Latest & Greatest Stars of Classical

Latest & Greatest Stars of Classical

Universal's Latest & Greatest Stars of Classical is a 3-CD package of vocal, instrumental, orchestral, and choral music, performed by many famous and not so famous artists. Among the household names are André Rieu, Katherine Jenkins, Charlotte Church, Lang Lang, Bryn Terfel, Kiri Te Kanawa, Mario Lanza, and José Carreras, but there are many more who are perhaps less


Universal's Latest & Greatest Stars of Classical is a 3-CD package of vocal, instrumental, orchestral, and choral music, performed by many famous and not so famous artists. Among the household names are André Rieu, Katherine Jenkins, Charlotte Church, Lang Lang, Bryn Terfel, Kiri Te Kanawa, Mario Lanza, and José Carreras, but there are many more who are perhaps less recognizable, and prospective listeners may find many tracks are by relative unknowns. Stylistically, it is a sampling of some of the most popular classical, adult contemporary, and crossover music, so there is considerable flexibility of genre identification and no particular rationale for the selections, beyond the accessibility of the music. Perhaps the least satisfying aspect of the collection is the heavy reliance on brief excerpts from operas, films, and musicals, or short instrumental pieces that pop up alongside vocal numbers, dramatically changing the mood and flow of the discs. As a result, this isn't especially enjoyable as background music because of its unevenness and unpredictability. However, this set is aimed at a wide audience, and the scattershot program seems designed to refresh the memory of the label's roster of musicians, rather than to permit a deep appreciation of their work.

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Disc 1

  1. Strauss & Co.
  2. Time To Say Goodbye
  3. Requiem: Pie Jesu
  4. Hallelujah
  5. Sous le dome Epais (The Flower Duet)
  6. Gnossienne No. 1
  7. She Was Beautiful
  8. The Heart Asks Pleasure First (from The Piano)
  9. You Raise Me up
  10. Act 2. Lascia ch'io pianga
  11. Bedshaped (Cosi)
  12. Storm
  13. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  14. How Can I Keep From Singing
  15. Benedictus
  16. Pokarekare Ana
  17. O Holy Night
  18. Who Wants To Live Forever
  19. Ave Maria
  20. Theme

Disc 2

  1. We'll Meet Again
  2. Explosive
  3. Walking in the Air
  4. Barcarolle (Belle nuit, O nuit d'amour)
  5. Prayer in the Night
  6. Of For the Wings of a Dove
  7. The Prayer
  8. Eli Jenkins' Prayer (Sunset Poem - Every Morning When I Wake)
  9. My Love is Like a Red Red Rose (O My Luve is Like a Red Red Rose)
  10. Sailing (Album version)
  11. The Ash Grove
  12. Amazing Grace
  13. The Lord is My Shepherd
  14. Agnus Dei
  15. Nocturne
  16. May It Be (from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
  17. Main Theme
  18. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  19. Angel
  20. World in Union

Disc 3

  1. La Donna è Mobile
  2. Act 1. Recondita Armonia
  3. Après un Rêve
  4. Quando m'en vo (Musetta's Waltz)
  5. Hedwig's Theme
  6. La Delaissado
  7. My Heart Will Go On (Instrumental)
  8. One Voice
  9. 3. Allegro - Danza Pastorale
  10. Minuetto
  11. Clair de Lune
  12. Air
  13. Air
  14. Pastoral
  15. Madrigal
  16. [Excerpt]
  17. Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9
  18. 2. Largo
  19. Waltz
  20. 1. Allegro

Album Credits

Performance Credits

London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Choirboys   Vocal Ensemble
José Carreras   Tenor (Vocal)
Mario Lanza   Vocals
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano (Vocal)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Nicholas Dodd   Conductor
Lesley Garrett   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Sally Herbert   Conductor
Aled Jones   Vocals
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
James Morgan   Conductor
Nic Raine   Conductor
André Rieu   Violin
Vanessa-Mae   Violin
Bryn Terfel   Vocals
Howard Blake   Vocals
Andrew Greenwood   Conductor
Irish Film Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Charlotte Church   Vocals
Prague Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
James Fitzpatrick   Conductor
Angelis   Children's Chorus
Lang Lang   Piano
Catrin Finch   Harp
Herbert Blomstedt   Conductor
Budapest Film Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Cliff Masterson   Conductor
Amici Forever   Vocal Ensemble
I Solisti Italiani   Ensemble
Katherine Jenkins   Vocals
Celticana   Ensemble
Rhys Meirion   Vocals
Vittorio Grigolo   Vocals
Jean-Jacques Kantorow   Conductor
Andrew Manze   Conductor
Bruno Rigutto   Piano
Nicky Spence   Tenor (Vocal)
All Angels   Vocal Ensemble
Welsh National Opera Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Nicola Benedetti   Violin
Alain Planès   Piano
Metro Singers   Vocal Ensemble
Jonathan Ansell   Tenor (Vocal)
Fron Male Voice Choir   Choir, Chorus
Danielle de Niese   Vocals
Czech Film Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Only Men Aloud   Choir, Chorus
Priests   Vocal Ensemble
Faryl Smith   Vocals
Myleene Klass   Piano
Escala   String Quartet
Camilla Kerslake   Vocals
Stravaganza Köln   Performing Ensemble
Ensemble Cymru   Ensemble
Trinití   Vocal Ensemble
Russell Watson   Tenor (Vocal)
Bond   String Quartet
Philharmonia Quartet Berlin   Ensemble
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Stephen Barlow   Conductor
Telephilmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln   Performing Ensemble
Prague Symphonia   Performing Ensemble
Tara Scammell   Vocals
Orchestre d'Auvergne   Performing Ensemble
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dresden Staatskapelle   Performing Ensemble
Camerata Bern   Performing Ensemble
Joe McElderry   Vocals
Thomas Fru   Conductor
Spiritual Angels Choir   Vocal Ensemble
Choirgirl Isabel   Vocals
Miloš Karadaglic   Guitar
Anthony Ingliss   Conductor

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Samuel Barber   Composer
Luigi Boccherini   Composer
Joseph Canteloube   Composer
Arcangelo Corelli   Composer
Léo Delibes   Composer
Gabriel Fauré   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Franz Lehár   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Sergey Prokofiev   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Johann Strauss   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Antonio Vivaldi   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Michael Nyman   Composer
Erik Satie   Composer
Enya   Composer
Barry Manilow   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Cleo Laine   Composer
John Williams [composer]   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Brian May   Composer
Sarah McLachlan   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
James Horner   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Claude Debussy   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Karl Jenkins   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Larry Muhoberac   Composer
Stanley Myers   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Barrington Pheloung   Composer
Gavin Sutherland   Composer
André Rieu   Arranger
Vanessa-Mae   Composer
Emmerich Kálmán   Composer
Howard Blake   Composer
Rolf Lovland   Composer
Hughie Charles   Composer
Aaron Hill   Librettist,Composer
James Shearman   Composer
Francesco Sartori   Composer
Sacha Skarbek   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Robert Burns   Composer
Sam Babenia   Composer
Tim Rice-Oxley   Composer
Tonci Huljic   Arranger,Composer
Lucio Quarantotto   Composer
Peter Pears   Arranger
Giuseppe Giacosa   Librettist
Luigi Illica   Librettist
Brendan Graham   Composer
Francesco Maria Piave   Librettist
Welsh Traditional   Composer
Philippe Gille   Librettist
Edmond Gondinet   Librettist
Robat Arwyn   Composer
Petter Skavlan   Composer
John Brunning   Composer
A.H.D. Troyte   Composer
Richard Hughes   Composer
Nick Chapman   Artwork

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