Ultimate Classical Dreams: The Essential Masterpieces

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  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947814849
  • Catalog Number: 001280302
  • Sales rank: 4,000

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3 - Claude Debussy & Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra (4:33)
  2. 2 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & Samuel Barber (8:44)
  3. 3 Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio [Excerpt] - Marisa Robles & Joaquín Rodrigo (5:49)
  4. 4 Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo - Pietro Mascagni & Gianandrea Gavazzeni (3:13)
  5. 5 Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: 2. Romance: Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (6:08)
  6. 6 Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Gabriel Fauré & Charles Dutoit (6:39)
  7. 7 Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109 - Frédéric Chopin & Vladimir Ashkenazy (4:03)
  8. 8 The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements - Camille Saint-Saëns & Samuel Sanders (2:35)
  9. 9 Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C major, D. 956 (Op. posth. 163): 2. Adagio [Excerpt] - Franz Schubert & Weller Quartet (5:17)
  10. 10 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: 2. Air ("Air on the G String") - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (3:43)
  11. 11 Songs my mother taught me (Als die alte Mutter), song for voice & piano (Gypsy Melodies), B. 104/4 (Op. 55/4) - Arthur Grumiaux & Antonin Dvorák (2:10)
  12. 12 Jeux Interdits ("Spanish Romance"), for guitar - Anonymous & Pepe Romero (1:49)
  13. 13 Nocturne for piano No. 1 in E flat Minor, Op. 33/1 - Pascal Rogé & Gabriel Fauré (7:45)
  14. 14 Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a): 3. Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (5:43)
  15. 15 Sospiri, adagio for strings, harp & organ, Op. 70 - Edward Elgar & Neville Marriner (4:53)
  16. 16 Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2) - Joseph Canteloube & English Chamber Orchestra (6:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto - Ludwig van Beethoven & Vladimir Ashkenazy (6:11)
  2. 2 Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (7:20)
  3. 3 A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Nocturne - Felix Mendelssohn & Charles Dutoit (6:40)
  4. 4 Impromptu for piano in G flat major, D. 899/3 (Op. 90/3) - Franz Schubert & Radu Lupu (6:34)
  5. 5 String Quartet No. 2 in D major: 3. Notturno: Allegro - Borodin Quartet & Alexander Borodin (8:14)
  6. 6 Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor, SF. 935 (often transposed to C minor): 2. Adagio - Alessandro Marcello & Heinz Holliger (4:26)
  7. 7 Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (Op. posth. 114): 2. Andantino [Excerpt] - Franz Schubert & Willi Boskovsky (3:48)
  8. 8 Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): 2. Adagio [Excerpt] - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (8:35)
  9. 9 Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93: 2. Largo - Gian Francesco Malipiero & Antonio Vivaldi (5:11)
  10. 10 String Quartet in F major ("Serenade"), Op. 3/5, H. 3/17 (spurious, possibly by Hoffstetter): Andante cantabile - Franz Joseph Haydn & I Musici (4:49)
  11. 11 The Gadfly, suite from the film score, Op. 97a (assembled by Atovmyan): Romance - Dmitry Shostakovich & Riccardo Chailly (3:50)
  12. 12 Suite for 2 violins, cello & piano left hand, Op. 23: 4. Lied - Bengt Forsberg & Erich Wolfgang Korngold (3:44)
  13. 13 Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo, ma non tanto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (6:31)
  14. 14 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento (Trio) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Brigitte Fassbaender (2:39)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (3:07)
  2. 2 Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thäis") - Jules Massenet & Richard Bonynge (5:42)
  3. 3 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Paradisum - Gabriel Fauré & Charles Dutoit (3:19)
  4. 4 Gymnopedie for piano No. 1 - Claude Debussy & Erik Satie (2:55)
  5. 5 Lakmé, opera: Dôme épais le jasmin (Flower Duet) - Léo Delibes & Joan Sutherland (5:04)
  6. 6 The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements - Camille Saint-Saëns & Marie Goossens (3:19)
  7. 7 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Raymond Agoult (5:33)
  8. 8 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus - Giacomo Puccini & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (2:59)
  9. 9 Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36: Nimrod - Edward Elgar & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (3:17)
  10. 10 A Village Romeo & Juliet, lyric drama, RT i/6: Walk to the Paradise Garden - Frederick Delius & Charles Mackerras (10:15)
  11. 11 Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Gabriel Fauré & Charles Dutoit (6:43)
  12. 12 Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass - David Cullen & César Franck (4:26)
  13. 13 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu (Largo) - George Frideric Handel & English Sinfonia (2:39)
  14. 14 The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Neville Marriner (16:09)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: 2. Air (Air on the G string) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (5:23)
  2. 2 Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 2. Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Clifford Curzon (7:06)
  3. 3 Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3. Adagio - Sergey Rachmaninov & Vladimir Ashkenazy (14:19)
  4. 4 Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile - Ludwig van Beethoven & Vladimir Ashkenazy (5:02)
  5. 5 Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), elegy for string quartet - Giacomo Puccini & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (7:11)
  6. 6 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: 2. Adagio - Johannes Brahms & Joshua Bell (9:13)
  7. 7 L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 1, from the incidental music: Adagietto - Georges Bizet & Charles Dutoit (3:13)
  8. 8 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Intermezzo - Georges Bizet & Charles Dutoit (2:37)
  9. 9 Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: 2. Largo - Ludwig van Beethoven & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (11:10)
  10. 10 Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: 2. Romanza (Andante) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (4:58)
  11. 11 Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16 - Frédéric Chopin & Vladimir Ashkenazy (4:25)
  12. 12 Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love Theme [Excerpt] - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (3:14)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, for orchestra - Richard Wagner & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (10:37)
  2. 2 The Sleeping Beauty, suite for orchestra, Op. 66a: Rose Adagio - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Richard Bonynge (6:37)
  3. 3 Romance for violin & orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam (7:53)
  4. 4 Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto - Johann Sebastian Bach & Academy of Ancient Music (6:45)
  5. 5 Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 3. Adagio - Julian Lloyd Webber & Edward Elgar (5:19)
  6. 6 Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3) - Franz Liszt & Misha Dichter (3:59)
  7. 7 Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86 - Claude Debussy & Vladimir Ashkenazy (10:07)
  8. 8 Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: 2. Adagio - Edvard Grieg & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (6:43)
  9. 9 Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Vladimir Ashkenazy (6:58)
  10. 10 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras - London Philharmonic Orchestra & Ralph Vaughan Williams (14:34)
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