A Treasury of All-Time Classics

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CD 1: Grace and Elegance / Beauty and Gaiety (Part 1) RDCD 771
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1Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera)
conductor:
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1971)
recording of:
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture
composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (in 1791)
part of:
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart6:50
2Canon
orchestra:
London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971)
conductor:
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1984)
recording of:
Canon and Gigue in D major, T. 377: I. Canon
composer:
Johann Pachelbel (composer)
part of:
Canon and Gigue in D major, T. 377
Johann Pachelbel3:48
3Serenade
orchestra:
London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971)
conductor:
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1980)
recording of:
String Quartet in F major, op. 3 no. 5, Hob. III:17: II. Andante cantabile (catch all for arrangements)
composer:
Roman Hoffstetter
arrangement of:
String Quartet in F major, op. 3 no. 5, Hob. III:17: II. Andante cantabile
Joseph Haydn2:40
4Arrival of The Queen of Sheba from ‘Solomon’
orchestra:
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976)
conductor:
Sir Arthur Bliss (composer)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1968)
recording of:
Solomon, HWV 67: Act III. Sinfonia “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (in 1748)
publisher:
Hallische Händel‐Ausgabe der Georg‐Friedrich‐Händel‐Gesellschaft
part of:
Solomon, HWV 67: Act III
George Frideric Handel3:17
5Fifth Symphony - 1st Movement (excerpt)
orchestra:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor:
René Leibowitz (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1961)
partial recording of:
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (German composer) (from 1804 until 1808)
part of:
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67
Ludwig van Beethoven2:48
6Air on a G String
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Baroque Ensemble
conductor:
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1980)
recording of:
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (Air on the G string)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (in 1730)
part of:
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068
Johann Sebastian Bach4:05
7Spring from ‘The Four Seasons’
violin:
José‐Luis García (violinist & conductor)
orchestra:
English Chamber Orchestra
conductor:
Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1989)
recording of:
Concerto in E major, op. 8 no. 1, RV 269 “La primavera”
composer:
Antonio Vivaldi (in 1723)
part of:
Catalogo numerico-tematico delle opere strumentali (Antonio Vivaldi) (number: F. I/22) and Ryom-Verzeichnis (number: RV 269)
part of:
Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione, op. 8
part of:
Le quattro stagioni (“The Four Seasons”)
Antonio Vivaldi10:18
8Una furtiva lagrima from ‘L’elisir d’amore’
clarinet:
Thomas Kelly (clarinettist)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera)
conductor:
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1990)
recording of:
L’elisir d’amore: “Una furtiva lagrima” (catch-all for arrangements)
composer:
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer)
arrangement of:
L’elisir d’amore: Atto II. Romanza “Una furtiva lagrima” (Nemorino)
Gaetano Donizetti4:08
9Serenade
orchestra:
London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971)
conductor:
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1986)
recording of:
Schwanengesang, D. 957: IV. Ständchen (catch-all for arrangements)
composer:
Franz Schubert (composer)
arrangement of:
Schwanengesang, D. 957: IV. Ständchen (Leise flehen meine Lieder) (for voice and piano)
Franz Schubert2:06
10Casta Diva from ‘Norma’
oboe:
Chris Cowie
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera)
conductor:
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1990)
instrumental recording of:
Casta Diva (from Norma) (catch-all for arrangements)
composer:
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer)
arrangement of:
Norma: Atto I, scena 1. Scena e cavatina “Casta Diva, che inargenti” (Norma, coro)
Vincenzo Bellini3:09
11Dances from ‘William Tell’
orchestra:
RCA Italiana Orchestra (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra)
conductor:
René Leibowitz (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1962)
Gioachino Rossini5:16
12Invitation to the Dance
orchestra:
New Symphony Orchestra of London (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra)
conductor:
Alexander Gibson (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1960)
recording of:
Aufforderung zum Tanz, op. 65 (orchestration not indicated)
composer:
Carl Maria von Weber
orchestration of:
Aufforderung zum Tanze, op. 65 (for piano)
Carl Maria von Weber8:41
13Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’Jacques Offenbach4:09
CD 2: Beauty and Gaiety (Concluded) / Inspiration and Grandeur (Part 1) RDCD 772
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1Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera)
conductor:
Douglas Gamley (film composer)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1972)
recording of:
Руслан и Людмила: Увертюра
composer:
Михаил Иванович Глинка (Russian composer) (from 1837 until 1842)
part of:
Руслан и Людмила
Mikhail Glinka5:49
2Scherzo from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera)
conductor:
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1960)
