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>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>     The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 1 in E 'La primavera'
>     1. Allegro
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>     Toccata
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>     3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>     1. Allegro con brio
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture
>     Conclusion
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ode to Joy (An die Freude) (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>     1. Allegro molto moderato (opening)
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11/3
>     Alla marcia
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32
>     Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>     1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Gloria all'Egitto
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>     Dance of the Knights
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance, March. no 1
>     Conclusion
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor
>     1. Allegro ma non tanto
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 3 in C minor 'Organ', Op. 78
>     Maestoso - Allegro
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>     2. Adagio sostenuto
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Incidental Music, Op. 23
>     Morning
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
>     Romance
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade
>     The Story of the Kalender Prince
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>     Méditation
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>     Polovtsian Dances
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>     Adagio of and Phrygia
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo and Juliet
>     Fantasy Overture
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A, Op. 92
>     2. Allegretto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
>     2. Largo ma non tanto
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Theme
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>     Dance of the Reed Flutes
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F 'Pastoral', Op. 68
>     5. Allegretto
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140
>     Zion hört die Wächter
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Mass, D. 872
>     Sanctus
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Berlioz, Hector : L'Enfance du Christ
>     L'Adieu des bergers
>Gounod, Charles : St. Cecilia Mass
>     Sanctus
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>     In paradisum
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Solemn Vespers, K. 339
>     Laudate Dominum
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem
>     Ingemisco
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     I know that my Redeemer liveth
>     Hallelujah Chorus
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation
>     The Heavens are Telling
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem
>     Pie Jesu
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K. 626
>     Lacrimosa

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 1 in E 'La primavera'
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ode to Joy (An die Freude) (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11/3
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance, March. no 1
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony no 3 in C minor 'Organ', Op. 78
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Incidental Music, Op. 23
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo and Juliet
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A, Op. 92
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F 'Pastoral', Op. 68
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Mass, D. 872
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Berlioz, Hector : L'Enfance du Christ
>Gounod, Charles : St. Cecilia Mass
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Solemn Vespers, K. 339
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K. 626
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>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto no 1 in E 'La primavera' :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 :: Toccata
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 :: 3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
  • Performer: Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture :: Conclusion
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ode to Joy (An die Freude) (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 1. Allegro molto moderato (opening)
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11/3 :: Alla marcia
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32 :: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 :: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
  • Performer: Horacio Gutierrez (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 8 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Gloria all'Egitto
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet :: Dance of the Knights
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1848

>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance, March. no 1 :: Conclusion
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor :: 1. Allegro ma non tanto
  • Performer: Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Symphony no 3 in C minor 'Organ', Op. 78 :: Maestoso - Allegro
  • Performer: Matthias Eisenberg (Organ)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 2. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Incidental Music, Op. 23 :: Morning
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly :: Romance
  • Performers: Piers Lane (Piano); Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade :: The Story of the Kalender Prince
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Méditation
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovtsian Dances
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus :: Adagio of and Phrygia
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo and Juliet :: Fantasy Overture
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A, Op. 92 :: 2. Allegretto
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  • Performers: Christian Ferras (Violin); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Dance of the Reed Flutes
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F 'Pastoral', Op. 68 :: 5. Allegretto
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140 :: Zion hört die Wächter
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Mass, D. 872 :: Sanctus
  • Performer: Wolfgang Meyer (Organ)
  • Conductor: Karl Forster
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1826-1827

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Panis angelicus
  • Conductor: Maurice Handford
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Berlioz, Hector : L'Enfance du Christ :: L'Adieu des bergers
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 10/1850-07/1854

>Gounod, Charles : St. Cecilia Mass :: Sanctus
  • Performers: Heinz Hoppe; Henriette Puig-Roget (Organ)
  • Conductor: Jean-Claude Hartemann
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In paradisum
  • Performers: Jose-Luis Garcia (Violin); Peter Barley (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Solemn Vespers, K. 339 :: Laudate Dominum
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1865

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem :: Ingemisco
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Performer: Stephen Layton (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: I know that my Redeemer liveth
  • Performer: Elizabeth Harwood
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation :: The Heavens are Telling
  • Performers: Heather Harper (Soprano); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1798

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem :: Pie Jesu
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Henriette Puig-Roget (Organ)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K. 626 :: Lacrimosa
  • Performer: David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741