album

100 Best Classics

100 songs (7 hours and 34 minutes) Released on 15 February 2004
Disc 1
1
Solomon, HWV 67, Act 3: No. 42. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Sir Neville Marriner
2:48
2
Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera": I. Allegro (from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8, No. 1)
Yehudi Menuhin/Camerata Lysy Gstaad/Paul Cocker/Alberto Lysy & Antonio Vivaldi
3:44
3
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: I. Toccata
Wayne Marshall & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:22
4
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-Flat Major, K. 495: III. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Barry Tuckwell/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy Of St Martin-In-The-Fields & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3:37
5
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
Kurt Sanderling & Philharmonia Orchestra & Ludwig van Beethoven
6:35
6
Overture with Military Band, Op. 49, "1812 Overture"
Various artists & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
3:35
7
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Presto (Excerpt)
James Morris/Westminster Choir/Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti & Ludwig van Beethoven
3:22
8
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato (Excerpt)
Cécile Ousset, Sir Neville Marriner & London Symphony Orchestra
4:27
9
Karelia Suite, Op. 11: III. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Hallé Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
4:41
10
The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Excerpt)
Sir Simon Rattle
4:48
11
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito (Excerpt)
Various artists & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
3:24
12
Finlandia, Op. 26
Hallé Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
8:28
13
Aïda, Act 2 Scene 2: Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside (Chorus) - Triumphal March
New Philharmonia Orchestra
4:35
14
Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter: I. The Montagues and Capulets (Excerpt)
The Philadelphia Orchestra & Riccardo Muti
1:53
15
Radetzky March, Op. 228
Willi Boskovsky
2:52
16
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: I. March in D Major (Sung Version)
Sir Andrew Davis
2:37
17
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30: I. Allegro ma non tanto (Excerpt)
Mariss Jansons
2:52
18
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ Symphony": II. (b) Maestoso - Allegro
Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse/Michel Plasson
8:08
Disc 2
1
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:35
2
Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II, Scene 2: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Philharmonia Orchestra & Riccardo Muti
2:15
3
Canon and Gigue in D Major for 3 Violins and Continuo, P. 37: I. Canon (Orchestral Version)
Sir Neville Marriner
5:02
4
Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622: II. Adagio
Sabine Meyer/Staatskapelle Dresden/Hans Vonk & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
6:39
5
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: I. Aria
Julia Thornton & Johann Sebastian Bach feat. Craig Leon, Erno Olah, Fabio Zanon, The National Radio Orchestra of The Netherlands & Rolf Bremmer
2:10
6
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor, "Albinoni's Adagio" (Excerpt)
Sir Neville Marriner
5:52
7
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto (Excerpt)
Moura Lympany & Ludwig van Beethoven
3:57
8
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299/297c: II. Andantino
Herbert Von Karajan/James Galway/Fritz Helmis/Berliner Philharmoniker & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4:01
9
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 64: II. Andante (Excerpt)
Yehudi Menuhin
4:30
10
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467, 'Elvira Madigan': II. Andante
Stephen Hough/Hallé Orchestra/Bryden Thomson & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
6:48
11
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": II. Largo
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Mariss Jansons
4:47
12
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26: II. Adagio
Philharmonia Orchestra
4:25
13
Variations on a Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": IX. Nimrod (Adagio)
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
3:57
14
