Classical Music 101

Classical Music 101

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RCA's Classical Music 101 is a clever execution of a timely concept, collecting (you guessed it) 101 famous classical themes and associating them with the movies, television shows, and commercials that have brought them to the public at large. The intent is to show newcomers that they already know more classical music than they think they do, and in doing soSee more details below

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RCA's Classical Music 101 is a clever execution of a timely concept, collecting (you guessed it) 101 famous classical themes and associating them with the movies, television shows, and commercials that have brought them to the public at large. The intent is to show newcomers that they already know more classical music than they think they do, and in doing so entice them to learn more by exploring RCA's catalog of full-length recordings (conveniently indexed in the track listing). But it is also a convenient reference for those who might need to remind themselves of how a famous tune goes, or forget where the melody that's been stuck in their head all day came from. Classical Music 101 is not a real listening experience any more than collecting the hooks from every famous pop song onto one CD would be. It's a reference -- a reminder of already familiar things that allows you to connect them with their original contexts. When considered that way, it's a brilliant execution. And since every recording is in splendid RCA sound, often performed by the finest musicians of the last 50 years, the quality is superb.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828766369120
catalogNumber:
63691
Rank:
17903

Tracks

  1. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni): Excerpt  - Tomaso Albinoni  -  Baroque Chamber Orchestra  -  Stratta
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air on the G String (Excerpt)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Lucerne Festival Strings  -  Baumgartner
  3. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Allegro assai (excerpt)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Lucerne Festival Strings  -  Baumgartner
  4. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria (Excerpt)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Peter Serkin
  5. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Excerpt)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Leopold Stokowski  -  London Symphony Orchestra  -  Norman Luboff Choir
  6. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37): Excerpt  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  7. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11: Excerpt  - Samuel Barber  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  - Karl Munch
  8. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67: Mvmt. 1 (Excerpt)  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Erich Leinsdorf  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra
  9. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: Mvmt. 4 (Excerpt)  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  New York Philharmonic  - Zubin Mehta
  10. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59: Excerpt  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Nelly Kokinos
  11. Ruins of Athens, incidental music, Op. 113: Turkish March (Excerpt)  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  12. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Mvmt. 1 (Excerpt)  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Jörg Demus
  13. Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): March to the Scaffold (Excerpt)  - Hector Berlioz  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  - Georges Prêtre
  14. Marche de Rákóczy (Rákóczy March), for orchestra (Le damnation de Faust), H. 109: Excerpt  - Hector Berlioz  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  15. Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Habanera (Excerpt) / Toreador Song (Excerpt)  - Georges Bizet  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  16. Minuet in A major, arrangements (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5 [aka Op. 13/5], G. 275): Excerpt  - Luigi Boccherini  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  17. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dance No. 17 (Excerpt)  - Alexander Borodin  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  18. Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: No. 5 (Excerpt)  -  London Festival Orchestra and Chorus  - Johannes Brahms
  19. Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4: Excerpt  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Johannes Brahms  - Arthur Fiedler
  20. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212: Excerpt  - Frédéric Chopin  - Géza Anda
  21. Waltz for piano No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 34/1, CT. 208: Excerpt  - Frédéric Chopin  - Géza Anda
  22. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202: Marche funèbre (Excerpt)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Emanuel Ax
  23. Appalachian Spring, ballet for 13 instruments: Simple Gifts (Excerpt)  - Aaron Copland  - Aaron Copland  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra
  24. Fanfare for the Common Man, for brass & percussion (from Symphony No. 3): Excerpt  - Aaron Copland  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  25. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3: Excerpt  - Claude Debussy  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  26. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86: Excerpt  - Claude Debussy  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  27. Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet (Excerpt)  - Léo Delibes  - Richard Kapp  -  Philharmonia Virtuosi
  28. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): Mvmt. 2 ("Going Home Theme") (Excerpt)  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  - Antonin Dvorak  - Arthur Fiedler
  29. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orchestra: Excerpt  - Paul Dukas  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  30. Pomp and Circumstance March No.1, for orchestra in D major, Op. 39/1: Excerpt  - Edward Elgar  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  31. Ritual Fire Dance, for orchestra (from "El Amor brujo"): Excerpt  - Manuel de Falla  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  32. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50: Excerpt  - Gabriel Fauré  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  33. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé): Excerpt  - George Gershwin  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  34. An American in Paris, tone poem for orchestra: Excerpt  - George Gershwin  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  35. Funeral March of a Marionette, for piano or orchestra in D minor: Excerpt  - Charles Gounod  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  36. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: Excerpt  - Edvard Grieg  - Kjell Baekkelund  - Odd Grüner-Hegge  -  Osso Philharmonic
  37. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: Morning (Excerpt)  - Edvard Grieg  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  38. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus (Excerpt)  - George Frideric Handel  - Thomas Beecham  -  Royal Philharmonic Chorus  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  39. Water Music Suite No.2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Alla Hornpipe (Excerpt)  - George Frideric Handel  -  Lucerne Festival Strings  -  Baumgartner
  40. Symphony No. 94 in G major ("Surprise"/"The Drumstroke"/"Mit dem Paukenschlag"), H. 1/94: Mvmt. 2 (Excerpt)  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Jean-François Paillard
  41. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Mars (Excerpt)  - Gustav Holst  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  42. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: Sabre Dance (Excerpt)  - Aram Khachaturian  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  43. Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba (Excerpt)  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Plácido Domingo  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  44. Hungarian Rhapsody, for orchestra No. 2 in C sharp minor (after piano No. 12), S. 359/2 (LW G21/2): Excerpt  - Franz Liszt  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  45. Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3): Excerpt  - Franz Liszt  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  46. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo (Excerpt)  - Pietro Mascagni  - James Levine  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  47. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March (Excerpt)  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  48. Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90: Mvmt. 4 (Excerpt)  - Felix Mendelssohn  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  - Karl Munch
