The #1 Classical Album

The #1 Classical Album


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Another entry in the popular series from Universal Classics that includes The #1 Opera Album, #1 Tenor Album, and #1 Soprano Album, The #1 Classical Album offers two discs of the most popular works of classical music, performed by great instrumentalists, singers, orchestras, and conductors. Whether Vivaldi's Four Seasons is your thing or you swoon to Pavarotti singing "Nessun dorma," there's something here to satisfy every classical music taste. And for the novice, The #1 Classical Album, with A-list performers from beginning to end, makes an ideal introduction to the world of classical music.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2002
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947093329
catalogNumber: 470933
Rank: 93729


  1. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30: Opening
  2. Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Overture, finale
  3. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood
  4. O Sole Mio for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  5. Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  6. Suite for orchestra No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie
  7. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante
  8. Radetsky-Marsch for orchestra, Op. 228
  9. Violin Concerto No.1, in G minor, Op. 26: Adagio
  10. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Allegro
  11. Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2)
  12. Waltz for piano in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  13. Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," ("Hunting Cantata"), BWV 208: Sheep may safely graze
  14. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane), opera in 4 acts with a prologue: The Flight of the Bumblebee
  15. Boléro, ballet for orchestra (or piano): Finale
  16. Les Contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle
  17. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni), T. Mi 26
  18. Pizzicato Polka for orchestra, Op. 234
  19. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from "Das Land des Lächelns"), for voice & piano (or orchestra): Dein ist mein ganzes herz
  20. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna
  21. Suite for Jazz Orchestra, No. 2: 2. Waltz
  22. Adagio for strings (arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), for string quartet/string orchestra), Op. 11
  23. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute, & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera Sir John In Love)
  24. Violin Concerto ("La Primavera", The Four Seasons) for violin, strings & continuo in E ("Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: No. 1, Allegro
  25. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) for brass, winds, & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ)
  26. Canon and Gigue for 3 violins & continuo in D major: Canon
  27. Casanova, musical comedy (Strauss works arr. by Benatzky): Nuns' Chorus
  28. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  29. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love theme
  30. Warsaw Concerto for piano & orchestra
  31. Symphony No. 9, arranged for piano, 4 hands ("From the New World"), B. 521: 3. Largo - Excerpt
  32. Nutcracker, ballet, Op.71: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  33. Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio - Excerpt
  34. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  35. Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO1: No. 5 in G minor
  36. Méditation (from opera "Thäis"), violin & orchestra version and various arrangements
  37. Turandot, opera: Nessun Dorma

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