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The 99 Most Essential Classics of the Romantic Era

99 songs (11 hours and 58 minutes) Released on September 15, 2005
1
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction
SWR Symphony Orchestra
1:32
2
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann): Barcarolle
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:33
3
Turandot, Act 3: "Nessun dorma"
José Carreras, Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Lorin Maazel
3:21
4
Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E-Flat Major
Finghin Collins
4:53
5
Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
11:00
6
Carmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
2:12
7
Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
22:28
8
Suite bergamasque, L 75: Clair de lune
Finghin Collins
5:13
9
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Prelude
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
6:53
10
Má Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
11:26
11
Symphonic Poem No. 3, S. 97: Les Préludes
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Rafael Frübeck de Burgos
16:17
12
Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess), M. 19
London Symphony Orchestra and Arpad Joó
6:38
13
Ave Maria (after J.S. Bach)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and David Parry
2:34
14
Kinderszenen (Childhood Scenes), Op. 15: VII. Träumerei (Dreaming)
Roland Pöntinen
3:15
15
Radetzky March, Op. 228
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:05
16
Vocalise, Op. 34
Pieter Schoeman, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry
5:50
17
Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato
Torleif Thedéen, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Lev Markiz
8:08
18
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:44
19
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
2:43
20
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: Solveig's Song
Marita Solberg, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Ole Kristian Ruud
5:34
21
Three Nocturnes for Piano (Liebesträume), S. 541: No. 3 in A-Flat Major, "O lieb so lang, Du lieben kannst": Poco allegro con affetto
Roland Pöntinen
5:06
22
Concerto No. 2 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto
Noriko Ogawa, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Owain Arwel Hughes
11:44
23
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 72
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:35
24
Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35: III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
Emmy Verhey, Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Arpad Joó
10:10
25
Ellen's Chants, D. 839, Op. 56: III. Ave Maria
Various artists & Franz Schubert
6:51
26
Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: II. Last Spring
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
4:39
27
Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 (Adagio after Hebrew melodies)
Martin Ostertag, SWR Symphony Orchestra and Michael Boder
9:49
28
Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
John Lill, London Symphony Orchestra and James Judd
20:29
29
Pavane, Op. 50
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:07
30
The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: III. March: Tempo di marcia viva
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
2:27
31
The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIV. Waltz of the Flowers: Tempo di valse
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
7:21
32
The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIId. Character Dances - Trepak (Russian Dance): Tempo di trepak, molto vivace
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
1:09
33
The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XVc. Pas de deux - Variation II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
2:14
34
Morceaux de Fantasie, Op. 3: II. Prélude in C-Sharp Minor, "The Bells of Moscow": Lento
Tomislav Bavnov
4:14
35
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
2:38
36
The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee
Hermitage Museum Orchestra and Alexander Titov
1:34
37
Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato (attacca)
Jaime Laredo and Scottish Chamber Orchestra
13:07
38
Song Without Words in D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 109
Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough
4:45
39
Thaïs: Méditation
Pieter Schoeman, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry
5:01
40
Die Walkürie (The Valkyrie), Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:11
41
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "The Unfinished": I. Allegro moderato
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
13:41
42
Messa da Requiem: Dies irae - Tuba mirum
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, The London Chorus and David Parry
3:55
43
Madame Butterfly: "Un bel di vedremo"
Madina Venger, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
5:04
44
Madame Butterfly: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
3:14
45
Gymnopédie No. 1
Finghin Collins
3:40
46
Holberg Suite in G Major, Op. 40: I. Prelude
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Terje Tønnesen
2:49
47
String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: III. Notturno: Andante
Lucerne String Quartet
8:11
48
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": Largo
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
12:49
49
Nabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, "Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate"
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, The London Chorus and David Parry
4:59
50
Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 30: I. Allegro ma non troppo
Alexei Cherkasov, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gennady Cherkasov
17:25
51
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, S. 359/2
Herbert von Karajan and Philharmonia Orchestra
11:11
52
Finlandia, Op. 26
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
8:06
53
Boléro, M. 81
Various artists & Maurice Ravel
