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25 Ultimate Classics

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Guillaume Tell
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 2
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita
>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Anonymous : Greensleeves (Balcarres Lute Book)
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite espanola no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 3 in B major, Op. 9/3, CT. 110
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
>Boccherini, Luigi : String Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in E major, G. 275 (Op. 11/5)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Konrad Ragossnig (guitar); Elena Polonska (harp); Aaron Rosand (violin); Eileen Flissler (piano); Walter Kraft (organ).



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Works Details

>Rossini, Gioachino : Guillaume Tell :: Finale
  • Performers: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Schippers
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Prelude
  • Performers: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Jerzy Semkov (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Semkov
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovstian Dances
  • Performer: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Heinrich Hollreiser
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Performers: Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
  • Performers: Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 2 :: Habanera
  • Performers: London Festival Orchestra; Alfred Scholz
  • Conductor: Alfred Scholz
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Gran Partita :: Adagio
  • Conductor: Robert Johnson
  • Ensemble: New York Philomusica Winds
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1781

>Marcello, Alessandro : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: 2. Andante
  • Performers: Helmut Hucke (Oboe); Paul Angerer (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Paul Angerer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun Dorma
  • Performers: Julian Bigg (Tenor); Czech Symphony Orchestra (Tenor); John Oakman (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Julian Bigg
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performer: Jörg Faerber
  • Conductor: Jörg Faerber
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Anonymous : Greensleeves (Balcarres Lute Book)
  • Performer: Elena Polonska (Harp)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: 1600

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Suite española no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 :: Granada
  • Performer: Konrad Ragossnig (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565 :: Toccata in D minor
  • Performer: Walter Kraft (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra :: Opening
  • Performers: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Walter Susskind
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: Mars [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Walter Susskind
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
  • Performers: London Festival Orchestra; Alfred Scholz
  • Conductor: Alfred Scholz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Performer: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Jonel Perlea
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Dance of the Reed Flutes
  • Performer: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Jonel Perlea
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Abbey Simon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 3 in B major, Op. 9/3, CT. 110 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Abbey Simon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Frank Glazer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" :: 1. Allegro [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Eileen Flissler (Piano); Aaron Rosand (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Boccherini, Luigi : String Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in E major, G. 275 (Op. 11/5) :: Minuet [Excerpt]
  • Ensemble: Gunter Kehr Quintet
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Nocturne [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; David Zinman
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
  • Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928