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Various Artists - 100 Best Sensual Classics (CD) Loot Price: R125
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Various Artists - 100 Best Sensual Classics (CD)

James Horner, Pietro Mascagni, Sergei Rachmaninov, Nino Rota, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Nyman, Thomas Newman, Carlos Gardel, Hubert Bath, Miklos Rozsa, …

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This 6 CD set contains 100 tracks of sensual music from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics performed by some of the world s finest artists. Each one of the pieces evokes some kind of a sensual feeling, from the gentle melodies of the Chants d Auvergne to the full-blooded passion of Ravel s Bolero. This is a veritable treasure house of evocative music to create an atmosphere of sensual pleasure. The six CDs are themed as follows:

CD 1 MUSIC FROM THE CINEMA

CD 2 ORCHESTRAL & INSTRUMENTAL

CD 3 OPERA

CD 4 DANCES

CD 5 SONGS

CD 6 BALLET

Further details of the programmes are as follows:

The first CD begins with the main theme from one of the great movie successes of our time: Titanic and it is followed by the passionate Intermezzo from Mascagni s opera Cavalleria rusticana, heard in the film Raging Bull. Passion is also felt in the tango Por una cabeza from the film Scent of a Woman, and a different kind of subtle sensuous emotion is contained in Any Other Name from American Beauty. All these popular film themes have established themselves as sensuous classics, whether they be by the giants of the classical world like Mozart (Elvira Madigan) and Rachmaninov (The Seven Year Itch), or writers of great film scores like Mikl s R zsa (Ben Hur) and Michael Nyman (The Piano).

CD 2 covers sensual orchestral and instrumental works, starting with Gershwin s glamorous Rhapsody in Blue that reflects the throbbing pulse of life in New York. Heard on this disc are several orchestral arrangements of well- known opera arias, including the ever-popular Nessun dorma from Turandot, the Love Duet from Madama Butterfly and the heartbreakingly beautiful E lucevan le stelle from Tosca, all by Puccini. Also heard here is part of Rodrigo s Concierto de Aranjuez with its colourful evocation of romantic life in old Spain and Liszt s Liebestraum No.3 that is a deep expression of love.

In CD 3 we move fully to the world of opera, where there are many sensual moments to be enjoyed, starting with the insinuating beauty of two female voices entwining enticingly in the Flower Duet from Lakm . A more teasing kind of female flirting is heard in two famous pieces from Bizet s Carmen, and then Delilah s seduction of Samson inspires the two beautiful arias from Saint-Sa ns Samson et Dalila. The disc ends with three extracts from one of the most sensuous operas of all: Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Srauss, where three radiant female voices reach an almost unbearably erotic climax in the final Trio.

The next CD brings us a collection of dances in which a range of sensuous music is used in a variety of different styles, from the close embrace of couples dancing the waltz to the exhilaration of the Latin American beat heard in Bernstein s West Side Story. Tangos are well represented, especially in the compositions of Piazzolla and Gardel, and the CD ends with Ravel s impassioned Bolero, made famous by the skaters Torville and Dean s Olympic Gold Medal performance at Sarajevo.

CD 5 is devoted to the sensuous quality of the female voice in beautiful and sometimes wordless songs that evoke feelings of attraction and love between the sexes. The pervading mood here is Latin, with familiar melodies like La paloma and the Aria from Bachianas brasilieras sung by much-loved divas like Barbara Hendricks, Victoria de los Angeles and Natalie Dessay. But it s not all Latin, with songs by Elgar ( Sea Slumber-Song ) and Wagner ( Der Engel ) coming towards the end of the disc, which finishes with a group of voluptuous melodies by Richard Strauss from his valedictory Vier letzte Lieder sung by Lucia Popp.

The last CD takes us to the ballet, where beautiful ballerinas flirt with love-struck princes and cavaliers and ensnare them with dazzling displays of virtuoso dancing. But we begin with the primitive pulsating of a pagan ritual involving a chosen maiden in Stravinsky s Le Sacre du printemps, which has still lost none of its power to stimulate and excite its listeners. Then comes the erotic Adagio from Khachaturian s epic ballet Spartacus, and the Balcony Scene from what is now one of today s most popular ballets: Prokofiev s Romeo and Juliet. Traditional classical ballet is represented by extracts from Don Quixote, Le Corsair and Giselle, and after further examples of sensuous ballet music, the programme ends with one of the finest examples of female seduction in all ballet, the famous Black Swan Pas de deux from Tchaikovsky s Swan Lake, beginning with Odile s erotic dancing to tempt Prince Siegfried into forgetting the tragic white swan Odette, and ending with her triumphant celebration of complete success.

