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100 Best Classical Composers - works by Tallis, Boccherini, Mozart, Verdi, Mussorgsky, Debussy, Bartok et al. [6 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

At a spectacular value and an amazingly low price, the 100 Best Series offers an impressive assortment of well-known and beloved classical repertoire ranging from symphonies, concertos, and solo instrumental works to chamber music, songs, and operas. Five exhilarating new additions join the 100 Best series this November.


Works:

Composers
Leonard Bernstein, Bela Bartok, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Anton Bruckner, A Claude Debussy, Edward Elgar, Manuel De Falla, George Gershwin, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Holst, Engelbert Humperdinck, Leos Janacek, Aram Khachaturian, Fritz Kreisler, Franz Lehar, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Franz Liszt, Pietro Mascagni, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Sergey Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Joaquin Rodrigo, Camille Saint-Saens, Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitri Shostakovich, Jean Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky (Fyodorovich), Ralph Vaughan Williams, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Kurt Weill, Hugo Wolf, Sergei Rachmaninov, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Pachelbel, Franz Schubert, John Dowland, Claudio Monteverdi, Bedrich Smetana, Robert Schumann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonín Dvorák, Giuseppe Verdi, Gustav Mahler, Charles Gounod, Georges Bizet, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, George Frideric Handel, Giacomo Puccini, Enrique Granados, Jacques Offenbach, Joseph Haydn, Emile Waldteufel, Thomas Tallis, Nicolo Paganini, Carl Maria Von Weber, Henry Purcell, Astor Piazzolla, Aaron Copland, Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Alexander Scriabin, Felix Mendelssohn, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Domenico Scarlatti, ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI, Johann Strauss II, EDOUARD LALO, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Johann Strauss I, Gioachino Rossini, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Isaac Albéniz, Gabriel Fauré, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Frédéric Franciszek Chopin, Gregorio Allegri, Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Georg Philipp Telemann, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Léo Delibes, Alexander Porfir’yevich Borodin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Pablo de Sarasate, Jules Massenet, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, César Franck, Emmanuel Chabrier, Luigi Boccherini, Arvo Pärt

Disc 1:

1

Spem in alium

10:20

2

Missa Papae Marcelli (2008 - Remaster): Santus

3:49

3

Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares: Semper Dowland Semper Dolens

3:08

4

Orfeo: Toccata

1:36

5

Miserere a 9

12:54

6

Te Deum, H.146: Prélude

1:33

7

Canon and Gigue in D: Canon

3:38

8

A Suite of Theatre Music: II. Rondeau (Abdelazer, or The Moor’s Revenge Z.570 No. 2)

1:35

9

Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater (soprano,alto)

2:59

10

Adagio in G minor

7:40

11

Concerto No. 1 in E major Op. 8 No. 1 RV 269, ‘La primavera’ from ‘I quattroni stgaioni’: I. Allegro

3:00

12

Concerto in D Major, TWV51:D2: I. Moderato

2:25

13

Les Indes galantes : Les Sauvages - Danse du Calumet de la Paix et duo Forêts paisibles

1:00

14

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air

4:46

15

Sonata in F minor Kk 519

3:14

16

Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in D minor HWV437: Sarabande

3:23

17

Stabat Mater: I: Stabat Mater dolorosa environ

4:40

18

J’ai perdu mon Eurydice

3:44

19

Piano Sonata No. 62 in E Flat Major, Hob. XVI:52: III. Finale: Presto

5:41

20

String Quintet in E major Op. 11 No. 5 (G275): Minuetto in A

3:38


Disc 2:

1

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K467.: II. Andante.

7:48

2

Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio

6:33

3

24 Caprices Op. 1 (2003 Digital Remaster): No.1 in E

1:42

4

Der Freischütz: Overture

2:11

5

Guillaume Tell, ‘William Tell’: Overture (extract)

3:31

6

L’Elisir d’amore: Una furtiva lagrima

4:26

7

Le Chant du cygne: Ständchen D957 no.4 (Arrange for Cello & Piano)

4:43

8

Norma, Act I: ‘Casta Diva’

7:03

9

Symphonie fantastique Op. 14: II. Un bal

5:59

10

Radetzky March, Op.228 (1989 - Remaster)

2:51

11

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op.61 (1843): Scherzo: Allegro vivace

4:26

12

Etude in A Minor, Op.25 No. 4

1:54

13

Davidsbündertänze Op.6, Book I: Frisch

1:01

14

Rêve d’amour en la bémol majeur/in A flat major, Nocturne n°3

4:24


Disc 3:

1

Nabucco, Part 2, Part 3, Scene 2 (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves): Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate.. (Coro)

5:11

2

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries (concert version)

