Tracklist

CD 1: Romantic
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Roman Carnival Overture, op. 9
Hector Berlioz 9:46
2 Hungarian Rhapsody no. 3 in D major, S. 359 no. 3
Franz Liszt 7:56
3 Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major, op. 97 "Rhenish": I. Lebhaft
Robert Schumann 8:56
4 Frühlingsstimmen "Voices of Spring", op. 410
Johann Strauss II 5:52
5 Khovantschina: Dance of the Persian Slaves
Modest Mussorgsky 6:20
6 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
Johannes Brahms 7:47
7 Carnival Overture, op. 92
Antonín Dvořák 9:34
8 Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
Richard Wagner 6:15
9 Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36: IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 8:11
CD 2: Late Romantic
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mlada: V. Procession of the Nobles
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 4:41
2 Pavane in F-sharp minor, op. 50
Gabriel Fauré 6:47
3 Symphony no. 1 in E major, op. 26: Lento
Alexander Scriabin 7:38
4 Symphony no. 4 in E flat "Romantic", WAB 104: III. Scherzo: Bewegt - Trio: Nicht zu schnell, keinesfalls schleppend
Anton Bruckner 10:15
5 Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam
Gustav Mahler 9:55
6 Pomp and Circumstance March in D major, op. 39 no. 1
Sir Edward Elgar 6:05
7 Poème de l'amour et de la mer, op 19: II. Interlude
Ernest Chausson 2:36
8 On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, RT vi/19 no. 1
Frederick Delius 7:28
9 The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Paul Dukas 10:28
10 Ein Heldenleben "A Hero's Life", op. 40: Renunciation
Richard Strauss 6:36
CD 3: Twentieth Century
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Finlandia, op. 26
Jean Sibelius 9:36
2 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, op. 43: Variation 18: Andante cantabile
Sergei Rachmaninoff 3:01
3 Pavane pour une infante défunte
Maurice Ravel 6:44
4 Nocturne, L. 91 no. 2: Fête
Claude Debussy 6:44
5 The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei
Igor Stravinsky 3:54
6 Feste romane, P. 157 no. 4: La Befana
Ottorino Respighi 5:03
7 Fantasia on Greensleeves
Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:42
8 Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta, Sz. 106: III. Adagio
Béla Bartók 7:02
9 Adagio for strings, op. 11
Samuel Barber 6:29
10 Rodeo: Hoedown
Aaron Copland 4:12
11 Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 2, op. 64 ter: Montagues and Capulets
Sergei Prokofiev 4:50
12 Piece for Orchestra, op. 16 no. 4: Peripetie: Sehr Rasch
Arnold Schönberg 2:34
13 Piece for Theatre Orchestra, S. 20 no. 3: In the Night
Charles Ives 2:48
14 Candide: Overture
Leonard Bernstein 4:19
CD 4: Opera
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Orphée et Eurydice, Act 4: J'ai perdu mon Eurydice
Christoph Willibald Gluck 4:24
2 Don Giovanni, Act 1: Madamina il catalogo è questo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:33
3 Fidelio, Act II no. 15: O namenlose Freude!
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:18
4 Norma, Act I: Casta Diva
Vincenzo Bellini 5:38
5 Il barbière di Siviglia: Largo al factotum della città
Gioachino Rossini 4:48
6 L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Una furtiva lagrima
Gaetano Donizetti 4:55
7 La Traviata: Lunge da lei - De'miei bollenti spiriti
Giuseppe Verdi 3:51
8 Aida: O patria mia
Giuseppe Verdi 7:04
9 Tannhäuser: Wie Todesahnung O du mein holder Abendstern
Richard Wagner 4:19
10 Carmen, Act II: Votre toast je peux vous le rende
Georges Bizet 4:55
11 La Gioconda, Act IV: Suicidio!
Amilcare Ponchielli 4:19
12 Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti la giubba
Ruggero Leoncavallo 3:54
13 La fanciulla del West, Act III: Ch'ella mi creda libero
Giacomo Puccini 2:27
14 Tosca, Act III: E lucevan le stelle
Giacomo Puccini 2:58
15 Adriana Lecouvreur, Act I: Ecco: Respiro appena - Io son l'umile anciella
Francesco Cilea 3:33
16 Peter Grimes: Embroidery in Childhood was a Luxury of Idleness
Benjamin Britten 4:55
17 Salome: Ah! Ich habe deinen Mund geküßt
Richard Strauss 4:28

