101 Classical: The Best Classical Music Ever! (5CD)

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101 Classical brings together over a hundred classical favourites on five CDs, giving an indispensable overview of the extraordinary world of classical music. With over 60 composers featured, this album presents the rich majesty of the orchestra, the smooth delicacy of solo piano, rousing choruses, elegant dances and dazzling concertos.

Stretching back over 500 years of classical masterpieces, 101 Classical is the collection that proves why this music has proved so popular for so long: quite simply, it's irresistibly good!

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CD 1

  1. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
  2. GRIEG Morning Mood from Peer Gynt
  3. MASSENET Méditation from Thaïs
  4. MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  5. DES PREZ Ave Maria virgo serena
  6. BRAHMS Intermezzo in A major
  7. BACH Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio
  8. MENDELSSOHN Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  9. SCHUMANN Dreaming from Scenes of Childhood
  10. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
  11. VIVALDI Spring from The Four Seasons
  12. BACH We hurry with weak yet eager steps
  13. BEETHOVEN Moonlight Sonata
  14. MOZART Lacrimosa from Requiem
  15. ELGAR Nimrod from Enigma Variations
  16. CACCINI Ave Maria
  17. HAYDN Cello Concerto
  18. BIZET L'Arlesienne
  19. TARTINI The Devil's Trill
  20. MOZART Ave verum Corpus

CD 2

  1. BARBER Adagio for Strings
  2. CORELLI Christmas Concerto
  3. GRIEG In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
  4. HANDEL Zadok the Priest
  5. MONTEVERDI Dal mio Permesso amato from L'Orfeo
  6. SHOSTAKOVICH Romance from The Gadfly
  7. BEETHOVEN Ode to Joy from Symphony No.9
  8. ELGAR Sospiri
  9. TCHAIKOVSKY Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
  10. DELIUS Serenade from Hassan
  11. RAVEL Bolero
  12. BERLIOZ The Repose of the Holy Family
  13. HANDEL The Trumpet Shall Sound from Messiah
  14. HAYDN Symphony No. 86
  15. SAINT-SAENS The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
  16. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  17. SIBELIUS Valse triste
  18. RAVEL Pavane pour une infante defunte
  19. BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier

CD 3

  1. MOZART Clarinet Concerto
  2. PROKOFIEV Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet
  3. RACHMANINOFF Vocalise
  4. CHOPIN Nocturne in B major
  5. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN O tu suavissima virga
  6. BACH Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  7. SUPPE Light Cavalry Overture
  8. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
  9. WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries
  10. MAHLER Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
  11. DVORAK New World Symphony
  12. ALBINONI Adagio in G minor
  13. BACH Toccata in D minor
  14. VERDI Dies Irae from Requiem
  15. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  16. VIVALDI Winter from The Four Seasons
  17. FAURE In Paradisum from Requiem
  18. BEETHOVEN Für Elise
  19. J STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube
  20. HANDEL Keyboard Suite No. 1

CD 4

  1. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumble Bee
  2. TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty
  3. VIVALDI Opening Chorus from Gloria
  4. BORODIN Dance of the Young Polovtsian Girls from Prince Igor
  5. MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
  6. TALLIS Spem in alium
  7. CHABRIER Idylle from Suite Pastorale
  8. TRAD arr GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry
  9. MAHLER O glaube mein Herz from Symphony No. 2
  10. MASSENET The Last Sleep of the Virgin
  11. OFFENBACH Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
  12. TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
  13. HANDEL Hallelujah Chorus
  14. BACH Cello Suite No. 1
  15. ALLEGRI Miserere
  16. CLARKE Trumpet Voluntary
  17. BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5
  18. SHOSTAKOVICH Festival Overture
  19. SMETANA Vltava from Ma Vlast
  20. PURCELL Hornpipe from King Arthur
  21. MUSSORGSKY Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

CD 5

  1. ORFF Carmina Burana
  2. ROSSINI William Tell Overture
  3. TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake
  4. HANDEL Largo from Xerxes
  5. BIZET Intermezzo from Carmen
  6. BOCCHERINI String Quartet No. 5
  7. DEBUSSY Clair de lune
  8. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6
  9. FAURE Pavane
  10. BACH Goldberg Variations
  11. FALLA Ritual Fire Dance
  12. HAYDN The Heavens Are Telling from The Creation
  13. SCHUBERT Trout Quintet
  14. PACHELBEL Canon in D major
  15. RACHMANINOFF All-Night Vigil
  16. KACHATURIAN Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  17. BACH Air on the G String
  18. RESPIGHI Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances
  19. J STRAUSS Radetzky March
  20. MONTEVERDI Vespers
  21. ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

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