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Love Moods: The Most Romantic Classics

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Deutsche Grammophon's double-disc set Love Moods features some of classical and film music's most romantic opera and instrumental pieces. Disc 1 collects highlights from operas such as Carmen, Tosca, La bohème, and The Marriage of Figaro as performed by Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Montserrat Caballé, Plácido Domingo, and Anne Sofie von Otter. Bryn Terfel's version of "Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) Titanic" somewhat redeems the song from its overblown origins. Disc 2, meanwhile, showcases romantic instrumentals like Satie's Gymnopédie No. 3, Liszt's Liebestraum, Massenet's Méditation from Thaïs, and Nino Rota's Love Theme from the Godfather. While it's not a definitive collection of romantic classical music, Love Moods is still a pleasant and relaxing one.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
L' elisir d'amore, opera
1 4:16 Amazon
2 3:36 Amazon
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
3 2:50 Amazon
Tosca, opera
4 3:26 Amazon
5 3:39 Spotify
La Traviata, opera
6 3:19 SpotifyAmazon
7 5:04 Amazon
8 3:34 Amazon
Manon Lescaut, opera
9 2:21 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:15
La cenerentola (Cinderella), opera
11 1:38 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:43 Amazon
13
2:12 SpotifyAmazon
La bohème, opera
14 4:55 Amazon
Carmen, opera
15 4:21
16 4:47 Amazon
17 11:53 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:01 Amazon
The Godfather, film score
2 4:22
Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard)
3 2:47 Amazon
4 4:23 Amazon
5 2:29
Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36
6 4:05 Amazon
7 4:35
Notre Dame, opera
8 4:34 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:06 Amazon
10 4:53
11 3:53
12
4:46 Amazon
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
13 7:52
Sonatina for violin & piano in D major, D. 384 (Op. posth. 137/1)
14 5:18 Amazon
15 5:15 Amazon
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2
16 6:08 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:55 Amazon
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