album · 2006

100 Best Romantic Classics

Various Artists
# Song Artist
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat minor, Op.23 - I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening) - 1994 Digital Remaster
André Previn , London Symphony Orchestra , Horacio Gutierrez
André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, Horacio Gutierrez 3:25
2
Romeo and Juliet: Balcony Scene
Philadelphia Orchestra , Riccardo Muti
Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 5:34
3
Romance from the Gadfly
Tasmin Little , Piers Lane
Tasmin Little, Piers Lane 3:16
4
Fantasy Overture - Romeo and Juliet (extract)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra , Mariss Jansons
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons 3:00
5
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XVIII (Andante cantabile, a tempo vivace)
Sir Simon Rattle , Cecile Ousset , City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Cecile Ousset, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 2:59
6
Masquerade: Waltz
Philharmonia Orchestra , Efrem Kurtz
Philharmonia Orchestra, Efrem Kurtz 4:22
7
Vocalise, Op.34 No. 14
Charles Owen , Natalie Clein
Charles Owen, Natalie Clein 6:06
8
Nutcracker: Pas de Deux No. 14
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra , Mariss Jansons
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons 5:15
9
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F: II. Andante
Jerzy Maksymiuk , English Chamber Orchestra , Dmitri Alexeev
Jerzy Maksymiuk, English Chamber Orchestra, Dmitri Alexeev 6:10
10
Scheherazade, Op.35: The Story of the Kalender Prince (opening)
Philadelphia Orchestra , Riccardo Muti
Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 3:53
11
Spartacus Ballet Suite No. 2: Adagio
Yuri Temirkanov , Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 4:45
12
Swan Lake, Op.20, Act II: 10. Scène
André Previn , London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra 2:50
13
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: I. Allegro molto moderato (excerpt)
Cecile Ousset , Sir Neville Marriner , London Symphony Orchestra
Cecile Ousset, Sir Neville Marriner, London Symphony Orchestra 4:31
14
Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor, Act II): Introduction: Andantino
Denis Vaughan , Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , Sir Thomas Beecham , Beecham Choral Society
Denis Vaughan, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Beecham Choral Society 2:36
15
Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op.27: III. Adagio
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra , Mariss Jansons
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons 7:14
16
Sleeping Beauty, Op.66, Act I: 'The Spell': 6. Waltz (Allegro: Tempo di valse)
Christopher Warren-Green , Philharmonia Orchestra , John Lanchbery
Christopher Warren-Green, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Lanchbery 5:01
17
The Firebird (conclusion) - 1995 - Remaster
Seiji Ozawa , Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra 3:04
2
1
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467 'Elvira Madigan': II. Andante (excerpt)
Bryden Thomson , Stephen Hough , Hallé
Bryden Thomson, Stephen Hough, Hallé 5:22
2
Serenade No. 13 in G, K.525 ''Eine kleine Nachtmusik'': II. Romanze (Andante)
Sir Neville Marriner , Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 5:49
3
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.27 No. 2, ''Moonlight'': I. Adagio sostenuto (Excerpt)
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 3:59
4
Adagio From The Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major. Op.73 ''The Emperor''
Julia Thornton
Julia Thornton 7:04
5
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E Flat, K.495: II. Romanza (Andante cantabile)
Radovan Vlatkovic , Jeffrey Tate , English Chamber Orchestra
Radovan Vlatkovic, Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra 4:46
6
Così fan tutte, K.588: Un' aura amorosa
London Philharmonic Orchestra , Bernard Haitink , John Aler
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, John Aler 4:46
7
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op.13 'Pathétique': II. Adagio cantabile
Stephen Kovacevich
Stephen Kovacevich 5:36
8
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante (excerpt)
