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The Essential Collection - Great Classical Highlights

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 391/L 79
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Polka italienne for Piano 4 Hands
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Rossini, Gioachino : Guillaume Tell
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet :: Act 3. Pizzicati
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Serge Tchakov
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque :: no 3. Clair De Lune
  • Performer: Richard Tilling (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
  • Conductor: Georg Fischer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Performer: Nina Milkina (Piano)
  • Conductor: John Lubbock
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 3. The Ride of the Valkyries
  • Conductor: Eugene Goossens
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 391/L 79
  • Performer: Alice Artzt (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: Largo
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 1st Movement. Allegro Molto Moderato [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Eva Zuk (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Act 3. Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  • Conductor: Rouslan Raichev
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Alain Herist (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: no 1. Mars, The Bringer of War [E
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
  • Performer: Richard Tilling (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila :: Ruslan and Ludmilla, G. xivov
  • Conductor: Serge Tchakov
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837-1842

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Polka italienne for Piano 4 Hands
  • Performers: Richard McMahon (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1906.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: 2nd movement. Andante molto mosso [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Hans Swarowsky
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
  • Conductor: Herbert Hudson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Himet Simsek
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/11/1830.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/11/1830

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: no 10. Jesu, Joy of Man's De
  • Performer: Richard Tilling (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: Allegro
  • Conductor: Vassil Kazandjiev
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performer: Nikolai Evrov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vassil Stefanov
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Conductor: Eberhard Kraus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Nicolas Flagello
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 :: 1st movement. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso [Exc
  • Performer: Milena Mollova (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vassil Stefanov
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Claude Estrier
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: 1st movement. Allegro con brio [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Franz Ebert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: 2nd Movement. Adagio [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Alexander Greigorov (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. Che Gelida Manina (Your tiny hand is frozen)
  • Conductor: Ivan Marinov
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Rossini, Gioachino : Guillaume Tell :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Rouslan Raichev
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: Love Theme
  • Conductor: Hubert Soudant
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2nd movement. Largo ma n
  • Performers: George Badev (Violin); Stoika Milanova (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vassil Kazandjiev
  • Ensemble: Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Act 2. Polovtsian Dances
  • Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1st movement. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Robert Matthew-Walker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Stoika Milanova (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vassil Kazandjiev
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725