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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
There's no way to put all the great music that has appeared in over a century of films into one set, but this collection from EMI Classics collects enough famous pieces to make most cinephiles smile. A mix of classical works used in films (like "Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 [Opening]," now indelibly linked with 2001: A Space Odyssey) and score excerpts (like John Williams' "Star Wars [Main Theme]"), the set flows seamlessly from piece to piece. As the title suggests, 100 Best Film Classics leans more toward the classical side than the score side, which means it would also work well as an introduction to classical music for the film score fan looking to broaden his or ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
There's no way to put all the great music that has appeared in over a century of films into one set, but this collection from EMI Classics collects enough famous pieces to make most cinephiles smile. A mix of classical works used in films (like "Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 [Opening]," now indelibly linked with 2001: A Space Odyssey) and score excerpts (like John Williams' "Star Wars [Main Theme]"), the set flows seamlessly from piece to piece. As the title suggests, 100 Best Film Classics leans more toward the classical side than the score side, which means it would also work well as an introduction to classical music for the film score fan looking to broaden his or her horizons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 094637090022
  • Catalog Number: 70900
  • Sales rank: 82,903

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sunrise (1:46)
  2. 2 The Ride of the Valkyries (4:47)
  3. 3 Lacrimosa (3:10)
  4. 4 My Heart Will Go On (4:22)
  5. 5 Main Theme (2:56)
  6. 6 Main Theme (3:17)
  7. 7 Gladiator Theme (2:23)
  8. 8 Au fond du temple saint (Temple Duet) (5:25)
  9. 9 Intermezzo (3:43)
  10. 10 The Fellowship (5:54)
  11. 11 Fawkes the Phoenix (3:38)
  12. 12 Hymn to the Fallen (6:05)
  13. 13 3. Menuetto: Allegretto (5:20)
  14. 14 [extract] (6:39)
  15. 15 End Titles (7:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 2. Adagio sostenuto (4:32)
  2. 2 [extract] (5:47)
  3. 3 Cavatina (3:16)
  4. 4 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Qua (6:23)
  5. 5 4. Adagietto (3:08)
  6. 6 Any Other Name (4:06)
  7. 7 Main Theme (3:59)
  8. 8 Main Theme (5:05)
  9. 9 Gabriel's Oboe (2:14)
  10. 10 1. Allegro con brio (4:43)
  11. 11 Overture. Theme (2:57)
  12. 12 2. Romance: Andante (5:45)
  13. 13 Love Theme (3:33)
  14. 14 Waltz No. 2 (3:44)
  15. 15 Ode to Joy (3:20)
Disc 3
  1. 1 1. Allegro (5:52)
  2. 2 2. Adagio (6:38)
  3. 3 3. Rondo: Allegro (6:47)
  4. 4 Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar (3:57)
  5. 5 2. Andantino (4:00)
  6. 6 Stabat mater dolorosa (3:57)
  7. 7 Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618 (3:26)
  8. 8 3. Rondo (3:16)
  9. 9 2. Adagio (4:39)
  10. 10 Overture (4:20)
  11. 11 1. Adagio - Moderato (3:48)
  12. 12 1. Molto allegro (5:36)
  13. 13 Nimrod (3:57)
  14. 14 1. Allegro moderato (4:10)
  15. 15 4. Rondo: Allegro (3:05)
  16. 16 Scene: Act 2 No. 10 (2:49)
  17. 17 Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (4:48)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise (3:15)
  2. 2 2. Andante (6:47)
  3. 3 Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180 (5:53)
  4. 4 2. Romance (6:15)
  5. 5 Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213 (4:14)
  6. 6 3. Rondo alla turca: Allegretto (3:28)
  7. 7 2. Andante (7:09)
  8. 8 1. Andante grazioso (1:59)
  9. 9 1. Adagio sostenuto (3:58)
  10. 10 Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. (as used in the film The Pianist) (4:24)
  11. 11 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (3:23)
  12. 12 Gymnopedie for piano No. 1 (3:35)
  13. 13 Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212 (1:50)
  14. 14 Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59 (3:20)
  15. 15 2. Romance: Larghetto (3:52)
  16. 16 Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 (4:56)
