Sunday, February 21, 2010

Readers Digest Boxed Set - Gay Festival of Light Classics


Ah the innocence of yesteryear - when was the last time you could talk about a "Gay Festival" and be thinking of music?

Anyway, for those of you who haven't got Readers Indigestion just yet, here's a bumper crop of 12 albums of the Light Classics we know and love at Third Island - All in one juicy post...

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 01

01 - Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien Op. 45
02 - Berlioz - Minuet Of The Will'o'the Wisps
03 - Berlioz - Ballet Of The Sylphs
04 - Berlioz - Rakoczy March
05 - J. Strauss Jnr. - Thunder And Lightening Polka
06 - Smetana - The Moldeau
07 - Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile
08 - Wagner - Ride Of The Valkyries

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 02

01 - Humperdinck - Hansel And Gretel Overture
02 - Franz Shubert - Rosamunde - Entr'acte
03 - Sarasate - Gypsy Airs
04 - Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody
05 - Felix Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream
06 - Lehar - Gold And Silver Waltz

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 03

01 - Rossini - Semiramide Overture
02 - Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Ballet - Waltz
03 - Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave
04 - Herold - Zampa Overture
05 - Verdi - Aida - Grande Marche
06 - Handel - Xerxes - Largo
07 - Ponchielli - La Giaconda - Dance Of The Hours

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 04

01 - Bizet - Carmen Suite
02 - Offenbach - The Tales Of Hoffman - Barcarolle
03 - Ravel - Bolero
04 - Gounod - Faust - Ballet Music

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 05

01 - Suppe - Poet And Peasant Overture
02 - Weber - Invitation To The Dance
03 - Paganini - Moto Perpetuo
04 - J. Strauss Jnr. - Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
05 - Wagner - Lohengrin Act Iii - Prelude
06 - Greig - Norwegian Dance No.2
07 - Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 06

01 - Mozart - The Marriage Of Figaro - Overture
02 - Puccini - Manson Lescaut - Intermezzo
03 - Borodin - Prince Igor - Overture
04 - Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
05 - Debussy - Petite Suite
06 - Offenbach - Opheus In Hades - Overture

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 07

01 - Mendelssohn - Fingal's Cave Overture
02 - Liszt - Les Preludes
03 - Elgar - Pomp And Circumstance
04 - Moussorgsky - Night On Bare Bountain
05 - Sullivan - Overture Di Ballo

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 08

01 - Suppe - Light Cavalry Overture
02 - J. Straus Jnr. - Tales From The Vienna Woods
03 - Liszt - Liebestraum
04 - J. Straus Jnr. - Radetzky March
05 - Flotow - Martha - Overture
06 - J. Straus Jnr. - Artist's Life
07 - Schubert - Marche Militaire
08 - Waldteufel - Estudiantina Waltz

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 09

01 - Glinka - Russlan And Ludmilla Overture
02 - Rubinstein - Kamennoi-Ostrow
03 - Rossini - William Tell Overtue
04 - Verdi - La Traviata - Prelude To Act 1
05 - Verdi - La Traviata - Prelude To Act 3
06 - Verdi - Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo
07 - Wagner - Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 10

01 - Mozart - Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Allegro
02 - Mozart - Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Andante
03 - Mozart - Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Allegretto
04 - Mozart - Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Allegro
05 - J. Strauss Jnr. - The Blue Danube
06 - Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
07 - Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 11

01 - Auber - The Crown Diamonds Overture
02 - Gounod - Funeral March Of A Marionette
03 - Pierne - March Of The Little Lead Soldiers
04 - Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre
05 - Ravel - La Valse
06 - Borodin - Polovetzian Dances

Gay Festival of Light Classics - Disc 12

01 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Overture Miniature
02 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Marche
03 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy
04 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Trepak
05 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Arabian Dance
06 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Chinese Dance
07 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Dance Of The Reed Flutes
08 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite - Waltz Of The Flowers
09 - Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Act 2, No. 10 - Scene
10 - Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Act 3, No 17 - Waltz
11 - Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Act 2, No 13 - Dance Of The Little Swans
12 - Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Act 1, No.2 - Waltz
13 - Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Act 2, No. 13 - Pas De Deux
14 - Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Act 3, No. 23 - Mazurka
15 - Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Act 3, No.15 - Wedding Dance

Mr Snookles