100 Best Classics

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Mixed Repertoire
Release date
2 Oct 2006
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100 tracks
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454:19

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1 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Ian Watson/Sir Neville Marriner - Solomon HWV67: Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 2:48 1,108
2 Yehudi Menuhin/Alberto Lysy/Gstaad Camerata Lysy - The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera/ Spring) RV269 (Op. 8 No. 1): I.… 3:39 26
3 Wayne Marshall - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565: Toccata 3:21 4,066
4 Barry Tuckwell/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields - Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat K495: III. Rondo (Allegro vivace) 3:34 6
5 Philharmonia Orchestra/Kurt Sanderling - Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op.67 - I. Allegro con brio 6:36 10
6 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons - 1812 Op. 49 (conclusion) 3:31 3
7 James Morris/Westminster Choir/Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti - 'Ode to Joy' from Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' Op.125 3:20 161
8 Cécile Ousset/Sir Neville Marriner/London Symphony Orchestra - Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: I. Allegro molto moderato (excerpt) 4:28 124
9 Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli - Karelia Suite Op.11: III. Alla marcia 4:39 1
10 Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle - The Planets Op.32 (Jupiter, concl.): Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (conclusion) 4:48 3,015
11 Horacio Gutiérrez/London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 - I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso… 3:20 68
12 Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli - Finlandia - Symphonic Poem Op. 26 8:24 13
13 Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo… - Aida: Triumphal Chorus & Grand March (Gloria all'Egitto) 6:39 75
14 Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti - Romeo and Juliet - Suites Nos.1 & 2, Suite No. 2, Op. 64 b: Montagues and Capulets… 1:51 7
15 Willi Boskovsky/Wiener Johann Strauss-Orchester - Radetzky March Op. 228 2:51 2
16 Sir Andrew Davis/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Royal Choral Society - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D (Land of Hope and Glory) (conclusion) 2:34 117
17 Mikhail Rudy/Mariss Jansons/St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Leningrad) - Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor: I. Allegro ma non tanto (excerpt) 2:54 1,568
18 Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse/Michel Plasson - Symphony No. 3, 'Organ' Op. 78: Maestoso_Allegro 8:10 1,270
201 Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields - Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068: Air 3:34 11
202 Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti - Orfeo ed Euridice (Vienna version, 1762), Act II, Scene 2: Dance of the Blessed… 2:12 3
203 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner - Canon in D 5:06 212
204 Sabine Meyer/Staatskapelle Dresden/Hans Vonk - II. Adagio from Clarinet Concerto in A K622 6:35 66
205 Julia Thornton - Aria From The Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) 2:08 2,219
206 Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields - Adagio in G minor (realised Giazotto) excerpt 5:49 9
207 Dame Moura Lympany - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 "Moonlight": I Adagio Sostenuto -… 3:54 57
208 Herbert von Karajan/James Galway/Fritz Helmis/Berliner Philharmoniker - Flute and Harp Concerto in C K.299: II Andantino 3:57 11
209 Yehudi Menuhin/Philharmonia Orchestra/Efrem Kurtz - Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64: II Andante (excerpt) 4:27 9
210 Stephen Hough/Hallé Orchestra/Bryden Thomson - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467: II. Andante 6:49 132
211 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons - Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op. 95 'From the New World': Second movement: Largo… 4:43 771
212 Yehudi Menuhin/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter Susskind - Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: Second movement: Adagio… 4:24 12
213 London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult - Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma' Op. 36: IX. Nimrod 3:50 5