  17. 17 Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155 (6:45)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Casta Diva (5:36)
  2. 2 La donna è mobile (2:17)
  3. 3 Soave sia il vento (3:22)
  4. 4 D'amor sull'ali rosee (4:44)
  5. 5 Non più andrai (3:41)
  6. 6 Vissi d'arte (3:28)
  7. 7 Un'aura amorosa (4:45)
  8. 8 Der Hölle Rache (2:51)
  9. 9 Canzonetta sull'aria (3:06)
  10. 10 La mamma morta (4:55)
  11. 11 Là ci darem la mano (3:17)
  12. 12 E lucevan le stelle (3:04)
  13. 13 L'amour est un oisseau rebelle (Habañera) (4:22)
  14. 14 Che gelida manina (5:02)
  15. 15 Song to the Moon (5:55)
  16. 16 Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (3:28)
  17. 17 Belle nuit (Barcarolle) (4:23)
  18. 18 Nessun dorma (4:11)
Disc 6
  1. 1 The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (2:50)
  2. 2 Fugue (6:20)
  3. 3 Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 2 (6:04)
  4. 4 2. Largo ma non tanto (2:36)
  5. 5 Gloria in excelsis Deo (2:33)
  6. 6 2. Adagio (2:33)
  7. 7 [extract] (5:52)
  8. 8 1. Allegro (2:59)
  9. 9 Aria (3:05)
  10. 10 3. Larghetto e piano (4:14)
  11. 11 Air on the G string (3:35)
  12. 12 Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement (5:02)
  13. 13 2. Largo (2:12)
  14. 14 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (3:31)
  15. 15 Keyboard Suite in D minor (as used in the film Barry Lyndon)~Sarabande (3:02)
  16. 16 2. Largo (3:28)
  17. 17 1. Allegro moderato (5:18)
  18. 18 Hallelujah Chorus (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Colin Davis Conductor
Carlo Maria Giulini Conductor
Moura Lympany Piano
Yehudi Menuhin Violin, Conductor
Jessye Norman Soprano (Vocal)
Leontyne Price Soprano (Vocal)
Michael Nyman Musical Direction
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Steve Morse Guitar
André Previn Piano, Conductor
James Galway Flute
José Carreras Tenor (Vocal)
Maria Callas Soprano (Vocal)
James Levine Conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Carlo Bergonzi Tenor (Vocal)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Herbert von Karajan Conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Eugene Ormandy Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Christopher Parkening Guitar
Lesley Garrett Soprano (Vocal)
Ron Goodwin Conductor
Stephen Hough Piano
Riccardo Muti Conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Robert Cohen Cello
Augustin Dumay Violin
Gerald Finley Vocals, Cantor
Edita Gruberová Soprano (Vocal)
Bernard Haitink Conductor
Sally Herbert Track Performer
Richard Hickox Conductor
Gary Hoffman Cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Felicity Lott Soprano (Vocal)
Ennio Morricone Conductor
Neville Marriner Conductor
Munich Radio Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Andrew Parrott Conductor
Nic Raine Conductor
Royal Choral Society Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Jordi Savall Viola Da Gamba
Tullio Serafin Conductor
Taverner Players Ensemble
Barry Tuckwell Horn, French Horn
David Willcocks Conductor
James Morris Bass (Vocal)
John Aler Tenor (Vocal)
Adrian Boult Conductor
Radu Lupu Piano
New Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Pierre Dervaux Conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Gérard Caussé Viola
Charles Dutoit Conductor
Geoff Love Conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
David Zinman Conductor
Manuel Barrueco Guitar
Alfredo Kraus Tenor (Vocal)
Stephen Cleobury Conductor
David Bell Organ
Nicolai Gedda Tenor (Vocal)
Paul Bateman Conductor
Dmitri Alexeev Piano
John Barbirolli Conductor
Anne Queffélec Piano
Julius Rudel Conductor
Simon Rattle Conductor
David Temple Choir Director
Christian Zacharias Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Mariss Jansons Conductor
Andrei Gavrilov Piano
Lucia Popp Soprano (Vocal)
Louis Auriacombe Conductor
David Abel Conductor
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Martha Argerich Piano
Georges Prêtre Conductor
New World Philharmonic Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Crouch End Festival Chorus Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Eberhard Wächter Baritone (Vocal)
Agnes Baltsa Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Bath Festival Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Ann Murray Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Angela Gheorghiu Soprano (Vocal)
