Various ‎– The Best Classical Album Of The Millennium...Ever!

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EMI ‎– 7243 5 67265 2 9
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The Best...Album In The World...Ever! – Classical Millennium
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CD 1: Relaxing
1-1 Pachelbel* Canon
Conductor – Andrew ParrottOrchestra – Taverner Players
3:39
1-2 Vivaldi* The Four Seasons - 'Winter'
Conductor – Alberto LysyStrings – Camerata Lysy GstaadViolin – Yehudi Menuhin
2:04
1-3 Albinoni* Adagio
Conductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
5:48
1-4 Beethoven* 'Pastoral' Symphony
Conductor – Riccardo MutiOrchestra – The Philadelphia Orchestra
6:41
1-5 Mozart* Clarinet Concerto
Clarinet – Jack BrymerConductor – Sir Thomas BeechamOrchestra – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
4:35
1-6 Elgar* Cello Concerto
Cello – Jacqueline Du PréConductor – Sir John BarbirolliOrchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra
5:14
1-7 Rachmaninov* Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini
Conductor – Sir Simon RattleOrchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraPiano – Cécile Ousset
2:57
1-8 Rodrigo* Concierto De Aranjuez
Conductor – Sir Simon RattleGuitar – Julian BreamOrchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:44
1-9 Tchaikovsky* Swan Lake
Conductor – André PrevinOrchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra
2:47
1-10 Dvorak* 'New World' Symphony
Conductor – Mariss JansonsOrchestra – Oslo Philharminic Orchestra*
2:45
1-11 Elgar* Nimrod
Conductor – Sir Adrian BoultOrchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra
3:54
1-12 Beethoven* 'Moonlight' Sonata
Piano – Dame Moura Lympany
3:55
1-13 Rachmaninov* Piano Concerto No. 2
Conductor – Sir Simon RattleOrchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraPiano – Cécile Ousset
4:28
1-14 Barber* Adagio
Conductor – Eugene OrmandyOrchestra – The Philadelphia Orchestra
6:20
1-15 Mozart* 'Elivra Madigan' Piano Concerto
Conductor – Bryden ThomsonOrchestra – Hallé OrchestraPiano – Stephen Hough
5:18
1-16 Tchaikovsky* Dance Of The Reed Flutes
Conductor – Mariss JansonsOrchestra – The London Philharmonic Orchestra
2:30
1-17 Mendelssohn* Violin Concerto
Conductor – Efrem KurtzOrchestra – The Philharmonic OrchestraViolin – Yehudi Menuhin
4:26
1-18 Mascagni* Intermezzo
Conductor – Riccardo MutiOrchestra – The Philharmonic Orchestra
3:40
CD 2: Vocal
2-1 Vivaldi* Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Conductor – Sir Neville MarrinerPerformer – The Academy And Academy Chorus Of St. Martin In The Fields*
2:22
2-2 Handel* Zadok The Priest
Conductor – Yehudi MenuhinOrchestra – Menuhin Festival OrchestraVocals – The Ambrosian Singers
5:42
2-3 Bach* Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
Choir – Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*Conductor – David WillcocksOrchestra – The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
3:29
2-4 Mozart* Lacrimosa (Requiem)
Choir – The London Philharmonic ChoirConductor – Franz Welser-MöstOrgan – David Bell (5)
2:56
2-5 Bach* And Gounod* Ave Maria
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Janet BakerOrgan – Philip Ledger
3:11
2-6 Allegri* Miserere Mei, Deus
Bass Vocals [Cantor] – Gerald FinleyChoir – Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*Conductor – Stephen CleoburyTreble Vocals – Timothy Beasley-Murray
5:45
2-7 Faure* In Paradisum (Requiem)
Choir – Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*Conductor – Stephen CleoburyOrchestra – English Chamber OrchestraOrgan – Peter BarleyViolin – José-Luis Garcia
3:26
2-8 Delibes* Flower Duet
Chorus – Chœurs Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra ComiqueConductor – Alain LombardMezzo-soprano Vocals – Danielle MilletOrchestra – Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-ComiqueSoprano Vocals – Mady Mesplé
4:17
2-9 Offenbach* Barcarolle
Conductor – André CluytensMezzo-soprano Vocals – Jeannine CollardOrchestra – Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du ConservatoireSoprano Vocals – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
3:48
2-10 Faure* Pavane
Conductor – Maurice HandfordPerformer – Hallé Choir and Orchestra*
6:07
2-11 Puccini* O Mio Babbino Caro
Conductor – Sir Charles MackerrasOrchestra – The London Symphony OrchestraSoprano Vocals – Montserrat Caballé
