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

Bach Cello Suites, Air on the G String, Brandenburg Concertos, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring; Beethoven Ode to Joy, Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise and Symphony No.5; Elgar Nimrod and Pomp and Circumstance March; Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King and Morning Mood; Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Clarinet Concerto and Requiem; Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty; Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Vivaldi Gloria and The Four Seasons…

This list names less than a quarter of the pieces featured on this new collection! 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!


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
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
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. KHACHATURIAN 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