General

Label: EMI Classics
Release date: February 2013
Contributors: James Horner • Pietro Mascagni • Sergei Rachmaninov • Nino Rota • Charlie Chaplin • Michael Nyman • Thomas Newman • Carlos Gardel • Hubert Bath • Miklos Rozsa • Mikis Theodorakis • Monty Norman • Giacomo Puccini • Gustav Mahler • George Gershwin • Franz Liszt • Ralph Vaughan Williams • Johann Pachelbel • Ludwig Van Beethoven • Arnold Schoenberg • Jules Massenet • John Lennon/Paul McCartney • Kurt Weill • Joaquin Rodrigo • Tonci Huljic • Vittorio Monti • Léo Delibes • Franz Lehar • Richard Heuberger • Erich Wolfgang Korngold • Georges Bizet • Jacques Offenbach • Claudio Monteverdi • Camille Saint-Saens • Richard Wagner • Richard Strauss • Leonard Bernstein • Richard Galliano • Arrigo Cappelletti • Aram Il'Yich Khachaturian • Yuzo Toyama • Astor Piazzolla • Steve Reich • Maurice Ravel • Heitor Villa-Lobos • Joseph Canteloube • Reynaldo Hahn • Sebastian Iradier • Jaime Ovalle • Eva Dell'Acqua • Carl Orff • Edward Elgar • Igor Stravinsky • Sergei Prokofiev • Riccardo Drigo • Ludwig Minkus • Adolphe Adam • Erik Satie • Johann Strauss Ii • Giuseppe Verdi • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky • Various Artists • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dimensions: 125 x 142 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: CD
Disks: 6
Categories: Music > Classical & Classical Crossover
LSN: X01-UF0-YSE-2
Barcode: 5099943321926

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Disk 1

1 Theme
2 Intermezzo
3 Moderato
4 Variation XVIII
5 Allegro Ma Non Tanto
6 Ai Giochi Addio
7 Theme
8 The Heart Asks Pleasure First
9 Any Other Name
10 Andante
11 Por Una Cabeza
12 Cornish Rhapsody
13 Main Theme
14 Zorba's Dance
15 The James Bond Theme
16 Soledad
17 Oh My Beloved Father
18 Adagietto

Disk 2

1 Opening
2 Nessun Dorma
3 No. 3 in a Flat Major
4 Fantasia On a Theme By Thomas Tallis
5 Canon in D Major
6 Cavatina
7 Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
8 Love Duet
9 Méditation
10 Un Bel Di Vedremo
11 E Lucevan Le Stelle
12 All My Loving
13 Moderato Assai
14 Adagio
15 Lee Loos
16 Czardas

Disk 3

1 Flower Duet
2 Meine Lippen, Sie Küssen So Heiss
3 Im Chambre Séparée
4 Summertime
5 Bess You Is My Woman
6 Glück, Das Mir Verblieb
7 Quand Je Vous Aimerai?...L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle
8 Les Tringles Des Sistres Tintaient
9 Belle Nuit, O Nuit D'amour
10 Pur Ti Miro
11 Printemps Qui Commence
12 Mon Coeur S'ouvre À Ta Voix
13 Mild Und Leise Wie Er Lächelt
14 Introduction
15 Marie Theres!...Hab'mir's Gelobt
16 Ist Ein Traum, Kann Nicht Wirklich Sein...Spür Nur Dich Allein

Disk 4

1 Prologue
2 Tango Pour Claude
3 Tango
4 Habanera
5 Waltz
6 Fandango
7 Yugen, Dance of Men
8 Tango Del Angel - Tempo Di Tango
9 Bordel 1900
10 Valse
11 Mi Buenos Aires Querido
12 Volver
13 Golondrinas
14 Melodia De Arrabal
15 Nagoya Marimbas
16 Dance of the Seven Veils
17 Boléro

Disk 5

1 Adagio
2 Vocalise, Op. 43, No. 4
3 Le Rossignol Et La Rose
4 Baïlèro
5 L'enamourée
6 La Paloma
7 Azulao
8 J'ai Vu Passer L'hirondelle
9 Brezairola
10 In Trutina
11 Sea Slumber-song
12 Der Engel
13 Das Rosenband, Op. 36, No. 1
14 Frühling
15 September
16 Beim Schlafengehen

Disk 6

1 Introduction - Les Augures Printaniers - Danse Des Adolescentes - Jeu De Rapt
2 Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
3 Balcony Scene
4 Romeo's Variation
5 Love Dance
6 Pas De Deux: The Prince and Cinderella
7 Pas De Deux
8 Pas De Deux: Entrée and Adage
9 Pas De Deux
10 Danse Générale - Bacchanale
11 Gnossienne No. 1
12 Romantic Pas De Deux
13 Pas De Deux
14 Tempo Di Valse
15 Andante - Allegro - Molto Più Mosso
16 Tempo Di Valse
17 Coda

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