Classical Heartbreakers: The Most Moving Classical Music of All Time

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2004
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 724358534528
  • Catalog Number: 85345
  • Sales rank: 4,761

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening) - Horacio Gutiérrez (3:24)
  2. 2 Intermezzo - Philharmonia Orchestra (3:43)
  3. 3 Variation No. 18 - Cécile Ousset (3:02)
  4. 4 O mio babbino caro - Charles Mackerras (2:48)
  5. 5 II. Adagio (opening) - Ton Koopman (2:33)
  6. 6 Beim Schlafengehen ("Nun der Tag mich müd' gemacht") song for soprano & - Klaus Tennstedt (6:26)
  7. 7 Theme - Iain Sutherland (5:05)
  8. 8 Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 [Frankie an - Moura Lympany (4:58)
  9. 9 Conclusion - John Barbirolli (3:10)
  10. 10 Ebben? ne andrò lontana - Philharmonia Orchestra (4:54)
  11. 11 I. Adagio sostenuto (extract) - Moura Lympany (3:59)
  12. 12 II. Adagio (opening) - Philharmonia Orchestra (4:25)
  13. 13 E lucevan le stelle - Georges Prêtre (3:05)
  14. 14 Nocturne for piano No. 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49) - Maria Tipo (4:24)
  15. 15 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Qua - Eugene Ormandy (6:24)
  16. 16 Adagio Für Streicher - London Philharmonic Orchestra (3:48)
  17. 17 II. Andante - Jerzy Maksymiuk (6:10)
  18. 18 Va, pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves) - Bernard Haitink (5:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Extract - Academy of Ancient Music (5:53)
  2. 2 The Heart Asks Pleasure first / The Promise (3:15)
  3. 3 Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song - David Abel (4:00)
  4. 4 Aria - Maria Tipo (3:05)
  5. 5 Barcarolle - Choeurs René Ducios (3:52)
  6. 6 II. Adagio sostenuto (opening) - Cécile Ousset (4:32)
  7. 7 Nimrod - Adrian Boult (3:58)
  8. 8 Vissi d'arte - Georges Prêtre (3:04)
  9. 9 Cavatina - Manuel Barrueco (3:17)
  10. 10 II. Adagio (opening) - Lászlo Varga (4:40)
  11. 11 J'ai perdu mon Eurydice - Jerzy Maksymiuk (3:32)
  12. 12 Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16 - Jerzy Maksymiuk (4:15)
  13. 13 Attendo, attendo ... Addio del passato - Myung-Whun Chung (3:51)
  14. 14 II. Largo ma non tanto (opening) - Christian Ferras (2:36)
  15. 15 III. Adagio (Who Wants To Live Forever - Save Me) - Tolga Kashif (5:58)
  16. 16 II. Romance (Larghetto) (opening) - Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowi (4:08)
  17. 17 In paradisum - Stephen Cleobury (3:28)
  18. 18 My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic") - David Abel (4:22)
  19. 19 Conclusion - André Previn (5:35)
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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
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus and 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
Iain Sutherland Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus Choir, Chorus
Paris Conservatory Concert Society Orchestra Performing Ensemble
The 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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