Tracklist

CD 1: World-Famous Arias / All-Time Favourites (Part 1)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La donna è mobile from ‘Rigoletto’
Giuseppe Verdi 2:21
2 One Fine Day from ‘Madame Butterfly’
Giacomo Puccini 4:24
3 Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen from ‘La bohème’
Giacomo Puccini 4:50
4 They Call Me Mimi from ‘La bohème’
Giacomo Puccini 5:31
5 O Isis and Osiris from ‘The Magic Flute’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:33
6 Celeste Aïda from ‘Aïda’
Giuseppe Verdi 4:34
7 Nessun dorma (None Shall Sleep) from ‘Turandot’
Giacomo Puccini 3:01
8 Caro nome from ‘Rigoletto’
Giuseppe Verdi 6:45
9 I’m the Factotum from ‘The Barber of Seville’
Gioachino Rossini 4:54
10 Brindisi from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
Pietro Mascagni 2:28
11 The Stars Were Brightly Shining from ‘Tosca’
Giacomo Puccini 3:09
12 Der Hölle Rache (Queen of the Night’s Aria) from ‘The Magic Flute’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:59
13 Overture to ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:27
14 Prelude to Act 1 of ‘La traviata’
Giuseppe Verdi 3:26
15 Prelude to Act 1 of ‘Carmen’
Georges Bizet 2:09
16 Overture to ‘Macbeth’
Giuseppe Verdi 2:40
CD 2: All-Time Favourites (Concluded) / Great Voices, Beautiful Melodies (Part 1)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:49
2 Overture to ‘The Thieving Magpie’
Gioachino Rossini 9:53
3 Prelude to ‘Aïda’
Giuseppe Verdi 3:46
4 Prelude to ‘Rigoletto’
Giuseppe Verdi 2:26
5 Overture to ‘William Tell’
Gioachino Rossini 11:41
6 Habanera (L’amour est un oiseau rebelle) from ‘Carmen’
Georges Bizet 4:23
7 On With the Motley from ‘I Pagliacci’
Ruggero Leoncavallo 4:16
8 Un dì, felice, eterea from ‘La traviata’
Giuseppe Verdi 3:32
9 Give Me Thy Hand from ‘Don Giovanni’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:25
10 Sempre libera from ‘La traviata’
Giuseppe Verdi 1:55
11 Miserere from ‘Il trovatore’
Giuseppe Verdi 5:14
12 O My Beloved Father from ‘Gianni Schicchi’
Giacomo Puccini 2:11
13 Solenne in quest'ora from ‘The Force of Destiny’
Giuseppe Verdi 4:07
14 O soave fanciulla from ‘La bohème’
Giacomo Puccini 3:57
CD 3: Great Voices, Beautiful Melodies (Concluded) / Unforgettable Moments
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’
Jacques Offenbach 4:10
2 I’m the Birdcatcher from ‘The Magic Flute’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:57
3 The Jewel Song from ‘Faust’
Charles‐François Gounod 5:14
4 Say Goodbye Now to Pastime from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:39
5 Flower Duet from ‘Lakmé’
Léo Delibes 6:04
6 In questa reggia from ‘Turandot’
Giacomo Puccini 6:41
7 Sextet from ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
Gaetano Donizetti 3:46
8 Love Duet from ‘Otello’
Giuseppe Verdi 10:24
9 Alerte! Alerte! … Anges purs (Final Trio) from ‘Faust’
Charles‐François Gounod 2:53
10 Recitative and Trio (Soave sia il vento) from ‘Così fan tutte’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:02
11 Oh, sarò la più bella; Tu, tu, amore tu? from ‘Manon Lescaut’
Giacomo Puccini 9:53
