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Classic FM Hall of Fame 2012

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2
>     2nd movement
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>     Nimrod
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1
>     3rd movement
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma!
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1
>     Prelude
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>     Adagio of and Phrygia
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers
>     Duet
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>Mealor, Paul : Wherever You Are, song
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>     1st movement
>Shore, Howard [Composer] : Lord of the Rings
>     Fellowship of the Ring
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Jenkins, Karl : Benedictus (from The Armed Man
>     Benedictus
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 'Pastoral'
>     1st movement
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>     Summer
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>     3rd movement
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 101 'Clock'
>     2nd movement
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     Drinking Song
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>     1st movement
>     2nd movement
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Einaudi, Ludovico : Le Onde (The Wave), for piano
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 'From the New World'
>     2nd movement
>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
>Grieg, Edvard : Piano Concerto
>     2nd movement
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>     The Montagues and Capulets
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>     O fortuna

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>Mealor, Paul : Wherever You Are, song
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Shore, Howard [Composer] : Lord of the Rings
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Jenkins, Karl : Benedictus (from The Armed Man
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 'Pastoral'
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 101 'Clock'
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Einaudi, Ludovico : Le Onde (The Wave), for piano
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 'From the New World'
>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
>Grieg, Edvard : Piano Concerto
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 :: 2nd movement
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 :: 3rd movement
  • Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma!
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 :: Prelude
  • Performer: Maurice Gendron (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus :: Adagio of and Phrygia
  • Conductor: Aram Khachaturian
  • Notes: Composition written: 1955.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers :: Duet
  • Performers: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor); Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 14 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Mealor, Paul : Wherever You Are, song
  • Conductor: Gareth Malone
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: 1st movement
  • Performer: Emma Johnson (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 12 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Shore, Howard [Composer] : Lord of the Rings :: Fellowship of the Ring
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2001

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
  • Performer: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 15 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Jenkins, Karl : Benedictus (from The Armed Man :: Benedictus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 'Pastoral' :: 1st movement
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 12 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Summer
  • Performer: Simon Standage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 :: 3rd movement
  • Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Semkov
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 101 'Clock' :: 2nd movement
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1793-1794

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Drinking Song
  • Performers: Mirella Freni; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Leone Magiera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 1st movement
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 2nd movement
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/11/1830.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/11/1830

>Einaudi, Ludovico : Le Onde (The Wave), for piano
  • Performer: Ludovico Einaudi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 'From the New World' :: 2nd movement
  • Conductor: Iván Fischer
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
  • Performer: Craig Ogden (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Grieg, Edvard : Piano Concerto :: 2nd movement
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet :: The Montagues and Capulets
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana :: O fortuna
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936