Best Film Classics 100

Best Film Classics 100


There's no way to put all the great music that has appeared in over a century of films into one set, but this collection from EMI Classics collects enough famous pieces to make most cinephiles smile. A mix of classical works used in films (like "Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 [Opening]," now indelibly linked with 2001: A Space Odyssey) and score excerpts (like John Williams' "Star Wars [Main Theme]"), the set flows seamlessly from piece to piece. As the title suggests, 100 Best Film Classics leans more toward the classical side than the score side, which means it would also work well as an introduction to classical music for the film score fan looking to broaden his or her horizons.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2006
Label: Warner Classics
UPC: 0094637090022
catalogNumber: 70900


Disc 1

  1. Sunrise
  2. The Ride of the Valkyries
  3. Lacrimosa
  4. My Heart Will Go On
  5. Main Theme
  6. Main Theme
  7. Gladiator Theme
  8. Au fond du temple saint (Temple Duet)
  9. Intermezzo
  10. The Fellowship
  11. Fawkes the Phoenix
  12. Hymn to the Fallen
  13. 3. Menuetto: Allegretto
  14. [extract]
  15. End Titles

Disc 2

  1. 2. Adagio sostenuto
  2. [extract]
  3. Cavatina
  4. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Qua
  5. 4. Adagietto
  6. Any Other Name
  7. Main Theme
  8. Main Theme
  9. Gabriel's Oboe
  10. 1. Allegro con brio
  11. Overture. Theme
  12. 2. Romance: Andante
  13. Love Theme
  14. Waltz No. 2
  15. Ode to Joy

Disc 3

  1. 1. Allegro
  2. 2. Adagio
  3. 3. Rondo: Allegro
  4. Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar
  5. 2. Andantino
  6. Stabat mater dolorosa
  7. Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618
  8. 3. Rondo
  9. 2. Adagio
  10. Overture
  11. 1. Adagio - Moderato
  12. 1. Molto allegro
  13. Nimrod
  14. 1. Allegro moderato
  15. 4. Rondo: Allegro
  16. Scene: Act 2 No. 10
  17. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

Disc 4

  1. The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
  2. 2. Andante
  3. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  4. 2. Romance
  5. Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  6. 3. Rondo alla turca: Allegretto
  7. 2. Andante
  8. 1. Andante grazioso
  9. 1. Adagio sostenuto
  10. Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. (as used in the film The Pianist)
  11. 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
  12. Gymnopedie for piano No. 1
  13. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  14. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  15. 2. Romance: Larghetto
  16. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 75/3
  17. Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155

Disc 5

  1. Casta Diva
  2. La donna è mobile
  3. Soave sia il vento
  4. D'amor sull'ali rosee
  5. Non più andrai
  6. Vissi d'arte
  7. Un'aura amorosa
  8. Der Hölle Rache
  9. Canzonetta sull'aria
  10. La mamma morta
  11. Là ci darem la mano
  12. E lucevan le stelle
  13. L'amour est un oisseau rebelle (Habañera)
  14. Che gelida manina
  15. Song to the Moon
  16. Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
  17. Belle nuit (Barcarolle)
  18. Nessun dorma

Disc 6

  1. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  2. Fugue
  3. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 2
  4. 2. Largo ma non tanto
  5. Gloria in excelsis Deo
  6. 2. Adagio
  7. [extract]
  8. 1. Allegro
  9. Aria
  10. 3. Larghetto e piano
  11. Air on the G string
  12. Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement
  13. 2. Largo
  14. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  15. Keyboard Suite in D minor (as used in the film Barry Lyndon)~Sarabande
  16. 2. Largo
  17. 1. Allegro moderato
  18. Hallelujah Chorus