2:40
2-12 Puccini* One Fine Day (Madam Butterfly)
Conductor – Sir John BarbirolliOrchestra – Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di RomaSoprano Vocals – Renata Scotto
4:37
2-13 Verdi* Chorus Of Hebrew Slaves
Conductor – Bernard HaitinkPerformer – Chorus & Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden*
5:26
2-14 Bizet* Temple Duet (The Pearl Fishers)
Chorus – Chœurs Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra ComiqueConductor – Pierre Dervaux (2)Orchestra – Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-ComiqueTenor Vocals – Nicolai Gedda
5:22
2-15 Verdi* Anvil Chorus
Conductor – Bernard HaitinkPerformer – Chorus & Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden*
2:48
2-16 Puccini* Nessum Dorma
Choir – Chœurs De L'Opéra Du Rhin*Conductor – Alain LombardOrchestra – Orchestre Philharmonique De StrasbourgTenor Vocals – José Carreras
4:10
2-17 Orff* O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Choir – The London Philharmonic ChoirConductor – Franz Welser-MöstOrchestra – The London Philharmonic Orchestra
2:28
2-18 Verdi* Dies Irae
Chorus – Philharmonia ChorusConductor – Carlo Maria GiuliniOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
2:18
2-19 Handel* Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
Conductor – Sir Charles MackerrasOrchestra – English Chamber OrchestraVocals – The Ambrosian Singers
4:00
CD 3: Epic
3-1 Strauss* Sunrise
Conductor – Klaus TennstedtOrchestra – The London Philharmonic Orchestra
1:44
3-2 Holst* The Planets - 'Jupiter'
Conductor – Sir Simon RattleOrchestra – The Philharmonic Orchestra
4:46
3-3 Bach* Toccata
Organ – Wayne Marshall (2)
3:20
3-4 Vivaldi* The Four Seasons - 'Spring'
Conductor – Alberto LysyOrchestra – Camerata Lysy GstaadViolin – Yehudi Menuhin
3:39
3-5 Mozart* Symphony No. 40
Conductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
5:31
3-6 Beethoven* Fifth Symphony
Conductor – Kurt SanderlingOrchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
6:32
3-7 Prokofiev* Montagues & Capuletes
Conductor – Riccardo MutiOrchestra – The Philadelphia Orchestra
1:50
3-8 Grieg* Piano Concerto
Conductor – Sir Neville MarrinerOrchestra – The London Symphony OrchestraPiano – Cécile Ousset
4:25
3-9 Ravel* Bolero
Conductor – André PrevinOrchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra
5:15
3-10 Copland* Fanfare Of The Common Man
Conductor – Enrique BatizOrchestra – Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra
3:39
3-11 Wagner* Ride Of The Valkyries
Conductor – Mariss JansonsOrchestra – Oslo Philharminic Orchestra*
4:45
3-12 Tchaikovsky* Piano Concerto No. 1
Conductor – André PrevinOrchestra – The London Symphony OrchestraPiano – Horacio Gutiérrez
3:21
3-13 Bach* Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Conductor – Sir Neville MarrinerHarpsichord – George MalcolmOboe – Celia NicklinOrchestra – The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-FieldsRecorder – Philip PickettTrumpet – Mark Bennett (2)Violin – Kenneth Sillito
2:48
3-14 Rachmaninov* Piano Concerto No. 3
Conductor – Mariss JansonsOrchestra – St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra*Piano – Mikhaïl Rudy
2:49
3-15 Tchaikovsky* '1812' Overture
Conductor – Mariss JansonsOrchestra – Oslo Philharminic Orchestra*
3:31
3-16 Beethoven* Ode To Joy
Bass Vocals – James Morris (5)Choir – Westminster ChoirConductor – Riccardo MutiOrchestra – The Philadelphia Orchestra
3:19
3-17 Bizet* Carmen - Prelude
Conductor – Seiji OzawaOrchestra – Orchestre National De France
2:07
3-18 Beethoven* 'Emporer' Concerto
Conductor – George SzellOrchestra – The Cleveland OrchestraPiano – Emil Gilels
6:39
3-19 Handel* For Unto Us A Child Is Born
Conductor – Sir Charles MackerrasOrchestra – English Chamber OrchestraVocals – The Ambrosian Singers
4:19
3-20 Elgar* Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1
Choir – The Royal Choral SocietyConductor – Andrew DavisOrchestra – The London Philharmonic Orchestra
2:34

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  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Rights Society: BEL BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): EMI UDEN 5672662 2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): EMI UDEN 5672672 2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): EMI UDEN 5672682 1
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