100 BEST

100 Best Overtures

CD (Number of discs: 6)
21 May 2012

Barcode: 5099932733327

Other participants: Sir John Barbirolli · Sir Thomas Beecham · Sir Adrian Boult · Sir Colin Davis · John Eliot Gardiner · Carlo Maria Giulini · Richard Hickox · Mariss Jansons · Herbert von Karajan · Rudolf Kempe · John Lanchbery · Sir Neville Marriner · John McGlinn · André Previn · Riccardo Muti · Sir Roger Norrington · Michel Plasson · Georges Pretre · Sir Simon Rattle · Wolfgang Sawallisch · Sir Malcolm Sargent · Tullio Serafin · Jeffrey Tate · Sir David Willcocks

This 6CD set contains 100 tracks from the catalogues of Erato and Warner Classics of the best and most familiar overtures from operas, operettas and musicals, as well as some of the finest overtures from the symphonic repertoire.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Overture: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2004 Digital Remaster)  - Carlo Maria Giulini/Philharmonia Orchestra 
02 La scala di seta: Ouvertüren  - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart/Gianluigi Gelmet 
03 Il Signor Bruschino: Ouvertüren  - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart/Gianluigi Gelmet 
04 Tancredi: Ouvertüren  - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart/Gianluigi Gelmet 
05 L'Italiana in Algeri: Ouvertüren  - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart/Gianluigi Gelmet 
06 Ouverture (Orchestre): Guillaume Tell (1995 - Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Lamberto Gardelli 
07 Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis 
08 Overture: Così fan tutte K588 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis 
09 Overture: Don Giovanni K527 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis 
10 Prelude: L'Elisir d'amore, 'Elixir of Love' (1988 Digital Remaster)  - Mirella Freni/Nicolai Gedda/Mario Sereni/Renato Ca 
11 Sinfonia: I Puritani (1988 - Remaster)  - Riccardo Muti/Philharmonia Orchestra 
12 Overture: Il segreto di Susanna  - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Ma 
13 Prelude: I Quattro Rusteghi  - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Ma 
14 Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila (1995 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Artur Rodzinski 
15 Ouverture: The Nutcracker, Op.71, Act I  - Philharmonia Orchestra/John Lanchbery 
16 Ouvertüre (Orchester): Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster)  - Pilar Lorengar/Fritz Wunderlich/Gottlob Frick/Bamb 
17 Donna Diana Overture (2002 Digital Remaster)  - Rudolf Kempe/Wiener Philharmoniker 
Disc 2 
01 Overture: La forza del destino  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 
02 Overture: Luisa Miller (1986 Digital Remaster)  - Riccardo Muti/New Philharmonia Orchestra 
03 Sinfonia: Nabucco  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 
04 Preludio (Orchestra): Un ballo in maschera (1997 - Remaster), Act I  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 
05 Preludio: Macbeth (1999 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 
06 Preludio: La traviata  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 
07 Prelude: Ernani, Act I  - Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Riccardo M 
08 Prelude: Aida (1989 Digital Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Tullio Serafin 
09 Prelude: Rigoletto, Act 1  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Julius Rudel 
10 Overture: I vespri Siciliani (1986 Digital Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 
11 Ouverture: Carmen (1997 - Remaster)  - Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris/Georges Prê 
12 Ouvertüre zu "Mignon"  - Berislav Klobucar 
13 Introduction (Orchestre): Faust (1986 - Remaster)  - Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris/Georges Prê 
14 Overture: L' Étoile  - Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon/Sir John Eli 
15 La Vie parisienne - Overture (1990 Digital Remaster)  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Louis Frémau 
16 Overture: Orphée aux enfers, 'Orpheus in the Underworld' (2005 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan 
17 Ouvertüre/Vorspiel/Prélude (Orchester): Hänsel und Gretel  - Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Jeffr 
Disc 3 
01 Overture: Dido and Aeneas  - Emmanuelle Haïm/Le Concert d`Astrée 
02 [Largo] - Allegro: Alcina - Opera in three acts HWV34, Act I, Scene 1, Overture  - City of London Baroque Sinfonia/Simon Standage/Ian 
03 Sinfony (Grave - Allegro moderato): Messiah, HWV 56 (1992 - Remaster)  - King's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of St. Mar 
04 Ouvertüre: Fidelio  - Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle 
05 Ouvertüre (Orchester): Der Freischütz · Oper in 3 Akten (1985 - Remaster)  - Rudolf Schock/Elisabeth Grümmer /Karl Christian Ko 
06 Euryanthe Overture J291 (1988 Digital Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
07 Overture: Light Cavalry  - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Ma 
08 Overture: Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien  - Sir Neville Marriner 
09 Overture: Dichter und Bauer  - Sir Neville Marriner 
10 Ouvertüre zu "Die lustigen Weiber"  - Robert Heger 
11 Overture: Die Fledermaus (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée after 'Le Réveillon' by H  - Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus/Sadler's Wells Opera O 
12 Overture: The Gypsy Baron (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Ignaz Schnitzer after the novel by Mór Jókai · English  - Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus/John Barker/Sadler's W 
