The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

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The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music
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Studio album by
Released2009
RecordedAbbey Road Studios
Royal Festival Hall
Henry Wood Hall
GenreClassical
LabelX5 Music Group
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music is a selection of classical works recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor David Parry.[2] Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Royal Festival Hall and Henry Wood Hall in London, the album was released in digital formats in November, 2009 and as a 4-CD set in 2011[3]. The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music has sold over 200,000 copies and spent over three years as one of the top 10 classical albums on iTunes.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Edvard GriegPeer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op. 46: Morning Mood
  2. Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, "Fate": I. Allegro Con Brio
  3. Antonio VivaldiThe Four Seasons, Op. 8, "Spring": Allegro
  4. Samuel BarberAdagio for Strings
  5. Richard WagnerThe Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries
  6. Frédéric ChopinNocturne No. 2 in E-Flat major, Op. 9
  7. Johann PachelbelCanon in D major
  8. Carl OrffCarmina Burana: O Fortuna
  9. Johann Sebastian BachOrchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  10. Gustav HolstThe Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  11. Claude DebussySuite bergamasque, L 75: Clair de Lune
  12. Giuseppe VerdiNabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va', Pensiero, Sull'ali Dorate)
  13. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467: II. Andante
  14. Johann Sebastian BachBrandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: Allegro
  15. Jules MassenetThaïs: Meditation
  16. Antonín DvořákSymphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": II. Largo
  17. Johann Strauss IIOn the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
  18. Johannes BrahmsHungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
  19. Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySwan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scene
  20. Erik SatieGymnopédie No. 1
  21. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartRequiem, K. 626: Lacrimosa Dies Illa
  22. Ludwig van BeethovenBagatelle in A minor, Wo Op. 59, "Für Elise"
  23. Edward ElgarPomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
  24. Georges BizetCarmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
  25. Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral": Ode an Die Freude
  26. Jacques OffenbachThe Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
  27. Remo GiazottoAdagio in G minor for Strings and Organ (after T. Albinoni)
  28. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSerenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik": I. Allegro
  29. Gioachino RossiniThe Barber of Seville: Overture
  30. Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27:2, "Moonlight Sonata": Adagio Sostenuto
  31. Bedřich SmetanaMá Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)
  32. Luigi BoccheriniString Quintet in E major, Op. 13: Minuet (mislabeled – should be Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275): Minuet)
  33. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSymphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: I. Allegro Molto
  34. Antonín DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72
  35. Charles GounodAve Maria (after J.S. Bach)
  36. Jean SibeliusFinlandia, Op. 26
  37. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331: Rondo: Alla Turca
  38. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Magic Flute, K. 620: Overture
  39. George Frideric HandelThe Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
  40. Edvard GriegPeer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  41. Gabriel FauréPavane
  42. Johann Sebastian BachDouble Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043: Vivace
  43. Georges BizetL'Arlésienne Suite No. 1: Prelude
  44. Johann Strauss IRadetzky March, Op. 228
  45. Ludwig van BeethovenEgmont, Op. 84: Overture
  46. Stanley MyersCavatina
  47. Arcangelo CorelliConcerto Grosso No. 8 in G minor, Op. 6: "Christmas Concerto": Allegro
  48. Sergei RachmaninoffVocalise, Op. 34
  49. Giuseppe VerdiMessa Da Requiem: Dies Irae – Tuba Mirum
  50. Gustav MahlerSymphony No. 5: Adagietto

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010–16) Peak
position
Australian Catalogue Albums (ARIA)[5] 36
Belgian Classical Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 16
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 70
Italian Albums (FIMI) 71
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 90
UK Classical Artist Albums (OCC)[8] 1
US Billboard 200[9] 136
US Classical Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 21

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  2. ^ Sanderson, Blair (November 23, 2009). "The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
  3. ^ https://www.lpo.org.uk/recordings-and-gifts/131-cd-50-greatest-classics.html
  4. ^ https://www.marketplace.org/2012/02/23/tech/searching-search-engines-sound-music
  5. ^ "ARIA Catalogue Albums Chart". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b "The London Philharmonic Orchestra – The 50 Greatest Pieces Of Classical Music" (in Dutch). Ultratop Flanders. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK – Weekly Updates Sales 2011". zobbel.de. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Classical Artist Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company Classical Artist Albums Chart. 27 July 2018 – 2 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  9. ^ "London Philharmonic Orchestra Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  10. ^ "London Philharmonic Orchestra The 50 Greatest Pieces Of Classical Music Chart History". Billboard Top Classical Albums. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  11. ^ "London Philharmonic Orchestra The 50 Greatest Pieces Of Classical Music Chart History". Billboard Independent Albums. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

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