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50 Most Beautiful Classical Pieces

3CD
13 Nov 2015

Barcode: 0825646013494

All works performed by the best and iconic artists of the Warner Classics & Erato catalogues.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante  - Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks 
02 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Presto - Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato (Ode to Joy, Conclusion)  - André Cluytens 
03 Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo  - David Fray/Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen 
04 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297 "L'inverno" (No. 4 from "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione", Op. 8): I. Allegro non molto  - Fabio Biondi 
05 Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19  - Samson François 
06 Messa da Requiem, Sequenza: Dies irae  - Antonio Pappano/Anja Harteros/Sonia Ganassi/Rolando Villazon/René Pape/Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma/Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 
07 Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": IV. Allegro con fuoco  - Carlo Maria Giulini 
08 Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2 Scene 8: No. 14, Arie, "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Königin)  - Natalie Dessay 
09 Bellini: Norma, Act 1: "Casta diva" (Norma, Chorus)  - Maria Callas 
10 Violin Concerto: III: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace  - Frank Peter Zimmermann/Wolfgang Sawallisch/Berliner Philharmoniker 
11 Verdi: Aida, Act 2: Marcia trionfale  - Riccardo Muti 
12 Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109 : II Prestissimo  - Hélène Grimaud 
13 Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale (Presto, non tanto)  - Martha Argerich 
14 Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B, Act 3 Scene 1: Walkürenritt (Concert Version. Lebhaft)  - Mariss Jansons 
15 Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Hallelujah!" (Chorus)  - Emmanuelle Haïm 
16 Charpentier: Te Deum in D Major, H. 146: I. Prelude. Marche en rondeau  - William Christie 
17 Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria  - Maria Tipo 
Disc 2 
01 Mass in B minor BWV 232, Missa: Gloria in excelsis (Chorus)  - Philippe Herreweghe 
02 Vivaldi: Stabat Mater for Contralto in F Minor, RV 621: I. Stabat Mater dolorosa (Largo)  - Fabio Biondi 
03 Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso  - Christian Zacharias 
05 Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished": I. Allegro moderato  - Riccardo Muti 
06 Debussy: Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: No. 8 La fille aux cheveux de lin  - Samson François 
07 Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye (Suite), M. 60: I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant. Lent (Orchestral Version)  - Michel Plasson 
08 Rachmaninoff: 10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G Minor (Alla marcia)  - Dmitri Alexeev 
09 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64: III. Valse (Allegro moderato)  - Riccardo Muti 
10 Fauré: Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu (Adagio)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
11 Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: VII. Träumerei  - Martha Argerich 
12 Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1 (Cadenzas: Benjamin Britten) (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro molto  - Mstislav Rostropovich/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Iona Brown 
13 Purcell : Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II Z27 : III Canzona  - John Eliot Gardiner 
14 Purcell : Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II Z27 : VII March  - John Eliot Gardiner 
15 Mozart : Requiem in D minor K626 : VIII Lacrimosa  - William Christie 
16 Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13, 'Pathétique' : II Adagio cantabile  - Maria-João Pires 
17 Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75, Act 3 Scene 1: Prelude (Sehr lebhaft)  - Chor der Wiener Staatsoper/Wiener Philharmoniker/Rudolf Kempe 
18 Britten: Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes", Op. 33a: II. Sunday Morning  - Libor Pesek 
Disc 3 
01 Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929: II. Andante con moto  - Renaud Capuçon 
02 Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23, Act 4: Solveig's song (Solveig)  - Paavo Järvi 
03 Handel: Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in D Minor, HWV 437 (from "Suites de Pièces pour le Clavecin II", 1733): IV. Saraband (Arr. for Orchestra)  - Alexander Briger 
04 Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Complete Ballet), Op. 64, Act 1: No. 13, Dance of the Knights  - London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn 
05 Satie: 3 Gymnopédies: I. Lent et douloureux in D Major and D Minor  - Anne Queffélec 
06 Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des animaux: VII. Aquarium  - Michel Plasson 
07 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Miniature Overture (Ballet)  - Sir Simon Rattle 
08 Strauss, Johann II: An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato  - Maxim Vengerov 
10 Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op.97 'Rhenish' (2002 - Remaster): I. Lebhaft  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
11 Bizet: Carmen, WD 31, Act 3: Entr'acte  - Seiji Ozawa 
12 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, 'Moonlight': I. Adagio sostenuto  - Maria-João Pires 
13 Bach, JS : Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major BWV1068 : II Air ['Air on the G String']  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Chopin: Vals No. 2 in A-Flat Major, Op. 34 No. 1 "Valse Brillante"  - Samson François 
15 Puccini: Tosca, Act 2: "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca)  - Maria Callas 


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