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The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

November 23, 2009

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 23, 2009
  • Label: X5 Music Group
  • Copyright: 2009 X5 Music Group
  • Total Length: 4:22:51
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  • ASIN: B002WMP162
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The sound quality is very good.
GlacierBabe
One of the best classical albums I ever bought.
Leo J Buganski 2
I really enjoy listening to classical music.
Jerry-Bee Weaver

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By L. Power TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 10, 2010
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I just wanted to say how pleased I am with this acquisition.

As you probably know the London Philharmonic is one of the world's outstanding orchestras, and the collection is pretty much every piece you would expect to be included, and then some. It reminded me of the proms concert I went to years ago, it has that same high energy music that really rouses and gets the crowd going.

You probably remember O Fortuna from Orff, from the Omen movies, and all the majors are are covered Bach, Beethoven even Handel's Messiah.

Interspersed with this are pieces like the Gymnopedies, Peer Gynt, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik from Mozart, and one of my new favorites, the impeccably beautiful movement of Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman, so a good variety of music to please every palate, from slow to meditative, to the virtuoso speed of Rondo Alla Turca.

Thank you Amazon for making this available at such an irresistible price. Hope this was helpful.
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91 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Ana on September 5, 2013
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I really have been enjoying this collection, and it is excellent quality for the price. For those looking for the composer list, here it is:

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, "Fate": Allegro con brio
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 - Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a
Wagner: Die Walkürie (The Valkyrie), Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries
Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E-Flat Major
Pachabel: Canon in D Major
Orff: Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L 75: Clair de lune
Verdi: Nabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, "Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate"
Mozart: Concerto No. 21 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 467: Andante
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: Allegro
Massenet: Thaïs: Méditation
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": Largo
Strauss: An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scène (Lake in the Moonlight)
Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1
Mozart: Requiem, K. 626: Lacrimosa dies illa
Beethoven: Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59, "Für Elise"
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Alan Rivière TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 22, 2010
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This digital album was recorded in September 2009 by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with David Parry as the conductor, at three separate locations, namely, the Royal Festival Hall, the Abbey Road Studios, and the Henry Wood Hall in London, England. The Choral music is performed by the London Chorus and the London Philharmonic Choir. This album is produced for the Swedish company, X5 Music Group, solely for digital release at Amazon, iTunes, and other digital music providers. It includes fifty of the best known classical compositions by Bach, Handel, Mozart, and other major composers, about 4 hours worth of music, for a very reasonable price. Lovers of choral music will appreciate Carmina Burana- O Fortuna by Carl Orff, Nabucco-Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves by Verdi, and "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven. Piano music lovers will like the "Moonlight Sonata" and "Fur Elise" by Beethoven, performed by the award winning Irish pianist, Finghin Collins.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra was first established in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham. It is one of the major orchestras in the U.K., based in the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. It is also the main resident orchestra of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera at Glyndebourne, East Sussex, England. In addition, it regularly performs concerts at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne and Brighton Dome in Brighton, England, which is most famous for its pipe organ.

For an interesting video on the making of the album, see my comment below.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Huffaker on December 30, 2009
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This is a great compilation of classical pieces. The sound quality and performances are extraordinary. The price is unbeatable and it was very easy to download the album directly into iTunes with the Amazon mp3 downloader.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ellen Zigli on February 3, 2010
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I'm not really a classical music buff, but I wanted kind of a "Classical Music for Dummies" compilation...and this is it! Virtually all of the pieces are instantly recognizable, as they should be in this type of compilation. The London Philharmonic has done a wonderful job presenting this collection, and I highly recommend it for casual listeners who are looking for one good classical music compilation. With the quality and variety of songs, it is worth much more than $5.00.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Ryals on February 24, 2012
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The music itself is fantastic. The only drawback is that generally none of the original composers are actually credited for the individual pieces. This is regrettable both since, if you're a musical novice like me, you may not always be aware of who you're listening to and enjoying (in the sense of the original source) and because it can't be used as a potential means of moving from these pieces to pursuing more deeply individual composers and their work. But the music itself, including the performance, is wonderful.
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