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composed by Amilcare Ponchielli, Aram Khachaturian, Carl Orff, Charles-Marie Widor, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Edward MacDowell, Emile Waldteufel, Ferde Grofé, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Hugo Alfvén, Jean-Joseph Mouret, Jeremiah Clarke, Johann Pachelbel, Joseph Canteloube

For those into one-stop shopping and who want a disc of all the most-often-used classical works in movies and TV commercials, then this double-disc package is a decent choice. It falls short of being a good choice for a number of reasons. The performances are good, although the sound quality varies from track to track since they are culled from the vaults of Deutsche Grammophon. There are some lively and sharp performances, such as the Comedians Galop by the Royal Philharmonic and Stanley Black, but there's a brightness ...

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  1. Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337: Canon
  2. Rondeau, for brass, strings & timpani (from Suite of Symphonies No. 1; "Masterpiece Theater" Theme)
  3. Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5, G. 275)
  4. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) for brass, winds & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) in D major
  5. Prélude pour le Te Deum à 8, for strings, H. 145a: Prelude (Rondeau)
  6. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni)
  7. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  8. Lakmé, opera: Dome epais le jasmin (Flower Duet)
  9. Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2)
  10. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, for voice & 8 cellos, A. 389: Aria
  11. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo
  12. Capriol Suite for piano, 4 hands or string orchestra
  13. To a Wild Rose, for piano, Op. 51/1 (Woodland Sketches)
  14. Adagio for strings (or string quartet), Op. 11 (arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet)
  15. Warsaw Concerto for piano & orchestra (for the film "Dangerous Moonlight"/"Suicide Squadron")
  16. Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183
  17. Caucasian Sketches, suite for orchestra, Op. 10: No. 1, Procession of the Sardar
  18. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Dance of the Hours
  19. Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, for orchestra ("Midsommarvaka"), Op. 19
  20. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orchestra
  21. Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra: On the Trail
  22. The Comedians, suite for small orchestra, Op. 26: Galop
  23. The Red Poppy, ballet, Op. 70: Russian Sailors' Dance
  24. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: Sabre Dance
  25. Symphony for organ No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42/1: Toccata
  26. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna
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One Hit Wonders
2003, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947270027

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