15:33
54
Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals): Le cygne (The Swan)
Stockholm Chamber Duo
2:53
55
Kdy mne stará matka zpivat, Op. 55 No. 4 (Songs my Mother taught me)
Yoshikazu Mela, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Shigeo Genda
2:09
56
La Bohème, Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
Charles K. L. Davis, New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra and Wilfrid Pelletier
4:43
57
An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:51
58
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Dance of the Swans
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
1:39
59
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scène
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:01
60
Concerto in B Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104, B. 191: III. Finale: Allegro moderato
Frans Helmerson, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Neeme Järvi
12:43
61
Nocturnes, Op. Posth: No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor: Lento con gran espressione
Various artists & Frédéric Chopin
4:46
62
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:45
63
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 43
Dubravka Tomsic, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
24:59
64
Spartacus: Adagio
Sofia Symphony Orchestra and Ivan Marinov
9:31
65
Préludes, Book I, L 117: VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair): Très calme et doucement expressif
Peter Schmalfuss
2:37
66
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique": II. Allegro con grazia
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
7:35
67
Scheherazade, Op. 35: The Young Prince and the Young Princess
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Bystrik Rezucha
10:00
68
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: II. Adagio
Peter Benn, Orchestra of St. John's and John Lubbock
10:53
69
Songs Without Words, Op. 62: Spring Song in A Major: Allegro grazioso
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
2:05
70
Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: III. Adagio
Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Owain Arwel Hughes
16:12
71
Panis Angelicus, Op. 12
Yvonne Kenny, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Kamirsky
3:33
72
Concerto in D Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47: I. Allegro moderato
Ilya Grubert, State Symphony Capella of Russia and Igor Golovchin
16:05
73
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, "Episode de la vie d'un artiste": IV. Marche au Supplice (March to the Scaffold)
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Andreas Spörri
7:32
74
Rhapsody in Blue
St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stanislav Gorkovenko
18:16
75
Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26: II. Adagio
Pavel Popov, St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stanislav Gorkovenko
8:20
76
The Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
7:46
77
Songs Without Words, Book 2, Op. 30: VI. Song of the Venetian Gondolier in F-Sharp Minor
Elisso Bolkvadze
3:29
78
Valse Triste, Op. 44
Berlin Symphony Orchestra and Eduardo Marturet
5:28
79
Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro
Yvonne Kenny, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Karmirski & Giacomo Puccini
2:20
80
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to a faun's afternoon), L 86
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
9:37
81
Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19: III. Andante
Markus Stocker and Viktor Yampolsky
6:25
82
Gayane: Sabre Dance
Kosice Philharmonic Orchestra and Christian Ehwald
2:13
83
Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato
Marian Lapsansky, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Bystrik Rezucha
13:05
84
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, "The Romantic": II. Andante
State Symphony Capella of Russia and Gennady Rozhdestvensky
9:20
85
Préludes, Book I, L 117: X. La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral): Profondément calme
Peter Schmalfuss
7:09
86
Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 6: III. Rondo: Allegro spiritoso
Ilya Ioff, Hermitage Museum Orchestra and Pavel Bubelnikov
9:26
87
Lemminkäinen Suite (Four Legends from the Kalevala), Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela: Andante molto sostenuto
St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stanislav Gorkovenko
8:37
88
Waldesruhe (Silent Woods) for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: Lento e molto cantabile
Mark Drobinsky, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and Saulius Sondeckis
7:33
89
Fantasy for Orchestra, "A Night on the Bare Mountain"
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
10:35
90
Cavalleria rusticana: Symphonic Intermezzo
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
3:21
91
Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 22: III. Presto
Sylvia Cápová, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Bystrik Rezucha
6:30
92
Serenade in E Major for Strings, Op. 22: IV. Larghetto
St. Petersburg Festival Symphony Orchestra and Leonid Malyshev
4:37
93
La vida breve: Danza español
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
3:40
94
Le damnation de Faust, Op. 24, Part 1: Hungarian March
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Frank Shipway
4:21
95
Six Gnossiennes (1889-97): Gnossienne No. 1
Roland Pöntinen
3:16
96
Pictures at an Exhibition: La grande porte de Kiev (The Great Gate of Kiev)
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
5:52
97
Concerto in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, M. 83: II. Adagio assai
Yukie Nagai, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Juni'chi Hirokami
9:27
98
Samson and Delilah, Op. 47, Act 2: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix"
Rita Noel, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and Hans Swarowsky
6:38
99
Festival Overture in E-Flat Major, "The Year 1812", Op. 49: Ouverture solennelle
Various artists & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
16:35