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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
No collection of classical favorites can include everything, although some try! One of the main attractions of this compilation is its balance of lyricism and liveliness. While it includes chart-toppers like Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and Pachelbel's Canon, it also offers less obvious but well-loved works such as Fauré's heart-melting Pavane and the sparkling scherzo from Mendelssohn's Octet. Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, world-renowned for their polished performances, are in top form here. The analog recordings were made between 1974 and 1980 and sound warmer and clearer than many new all-digital efforts. This is an ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
No collection of classical favorites can include everything, although some try! One of the main attractions of this compilation is its balance of lyricism and liveliness. While it includes chart-toppers like Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and Pachelbel's Canon, it also offers less obvious but well-loved works such as Fauré's heart-melting Pavane and the sparkling scherzo from Mendelssohn's Octet. Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, world-renowned for their polished performances, are in top form here. The analog recordings were made between 1974 and 1980 and sound warmer and clearer than many new all-digital efforts. This is an ideal introduction to classical music -- and a bargain, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1999
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 724357328920
  • Catalog Number: 73289
  • Sales rank: 139,817

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Eine kleine Nachtmusik, serenade for orchestra, No 13 in G major, K 525 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (16:45)
  2. 2 Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni), T. Mi 26 - Tomaso Albinoni & Neville Marriner (7:54)
  3. 3 Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20: Scherzo in G minor - arranged for orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn & Neville Marriner (4:16)
  4. 4 Canon and Gigue for 3 violins & continuo in D major: Canon - Johann Pachelbel & Neville Marriner (5:05)
  5. 5 German dances (3) K. 605, for orchestra, No. 3 in C major ("Die Schlittenfahrt") K. 605/3 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (3:14)
  6. 6 Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (3:38)
  7. 7 Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Gabriel Fauré & Neville Marriner (6:21)
  8. 8 Minuet for strings (String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5, G. 275) - Luigi Boccherini & Neville Marriner (4:00)
  9. 9 String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11: Andante cantabile - arranged by Marriner, Nevillearranged for string - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Neville Marriner (6:21)
  10. 13–14 Elegiac Melodies (2) for orchestra (or piano), Op. 34: Unspecified excerpt - Edvard Grieg & Neville Marriner (8:58)
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Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Primary Artist
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