Tracklist

CD 1: Music of the Middle Ages
CD 2: Music of the Renaissance
CD 3: Baroque Vocal
CD 4: Baroque Instrumental
CD 5: The Classical Symphony
CD 6: The Classical Concerto
CD 7: A Trip to France
CD 8: The Romantic Symphony
CD 9: Cycles and Songs
CD 10: The Virtuoso I
CD 11: The Virtuoso II
CD 12: The Romantic Cello
CD 13: The Virtuoso III
CD 14: Big Voice, Big Orchestra
CD 15: Get Your Programme!
CD 16: New Currents
CD 17: A World Re‐Arranged
CD 18: ¡Viva España!
CD 19: Lasting Impressions
CD 20: Points of View
CD 21: Minimalism
CD 22: Opera – Overtures
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen, WD 31: Overture (Prelude)
Georges Bizet 3:31
2 L’italiana in Algeri: Overture
Gioachino Rossini 7:50
3 Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo Sinfonico
Pietro Mascagni 4:16
4 La forza del destino: Overture (Sinfonia)
Giuseppe Verdi 7:46
5 La Damnation de Faust, op. 24: Marche Hongroise
Hector Berlioz 4:28
6 Die Fledermaus: Overture
Johann Strauss II 7:38
7 Eugene Onegin, op. 24, TH. 5, act 3: (Scene 1) Polonaise
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 4:51
8 Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D, act 3: Trauermarsch
Richard Wagner 6:30
9 Salome, op. 54, scene 4: Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils
Richard Strauss 9:48
10 Fidelio, op. 72: Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:14
11 Le nozze di figaro, K. 492: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:10
CD 23: Opera – Arias
CD 24: Opera – Duets & Choruses

Credits

CD 22: Opera – Overtures

balance engineer:
Ulrich Vette (Engineer) (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 11)
composer:
Hector Berlioz (track 5)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 2)
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, "Walzerkönig", Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (track 6)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (track 7)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (track 11)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1814) (track 10)
Richard Wagner (1869 – 1874) (track 8)
Richard Wagner (1872-01-04 – 1874-11-21) (track 8)
Pietro Mascagni (1888) (track 3)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1903 – 1905) (track 9)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (tracks 1–2)
Carlos Kleiber (track 6)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (track 7)
Seiji Ozawa (conductor) (track 5)
Peter Schneider (classical and opera conductor) (track 8)
Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor) (tracks 3–4, 9)
Leonard Bernstein (American composer and conductor) (1978-02-21) (track 10)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 11)
librettist:
Richard Wagner (track 8)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 3–4)
Staatskapelle Dresden (tracks 7–8)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1978-02-21) (track 10)
English Baroque Soloists (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 11)
producer:
Karl-August Naegler (Balance engineer) (track 11)
recorded at:
Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 11)
arrangements:
Götterdämmerung: Trauermarsch (for piano, Busoni) (track 8)
Götterdämmerung: Trauermusik aus dem letzten Aufzug (for piano solo, Stradal) (track 8)
L'italiana in Algeria: Overture (for wind ensemble, arr. Sedlak) (track 2)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 11)
Marche hongroise de "La damnation de Faust" (for organ, Büsser) (track 5)
Overture to An Italian Girl in Algiers (for brass band, Parkes) (track 2)
Rákóczi March from La Damnation de Faust (for organ, Best) (track 5)
Salomes Tanz der sieben Schleier (arr. Doebber for two pianos) (track 9)
Salomes Tanz, TrV 215a (concert version) (track 9)
is the basis for:
Ave Maria (Adapted from the Intermezzo of Cavalleria Rusticana) (track 3)
Mozart/Figaro (track 11)
Polonaise aus Tschaikowskys „Eugen Onegin“, S. 429 (for solo piano, Liszt) (track 7)
Sancta Maria (based on the Intermezzo from "Cavalleria rusticana" by Mascagni) (track 3)
live recording of:
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Sinfonia (1993-06 – 1993-07) (track 11)
part of:
Die Fledermaus (English version, lyrics by Mandel/Sachs) (track 6)
Salome (op. 54; TrV 215) (track 9)
Die Fledermaus (track 6)
Fidelio, op. 72 (1814 version) (track 10)
recording of:
Fidelio, op. 72: Overture (1814 version, sometimes Op. 72c) (1978-02-21) (track 10)
referred to in medleys: