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on 6 February 2012
Disc One

1. Pie Jesu-Charlotte Church
2. Canteloube: Bailero-Kiri Te Kanawa
3. The Flower Duet-Lesley Garrett
4. A Singer Must Be Free-Sarah Brightman
5. Somewhere Over The Rainbow-Spiritual Angels
6. Barcarolle-Lesley Garrett
7. Pokarekare Ana-All Angels
8. Puccini: Che Gelida Manina-Jose Carreras
9. Verdi: La Donna E Mobile-Placido Domingo
10. O Sole Mio-Tito Beltran & The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
11. Benedictus-Bryn Terfel & Rhys Meirion
12. Mendelssohn: O For The Wings Of A Dove-Aled Jones
13. Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus-Morriston Orpheus Choir
14. Puccini: Quando M'en Vo-Lesley Garrett
15. Canteloube: La Delaissado-Orchestre D'Auvergne
16. Eli Jenkins' Prayer-Bryn Terfel & Rhys Meirion
17. The Lord Is My Shepherd-Spiritual Angels
18. You Raise Me Up-Morriston Orpheus Choir
19. May It Be-Tara Scammell
20. Albatross-Fleetwood Mac

Disc Two

1. My Heart Will Go On-City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
2. Midnight Cowboy-John Barry
3. Dead Already-Musica Paradiso
4. Harry's Wondrous World-City Of Prague Philharmonic
5. Now We Are Free-Lisa Gerrard & The Lyndhurst Orchestra
6. Gabriel's Oboe-Ennio Morricone, Roma Sinfonietta & Yo-Yo Ma
7. Barber: Adagio For Strings-Zurich Baroque Strings
8. Cavatina-City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
9. The Heart Asks Pleasure First-Paul Bateman
10. As Far As Florence / Rupert Bear-City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
11. Debussy: Clair De Lune-Alain Plaines
12. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence-Mark Ayres
13. Moonraker-Ian Rich Orchestra
14. I Had A Farm In Africa-City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
15. Schindler's List-City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
16. Debussy: La Cathedrale Engloutie-Michael Beroff
17. Handel: The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba-La Stravaganza Koln
18. The Sorcerer's Apprentice-Radio Philharmonic Netherlands
19. Chariots Of Fire-Mark Ayres
20. Love Theme-L'Orchestre Cinematique

Disc Three

1. Rachmaninov: Concerto For Piano & Orch. No.2 Mvt 2-Helene Grimaud
2. Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Suite No.1: Madrigal-Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
3. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Andante-Berlin Philharmonic Ensemble
4. Tchaikovsky: Serenade For Strings: Waltz-Staatskapelle Dresden
5. Mahler: Symphony No.5: Adagietto-Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
6. Debussy: Girl With The Flaxen Hair-Michel Beroff
7. Taki: Kojo No Tsuki-Jean-Pierre Rampai, & Lilly Laskine
8. Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata: Adagio-Bruno-Leonardo Gelber
9. Saint-Saens: The Swan-Julian Lloyd Webber, & Yitkin Seow
10. Yamada: Lullaby Of Chugoku Chiho-Jean-Pierre Rampai & Lilly Laskine
11. Bruch: Concerto No.1 For Violin & Orch. In G Minor: Adagio-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
12. Liszt: Liebestraume-Ayako Shinozaki
13. J.S. Bach: Largo Ma Non Tanto-Munich Chamber Orchestra
14. Handel: Serse (Xerxes): Largo-I Solisti Italiani
15. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor: Andante-Jean-Jacques Kantorow & Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
16. Taki: Blossoms-Jean-Pierre Rampai & Lilly Laskine
17. Schumann: Traumerei-John O'Conor
18. Schumann: Romances, Op.94 II - Einfach, Innig-Keisuke Wakao & Christoph Eschenbach
19. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Danse De Cygnes-Wiener Symphoniker
20. Ravel: Bolero: Finale-Orchestre National De France

