Ultimate Classical Dreams: The Essential Masterpieces

Ultimate Classical Dreams: The Essential Masterpieces

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Release Date: 04/21/2009
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947814849
catalogNumber: 001280302
Rank: 95618

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3  (04:33)
  2. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11  (08:44)
  3. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio [Excerpt]

    1. 2. Adagio [Excerpt]  (05:49)
  4. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo

    1. Intermezzo  (03:13)
  5. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: 2. Romance: Andante

    1. 2. Romance: Andante  (06:08)
  6. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50  (06:39)
  7. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  (04:03)
  8. The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements  (02:35)
  9. Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C major, D. 956 (Op. posth. 163): 2. Adagio [Excerpt]

    1. 2. Adagio [Excerpt]  (05:17)
  10. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: 2. Air ("Air on the G String")

    1. 2. Air ("Air on the G String")  (03:43)
  11. Songs my mother taught me (Als die alte Mutter), song for voice & piano (Gypsy Melodies), B. 104/4 (Op. 55/4)  (02:10)
  12. Jeux Interdits ("Spanish Romance"), for guitar  (01:49)
  13. Nocturne for piano No. 1 in E flat Minor, Op. 33/1  (07:45)
  14. Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a): 3. Adagio

    1. 3. Adagio  (05:43)
  15. Sospiri, adagio for strings, harp & organ, Op. 70  (04:53)
  16. Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2)  (06:42)

Disc 2

  1. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto

    1. 1. Adagio sostenuto  (06:11)
  2. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio

    1. 2. Adagio  (07:20)
  3. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Nocturne

    1. Nocturne  (06:40)
  4. Impromptu for piano in G flat major, D. 899/3 (Op. 90/3)  (06:34)
  5. String Quartet No. 2 in D major: 3. Notturno: Allegro

    1. 3. Notturno: Allegro  (08:14)
  6. Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor, SF. 935 (often transposed to C minor): 2. Adagio

    1. 2. Adagio  (04:26)
  7. Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (Op. posth. 114): 2. Andantino [Excerpt]

    1. 2. Andantino [Excerpt]  (03:48)
  8. Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): 2. Adagio [Excerpt]

    1. 2. Adagio [Excerpt]  (08:35)
  9. Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93: 2. Largo

    1. 2. Largo  (05:11)
  10. String Quartet in F major ("Serenade"), Op. 3/5, H. 3/17 (spurious, possibly by Hoffstetter): Andante cantabile

    1. Andante cantabile  (04:49)
  11. The Gadfly, suite from the film score, Op. 97a (assembled by Atovmyan): Romance

    1. Romance  (03:50)
  12. Suite for 2 violins, cello & piano left hand, Op. 23: 4. Lied

    1. 4. Lied  (03:44)
  13. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo, ma non tanto

    1. 2. Largo, ma non tanto  (06:31)
  14. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento (Trio)

    1. Soave sia il vento (Trio)  (02:39)

Disc 3

  1. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    1. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  (03:07)
  2. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thäis")  (05:42)
  3. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Paradisum

    1. Paradisum  (03:19)
  4. Gymnopedie for piano No. 1  (02:55)
  5. Lakmé, opera: Dôme épais le jasmin (Flower Duet)

    1. Dôme épais le jasmin (Flower Duet)  (05:04)
  6. The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements  (03:19)
  7. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22)  (05:33)
  8. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus

    1. Humming Chorus  (02:59)
  9. Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36: Nimrod

    1. Nimrod  (03:17)
  10. A Village Romeo & Juliet, lyric drama, RT i/6: Walk to the Paradise Garden

    1. Walk to the Paradise Garden  (10:15)
  11. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50  (06:43)
  12. Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass  (04:26)
  13. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu (Largo)

    1. Ombra mai fu (Largo)  (02:39)
  14. The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra  (16:09)

Disc 4

  1. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: 2. Air (Air on the G string)

    1. 2. Air (Air on the G string)  (05:23)
  2. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 2. Adagio

    1. 2. Adagio  (07:06)
  3. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3. Adagio

    1. 3. Adagio  (14:19)
  4. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile

    1. 2. Adagio cantabile  (05:02)
  5. Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), elegy for string quartet  (07:11)
  6. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: 2. Adagio

    1. 2. Adagio  (09:13)
  7. L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 1, from the incidental music: Adagietto

    1. Adagietto  (03:13)
  8. Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Intermezzo

    1. Intermezzo  (02:37)
  9. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: 2. Largo

    1. 2. Largo  (11:10)
  10. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: 2. Romanza (Andante)

    1. 2. Romanza (Andante)  (04:58)
  11. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16  (04:25)
  12. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love Theme [Excerpt]

    1. Love Theme [Excerpt]  (03:14)

Disc 5

  1. Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, for orchestra  (10:37)
  2. The Sleeping Beauty, suite for orchestra, Op. 66a: Rose Adagio

    1. Rose Adagio  (06:37)
  3. Romance for violin & orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50  (07:53)
  4. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto

    1. 2. Largo ma non tanto  (06:45)
  5. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 3. Adagio

    1. 3. Adagio  (05:19)
  6. Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3)  (03:59)
  7. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86  (10:07)
  8. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: 2. Adagio

    1. 2. Adagio  (06:43)
  9. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14  (06:58)
  10. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras  (14:34)

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