214 Julian Bream/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio - Opening 4:47 1,850
215 Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Kennedy - The Lark Ascending (conclusion) 6:50 2
216 Sir John Barbirolli/New Philharmonia Orchestra - Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto (conclusion) 3:05 50
217 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 1,815
301 Nicolai Gedda/Ernest Blanc/Pierre Dervaux/Orchestre du Theatre National de… - Les Pêcheurs de perles (1893 version): Zurga, quand tous deux....Au fond du temple… 5:22 10
302 Lucia Popp/Muenchner Rundfunkorchester/Stefan Soltesz - Rusalka: Song to the Moon (Act 1) 5:52 65
303 Orchestre du Theatre National de I'Opera-Comique, Paris/Alain Lombard/Danielle… - Lakmé (Act I): Sous le dôme épais (Flower Duet) 3:28 7
304 Nicolai Gedda/Choeurs et Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris/Georges… - Carmen, Act Two (Conclusion): Air de Fleur: "La fleur que tu ma'avais jetee" 3:49 6
305 Agnes Baltsa/Margaret Marshall/Edita Gruberova/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/John… - Orfeo ed Euridice (Vienna version, 1762), Act III, Scene 1: Che farò senza Euridice?… 5:26 6
306 Tullio Serafin/Maria Callas/Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano - Norma: Casta Diva 5:37 284
307 Roberto Alagna/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Richard Armstrong - La Bohème, 'Bohemian Life': Che gelida manina 4:52 175
308 Angela Gheorghiu/London Symphony Orchestra/Antonio Pappano - Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Lauretta) 2:08 984
309 Victoria de los Angeles/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat/Orchestre de l'Association des… - Chants d'Auvergne (arr. Joseph Canteloube): Baïlèro 4:53 24
310 Sir John Barbirolli/Coro del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Renata Scotto/Carlo… - Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene (Love Duet)...Vieni, vieni 7:52 1
311 Bernard Haitink/Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Orchestra of the… - Nabucco: Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves - Act III) 5:24 7
312 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Philharmonia Orchestra/Lovro von Matacic/Philharmonia Chorus - Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow): Nun laßt uns aber wie dahein...Es lebt' eine… 4:51 1
313 Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli/Richard Lewis - Suite from 'Xerxes' (arr. Hoffman): II. Aria:Ombra mai fù 3:19 8
314 Dame Janet Baker/Gerald Moore - Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria) D839 6:40 7
315 Roberto Alagna - Minuit, Chrétiens (O Holy Night) (arr.Alain Kremski) 5:00 2,154
316 José Carreras/Choeurs de l'Opéra du Rhin/Alain Lombard - Turandot (Act III): Nessun Dorma 4:09 41
401 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis - Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro K492 4:20 53
402 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Celia Nicklin/Ian Watson/Sir Neville Marriner - Cantata No. 147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147: Jesu, Joy of Man's… 5:14 4
403 Emil Gilels/George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra - Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat "Emperor" Op.73: I. Allegro (excerpt) 6:40 6
404 Maurice André/Jane Parker-Smith - Suite in D: Round-O: The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) (arr. Defaye) 2:55 14
405 Maurice Handford - Mors et vita: Judex 4:41 235
406 Polish Chamber Orchestra/Jerzy Maksymiuk - La Scala di seta, '(The) Silken Ladder': Overture 5:24 72
407 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Alexander Briger - Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in D minor HWV437: Sarabande 3:26 585
408 André Previn - The Nutcracker Op. 71, ACT 2: Waltz of the Flowers 6:51 0
409 London Philharmonic Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt - Lieutenant Kijé Op. 60: 4. Troika 2:55 146
410 Sinfonia of London/Sir John Barbirolli - Fantasia on Greensleeves (1986 Digital Remaster) 4:43 655
411 Dame Moura Lympany - Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune 4:58 2,986
412 London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn - Swan Lake - Ballet In Four Acts Op. 20, Act 2: No.10 Scene 2:46 3
413 Manuel Barrueco With Steve Morse - Cavatina 3:16 2,479
414 Garrick Ohlsson/Jerzy Maksymiuk/Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra - Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11: II Romance (excerpt) 4:08 21
