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CLASSIC LOVE is billed as "over two hours of the world's most passionate classical music." There certainly are moments of surging, hot-blooded excitement on this two-disc set -- as in the ecstatic "Liebestod" (Love-Death) from Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" -- but most of the selections create moods of tender intimacy. The two CDs offer quite an assortment of styles, ranging from baroque bonbons like Albinoni's Adagio to romantic riches like the famous love theme from Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet." Some of the pieces have been shortened, doubtless to fit more music and increase the variety, so you only get excerpts from Ravel's "Bolero," for example. But once ...
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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
CLASSIC LOVE is billed as "over two hours of the world's most passionate classical music." There certainly are moments of surging, hot-blooded excitement on this two-disc set -- as in the ecstatic "Liebestod" (Love-Death) from Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" -- but most of the selections create moods of tender intimacy. The two CDs offer quite an assortment of styles, ranging from baroque bonbons like Albinoni's Adagio to romantic riches like the famous love theme from Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet." Some of the pieces have been shortened, doubtless to fit more music and increase the variety, so you only get excerpts from Ravel's "Bolero," for example. But once the music starts weaving its spell, you'll likely have other things on your mind besides textual authenticity.
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  • Release Date: 9/3/1996
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 706301500828
  • Catalog Number: 15008

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12 - Edward Elgar & BBC Symphony Orchestra (3:53)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byBBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis
  2. 2 Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16 - Frédéric Chopin & Boris Berezovsky (4:31)
    Composed byFrédéric Chopin
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byAndrew Davis
  3. 3 Spartacus, ballet: Adagio of Spartacus and Phygia [excerpt] - Bolshoi Theater Orchestra & Aram Khachaturian (4:43)
    Composed byAram Khachaturian
    Conducted byAlexander Lazarev
    Performed byBolshoi Theater Orchestra, Alexander Lazarev
  4. 4 Largo in F major, instrumental arrangement ("Ombra mai fu" from the opera Serse) - George Frideric Handel & János Rolla (3:32)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byJános Rolla
    Performed byJános Rolla, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
  5. 5 Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Adagio - Friedrich Gulda & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (6:29)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byNikolaus Harnoncourt
    Performed byRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  6. 6 Adagio for oboe, cello & strings - Domenico Zipoli & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (3:00)
    Composed byDomenico Zipoli
    Conducted byJean-François Paillard
    Performed byJean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra, Jean-François Paillard
  7. 7 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Adagio sostenuto - Ludwig van Beethoven & Rudolf Buchbinder (4:50)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byAndrew Davis
  8. 8 Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: Poco Allegretto - Johannes Brahms & Cleveland Orchestra (6:21)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
    Conducted byChristoph von Dohnányi
    Performed byCleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi
  9. 9 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: Andante - Dmitry Shostakovich & Elisabeth Leonskaja (6:59)
    Composed byDmitry Shostakovich
    Conducted byHugh Wolff
    Performed bySaint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff
  10. 10 Gymnopedie for piano No. 1 - Erik Satie & Michel Legrand (4:03)
    Composed byErik Satie
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byAndrew Davis
  11. 11 Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 - Claude Debussy & Monique Haas (5:25)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byAndrew Davis
  12. 12 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras: Excerpt - Ralph Vaughan Williams & BBC Symphony Orchestra (5:33)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byBBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis
  13. 13 Somewhere, song (from "West Side Story") - Leonard Bernstein & Güher Pekinel (2:32)
    Composed byLeonard Bernstein
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byPeter Sadko, Andrew Davis
  14. 14 Work(s): Last Sleep of the Virgin - Jules Massenet & John Eliot Gardiner (4:00)
    Composed byJules Massenet
    Conducted byJohn Eliot Gardiner
    Performed byJohn Eliot Gardiner, Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
  15. 15 Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) for piano, Op. 15: Träumerei (Dreaming) - Cyprien Katsaris & Robert Schumann (2:55)
    Composed byRobert Schumann
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byAndrew Davis
  16. 16 Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Liebestod [excerpt] - Richard Wagner & Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (6:47)
    Composed byRichard Wagner
    Conducted byTheodor Guschlbauer
    Performed byBamberg Symphony Orchestra, Theodor Guschlbauer
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: Adagio-moderato - Edward Elgar & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (7:53)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byJukka-Pekka Saraste
    Performed byFinnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  2. 2 Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (7:08)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byJean-François Paillard
    Performed byJean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra, Jean-François Paillard
  3. 3 Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Rudolf Buchbinder (2:46)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byAndrew Davis
  4. 4 Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni) - Tomaso Albinoni & János Rolla (8:28)
    Composed byTomaso Albinoni
    Conducted byJános Rolla
    Performed byJános Rolla, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
  5. 5 Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): [excerpt] - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (2:52)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byKurt Masur
    Performed byLeipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kurt Masur
  6. 6 Liebesträume, notturno for piano in A-flat major No. 3 (O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3) - Franz Liszt & Anne Queffélec (4:26)
    Composed byFranz Liszt
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byAndrew Davis
  7. 7 Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: Adagio - Edvard Grieg & François-René Duchâble (6:11)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Conducted byTheodor Guschlbauer
    Performed byTheodor Guschlbauer, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
  8. 8 Adagietto, for orchestra (from the Symphony No. 5): Adagietto [excerpt] - Gustav Mahler & New York Philharmonic (7:24)
    Composed byGustav Mahler
    Conducted byZubin Mehta
    Performed byNew York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta
  9. 9 Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: Adagio - Sergey Rachmaninov & New Philharmonia Orchestra (8:02)
    Composed bySergey Rachmaninov
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byNew Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Davis
  10. 10 Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337 - Johann Pachelbel & János Rolla (7:27)
    Composed byJohann Pachelbel
    Conducted byJános Rolla
    Performed byJános Rolla, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
  11. 11 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 - Samuel Barber & Lawrence Foster (8:22)
    Composed bySamuel Barber
    Conducted byLawrence Foster
    Performed byLawrence Foster, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  12. 12 Boléro, ballet for orchestra - Maurice Ravel & Cleveland Orchestra (5:03)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
    Conducted byChristoph von Dohnányi
    Performed byCleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi
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