The Best Classical Music of All Time (3CD)

ABC Classics & Jazz
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The world’s favourite classical music, played by the great Australian symphony orchestras!

From Mozart to Massenet, Beethoven to Brahms, Chopin to Tchaikovsky, this 3CD box set is a treasure chest of classical gems. All the great composers are here, with the music you know and love: the blazing brilliance of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyrie, the melting beauty of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, the wit and humour of Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Elgar’s mighty Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations, the elegant delights of Boccherini’s Minuet, Hoffstetter’s Serenade and the Barcarolle from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann, the sublime simplicity of Satie’s Gymnopédies, and the sheer pleasure of Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, and much, much more.

Treat yourself or your loved ones with this superb collection.

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CD 1:
1. ROSSINI Galop from William Tell: Overture
2. MOZART Clarinet Concerto: Adagio
3. WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries from The Valkyrie
Scene, Act II
Waltz (Act I)
6. BIZET The Toreador Song from Carmen Suite No. 1
7. ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4
8. SCHUBERT Marche Militaire No. 1
in D major
9. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7: Allegretto
10. DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
11. PIERNÉ Entrance of the Little Fauns
12. LIADOV A Musical Snuffbox
13. MASSENET Aragonaise from Le Cid
14. BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5
15. TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty: Waltz
16. WAGNER Entry of the Guests (Grand March) from Tannhäuser

CD 2:
1-5. RESPIGHI The Birds 18’18
6. HANDEL Hornpipe (Water Music) 3’11
7. HANDEL Air (Water Music) 6’08
8. BACH Air (‘Air on the G String’) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 3’22
9. ELGAR ‘Enigma’ Variations: Nimrod 3’17
10. MASCAGNI Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo 3’29
11. SUPPÉ Light Cavalry: Overture 7’28
12. FAURÉ Spanish Dance from Dolly 2’20
13. MENDELSSOHN Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream 3’55
14. BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture 4’40
SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals:
15. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
16. Hens and Roosters
17. Wild Asses
18. Tortoises
19. The Elephant
20. Kangaroos
21. Aquarium
22. Persons with Long Ears
23. The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods
24. Aviary
25. Pianists
26. Fossils
27. The Swan
28. Finale

CD 3:
1. HANDEL Largo (Ombra mai fù)
2. BIZET Séguidille from
Carmen Suite No. 1
4. GRIEG Norwegian Dance
5. ELGAR Chanson de matin
6. WALDTEUFEL The Skaters’ Waltz
7. OFFENBACH Barcarolle from
The Tales of Hoffmann
8. BORODIN Nocturne from
String Quartet No. 2
9. BOCCHERINI Minuet from String Quintet in E major, G275
10. SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1
11. SATIE Gymnopédie No. 3
12. MOZART Gran Partita: Adagio
GRIEG Holberg Suite
13. I. Praeludium
14. II. Sarabande
15. III. Gavotte
16. IV. Air
17. V. Rigaudon
18. SIBELIUS Karelia Suite: Intermezzo
19. KHACHATURIAN Spartacus: Adagio
20. KREISLER Schön Rosmarin

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