Philharmonia Orchestra , Yehudi Menuhin , Efrem Kurtz
Philharmonia Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin, Efrem Kurtz 4:31
9
Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester A-dur KV 622 · Rekonstruierte Fassung für Bassettklarinette: II. Adagio
Hans Vonk , Staatskapelle Dresden , Sabine Meyer
Hans Vonk, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sabine Meyer 6:38
10
Songs without Words: Andante grazioso in A Major, Op.62 No. 6 'Frühlingslied'
Daniel Adni
Daniel Adni 2:42
11
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26 - II. Adagio (opening) - 1997 - Remaster
Walter Susskind , Philharmonia Orchestra , Yehudi Menuhin
Walter Susskind, Philharmonia Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin 4:25
12
Nocturne (from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61)
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment , Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Sir Charles Mackerras 5:54
13
Four Last Songs: Beim Schlafengehn (conclusion)
Klaus Tennstedt , London Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Tennstedt, London Philharmonic Orchestra 4:26
14
An die schonen blauen Donau, Op.314 (extract) - 1987 - Remaster
Herbert von Karajan , Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker 3:49
15
Liebesleid
Maxim Vengerov , Ian Brown
Maxim Vengerov, Ian Brown 3:26
16
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61: Wedding March (Act IV)
Jeffrey Tate , Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeffrey Tate, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra 5:35
3
1
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act IV: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)
Orchestre Symphonique de l'Opéra National, Bruxelles , Jessye Norman , Ann Murray , Sylvain Cambreling , Brussels National Opera Chorus
Orchestre Symphonique de l'Opéra National, Bruxelles, Jessye Norman, Ann Murray, Sylvain Cambreling, Brussels National Opera Chorus 4:24
2
The Swan (Le Cygne)
Leonard Slatkin , Philharmonia Orchestra , Han-Na Chang
Leonard Slatkin, Philharmonia Orchestra, Han-Na Chang 3:18
3
Carmen, Act I: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
Georges Pretre , Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris , Choeurs Rene Duclos , Maria Callas
Georges Pretre, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris, Choeurs Rene Duclos, Maria Callas 4:21
4
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune (transcr. Stokowski)
Wolfgang Sawallisch , Philadelphia Orchestra
Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philadelphia Orchestra 5:13
5
Lakmé, Act I: Dôme épais le jasmin à la rose s'assemble (Lakmé/Mallika)
Michel Plasson , Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse , Delphine Haidan , Natalie Dessay
Michel Plasson, Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse, Delphine Haidan, Natalie Dessay 4:52
6
Faust: Ballet Music (Act V): Les Nubiennes
New Philharmonia Orchestra , Sir Charles Mackerras
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 2:25
7
Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
Georges Pretre , Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française , Maria Callas
Georges Pretre, Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, Maria Callas 5:21
8
Pavane, Op.50 (orch. version, 1887) - 1997 - Remaster
Sir David Willcocks , New Philharmonia Orchestra , Gareth Morris
Sir David Willcocks, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Gareth Morris 6:50
9
Plaisir d'amour (Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian)
Barbara Hendricks , Michel Dalberto
Barbara Hendricks, Michel Dalberto 2:54
10
Romance in D Flat, Op.37 - 1993 Digital Remaster
New Philharmonia Orchestra , Ulf Hoelscher , Pierre Dervaux
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Ulf Hoelscher, Pierre Dervaux 5:55
11
Dolly, six pièces pour piano à quatre mains, Op.56 : I Berceuse
Jean-Philippe Collard , Bruno Rigutto
Jean-Philippe Collard, Bruno Rigutto 2:39
12
Carmen: Entr'acte, Act III (Intermezzo)
Seiji Ozawa , Orchestre National De France
Seiji Ozawa, Orchestre National De France 2:35
13
Chanson D'Amour Op 27 No 1
Natasha Marsh
Natasha Marsh 2:03
14
Gymnopédies: I. Lent et douloureux (orch. Debussy)
Louis Fremaux , City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Louis Fremaux, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 2:52
