Classical Blast: The Most Exhilarating Music in the Universe!

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The title says it all: Classical Blast: The Most Exhilarating Music in the Universe collects some of the most explosive orchestral music ever written. Lift off to Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (the 2001 theme), the "March to the Scaffolds" from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Beethoven's immortal "Ode to Joy," and much more. And at only a few dollars per disc, it's a heavenly bargain.
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Editorial Reviews

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The title says it all: Classical Blast: The Most Exhilarating Music in the Universe collects some of the most explosive orchestral music ever written. Lift off to Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (the 2001 theme), the "March to the Scaffolds" from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Beethoven's immortal "Ode to Joy," and much more. And at only a few dollars per disc, it's a heavenly bargain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • Label: Denon Records
  • UPC: 795041732828
  • Catalog Number: 17328
  • Sales rank: 190,348

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176): Sehr Breit - Richard Strauss (1:49)
  2. 2 Symphony No. 3 in C minor ("Organ"), Op. 78: Finale - Camille Saint-Saëns (8:45)
  3. 3 Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World," first published as No. 5), B. 178 (Op. 95): Finale - Antonin Dvorák (12:08)
  4. 4 Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): 4. March to the Scaffold - Hector Berlioz (6:21)
  5. 5 Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35: Festival in Baghdad / The Sea / The Ship Goes to P - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (12:19)
  6. 6 Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy gore), symphonic poem, edited by Stokowski - Modest Mussorgsky (10:36)
  7. 7 Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral") Op. 125: 4. Ode to Joy - Ludwig van Beethoven (25:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Toreador March - Georges Bizet (2:13)
  2. 2 Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: Finale - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (9:09)
  3. 3 Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351: Prelude - George Frideric Handel (9:42)
  4. 4 The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Mars, Bringer of War - Gustav Holst (7:13)
  5. 5 Mass (Msa glagolskaja) for soloists, double chorus, orchestra & organ ("Glagolitic Mass"), JW 3/9: Intrada - Leos Janácek (1:43)
  6. 6 Pacific 231, symphonic movement for orchestra (Mouvement symphonique No. 1), H53 - Arthur Honegger (6:26)
  7. 7 Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2 for orchestra, Op. 64 ter: Montagues and Capulets - Sergey Prokofiev (5:40)
  8. 8 Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: Finale - Dmitry Shostakovich (11:31)
  9. 9 Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: Finale - Gustav Mahler (14:28)
  10. 10 Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel: Great Gates of Kiev - Modest Mussorgsky (5:46)
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