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Classical Hits: The Best Music from Today's Classical Superstars
     

Classical Hits: The Best Music from Today's Classical Superstars

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It's called Classical Hits, but it's much more. Sure, there's plenty of Puccini (performed by Renée Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti) and a touch of Vivaldi and Bach. But you'll also get music from the motion pictures Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Gladiator, Braveheart, Titanic, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Broadway classics by Andrew

Overview

It's called Classical Hits, but it's much more. Sure, there's plenty of Puccini (performed by Renée Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti) and a touch of Vivaldi and Bach. But you'll also get music from the motion pictures Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Gladiator, Braveheart, Titanic, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Broadway classics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein; and crossover favorites from Russell Watson, Mark O'Connor, Yo-Yo Ma, and Bond. Classical hits, yes, but only for starters.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Focusing on more modern artists performing modern classical standards, Classical Hits is an interesting addition to the world of classical compilations. Featuring artists as diverse as Yo Yo Ma and Sarah Brightman, this pulls together several recognizable compositions onto one good collection. Of the modern songs found on the album, John Williams' "Duel of the Fates" and James Horner's "Rose" are probably the most recognizable. But many other modern composers, including Ennio Morricone and Andrew Lloyd Weber, find their way onto the album as well. Anyone interested in what is happening in commercial classical music will probably find this album a treat, and even fans of the individual songs found here will probably enjoy the other compositions as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998970229
catalogNumber:
89702

Tracks

  1. Andrew Lloyd Weber: Pie Jesu  - Charlotte Church
  2. Victory  -  Bond
  3. John Williams: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace: Duel of the Fates
  4. Andrew Lloyd Webber: Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again  - Sarah Brightman
  5. James Horner: Titanic: Rose
  6. Ennio Moricone / Chiara Ferrau: Nella fantasia  - Russell Watson
  7. Gabriel Fauré: Pavane  - John Williams [guitar]
  8. Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro  - Renée Fleming
  9. J. S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  - Yo-Yo Ma
  10. Di Capua: O sole mio  - Luciano Pavarotti  - Plácido Domingo  - José Carreras
  11. Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story: Maria  - Joshua Bell
  12. Dmitri Shostakovich: The Second Waltz (Music From the Soundtrack to "Eyes Wide Shut")  - André Rieu
  13. Hans Zimmer: Gladiator: Now We Are Free
  14. Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Eternal Vow  - Yo-Yo Ma
  15. Carl Orff: Carmina Burana: O fortuna  - John Williams [composer]
  16. James Horner: Theme from Braveheart
  17. Jeremiah Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary  - Wynton Marsalis
  18. Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Spring  - Gil Shaham
  19. Appalachia Waltz  - Yo-Yo Ma  - Mark O'Connor  - Edgar Meyer
  20. Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Nessun dorma  - Luciano Pavarotti

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Edgar Meyer   Bass
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Williams [composer]   Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma   Cello
Luciano Pavarotti   Tenor (Vocal),Track Performer
Sarah Brightman   Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
José Carreras   Tenor (Vocal)
Plácido Domingo   Tenor (Vocal)
John Williams [guitar]   Guitar
Joshua Bell   Violin,Track Performer
James Horner   Conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Renée Fleming   Soprano (Vocal)
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet,Track Performer
Mark O'Connor   Violin
André Rieu   Violin
Gil Shaham   Violin,Track Performer
Charlotte Church   Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
John "Buddy" Williams   Conductor
Russell Watson   Tenor (Vocal)
Bond   String Quartet

Technical Credits

Gabriel Fauré   Composer
Edgar Meyer   Arranger
William David Brohn   Arranger
André Rieu   Arranger
J. Allen Williams   Arranger
Giovanni Capurro   Lyricist

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Classical Hits: The Best Music from Today's Classical Superstars 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to this album in the store and was blown away. So many incredible artists performing incredible songs in one album! The Gladiator theme song was the icing on the cake for me. What a beautiful and inspiring song. I couldn't have asked for a better compilation of hits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this collection of music. There are no so-so songs, only beautiful music and summed up with Pavarotti's "Nessun dorma!" Could you ask for more? Turn on this disc, sit back and relax.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our whole family really enjoys this CD and it is a frequent request on trips (even from the teenagers). A great variety of inspiring music.