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Adagio: The Ultimate Collection 857001516 | 2CDs | 0747313001576
• 22 blissful, easy listening classical pieces.
• Includes beautiful tracks by Albinoni, Mozart, Rodrigo, Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Telemann and other composers, specially programmed to create a relaxing atmosphere and soothe your soul.
• The ultimate late night listening experience.
The Best of British 857015253 | 2CDs | 0747313015276
• Stand and salute! Favourites from The Last Night of the Proms and other uplifting works celebrating the British Empire and its Royal Family.
• Including Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance Marches and the ever-popular Fantasia on British Sea Songs.
The Best of British Light Music 857020607 | 2CDs | 0747313020676
• A trip down memory lane.
• Including Warsaw Concerto, Jumping Bean, 633 Squadron, Marigold, In a Persian Market, Elizabethan Serenade, Knightsbridge March, Cornish Rhapsody and many more.
Broadway Without Words 857803940 | 2CDs | 0747313803972
• Follow-up to the hugely successful Opera Without Words (855794546), one of Naxos’ all-time bestsellers.
• A ritzy collection of orchestral highlights and medleys from Broadway’s most famous shows.
• Highly hummable tunes from The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and other favourites.
Burst Forth My Tears: The Music of John Dowland 857801516 | 2CDs | 0747313801572
• Moving collection of songs and lute pieces from the most enduringly popular Renaissance composer.
• Nigel North is one of the greatest lutenists of his generation.
Children’s Classics: Music To Make Children Brighter 857801920 | 2CDs | 0747313801978
• Ideal for parents and teachers seeking an introduction to classical music for young children.
• A great educational resource – nourishment for growing minds and imaginations.
• Children will want to listen to it again and again, as each track becomes a familiar friend.
• Fun-filled favourites include the ‘Babar’ theme, Mozart’s ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, and the Mother Goose Suite.
Christmas Chill: The Ultimate Collection 857801314 | 2CDs | 0747313801374
• Relax and unwind with this special selection of Christmas classics from around the world.
• Ideal gift and accompaniment to Christmas dinners, parties and events for lovers of classical music.
• Includes classics by John Rutter, Bach and Britten plus traditional carols.
Classic Swoon 857804647 | 2CDs | 0747313804672
• Over two hours of the world’s most beautiful music.
• Includes beloved favourites: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Massenet’s Meditationfrom Thaïs.
• The perfect gift for Mother’s Day and other occasions.
Classical Chill 1:The Ultimate Collection 857017172 | 2CDs | 0747313017171
• Chill out with over 2 hours and 20 minutes of some of the most beautiful melodies ever composed.
• Classical Chill by Naxos takes the chill phenomenon to a new level with a remarkable collection of 29 blissful easy listening classical works designed to inspire feelings of calmness and well being.
Classical Chill 2: The Romantic Collection 857800910 | 2CDs | 0747313800971
• Over two hours of the most sublimely lyrical music from the Romantic era.
• Relax and unwind with these easy-listening masterpieces.
• Includes Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Dances Of The Swans (Andante), Chanson Triste No 2, Serenade Melancolique, Massenet Le Cid (Andalouse), Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream (Nocturne), Piano Concerto No 1 (Andante), Violin Concerto (Andante).
Classical Chillout: The Essential Collection 857022324 | 2CDs | 0747313022373
• Relax and unwind with these easy listening classical masterpieces.
• Chock full of gorgeous music for relaxing and dreaming, Classical Chillout presents some well-known works including Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Girl with the Flaxen Hair alongside extraordinary almost-unknown gems by Pierne, Svendsen and Merikanto.
Classical Meditation 857036465 | 2CDs | 0747313036479
• Classical music selected to help relax mind and body, focus thought, and refresh weary spirits.
• 19 exquisite tracks grouped into 5 different meditation sessions, each creating a unique emotional mood.
• This emotionally moving music has ‘concert-hall credibility’ and includes both familiar and less well known masterpieces from the classical repertoire.
Classics for Lovers 857001314 | 2CDs | 0747313001378
• Over two and a half hours of passionate classical music designed as the perfect accompaniment to a romantic encounter.
• Meticulously chosen to flame desire, Classics for Lovers is the perfect CD for Valentine’s Day.