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio (Excerpt, Opening)
Julian Bream, Sir Simon Rattle & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:45
15
The Lark Ascending (conclusion)
Nigel Kennedy/Sir Simon Rattle/City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
6:54
16
Symphony No. 5: IV. Adagietto (Excerpt)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
3:07
17
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation XVIII (Andante Cantabile)
Cécile Ousset
3:00
Disc 3
1
Les Pêcheurs de perles, Act 1: "Au fond du temple saint" (Nadir, Zurga)
Pierre Dervaux
5:26
2
Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203, Act 1: "Mesicku na nebi hlubokém" (Rusalka)
Stefan Soltesz
5:55
3
Lakmé, Act 1: "Viens, Mallika, les lianes en fleurs... Dôme épais, le jasmin" (Lakmé, Mallika)
Mady Mesplé
3:30
4
Carmen (1985 Remastered Version), Act II (Conclusion): Air de Fleur: "La fleur que tu ma'avais jetee"
Maria Callas/Nicolai Gedda/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Georges Prêtre
3:52
5
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30, Act 3 Scene 1: No. 22, Aria, "Che farò senza Euridice?" (Orfeo)
Riccardo Muti
5:30
6
Norma, Act 1 Scene 4: No. 4b, Aria, "Casta diva" (Norma, Chorus)
Tullio Serafin
5:35
7
La Bohème, 'Bohemian Life': Che gelida manina
Roberto Alagna, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Armstrong & Giacomo Puccini
4:53
8
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta)
Angela Gheorghiu
2:09
9
Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1: No. 2, Baïlèro
Victoria De Los Angeles
4:52
10
Madama Butterfly (2002 Remastered Version): Vogliatemi bene (Love Duet)...Vieni, vieni
Sir John Barbirolli/Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Renata Scotto/Carlo Bergonzi/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma
7:56
11
Nabucco, Act 3: "Va pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Bernard Haitink
5:29
12
Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) (2000 Remastered Version): Nun laßt uns aber wie dahein...Es lebt' eine Vilja (Viljalied)...Tanz: Mi velimo dase dase Veslimo! (Hanna/Chor)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Philharmonia Orchestra/Philharmonia Chorus/Lovro von Matacic
4:52
13
Suite from 'Xerxes' (arr. Hoffman) (1991 Remastered Version): II. Aria:Ombra mai fù
Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli/Richard Lewis
3:18
14
Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria) D839 (1996 Remastered Version)
Various artists & Franz Schubert
6:44
15
Minuit, Chrétiens (O Holy Night) (arr.Alain Kremski)
Roberto Alagna
5:00
16
Turandot, Act 3: "Nessun dorma!" (Calaf, Chorus)
José Carreras
4:12
Disc 4
1
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Ouvertüre
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4:20
2
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Arr. Marriner)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Celia Nicklin/Ian Watson/Sir Neville Marriner & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:15
3
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat, Op. 73 "Emperor": I. Allegro (Arr. Norman Bates)
Emil Gilels/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra & Ludwig van Beethoven
6:42
4
Prince of Denmark's March, "Trumpet Voluntary" (Arr. for Trumpet by Jean-Michel Defaye)
Maurice André
2:52
5
Mors et vita: Judex
Hallé Orchestra/Maurice Handford
4:42
6
La Scala di seta, '(The) Silken Ladder': Overture
Polish Chamber Orchestra/Jerzy Maksymiuk
5:23
7
Keyboard Suite in D Minor, HWV 437: III. Sarabande (Arr. Hale for Orchestra)
Alexander Briger
3:27
8
The Nutcracker (Ballet), Op. 71, TH 14, Act 2 Tableau 3: No. 13, Valse des fleurs (Tempo di Valse)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6:53
9
Lieutenant Kijé (Suite), Op. 60: IV. Troika
Klaus Tennstedt
2:54
10
Fantasia on Greensleeves (Arr. for Flute, Harp & Strings)
Sinfonia Of London & Sir John Barbirolli
4:40
11
Suite Bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de Lune
Dame Moura Lympany
5:00
12
Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: X. Moderato
Various artists & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
2:49
13
Music for Michael Cimino's Movie "The Deer Hunter" (1978): No. 1, Cavatina
Manuel Barrueco
3:15
14
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: II. Romance. Larghetto (Excerpt)
Garrick Ohlsson/Jerzy Maksymiuk/Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra & Frédéric Chopin
4:07
15
