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Ultimate Classical Dreams - The Essential Masterpieces

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Dvorak, Antonin : Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
>Anonymous : Jeux interdits
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 no 1
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita
>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in G flat major, D 899, no 9
>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Schubert, Franz : "Trout" Quintet
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F major ("Serenade"), Op. 3/5, H. 3/17 (spurious, possibly by Hoffstetter)
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Suite for 2 Violins, Cello and Piano (left hand)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schubler Chorale no 1), BWV 645 (BC K22
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Puccini, Giacomo : Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 1
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: 2. Adagio [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: 2. Romance
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performers: Samuel Sanders (Piano); Heinrich Schiff (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 :: 2. Adagio [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Dietfried Gürtler (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Weller Quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: 2. Air ("Air on the G String")
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
  • Performers: István Hajdu (Piano); Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Anonymous : Jeux interdits
  • Performer: Pepe Romero (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 no 1
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita :: 3. Adagio
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1781

>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913-1914

>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in G flat major, D 899, no 9
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Borodin, Alexander : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major :: 3. Notturno
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Schubert, Franz : "Trout" Quintet
  • Performers: Gunther Breitenbach (Viola); Johann Krump (Double Bass); Clifford Curzon (Piano); Nikolaus Hubner (Cello); Willi Boskovsky (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1819

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major :: 2. Adagio [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Maria Graf (Harp); Irena Grafenauer (Flute)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Eduardo Fernández (Guitar)
  • Conductor: George Malcolm
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F major ("Serenade"), Op. 3/5, H. 3/17 (spurious, possibly by Hoffstetter) :: Andant
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: by 1777

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly :: Romance
  • Performer: Alexander Kerr (Violin)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Suite for 2 Violins, Cello and Piano (left hand) :: 4. Lied
  • Performers: Mats Lidstrom [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Kjell Lysell (Violin); Bengt Forsberg (Piano); Ulf Forsberg (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo, ma non tanto
  • Performers: Maurice Hasson (Violin); Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento (Trio)
  • Performers: Brigitte Fassbaender; Tom Krause (Baritone); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Conductor: Karl Munchinger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Paradisum
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Dôme épais le jasmin (Flower Duet)
  • Performers: Jane Berbié (Voice); Joan Sutherland (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performers: Marie Goossens (Harp); Jascha Silberstein (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale no 1), BWV 645 (BC K22
  • Conductor: Raymond Agoult
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet :: Walk to the Paradise Garden
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 10 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1901

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra mai fu (Largo)
  • Performers: Daniel Phillips (Organ); Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: Neil Page
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Iona Brown (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 16 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: 2. Air (Air on the G string)
  • Performer: Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 :: 3. Adagio
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 14 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" :: 2. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Puccini, Giacomo : Chrysanthemums, elegy for string quartet
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 1 :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1 :: Intermezzo
  • Performers: Dorothy Masella (Harp); Robert Langevin (Flute)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 :: 2. Romanza (Andante)
  • Performer: Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Barry Tuckwell
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: Love Theme [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 10 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Rose Adagio
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Christopher Hirons (Violin); Jaap Schroder [Violin/Conductor] (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 3. Adagio
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Misha Dichter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Performer: Jeffrey Khaner (Flute)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano); Lynn Harrell (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 14 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910