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Classic 100: The Music You Can't Live Without (8CD)

What’s the music you can’t live without?
The Classic 100, Australia’s favourite classical music countdown, asked Australia the big question this year, with the results announced live on air on ABC Classic over the June long weekend. This boxed set brings together the results of that survey: over ten hours of music across 8CDs, representing every work in the top 100. Spanning the whole spectrum of classical music – from grand symphonies and brilliant concertos to intimate chamber music and piano gems, plus passionate opera, transcendent sacred music and thrilling film scores – this is a must-have collection.

TRACK LIST

CD1
1. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’: II. Adagio un poco moto
2. BEETHOVEN Ode to Joy, from Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’
3. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending – excerpt
4. VIVALDI The Four Seasons – Spring: I. Allegro
5. ELGAR Enigma Variations: Nimrod
6. HANDEL Messiah: Hallelujah!
7. DVOŘAK Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’: II. Largo
8. BACH Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude
9. MOZART Clarinet Concerto: II. Adagio
10. HOLST The Planets: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
11. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2: II. Adagio sostenuto
12. MORRICONE Gabriel’s Oboe, from The Mission

CD2
1. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7: II. Allegretto
2. ELGAR Cello Concerto: I. Adagio – Moderato
3. PART Spiegel im Spiegel
4. BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight’: I. Adagio sostenuto
5. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’: I. The Awakening of Cheerful Feelings on Arriving in the Country
6. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: I. Allegro
7. ALLEGRI Miserere – excerpt
8. SAINT-SAENS Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’: IIb. Maestoso – Allegro
9. BARBER Adagio for Strings

CD3
1. BIZET The Pearl Fishers: Duet
2. JENKINS The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace: Benedictus
3. TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
4. MOZART Requiem: Lacrimosa
5. FAURE Requiem: Pie Jesu
6. CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
7. SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1
8. GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
9. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis – excerpt
10. TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake: Scene
11. DEBUSSY Clair de lune
12. BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1: III. Finale
13. KATS-CHERNIN Eliza Aria, from Wild Swans
14. STRAUSS Four Last Songs: Im Abendrot

CD4
1. RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito
2. WILLIAMS Star Wars: A New Hope
3. BACH St Matthew Passion: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein
4. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5: I. Allegro con brio
5. SIBELIUS Finlandia
6. BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto: III. Rondo
7. TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture – excerpt
8. RAVEL Boléro
9. PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
10. GRIEG Peer Gynt: Morning Mood
11. PUCCINI Nessun dorma, from Turandot
12. PACHELBEL Canon

CD5
1. PUCCINI : Un bel dì, from Madama Butterfly
2. TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto: III. Finale
3. BACH Toccata in D minor, BWV565
4. BACH Goldberg Variations: Aria
5. PUCCINI Mi chiamano Mimì, from La bohème
6. RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: 18th Variation
7. HANDEL Zadok the Priest
8. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 ‘Elvira Madigan’: II. Andante
9. KHACHATURIAN Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
10. DELIBES Lakmé: Flower Duet
11. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade: The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
12. ORFF Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
13. BIZET Habanera (L’amour est un oiseau rebelle), from Carmen
14. VERDI Va’, pensiero, from Nabucco
15. SCULTHORPE Small Town

CD6
1. SAINT-SAËNS The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
2. TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – excerpt
3. WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries
4. MOZART Der Hölle Rache, from The Magic Flute
5. MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto No. 2: III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace
6. SMETANA Vltava (The Moldau) – excerpt
7. BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 8 ‘Pathétique’: II. Adagio cantabile
8. BACH Concerto for Two Violins: II. Largo ma non tanto
9. SHORE The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship
10. MASSENET Méditation from Thaïs
11. RICHTER / VIVALDI The Four Seasons Recomposed: Spring 1
12. MAHLER Symphony No. 5: IV. Adagietto
13. GIAZOTTO / ALBINONI Adagio in G minor
14. BACH Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
15. MOZART Ave verum Corpus

CD7
1. MOZART Voi che sapete from The Marriage of Figaro
2. SCHUBERT Piano Quintet ‘The Trout’: IV. Theme and Variations
3. MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides
4. ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
5. BEETHOVEN Für Elise
6. SHOSTAKOVICH Romance from The Gadfly
7. SCHUBERT Notturno in E-flat major, D897
8. MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
9. WILLIAMS Schindler’s List: Main Theme
10. HANDEL Water Music Suite No. 2: II. Alla hornpipe
11. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3: I. Allegro ma non tanto

CD8
1. GRIEG Piano Concerto: I. Allegro molto moderato
2. WESTLAKE Penguin Ballet from Antarctica
3. TALLIS Spem in alium
4. EDWARDS Dawn Mantras
5. WESTLAKE / LIOR Compassion: La Yu’minu – Until You Love Your Brother
6. MAHLER Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’: III. Scherzo
7. SATIE Gnossienne No. 3
8. COPLAND Appalachian Spring: ‘The Gift to be Simple’
9. BARRY Out of Africa: Main Title
10. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’: III. Scherzo
11. EINAUDI I giorni
12. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’: II. Allegro con grazia