15
Sylvia - Suite: Intermezzo & Valse lente
New Philharmonia Orchestra , Sir Charles Mackerras
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 4:26
16
Les deux pigeons - Suite: Pas de deux pigeons
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Charles Mackerras 3:19
17
Thaïs: Méditation
Anne-Sophie Mutter , Herbert von Karajan , Berliner Philharmoniker
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker 6:44
4
1
Peer Gynt: Prelude (Morning)
Sir Neville Marriner , Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 4:19
2
Vltava (extract), B111 (1874) from Má vlast - 1995 Digital Remaster
Staatskapelle Dresden , Paavo Berglund
Staatskapelle Dresden, Paavo Berglund 5:02
3
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16: II. Adagio
Yuri Temirkanov , Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , Dmitri Alexeev
Yuri Temirkanov, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Alexeev 6:40
4
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op.95 'From the New World' - II. Largo (opening)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra , Mariss Jansons
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons 4:46
5
Lyric Pieces - Book VIII, Op.65: 6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen)
Daniel Adni
Daniel Adni 5:41
6
Rusalka: Song to the Moon (Act I)
Stefan Soltesz , Lucia Popp , Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Stefan Soltesz, Lucia Popp, Münchner Rundfunkorchester 5:55
7
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: II. Romance: Larghetto
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal , Charles Dutoit , Martha Argerich
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit, Martha Argerich 3:54
8
8 Humoresques, Op.101, B.187: No. 7 in G Flat
Moura Lympany
Moura Lympany 3:05
9
Les Sylphides: Prélude in A, Op.28 No.7
Philharmonia Orchestra , Robert Irving
Philharmonia Orchestra, Robert Irving 3:23
10
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, S.124: Quasi adagio
Kurt Masur , Gewandhausorchester Leipzig , Michel Beroff
Kurt Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Michel Beroff 4:34
11
Pelléas and Mélisande: No. 1: At the Castle Gate
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra , Paavo Berglund
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund 2:54
12
Berceuse in D Flat, Op.57
Peter Donohoe
Peter Donohoe 4:30
13
Tango - Jealousy
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra , Stig Nilsson , Mariss Jansons
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Stig Nilsson, Mariss Jansons 4:12
14
Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat, Op.9 No. 2 - 1992 Digital Remaster
John Ogdon
John Ogdon 5:19
15
Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat Major, S.541
Leif Ove Andsnes
Leif Ove Andsnes 4:09
16
Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow): Nun laßt uns aber wie dahein...Es lebt' eine Vilja (Viljalied)...Tanz: Mi velimo dase dase Veslimo! (Hanna/Chor)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Philharmonia Orchestra , Philharmonia Chorus , Lovro Von Matacic
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus, Lovro Von Matacic 4:53
5
1
Salut d'amour, Op.12
Northern Sinfonia Of England , Richard Hickox
Northern Sinfonia Of England, Richard Hickox 3:55
2
Fantasia on Greensleeves - 1986 - Remaster
Sinfonia Of London , Sir John Barbirolli
Sinfonia Of London, Sir John Barbirolli 4:41
3
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85: I. Adagio - Moderato (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra , Jacqueline Du Pre , Sir John Barbirolli
London Symphony Orchestra, Jacqueline Du Pre, Sir John Barbirolli 3:26
4
The Lark Ascending (opening) - 1987 - Remaster
New Philharmonia Orchestra , Sir Adrian Boult , Hugh Bean
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult, Hugh Bean 6:26
5
Chanson de matin, Op.15 No. 2 - 1985 Digital Remaster
London Philharmonic Orchestra , Sir Adrian Boult
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 3:07
6
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) - 1985 Digital Remaster
London Philharmonic Orchestra , Sir Adrian Boult
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 6:13
7
Six Beatles Impressions [Mvt III] (Michelle
