Best Concertos 100

Best Concertos 100

     
 

This release in the top-selling Best 100 series from EMI Classics contains excerpts from the most famous concertos of all time. Each of the 6 CDs focuses on a particular instrument— piano, violin, guitar, etc.—or composer—Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and more. The works are played by some of the world’s finest instrumentalists, including Yehudi Menuhin, Leif OveSee more details below

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This release in the top-selling Best 100 series from EMI Classics contains excerpts from the most famous concertos of all time. Each of the 6 CDs focuses on a particular instrument— piano, violin, guitar, etc.—or composer—Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and more. The works are played by some of the world’s finest instrumentalists, including Yehudi Menuhin, Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk, Fabio Biondi, Christian Tetzlaff, and more. This set offers the perfect introduction for those looking to delve into the world of concertos! From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/2009
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099926473925
catalogNumber:
64739

Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1: 1. Vivace [excerpt]  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Libor Pesek  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Mikhail Pletnev
  2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1. Allegro non troppo [excerpt]  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Lawrence Foster  -  Hallé  - Jean-Bernard Pommier
  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1. Moderato [excerpt]  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Lawrence Foster  -  Hallé  - Jean-Bernard Pommier
  4. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 2. Adagio un poco mosso [excerpt]  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Hans Vonk  - Christian Zacharias
  5. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48: 2. Larghetto  - Frédéric Chopin  - François-René Duchâble  -  Orchestre Capitole Toulouse  - Michel Plasson
  6. Totentanz, for piano & orchestra, S. 126 (LW H8): [Excerpt]  - Franz Liszt  - György Cziffra  - György Cziffra  -  Orchestre de Paris
  7. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124 (LW H4): 1. Allegro maestoso [excerpt]  - Franz Liszt  - György Cziffra  - György Cziffra  -  Orchestre de Paris
  8. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: 1. Allegro affettuoso [excerpt]  - Robert Schumann  - Leif Ove Andsnes  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Mariss Jansons
  9. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: 2. Adagio  - Edvard Grieg  - Leif Ove Andsnes  -  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra  - Dmitri Kitayenko
  10. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 2. Allegro appassionato [excerpt]  - Johannes Brahms  - Stephen Hough  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Andrew Davis
  11. Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain), for piano & orchestra, G. 49: 1. En al generalife [excerpt]  - Manuel de Falla  - Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos  -  Paris Conservatory Concert Society Orchestra  - Gonzalo Soriano
  12. Piano Concerto in G major: 2. Adagio  - Maurice Ravel  - Andrew Litton  - Andrew Litton  -  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  13. Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, FP 146: 1. Allegretto [excerpt]  - Francis Poulenc  - Richard Hickox  - Jean-Bernard Pommier  -  City of London Sinfonia
  14. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé): [Excerpt]  - George Gershwin  -  Ålborg Symphony Orchestra  - Wayne Marshall  - Wayne Marshall
  15. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris  - Paul Meyer  -  John Nelson
  16. Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major ("Jeunehomme," "Jenamy"), K. 271: 1. Andantino [excerpt]  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Mikhail Pletnev  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  17. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: 1. Allegro [excerpt]  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Mikhail Pletnev  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  18. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: 2. Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Ambache Chamber Ensemble  - Diana Ambache  - Diana Ambache
  19. Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482: 2. Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Annie Fischer  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Wolfgang Sawallisch
  20. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 2. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Mikhail Pletnev  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  21. Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: 3. Allegretto [excerpt]  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Mikhail Pletnev  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  22. Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d): 2. Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Roger Chase  - Christopher Warren-Green  - Christopher Warren-Green  -  London Chamber Orchestra
  23. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: 3. Rondo: Allegro vivace  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris  -  John Nelson  - David Guerrier
  24. Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314 (K. 285d): 3. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Jean-Jacques Kantorow  - Alain Marion  -  Orchestre d'Auvergne
  25. Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314 (K. 285d): 1. Allegro aperto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Ensemble Orchestral de Paris  - Francois Leleux  -  John Nelson
  26. Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): 2. Andantino  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Yehudi Menuhin  - Naoko Yoshino  - Samuel Coles
  27. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219: 1. Allegro aperto [excerpt]  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Christian Tetzlaf  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  28. 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  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Monica Huggett  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Raglan Baroque Players
  29. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2), Op. 8/2, RV 315: 3. Presto  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Monica Huggett  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Raglan Baroque Players
