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  1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1. Moderato
  2. Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Dance of the Knights
  3. Masquerada, incidental music: Waltz
  4. Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60: Troika
  5. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1. Allegro ma non tanto
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1. Moderato
  2. Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Dance of the Knights
  3. Masquerada, incidental music: Waltz
  4. Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60: Troika
  5. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1. Allegro ma non tanto
  6. Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra: 2. Adagio
  7. Spartacus, ballet: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  8. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 1. Adagio - Moderato
  9. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: Variation 18
  10. Images (3), for orchestra, L. 118 (122): 2. Ibéria: 3. Le matin d'un jour de fęte
  11. Valse triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
  12. The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orchestra:
  13. Noches en los jardines de Espańa (Nights in the Gardens of Spain), for piano & orchestra, G. 49: 1. In the Generalife
  14. Harnasie (The Highland Robbers), ballet pantomime for tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 55, M68: Rural Scene
  15. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2. Andante
  16. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  17. Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18: 4. Allegretto
  18. Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6: 6. Langsam
  19. Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16: 4. Peripetie (Sehr rasch)
  20. Lulu-Suite, 5 symphonic pieces from the opera for soprano & orchestra ("Lulu-Symphonie"): 4. Variationen: Moderato
  21. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Russian Dance
  22. Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a: Sunday Morning
  23. Symphony No. 5, FS 97 (Op. 50): 2. Allegro
  24. Les biches (The Does), ballet, FP 36: Rondeau
  25. Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123: 4. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
  26. Violin Concerto: 2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana & Trio (Canzonetta)
  27. Pini di Roma (The Pines of Rome), symphonic poem, P. 141: 3. I pini di Villa Borghese
  28. Sinfonietta, for orchestra, Op. 23: Rondo. Sehr lebhaft
  29. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: L'Adoration de la terre
  30. Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), opera: 2. Moderato assai
  31. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras:
  32. Pacific 231, symphonic movement for orchestra (Mouvement symphonique No. 1), H. 53
  33. Kammermusik No. 1, for 12 instruments, Op. 24/1: 4. Finale: 1921. Lebhaft
  34. Boléro, ballet for orchestra, M. 81:
  35. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
  36. Yugen Dance of Men, ballet suite
  37. Cassiopeia, for orchestra: Scene
  38. Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"): 2. Lento e largo, tranquillissimo
  39. Anaklasis, for string orchestra & percussion
  40. Symphony No. 8: 2. Ballabile
  41. Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, for 34 winds & 3 percussion, I/47: 3. Des profondeurs de l'abîme
  42. Drowned Out:
  43. Symphony No. 1: 1. Allegro giusto
  44. Guitar Concerto, for guitar & chamber orchestra, Op. 67: 1. Allegro
  45. The Piano, film score: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
  46. Rain Coming, for chamber orchestra
  47. The Protecting Veil, for cello & string orchestra: The Incarnation
  48. Canticle of the Sun (Sonnengesang), for cello, 2 percussionists & chorus:
  49. Asyla, for orchestra, Op. 17: 4.
  50. Flourish with Fireworks, for orchestra, Op. 22
  51. Candide, opera: Overture
  52. A Set of Pieces (3), for theatre orchestra, S. 20 (K. 1C28): No. 3. In the Night
  53. Façades, for 2 flutes (or saxophones) & strings
  54. Schindler's List, film score: Main Theme
  55. Fanfare for the Common Man, for brass & percussion (from Symphony No. 3)
  56. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11
  57. Titanic, film score: My Heart Will Go On
  58. Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas
  59. Three Occa
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It's a tall order to compile the best classical music of the twentieth century, but EMI has selected its top 100 classics for this six-disc set, and it's difficult to argue with most of the choices. Without taking sides in the great ideological debates of the modern era -- traditionalist vs. avant-garde, tonal vs. atonal, styles vs. schools, and so on -- the label has picked the composers whose reputations seem most secure at the turn of the twenty-first century and has chosen representative excerpts of their music. ...

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