If you're a classical music fan or just keen to learn more, this is THE collection for you! Everything you need in one lavish production: OVER 100 beautifully illustrated pages about the major musical periods; EIGHT FULL-LENGTH CDs showcasing the most glorious compositions of all time; ONE COMPLETE MUSICAL COLLECTION that will instantly earn a prized place in your home! Enjoying the whole range of classical music has never been easier, more interesting or as much fun as it is with Reader’s Digest’s 700 Years Of Classical Treasures.
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance – Spirituality and Renewal: Gentle Robin Cornysh • The Nightingale in Silent Night Bateson • Pavane et Gaillarde Byrd • In Dulci Jubilo Praetorius • and more!
The Baroque – Mysticism and Nature: Spring and Winter from 'The Four Seasons' Vivaldi • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach • Hallelujah Chorus from 'Messiah' Handel • Canon in D Pachelbel • Trumpet Voluntary Clarke • Te Deum Charpentier • and more!
Classicism – Liberty and Expression: Minuet in G Beethoven • Theme from 'Symphony No. 6 in F' ('Pastoral') Beethoven • Serenade Schubert • William Tell Overture Rossini • Andante from 'Piano Concerto No. 21 in C' ('Elvira Madigan') Mozart • Theme and Variations from 'Emperor Quartet' Haydn • Ode to Joy from 'Symphony No. 9 in D Minor' ('Choral') Beethoven • Ave Maria Schubert • and more!
Romanticism – Love and Dance: Nocturne from 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Mendelssohn • The Blue Danube Strauss Jr. • Grand Waltz from 'Swan Lake' Tchaikovsky • Ride of the Valkyries from 'Die Walküre' Wagner • Lullaby Brahms • Panis Angelicus Franck • The Flight Of The Bumblebee Rimsky-Korsakov • and more!
The Modern Era – Evolution and Talent: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from '2001: A Space Odyssey') R. Strauss • Bolero Ravel • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Elgar • Excerpt from 'Rhapsody in Blue' Gershwin • Rêverie Debussy • and more!
Beautiful 104-page colourful illustrated hardcover book with slipcase • 8 full-length CDs • Over 8 hours of glorious music • 150 quintessential classical selections