  30. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("L'autunno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 3), Op.8/3, RV 293: 2. Largo  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Monica Huggett  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Raglan Baroque Players
  31. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: 1. Allegro non molto  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Monica Huggett  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Raglan Baroque Players
  32. Concerto for 4 violins, strings & continuo in B flat Major, RV 553: 2. Largo  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Fabio Biondi  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Raffaello Negri  - Andrea Rognoni  - Renata Spotti
  33. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in F major ("La tempesta di mare"), Op. 10/1, RV 433: 1. Allegro  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Lorenzo Cavasanti
  34. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), Op. 10/2, RV 439: 5. Largo (Il sonno)  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Lorenzo Cavasanti
  35. Mandolin Concerto, for mandolin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 425: 1. (Allegro)  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Giovanni Scaramuzzino
  36. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1. Allegro  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Elizabeth Wallfisch
  37. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 2. Adagio  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Elizabeth Wallfisch
  38. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 1. Vivace  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Alison Bury  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Elizabeth Wallfisch
  39. Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046: 1. (Allegro)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Siegbert Rampe  - La Stravaganza
  40. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3. Allegro assai  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Siegbert Rampe  - La Stravaganza
  41. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1. (Allegro)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Siegbert Rampe  - La Stravaganza
  42. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 2. Andante  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Siegbert Rampe  - La Stravaganza
  43. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 3. Allegro  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Siegbert Rampe  - La Stravaganza
  44. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: 1. (Allegro)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Siegbert Rampe  - La Stravaganza
  45. Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings & continuo in C minor, BWV 1062: 1. (Allegro)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Gustav Leonhardt  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen
  46. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052: 1. Allegro [excerpt]  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen
  47. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054: 2. Adagio [excerpt]  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen
  48. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058: 1. Allegro  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen
  49. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: 2. Largo  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen
  50. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055: 3. Allegro ma non tanto  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Melante Amsterdam  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen
  51. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 3. Rondo: Allegro  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Dmitry Sitkovetsky
  52. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 1. Allegro molto appassionato [excerpt]  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Daniel Harding  - Renaud Capuçon  -  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  53. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: 2. Canzonetta: Andante  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Augustin Dumay  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Emil Tchakarov
  54. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace [excerpt]  - Johannes Brahms  - Christian Tetzlaf  - Thomas Dausgaard  -  Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  55. Concerto for violin, cello & orchestra in A minor ("Double"), Op. 102: 3. Vivace non troppo [excerpt]  - Johannes Brahms  - Myung-Whun Chung  - Renaud Capuçon  - Gautier Capuçon  -  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
  56. Violin Concerto (No. 2) in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117: 2. Andante tranquillo [excerpt]  - Béla Bartók  - Michael Gielen  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Christian Tetzlaf
  57. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: 1. Allegro moderato [excerpt]  - Jean Sibelius  - Christian Tetzlaf  - Thomas Dausgaard  -  Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  58. Suite, for violin & string orchestra, Op. 117: In the summer  - Jean Sibelius  - Christian Tetzlaf  - Thomas Dausgaard  -  Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  59. Violin Concerto in D major ("The Labyrinth"), Op. 3/12: 2. Largo - Presto - Adagio  - Pietro Antonio Locatelli  - Jean-Jacques Kantorow  - Jean-Jacques Kantorow  -  Orchestre d'Auvergne
  60. Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor ("La campanella"), Op. 7, MS 48: 3. Rondo: Andantino [excerpt]  - Niccolò Paganini  - Salvatore Accardo  - Salvatore Accardo  -  Orchestra da Camera
  61. Violin Concerto ("Putování dusicky," "Pilgrimage of the Soul"), JW 9/10 (fragments completed by others): 7. Maestoso  - Leos Janácek  - Libor Pesek  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Christian Tetzlaf
  62. Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op. 21: 2. Scherzando: Allegro molto  - Edouard Lalo  -  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra  - Libor Pesek  - Christian Tetzlaf
  63. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thäis")  - Jules Massenet  - Daniel Harding  - Renaud Capuçon  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  64. Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert, for violin & piano (or orchestra)  - Maurice Ravel  - Daniel Harding  - Renaud Capuçon  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  65. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 28: [Excerpt]  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Daniel Harding  - Renaud Capuçon  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  66. Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19: 2. Scherzo: Vivacissimo  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Colin Davis  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Dmitry Sitkovetsky