12 Contessa perdono! … Finale from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:49
CD 4: The World’s Favourite Choruses / Magical Moments From Golden Operas (Part 1)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Chorus of Hebrew Slaves (Va, pensiero) from ‘Nabucco’
Giuseppe Verdi 4:58
2 Soldiers’ Chorus from ‘Faust’
Charles‐François Gounod 2:49
3 Bridal Chorus from ‘Lohengrin’
Richard Wagner 4:32
4 Monks’ Chorus from ‘The Force of Destiny’
Giuseppe Verdi 3:01
5 Sailors’ Chorus from ‘The Flying Dutchman’
Richard Wagner 2:01
6 Zitti, zitti from ‘Rigoletto’
Giuseppe Verdi 1:40
7 Huntsmen’s Chorus from ‘Der Freischütz’
Carl Maria von Weber 2:44
8 Anvil Chorus from ‘Il trovatore’
Giuseppe Verdi 2:52
9 Pilgrims’ Chorus from ‘Tannhäuser’
Richard Wagner 4:45
10 Smugglers’ Chorus from ‘Carmen’
Georges Bizet 3:04
11 Slaves’ Chorus from ‘Aïda’
Giuseppe Verdi 2:44
12 Spinning Chorus from ‘The Flying Dutchman’
Richard Wagner 4:03
13 Soldiers’ Chorus from ‘Il trovatore’
Giuseppe Verdi 3:44
14 Scorrendo uniti remota via
Giuseppe Verdi 1:43
15 Grand March and Chorus from ‘Aïda’
Giuseppe Verdi 5:46
16 Intermezzo from ‘Carmen’
Georges Bizet 2:52
17 Grand March from ‘Tannhäuser’
Richard Wagner 6:15
18 Intermezzo from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
Pietro Mascagni 3:58
CD 5: Magical Moments From Golden Operas (Concluded) / Favourites Forever (Part 1)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Bacchanale from ‘Samson and Delilah’
Camille Saint‐Saëns 7:08
2 Dance of the Comedians from ‘The Bartered Bride’
Bedřich Smetana 3:11
3 Waltz from ‘Faust’
Charles‐François Gounod 3:30
4 March from ‘Fidelio’
Ludwig van Beethoven 2:16
5 Dance of the Blessed Spirits from ‘Orpheus and Euridice’
Christoph Willibald Gluck 2:14
6 Dances from ‘William Tell’
Gioachino Rossini 5:18
7 The Last Rose of Summer from ‘Martha’
Friedrich von Flotow 3:07
8 Una furtiva lagrima from ‘L’elisir d’amore’
Gaetano Donizetti 4:49
9 Voi che sapete from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:57
10 Casta diva from ‘Norma’
Vincenzo Bellini 6:49
11 O Star of Eve from ‘Tannhäuser’
Richard Wagner 2:59
12 O patria mia from ‘Aïda’
Giuseppe Verdi 5:29
13 The Flower Song from ‘Carmen’
Georges Bizet 4:29
14 The Toreador’s Song from ‘Carmen’
Georges Bizet 5:20
CD 6: Favourites Forever (Concluded) / Timeless Souvenirs
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Musetta’s Waltz Song … Act II Finale from ‘La bohème’
Giacomo Puccini 6:45
2 The Catalogue Aria from ‘Don Giovanni’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:34
3 Questa o quella from ‘Rigoletto’
Giuseppe Verdi 1:53
4 Softly Awakes My Heart from ‘Samson and Delilah’
Camille Saint‐Saëns 6:30
5 Una voce poco fa from ‘The Barber of Seville’
Gioachino Rossini 6:32
6 Ah sì ben mio from ‘Il trovatore’
Giuseppe Verdi 3:04
7 O Silver Moon from ‘Rusalka’
Antonín Dvořák 6:12
8 Com’ è gentil from ‘Don Pasquale’
Gaetano Donizetti 3:40
9 The Dream of Doretta from ‘La rondine’
Giacomo Puccini 2:44
10 The Bell Song from ‘Lakmé’
Léo Delibes 7:53
11 Serenade from ‘The Fair Maid of Perth’
Georges Bizet 5:23
12 What Is Life? from ‘Orpheus and Euridice’
Christoph Willibald Gluck 4:25