David Abel Conductor
Paul Daniel Conductor
Geoff Love & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Westminster Choir Choir, Chorus
Hans Vonk Conductor
Stefan Soltesz Conductor
Ernest Blanc Baritone (Vocal)
Alain Lombard Conductor
José van Dam Bass (Vocal)
Lamberto Gardelli Conductor
Lászlo Varga Cello
Cécile Ousset Piano
Fritz Helmis Harp
London Symphony Chorus Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Tasmin Little Violin
Gianna Rolandi Soprano (Vocal)
Sylvain Cambreling Conductor
Sabine Meyer Bass Clarinet
Maria Tipo Piano
Hallé Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse Performing Ensemble
Ton Koopman Harpsichord
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Robin Blaze Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Margaret Marshall Soprano (Vocal)
Camerata Lysy Gstaad Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
René Duclos Choir Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Bryden Thomson Conductor
Ron Goodwin's Orchestra Ensemble
Jerzy Maksymiuk Conductor
Christian Ferras Violin
Horacio Gutiérrez Piano
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Klaus Tennstedt Conductor
Alberto Lysy Conductor
Polish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble
Antonio Pappano Conductor
Andrew Davis Conductor
The Orchestra Ensemble
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra Ensemble
Orchestra of the Royal Opera Performing Ensemble
Stockholm Chamber Choir Choir, Chorus
Choeurs de l'Opéra du Rhin Choir, Chorus
Stockholm Radio Chorus Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Théâtre La Monnaie Royal Opera Chorus Choir, Chorus
La Scala Theater Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Royal Northern Sinfonia Ensemble
Ennio Morricone Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Claudio Desderi Baritone (Vocal)
Iain Sutherland Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus Ensemble
Wayne Marshall Organ
Timothy Beasley-Murray Treble
Théâtre La Monnaie Royal Opera Orchesta Performing Ensemble
Taverner Choir Ensemble
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
The Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Northern Sinfonia Chorus Choir, Chorus, Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Nikolah Bloch Track Performer
Paris Opéra-Comique Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Taverner Choir, Consort & Players Ensemble
Paris Conservatory Concert Society Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
The Hungarian Quartet String Quartet
Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Andre Saint-Clivier Mandolin
Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
La Scala Theater Orchestra & Chorus Ensemble
Paris National Opera Orchestra Ensemble
La Scala Theater Chorus Choir, Chorus
Dresden Staatskapelle Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Graziella Sciutti Soprano (Vocal)
Quatuor Hongrois Ensemble
Annie Fischer Piano
Ghena Dimitrova Soprano (Vocal)
Norman del Mar Conductor
Brussels National Opera Orchestra Ensemble
Alexander Slobodyanik Piano
Brussels National Opera Chorus Ensemble
Toulouse Chamber Orchestra Ensemble
Rhine Opera Chorus Ensemble
Technical Credits
Michael Nyman Producer
Sally Herbert Producer
Gordon H. Jee Cover Design
Nikolah Bloch Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    It's impossible not to enjoy these CD's. The music transports you to those special times and brings back the memories of the films and what was going on in your life during that time. These CD's will be cherished for a lifetime and more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pure Enjoyment

    All those great songs from the movies are here in these CDs. So often you will hear a classical score that fits the movie so well and not have any idea what it's title is or who wrote it. Then there are all the pieces written specifically for the movies by people like John Williams and James Horner "our modern day composers". Theses CDs have it all. I enjoy listening to then turned up loud, I enjoy having them on down low as background music. Everyone who hears them comments on them.

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