Various ‎– The Best Classical Album In The World...Ever!

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1-1 Nigel Kennedy The Four Seasons (Spring: !)
Composed By – Vivaldi*Orchestra – English Chamber OrchestraViolin, Directed By – Nigel Kennedy
3:06
1-2 Tasmin Little Schindler's List (Theme)
Composed By – John Williams (4)Conductor – Iain SutherlandOrchestra – New World Philharmonic*Violin – Tasmin Little
5:02
1-3 Luciano Pavarotti Requiem - Ingemisco
Composed By – Verdi*Conductor – Riccardo MutiOrchestra – Orchestra Of La Scala*Tenor Vocals – Luciano Pavarotti
3:43
1-4 Johannes Erdbeer The Piano (The Heart Asks Pleasure First)
Composed By – Michael NymanPiano – Johannes Erdbeer
1:37
1-5 Kurt Sanderling Fifth Symphony (I)
Composed By – Beethoven*Conductor – Kurt SanderlingOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
6:32
1-6 John Williams (7) Cavatina (From The Deer Hunter)
Composed By – Stanley MyersConductor – Stanley MyersGuitar – John Williams (7)Orchestra – Unknown Artist
3:36
1-7 The Monks Of Silos* Puer Natus Est Nobis
Choir – Choir Of The Monks Of The Benedictine Monastery Of Santo Domingo, Silos*Conductor – Ismael Fernández De La CuestaWritten By – Canto Gregoriano
3:38
1-8 Jacqueline Du Pré Cello Concerto (I)
Cello – Jacqueline Du PréComposed By – Elgar*Conductor – Sir John BarbirolliOrchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*
3:20
1-9 José Carreras Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
Choir – Rhine Opera ChorusComposed By – Puccini*Conductor – Alain LombardOrchestra – Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra*Tenor Vocals – José Carreras
3:05
1-10 Cécile Ousset / Marriner* Piano Concerto (I)
Composed By – Grieg*Conductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*Piano – Cécile Ousset
4:25
1-11 Maria Callas La Mamma Morta (From Philadelphia)
Composed By – Giordano*Conductor – Tullio SerafinOrchestra – Philharmonia OrchestraSoprano Vocals – Maria Callas
4:48
1-12 John Ogdon Minute Waltz
Composed By – Chopin*Piano – John Ogdon
1:59
1-13 Sir Neville Marriner Adagio
Composed By – Albinoni*
5:48
1-14 Maria Callas Habanera (Carmen)
Composed By – Bizet*Conductor – Georges PrêtreOrchestra – National Orchestra Of French Radio*Soprano Vocals – Maria Callas
3:59
1-15 Dennis Brain / Karajan* Horn Concerto No 4 (Rondo)
Composed By – Mozart*Conductor – Herbert von KarajanFrench Horn – Dennis BrainOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
3:38
1-16 Sir Neville Marriner Canon
Composed By – Pachelbel*Conductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin-in-the-Fields*
4:54
1-17 Amanda Roocroft O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Composed By – Puccini*Conductor – Franz Welser-MöstOrchestra – The London Philharmonic*Soprano Vocals – Amanda Roocroft
2:10
1-18 Klaus Tennstedt New World Symphony
Composed By – Dvořák*Conductor – Klaus TennstedtOrchestra – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*
3:11
1-19 Placido Domingo / Cheryl Studer Brindisi (La Traviata)
Composed By – Verdi*Conductor – John Barker (4)Orchestra – Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent GardenSoprano Vocals – Cheryl StuderTenor Vocals – Placido Domingo
3:10
1-20 André Previn O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Chorus – The London Symphony OrchestraComposed By – Orff*Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*
2:45
2-1 Peter Donohoe Piano Concerto No 1 (I)
Composed By – Tchaikovsky*Conductor – Rudolf BarshaiOrchestra – Bournemouth Symphony OrchestraPiano – Peter Donohoe
3:33
2-2 Kilanowicz* / Kasprzyk* Third Symphony (I)
Composed By – Górecki*Conductor – Jacek KaspszykOrchestra – Kraków Symphony OrchestraSoprano Vocals – Zofia Kilanowicz
4:28
2-3 James Galway / Karajan* Flute And Harp Concerto (Andantino)
Composed By – Mozart*Conductor – Herbert von KarajanFlute – James GalwayHarp – Fritz HelmisOrchestra – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*
3:57
2-4 Mesplé* / Miller* Flower Duet (Lakmé)
Composed By – Delibes*Conductor – Alain LombardMezzo-soprano Vocals – Danielle MilletOrchestra – Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-ComiqueSoprano Vocals – Mady Mesplé
2:31
2-5 Nigel Kennedy The Four Seasons (Winter: I)
Composed By – Vivaldi*Orchestra – English Chamber OrchestraViolin, Directed By – Nigel Kennedy
3:26
2-6 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa* Summertime (Porgy And Bess)
Choir – New York Choral ArtistsComposed By – Gershwin*Conductor – John McGlinnOrchestra – New Princess Theater Orchestra*Soprano Vocals – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa*
2:40
2-7 André Previn Bolero
Composed By – Ravel*Conductor – André PrevinOrchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*
5:06
2-8 Lesley Garrett Ave Maria
Composed By – Gounod*, Bach*Piano – Amanda Thompson (5)Soprano Vocals – Lesley Garrett
2:43
2-9 Aldo Ciccolini Gymnopédie No 1
Composed By – Satie*Piano – Aldo Ciccolini
3:07
2-10 André Previn Montagues And Capulets (Romeo And Julia)
Composed By – Prokofiev*Conductor – André PrevinOrchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*
1:57
2-11 Cécile Ousset / Rattle* Paganini Rhapsody (Var. 180)
Composed By – Rachmaninov*Conductor – Sir Simon RattleOrchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraPiano – Cécile Ousset
3:19
2-12 Aled Jones Walking In The Air
Composed By – Howard BlakeOrchestra – Orchestra/John Altman*Treble Vocals – Aled Jones
3:24
2-13 Dame Moura Lympany Moonlight Sonata (I)
Composed By – Beethoven*Piano – Dame Moura Lympany
5:45
2-14 King's College Choir* / Willcocks* Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
Choir – Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*Composed By – Handel*Conductor – Sir David Willcocks*Orchestra – Academy Of St Martin-in-the-Fields*
4:25
2-15 Sir Neville Marriner Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (I)
Composed By – Mozart*Conductor – David WillcocksOrchestra – Academy Of St Martin-in-the-Fields*
5:48
2-16 Sir Adrian Boult Nimrod
Composed By – Elgar*Conductor – Sir Adrian BoultOrchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*
3:55
2-17 John Lanchbery Swan Lake (Act I Finale)
Composed By – Tchaikovsky*Conductor – John LanchberyOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
2:21
2-18 Yehudi Menuhin Air On The G String
Composed By – Bach*Conductor – Yehudi MenuhinOrchestra – Bath Festival Orchestra
4:19
2-19 Sir Simon Rattle Jupiter (The Planets)
Composed By – Holst*Conductor – Sir Simon RattleOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
4:47
2-20 Herbert von Karajan 1812 Overture
Composed By – Tchaikovsky*Conductor – Herbert von KarajanOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
3:58