13 Overture: Der Fliegende Holländer  - London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 
14 Ride of the Valkyries (concert version): Die Walküre  - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons 
15 Vorspiel (Prelude), 1.Aufzug: Lohengrin  - Mariss Jansons 
16 Overture: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1989 - Remaster)  - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult 
Disc 4 
01 Overture: Rodelinda, Regina dei Longobardi  - Sophie Daneman/Daniel Taylor/Adrian Thompson/Cathe 
02 Overture: Serse  - William Christie/Choeurs et Orchestre des Arts Flo 
03 Overture: Orfeo ed Euridice (Viennese version, 1762) (1997 Digital Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 
04 Ouverture: Armide  - Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia 
05 Sinfonia: Ezio  - Sonia Prina/Ann Hallenberg/Max Emanuel Cencic/Topi 
06 Overture: Idomeneo K366 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis 
07 Overture: La finta giardiniera K196 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis 
08 Overture: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail K384 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis 
09 Overture: Der Schauspieldirektor K486 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis 
10 Overture: Die Zauberflöte K620 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis 
11 Overture: Der Geschöpfe des Prometheus Op. 43  - London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 
12 Coriolan Op. 62  - London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 
13 Overture: Egmont Op. 84  - London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 
14 Overture: Linda di Chamounix (1962 Digital Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Tullio Serafin 
15 Overture: Don Pasquale (1989 Digital Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Tullio Serafin 
Disc 5 
01 Overture: L'Inganno felice (1991 - Remaster)  - Polish Chamber Orchestra/Jerzy Maksymiuk 
02 Overture: La Cenerentola, or La bontà in trionfo (1989 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Tullio Serafin 
03 Overture: La cambiale di matrimonio (1992 - Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham 
04 Overture: La Gazza ladra (1992 - Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham 
05 Overture: Semiramide (1992 - Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham 
06 Overture: Le Comte Ory (1992 - Remaster)  - Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra/Vittorio Gui 
07 Ouverture (tempo di marcia): La Boutique fantasque (version original) (2006 - Remaster)  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Eugene Goossens 
08 Overture: Norma (1962 Digital Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Tullio Serafin 
09 Sinfonia: I Capuleti e i Montecchi  - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/ 
10 Overture: Romeo and Juliette  - Angela Gheorghiu/Roberto Alagna/José Van Dam/Marie 
11 Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture  - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons 
12 1812 Finale Op. 49 (6 mins Extract)  - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons 
13 Introduction (Allegro vivo - Andantino): Sleeping Beauty, Op.66  - Philharmonia Orchestra/John Lanchbery/Christopher 
14 Festive Overture in A Op. 96  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Litton 
15 Overture: HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor) (1987 - Remaster)  - Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 
16 Overture: Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride) (1987 - Remaster)  - Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 
17 The Yeomen of the Guard - Overture  - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Kenneth Alwyn 
Disc 6 
01 Overture: Iolanthe (or, The Peer and the Peri) (1987 - Remaster)  - Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 
02 Overture: The Pirates of Penzance (or, The Slave of Duty) (1987 - Remaster)  - Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 
03 Overture: The Sorcerer (1987 - Remaster)  - Sir Malcolm Sargent 
04 Cox and Box (or, The Long-Lost Brothers) - Overture (1987 - Remaster)  - Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 
05 Overture: Princess Ida (or, Castle Adamant) (1987 - Remaster)  - Sir Malcolm Sargent 
06 Overture: The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu) (1987 - Remaster)  - Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent 
07 Cockaigne (In London Town) - Concert Overture, Op.40 (2004 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli 
08 Overture (orchestra): The Arcadians (highlights) (A fantastic musical play in three acts · Lyrics by Arthur Wimperis, P  - Nigel Brooks Chorus/Gilbert Vinter & His Orche 
09 Overture (orchestra): The Desert Song (highlights) (A musical play in two acts · Book & lyrics by Otto Harbach, Osc  - Michael Collins & His Orchestra 
10 Overture: Show Boat: Show Boat  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
11 Overture: Girl Crazy: Girl Crazy  - New Princess Theater Orchestra/John McGlinn 
12 Prelude: Of Thee I Sing  - John McGlinn 
13 Overture: Annie Get Your Gun  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
14 Overture: Anything Goes: Anything Goes  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
15 Overture: Can-Can: Can-Can  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
16 Overture: Kiss Me, Kate: Kiss Me, Kate  - London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn 
17 Overture: Wonderful Town  - Sir Simon Rattle/Birmingham Contemporary Music Gro 
18 Overture: Candide  - London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn 


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