50 Songs, 4 Hours 22 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Full of the memorable and deeply sentimental moments that make classical music timeless, this collection from the LPO is riveting. The “Air” from Bach’s ethereal third orchestral suite receives a light and breezy interpretation, while the pulse of Mozart’s familiar, magnetic “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” makes it difficult to stay seated. The album rounds out with high-flying moments of electricity (Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”) and pensive, impressionistic vibes (Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”), as well as one of music’s most unabashedly romantic works: the “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Fifth.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Full of the memorable and deeply sentimental moments that make classical music timeless, this collection from the LPO is riveting. The “Air” from Bach’s ethereal third orchestral suite receives a light and breezy interpretation, while the pulse of Mozart’s familiar, magnetic “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” makes it difficult to stay seated. The album rounds out with high-flying moments of electricity (Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”) and pensive, impressionistic vibes (Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”), as well as one of music’s most unabashedly romantic works: the “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Fifth.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

Rashidiana ,

Overall brilliant however...

Overall a brilliant album but there are a few pieces that have been performed to a much higher standard.

Here is a list of what I feel are better perfomances.

- Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major by Charles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
- Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings by Vancouver Symphonic Orchestra
- Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 Air on a G String by J.S. Bach Orchestra
- Ludwig Van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto by Claudio Arrau

There are also no pieces of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier or Toccata and Fugue for Organ which is a great shame. If you enjoy classical music I recommend having these in your collection.

ChilliMasta ,

I'm new and It's a great introduction

I'm 16 years old and I've recently become taken in by classical especially some of the more dramatic songs which are included in this album e.g. Messa da Requiem: Dies Irae. Which I have heard before but I've never been able to find the name of the song or it's composer till now. The pieces are played really well and they can be very relaxing while reading a good book in the Sun.

This is a very good collection at a very good price!

(5 stars)

dtshaw ,

Fantastic compilation

A nice compilation of some of the most well known pieces. London Philharmonic is world renowned for a reason, just have a listen. Also an unbeatable price for 50 tracks!

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