Latest & Greatest Stars of Classical

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/2014
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 698458932921
  • Catalog Number: 1105963
  • Sales rank: 298,223

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Strauss & Co. (3:51)
  2. 2 Time To Say Goodbye (3:47)
  3. 3 Requiem: Pie Jesu (3:27)
  4. 4 Hallelujah (3:47)
  5. 5 Sous le dome Epais (The Flower Duet) (3:51)
  6. 6 Gnossienne No. 1 (3:22)
  7. 7 She Was Beautiful (2:43)
  8. 8 The Heart Asks Pleasure First (from The Piano) (3:25)
  9. 9 You Raise Me up (3:43)
  10. 10 Act 2. Lascia ch'io pianga (4:58)
  11. 11 Bedshaped (Cosi) (4:11)
  12. 12 Storm (3:46)
  13. 13 Bridge Over Troubled Water (4:34)
  14. 14 How Can I Keep From Singing (2:59)
  15. 15 Benedictus (3:33)
  16. 16 Pokarekare Ana (3:16)
  17. 17 O Holy Night (3:32)
  18. 18 Who Wants To Live Forever (4:16)
  19. 19 Ave Maria (3:03)
  20. 20 Theme (3:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 We'll Meet Again (3:23)
  2. 2 Explosive (3:12)
  3. 3 Walking in the Air (3:25)
  4. 4 Barcarolle (Belle nuit, O nuit d'amour) (2:22)
  5. 5 Prayer in the Night (3:16)
  6. 6 Of For the Wings of a Dove (6:18)
  7. 7 The Prayer (4:27)
  8. 8 Eli Jenkins' Prayer (Sunset Poem - Every Morning When I Wake) (3:13)
  9. 9 My Love is Like a Red Red Rose (O My Luve is Like a Red Red Rose) (4:44)
  10. 10 Sailing (Album version) (4:33)
  11. 11 The Ash Grove (3:47)
  12. 12 Amazing Grace (4:02)
  13. 13 The Lord is My Shepherd (2:54)
  14. 14 Agnus Dei (6:25)
  15. 15 Nocturne (3:39)
  16. 16 May It Be (from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) (4:47)
  17. 17 Main Theme (2:45)
  18. 18 Somewhere Over the Rainbow (3:29)
  19. 19 Angel (4:28)
  20. 20 World in Union (3:34)
Disc 3
  1. 1 La Donna è Mobile (2:14)
  2. 2 Act 1. Recondita Armonia (2:10)
  3. 3 Après un Rêve (2:42)
  4. 4 Quando m'en vo (Musetta's Waltz) (2:30)
  5. 5 Hedwig's Theme (5:07)
  6. 6 La Delaissado (4:35)
  7. 7 My Heart Will Go On (Instrumental) (5:04)
  8. 8 One Voice (3:22)
  9. 9 3. Allegro - Danza Pastorale (3:59)
  10. 10 Minuetto (3:52)
  11. 11 Clair de Lune (4:50)
  12. 12 Air (5:12)
  13. 13 Air (3:53)
  14. 14 Pastoral (3:27)
  15. 15 Madrigal (3:42)
  16. 16 [Excerpt] (5:51)
  17. 17 Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 (4:37)
  18. 18 2. Largo (2:11)
  19. 19 Waltz (3:44)
  20. 20 1. Allegro (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
The 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
The 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
The 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
The Priests Vocal Ensemble
Faryl Smith Vocals
Myleene Klass Piano
Escala String Quartet
Camilla Kerslake Vocals
La 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
Spiritual Angels Vocal Ensemble
Thomas Fru Conductor
The 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
A. L. Webber Composer
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Jacques Offenbach Composer
Sergey Prokofiev Composer
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Johann Strauss II 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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