Credits

CD 1: Romantic

violin:
Nathan Milstein (1960-06-23 – 1960-06-24) (track 6)
additional orchestrator:
Franz Doppler (track 2)
composer:
Franz Liszt (track 2)
Hector Berlioz (1843) (track 1)
Robert Schumann (German classical composer) (1850-11-02 – 1850-12-09) (track 3)
Richard Wagner (1857-10 – 1859-08) (track 8)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1877 – 1878) (track 9)
Johannes Brahms (1878) (track 6)
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, "Walzerkönig", Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (1882) (track 4)
Antonín Dvořák (1891-07-28 – 1891-09-12) (track 7)
conductor:
Willi Boskovsky (tracks 2, 4)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 7)
Riccardo Muti (track 9)
Anatole Fistoulari (1960-06-23 – 1960-06-24) (track 6)
librettist:
Richard Wagner (1857-08-20 – 1857-09-18) (track 8)
orchestra:
Hallé Orchestra (track 1)
London Philharmonia Orchestra (name used on budget releases, not the London Philharmonic or the New Philharmonia) (tracks 7, 9)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1960-06-23 – 1960-06-24) (track 6)
orchestrator:
Franz Liszt (track 2)
performer:
Mariss Jansons (Latvian conductor) (track 8)
part of:
Works of Antonín Dvořák by opus number (number: op. 92) (track 7)
Catalogue of the Works of Hector Berlioz (number: H. 95) (track 1)
Works of Johann Strauss Jr. by opus number (number: op. 410) (track 4)
arrangements:
Frühlingsstimmen, op. 410 (for piano, arr. Alfred Grünfeld) (track 4)
Frühlingsstimmen, op. 410 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Isoldens Tod (track 8)
Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36: IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco (for piano four hands, Taneyev) (track 9)
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod (concert piece) (track 8)
later versions:
Voci di Primavera (version with solo voice; “Frühlingsstimmen” in Italian) (track 4)
orchestration of:
orchestrations:
Khovanshchina: Act IV, Scene I. Dance of the Persian Slave Girls (orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov) (track 5)
part of:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 2: Late Romantic

premiered in:
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany (1899-03-03) (track 10)
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (1901-10-19) (track 6)
composer:
Ernest Chausson (track 7)
Frederick Delius (track 8)
Anton Bruckner (1874) (track 4)
Gabriel Fauré (1887) (track 2)
Paul Dukas (1896 – 1897) (track 9)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1898) (track 10)
Edward Elgar (1901) (track 6)
Gustav Mahler (1901 – 1902) (track 5)
conductor:
Sir John Barbirolli (tracks 5, 8)
Sir Adrian Boult (tracks 1, 6)
Rudolf Kempe (track 10)
Riccardo Muti (track 3)
Georges Prêtre (track 9)
Klaus Tennstedt (track 4)
lyricist:
orchestra:
Hallé Orchestra (track 8)
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 2, 5)
part of:
Works of Richard Strauss by opus number (number: op. 40) (track 10)
Werkverzeichnis (Richard Strauss TrV) (number: TrV 190) (track 10)
arrangement of:
Pavane, op. 50 (for piano and chorus) (track 2)
arrangements:
Adagietto From Symphony no. 5 (arr. J. Nurse for piano quintet) (track 5)
Adagietto aus der 5. Symphonie (for violin and piano, Wittinger) (track 5)
L'Apprenti sorcier (for piano, arr. Staub) (track 9)
L’Apprenti sorcier (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
L’apprenti sorcier (for two pianos) (track 9)
Pomp and Circumstance Marches, op. 39: March no. 1 in D major (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
is the basis for:
Coronation Ode, op. 44: VI. Finale: "Land of Hope and Glory" (contralto soloist, with chorus) (track 6)
L'Apprenti sorcier (track 9)
part of:
Symphonie Nr. 4 Es-dur, WAB 104 "Romantische" (generic, use if unsure which edition to use) (track 4)
Symphony no. 5 (movement) (track 5)
Mlada Suite (track 1)
partial recording of:
Ein Heldenleben (op 40; TrV 190) (track 10)
parts:
recording of:
Pavane in F-sharp minor, op. 50 (for orchestra and (optional) chorus) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Fantasmic! (theme park show soundtrack) (tracks 9, 9)

