100 Best 20th Century Classics

Label
EMI Classics
Release date
6 Apr 2009
Running length
100 tracks
Running time
446:42

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1 Jean-Bernard Pommier/Hallé Orchestra/Lawrence Foster - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato 2:30 13
2 London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn - Romeo and Juliet (1987 Digital Remaster): Dance of the Knights 5:44 96
3 Philharmonia Orchestra/Efrem Kurtz - Masquerade (1993 Digital Remaster): Waltz 4:21 111
4 London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt - Lieutenant Kijé Op. 60: 4. Troika 2:55 69
5 Mikhail Rudy/Mariss Jansons/St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Leningrad) - Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor: I. Allegro ma non tanto (excerpt) 2:54 267
6 Julian Bream/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio - Opening 4:47 946
7 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Yuri Temirkanov/John Fraser - Spartacus Ballet Suite No. 2: Adagio 4:44 134
8 Jacqueline du Pré/London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli - Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85: I. Adagio - Moderato 8:01 384
9 Cécile Ousset/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43: Variation XVIII (Andante cantabile, a tempo… 3:02 1,308
10 London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn - Images, II. Ibéria: 3. Le matin d'un jour de fête 4:57 54
11 Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli - 1. Valse triste from Kuolema - Incidental music Op. 44 (2000 Digital Remaster) 5:33 5
12 Hugh Bean/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult - The Lark Ascending (opening) (1987 Digital Remaster) 6:25 4,168
13 Gonzalo Soriano/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du… - Noches en los jardines de España (1987 Digital Remaster): En la Generalife 5:49 69
14 Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Chorus of Krakow/Polish Radio Orchestra of Krakow - Harnasie, Op. 46 extract (Rural Scene) 2:29 10
15 Dmitri Alexeev/English Chamber Orchestra/Jerzy Maksymiuk - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F: Second movement: Andante 6:10 515
16 Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - The Planets Op.32 (Jupiter, concl.): Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (conclusion) 4:48 892
1 Seiji Ozawa/Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Sinfonietta (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Allegretto 2:45 3
2 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Six Orchestral Pieces, Op.6: VI. Langsam 1:56 47
3 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Five Orchestral Pieces, Op.16: IV. Peripetie (Sehr rasch) 2:32 55
4 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Lulu Suite (Symphonic Pieces from the opera 'Lulu'): IV. Variationen (Moderato) 3:23 44
5 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Peter Donohoe/Sir Simon Rattle - Petrushka - Scènes burlesques en quatre tableaux, Première tableau: Le tour de… 2:31 97
6 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Libor Pesek - 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: Sunday Morning 3:44 126
7 Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt - Symphony No. 5 FS97, Op. 50 (1996 Digital Remaster): Allegro 2:44 9
8 Georges Prêtre/Ambrosian Singers/Philharmonia Orchestra - Les Biches (1981 Digital Remaster): Rondeau 3:36 13
9 Seiji Ozawa/Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Concerto for Orchestra (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Intermezzo… 4:25 2
10 Sir William Walton/Yehudi Menuhin/London Symphony Orchestra - Violin Concerto (revised version) (1994 Digital Remaster): II. Presto capriccioso… 6:52 7
11 London Symphony Orchestra/Lamberto Gardelli - Pines of Rome (1996 Digital Remaster): The Pines of the Villa Borghese 2:54 21
12 Gurzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker/James Conlon - Sinfonietta, Op.23: III. Rondo. Sehr lebhaft 5:56 5
13 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - The Rite of Spring, 'Le sacre du printemps' (1947 revised version), Part 1:… 5:03 114
14 Mariss Jansons/Berliner Philharmoniker - Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny - Suite aus der oper: No. 2 Moderato assai 2:19 8
15 London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) (1985 Digital Remaster) 6:13 246
16 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons - 3 Symphonic Movements H53, H67, H83: Pacific 231 6:29 11
17 Claudio Abbado/Berliner Philharmoniker - Kammermusik No. 1, Op.24 No.1: IV. Finale: 1921 (Lebhaft) 6:08 5
18 London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn - Boléro (abbrev. version; arr. Bates) (1992 Digital Remaster) 5:17 38
1 Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Richard Studt - Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell 6:11 135
2 Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Ballet Suite: Yugen, Dance of Men 2:40 22
3 Stomu Yamash'ta/Seiji Ozawa/Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra - Cassiopeia for percussion solo and orchestra (1971): Scene 3:04 36
4 Zofia Kilanowicz/Jacek Kasprzyk - Sinfonie Nr.3 Op.36 "sinfonie Der Klagelieder" ("symphony Of Sorrowful Songs"): II.… 4:34 87
5 London Symphony Orchestra/Krzysztof Penderecki - Anaklasis for Strings & Percussion (1959) 6:05 59
6 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Symphony No. 8: Movement 2 (conclusion) 4:39 7
7 Serge Baudo - Ens De Percussions De L'Orchestre De Paris - Orch Sym De La Bbc -… - Et Expecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum, Pour Orchestre De Bois, Cuivres Et Percussions… 2:48 13
8 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Drowned Out 5:10 6
9 Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra/Witold Lutoslawski - Symphony No.1 (1994 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro guisto 4:54 40
10 Julian Bream/Sir Simon Rattle - Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito 6:23 23
