100 Best Romantic Classics (6 CD box set, FLAC)
100 Best Romantic Classics (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 1.84 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

Disc: 1
01. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso [Opening]
02. Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Balcony Scene [Excerpt]
03. The Gadfly, suite from the film score, Op. 97a (assembled by Atovmyan): Romance
04. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): [Excerpt]
05. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: Variation 18
06. Masquerada, suite from the incidental music for orchestra (or piano): Waltz
07. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
08. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Grand pas de deux
09. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2. Andante
10. Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35: 2. The Stoty of the Kalendar Prince [Opening]
11. Spartacus, ballet: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia [Excerpt]
12. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Act 2. No. 10. Scene
13. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2. Adagio sostenuto [Opening]
14. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dances [Opening]
15. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3. Adagio [Opening]
16. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Waltz
17. L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: [Conclusion]

Disc: 2
01. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (‘Elvira Madigan’) K. 467: 2. Andante [Excerpt]
02. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major (‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’), K. 525: 2. Romanze: Andante
03. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor (‘Moonlight’), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto [Excerpt]
04. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major (‘Emperor’), Op. 73: 2. Adagio
05. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: 2. Romanza: Andante cantabile
06. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un’aura amorosa
07. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor (‘Pathétique’), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile
08. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 2. Andante [Excerpt]
09. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio
10. Song Without Words for piano No. 30 in A major (‘Frühlingslied’), Op. 62/6
11. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2. Adagio [Opening]
12. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Nocturne
13. Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150): Beim Schlafengehen [Conclusion]
14. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314): [Excerpt]
15. Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow), for violin & piano
16. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March

Disc: 3
01. Les contes d’Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle
02. The Swan (from ‘Carnival of the Animals’), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements
03. Carmen, opera: Habanera. L’amour est un oiseau rebelle
04. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3
05. Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet. Dôme épais
06. Faust, opera: Ballet Music. Les nubiennes
07. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix
08. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50
09. Plaisir d’amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
10. Romance for violin & orchestra in C major, Op. 48
11. Berceuse, for piano, 4 hands or orchestra (Dolly, suite), Op. 56/1
12. Carmen, opera: Act 3. Entr’acte
13. Chanson d’amour, song for voice & piano in F major, Op. 27/1
14. Gymnopedie for piano No. 1
15. Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet: Intermezzo & Valse lente
16. Les Deux Pigeons, ballet: Pas de deux pigeons
17. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera ‘Thaïs’)

Disc: 4
01. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: Morning
02. Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast No. 2), JB 1:112/2: [Excerpt]
03. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: 2. Adagio
04. Symphony No. 9 in E minor (‘From the New World’), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): 2. Largo [Opening]
05. Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6
06. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Song to the Moon
07. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: 2. Romance. Largehtto [Opening]
08. Humoresque No. 7 for piano in G flat major, B. 187/7 (Op. 101/7)
09. Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement): Prelude in A
10. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124 (LW H4): 2. Quasi adagio
11. Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music for orchestra, Op. 46: At the Castle Gate
12. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7
13. Jalousie, tango for orchestra
14. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
15. Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major (‘O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst’), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3)
16. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Vilja

Disc: 5
01. Salut d’amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12
02. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera ‘Sir John In Love’)
03. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 1. Adagio – Moderato [Opening]
04. The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra: [Opening]
05. Pieces (2) (‘Chanson de matin’ & ‘Chanson de nuit’), for violin & piano (later orchestrated), Op. 15: Chanson de matin
06. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras: [Opening]
07. Michelle
08. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Venus [Conclusion]
09. Standing Stone, for orchestra & chorus: Celebration
10. The Piano, film score: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
11. Cavatina (from ‘The Deer Hunter’)
12. American Beauty, film score: Any Other Name
13. My Heart Will Go On (from the film ‘Titanic’)
14. Melodia sentimental, for voice & piano (from Floresta do Amazones), A. 556
15. Porgy and Bess, opera: Summertime
16. Symphonic Dances (9) from ‘West Side Story’, for orchestra (orchestrated with Ramin & Kostal): 2. Somewhere
17. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé): [Conclusion]

Disc: 6
01. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo
02. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
03. España, album leaves (6) for piano, Op. 165, B. 37: Tango
04. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
05. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major (‘La Primavera,’ The Four Seasons; ‘Il cimento’ No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269: 1.
06. L’incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Pur ti miro
07. Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5 [aka Op. 13/5], G. 275)
08. L’amico Fritz, opera (commedia lyrica) in 3 acts: O amore, o bella luce del core
09. Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar
10. Romeo and Juliet, film score: Ai giochi addio
11. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio [Opening]
12. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Vogliatemi bene
13. Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93: 2. Largo
14. Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) (‘Gypsy Airs’), Op. 20
15. Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song
16. Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7: Sevilla
17. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for these. These EMI sets are the best of the “Best of…” genre… IMHO :-)

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