Classics go to War 857015455 | 2CDs | 074731305474
• A collection like no other.
• Featuring three excerpts from Errol Flynn movies - Charge of the Light Brigade, They Died with their Boots On and Objective Burma. And the most popular classical hits from war movies - Platoon, Gallipoli, The Deer Hunter and The Thin Red Line. \
Extreme Classics 855794142 | 2CDs | 0747313294121
• Let’s face it, Classical music has got a little boring - Extreme Classics redresses the balance: This 2 CD set contains some of the most spectacular pieces of music ever written.
• Includes Khachaturian Sabre Dance, Holst Mars, the Bringer of War, Wagner Ride of the Valkyries, Stravinsky King Kastchei’s Infernal Dance, Respighi Pines of the Appian Way.
The Flowering of Love 857015657 | 2CDs | 0747313015672
• This collection of beautiful arias and sacred songs of the Baroque includes Vivaldi’s “Nulla in mudo pax”, featured in the film ‘Shine’, two tracks by Australia’s leading baroque soprano Sara Macliver, and gorgeous melodies by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and other popular composers of the Baroque.
The Golden Age Of Salon Music 857800304 | 2CDs | 0747313800377
• Relive the golden age of palm court salon music with over 2 hours of tangos, waltzes and charming opera and operetta melodies, played in the style that was the height of fashion in the grand European cafés of the early twentieth century.
• Features popular favourites Massenet Meditation from ‘Thais’, ‘Funiculi Funicula’, Waldteufel Skater’s Waltz, Anderson Blue Tango, Belle Of The Ball, J Strauss The Dragonfly, Kalman The Gypsy Princess 'Potpourri'.
The Great Waltzes 857804142 | 2CDs | 0747313804177
• “May I have this dance?” Charming 2CD collection of Romantic waltzes
• Includes well-known favourites The Blue Danubeand Tchaikovsky’s Flower Waltz(the latter made famous in Disney’s Fantasia).
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone & other Epic Movie Themes 857093637 | 2CDs | 0747313093670
• Magic, adventure, romance, thrills, tragedy and triumph, sci-fi, superheros – it’s all in these unforgettable movie themes!
• Music from Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Out of Africa, Spiderman, Schindler's List, Gladiator, The Lord of the Rings, Chariots of Fire, Dr No, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Dances With Wolves, Star Wars, ET, Batman, Goldfinger and more!
Heavenly Voices 855794748 | 2CDs | 0747313294725
• J. S. Bach’s music is always popular at Christmas and here we have over 2 hours of his most glorious music for voice.
• Including Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and Where Sheep May Safely Graze.
Jack-in-the-Box 857012425 | 2CDs | 074731312473
• Classical music can be fun!
• A unique collection of frivolity, fun and entertainment. Featuring Sousa’s Liberty Bell (theme from Monty Python’s Flying Circus), Entry of the Gladiators (the ‘Circus’ theme) and The Typewriter.
Macabre Masterpieces 855793031 | 2CDs | 0747313293025
• Ghosts, trolls, witches, wizards, goblins are all featured in these colourful and sometimes graphic works.
• Includes In the Hall of the Mountain King, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Mephisto Waltz, Danse Macabre and 12 other frightening works!
Mystic Classics 857022526 | 2CDs | 0747313022571
• Music by Alwyn, Gorecki, Vaughan Williams, Mahler, Rautavaara, Hovhaness, Holst, Tavener and Pärt.
• 2 hours of the world's most mystical, spiritual classical works, including Gorecki's 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' – the world's most requested and best-selling modern classical piece.
• Companion CD to the top-selling 'Mystic Voices’.
Mystic Voices 857016970 | 2CDs | 0747313016976
• A spiritual journey to inspire peace and calm - the perfect antidote to these stressful times.
• Soaring choral and vocal masterpieces from four centuries including Bach’s Ave Maria, Faure’s Pie Jesu, Allegri’s Miserere and Tallis’s Spem in Alium. Other composers include Hildegard von Bingen, Schubert, Mozart, Britten, Elgar and Palestrina.
Once Upon a Time 855795253 | 2CDs | 0747313295326
• A unique collection of music inspired by fairytales, including music inspired by Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and many other tales.
• Illustrated booklet with paintings from Cinderella by Edmund Dulac.
