Classical Heartbreakers: The Most Moving Classical Music of All Time

Classical Heartbreakers: The Most Moving Classical Music of All Time


The aptly named Classical Heartbreakers collects two discs' worth of moving compositions that have also been featured in renowned films, including Chopin's "Nocturne in C sharp minor," which appeared in The Pianist; Mascagni's "Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana),"…  See more details below


The aptly named Classical Heartbreakers collects two discs' worth of moving compositions that have also been featured in renowned films, including Chopin's "Nocturne in C sharp minor," which appeared in The Pianist; Mascagni's "Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)," which was featured in Raging Bull; and Bach's "Goldberg Variations -- Aria," a musical highlight from The English Patient. Other highlights include John Williams' theme from Schindler's List; Offenbach's "Barcarolle (Les Contes d'Hoffmann)," which appeared in Life Is Beautiful; and "Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise" from Michael Nyman's score for The Piano. Gershwin, Verdi, and Fauré are some of the other composers featured on this collection, which should please fans of films and classical music alike.

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Release Date:
Warner Classics


Disc 1

  1. I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening)  - Horacio Gutiérrez
  2. Intermezzo  -  Philharmonia Orchestra
  3. Variation No. 18  - Cécile Ousset
  4. O mio babbino caro  - Charles Mackerras
  5. II. Adagio (opening)  - Ton Koopman
  6. Beim Schlafengehen ("Nun der Tag mich müd' gemacht") song for soprano &  - Klaus Tennstedt
  7. Theme  - Iain Sutherland
  8. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 [Frankie an  - Moura Lympany
  9. Conclusion  - John Barbirolli
  10. Ebben? ne andrò lontana  -  Philharmonia Orchestra
  11. I. Adagio sostenuto (extract)  - Moura Lympany
  12. II. Adagio (opening)  -  Philharmonia Orchestra
  13. E lucevan le stelle  - Georges Prêtre
  14. Nocturne for piano No. 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49)  - Maria Tipo
  15. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Qua  - Eugene Ormandy
  16. Adagio Für Streicher  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra
  17. II. Andante  - Jerzy Maksymiuk
  18. Va, pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)  - Bernard Haitink

Disc 2

  1. Extract  -  Academy of Ancient Music
  2. The Heart Asks Pleasure first / The Promise
  3. Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song  - David Abel
  4. Aria  - Maria Tipo
  5. Barcarolle  -  Choeurs René Ducios
  6. II. Adagio sostenuto (opening)  - Cécile Ousset
  7. Nimrod  - Adrian Boult
  8. Vissi d'arte  - Georges Prêtre
  9. Cavatina  - Manuel Barrueco
  10. II. Adagio (opening)  - Lászlo Varga
  11. J'ai perdu mon Eurydice  - Jerzy Maksymiuk
  12. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16  - Jerzy Maksymiuk
  13. Attendo, attendo ... Addio del passato  - Myung-Whun Chung
  14. II. Largo ma non tanto (opening)  - Christian Ferras
  15. III. Adagio (Who Wants To Live Forever - Save Me)  - Tolga Kashif
  16. II. Romance (Larghetto) (opening)  -  Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
  17. In paradisum  - Stephen Cleobury
  18. My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic")  - David Abel
  19. Conclusion  - André Previn

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moura Lympany   Piano
Yehudi Menuhin   Violin,Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Steve Morse   Guitar
André Previn   Piano,Conductor
Maria Callas   Soprano (Vocal)
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano (Vocal)
Carlo Bergonzi   Tenor (Vocal)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Eugene Ormandy   Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Riccardo Muti   Conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Performing Ensemble
Montserrat Caballé   Soprano (Vocal)
Robert Cohen   Cello
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bernard Haitink   Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Neville Marriner   Conductor
Jordi Savall   Viola Da Gamba
Tullio Serafin   Conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Adrian Boult   Conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Philadelphia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Manuel Barrueco   Guitar
Stephen Cleobury   Conductor
Myung-Whun Chung   Conductor
Dmitri Alexeev   Piano
John Barbirolli   Conductor
Walter Süsskind   Conductor
Simon Rattle   Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Eliot Gardiner   Conductor
Lucia Popp   Soprano (Vocal)
David Abel   Conductor
Charles Mackerras   Conductor
Georges Prêtre   Conductor
New World Philharmonic   Performing Ensemble
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf   Soprano (Vocal)
Bath Festival Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
André Cluytens   Conductor
Jeannine Collard   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Garrick Ohlsson   Piano
Lászlo Varga   Cello
Cécile Ousset   Piano
Tasmin Little   Violin
Maria Tipo   Piano
Ton Koopman   Harpsichord
René Duclos Choir   Choir, Chorus
Jerzy Maksymiuk   Conductor
Christian Ferras   Violin
Horacio Gutiérrez   Piano
Lyon National Opera Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Klaus Tennstedt   Conductor
John Ogdon   Piano
Tolga Kashif   Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Iain Sutherland   Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Paris Conservatory Concert Society Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hungarian Quartet   String Quartet
Polish National Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Norman del Mar   Conductor

Technical Credits

Tomaso Albinoni   Composer
Samuel Barber   Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Max Bruch   Composer
Edward Elgar   Composer
Gabriel Fauré   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Gustav Mahler   Composer
Pietro Mascagni   Composer
Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Dmitry Shostakovich   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Michael Nyman   Composer,Director,Producer
James Horner   Composer
Alfredo Catalani   Composer
Christoph Willibald Gluck   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Claude Debussy   Composer
Stanley Myers   Composer
Francesco Sartori   Composer
Tolga Kashif   Arranger,Composer

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