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Total playing time:
CD 1: 75m 53s
CD 2: 76m 45s

Track info:
1-1: ℗ 1989
1-2: ℗ 1994
1-3: ℗ 1987. Recorded in collaboration with E.A. Teatro alla Scala, Milan. Luciano Pavarotti records by kind permission of the Decca Record Company Ltd.
1-4: ℗ 1995
1-5: ℗ 1981 World Investment Co. Ltd
1-6: ℗ 1979/DRM1989 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
1-7: ℗ 1973/1993 Hispavox SA/EMI-Odéon SA. Released under exclusive license to EMI-Odéon SA (Madrid) Spain.
1-8: ℗ 1965/1986
1-9: ℗ 1978/1990. José Carreras appears by arrangement with Phonogram International.
1-10: ℗ 1985
1-11: ℗ 1955/1986 Mono
1-12: ℗ 1969/1986
1-13: ℗ 1974/1986
1-14: ℗ 1961/1987
1-15: ℗ 1966/1994 Mono
1-16: ℗ 1974/1986
1-17: ℗ 1994
1-18: ℗ 1984
1-19: ℗ 1989
1-20: ℗ 1974/1986
2-1: ℗ 1989. Harveys of Bristol International Series
2-2: ℗ 1994 EMI Electrola GmbH. Released under exclusive license from JARO Medien GmbH
2-3: ℗ 1972/1985
2-4: ℗ 1971/1987 EMI France
2-5: ℗ 1989
2-6: ℗ 1987
2-7: ℗ 1980
2-8: ℗ 1993 Stillwater Productions Ltd. Released under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
2-9: ℗ 1986 EMI France
2-10: ℗ 1973/1987
2-11: ℗ 1984
2-12: ℗ 1985
2-13: ℗ 1991
2-14: ℗ 1973/1992
2-15: ℗ 1977/1990
2-16: ℗ 1971/1986
2-17: ℗ 1982 World Investment Co. Ltd
2-18: 1961/1992
2-19: ℗ 1981
2-20: ℗ 1959/1988

Printed on cover: Made in the UK.
Printed on CDs: Made in Holland

This compilation:
© 1995 EMI Records Ltd.
℗ 1995 EMI Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24356 56902 7
  • Barcode (String): 724356569027
  • Other: UK: CD EMTVD 93
  • Other: F: PM 617
  • Other: DDD/ADD
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 0542

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566011 2 Various The Best Classical Album In The World...Ever!(2xCD, Comp) EMI 566011 2 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
7243 5 65691 4 0, TC EMTVD 93 Various The Best Classical Album In The World...Ever!(2xCass, Comp) EMI, EMI 7243 5 65691 4 0, TC EMTVD 93 UK 1995 Sell This Version
VTDCD 133, 7243 8 44161 2 6 Various The Best Classical Album In The World...Ever!(2xCD, Comp) Virgin, Virgin VTDCD 133, 7243 8 44161 2 6 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7243 5 65690 2 7 Various The Best Classical Album In The World...Ever!(2xCD, Comp) EMI 7243 5 65690 2 7 Canada 1995 Sell This Version

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