  67. Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63: 2. Andante assai [excerpt]  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Colin Davis  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Dmitry Sitkovetsky
  68. Violin Concerto in D major: 4. Capriccio  - Igor Stravinsky  - Gianluigi Gelmetti  -  SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Frank Peter Zimmermann
  69. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio [excerpt]  - Joaquín Rodrigo  -  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra  - Lawrence Foster  - Sharon Isbin
  70. Concert champêtre, for harpsichord & orchestra, FP 49: 2. Andante (Mouvement de sicilienne)  - Francis Poulenc  - Maggie Cole  - Richard Hickox  -  City of London Sinfonia
  71. Danses sacrée et profane, for chromatic harp & string orchestra, L. 103  - Claude Debussy  - Jean Martinon  - Marie-Claire Jamet  -  ORTF National Orchestra
  72. Harold en Italie (Harold in Italy), symphony for viola & orchestra, H. 68 (Op. 16): Marche de pèlerins chantant la prière du soir [exc  - Hector Berlioz  - Gérard Caussé  -  Orchestre Capitole Toulouse  - Michel Plasson
  73. Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (Op. 104): 1. Allegro [excerpt]  - Antonin Dvorák  - Mariss Jansons  - Truls Mørk  -  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  74. Cello Concerto in G major, G. 480: 2. Adagio  - Luigi Boccherini  - Steven Isserlis  - Juha Kangas  -  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  75. Oboe Concerto in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello): 2. Adagio  - Benedetto Marcello  - Richard Stamp  - Ray Still  - London Academy
  76. Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, J. 114 (Op. 73): 3. Rondo: Allegretto  - Carl Maria von Weber  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Antony Pay  - Antony Pay
  77. Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101): 3. Finale: Allegro  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Iona Brown  - Truls Mørk  -  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
  78. Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129: 2. Langsam [extract]  - Robert Schumann  - Paavo Järvi  - Truls Mørk  -  Radio France Orchestre Philharmonique
  79. Don Quixote, fantastic variations for cello & orchestra, Op. 35 (TrV 184): [Excerpt]  - Richard Strauss  - Edo de Waart  - Steven Isserlis  -  Minnesota Orchestra
  80. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 3. Adagio  - Edward Elgar  - Richard Hickox  - Steven Isserlis  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  81. Cello Concerto, in A minor, Op. 22: 2. Andante sostenuto  - Samuel Barber  - Jukka-Pekka Saraste  - Ralph Kirshbaum  -  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  82. Organ Concerto in D minor, Op. 7/4, HWV 309: 4. Allegro  - George Frideric Handel  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Bob van Asperen  - Bob van Asperen
  83. Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 3") in A major, H. 439, Wq. 172: 3. Allegro assai  - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  - Anner Bylsma  - Gustav Leonhardt  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  84. Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532: 3. Allegro  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Fabio Biondi  -  Europa Galante  - Sonia Maurer  - Giovanni Scaramuzzino
  85. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: 1. Allegro moderato [excerpt]  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Hans Vonk  - Christian Zacharias
  86. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: 2. Largo  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Hans Vonk  - Christian Zacharias
  87. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: 3. Rondo: Allegro [excerpt]  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Hans Vonk  - Christian Zacharias
  88. Concerto for piano, violin, cello & orchestra in C major ("Triple Concerto"), Op. 56: 2. Largo  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra  - Kurt Masur  - Christian Zacharias
  89. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: 3. Rondo: Molto allegro [excerpt]  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Hans Vonk  - Christian Zacharias
  90. Keyboard Concerto in F major, H. 18/7 (doubtful): 2. Adagio  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Mikhail Pletnev  - Mikhail Pletnev  -  Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie
  91. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: 3. Rondo: Vivace  - Frédéric Chopin  - Stanislaw Skrowaczewski  - Alexis Weissenberg  -  Paris Conservatory Concert Society Orchestra
  92. Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125 (LW H6): 4. Allegro animato  - Franz Liszt  - Leif Ove Andsnes  -  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra  - Dmitri Kitayenko
  93. Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15: 3. Rondo: Allegro non troppo [excerpt]  - Johannes Brahms  - Stephen Hough  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Andrew Davis
  94. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1. Allegro ma non tanto [excerpt]  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Leif Ove Andsnes  - Paavo Berglund  -  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  95. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: [Excerpt]  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Libor Pesek  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Mikhail Pletnev
  96. Ballade for piano & orchestra (or piano solo) in F sharp major, Op. 19: [Excerpt]  - Gabriel Fauré  - Jean-Philippe Collard  -  Orchestre Capitole Toulouse  - Michel Plasson
  97. Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in D minor, FP 61: 2. Larghetto  - Francis Poulenc  - Richard Hickox  - Jean-Bernard Pommier  - Anne Queffélec  -  City of London Sinfonia
  98. Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in C major (revised version of Piano Concerto): 1. Toccata: Allegro moderato [excerpt]  - Ralph Vaughan Williams  - Kenneth Broadway  - Ralph Markham  - Yehudi Menuhin  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  99. Concerto in F, for piano & orchestra: 3. Allegro agitato  - George Gershwin  -  Ålborg Symphony Orchestra  - Wayne Marshall  - Wayne Marshall

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