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100 Best Romantic Classics

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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>     1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso [Opening]
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>     Balcony Scene [Excerpt]
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
>     Romance
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>     [Excerpt]
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade
>     Waltz
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>     Grand pas de deux
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>     2. Andante
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade
>     2. The Stoty of the Kalendar Prince [Opening]
>Khachaturian, Aram : Circus
>     Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia [Excerpt]
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>     Act 2. no 10. Scene
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>     2. Adagio sostenuto [Opening]
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>     Polovtsian Dances [Opening]
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
>     3. Adagio [Opening]
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>     Waltz
>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird
>     [Conclusion]
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>     2. Andante [Excerpt]
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>     2. Romanze
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>     1. Adagio sostenuto [Excerpt]
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>     2. Adagio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>     2. Romanza
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Un'aura amorosa
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>     2. Adagio cantabile
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>     2. Andante [Excerpt]
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>     2. Adagio
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>     2. Adagio [Opening]
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>     Nocturne
>     Wedding March
>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
>     Beim Sch
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>     Barcarolle
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Habanera. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
>     Act 3. Entr'acte
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>     Flower Duet. Dôme épais
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Ballet Music. Les nubiennes
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>     Mon cour s'ouvre à ta voix
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Martini, Jean-Paul-Gilles : Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Romance for violin & orchestra in C major, Op. 48
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56
>Fauré, Gabriel : Chanson d'amour, Op. 27 no 1
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Delibes, Léo : Sylvia
>     Intermezzo & Valse lente
>Messager, Andre : Les Deux Pigeons, ballet
>     Pas de deux pigeons
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>     Morning
>Smetana, Bedrich : Ma vlast
>     112/2
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>     2. Adagio
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>     2. Lar
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Song to the Moon
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>     2. Romance. Largehtto [Opening]
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Chopin, Frédéric : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement)
>     Prelude in A
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>     2. Quasi adagio
>Sibelius, Jean : Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46
>     At the Castle Gate
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Gade, Jacob : Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>     Vilja
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>     1. Adagio - Moderato [Opening]
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>     [Opening]
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>     [Opening]
>Lennon, John : Michelle
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>     Venus [Conclusion]
>McCartney, Paul : Standing Stone, for orchestra & chorus
>     Celebration
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano, film score
>     The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty, film score
>     Any Other Name
>Horner, James : My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic")
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Melodia sentimental, for voice & piano (from Floresta do Amazones), A. 556
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>     Summertime
>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
>     2. So
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>     [Conclusion]
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Albéniz, Isaac : España, 6 Feuilles d'album, Op. 165
>     Tango
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>     Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incirinazione Di Poppea
>     Pur ti miro
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>     O amore, o bella luce del core
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Rota, Nino : Romeo and Juliet, film score
>     Ai giochi addio
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>     2. Adagio [Opening]
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Vogliatemi bene
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>     2. Largo
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
>Sartori, Francesco : Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partiro), song
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite espanola no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7
>     Sevilla
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade
>Khachaturian, Aram : Circus
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Martini, Jean-Paul-Gilles : Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Romance for violin & orchestra in C major, Op. 48
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly, Op. 56
>Fauré, Gabriel : Chanson d'amour, Op. 27 no 1
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Delibes, Léo : Sylvia
>Messager, Andre : Les Deux Pigeons, ballet
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Smetana, Bedrich : Ma vlast
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Chopin, Frédéric : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement)
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Sibelius, Jean : Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Gade, Jacob : Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
>Lennon, John : Michelle
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>McCartney, Paul : Standing Stone, for orchestra & chorus
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano, film score
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty, film score
>Horner, James : My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic")
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Melodia sentimental, for voice & piano (from Floresta do Amazones), A. 556
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Albéniz, Isaac : España, 6 Feuilles d'album, Op. 165
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incirinazione Di Poppea
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Rota, Nino : Romeo and Juliet, film score
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
>Sartori, Francesco : Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partiro), song
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite espanola no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
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This 6 CD set contains an unrivalled collection of 100 favourite romantic classics. Performed by some of the world?s leading artists. Among them are the singers Maria Callas, Natalie Dessay, Angela Gheorghiu. Luciano Pavarotti and Kiri Te Kanawa; instrumentalists Leif Ove Andsnes, Martha Argerich, Jacqueline du Pre, Yehudi Menuhin, and Maxim Vengerov; plus conductors Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle and Herbert von Karajan.