11 Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise (Edit) 3:15 35,552
12 London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen - Rain Coming for chamber orchestra (1982) 8:31 0
13 Steven Isserlis/London Symphony Orchestra/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky - The Protecting Veil: The Protecting Veil 8:43 203
14 Ryusuke Numajiri/Mstislav Rostropovich/Simon Carrington/Neil Percy/John Alley/London… - The Canticle of the Sun 5:20 14
15 Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Asyla: IV 4:47 42
16 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Flourish with Fireworks Op. 22 4:05 1
1 London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn - Candide: Overture 4:18 56
2 Ensemble Modern - A Set Of Pieces For Theater Or Chamber Orchestra: Nr.3: In The Night 2:50 546
3 London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green/John Harle/Simon Haram - Façades 7:52 55
4 Tasmin Little/New World Philharmonic/Iain Sutherland - Schindler's List - Theme 5:02 5,225
5 Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México/Enrique Bátiz - Fanfare for the Common Man (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:42 27
6 Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy - Adagio for Strings Op. 11 6:24 354
7 Orchestra/David Abel - My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from the movie Titanic) 4:23 569
8 Colin Currie/Sam Walton - Nagoya Marimbas (for two marimbas) 4:54 722
9 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Three Occasions for Orchestra: A Celebration of some 100 x 150 notes 3:33 8
10 Ralph Kirshbaum/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Cello Concerto, Op.22: II. Andante sostenuto 7:48 17
11 London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green - Shaker Loops (1983): A Final Shaking 3:25 20
12 Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Hoe-Down 4:16 21
13 Wayne Marshall/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Rhapsody in Blue (jazzband version): Opening 4:42 89
14 Michael Tilson-Thomas - Three Dances (2002 Digital Remaster): Dance No. 1 6:34 36
15 Nikolaj Bloch/Sally Herbert - Any Other Name (American Beauty) 4:09 2,235
16 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - Short Ride in a Fast Machine - Fanfare for orchestra 4:23 32
1 Dame Moura Lympany - El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance 4:08 18
2 John Ogdon - Two Poèmes, Op. 63 (1998 Digital Remaster): II: Étrangeté 1:53 359
3 Cécile Ousset - Estampes: I. Pagodes 5:12 41
4 Tasmin Little/Piers Lane - Romance from the Gadfly 3:14 721
5 Maxim Vengerov/Ian Brown - Liebesfreud 3:17 31
6 Yehudi Menuhin/Nell Gotkovsky - 6 Duos for 2 Violins (from `44 Duos for 2 Violins`) (1999 Digital Remaster):… 2:48 12
7 Tasmin Little/Martin Roscoe - Spiegel im Spiegel for violin and piano 8:23 111
8 Manuel Barrueco - Choro Nr.1 e-moll · für Gitarre solo 4:59 1,207
9 Julian Bream - All in Twilight: I. Dotted quaver = 80 3:08 138
10 Sharon Isbin - Zapateado 2:50 1,580
11 Artemis Quartet - String Quartet No 1 'Metamorphoses Nocturnes': Allegro grazioso 1:35 452
12 Alban Berg Quartett - Lyric Suite: III. Allegro misterioso 3:15 794
13 Artemis Quartet/Thomas Kakuska/Valentin Erben - Verklärte Nacht, Op.4 (extract) 7:28 9
14 Christoph Poppen/Manuel Fischer-Dieskau/Wolfgang Meyer/Yvonne Loriod - Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the End of Time': Liturgie de cristal 2:30 48
15 Gidon Kremer/Yuri Bashmet/Mstislav Rostropovich - Minuet 2:48 16
16 Belcea Quartet - String Quartet in F: II. Assez vif: très rythmé 6:02 135
1 Philharmonia Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti - Carmina Burana (1997 - Remaster): O Fortuna 2:47 75
2 Christopher Bowers-Broadbent/Ene Salumae/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tönu… - Beatus Petronius 5:06 171
3 James Bowman/Crispian Steele-Perkins/City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox - Nunc dimittis 3:03 17
4 Jane Gilchrist/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kirk Trevor/Simon Gibson/Fergus… - Requiem: Pie Jesu 2:51 198
5 Karl Jenkins - Agnus Dei 3:39 42,029
6 Winchester Cathedral Choir/David Hill - Song for Athene 6:11 75
7 King's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury/City of London Sinfonia - Requiem: III. Pie Jesu (Edward Saklatvala, treble) 3:37 241
8 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Gavin Greenaway/London Voices/Terry Edwards/Boys… - Ecce Cor Meum 2:50 9
9 Natalie Dessay/Berliner Symphoniker/Michael Schønwandt - Vocalise, Op.43/No.4 5:19 233
10 Ernst Theo Richter/Susanne Mentzer/Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon/Kent Nagano - Arlecchino, oder Die Fenster Op. 50, 3. SATZ: Wie ist ihr Schlaf, Madame?… 2:24 12
11 Linda Hirst/London Sinfonietta/Diego Masson - 11 Folk Songs: Ballo (Italy) 1:45 13
12 Arleen Augér/English Chamber Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier - Chants d'Auvergne: Baïlèro (Series 1, No.2) 6:43 385
13 Nina Stemme/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano - Vier letzte Lieder AV150 (Op. posth): 3. Beim Schlafengehen (Hesse) 5:15 13
14 Barbara Hendricks/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Enrique Bátiz - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (for soprano and 8 cellos): I. Aria (Cantilena): Adagio 6:07 39
15 Josephine Nendick/Louis Devos/Barry McDaniel/BBC Chorus/BBC Symphony… - Les Soleil des eaux (1991 Digital Remaster): La Sorgue 4:20 16
16 Angela Gheorghiu/London Symphony Orchestra/Antonio Pappano - Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Lauretta) 2:08 864
17 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa/Philharmonia Orchestra/Julius Rudel - Die tote Stadt: Mariettas Lied: Glück, das mir verblieb 5:37 37
18 José Carreras/Choeurs de l'Opéra du Rhin/Orchestre Philharmonique de… - Turandot (Act III) (1991 Digital Remaster): Nessun dorma 4:10 261

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