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From the Reader's Digest favourites from the classics series

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Tracklist

CD 1: Magical Nights... Enchanting Melodies
# Title Rating Length
1 Miniature Overture
3:13
2 March
2:20
3 Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
2:37
4 Russian Dance (Trepak)
1:10
5 Arabian Dance
4:23
6 Chinese Dance
1:11
7 Dance of the Flutes
2:42
8 Waltz of the Flowers
7:52
9 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
2:33
10 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
2:23
11 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
2:04
12 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
3:48
13 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
2:20
14 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
2:07
15 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
0:45
16 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
1:16
17 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
4:12
18 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
2:55
19 Highlights from 'The Sleeping Beauty'
1:43
20 Highlights from 'Swan Lake'
3:05
21 Highlights from 'Swan Lake'
4:21
22 Highlights from 'Swan Lake'
1:37
23 Highlights from 'Swan Lake'
4:47
24 Highlights from 'Swan Lake'
6:23
25 Highlights from 'Swan Lake'
3:21
26 Highlights from 'Swan Lake'
2:44
CD 2: Romantic Reflections
# Title Rating Length
1 Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor - 1st Movement
19:39
2 Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor - 2nd Movement
7:21
3 Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor - 3rd Movement
6:38
4 Symphony No.6 in B Minor ('Patheique')
17:28
5 Waltz from Symphony No.5 in E Minor
6:04
6 Andante Cantabile
5:32
7 Pas de Deux from Act II of 'The Nutcracker'
4:29
CD 3: Timeless Favourites
# Title Rating Length
1 Fantasy - Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
21:00
2 Marche Slave
10:26
3 Waltz from Serenade for Strings
3:48
4 Capriccio Italien
14:15
5 Polonaise from 'Eugene Onegin'
4:19
6 '1812' Overture
15:28

Credits

CD 1: Magical Nights... Enchanting Melodies

composer:
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (tracks 2–8)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (– 1892) (track 1)
conductor:
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell) (tracks 1–8)
orchestra:
London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971) (tracks 1–8)
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1–8)
New Symphony Orchestra of London (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra) (tracks 20–26)
arrangements:
The Nutcracker Suite: March (Jim Dooley's arrangement) (track 2)
The Nutcracker: Danse des mirlitons (for organ, Goss-Custard) (track 7)
The Nutcracker: Ouverture miniature (for organ, Goss-Custard) (track 1)
The Nutcracker: Valse des fleurs (for organ, Goss-Custard) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Nutrocker (track 2)
part of:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Tchaikovsky (tracks 1–4, 6–7)
revision of:

CD 2: Romantic Reflections

piano:
Earl Wild (tracks 1–3)
arranger:
Thomas Frost (track 6)
composer:
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (track 7)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1871) (track 6)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1874-11 – 1875-02) (tracks 1–3)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1888) (track 6)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1888-05 – 1888-08) (track 5)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1893-02 – 1893-08) (track 4)
orchestra:
London Festival Orchestra ('house orchestra' of Decca Records, associated since 1980 with conductor Ross Pople) (track 4)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 5)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 1–3, 7)
premiered at:
part of:
The Tchaikovsky Handbook (number: TH 63) (track 6)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Andante cantabile (arr. by Schmid for string orchestra) (track 6)
Andante cantabile, TH 63, ČW 348 (arr Nakariakov for trumpet and orchestra) (track 6)
Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op. 64: III. Valse. Allegro moderato (for piano four hands, Taneyev) (track 5)
is the basis for:
AMERICA (STAGE 1) (City Connection) (track 1)
Concerto (track 1)
Tonight We Love (Freddy Martin 1941 hit) (track 1)
part of:
Щелкунчик, op. 71: Действие II (The Nutcracker, op. 71: Act 2) (track 7)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Andante cantabile, TH 63, ČW 348 (for cello and string orchestra) (track 6)
version of:

CD 3: Timeless Favourites

premiered in:
Moskva, Russia (1876-11-18) (track 2)
Moskva, Russia (1880-12-18) (track 4)
Moskva, Russia (1882-08-20) (track 6)
composer:
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (track 5)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1869) (track 1)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1876-09 – 1876-10) (track 2)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1880) (track 3)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1880-01 – 1880-05) (track 4)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1880-09 – 1880-11) (track 6)
dedicated to:
Милий Алексеевич Балакирев (Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev) (track 1)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (track 6)
New Symphony Orchestra of London (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra) (track 4)
revised by:
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1870) (track 1)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1880) (track 1)
part of:
The Tchaikovsky Handbook (number: TH 42) (track 1)
The Tchaikovsky Handbook (number: TH 45) (track 2)
The Tchaikovsky Handbook (number: TH 47) (track 4)
The Tchaikovsky Handbook (number: TH 49) (track 6)
arrangements:
1812 Ofarture (track 6)
Capriccio Italien (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Capriccio Italien, op. 45 (for wind band, Winterbottom) (track 4)
Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39 (for piano four hands, Nadezhda Purgold) (track 1)
The Year 1812, Festival Overture in E-flat major (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
is based on:
is the basis for:
1812 Overdrive (track 6)
1812 Overture (excerpt) (Stan LePard adaptation) (track 6)
Polonaise aus Tschaikowskys „Eugen Onegin“, S. 429 (for solo piano, Liszt) (track 5)
アマール (track 2)
part of:
recording of:
Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39 (1880 version, commonly performed) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
revision of:
Romeo and Juliet (1870, rarely performed) (track 1)