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The Classics at the Movies: Thrillers

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This collection presents classical pieces culled by Naxos from previously-released soundtracks to such films as Someone to Watch Over Me, L.A. Confidential, and The Untouchables. There isn't much else to link this music to the films represented here; for example, Rossini's "Overture to the Barber of Seville" did appear in Prizzi's Honor, but isn't principally known for its role in the Jack Nicholson comedy caper. Like most of the installments in the Classics at the Movies series, Thrillers works better as a set of well-appointed classical pieces by composers such as Delibes, Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera
1
6:42
Lakmé, opera
2
6:38
Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
3 3:23
4 2:53
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor ("Z mého, zivota," "From My Life"), JB 1:105
5
7:57
Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor)
6
4:43
Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525
7 5:55
Tosca, opera
8
3:03
Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
9 3:42
Pagliacci, opera
10
3:16
The Hebrides, overture for orchestra in B minor ("Fingal's Cave"), Op. 26
11
10:56
The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
12 1:34
St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b)
13 6:28
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