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




Volume 9 of the 'The World's Most Beautiful Melodies' series which was to run for 15 volumes.

3CD Set
Released December 1995
Cat No.: RDCD1131-3  RDC92801-3
RD Code: WFO 009 (Misprinted as WBO 009 on CD Back cover)
Series Code 062
Compilation by M Moritz, Production by P Marchant

CD1    All Time Favourites

1 - Overture To 'Orpheus In The Underworld' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt - Offenbach
2 - Overture To 'The Thieving Magpie' - Beecham Promenade Orchestra conducted by Gilbert Vinter - Rossini
3 - Hebrides' Overture, 'Fingals Cave', Op. 26~'The - New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Sir Adrian Boult - Mendelssohn
4 - Overture To 'The Marriage Of Figaro' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley - Mozart
5 - Prelude To Act I Of 'La Traviata' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt - Verdi
6 - Morning, Noon And Night In Vienna Overture - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein - Suppé
7 - Romeo And Juliet – Fantasy Overture - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt - Tchaikovsky

CD2    Majesty And Grandeur

8 - Overture To 'The Queen Of Spades' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley - Suppé
9 - Overture To 'Prince Igor' - Orchestre de la Société des Concerts Symphoniques de Paris conducted by René Leibowitz - Borodin, arr. Glazunov, Rimsky - Korsakov
10 - Overture To 'The Mastersingers' - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by René Leibowitz - Wagner
11 - Overture To 'Fidelio' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Massimo Freccia - Beethoven
12 - Academic Festival Overture - Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Victor Desarzens - Brahms
13 - Overture To 'Zampa' - Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma conducted by Massimo Freccia - Hérold
14 - 1812 Overture - National Philharmonic Orchestra with Brass Bands, Cannon, Bells and Chorus conducted by Charles Gerhardt - Tchaikovsky

CD3    Magical Moments

15 - Overture To 'Donna Diana' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley - Reznicek
16 - Overture To 'Poet And Peasant' - New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Alexander Gibson - Suppé
17 - Overture To 'Sicilian Vespers' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley - Verdi
18 - Overture To 'La Belle Hélène' - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eric Hammerstein - Offenbach
19 - Overture To 'The Bartered Bride' - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Oscar Danon - Smetana
20 - Huntsman (Der Freischütz) Overture - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt - Weber
21 - Overture To 'The Bronze Horse' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley~The - Auber
22 - Le Corsaire Overture - Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Jean - Berlioz

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