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25 Symphony Favorites [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

25 Symphony Favorites Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 1, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Vox (Classical)
  • ASIN: B0000058IU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,629 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. No. 6, 'Pastorale' - Ludwig Van Beethoven
2. No. 29 In A Major, 1st Mvt. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3. No. 39 In F Major, Scherzando - Michael Haydn
4. No. 40 In G Minor, Minuet - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
5. No. 94 In G Major 'Suprise', Andante - Franz Joseph Haydn
6. No. 41 In C Major, 'Jupiter', 1st Mvt. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
7. No. 34 In C Major, Finale - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
8. No. 5 In B Flat Major, Andante - Franz Schubert
9. No. 4 'Italian' 1st Mvt. - Felix Mendelssohn
10. Symphonie Fantastique 'Scenes From A Ball' - Hector Berlioz
11. No. 9, 'New World' Largo - Antonin Dvorák
12. No. 6, 'Pastorale', 4th Mvt., 'Thunderstorm' - Ludwig Van Beethoven
13. No. 5 In C Minor, Andante - Ludwig Van Beethoven
14. No. 8 'Unfinished' 1st Mvt. - Franz Schubert
15. No. 2 In C Major, Scherzo - Robert Schumann
16. No. 9, 'New World', 4th Mvt. - Antonin Dvorák
17. No. 5, 3rd Mvt., Waltz - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
18. 'Classical Symphony', Gavotte - Sergey Prokofiev
19. No. 2 In E Minor 1st Mvt., Allegro - Sergei Rachmaninoff
20. No. 3, 'Organ Symphony', Finale - Camille Saint-Saëns
See all 25 tracks on this disc

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Grand symphonic adventure July 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album provides a quick exposure to some of the best movements in the best symphonies. Many of the tracks will sound familiar. They are played well and have good sound quality.

As a novice musician, i have great appreciation for it.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good! May 2, 2009
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When I purchased this CD I expected an album of average performances and OK sound. What I got though was 25 superbly clear stereo tracks rendered by quite competent orchestras.

Points of criticism here are minor ones.
Six Beethoven excerpts and only one of Brahms; an example of his magnificent 4th Symphony being conspicuously absent.

No actual liner notes, and the two pages of contents are printed in an exceedingly small font.

Hearing these favorite strains whets the appetite for the complete works, so the job of a "sampler" is well-fulfilled here (not a criticism!).

In summary, you will find this melange of edits from the VOX catalog most satisfying indeed!

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 79:02

Also recommended:
25 CLASSICAL DANCE FAVORITES is a lively collection of familiar music.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great listening June 11, 2012
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I use the "25 favorites" series when I am in the car or using my portable CD player. The quality is good for the price. They provide good variety without risking loss or damage of my more expensive collection from home....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price June 11, 2013
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As this sort of thing goes, it's not bad -- especially for such a low price. It's also not great. Each selection is okay, for the most part. A few of the performances are dubious. And, it's a "best of" collection, so it's pieces of symphonies, in no particular order, picked -- as far as I can tell -- completely randomly. It's okay if you want background music while you read or work on the computer or something, but if you want something for serious listening, this isn't it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great CD October 2, 2013
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I bought this CD with high hopes that the quality would be good, the songs would truly be 'favorites', and that I wouldn't be throwing my money away. I was not disappointed. The quality is excellent, I recognize many of the symphonys, and the money I paid was very well spent. The play time is great, and I can listen to the same CD over and over again without getting bored. I love this CD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music to relax by July 28, 2013
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I am really enjoying this symphony music! I love to listen to it when I am reading or as I am going to sleep at night. It has fast become one of my favorites. Hard to believe but true...when I start this CD my 10-year-old-cat stretches out in front of the CD player and naps!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great April 18, 2013
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I'm a music lover, not a music cretic nor m I a sound engineer expert. Nor do I understand why they call rap music, music. I simply enjoy listening to the musical genious of the old masters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre sound quality February 13, 2013
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The sound quality was not crisp, and it sounded like a poor transfer of music. It sounds okay on my computer sound system, but on my high quality audio system the sound lacks clarity.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to classical music
This is a long album and is what the title says it is.I found that the selections were excellent and the sound was that way too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by chondroman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Some of my favorites.
Published 1 month ago by Jorge Goth Murtha
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best For Variety and Clarity
A superior CD with a wealth of classical symphony favorites included and the sound is excellent!
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Arrangements
nice renditions.
Published 3 months ago by nero
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
I have adult add and I have found that listening to classical music helps to f0cus and be less anxious. It is in my computer now as I work through my mail.
Published 5 months ago by BigEmmy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price
For the price, this series of CD's is amazing. I teach a music history class for middle schoolers, and I find a great selection of some of the most well-known pieces. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Burton, OH
2.0 out of 5 stars unsatisfied
it's not what i expected and the sound quality was below average. i won't be recommending this to my friends.
Published 14 months ago by gamergirl
5.0 out of 5 stars symphony music is helpful for my children
We enjoy all types of music and we have enjoyed this CD as well. Thank you for your prompt service.
Published 16 months ago by Chester
5.0 out of 5 stars All my favorite symphonies
All my favorite symphonies on one cd. I play it in my car all the time. Better than the radio !!
Published 17 months ago by Susan Marx
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly, these are the favorites
A very concise CD, consisting of a little bit of everything....Easily recognizible favorites. One of the best albums I've ordered from Amazon.
Published 17 months ago by Eulenna A. Doll
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