  49. Rondeau, for brass, strings & timpani (from Suite of Symphonies No. 1; "Masterpiece Theater" Theme): [Excerpt]  - Jean-Joseph Mouret  - Harry Rabinowitz  -  United Kingdom Symphony
  50. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante (Excerpt)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Symphony Orchestra  - Géza Anda  - Géza Anda
  51. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Mvmt. 1 (Excerpt)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Erich Leinsdorf  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra
  52. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture (Excerpt)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  53. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): Rondo alla turca (Excerpt)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Walter Hautzig
  54. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: Mvmt. 1 (Excerpt)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Jean-François Paillard
  55. Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy gore), symphonic poem, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: Excerpt  - Modest Mussorgsky  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  56. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel: Great Gate of Kiev (Excerpt)  - Modest Mussorgsky  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  57. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle (Excerpt)  - Jacques Offenbach  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  58. Orphée aux enfers, operetta in 2 acts: Theme 2. Can Can (Excerpt)  - Jacques Offenbach  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  59. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O fortuna (Excerpt)  - Carl Orff  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  -  New England Conservatory Chorus  - Seiji Ozawa
  60. Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337: Canon (Excerpt)  - Johann Pachelbel  -  Baroque Chamber Orchestra  -  Stratta
  61. Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2 for orchestra, Op. 64 ter: Montagues & Capulets (Excerpt)  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Erich Leinsdorf  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra
  62. Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60: Lt. Kijé's Wedding (Excerpt)  - Sergey Prokofiev  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  63. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma (Excerpt)  - Erich Leinsdorf  - Giacomo Puccini  - Jussi Björling  -  Rome Opera House Orchestra  -  Rome Opera House Chorus
  64. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: Mvmt. 2 (Excerpt)  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Michael Tilson Thomas  - Barry Douglas  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  65. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: Mvmt. 3. Opening (Excerpt)  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - André Previn  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  66. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), in A minor for piano & orchestra, Op. 43: Var. 18 (Excerpt)  - Sergey Rachmaninov  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler  - Leonard Pennario
  67. Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano): Excerpt  - Maurice Ravel  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  - Karl Munch
  68. The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan): Excerpt  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  69. Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar & orchestra: Adagio (Excerpt)  - Joaquín Rodrigo  - Julian Bream  - John Eliot Gardiner  -  Monteverdi Orchestra
  70. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Overture (Excerpt) / Largo al factotum (Excerpt)  - Gioachino Rossini  - Erich Leinsdorf  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Fritz Reiner
  71. Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell): Theme 2 (Excerpt)  - Gioachino Rossini  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  72. Danse macabre, song for voice & orchestra: Excerpt  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  73. Gymnopedie for piano No.1: Excerpt  - Erik Satie  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  74. Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759: Excerpt  - Franz Schubert  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  - Karl Munch
  75. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6): Excerpt  - Franz Schubert  -  Robert Shaw Chorale
  76. Finlandia Hymn (Finlandia Hymni), for chorus & organ (or harmonium), Op. 113/12: Finale (Excerpt)  - Morton Gould  - Jean Sibelius  -  Morton Gould & His Orchestra
  77. Valse Triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1: Excerpt  -  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Jean Sibelius  - Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  78. The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band: Excerpt  - John Philip Sousa  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  79. Semper Fidelis, march for band: Excerpt  - John Philip Sousa  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  80. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314): Excerpt  - Johann Strauss  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  81. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for orchestra, Op. 325 (RV 325): Excerpt  - Johann Strauss  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  82. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176): Fanfare (Excerpt)  - Richard Strauss  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Fritz Reiner
  83. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Infernal Dance & Main theme (Excerpt)  - Igor Stravinsky  - Erich Leinsdorf  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra
  84. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Waltz of the Flowers (Excerpt)  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  85. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Waltz (Excerpt)  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  86. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Waltz (Excerpt)  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  87. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Theme 2 (Excerpt)  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  88. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: Opening (Excerpt)  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Barry Douglas  -  Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  89. 1812 -- Festival Overture, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 49: Finale (Excerpt)  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Fritz Reiner
  90. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love"): Excerpt  - Ralph Vaughan Williams  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  91. Aida, opera: Grand March (Excerpt)  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Boston Pops Orchestra  - Arthur Fiedler
  92. Il Trovatore, opera: Anvil Chorus (Excerpt)  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Arturo Basile  -  Rome Opera House Orchestra  -  Rome Opera House Chorus
  93. La Traviata, opera: Libiamo (drinking song) (Excerpt)  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Carlo Bergonzi  - Georges Prêtre  -  RCA Italiana Opera Chorus  -  RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
  94. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Dies irae (Excerpt)  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  -  Chicago Symphony Chorus  - Georg Solti
  95. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile (Excerpt)  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Plácido Domingo  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  96. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: Allegro (Excerpt)  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Jose-Luis Garcia (Asensio)
  97. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: Largo (Excerpt)  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Jose-Luis Garcia (Asensio)
  98. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Bridal Chorus (Excerpt)  - Richard Wagner  -  RCA Victor Orchestra  -  Robert Shaw Chorale
  99. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries (Excerpt)  - Richard Wagner  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra

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