50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

by London Philharmonic Orchestra
     
 

The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music consists of famous selections performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of David Parry, with additional appearances by violinist Pieter Schoeman, pianist See more details below

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The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music consists of famous selections performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of David Parry, with additional appearances by violinist Pieter Schoeman, pianist Finghin Collins, and guitarist Craig Ogden. While the term "greatest" may be debatable in the instance of some of the pieces, "popular" is a description that's easier to support, for there's no denying the staying power of these pieces. Indeed, some are so well-loved, they have become obligatory on such collections and are likely found in most listeners' collections. Pachelbel's ubiquitous "Canon in D major" and the spurious Albinoni "Adagio" (actually composed by Remo Giazotto) are here, as is Stanley Myers' "Cavatina" from The Deer Hunter, though most of the tracks are excerpted sections from longer works, such as operas, concertos, symphonies, and choral works. In this way, the masters from Bach and Vivaldi to Rachmaninov and Mahler are generously represented, so even though the album gives merely a sample of what each composer's music is like, the quantity of tracks makes it a broad introductory survey.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2011
Label:
X5 Music Group
UPC:
7340070436136
catalogNumber:
105
Rank:
10839

Tracks

  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus  - George Frideric Handel  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  2. Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84: Overture  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  3. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14  - Sergey Rachmaninov  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  4. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228  - Johann Strauss  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  5. Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8: Allegro  - Arcangelo Corelli  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  6. L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 1, from the incidental music: Prelude  - Georges Bizet  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  7. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): Rondo Alla Turca  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  8. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Overture  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  9. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle  - Jacques Offenbach  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  10. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Vivace  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  11. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50  - Gabriel Fauré  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  12. Má Vlast (My Fatherland), symphonic poems (6), JB 1:112: Vitava  - Bedrich Smetana  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  13. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: Adagietto  - Gustav Mahler  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  14. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Dies irae - Tuba mirum  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  15. Cavatina (from "The Deer Hunter")  - Stanley Myers  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  16. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: Allegro molto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  17. Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5 [aka Op. 13/5], G. 275)  - Luigi Boccherini  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  18. Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26  - Jean Sibelius  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  19. Adagio in C minor for strings & organ (previously attributed to Tomaso Albinoni)  - Remo Giazotto  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  20. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  21. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Adagio sostenuto  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  22. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: In the Hall of the Mountain King  - Edvard Grieg  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  23. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)  - Charles Gounod  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  24. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Overture  - Gioachino Rossini  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  25. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: Ode to Joy  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  26. Gymnopedie for piano No. 1  - Erik Satie  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  27. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Scéne  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  28. Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Habanera  - Georges Bizet  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  29. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  30. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)  - Johann Strauss  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  31. Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  32. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, for orchestra in D major, Op. 39/1  - Edward Elgar  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  33. Thaïs, opera in 3 acts: Meditation  - Jules Massenet  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  34. Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5  - Johannes Brahms  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  35. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  36. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: Allegro  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  37. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): Largo  - Antonin Dvorák  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  38. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Jupiter  - Gustav Holst  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  39. Aida, opera: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  40. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  - Claude Debussy  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  41. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries  - Richard Wagner  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  42. The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), concertos (4) for violin, strings & continuo ("Il cimento" Nos. 1-4) , Op. 8/1 - 4: Spring. Allegro  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  43. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11  - Samuel Barber  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  44. Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement  - Johann Pachelbel  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  45. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  - Frédéric Chopin  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  46. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67: Allegro con brio  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  47. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Morning Mood  - Edvard Grieg  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  48. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus
  49. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna  - Carl Orff  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - David Parry  - Finghin Collins  -  London Chorus

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