Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Felix  Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Verdi|
The Top 100 Masterpieces of Classical Music, Vol. 6-10
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, Classical
Listen to Samples
Ryan Xie | Berkeley, CA | 03/28/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"(referring to the entire collection)The collection is well designed for introducing the listener to a large variety of music, with its broad range of composers and types of music. However, the interpretation of the music is hardly existant, and many of the pieces sound rather dull and uninteresting. Some lively pieces are played too slowly, and nearly all of them without emotion, keeping the set out of reach from being included in a true classical collection. Despite all that, the sheer number and range of pieces (along with the low price) make this a collection well suited for the new classical listener."
Great collections, with poor quality sound
E. Jeffrie | 01/08/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I expected to listen to great professional classical orchestra ...for this classical music collection, but the quality of the music is not too good.There are a lot of great music collections, but they will sound better when they record it right.It is good when you just want to have more classical music, but for a CD, the sound quality is like a [poorley made] CD.I give 3 stars for this product."
The Greatest Collection Of Romantic Era Music
Rudy Avila | Lennox, Ca United States | 09/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Top 100 Classical Music series is a must have for novices of classical music, or someone already into the classics but wishes to amassa an "essentials" collection. This particular cd's span the Romantic Era, and although the 19th century saw much more music than what is covered on these recordings, this is nevertheless a brilliant and essential body of works. The Wedding March of Mendelsshon's Midsummer Night's Dream (played in weddings all over the world I'm assuming), Franz Lizst Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (The Looney Tunes Theme Music by the way) and other jewels of the era, such as the Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss, the operetta overtures of Franz Von Suppe, Verdi's preludes to such operas as Nabucco and La Traviata, Wagner's intense, dramatic music for his Ring of the Nibelung operas, regarded as the epitome and the zenith of Romantic Era opera, and the music of other composers such as Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Sibelius, Rimsky Korsakov and many others. I highly recommend this cd to anyone wanting to sample and taste what Romantic Era music was all about. Five stars all the way."