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  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
  2. Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Balcony Scene
  3. The Gadfly, suite from the film score, Op. 97a (assembled by Atovmyan): Romance
  4. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions):
  5. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: Variation 18
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
  2. Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Balcony Scene
  3. The Gadfly, suite from the film score, Op. 97a (assembled by Atovmyan): Romance
  4. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions):
  5. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43: Variation 18
  6. Masquerada, incidental music: Waltz
  7. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  8. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Grand pas de deux
  9. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2. Andante
  10. Scheherazade, symphonic suite for orchestra, Op. 35: 2. The Story of the Kalendar Prince
  11. Spartacus, ballet: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  12. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20: Act 2. No. 10. Scene
  13. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2. Adagio sostenuto
  14. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dances
  15. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3. Adagio
  16. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: Waltz
  17. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra:
  18. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: 2. Andante
  19. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: 2. Romanze. Andante
  20. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  21. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 2. Adagio
  22. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: 2. Romanza. Andante cantabile
  23. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un'aura amorosa
  24. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile
  25. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: 2. Andante
  26. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio
  27. Song Without Words for piano No. 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6
  28. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2. Adagio
  29. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Nocturne
  30. Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150): Beim Schlafengehen
  31. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314):
  32. Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow), for violin & piano
  33. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March
  34. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle
  35. The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements
  36. Carmen, opera: Habanera (L'amour est un oiseau rebelle)
  37. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 82/3 (75/3)
  38. Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet (Dôme épais)
  39. Faust, opera, CG 4: Les nubiennes (Ballet Music)
  40. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon c?ur s'ouvre à ta voix
  41. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50
  42. Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  43. Romance for violin & orchestra in C major, Op. 48
  44. Berceuse, for piano, 4 hands or orchestra (Dolly, suite), Op. 56/1
  45. Carmen, opera: Act 3. Entr'acte
  46. Chanson d'amour, song for voice & piano in F major, Op. 27/1
  47. Gymnopédie for piano No. 1
  48. Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet: Intermezzo & Valse lente
  49. Les Deux Pigeons, ballet: Pas de deux pigeons
  50. Thaïs, opera in 3 acts: Méditation
  51. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: Morning
  52. Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast No. 2), JB 1:112/2:
  53. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: 2. Adagio
  54. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): 2. Largo
  55. Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6
  56. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Song to the Moon
  57. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: 2. Romance. Larghetto
  58. Hu
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EMI's Best Romantic Classics 100 may fulfill some listeners' needs by providing the most familiar excerpts and short pieces of nineteenth and twentieth century "mood" music, but it is unsatisfying in several other aspects. First, anyone who wants complete works will be annoyed by the rather large number of extracted sections, which in most cases amount to little more than four or five minutes of the best-known thematic passages, culled from famous concertos, symphonies, sonatas, ballets, and operas that are much, much ...

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