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Colin Davis   Conductor
Carlo Maria Giulini   Conductor
Moura Lympany   Piano
Yehudi Menuhin   Violin,Conductor
Jessye Norman   Soprano (Vocal)
Leontyne Price   Soprano (Vocal)
Michael Nyman   Musical Direction
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Steve Morse   Guitar
André Previn   Piano,Conductor
James Galway   Flute
José Carreras   Tenor (Vocal)
Maria Callas   Soprano (Vocal)
James Levine   Conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Carlo Bergonzi   Tenor (Vocal)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Herbert von Karajan   Conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Eugene Ormandy   Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Christopher Parkening   Guitar
Lesley Garrett   Soprano (Vocal)
Ron Goodwin   Conductor
Stephen Hough   Piano
Riccardo Muti   Conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Performing Ensemble
Robert Cohen   Cello
Augustin Dumay   Violin
Gerald Finley   Vocals,Cantor
Edita Gruberová   Soprano (Vocal)
Bernard Haitink   Conductor
Sally Herbert   Track Performer
Richard Hickox   Conductor
Gary Hoffman   Cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Felicity Lott   Soprano (Vocal)
Ennio Morricone   Conductor
Neville Marriner   Conductor
Munich Radio Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Andrew Parrott   Conductor
Nic Raine   Conductor
Royal Choral Society   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Jordi Savall   Viola Da Gamba
Tullio Serafin   Conductor
Taverner Players   Ensemble
Barry Tuckwell   Horn,French Horn
David Willcocks   Conductor
James Morris   Bass (Vocal)
John Aler   Tenor (Vocal)
Adrian Boult   Conductor
Radu Lupu   Piano
New Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Pierre Dervaux   Conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Gérard Caussé   Viola
Charles Dutoit   Conductor
Geoff Love   Conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
David Zinman   Conductor
Manuel Barrueco   Guitar
Alfredo Kraus   Tenor (Vocal)
Stephen Cleobury   Conductor
David Bell   Organ
Nicolai Gedda   Tenor (Vocal)
Paul Bateman   Conductor
Dmitri Alexeev   Piano
John Barbirolli   Conductor
Anne Queffélec   Piano
Julius Rudel   Conductor
Simon Rattle   Conductor
David Temple   Choir Director
Christian Zacharias   Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mariss Jansons   Conductor
Andrei Gavrilov   Piano
Lucia Popp   Soprano (Vocal)
Louis Auriacombe   Conductor
David Abel   Conductor
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal   Performing Ensemble
Martha Argerich   Piano
Georges Prêtre   Conductor
New World Philharmonic   Performing Ensemble
Crouch End Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Eberhard Wächter   Baritone (Vocal)
Agnes Baltsa   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Bath Festival Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ann Murray   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Angela Gheorghiu   Soprano (Vocal)
David Abel   Conductor
Paul Daniel   Conductor
Geoff Love & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Westminster Choir   Choir, Chorus
Hans Vonk   Conductor
Stefan Soltesz   Conductor
Ernest Blanc   Baritone (Vocal)
Alain Lombard   Conductor
José van Dam   Bass (Vocal)
Lamberto Gardelli   Conductor
Lászlo Varga   Cello
Cécile Ousset   Piano
Fritz Helmis   Harp
London Symphony Chorus   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Tasmin Little   Violin
Gianna Rolandi   Soprano (Vocal)
Sylvain Cambreling   Conductor
Sabine Meyer   Bass Clarinet
Maria Tipo   Piano
Hallé Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse   Performing Ensemble
Ton Koopman   Harpsichord
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Robin Blaze   Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Margaret Marshall   Soprano (Vocal)
Camerata Lysy Gstaad   Performing Ensemble
René Duclos Choir   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Bryden Thomson   Conductor
Ron Goodwin's Orchestra   Ensemble
Jerzy Maksymiuk   Conductor
Christian Ferras   Violin
Horacio Gutiérrez   Piano
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg   Performing Ensemble
Klaus Tennstedt   Conductor
Alberto Lysy   Conductor
Polish Chamber Orchestra   Ensemble
Antonio Pappano   Conductor
Andrew Davis   Conductor
Orchestra   Ensemble
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra   Ensemble
Orchestra of the Royal Opera   Performing Ensemble
Stockholm Chamber Choir   Choir, Chorus
Stockholm Radio Chorus   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Théâtre La Monnaie Royal Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Scala Theater Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Royal Northern Sinfonia   Performing Ensemble
Ennio Morricone Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Claudio Desderi   Baritone (Vocal)
Iain Sutherland   Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus   Ensemble
Wayne Marshall   Organ
Timothy Beasley-Murray   Treble
Rhin Opera Choir   Choir, Chorus
Théâtre La Monnaie Royal Opera Orchesta   Performing Ensemble
Taverner Choir   Ensemble
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Northern Sinfonia Chorus   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Nikolah Bloch   Track Performer
Paris Opéra-Comique Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Taverner Choir, Consort & Players   Ensemble
Paris Conservatory Concert Society Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hungarian Quartet   String Quartet
Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Andre Saint-Clivier   Mandolin
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Scala Theater Orchestra & Chorus   Ensemble
Paris National Opera Orchestra   Ensemble
Scala Theater Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Dresden Staatskapelle   Performing Ensemble
Graziella Sciutti   Soprano (Vocal)
Quatuor Hongrois   Ensemble
Annie Fischer   Piano
Ghena Dimitrova   Soprano (Vocal)
Norman del Mar   Conductor
Brussels National Opera Orchestra   Ensemble
Alexander Slobodyanik   Piano
Brussels National Opera Chorus   Ensemble
Ron Goodwin & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Toulouse Chamber Orchestra   Ensemble
Rhine Opera Chorus   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Michael Nyman   Producer
Sally Herbert   Producer
Gordon H. Jee   Cover Design
Nikolah Bloch   Producer

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