CD 3: Twentieth Century

premiered in:
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1900-07-02) (track 1)
piano:
Cécile Ousset (1984-05-03 – 1984-05-04) (track 2)
arranger:
Ralph Greaves (1934) (tracks 7, 7)
balance engineer:
Michael Sheady (1984-05-03 – 1984-05-04) (track 2)
composer:
Béla Bartók (composer) (track 8)
Leonard Bernstein (track 14)
Charles Ives (track 13)
Claude Debussy (1897-12 – 1899-12) (track 4)
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (1899) (track 3)
Jean Sibelius (1899) (track 1)
Arnold Schönberg (1909) (track 12)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1924 – 1928) (track 7)
Ottorino Respighi (1928) (track 6)
Сергей Рахманинов (1934-07-03 – 1934-08-18) (tracks 2, 2)
Samuel Barber (1936) (track 9)
Aaron Copland (American composer, composition teacher, writer, and conductor, 1900-1990) (1942) (track 10)
conductor:
Mariss Jansons (Latvian conductor) (track 11)
Herbert von Karajan (tracks 1, 8)
Ingo Metzmacher (track 13)
André Previn (tracks 3–4)
Simon Rattle (track 12)
Leonard Slatkin (tracks 10, 14)
Leopold Stokowski (tracks 5, 9)
Sir Simon Rattle (1984-05-03 – 1984-05-04) (track 2)
Riccardo Muti (1984-11) (track 6)
instruments:
Ensemble Modern (track 13)
orchestra:
City of London Sinfonia (chamber orchestra) (track 7)
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 3–4)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1984-05-03 – 1984-05-04) (track 2)
The Philadelphia Orchestra (1984-11) (track 6)
orchestrator:
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (1910) (track 3)
Samuel Barber (1938) (track 9)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (1984-05-03 – 1984-05-04) (track 2)
revised by:
Jean Sibelius (1900) (track 1)
premiered at:
Konsertti (1900-07-02) (track 1)
[concert] (1934-11-07) (track 2)
[concert] (1900-12-09) (track 4)
[radio broadcast] (1938-11-05) (track 9)
publisher:
Breitkopf & Härtel (1905) (track 1)
Oxford University Press (1936) (track 7)
premiered at:
recorded at:
Warwick Arts Centre: Butterworth Hall in Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom (1984-05-03 – 1984-05-04) (track 2)
Memorial Hall (Philadelphia) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (1984-11) (track 6)
part of:
Works of Jean Sibelius by opus number (number: op. 26) (track 1)
Works of Sergei Rachmaninoff by opus number (number: op. 43) (track 2)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Adagio for Strings (Lee Jackson arrangement) (track 9)
Adagio for Strings (for organ, Strickland) (track 9)
Adagio for Strings (arr. Lucien Cailliet for clarinet choir) (track 9)
Adagio for Strings (arr. John O'Reilly for woodwind band) (track 9)
Adagio for Strings (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
Agnus Dei (arr. Samuel Barber for chorus) (track 9)
Candide Overture (for band, Grundman) (track 14)
Feste romane: IV. La befana (for band, van Grevenbroek) (track 6)
Finlandia (Nightwish’s version) (track 1)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for piano) (track 1)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for organ, Fricker) (track 1)
Finlandia, op. 26 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir, arr. Jorma Panula) (track 1)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in A-flat major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 1)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for mixed choir in F major, arr. Jean Sibelius) (track 1)
Finlandia-hymni, op. 26 (for male choir) (track 1)
Fünf Orchesterstücke, op. 16: IV. Peripetie (for two pianos, Webern) (track 12)
Hoe-Down (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
Hoe-Down (for violin, arr. Harris) (track 10)
Hoedown from Rodeo (for brass band, Snell) (track 10)
Hymne de Finlandia, op. 26 no. 1 (for guitar, transcr. Unger) (track 1)
Nocturnes, L. 91, CD 98: II. Fêtes (arranged by Ravel for piano duo) (track 4)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 (for 2 pianos) (track 2)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43: Variation XVIII (for violin and piano, Kreisler) (track 2)
is based on:
Greensleeves (track 7)
Lovely Joan (traditional English folk song) (track 7)
Sir John in Love (track 7)
is the basis for:
Be Still My Soul (track 1)
E Sarà Così (song based on "Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini") (track 2)
Gweddi Dros Gymru ("Dros Gymru'n gwlad, o Dad dyrchafwn gri" (Finlandia)) (track 1)
Never Say Goodbye (track 3)
Vegli al mattino (track 1)
We Rest on Thee (track 1)
orchestration of:
Pavane pour une infante défunte (for solo piano) (track 3)
part of:
Candide (track 14)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 (for piano and orchestra) (track 2)
Nocturnes, L. 91, CD 98 (for orchestra) (track 4)
Feste romane, P. 157 (movement) (track 6)
Firebird Suite (catch-all for unknown versions) (track 5)
Rodeo (symphonic version) (track 10)
partial recording of:
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 (for piano and orchestra) (track 2)
parts:
recording of:
Adagio for Strings (track 9)
Candide: Overture (track 14)
Finlandia, op. 26 (for orchestra) (track 1)
Firebird Suite: V. Infernal Dance of King Kastchei (catch-all for unknown versions) (track 5)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (orchestrated version) (track 3)
Rodeo: IV. Hoedown (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 2)
version of:

CD 4: Opera

choir vocals:
Rene Duclos Choir (track 10)
composer:
Georges Bizet (track 10)
Francesco Cilea (track 15)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 2)
Amilcare Ponchielli (track 11)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 5)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 7, 7–8)
Richard Wagner (track 9)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 4)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1814) (track 3)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (track 6)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 12)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (track 14)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1903 – 1905) (track 17)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1910) (track 13)
Benjamin Britten (1942 – 1945) (track 16)
conductor:
Alberto Erede (conductor) (track 7)
Alceo Galliera (track 5)
Franco Ghione (track 14)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 2)
Nils Grevillius (track 13)
Bernard Haitink (track 16)
Herbert von Karajan (track 17)
Otto Klemperer (German-born conductor and composer, 1885-1973) (track 3)
Franz Konwitschny (track 9)
Lovro von Matačić (track 12)
Riccardo Muti (track 8)
Georges Prêtre (tracks 1, 10)
Tullio Serafin (track 4)
Antonino Votto (conductor) (tracks 11, 15)
librettist:
Richard Wagner (track 9)
Arrigo Boito (track 11)
Arturo Colautti (track 15)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 2)
Ludovic Halévy (track 10)
Henri Meilhac (track 10)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 7, 7)
Cesare Sterbini (track 5)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 4)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 12)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (track 14)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (track 14)
Charles Montagu Slater (1942 – 1945) (track 16)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 2–3, 5)
La Scala Theater Orchestra (tracks 4, 11–12, 14–15)
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 8)
Stockholm Orchestra (track 13)
translator:
arrangements:
L'elisir d'amore: Atto II. Romanza "Una furtiva lagrima" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
O Star of Eve from Tannhäuser (for organ, Lemare) (track 9)
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 12)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Tannhäuser: O du mein holder Abendstern (for cello and piano, David Popper) (track 9)
Tannhäuser: O du mein holder Abendstern (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
is the basis for:
Figaro (track 5)
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 12)
later parody versions:
Honneur aux barbus (track 5)
later translated versions:
Tosca: Aufzug III. "Und es blitzen die Sterne" ("E lucevan le stelle") (track 14)
人知れぬ涙 (track 6)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 10)
La traviata: Atto II (tracks 7, 7)
Norma: Atto I (track 4)
Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 41 (French version, 1774) (track 1)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 12)
Peter Grimes (track 16)
Salome (op. 54; TrV 215) (track 17)
Tosca: Atto III (track 14)
Aida: Atto Terzo (track 8)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 10)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 4–5, 10, 12, 14)

Release

ASIN: US: B000002SCD [info]