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From "Titanic") [Arr. for Orchestra]
David Abel
4:22
16
Con te partirò (Instrumental Version)
Orchestra/David Abel
4:01
17
An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 (Excerpt)
Herbert von Karajan
3:49
Disc 5
1
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Riccardo Muti
3:43
2
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto (Excerpt)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:32
3
Peer Gynt, Act 4: No. 1. Morning Mood
Sir Neville Marriner
4:17
4
The Gadfly (Suite), Op. 97a: No. 8, Romance (Arr. for Violin and Piano)
Tasmin Little
3:15
5
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a
Eugene Ormandy
6:21
6
Scheherazade, Op. 35: II. The Story of the Kalender Prince (Opening)
Riccardo Muti
3:53
7
Thaïs: Méditation
Anne-Sophie Mutter/Alexis Weissenberg
6:47
8
Polovtsian Dances (beginning) from Prince Igor (1987 Remastered Version)
Beecham Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
3:52
9
Spartacus Suite No. 2: I. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Yuri Temirkanov
4:46
10
Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy in B Minor, TH 42 (Excerpt)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra & Mariss Jansons
5:04
11
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto
Philharmonia Orchestra/Kurt Sanderling & Ludwig van Beethoven
3:57
12
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Yehudi Menuhin/Christian Ferras/Bath Festival Orchestra & Johann Sebastian Bach
7:43
13
Schindler's List: No. 1, Main Theme
Tasmin Little
5:06
14
The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op. 71, No. 12, Act 2: Divertissement: V. Dance of the Reed Flutes
André Previn & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
2:19
15
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": V. Hirtengesang - Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm (Allegretto)
Philadelphia Orchestra and Riccardo Muti & Ludwig van Beethoven
6:41
Disc 6
1
Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
Sir Andrew Davis
6:04
2
Cantata, BWV 140: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (Chorus)
Wolfgang Gönnenwein & Johann Sebastian Bach
4:49
3
Miserere (Excerpt, Opening)
Stephen Cleobury
5:48
4
Deutsche Messe D. 872 (mit "Gebet des Herrn") (1988 Remastered Version): Zum Sanctus
Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin/Berliner Symphoniker/Wolfgang Meyer/Karl Forster & Franz Schubert
3:47
5
Messe solennelle in A Major, Op. 12, FWV 61: V. Panis angelicus (Chorus)
Maurice Handford
4:54
6
L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25, H. 130, Part 2: The Shepherds' Farewell
André Cluytens
3:50
7
St Cecilia Mass (1988 Remastered Version): Sanctus
Jean-Claude Hartemann/Heinz Hoppe/Choeurs René Duclos/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
5:20
8
In Paradisum (Requiem Op. 48; 1893 version, ed. John Rutter)
Choir Of King's College, Cambridge/English Chamber Orchestra/José-Luis Garcia/Peter Barley/Stephen Cleobury
3:28
9
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339: V. Laudate Dominum
Edda Moser/Julia Hamari/Nicolai Gedda/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Eugen Jochum & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
5:04
10
Cantique De Jean Racine
Monks And Choir Boys Of Downside Abbey
5:12
11
Messa da Requiem: II. Sequence, 8. Ingemisco (Tenor)
Luciano Pavarotti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano & Riccardo Muti
3:44
12
Ave verum corpus, K. 618
Hilliard Ensemble/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Cambridge Classical Players/Roy Goodman/Stephen Layton/Stephen Cleobury & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3:03
13
Messiah highlights (ed. Basil Lam) (1997 Remastered Version): I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
Sir Charles Mackerras/English Chamber Orchestra/Elizabeth Harwood
6:39
14
The Creation, Hob. XXI, 2, Pt. 1: "The Heavens Are Telling"
Various artists & Franz Joseph Haydn
4:47
15
Requiem Op. 48 (1998 Remastered Version): IV. Pie Jesu
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Victoria De Los Angeles/Choeurs Elisabeth Brasseurs/Henriette Puig-Roget/André Cluytens/Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire
3:19
16
Mass no. 19 in D Minor, K. 626, 'Requiem': VII. Lacrimosa
London Philharmonic Choir/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2:57
17
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 2: "Hallelujah!" (Chorus)
English Chamber Orchestra
4:02