Opera Without Words 855794546 | 2CDs | 0747313294527
• Opera’s best tunes can be enjoyed without having to put up with screeching sopranos and warbling tenors.
• Featuring Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Massenet Méditation from Thaïs, Rossini Overture to William Tell, Offenbach Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld and Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann.
Opera’s Greatest Moments 855792627 | 2CDs | 0747313292622
• The ideal collection of the most famous arias and choruses together on 2 CDs.
The Romance Of The Silver Screen 857800506 | 2CDs | 0747313800575
• Relive the glamour, drama and romance from the golden years of Hollywood with over 2 hours of gloriously lush classic film music.
• Including Korngold Devotion, The Adventures of Robin Hood 'Love Theme', The Sea Hawk 'Rose Garden', Arnold David Copperfield – Main Title, Walton Henry V Interlude 'Touch Her Soft Lips and Part’, Steiner The Three Musketeers Love Theme, All This And Heaven Too, Rota The Legend Of The Glass Mountain.
Sea Pictures 857801718 | 2CDs | 0747313801770
• Uniquely themed compilation of enchanting British music inspired by the ocean.
• Features Bridge The Sea Suite, Bax Tintagel, Britten Four Sea Interludes Op 33a, Elgar Sea Pictures Op 37, Alwyn Seascapes, Vaughan Williams Symphony No 1 'A Sea Symphony' .
• Leading artists include New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd (conductor), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), John Turner (recorder), Iain Burnside (piano).
A Sousa Spectacular 857800102 | 2CDs | 0747313800179
• Over two and a half hours of famous works and rarities of rousing marches and tunes from the ever-popular king of the genre.
• Conducted by renowned band leader and Sousa specialist Keith Brion.
• Stars and Stripes Forever, Washington Post, The Gladiator, The Pride of the Wolverines, Humoresque of Gershwin's Swanee, Semper Fidelis, Power And Glory, and more.
The Ultimate Ballet Album 857001112 | 2CDs | 0747313001170
• Featuring music from the five most popular ballets of all time - Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Sylvia and Giselle as well as three of the most popular single dance works of all time - Khachaturian’s Adagio (from Spartacus) and Waltz from Masquerade and Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.
Ultimate Chant 857800708 | 2CDs | 0747313800773
• Music of ethereal beauty.
• Calming collection of spiritual Gregorian chant for relaxation and meditation.
The Ultimate Lullaby Collection 857051415 | 2CDs | 0747313051472
• 30 soothing classical tracks.
• Features leading performers including Peter Nagy (piano), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Judy Loman (harp) and Nora Shulman (flute).
• Alongside favourites such as Faure’s Lullaby and Cradle Songs by Brahms and Grieg, there are many less familiar but equally beautiful works featured.
The Very Best Of Cinema Classics 857802122 | 2CDs | 0747313802173
• Relive the most moving moments in cinema through music from Apocalypse Now, The Shawshank Redemption, A Room with a View, Out of Africa, and many more.
• A superb and broad-ranging compilation for classical aficionados and film buffs alike.
• Including Myers Cavatina from 'The Deerhunter', Handel Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 12 Variations from 'Pirates Of The Carribean’, Barber Adagio For Strings, Bach Goldberg Variations Aria from ‘The English Patient’ and Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 – Maestoso from ‘Babe’.
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The Romantic Composers
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Music From Around The World
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Best of Opera
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Best of Operetta
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Come Dance With Me 857204647 | 2CDs | 0747313204670
• Traditional Tempo Music for popular dance such as Rumba, Waltz, Quickstep, Cha-Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Samba, Jive and more. Plus rare music to dances such as the Charleston, The Veleta, Afro-Cubana and Swing.
• 43 vintage Ballroom Classics by famous dance bands from the 1920s-1950s including Victor Silvester & his Ballroom Orchestra, Edmundo Ross & his Rumba Band and Mantovani.
The First Ladies of Song 857204445 | 2CDs | 0747313204472
• Over 2 hours of evergreen songs showcasing 23 legendary American songstresses 1928-1952.
• Various artists including Judy Garland, Doris Day, Jo Stafford, Anita O’Day, Ruth Etting, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Page and many more.
• Includes the hits Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, It Might As Well Be Spring, Let’s Fall In Love, Skylark, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Where or When and You’ll Never Know.
