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The Classics at the Movies: Love

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Classics at the Movies: Love collects classical pieces featured in romantic favorites of the silver screen, including The English Patient, Breaking the Waves, and Gone With the Wind. Don't expect music written exclusively for these films, however. The selections here come from heavy hitters like Strauss, Bach, Handel, and Mozart, and are culled from previously-released Naxos collections. But while the link between the pieces and the films in which they appeared may not be immediately apparent, their sweeping grandeur and startling intimacy still conjure up feelings of romance. Credit should also be given for clichéd, yet oddly effective, cover art.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)
Orphée aux enfers, operetta
2 5:23
Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
3 3:20
Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031
4 2:08
Organ Concerto in A major (No.14), HWV 296a
5 3:20
Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40
Gone With the Wind, film score
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
8 6:47
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB)
9 7:42
10 12:09
Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera
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