recording of:
Ein Sommernachtstraum, op. 61: 1. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
composer:
Felix Mendelssohn (composer) (in 1842)
part of:
Ein Sommernachtstraum, op. 61
Felix Mendelssohn4:50
3LiebestraumFranz Liszt2:30
4Waltz from ‘Les Patineurs’
orchestra:
Philharmonic Pops Orchestra
conductor:
Anatole Fistoulari (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1980)
partial recording of:
Les Patineurs
composer:
Giacomo Meyerbeer (composer)
arranger:
Constant Lambert (composer and conductor)
Giacomo Meyerbeer2:53
5Fantaisie - Impromptu
orchestra:
London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971)
conductor:
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1960)
recording of:
Fantaisie-impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (in 1834)
part of:
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 66)
Fryderyk Chopin2:36
6Funeral March of a Marionette
orchestra:
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts Symphonique de Paris
conductor:
René Leibowitz (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1960)
recording of:
Marche funèbre d’une marionnette
composer:
Charles Gounod (French composer) (in 1872)
Charles‐François Gounod3:58
7Ballet of the Sylphs from ‘The Damnation of Faust’
orchestra:
New Symphony Orchestra of London (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra)
conductor:
Alexander Gibson (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1962)
recording of:
La damnation de Faust, op. 24: Deuxième Partie, scéne 7. "Ballet des Sylphes"
composer:
Hector Berlioz (composer)
part of:
La Damnation de Faust, op. 24: Deuxième Partie
Hector Berlioz2:21
8Dedication
piano:
Douglas Gamley (film composer)
orchestra:
RCA Symphony Orchestra
conductor:
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1966)
recording of:
Myrthen, op. 25: Nr. 1. Widmung (catch-all for arrangements)
composer:
Robert Schumann (German classical composer)
arrangement of:
Myrthen, op. 25: Nr. 1. Widmung
Robert Schumann2:31
9Overture to ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’
orchestra:
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
conductor:
Josef Leo Gruber (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1961)
recording of:
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Ouvertüre
composer:
Otto Nicolai (composer and conductor)
librettist:
Salomon Hermann Mosenthal
part of:
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Otto Nicolai8:35
10Blue Danube Waltz
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera)
conductor:
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1962)
recording of:
An der schönen blauen Donau, op. 314
premiered in:
Wien, Austria (on 1867-02-15)
composer:
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, „Walzerkönig“, Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (in 1866)
part of:
Works of Johann Strauss Jr. by opus number (number: op. 314)
Johann Strauss II4:50
11Scherzo from String Quartet no. 2
orchestra:
London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971)
conductor:
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1986)
recording of:
String Quartet no. 2 in D major: II. Scherzo. Allegro (catch-all for arrangements)
composer:
Александр Порфирьевич Бородин (Alexander Borodin) (in 1881)
arrangement of:
String Quartet no. 2 in D major: II. Scherzo. Allegro
Alexander Borodin4:18
12Overture to ‘Light Cavalry’
orchestra:
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
conductor:
Josef Leo Gruber (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1960)
recording of:
Leichte Kavallerie: Ouvertüre
composer:
Franz von Suppé (composer)
part of:
Leichte Kavallerie
Franz von Suppé4:28
13Romance
piano:
Douglas Gamley (film composer)
orchestra:
RCA Symphony Orchestra
conductor:
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1966)
recording of:
Romance in E-flat major, op. 44 no. 1 (catch-all for arrangements)
composer:
Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн (Russian composer Anton Rubinstein)
arrangement of:
Romance in E-flat major, op. 44 no. 1 (for piano)
Anton Rubinstein3:31
14Hungarian Dance no. 5
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera)
conductor:
Eric Robinson (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1972)
recording of:
Hungarian Dance for Orchestra no. 5 in G minor: Allegro - Vivace (catch-all for unknown and one-off orchestrations)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (German composer) (in 1868)
orchestration of:
Hungarian Dances for piano, 4 hands, WoO 1, Book 1, No. 5 in F-sharp minor: Allegro – Vivace
part of:
Hungarian Dances for Orchestra (catch-all for unknown and one-off orchestrations)
Johannes Brahms2:39
15Grand March from ‘Tannhäuser’
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera)
conductor:
Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recording of:
Excerpt from Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, WWV 70: Aufzug II, Scene IV. Festmarsch (Grand March)
composer:
Richard Wagner (composer)
part of:
Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, WWV 70: Aufzug II, Scene IV. "Freudig begrüssen wir die edle Halle" (Einzug der Gäste)
Richard Wagner6:11
CD 3: Inspiration and Grandeur (Concluded) / Pride and Tenderness RDCD 773
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1Champagne Galop
orchestra:
New Symphony Orchestra (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra)
conductor:
Eric Robinson (conductor)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1971)
recording of:
Champagne Galop, op. 14
composer:
Hans Christian Lumbye (in 1845)
Hans Christian Lumbye2:09
2Skaters Waltz
orchestra: