The #1 Classical Album

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Another entry in the popular series from Universal Classics that includes The #1 Opera Album, #1 Tenor Album, and #1 Soprano Album, The #1 Classical Album offers two discs of the most popular works of classical music, performed by great instrumentalists, singers, orchestras, and conductors. Whether Vivaldi's Four Seasons is your thing or you swoon to Pavarotti singing "Nessun dorma," there's something here to satisfy every classical music taste. And for the novice, The #1 Classical Album, with A-list performers from beginning to end, makes an ideal introduction to the world of classical music.
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Editorial Reviews

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Another entry in the popular series from Universal Classics that includes The #1 Opera Album, #1 Tenor Album, and #1 Soprano Album, The #1 Classical Album offers two discs of the most popular works of classical music, performed by great instrumentalists, singers, orchestras, and conductors. Whether Vivaldi's Four Seasons is your thing or you swoon to Pavarotti singing "Nessun dorma," there's something here to satisfy every classical music taste. And for the novice, The #1 Classical Album, with A-list performers from beginning to end, makes an ideal introduction to the world of classical music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/2002
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947093329
  • Catalog Number: 470933
  • Sales rank: 88,099

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30: Opening - Richard Strauss & Georg Solti (1:40)
  2. 2 Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Overture, finale - Gioachino Rossini & Riccardo Chailly (3:13)
  3. 3 Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood - Edvard Grieg & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (4:01)
  4. 4 O Sole Mio for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Eduardo di Capua & Penny Bennett (3:22)
  5. 5 Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air - Johann Sebastian Bach & Karl Münchinger (3:42)
  6. 6 Suite for orchestra No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie - Johann Sebastian Bach & Penny Bennett (1:29)
  7. 7 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sandor Végh (6:43)
  8. 8 Radetsky-Marsch for orchestra, Op. 228 - Johann Strauss I & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (2:56)
  9. 9 Violin Concerto No.1, in G minor, Op. 26: Adagio - Max Bruch & Rudolf Kempe (8:43)
  10. 10 Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Penny Bennett (5:38)
  11. 11 Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2) - Joseph Canteloube & Penny Bennett (6:44)
  12. 12 Waltz for piano in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212 - Frédéric Chopin & Vladimir Ashkenazy (1:52)
  13. 13 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," ("Hunting Cantata"), BWV 208: Sheep may safely graze - Johann Sebastian Bach & Penny Bennett (4:29)
  14. 14 The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane), opera in 4 acts with a prologue: The Flight of the Bumblebee - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov & Vladimir Ashkenazy (1:17)
  15. 15 Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano): Finale - Maurice Ravel & Charles Dutoit (5:23)
  16. 16 Les Contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle - Jacques Offenbach & Penny Bennett (4:02)
  17. 17 Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni), T. Mi 26 - Penny Bennett & Tomaso Albinoni (6:37)
  18. 18 Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234 - Johann Strauss II / Josef Strauss & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (2:37)
  19. 19 Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from "Das Land des Lächelns"), for voice & piano (or orchestra): Dein ist mein ganzes herz - Franz Lehár & Zubin Mehta (3:36)
  20. 20 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna - Carl Orff & Riccardo Chailly (2:35)
  21. 21 Suite for Jazz Orchestra, No. 2: 2. Waltz - Dmitry Shostakovich & Riccardo Chailly (3:42)
  22. 22 Adagio for strings (arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), for string quartet/string orchestra), Op. 11 - Samuel Barber & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (8:40)
  23. 23 Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute, & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera Sir John In Love) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Neville Marriner (4:17)
  24. 24 Violin Concerto ("La Primavera", The Four Seasons) for violin, strings & continuo in E ("Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: No. 1, Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi & Neville Marriner (3:12)
  25. 25 The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) for brass, winds, & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) - Jeremiah Clarke & Penny Bennett (2:47)
  26. 26 Canon and Gigue for 3 violins & continuo in D major: Canon - Johann Pachelbel & Penny Bennett (4:31)
  27. 27 Casanova, musical comedy (Strauss works arr. by Benatzky): Nuns' Chorus - Johann Strauss II & Penny Bennett (3:34)
  28. 28 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto - Ludwig van Beethoven & Vladimir Ashkenazy (5:28)
  29. 29 Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love theme - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (3:15)
  30. 30 Warsaw Concerto for piano & orchestra - Richard Addinsell & Moshe Atzmon (9:00)
  31. 31 Symphony No. 9, arranged for piano, 4 hands ("From the New World"), B. 521: 3. Largo - Excerpt - Antonin Dvorák & Georg Solti (5:36)
  32. 32 Nutcracker, ballet, Op.71: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1:37)
  33. 33 Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio - Excerpt - Joaquín Rodrigo & Charles Dutoit (5:30)
  34. 34 Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - George Frideric Handel & Neville Marriner (3:10)
  35. 35 Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO1: No. 5 in G minor - Johannes Brahms & Walter Weller (2:11)
  36. 36 Méditation (from opera "Thäis"), violin & orchestra version and various arrangements - Jules Massenet & Penny Bennett (5:40)
  37. 37 Turandot, opera: Nessun Dorma - Giacomo Puccini & Penny Bennett (2:59)
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