The Ultimate Most Romantic String Music in the Universe ()

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composed by Alexander Borodin, Antonin Dvorák, Antonio Vivaldi, Aram Khachaturian, Camille Saint-Saëns, César Franck, Edouard Lalo, Edvard Grieg, Edward Elgar, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Gaetano Donizetti, Gustav Mahler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jules Massenet

Denon's generous, if hyperbolically titled twofer The Ultimate Most Romantic String Music in the Universe covers extremely familiar ground in its selections, so prudent buyers should examine them carefully for any duplication of pieces they may already have. However, one probably wouldn't buy this compilation for any single track or to fill holes in a collection, but might choose it for its overall ambiance and utility as pleasant background music. The smooth, lyrical tone of the program ensures a mellow mood, and the ...

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  1. Thaïs, opera in 3 acts: Meditation
  2. Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12
  3. Nocturne for piano No. 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
  4. String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421 (K. 417b): 4. Allegro ma non troppo
  5. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
  6. Serenade for strings (or piano, 4 hands) in C major, Op. 48: 3. Élegie; Larghetto elegiaco
  7. Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61: 2. Andantino quasi allegretto
  8. Nocturne for violin & piano
  9. String Quartet No. 5 in E minor: 2. Larghetto
  10. Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22): 1. Moderato
  11. Henry V, film score: Touch Her Soft Lips and Part
  12. String Quartet No. 2 in D major: 3. Nocturne
  13. Symphonie espagnole, for violin & orchestra in D minor, Op. 21: 5. Rondo allegro
  14. Liebesträum, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3)
  15. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: 4. Adagietto: Sehr langsam
  16. Sonata for violin & piano in A major, FWV 8: 4. Allegretto poco mosso
  17. Idyll for string orchestra, JW 6/3: Adagio
  18. Terzetto, for violin, cello & guitar in D major, MS 69: Andante larghetto
  19. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno"), RV 297, Op. 8/4 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4): 2. Largo
  20. Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg?s Time), for string orchestra ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40: 4. Air religioso
  21. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11
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2008, Denon Records

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