4:46

3

Ave Maria (d’après le 1er Prélude du Clavier bien tempéré, de J.S. Bach)

3:18

4

Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Act IV: Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)

4:22

5

Prélude, Fugue et Variation (transcr. Harold Bauer) : I Prélude (Remasterisé en 2009)

4:22

6

Symphonie espagnole Op. 21: III. Intermezzo (Allegretto non troppo)

6:02

7

Symphony No. 4 in E Flat ‘Romantic’ (2004 - Remaster): IV. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)

19:02

8

Má vlast: II. Vltava

11:56

9

An der schönen, blauen Donau - Walzer, Op.314

9:19

10

Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dances: Dance IV

2:05

11

Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto

5:56

12

The Carnival of the Animals - zoological fantasy: The Aquarium

2:40

13

Lakmé - Acte I - Flower Duet : Sous le dôme épais (Lakmé/Mallika) (Remasterisé en 2009)

4:46

14

Amour et printemps - valse

4:06

15

Petite Suite d’Orchestre, Op.22: Galop (Le bal) Presto

1:56


Disc 4:

1

Pictures at an Exhibition: The Great Gate at Kiev

5:07

2

Swan Lake, Op.20 (1988 - Remaster), Act II: 10. Scène

2:47

3

Suite Pastorale (extraite des Pièces pittoresques) : I Idylle

4:38

4

Slavonic Dances, B.83: (Op.46 - Nos. 1-8); B.147 (Op.72 - Nos. 1-8): No. 2 in E Minor: Dumka (Allegretto grazioso), Op.72

6:37

5

Méditation religieuse - Symphonie (from Thaïs)

5:16

6

Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 13 Morgenstemning/Morning Mood (prelude to Act 4)

4:09

7

The Flight of the Bumble Bee (from “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”)

1:15

8

Zigeunerweisen Op. 20

7:50

9

Requiem pour soli, choeur & orchestre (1893 version): IV Pie Jesu

3:28

10

Hänsel und Gretel: Prelude

7:29

11

V Mlhách: I. Andante

3:38

12

Pomp and Circumstances Marches Nos. 1-5, Op.39: No. 1 in D Major

5:52

13

I Pagliacci, ‘(The) Clowns’, ACT 1: Vesti la giubba

2:56

14

Tosca: E lucevan le stelle

2:47

15

Asturias

6:32

16

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam

9:31

17

Mörike Lieder: Der Gärtner

1:25

18

Children’s Corner: VI. Golliwogg’s Cake Walk

2:39


Disc 5:

1

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

3:41

2

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (opening) (1987 Digital Remaster)

1:30

3

Valse triste, Op.44

4:47

4

Trois Gymnopedies: No. 1

3:31

5

Goyescas “Los Majos Enamorados” : IV Quejas O La Maja Y El Ruisenor (Plaintes, Ou La Jeune Fille Et Le Rossignol) (Remasteris En 2009)

5:57

6

Die lustige Witwe (1987 Digital Remaster): Lippen schweigen

3:20

7

Lyrische Sinfonie, Op.18: I.Langsam

11:41

8

Etude, Op. 8 Nº 12

2:20

9

Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’

4:47

10

Vocalise, Op.43/No.4

5:19

11

The Planets H125 (Op. 32): IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

7:34

12

Verklärte Nacht Op. 4: Grave (‘Zwei Menschen gehn’)

2:52

13

Liebesleid

3:13

14

Boléro (1988 Digital Remaster)

14:56

15

La Vida Breve, Act Two, Tableau 1, Scene One: Danza (Orquesta)

3:19

16

6 Danses populaires roumaines, Sz.68: Danse au bâton - Brâul - Le batteur de grain (Remasterisé en 1994)

2:34


Disc 6:

1

Le Sacre du printemps, Première Partie: L’Adoration de la terre: Danses des adolescentes

3:15

2

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (2000 Digital Remaster): Aria (Cantilena)

6:25

3

Romeo and Juliet, Op.64, Act I: The Knights’ Dance

3:56

4

Scaramouche : III. Brazileira (Remasterisé en 1988)

2:01

5

Carmina Burana: O Fortuna

2:38

6

Porgy and Bess (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT ONE: Summertime

3:09

7

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor (1932): II Larghetto

5:52

8

Fanfare for the Common Man

3:08

9

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Die Morität von Mackie Messer

2:19

10

Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio

11:36

11

Gayaneh: Sabre Dance

2:27

12

Jazz Suite No.2: VI. Waltz 2

3:50

13

Agnus Dei

7:46

14

Simple Symphony Op. 4: Second movement: Playful Pizzicato

3:25

15

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: I. Prologue

4:20

16

Estaciones Portenas (Seasons in Buenos Aires) for Piano Trio: Otono Porteno - Tempo di Tango

6:04





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