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50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music
     

The 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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2011
Label:
X5 Music Group
UPC:
7340070436136
catalogNumber:
105
Rank:
22757

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna

    1. O Fortuna  (02:42)
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air

    1. Air  (04:14)
  3. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Morning Mood

    1. Morning Mood  (03:44)
  4. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67: Allegro con brio

    1. Allegro con brio  (07:28)
  5. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  (04:53)
  6. Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement  (03:30)
  7. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11  (08:22)
  8. The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), concertos (4) for violin, strings & continuo ("Il cimento" Nos. 1-4) , Op. 8/1 - 4: Spring. Allegro

    1. Spring. Allegro  (03:12)
  9. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries

    1. Ride of the Valkyries  (05:11)
  10. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  (05:13)
  11. Aida, opera: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

    1. Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves  (04:59)
  12. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Jupiter

    1. Jupiter  (07:45)
  13. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): Largo

    1. Largo  (12:49)

Disc 2

  1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: Allegro

    1. Allegro  (05:44)
  2. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante

    1. Andante  (07:17)
  3. Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5  (02:38)
  4. Thaïs, opera in 3 acts: Meditation

    1. Meditation  (05:01)
  5. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, for orchestra in D major, Op. 39/1  (05:45)
  6. Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa

    1. Lacrimosa  (02:49)
  7. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)  (05:51)
  8. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59  (03:16)
  9. Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Habanera

    1. Habanera  (02:12)
  10. The Swan Lake, suite, Op. 20a: Scéne

    1. Scéne  (03:01)
  11. Gymnopedie for piano No. 1  (03:40)
  12. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: Ode to Joy

    1. Ode to Joy  (02:32)

Disc 3

  1. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Overture

    1. Overture  (06:58)
  2. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)  (02:34)
  3. Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: In the Hall of the Mountain King

    1. In the Hall of the Mountain King  (02:43)
  4. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Adagio sostenuto

    1. Adagio sostenuto  (05:36)
  5. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Allegro

    1. Allegro  (05:51)
  6. Adagio in C minor for strings & organ (previously attributed to Tomaso Albinoni)  (08:32)
  7. Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26  (08:01)
  8. Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5 [aka Op. 13/5], G. 275)  (03:48)
  9. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: Allegro molto

    1. Allegro molto  (07:02)
  10. Cavatina (from "The Deer Hunter")  (03:59)
  11. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Dies irae - Tuba mirum

    1. Dies irae - Tuba mirum  (03:54)
  12. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: Adagietto

    1. Adagietto  (10:49)

Disc 4

  1. Má Vlast (My Fatherland), symphonic poems (6), JB 1:112: Vitava

    1. Vitava  (11:26)
  2. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50  (05:07)
  3. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: Vivace

    1. Vivace  (03:38)
  4. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle

    1. Barcarolle  (03:33)
  5. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Overture

    1. Overture  (06:24)
  6. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): Rondo Alla Turca

    1. Rondo Alla Turca  (03:25)
  7. L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 1, from the incidental music: Prelude

    1. Prelude  (06:53)
  8. Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8: Allegro

    1. Allegro  (02:27)
  9. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228  (03:05)
  10. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14  (05:50)
  11. Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84: Overture

    1. Overture  (07:57)
  12. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus

    1. Hallelujah Chorus  (03:32)

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