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Best Of Classics
     

Best Of Classics

 
Supraphon's Best of Classics is a 10-disc box set of excerpts and short pieces drawn from the label's backlist. Each disc is devoted to the music of a specific composer, and some of the best-known compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven,

Overview

Supraphon's Best of Classics is a 10-disc box set of excerpts and short pieces drawn from the label's backlist. Each disc is devoted to the music of a specific composer, and some of the best-known compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Antonin Dvorák, Leos Janácek, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bedrich Smetana, Johann Strauss, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, and Antonio Vivaldi are represented.The performances by Czech and other eastern European musicans date, with rare exception, from the middle to late 20th century, and the majority of the selections are digitally mastered analog recordings, with some variability in volume and clarity, though the sound quality is quite good for reproduction of this vintage. This collection is a fine starter set for casual listeners, at least for the purpose of becoming acquainted with these classical greatest hits. But because of the lack of promotion of the performers and their original releases, this set is less successful as a sampler of Supraphon's catalog. The discs are packaged in cardboard sleeves, and the thin booklet provides track listings and recording information.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2010
Label:
Supraphon
UPC:
0099925401320
catalogNumber:
4013
Rank:
242364

Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: 3. Allegro
  2. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: 2. Largo
  3. Concerto in tromba marina, for 2 violins, 2 recorders, 2 mandolins, 2 chalumeaux, 2 theorbos, cello, strings & continuo in C, RV 558
  4. Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532: 2. Andante
  5. Piccolo (Flautino) Concerto, for piccolo (or recorder/flute), strings & continuo in C major, RV 443
  6. 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 - Tempo impetuoso d'Estate
  7. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2), Op. 8/2, RV 315: 2. Adagio
  8. Double Cello Concerto, for 2 cellos, strings & continuo in G Minor, RV 531
  9. Double Orchestra Concerto, for 2 violins, 2 recorders, cello; 2 violins, 2 recorders, cello, organ, 2 strings & continuo in A, RV 585
  10. Chamber Concerto, for flute or violin, violin, bassoon or cello & continuo in G minor, RV 106
  11. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
  12. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: 1. Allegro moderato
  13. Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74: 4. Finale. Adagio lamentoso
  14. Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74: 2. Allegro con grazia
  15. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: 3. Allegro moderato
  16. The Sleeping Beauty, suite for orchestra, Op. 66a: 4. Panorama
  17. Symphony No. 1 in G minor ("Winter Dreams"), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto
  18. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1. Allegro ma non troppo e molto maestoso
  19. Künstler-Leben (Artists' Life), waltz for orchestra, Op. 316 (RV 316)
  20. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228
  21. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Act 1. Masquerade Waltz
  22. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Carnival March
  23. Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), operetta (RV 511): Act 3. March-Couplet. Von des Tajo Strand, wo mit
  24. Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood), waltz for orchestra, Op. 354 (RV 354)
  25. Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), operetta (RV 511): Act 1. Als flotter Geist, doch früh verwaist
  26. Annen-Polka, for orchestra, Op. 117 (RV 117)
  27. Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), operetta (RV 511): Act 2. Wer uns getraut
  28. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Overture
  29. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Act 2. Mein Herr Marquis
  30. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)
  31. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Act 2. Serenade. Ninana, Ninana, hier will ich sin
  32. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Overture
  33. Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast No. 2), JB 1:112/2
  34. Am Seegestade - Eine Erinnerung (On the Seahore - A Memory), concert etude for piano in G sharp minor, JB 1:80 (Op. 17)
  35. Georginen-Polka (Dahlia Polka), for piano in D major, JB 1:2
  36. Louisen-Polka (Louisina Polka), for piano in E flat major, JB 1:1
  37. Czech Dances (10) for piano, Book 2, JB 1:114: Furiant
  38. Z domoviny (From the Homeland), pieces (2) for violin & piano, JB 1:118
  39. String Quartet No. 1 in E minor ("Z mého, zivota," "From My Life"), JB 1:105: 1. Allegro vivo appassionato
  40. Piano Trio in G minor, JB 1:64 (Op. 15): 1. Moderato assai
  41. Dalibor, opera, JB 1:101: Act 3. Scene 3. It's the third night
  42. Dalibor, opera, JB 1:101: Act 1. Scene 4. Oh, didst thou hear it, friend, in
  43. Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Act 1. Scene 2. Faithful love
  44. Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Act 1. Scene 1. Let us rejoice, let's be merry
  45. Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Overture
  46. Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: 1. Allegro vivace
  47. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 3. Allegro assai
  48. Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504: 3. Presto. Finale
  49. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture
  50. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: 1. Allegro
  51. Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Rex tremendae
  52. Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Dies irae
  53. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Overture
  54. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio
  55. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: 1. Allegro
  56. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: 1. Allegro molto
  57. The Cunning Little Vixen, suite for orchestra (arranged and orchestrated by Václav Talich)
  58. Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra, JW 6/15
  59. Srbské kolo (Serbian Round Dance), for orchestra, JW 6/13
  60. Kozácek (The Cossack Dance), for orchestra, JW 6/12
  61. Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2: 4. Presto
  62. Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2: 3. Andante con moto
  63. Suite for string orchestra, JW 6/2: 2. Adagio
  64. Lachian (Lasské) Dances (6) for orchestra, JW 6/17
  65. Suite (Serenade) for orchestra, Op. 3, JW 6/6: 2. Adagio
  66. Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18: 5. Andante con moto - Allegretto
  67. Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18: 2. Moderato
  68. Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18: 1. Allegretto
  69. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): 4. Allegro con fuoco
  70. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): 2. Largo
  71. Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163 (Op.88) (first published as No. 4): 3. Allegretto grazioso
  72. Slavonic Dance No. 15 for piano, 4 hands in C major, B. 145/7 (Op. 72/7)
  73. Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (Op. 104): 1. Allegro
  74. Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22): 1. Moderato
  75. Violin Concerto in A minor, B. 96/B. 108 (Op. 53): 1. Allegro ma non troppo
  76. Carnival (Karneval), concert overture, B. 169 (Op. 92)
  77. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202
  78. Etude for piano No. 24 in C minor, Op. 25/12, CT. 37
  79. Etude for piano No. 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25
  80. Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT. 6
  81. Polonaise for piano in G minor, KK IIa/1, CT. 161 (B. 1)
  82. Prelude for piano No. 24 in D minor, Op. 28/24, CT. 189
  83. Prelude for piano No. 16 in B flat minor, Op. 28/16, CT. 181
  84. Prelude for piano No. 8 in F sharp minor, Op. 28/8, CT. 173
  85. Prelude for piano No. 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172
  86. Nocturne for piano No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
  87. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  88. Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207
  89. Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198
  90. Impromptu for piano in A flat major, Op. 29, CT. 43
  91. Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT. 2
  92. Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  93. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: 4. Presto - Allegro assai. Ode to Joy
  94. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55: 1. Allegro con brio
  95. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: 3. Rondo. Vivace
  96. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2. Allegretto
  97. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: 1. Allegro ma non troppo
  98. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67: 1. Allegro con brio
  99. The Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079: Canon perpetuus
  100. Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1. Preludio
  101. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: 2. Air
  102. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: 1. Ouverture
  103. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie
  104. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 1. Allemande
  105. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 3. Allegro
  106. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3. Allegro assai
  107. Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046: 1. Allegro
  108. Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor (reconstruction), BWV 1059R: 3. Presto
  109. Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor (reconstruction), BWV 1059R: 2. Adagio
  110. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  111. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 1. Vivace
  112. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 3. Sarabande
  113. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesus bleibet meine Freude
  114. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)

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