Credits

CD 1: World-Famous Arias / All-Time Favourites (Part 1)

baritone vocals:
Thomas Allen (baritone) (track 9)
bass vocals:
Martti Talvela (bass) (track 5)
choir vocals:
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 15)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (track 10)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 2, 4)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 9)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 8, 14, 16)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 1)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (track 13)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (tracks 5, 12)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 6)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 3)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 7)
conductor:
Arturo Basile (Italian opera conductor) (track 15)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (track 8)
Colin Davis (track 3)
Douglas Gamley (track 13)
Charles Gerhardt (tracks 14, 16)
Herbert von Karajan (track 11)
Erich Leinsdorf (track 6)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (track 5)
Neville Marriner (track 9)
Argeo Quadri (track 2)
Nello Santi (track 1)
Tullio Serafin (track 4)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (track 12)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 7)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 2–4)
Luigi Illica (tracks 2–4)
Guido Menasci (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 10)
Emanuel Schikaneder (tracks 5, 12)
Renato Simoni (track 7)
Cesare Sterbini (track 9)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 1)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 6)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1, 6–8)
The National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (tracks 10, 13–14, 16)
The Vienna Opera Orchestra (Vienna State Opera Orchestra) (track 2)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 5, 11–12)
soprano vocals:
Cristina Deutekom (soprano) (track 12)
Joan Sutherland (track 8)
Renata Tebaldi (track 4)
Felicia Weathers (soprano) (track 2)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (tracks 3, 7)
Giuseppe Di Stefano (track 11)
Plácido Domingo (tracks 1, 6)
Luciano Pavarotti (track 10)
publisher:
arrangements:
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (track 15)
Figaro (track 9)
Mozart/Figaro (track 13)
later parody versions:
Honneur aux barbus (track 9)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 7)
Going to Win (track 7)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 7)
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (track 2)
part of:
Macbeth: Atto I (track 16)
Carmen (track 15)
La traviata (track 14)
Aida: Atto Primo (track 6)
Turandot: Atto III (track 7)
La bohème: Atto I (tracks 3–4)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 8)
recording of:
Carmen: Prélude (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 9, 15)

CD 2: All-Time Favourites (Concluded) / Great Voices, Beautiful Melodies (Part 1)

baritone vocals:
Sherrill Milnes (track 13)
Bernd Weikl (track 9)
choir vocals:
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 6)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 9)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 12)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 5)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 3, 8, 10–11, 13)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 4)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 1)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (1817) (track 2)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 14)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (track 8)
Alberto Erede (conductor) (track 11)
Massimo Freccia (track 5)
Lamberto Gardelli (conductor) (track 12)
Charles Gerhardt (tracks 1, 3–4)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (track 13)
Georges Prêtre (track 6)
Nello Santi (track 7)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (tracks 9, 14)
Gilbert Vinter (English conductor and composer) (track 2)
librettist:
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 11)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 9)
Giovacchino Forzano (track 12)
Ludovic Halévy (track 6)
Luigi Illica (track 14)
Henri Meilhac (track 6)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 8, 10, 13)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896) (track 14)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 7, 13)
The National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (tracks 1, 3–4, 8, 10)
Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma (Freelance recording orchestra, mainly used by RCA & Reader's Digest) (track 5)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (track 14)
Maria Callas (track 6)
Lucia Popp (soprano) (track 9)
Joan Sutherland (tracks 8, 10)
Renata Tebaldi (tracks 11–12)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tracks 7, 13–14)
Luciano Pavarotti (track 8)
Mario del Monaco (track 11)
translator:
Percy Pitt (track 12)
arrangements:
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 6)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (for two pianos, Busoni) (track 1)
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Guillaume Tell: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
La gazza ladra: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
La gazza ladra: Overture (for two guitars, Giuliani) (track 2)
Overture de l'opera "Guillaume Tell", S. 552, R. 237 (for piano solo, Liszt) (track 5)
William Tell Overture (for band, Leidzén) (track 5)
William Tell: Overture (for organ, Lemare) (track 5)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 6)
is the basis for:
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 6)
Señorita (track 6)
William Tell Overture (Spike Jones version) (track 5)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 6)
later versions:
part of:
La traviata: Atto I (tracks 8, 10)
Aida (track 3)
Guglielmo Tell (translated by Luigi Balocchi) (track 5)
Guillaume Tell (track 5)
La gazza ladra (track 2)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 4)
Carmen: Acte I (track 6)
La bohème: Atto I (track 14)
parts:
recording of:
Aida: Preludio (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 6)
translated version of:

CD 3: Great Voices, Beautiful Melodies (Concluded) / Unforgettable Moments

baritone vocals:
Walter Berry (bass-baritone singer) (track 10)
Sherrill Milnes (track 7)
bass vocals:
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (bass) (track 7)
Evgeny Nesterenko (track 9)
José van Dam (track 4)
choir vocals:
composer:
Léo Delibes (track 5)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 7)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 3)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 4, 10)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 6, 11, 11)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (track 12)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 2)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (tracks 1, 5)
Karl Böhm (Austrian conductor) (track 10)
Sir Colin Davis (tracks 3, 7, 9, 12)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (track 6)
Nello Santi (track 11)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (track 2)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 6)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (tracks 4, 10)
Philippe Gille (track 5)
Edmond Gondinet (track 5)
Renato Simoni (track 6)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1786) (track 12)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (track 5)
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) (track 10)
Huguette Tourangeau (mezzo-soprano) (tracks 1, 7)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 10)
soprano vocals:
Leontyne Price (soprano) (track 11)
Katia Ricciarelli (track 8)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (track 10)
Joan Sutherland (tracks 1, 5–7)
Kiri Te Kanawa (tracks 3, 9)
Júlia Várady (track 12)
tenor vocals:
Francisco Araiza (tenor) (track 9)
Stuart Burrows (tenor) (track 2)
Ryland Davies (tenor) (track 7)
Plácido Domingo (tracks 8, 11)
Luciano Pavarotti (tracks 6–7)
arrangements:
is the basis for:
Child of the Night (track 5)
Night Enchanted (track 5)
O worship the King (arr. Neil Jenkins) (track 12)
part of:
Manon Lescaut: Atto II (tracks 11, 11)
Lakmé: Acte I (track 5)
Turandot: Atto II (track 6)
partial recording of:
parts:
recording of:
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 6)

CD 4: The World’s Favourite Choruses / Magical Moments From Golden Operas (Part 1)

choir vocals:
Ambrosian Singers (tracks 1, 3–4, 8–9)
Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera (tracks 2, 5–7, 10–14)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 16)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 6, 8, 13, 15)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1841) (track 1)
Richard Wagner (1843 – 1845-04-13) (track 9)
Richard Wagner (1846 – 1848) (track 3)
Pietro Mascagni (1888) (track 18)
conductor:
Massimo Freccia (track 18)
Charles Gerhardt (tracks 1, 4, 15)
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell) (track 16)
Wilhelm Loibner (conductor) (tracks 2, 5–7, 10–14)
Leonard Slatkin (tracks 3, 8, 17)
librettist:
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (tracks 8, 13)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (track 15)
Temistocle Solera (track 1)
Richard Wagner (track 3)
Richard Wagner (1842-06 – 1843-04) (track 9)
orchestra:
The National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (tracks 1, 3–4, 8–9, 15, 17)
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra (tracks 2, 5–7, 10–14)
Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma (Freelance recording orchestra, mainly used by RCA & Reader's Digest) (track 18)
soprano vocals:
Marietta Midgeley (soprano) (track 4)
arrangements:
Aida: Grand March (catch-all for arrangements) (track 15)
Anvil Chorus (arr. Gray for big band) (track 8)
Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin" (for organ, Cunningham Woods) (track 3)
Grand March from "Aida" (for organ, Lemare) (track 15)
Nabucco: Atto III. "Va, pensiero" (Coro) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhäuser (for organ, Lemare) (track 9)
is based on:
Carmen: Acte II. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts II & III) (track 16)
is the basis for:
Ave Maria (Adapted from the Intermezzo of Cavalleria Rusticana) (track 18)
Sancta Maria (based on the Intermezzo from "Cavalleria rusticana" by Mascagni) (track 18)
later versions:
Bridle Chorus (track 3)
part of:
Nabucco: Atto III (track 1)
Carmen Suite no. 1 (track 16)
Aida: Atto Secondo (track 15)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 6)
recording of:
Carmen Suite no. 1: III. Intermezzo (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts II and III) (track 16)
Nabucco: Atto III, Scena IV. “Va, pensiero” (Coro) (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 8)
Alle meine Tiere (track 3)

CD 5: Magical Moments From Golden Operas (Concluded) / Favourites Forever (Part 1)

