The Classics You Know | Classic FM CFMD62

The Classics You Know


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Label: Classic FM

Cat No: CFMD62

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 17th August 2018



Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Bach, Johann Sebastian

Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV1068
» II Air 'Air on the G string'

Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings, op.11

Boccherini, Luigi

String Quintets (6), op.11 G271-276
» no.5 in E major, G275: Minuet

Coates, Eric

The Dam Busters March

Debussy, Claude

Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune

Delibes, Leo

» Sous le dome epais 'Flower duet'

Grieg, Edvard

Peer Gynt: Suite no.1, op.46
» IV In the Hall of the Mountain King

Prokofiev, Sergei

Romeo and Juliet, op.64
» Dance of the Knights (Act 1)

Puccini, Giacomo

» Nessun dorma (Act 2)

Rossini, Gioacchino

William Tell (Guillaume Tell)
» Overture (finale)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Swan Lake, op.20
» Scene (Act 2)

Verdi, Giuseppe

La forza del destino
» Overture


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


The Classics You Know is a brand-new collection of recordings performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Whether you are a fan of classical music or not, we guarantee that when you hear this music you will not be able to stop yourself from humming along!

Every track on the album is a classical hit, written by the world’s greatest composers, including Bach, Grieg, Tchaikovsky and many more. Furthermore, each track is well recognised through popular culture - on film, adverts, television and more.

You may not know the official names of these pieces and like many, you may refer to them as…

The ‘Getting-fired-in-the-boardroom’ Symphony
1. Romeo and Juliet: ‘Dance of the Knights’ (Prokofiev)

The ‘Thrilling-theme-park-ride’ Suite – Alton Towers
2. Peer Gynt Suite No.1: ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ (Grieg)

The ‘Victorious-cowboy-riding-a-horse’ Overture
3. William Tell: Overture (finale) (Rossini)

The ‘Heart-wrenching-Vietnam-war-film’ Adagio
4. Adagio for Strings (Barber)

The ‘Iconic-ballet-scene’ Dance
5. Swan Lake: Scene from Act II (Tchaikovsky)

The ‘Comical- cigar-advert’ Suite
6. Orchestral Suite No.3: Air (Bach)

The ‘Teen-vampire-film’ Nocturne
7. Suite Bergamasque: ‘Clair de Lune’ (Debussy)

The ‘Italian-football-tournament’ Song
8. ‘Nessun dorma’ (Puccini)

The ‘Premium-Belgian-beer-advert’ Overture
9. La Forza del Destino: Overture (Verdi)

The ‘Posh-garden-party’ Quintet
10. String Quintet in E major: Minuet (Boccherini)

The ‘World’s-favourite-airline-advert’ Duet
11. ‘Flower Duet’ from (from the opera Lakmé) (Delibes)

The ‘Bouncing-bomb-skips-across-the-water’ March
12. The Dambusters March (Dambusters) (Coates)

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