The Classic 100: Baroque and Before – The Top 10 & Selected Highlights

Model: 4811123

SKU: 607507 Product ID: 785207

Format ‐ 2CD

Genre ‐ Classical

Release Date ‐ 01/08/14

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    'The Classic 100: Baroque and Before' survey was counted down live on ABC Classic FM in early June 2014, to a rapturous reception from music lovers across Australia. The tracklist for the Top 10 and Selected Highlights reads like a collection of the best-loved music of all time: Handel's Messiah; Vivaldi's The Four Seasons; Allegri's Miserere; Bach's St Matthew Passion; Tallis's Spem in Alium. With over two and a half hours of glorious music, this is a must-have collection for all music lovers.

    Featuring Sara Macliver, Yvonne Kenny, Jane Sheldon, Sally-Anne Russell, Fiona Campbell, Paul McMahon, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Tognetti, Diana Doherty, Tommie Andersson, Daniel Yeadon, Erin Helyard, Jacqueline Ogeil, Geoffrey Lancaster, Antony Walker, Paul Dyer, Graham Abbott, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Orchestra of the Antipodes and Australian Chamber Orchestra.

    The annual Classic 100 is one of the most popular and well-loved institutions of Australian classical music. Since its launch in 2002, Classic 100 collections have sold hundreds of thousands of copies.

    Now in 2014, ABC Classics presents a series of definitive new collections: The Top 10 & Selected Highlights from the most popular Classic 100 surveys, providing essential and accessible introductions to some of the greatest classical music ever written.


    Primary Format - Music - CD


    Label - Abc Classics

    Music Genre - Classical

    Music Genre Primary - Classical

    Music Genre Secondary - Compilation

Track Listing


  1. HANDEL Messiah: Hallelujah!
  2. VIVALDI The Four Seasons Spring: I. Allegro
  3. ALLEGRI Miserere excerpt
  4. HANDEL Water Music: Suite No. 1: VI. Air
  5. BACH St Matthew Passion: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein
  6. PACHELBEL Canon in D major
  7. PURCELL Dido and Aeneas: Dido's Lament
  8. HANDEL Zadok the Priest
  9. HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks: IV. La Réjouissance
  10. TALLIS Spem in alium
  11. BACH Concerto for Two Violins: II. Largo, ma non tanto
  12. BACH Goldberg Variations: Aria and Variation I
  13. VIVALDI Gloria: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
  14. BACH Cello Suite No. 1: I. Prelude
  15. PERGOLESI Stabat Mater: I. Stabat mater dolorosa


  1. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: I. [Allegro]
  2. BACH Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  3. BACH Mass in B minor: Christe eleison
  4. MONTEVERDI Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Nigra sum
  5. BACH Toccata in D minor, BWV565
  6. HANDEL The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  7. BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude in C major, BWV846
  8. DOWLAND Flow My Tears
  9. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: I. [Allegro]
  10. HANDEL Julius Caesar: Piangerò la sorte mia
  11. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3: II. Air Air on the G String'
  12. MONTEVERDI L'Orfeo: Toccata & Prologue (La Musica) excerpt
  13. ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2: II. Adagio
  14. BACH Magnificat: I. Magnificat anima mea Dominum
  16. TARTINI Violin Sonata The Devil's Trill': III. Andante Allegro
  17. BACH Violin Concerto in E major: III. Allegro as


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