WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL MELODIES - Musical Portraits



Final issue of 'The World's Most Beautiful Melodies' series which ran for 15 volumes.

3CD Set
Released January 1997
Cat No.: RDCD1491-3  RDC93161-3
RD Code: MUPO 015
Series Code 062
Compilation by M Moritz, Production by P Marchant


1             Showpieces for Orchestra

Pictures At An Exhibition(Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel)
1 - Promenade
2 - The Gnome
3 - Promenade
4 - The Old Castle
5 - Promenade
6 - Tuileries
7 - Bydlo (The Ox - Cart)
8 - Promenade
9 - Ballet Of The Unhatched Chickens
10 - Samuel Goldenburg And Schmulye
11 - Market Place At Limoges
12 - Catacombs
13 - Baba - Jaga (The Hut On Fowls' Legs)
14 - The Great Gate At Kiev
National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Enigma Variations, Op.36(Elgar)
15 - Enigma
16 - I (C.A.E)
17 - II (H.D.S.–P.)
18 - III (R.B.T.)
19 - IV (W.M.B.)
20 - V (R.P.A.)
21 - VI (Ysobel)
22 - VII (Troyte)
23 - VIII (W.N.)
24 - IX (Nimrod)
25 - X (Dorabella)
26 - XI (G.R.S.)
27 - XII (B.G.N.)
28 - XIII (***) Romanza
29 - XIV (E.D.U.) Finale
English Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Boughton

2             Fate and Destiny

1 - Francesca Da Rimini, Op. 32 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Munch (Tchaikovsky)
2 - Les Préludes - New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Sir Adrian Boult (Liszt)
3 - Hamlet, Fantasy Overture, Op. 67 - Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice) conducted by Adrian Leaper (Tchaikovsky)
4 - The Wild Huntsman (Le Chasseur Maudit) - RCA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Massimo Freccia (Franck)

3             Sound and Spectacle

Roman Festivals (Fontane Di Roma)(Respighi)
1 - Circus Maximus
2 - The Jubilee
3 - The October Festival
4 - The Epiphany
New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Massimo Freccia

Rapsodie Espagnole(Ravel)
5 - Prélude À La Nuit
6 - Malagueña
7 - Habañera
8Fería
Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma conducted by René Leibowitz

Escales (Ports Of Call)(Ibert)
9 - Rome – Palermo
10 - Tunis – Nefta
11Valencia
Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma conducted by René Leibowitz

12 - An American In Paris - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Morton Gould (Gershwin)

TIMELESS FAVOURITES - You Are My Heart's Delight - Friml, Lehar & Romberg



Eighth issue in the “Timeless Favourites” series, which was to run for 13 editions.

3CD Set
Released August 1996
Cat No.: RDCD1471-3 (RDC93141-3)
RD Code: FNR 008
Series Code 58

1               Enchanting Moments

1 - Student Prince Highlights - Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lehman Engel
2 - Gold And Silver Waltz - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
3 - Czardas From 'Gypsy Love' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
4 - Serenade From 'Frasquita' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
5 - Merry Widow Highlights - Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lehman Engel
6 - You Are My Heart's Delight - Rosalind Page with Hill Bowen and his Orchestra
7 - Patiently Smiling #from 'The Land of Smiles' - Douglas Gamley and his Orchestra

2               Romantic Favourites

1 - Desert Song Highlights - Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lehman Engel
2 - Friederike Suite (Minuet, Intermezzo, Polka) - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein
3 - Say Not Love Is A Dream #from 'The Count of Luxembourg' - Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Reg Owen
4 - Champagne Waltz - Douglas Gamley and his Orchestra
5 - Wolgalied #from 'Der Zarewitsch' - Douglas Gamley and his Orchestra
6 - Vagabond King Highlights - Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lehman Engel

3               Treasured Souvenirs

1 - Rose - Marie Highlights - Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lehman Engel
2 - Giannina Mia #from 'The Firefly' - Douglas Gamley and his Orchestra
3 - O Maiden, My Maiden #from 'Friederike' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
4 - Waltzes Of Youth - RCA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
5 - New Moon Highlights - Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lehman Engel
6 - Love – What Has Given You This Magic Power #from 'The Land of Smiles' - Douglas Gamley and his Orchestra
7 - Waltz From 'Gypsy Love' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein

THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL MELODIES - The World's Favourite Concertos



Volume 14 of the 'The World's Most Beautiful Melodies' series which was to run for 15 volumes.

3CD Set
Released October 1996
Cat No.: RDCD1461-3  RDC93131-3
RD Code: WFC 014
Series Code 062
Compilation by M Moritz, Production by P Marchant


1       Enchantment and Romance

Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor, Op. 23 (Tchaikovsky)
1-1st Movement
2-2nd Movement
3-3rd Movement
Earl Wild, Piano, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anatole Fistoulari

Violin Concerto In D, Op. 35 (Tchaikovsky)
4-1st Movement
5-2nd Movement
6-3rd Movement
Itzhak Perlman, Violin, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alfred Wallenstein

2       Elegance and Grace

Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54 (Schumann)
1-1st Movement
2-2nd Movement
3-3rd Movement
Malcolm Frager, Piano, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jascha Horenstein

Violin Concerto No. 5 In A 'Turkish', K219 (Mozart)
4-1st Movement
5-2nd Movement
6-3rd Movement
Lola Bobesco, Violin, with the Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie

3       Sentiment and Charm

Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op. 85 (Elgar)
1-1st Movement
2-2nd Movement
3-3rd Movement
4-4th Movement
Maria Kliegel, Cello, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Halasz

Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64 (Mendelssohn)
5-1st Movement
6-2nd Movement
7-3rd Movement
Hyman Bress, Violin, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by René Leibowitz