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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 :: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso [Opening]
  • Performer: Horacio Gutierrez (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet :: Balcony Scene [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>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

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade :: Waltz
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Notes: Composition written: 1944.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performers: Natalie Clein (Cello); Charles Owen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Grand pas de deux
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade :: 2. The Stoty of the Kalendar Prince [Opening]
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Khachaturian, Aram : Circus :: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Act 2. no 10. Scene
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 2. Adagio sostenuto [Opening]
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovtsian Dances [Opening]
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 :: 3. Adagio [Opening]
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Waltz
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird :: [Conclusion]
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1910

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: 2. Andante [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bryden Thompson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: 2. Romanze
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1. Adagio sostenuto [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 :: 2. Romanza
  • Performer: Radovan Vlatkovic (Horn)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Un'aura amorosa
  • Performer: John Aler (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" :: 2. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: 2. Andante [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words
  • Performer: Daniel Adni (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/01/1842

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 :: 2. Adagio [Opening]
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150 :: Beim Sch
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performers: Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Ian Brown (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Wedding March
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Barcarolle
  • Performers: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performer: Han-Na Chang (Cello)
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Habanera. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Flower Duet. Dôme épais
  • Performers: Delphine Haidan (Mezzo Soprano); Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ballet Music. Les nubiennes
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon cour s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performer: Gareth Morris (Flute)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Martini, Jean-Paul-Gilles : Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Michel Dalberto (Piano); Barbara Hendricks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1775

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Romance for violin & orchestra in C major, Op. 48
  • Performer: Ulf Hoelscher (Violin)
  • Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Dolly, Op. 56
  • Performers: Jean-Phillipe Collard (Piano); Bruno Rigutto (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 01/12/1894

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 3. Entr'acte
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Chanson d'amour, Op. 27 no 1
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Francis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Sylvia :: Intermezzo & Valse lente
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>André Messager (1853 - 1929) : Les Deux Pigeons, ballet :: Pas de deux pigeons
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1886

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Morning
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Smetana, Bedrich : Má vlast :: 112/2
  • Conductor: Paavo Berglund
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: 2. Lar
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
  • Performer: Daniel Adni (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 :: 2. Romance. Largehtto [Opening]
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement) :: Prelude in A
  • Conductor: Robert Irving
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 :: 2. Quasi adagio
  • Performer: Michel Béroff (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1835-1856

>Sibelius, Jean : Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46 :: At the Castle Gate
  • Conductor: Paavo Berglund
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Gade, Jacob : Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra
  • Performer: Stig Nilsson (Violin)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Merry Widow :: Vilja
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 1. Adagio - Moderato [Opening]
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The lark ascending :: [Opening]
  • Performer: Hugh Bean (Violin)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879-1899

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis :: [Opening]
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Lennon, John : Michelle
  • Performers: Peter Rostal (Piano); A.T. Schaefer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ron Goodwin
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney (1942 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: Venus [Conclusion]
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>McCartney, Paul : Standing Stone, for orchestra & chorus :: Celebration
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano, film score :: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1992

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
  • Performers: Steve Morse (Guitar); Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty, film score :: Any Other Name
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Horner, James : My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic")
  • Conductor: David Abel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Melodia sentimental, for voice & piano (from Floresta do Amazones), A. 556
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Summertime
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story :: 2. So
  • Conductor: Paavo Järvi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1960.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue :: [Conclusion]
  • Performer: Andre Previn (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

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

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : España, 6 Feuilles d'album, Op. 165 :: Tango
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incirinazione Di Poppea :: Pur ti miro
  • Performers: Fernando Lima (Countertenor); David Parsons (Lute); Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Craig Leon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz :: O amore, o bella luce del core
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Rota, Nino : Romeo and Juliet, film score :: Ai giochi addio
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1966

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: 2. Adagio [Opening]
  • Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Vogliatemi bene
  • Performers: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor); Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Sartori, Francesco : Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song
  • Performer: Amy Nuttall
  • Conductor: Julian Kershaw
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Suite española no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 :: Sevilla
  • Performer: Julian Byzantine (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926