Orchestral Favourites | Brilliant Classics 96146

Orchestral Favourites

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 96146

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 13th November 2020

Contents

Works

Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings, op.11

Bizet, Georges

Carmen (excerpts)
Les Pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
» Au fond tu temple saint

Bliss, Arthur

Things to Come
» March

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor
» Polovtsian Dances

Capua, Eduardo di

O sole mio

Dvorak, Antonin

Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
» no.8 in G minor

Elgar, Edward

Enigma Variations, op.36
» Variation no.9 'Nimrod'
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D major, op.39 no.1

Faure, Gabriel

Pavane, op.50

Gershwin, George

Rhapsody in Blue

Grieg, Edvard

Peer Gynt, op.23
» Morning

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56
» Hallelujah Chorus
Zadok the Priest, HWV258

Holst, Gustav

The Planets, op.32
» I Mars, the Bringer of War

Khachaturian, Aram

Gayaneh
» Sabre Dance

Lehar, Franz

Gold und Silber (Gold and Silver), op.79

Mendelssohn, Felix

The Hebrides Overture 'Fingals Cave', op.26

Mussorgsky, Modest

Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
» no.10 The Great Gate of Kiev

Offenbach, Jacques

Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphee aux enfers)
» Can-Can

Orff, Carl

Carmina Burana
» O fortuna

Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings

Jerusalem

Puccini, Giacomo

Gianni Schicchi
» O mio babbino caro
Madama Butterfly
» Un bel di vedremo (Act 2)
Turandot
» Nessun dorma (Act 2)

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture
L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals
» The Swan
Danse macabre, op.40

Sibelius, Jean

Finlandia, op.26

Sousa, John Philip

The Liberty Bell
The Stars and Stripes Forever

Strauss II, Johann

An der schonen blauen Donau (On the beautiful blue Danube), op.314
Pizzicato Polka

Strauss, Richard

Also sprach Zarathustra, op.30
» Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)

Suppe, Franz von

Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

1812 Overture, op.49
The Sleeping Beauty, op.66
» Valse (Act 1)

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Triumphal March (Act 2)
Nabucco
» Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew slaves)
Rigoletto
» La donna e mobile (Act 3)

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
Die Walkure
» Ride of the Valkyries

Artists

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Philip Ellis
Owain Arwel Hughes
Nick Davies
John Rigby
Barry Wordsworth
Robin Stapleton

Works

Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings, op.11

Bizet, Georges

Carmen (excerpts)
Les Pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
» Au fond tu temple saint

Bliss, Arthur

Things to Come
» March

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor
» Polovtsian Dances

Capua, Eduardo di

O sole mio

Dvorak, Antonin

Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
» no.8 in G minor

Elgar, Edward

Enigma Variations, op.36
» Variation no.9 'Nimrod'
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D major, op.39 no.1

Faure, Gabriel

Pavane, op.50

Gershwin, George

Rhapsody in Blue

Grieg, Edvard

Peer Gynt, op.23
» Morning

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56
» Hallelujah Chorus
Zadok the Priest, HWV258

Holst, Gustav

The Planets, op.32
» I Mars, the Bringer of War

Khachaturian, Aram

Gayaneh
» Sabre Dance

Lehar, Franz

Gold und Silber (Gold and Silver), op.79

Mendelssohn, Felix

The Hebrides Overture 'Fingals Cave', op.26

Mussorgsky, Modest

Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
» no.10 The Great Gate of Kiev

Offenbach, Jacques

Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphee aux enfers)
» Can-Can

Orff, Carl

Carmina Burana
» O fortuna

Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings

Jerusalem

Puccini, Giacomo

Gianni Schicchi
» O mio babbino caro
Madama Butterfly
» Un bel di vedremo (Act 2)
Turandot
» Nessun dorma (Act 2)

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture
L'Italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers)
» Overture

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals
» The Swan
Danse macabre, op.40

Sibelius, Jean

Finlandia, op.26

Sousa, John Philip

The Liberty Bell
The Stars and Stripes Forever

Strauss II, Johann

An der schonen blauen Donau (On the beautiful blue Danube), op.314
Pizzicato Polka

Strauss, Richard

Also sprach Zarathustra, op.30
» Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)

Suppe, Franz von

Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

1812 Overture, op.49
The Sleeping Beauty, op.66
» Valse (Act 1)

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Triumphal March (Act 2)
Nabucco
» Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew slaves)
Rigoletto
» La donna e mobile (Act 3)

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
Die Walkure
» Ride of the Valkyries

Artists

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Philip Ellis
Owain Arwel Hughes
Nick Davies
John Rigby
Barry Wordsworth
Robin Stapleton

About

Classical hits from one of the world’s great orchestras: a fabulous introduction to the world of music at a super-budget price.

Zadok the Priest was written in 1727 for the Coronation of King George II, but it’s now more familiar to millions of football fans as the anthem for the Champions League. You may never have listened to a Wagner opera, but if you’ve seen Apocalypse Now, you’ll know The Ride of the Valkyries. Composing a slow movement for a string quartet, Samuel Barber could hardly have imagined that his Adagio would tap so deeply into universal feelings of grief and reflection once it had become known as his Adagio for strings and used in countless TV programmes and film soundtracks. Classical music is everywhere, and on this 4-CD set you can enjoy more than 40 of the most thrilling and powerful pieces ever written.

The music in this collection is full of stories. A misty sea voyage off the coast of Scotland (The Hebrides, by Mendelssohn); a dazzling Russian coronation scene (The Great Gate of Kiev, by Mussorgsky); a young woman comforting her old father (O mio babbino caro, by Puccini); a dawn over Egypt (Morning Mood, by Grieg) as well as a display of the Egyptian empire in all its glory (Triumphal March, by Verdi) and all its brutality (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, also by Verdi).

Great music transcends place and time. Sibelius wrote Finlandia to marking his country’s new independence, Elgar was celebrating the high noon of the British Empire in his first Pomp and Circumstance March, Holst had astrologies in mind when he peered into his crystal ball and composed Mars (The Planets) and Richard Strauss was depicting an ancient Persian philosopher-king with the opening dawn of Also sprach Zarathustra. These places and people and philosophies can remain entirely foreign to us while the music reaches a place deep inside us, beyond thought and speech. All these and many other masterpieces can be enjoyed in superb modern recordings on this unique compilation.

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