This a 2 CD collection of some of the "world most passionate music" and it does live up to the title. It contains a mixture of both instrumental and vocal music. Some of the contemporary pieces of note include the symphonic version of "my heart will go on" from the titanic by Horner; Schindlers list theme - piano by Roger Woodward and Horner - Braveheart - end title. The version of the Canon in D here is one of my favourites by Orchestre de Chambre conducted by Jean-François Paillard. The rest of the listing include; Rachmaninov- variation no 18 from rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Delibes- vien mallika from Lakme; Puccini - o mio barbino caro; Saint-saens- the swan from carnival of the animals; Khachaturian - adagio from Spartacus; Elgar- Nimrod; Massanet - meditation from Thais; Ravel - pavane pour une infante defunte; Mendelssohn- andante from violin concerto in E minor; Dvorak- largo from symphony number 9; Debussy - clair de lune; Bach - air on G string; Rodrigo- adagio from concerto de aranjuez; Puccini- Nesum Dorma from Turandot; Mahler - adagietto from symphony number 5; Faure pavane pour orchestre; Bruch -adagio from violin concerto; Tchaikovsky- love theme from Romeo and Julliet; Beethoven-adagio from moonlight sonata; Barber -adagio for string; Mozart - andante from pionao concerto no 21; Offenbach-belle nuit from tales of Hoffman; Elgar- salut d'armour; Mozart- soave sia il vento from cosi fan tutti. As you can see quite a lot of popular favourites are in this collection.