Various Artists

Classical Hits: The Best Music from Today's Classical Superstars

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Focusing on more modern artists performing modern classical standards, Classical Hits is an interesting addition to the world of classical compilations. Featuring artists as diverse as Yo Yo Ma and Sarah Brightman, this pulls together several recognizable compositions onto one good collection. Of the modern songs found on the album, John Williams' "Duel of the Fates" and James Horner's "Rose" are probably the most recognizable. But many other modern composers, including Ennio Morricone and Andrew Lloyd Weber, find their way onto the album as well. Anyone interested in what is happening in commercial classical music will probably find this album a treat, and even fans of the individual songs found here will probably enjoy the other compositions as well.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
1 3:27
2 4:43
Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, film score
3 4:16
Phantom of the Opera, musical
4 3:33
Titanic, film score
5 2:57
6 4:31
7 5:09
Gianni Schicchi, opera
8 2:53
Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)
9 2:46
10 2:33
West Side Story Suite, for violin & orchestra (after Bernstein)
11 3:46
Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2
12 3:44
Gladiator, film score
13 4:22
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, film score
14 3:01
Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra
15 2:39
Braveheart, film score
16 2:53
17 2:55
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
18 3:14
19 5:50
Turandot, opera
20 2:56
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