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Simply the Best: Classical Anthems - 38 of the most powerful classical passages including Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, 'Mars' from Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra

Album Summary

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Requiem Mass
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets
>Wagner, Richard : The Die Walküre
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance March no 1
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Summer - Four Seasons
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathoustra
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture
>Grieg, Edvard : Piano Concerto
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Spring - Four Seasons
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : La The Royal Fireworks
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Variation 18)
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony for Organ no 3
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Simply the Best Classical Anthems - a 2CD collection featuring 38 of the most powerful classics on earth. Includes O'Fortuna (X Factor), Ride of the Valkyries (Apocolypse Now), Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 A Space Odyssey), Romeo And Juliet: Dance Of The Knights (The Apprentice).



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>Bottesini, Giovanni : Requiem Mass
  • Performer: Alain Lombard
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1877

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana :: O Fortuna
  • Performers: London Philharmonic Choir; Zubin Mehta; Southend Boys' Choir
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets :: Mars
  • Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); BBC Symphony Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Wagner, Richard : The Die Walküre :: The Ride of the Valkyries
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
  • Performer: Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra & Chorus
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
  • Performers: David Honeyball; London Brass Virtuosi
  • Conductor: David Honeyball
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance March no 1 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); BBC Symphony Orchestra (Piano); Edward Elgar (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Grand March
  • Performers: Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra & Chorus; Norbert Balatsch
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Summer - Four Seasons :: Presto
  • Performers: Claudio Scimone; Piero Toso (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum :: Prelude
  • Performer: Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: ?1692

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); BBC Symphony Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D Minor :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 :: First Movement
  • Performers: Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra; Joseph Keilberth
  • Conductor: Joseph Keilberth
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus :: Adagio [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Lazarev
  • Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh :: Sabre Dance
  • Performers: Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Lazarev
  • Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 :: First Movement
  • Performers: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Armin Jordan (Piano)
  • Conductor: Armin Jordan
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Performers: John Gardiner; Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun Dorma
  • Performers: Deutschen Opernorchester; Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathoustra :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Alain Lombard; Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Accordion)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Dance of the Knights [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem :: Dies Irae
  • Performers: Munchner Bach-Chor; Karl Richter (Organ)
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Grieg, Edvard : Piano Concerto :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Francois-René Duchable (Piano); Theodor Guschlbauer (Harpsichord); Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Accordion)
  • Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Spring - Four Seasons :: Allegro
  • Performers: Claudio Scimone; Piero Toso (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Performers: English Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : La The Royal Fireworks :: La Réjouissance from Music
  • Performers: Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra; Jean-François Paillard
  • Conductor: Jean-François Paillard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Performers: Raymond Leppard; Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 :: March to the Scaffold [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Alain Lombard; Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Accordion)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 04/1830

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Overture
  • Performers: Régine Crespin (Soprano); Alain Lombard; Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Accordion)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Theodor Guschlbauer (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); BBC Symphony Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets :: Jupiter [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); BBC Symphony Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 :: Ode to Joy
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim; Staatskapelle Berlin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Scene [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Lazarev
  • Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); BBC Symphony Orchestra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Variation 18)
  • Performers: Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Jenö Jandó (Piano); György Lehel
  • Conductor: György Lehel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: Promenade
  • Performers: James Conlon (Piano); Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphony for Organ no 3 :: Finale
  • Performers: Marie-Claire Alain (Organ); Jean Martinon; ORTF National Orchestra
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886