415 Orchestra/David Abel - My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from the movie Titanic) 4:23 1,065
416 Orchestra/David Abel - Time to Say Goodbye 4:00 229
417 Herbert von Karajan/Berliner Philharmoniker - An die schonen, blauen Donau - Walzer Op.314 (extract) 3:45 126
501 Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti - Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana 3:44 5
502 Cécile Ousset/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18: II Adagio sostenuto (excerpt) 4:32 3,800
503 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner - Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning) 4:17 1,422
504 Tasmin Little/Piers Lane - Romance from the Gadfly 3:14 2,532
505 Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy - Adagio for Strings Op. 11 6:24 565
506 Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti - Scheherazade, Op.35: The Story of the Kalender Prince (opening) 3:53 186
507 Anne-Sophie Mutter/Herbert von Karajan - Thaïs: Méditation 6:50 77
508 Beecham Choral Society/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham - Polovtsian Dances (beginning) from Prince Igor 3:49 26
509 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Yuri Temirkanov/John Fraser - Spartacus Ballet Suite No. 2: Adagio 4:44 184
510 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons - Fantasy Overture - Romeo and Juliet (extract) 5:04 1,028
511 Philharmonia Orchestra/Kurt Sanderling - II. Allegretto (abbrev. version) from Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92 3:58 26
512 Yehudi Menuhin/Christian Ferras/Bath Festival Orchestra - Concerto for 2 Violins in D Major, BWV 1043: Largo ma non tanto 7:46 82
513 Tasmin Little/New World Philharmonic/Iain Sutherland - Schindler's List - Theme 5:02 6,874
514 André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra - The Nutcracker - Ballet Op. 71 (Highlights), No. 12 - Divertissement (Act II): v.… 2:18 5
515 Philadelphia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti - Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral' Op. 68: V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn) (abbrev.… 6:39 2
601 Wolfgang Gönnenwein/Süddeutscher Madrigalchor/Consortium Musicum - Zion hört die Wächter singen (Cantata No. 140) 6:01 8
602 Royal Choral Society/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis - Zadok the Priest 4:45 140
603 Timothy Beasley-Murray/Gerald Finley/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Stephen… - Miserere a 9 (vv.1-4 & 17-20) 5:46 704
604 Chöre des St Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin/Berliner Symphoniker/Wolfgang Meyer/Karl… - German Mass, D872: Sanctus 3:44 2
605 Hallé Choir/Hallé Orchestra/Maurice Handford - Panis angelicus 4:54 12
606 André Cluytens/Choeurs René Duclos/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du… - L'Enfance du Christ Op. 25: L'Adieu des bergers (Shepherds' Farewell) 3:47 4
607 Jean-Claude Hartemann/Heinz Hoppe/Choeurs René Duclos/Henriette Puig-Roget/Paris… - St Cecilia Mass: Sanctus 5:17 0
608 Choir of King's College, Cambridge/English Chamber Orchestra/José-Luis Garcia/Peter… - In Paradisum (Requiem Op. 48; 1893 version, ed. John Rutter) 3:27 5
609 Edda Moser/Julia Hamari/Nicolai Gedda/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Chor des Bayerischen… - Vesperae solennes de confessore (Solemn Vespers) K339: Laudate Dominum 5:06 113
610 Monks And Choir Boys Of Downside Abbey - Cantique De Jean Racine 5:13 993
611 Cheryl Studer/Dolora Zajick/Luciano Pavarotti/Samuel Ramey/Coro E Orchestra Del… - Messa da Requiem, Sequenza:: Ingemisco 3:40 0
612 Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Cambridge Classical Players/Roy Goodman/Stephen… - Ave verum corpus K618 3:03 7
613 Sir Charles Mackerras/English Chamber Orchestra/Ambrosian Singers/Elizabeth… - Messiah highlights (ed. Basil Lam): I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano) 6:38 0
614 Sir David Willcocks/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Heather Harper/Robert… - The heavens are telling (The Creation: Part 1) 4:43 0
615 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Victoria de los Angeles/Choeurs Elisabeth… - Requiem Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu 3:17 0
616 London Philharmonic Choir/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst - Requiem in D minor (Mass No. 19) K626, III. Sequenz: 6. Lacrimosa 2:56 1,843
617 Sir Charles Mackerras/English Chamber Orchestra/Ambrosian Singers/Elizabeth… - Messiah highlights (ed. Basil Lam): Hallelujah (Chorus) 4:02 1

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