Disc Four

1. Massenet: Meditation-Chee Yun & Akira Eguchi
2. Satie: Gymnopedie No.1-Danceries
3. Pachelbel: Canon-Orchestre De Chambre
4. Beethoven: Fur Elise-Annerose Schmidt
5. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On Greensleeves-Philharmonia Orchestra
6. J.S. Bach: Air On A G String-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London
7. Holst: The Planets - Venus-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
8. Debussy: En Bateau-Maxence Larrieu & Susanna Mildonian
9. Ravel: Pavane For A Dead Princess-Orchestre National De France
10. Verdi: La Traviata, Preludio-I Solisti Italiani
11. Albinoni: Adagio In G Minor-Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
12. Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words-Kyoko Tabe
13. Janacek: Idyll For Strings - Adagio-Prague Chamber Orchestra
14. J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations - Aria-Konstantin Lifschitz
15. Sibelius: Valse Triste-Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
16. Chopin: Etude In E Major-Konstantin Lifschitz
17. Tarrega: Recuerdos De La Alhambra-Sharon Isbin
18. Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op.34, No.14-Chee-Yun
19. Telemann: Vivace-European Baroque Soloists
20. Grieg: Holberg Suite: Sarabande-Baroque Strings Zurich

Disc Five

1. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies-Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
2. Janacek: Sinfonietta: IV Allegretto-Symphonie Orchester Berlin
3. Debussy: Arabesque I-Jacques Rouvier
4. Debussy: Arabesque II-Jacques Rouvier
5. Handel: Water Music - Air-Camerata Bern
6. Vivaldi: Four Seasons - Spring-I Solisti Italiani
7. Vivaldi: Four Seasons - Summer-I Solisti Italiani
8. Vivaldi: Four Seasons - Autumn-I Solisti Italiani
9. Vivaldi: Four Seasons - Winter-I Solisti Italiani
10. Mozart: Concerto For Clarinet & Orch. In A Major II: Adagio-Paul Meyer & English Chamber Orchestra
11. J.S. Bach: "Schubler" Chorales-Hans Otto
12. Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances: IV - Passacaglia-Carlo Chiarappa & Accademia Bizantina
13. Corelli: Concerto Grosso In G Minor "Christmas" - Pastorale-I Solisti Italiani
14. Elgar: Salut D'Amour, Op.12-Chee-Yun
15. Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto In C Major: Larghetto-I Solisti Italiani
16. Satie: Gnossiennes I-Yuji Takahashi
17. Satie: Gnossiennes II-Yuji Takahashi
18. Satie: Gnossiennes III-Yuji Takahashi
19. Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks - La Paix-La Stravaganza Koln
20. Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee-Julian Lloyd Webber
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on 9 November 2010
At times the interpretation of "classical" is a little odd (e.g. Albatross by Fleetwood Mac; perhaps one day it will be generally seen as such) but overall a very enjoyable compilation with some old favourites and some new ventures to keep me company in the kitchen. The CDs are sort of themed, though I couldn't always say what the theme is; for instance the first CD has mostly vocal pieces (but includes "Albatross" so maybe I imagined the theme) and another seems to be film scores. I don't suppose it really matters anyway if what you are looking for is a decent selection of classical type music at a very reasonable price.
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on 18 February 2013
When I purchased this collection, entitled: "Classical - The Ultimate Collection." I wrongly assumed that I was to receive a selection of the best known and liked classical pieces. What I actually received was some rather easy listening background music, padded out with some pop music, and music from the movies. I had no idea that our heritage of classical music was so deplete as to have to fill up five C.D's with the like's of 'Abatross' and 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence'!
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on 1 March 2014
Bought this for my wife. Her opinion is that it's not too bad but most of it is single arias or movements, in other words excerpts. Its ClassicFM roots are clear. She wouldn't recommend this to a friend.
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on 26 January 2013
Good selection - excellent for sticking into the cd player for long car journeys or background music! Good price as well.
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on 11 August 2013
Good quility of music and a wide verity of good classical music and very soothing on the ears. you can totally relax
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on 13 March 2013
If you like classical music, this is a must own! Filled with loads of awesome numbers. I can only recommend!
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on 6 December 2013
this was bought as a gift - nice selection of classical music and has been well listened to since then !!
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on 28 January 2014
brilliant, great for anyone who likes good music already, our as an introduction for anyone starting out. would recommend this as great music at a very affordable price.
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on 7 February 2015
It's ok. There is lot of opera that I didn't want. I was hoping for just classical music. Out of the 4 cd's, there's probably 1 or two that are worth it.
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