baritone vocals:
Hermann Prey (track 11)
bass vocals:
José van Dam (track 14)
choir vocals:
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 14)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 12)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 10)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (track 9)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1814) (track 4)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (track 8)
Richard Wagner (1843 – 1845-04-13) (track 11)
Bedřich Smetana (1863 – 1870) (track 2)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 13)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (track 8)
Jacques Delacôte (track 13)
Douglas Gamley (track 2)
Charles Gerhardt (tracks 4–5)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 9)
Robert Heger (conductor) (track 7)
René Leibowitz (track 6)
Erich Leinsdorf (track 12)
Eric Robinson (conductor) (track 3)
Leonard Slatkin (track 1)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (track 14)
Horst Stein (track 11)
librettist:
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 9)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (track 12)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 10)
Richard Wagner (1842-06 – 1843-04) (track 11)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 13)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 13)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Fiorenza Cossotto (track 9)
orchestra:
The Berlin Symphony Orchestra (Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester prior to 2006) (track 11)
The National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (tracks 1–4)
The RCA Italian Orchestra (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) (track 6)
The Philarmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 9)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (track 10)
Leontyne Price (soprano) (track 12)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (track 13)
Luciano Pavarotti (track 8)
translator:
arrangements:
Ballet des ombres heureuses (for solo piano, Friedman) (track 5)
Carmen (arrangement for strings by Louise-Andrée Baril) (track 14)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les toréadors (catch-all for arrangements) (track 14)
L'elisir d'amore: Atto II. Romanza "Una furtiva lagrima" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) (for violin and piano, arr. Kreisler) (track 5)
Mélodie de Gluck (Dance of the Blessed Spirits, arr. Sgambati for solo piano) (track 5)
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melodie) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
Waltz from Faust (for 2 pianos 8 hands, Vilbac) (track 3)
instrumental recording of:
is based on:
Carmen: Prélude (track 14)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
The Last Rose of Summer (by Flotow, in English) (track 7)
人知れぬ涙 (track 8)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 13)
Martha: Akt II (track 7)
Norma: Atto I (track 10)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Atto II (Italian version) (track 5)
Aida: Atto Terzo (track 12)
Carmen Suite no. 1 (track 14)
Faust: Acte II (tracks 3, 3)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (track 14)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Atto II: Danza degli spiriti beati (instrumental ballet, for the original 1762 Italian version) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 10, 13)

CD 6: Favourites Forever (Concluded) / Timeless Souvenirs

balance engineer:
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1966-07) (track 7)
baritone vocals:
Philip Maero (baritone) (track 1)
Robert Merrill (American operatic baritone) (track 1)
Rolando Panerai (track 2)
bass vocals:
Giorgio Onesti (track 1)
Giorgio Tozzi (operatic bass) (track 1)
choir vocals:
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 11)
Léo Delibes (track 10)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 8)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 2)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1, 1, 1, 9)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 5)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1853) (track 6)
Antonín Dvořák (1900-04-21 – 1900-11-27) (track 7)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (track 6)
Piero Gamba (track 12)
Rafael Kubelík (track 2)
Erich Leinsdorf (tracks 1, 5)
Henry Lewis (conductor) (track 4)
Leone Magiera (conductor, pianist) (track 8)
Georges Prêtre (track 11)
Nello Santi (track 3)
Giuseppe Patanè (1966-07) (track 7)
librettist:
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 8)
Giuseppe Adami (track 9)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 2)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 1, 1)
Philippe Gille (track 10)
Edmond Gondinet (track 10)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1, 1)
Giovanni Ruffini (librettist) (track 8)
Cesare Sterbini (track 5)
Francesco Maria Piave (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 3)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (1853) (track 6)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Marilyn Horne (track 4)
orchestra:
The National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (track 6)
The Vienna Opera Orchestra (Vienna State Opera Orchestra) (track 4)
The Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 3, 8–9, 12)
producer:
John Mordler (track 7)
soprano vocals:
Mary Costa (track 1)
Anna Moffo (soprano) (track 1)
Renata Tebaldi (track 9)
Pilar Lorengar (1966-07) (track 7)
soprano vocals [coloratura soprano]:
Roberta Peters (track 5)
Joan Sutherland (track 10)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (track 3)
Alfredo Kraus (track 11)
Luciano Pavarotti (tracks 6, 8, 12)
Richard Tucker (track 1)
vocals:
Pilar Lorengar (track 7)
recorded at:
arrangements:
"Mon cœur s'ouvre a ta voix" (Samson et Dalila) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (for cello and piano, Papin) (track 4)
Rusalka, op. 114: Song to the Moon (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
is the basis for:
Love theme from "La Boheme" (George Greeley adaptation) (track 1)
later translated versions:
part of:
La rondine (track 9)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 3)
La bohème: Atto II (number) (track 1)
La bohème: Atto II (tracks 1, 1)
Lakmé: Acte II (track 10)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 5)

Release

compiler: B. Salthouse
mastering: P. Marchant
copyrighted by: The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1994)
licensed from: BMG Records (UK) Limited (not for release label use!)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012)
Polygram Special Products