The Great American Crooners 857204243 | 2CDs | 0747313204274
• The Ultimate Collection of hits performed by the greatest male stars of the 1950’s.
• Various artists including Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Rudy Valee, Perry Como, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole.
• Chart topping songs include Night & Day, Cheek to Cheek, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Rags to Riches and Love Walked In.
Vintage Comedy Classics 857077172 | 2CDs | 0747313077175
• One hour and twenty minutes of humorous songs, monologues and routines by the greatest comedians of the 20th Century.
• Various artists include Victor Borge, Danny Kaye, Spike Jones and The Comedy Harmonists.
• Tracks include Tubby the Tuba by Danny Kaye, Queen of the Night Arias by Florence Foster Jenkins, Happy Birthday by Victor Borge and other side-splitting tracks by Joyce Grenfell, Spike Jones, The Comedy Harmonists and many more.
Vintage Country Classics 857200001 | 2CDs | 0747313200078
• 2 hours of vintage country music from some of the most influential country artists from the ‘30s-‘50s.
• Various artists include Hank Williams, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter, Hank Snow, Eddy Arnold, Nat King Cole and Patsy Montana.
• Tracks include Oh Susannah, Blueberry Hill, Your Cheatin’ Heart, Home on the Range, The Tennessee Waltz, Back in the Saddle Again, South of the Border and Straighten up And Fly Right.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic 812085051 | 2CDs | 0636943285022
• Teddy Bear’s Picnic And Other Vintage Children’s Favourites – Over 2 hours of favourite children’s songs from some of the best-loved artists from yesteryear.
• Various artists include Danny Kaye, Mel Blanc, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Paul Robeson, Roy Rogers and Gene Kelly.
• 33 Vintage Children’s Favourites includes The Ugly Duckling, The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Over the Rainbow, Old MacDonald Had A Farm, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man, On the Good Ship Lollipop, (All I Want For Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth, I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat and Tubby the Tuba.
The Ultimate Nostalgia Collection 812085253 | 2CDs | 0636943285220
• The best-loved hits from the golden age of entertainment performed by the world's biggest stars. 46 original recordings from the ‘20s-‘50s.
• Various artists include Shirley Temple, Flanagan & Allen, Carmen Miranda, Noel Coward and more.
• Tracks include Run Rabbit Run, That’s Amore, White Cliffs Of Dover, Indian Love Call, Someone To Watch Over Me, La Vie En Rose, Ol’ Man River, Jeepers Creepers and Summertime.
The Ultimate Nostalgia Collection 2 812085657 | 2CDs | 0636943285626
• Greatest Instrumental Hits.
• Original recordings from the 1920s to the 1950s.
• Various artists including Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Arthur Fiedler, Glenn Miller, George Gershwin, Mantovani and more!
• Features great film themes such as The Warsaw Concerto and The Dream of Olwen, classic jazz tracks like The A Train and Star Dust, as well as dance club hits including Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade and La Cucaracha.
The Ultimate Musicals Collection 812085455 | 2CDs | 0636943285428•
• The best-loved songs from musicals of the 1940s to 1950s performed by the world's biggest stars.
• Various artists including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Paul Robeson, Mario Lanza, Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza and Betty Hutton
• Includes tracks from Original Cast Recordings of Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, Carousel, King and I, South Pacific, Showboat plus the rare Soundtrack of Annie Get Your Gun with Betty Hutton.
The Ultimate Big Band Collection 812086162 | 2CDs | 0636943286128
• Various artists including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and many more.
• 47 Big Band Hits including One O’Clock Jump, It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Tuxedo Junction, St Louis Blues, Jungle Drums, Topsy, Begin The Beguine, Take The ‘A’ Train, Swing High, When My Baby Smiles At Me, In The Mood, Bumblebee Stomp and many more.
The Ultimate Vocal Collection 812086364 | 2CDs | 0636943286326
• Various artists including Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, The Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Fred
Astaire, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Al Jolson, Guy Mitchell, Mario Lanza, and many more.
• Tracks include The Trolley Song, Someone To Watch Over Me, Blueberry Hill, When You Wish Upon A Star, God Bless The Child, Chica Chica Boom Chic and The Way You Look Tonight.
last updated October 2009
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