensemble Modern (2:50)
  2. 2 Façades, for 2 flutes (or saxophones) & strings - Philip Glass & Simon Haram (7:49)
  3. 3 Schindler's List, film score: Main Theme - John Williams [composer] & Tasmin Little (5:06)
  4. 4 Fanfare for the Common Man, for brass & percussion (from Symphony No. 3) - Aaron Copland & Enrique Bátiz (3:42)
  5. 5 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 - Eugene Ormandy & Samuel Barber (6:24)
  6. 6 Titanic, film score: My Heart Will Go On - James Horner & David Abell (4:23)
  7. 7 Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas - Steve Reich & Colin Currie (4:54)
  8. 8 Three Occasions for orchestra: A Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes - Elliott Carter & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (3:33)
  9. 9 Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 22: 2. Andante sostenuto - Jukka-Pekka Saraste & Samuel Barber (7:47)
  10. 10 Shaker Loops, for 7 strings or string orchestra: 4. A Final Shaking - John Adams & Christopher Warren-Green (3:47)
  11. 11 Rodeo, ballet: Hoe-Down - Aaron Copland & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (4:14)
  12. 12 Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & jazz band: [Excerpt] - George Gershwin & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (4:40)
  13. 13 Three Dances, for 2 prepared amplified pianos: Dance No. 1 - John Cage & Michael Tilson Thomas (6:33)
  14. 14 American Beauty, film score: Any Other Name - Thomas Newman & Newman (4:08)
  15. 15 Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & John Adams (4:18)
Disc 5
  1. 1 El Amor brujo, ballet for mezzo-soprano & small orchestra in 1 act, G. 44: Ritual Fire Dance - Manuel de Falla & Moura Lympany (4:07)
  2. 2 Poèmes (2) for piano, Op. 63: 2. Étrangeté - John Ogdon & Alexander Scriabin (1:53)
  3. 3 Estampes, Op 22: 2. Pagodes - Ignaz Friedman & Claude Debussy (5:11)
  4. 4 Gadfly, opera: Romance - Dmitry Shostakovich & Antonio Spadavecchia (3:16)
  5. 5 Liebesfreud (Love's Joy), for violin & piano - Fritz Kreisler & Maxim Vengerov (3:17)
  6. 6 Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 28. Sorrow - Béla Bartók & Yehudi Menuhin (2:49)
  7. 7 Spiegel im Spiegel, for violin & piano - Arvo Pärt & Tasmin Little (8:22)
  8. 8 Estudio, for guitar No. 1 in E Minor, A. 235/1 - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Manuel Barrueco (4:57)
  9. 9 All in Twilight, pieces (4) for guitar: 1. Eighth note = 80 - Toru Takemitsu & Julian Bream (3:09)
  10. 10 Zapateado for guitar - Regino Sainz de la Maza & Eduardo Sainz de la Maza (2:16)
  11. 11 String Quartet No. 1 ("Métamorphoses nocturnes"): 1. Allegro grazioso - György Ligeti & Artemis Quartet (1:34)
  12. 12 Lyric Suite, for orchestra (arr. from Nos.2-4 of string quartet version): 3. Allegro misterioso - Alban Berg & Alban Berg Quartet (3:13)
  13. 13 Verklärte Nacht, for string sextet, Op. 4: [Excerpt] - Arnold Schoenberg & Valentin Erben (7:28)
  14. 14 Quatuor pour la fin du temps, for violin, cello, clarinet & piano, I/22: 1. Liturgie de cristal - Olivier Messiaen & Manuel Fischer-Dieskau (2:30)
  15. 15 Minuet for violin, viola & cello - Alfred Schnittke & Yuri Bashmet (2:49)
  16. 16 String Quartet in F major: Assez vif (Très rythmé) - Maurice Ravel & Belcea Quartet (6:03)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna - Carl Orff & Riccardo Muti (2:47)
  2. 2 Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs - Arvo Pärt & Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (5:07)
  3. 3 Nunc dimittis for voice, trumpet & strings - Geoffrey Burgon & James Bowman (3:04)
  4. 4 Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra: Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:52)
  5. 5 The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, for soloists, chorus & orchestra: Agnus Dei - Karl Jenkins & Paul Beniston (3:39)
  6. 6 Song for Athene, for chorus - John Tavener & Winchester Cathedral Choir (6:12)
  7. 7 Requiem for chorus & orchestra: Pie Jesu - John Rutter & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (3:35)
  8. 8 Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart), oratorio: 2. Gratia [excerpt] - Paul McCartney & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (2:50)
  9. 9 Vocalise, transcription for orchestra, Op. 34/14 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (5:22)
  10. 10 Arlecchino, "theatrical capriccio" (opera) in 1 act, KiV 270, Op. 50: Wie ist ihr Schlaf, Madame? - Ferruccio Busoni & Susanne Mentzer (2:25)
  11. 11 Opus Number Zoo, for speaker & wind quintet: Ballo - Luciano Berio & Linda Hirst (1:45)
  12. 12 Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2) - Joseph Canteloube & Arleen Augér (6:42)
  13. 13 Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150): 3. Beim Schlafengehen - Richard Strauss & Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden (5:14)
  14. 14 Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, for voice & 8 cellos, A. 389: 1. Aria (Cantilena): Adagio - Heitor Villa-Lobos & Enrique Bátiz (6:08)
  15. 15 Le soleil des eaux, incidental music for a radio play for soprano & orchestra: La Sorgue - Pierre Boulez & Pierre Boulez (4:21)
  16. 16 Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro - Giacomo Puccini & Angela Gheorghiu (2:08)
  17. 17 Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb - Kiri Te Kanawa & Erich Wolfgang Korngold (5:38)
  18. 18 Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma - Giacomo Puccini & José Carreras (4:14)
  19. 19 Untitled CD-ROM Track - Unspecified
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