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Great Recordings of the Century - Sampler


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  • Audio CD (September 7, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • ASIN: B0002VEQIY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,048 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Sinfonietta - Simon Rattle
2. El Combat Del Somni - Victoria De Los Angeles
3. Piano Concerto - Sviatoslav Richter
4. Don Giovanni - Carlo Maria Giulini
5. Eroica - Otto Klemperer
6. Gymnopedies - Aldo Ciccolini
7. Don Carlo - Placido Domingo
8. 24 Caprices - Itzhak Perlman
9. Liederkreis Op.39 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
10. Cello Concerto - Sir John Barbirolli
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Bachianas Brasileiras - Heitor Villa-Lobos
2. Die Zauberflote - Herbert Von Karajan
3. Preludes II - Walter Gieseking
4. Symphonie Fantastique - Sir Thomas Beecham
5. Il Trovatore - Maria Callas
6. String Quartet - Alban Berg Quartett
7. Wesendonck-Lieder - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
8. Horn Concerto No.3 - Dennis Brain
9. Fidelio - Otto Klemperer
10. Piano Concerto In G - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
See all 19 tracks on this disc

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Bennett Ostroff on March 16, 2005
In response to the reviewer below, yes, some of the recordings do not have the best sound quality. But that's not what this is about, it's about great recordings of the century.

There are two discs, each with about 18 tracks, averaging about 4 minutes each, of excerpts and individual movements of the some of the most famous of the 150 "GROCs."

In the booklet it has a few interesting (sometimes not that interesting) facts about each of the 150 performances.

If you don't mind excerpts of pieces or isolated movements, this would be a worthwhile purchase, especially for the bizarrely reasonable price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I. J. PUTNAM on April 14, 2012
Better these people who don't get the 150 part, listen to a cd and not try to read. Just ordered two, as gifts. Precious moments.
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By Tallulah Chiono on February 24, 2013
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This is an excellent compilation of varied classical selections.
I am enjoying old favorites, as well as familiarizing with some I had not heard before.
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3 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 25, 2009
i did not buy this yet, but note: the cover says, "150 of the world's greatest" and "two bonus CDs included", but ... there are only 2 CDs total with 37 selections in this set. i don't know if it's part of a series or what, but initially i thot i'd be getting 150, which was appealing. 37 of the 150 = less appealing.
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6 of 53 people found the following review helpful By JOHN BUNYAN on November 18, 2004
If this is supposed to be an album of "the greatest" -- I wasn't too impressed. The quality didn't seem that good and the selections, well, not all that popular to my mind.
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