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 3:23
8
The Planets, Op.32: Venus, the Bringer of Peace
London Philharmonic Orchestra , Sir Adrian Boult
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 6:16
9
Standing Stone, IV. Strings pluck, horns blow, drums beat: Celebration (Andante)
London Symphony Orchestra , London Symphony Chorus , Lawrence Foster
London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Lawrence Foster 6:18
10
The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise - Edit
Michael Nyman
Michael Nyman 3:13
11
Cavatina
Manuel Barrueco , Steve Morse
Manuel Barrueco, Steve Morse 3:17
12
Any Other Name (American Beauty)
Sally Herbert , Nikolaj Bloch
Sally Herbert, Nikolaj Bloch 4:07
13
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from the movie Titanic)
Orchestra , David Abel
Orchestra, David Abel 4:23
14
Sentimental Melody from 'Forests of the Amazon'
Sharon Isbin
Sharon Isbin 4:00
15
Porgy and Bess: Summertime (DuBose Hayward)
New Princess Theatre Orchestra , John McGlinn , Kiri Te Kanawa
New Princess Theatre Orchestra, John McGlinn, Kiri Te Kanawa 2:44
16
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: II. Somewhere
Paavo Jarvi , City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Paavo Jarvi, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 4:03
17
Rhapsody in Blue - excerpt - 1998 Digital Remaster
André Previn , London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra 5:36
6
1
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Philharmonia Orchestra , Riccardo Muti
Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 3:45
2
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Lauretta)
Antonio Pappano , London Symphony Orchestra , Angela Gheorghiu
Antonio Pappano, London Symphony Orchestra, Angela Gheorghiu 2:08
3
España, Op.165: No. 2 Tango
Leif Ove Andsnes
Leif Ove Andsnes 2:30
4
La Rondine, Act I: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
Sir Charles Mackerras , London Symphony Orchestra , Montserrat Caballé
Sir Charles Mackerras, London Symphony Orchestra, Montserrat Caballé 3:09
5
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E, RV 269 'La primavera/Spring' (Op.8 No. 1): I. Allegro
Yehudi Menuhin , Alberto Lysy , Camerata Lysy Gstaad
Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Lysy, Camerata Lysy Gstaad 3:43
6
Pur Ti Miro
Natasha Marsh , Fernando Lima
Natasha Marsh, Fernando Lima 3:45
7
Minuet from String Quintet in E, Op.13 No. 5
Sir Neville Marriner , Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 3:57
8
L'Amico Fritz, Act III: O amore, o bella luce del core (Fritz)
Luciano Pavarotti , Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Gianandrea Gavazzeni 2:33
9
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Christopher Parkening
Christopher Parkening 3:58
10
Ai Giochi Addio
Natasha Marsh
Natasha Marsh 3:23
11
Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio - Opening
Sir Simon Rattle , City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra , Julian Bream
Sir Simon Rattle, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Julian Bream 4:47
12
Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene (Love Duet)...Vieni, vieni
Renata Scotto , Orchestra Del Teatro Dell' Opera Di Roma , Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma , Carlo Bergonzi , Sir John Barbirolli
Renata Scotto, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell' Opera Di Roma, Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Carlo Bergonzi, Sir John Barbirolli 7:56
13
Guitar Concerto in D Major (arr. Emilio Pujol): II. Largo
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra , Sharon Isbin , Lawrence Foster
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Sharon Isbin, Lawrence Foster 6:08
14
Zigeunerweisen, Op.20
Seiji Ozawa , Orchestre National De France , Anne-Sophie Mutter
Seiji Ozawa, Orchestre National De France, Anne-Sophie Mutter 7:50
15
Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)
Amy Nuttall
Amy Nuttall 3:54
16
Suite española No. 1, Op.47 (arr. Byzantine): III. Sevilla (Sevillanas)
Julian Byzantine
Julian Byzantine 5:22
17
Turandot (Act III): Nessun dorma
Orchestre Philharmonique De Strasbourg , Alain Lombard , Choeurs De L'Opera Du Rhin , José Carreras
Orchestre Philharmonique De Strasbourg, Alain Lombard, Choeurs De L'Opera Du Rhin, José Carreras 4:11