The Classics You Know (W/C 06/08)
The Classics You Know is a brand-new collection of recordings performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Whether you are a fan of classical music or not, we guarantee that when you hear this music you will not be able to stop yourself from humming along!
Every track on the album is a classical hit, written by the world’s greatest composers, including Beethoven, Bach, Tchaikovsky and many more. Furthermore, each track is well recognised through popular culture - on film, adverts, television and more.
You may not know the official names of these pieces and like many, you may refer to them as…
The ‘Getting-fired-in-the-boardroom’ Symphony
1: Romeo and Juliet - Dance of the Knights (Prokofiev)
The ‘Thrilling-theme-park-ride’ Suite – Alton Towers
2: Peer Gynt Suite No.1 - In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg)
The ‘Victorious-cowboy-riding-a-horse’ Overture
3: William Tell - Overture (finale)(Rossini)
The ‘Heart-wrenching-Vietnam-war-film’ Adagio
4: Adagio for Strings (Barber)
The ‘Iconic-ballet-scene’ Dance
5: Swan Lake - Scene from Act II (Tchaikovsky)
The ‘Comical- cigar-advert’ Suite
6: Orchestral Suite No.3 – Air (Bach)
The ‘Teen-vampire-film’ Nocturne
7: Suite Bergamasque - Clair de Lune (Debussy)
The ‘Italian-football-tournament’ Song
8: Nessun Dorma (Puccini)
The ‘Premium-Belgian-beer-advert’ Overture
9: La Forza del Destino – Overture (Verdi)
The ‘Posh-garden-party’ Quintet
10: String Quintet in E major – Minuet (Boccherini)
The ‘World’s-favourite-airline-advert’ Duet
11: Flower Duet from (from the opera Lakmé) (Delibes)
The ‘Bouncing-bomb-skips-across-the-water’ March
12: The Dambusters March (Dambusters) (Coates)
But you will know the music!
And you will love this album.
The booklet also details the stories behind each piece of music, so you can listen whilst uncovering interesting facts and anecdotes.