CATEGORIES

Second Edition

Home > Art, Music & Literature > Great Composers & Their Music > Second Edition
65 AVAILABLE IN THIS CATEGORY
This series provides a fascinating background into the life and times of a major composer, plus key musical works.

We have come across at least 3 different releases, all Marshall Cavendish, all issued at different times and with different part numbers identifying much the same works. One of these, in 30 parts issued around 1995, involved a fat double CD case with music on one side and a mini-magazine tucked into the other. In some cases, even when you think it's the same series because the works and magazine numbers coincide, it turns out the performances may be different. To make matters worse, some of the later operatic issues came out with the same appearance but different numbers, usually when the LP was superceded by CD. 

My guess is that the literature was the hardest part to produce and has remained more or less current whereas the recording media have changed enormously over the period. An informant who was involved with the series told us that rights issues were particularly complex for this series, so that also explains the discrepancies. Maybe one day it will all come out on DVD.

Meanwhile, we'll begin by listing what we believe to be the earliest release, from around 1985. We have most of the LPs including some still in their original plastic sleeves and never played. We also have many issues on cassette. It's also possible to find CD versions of the first release but these came a little later.

The magazine collections are easily identified because they are often housed in black hardback binders with gold lettering, the mags being held in place with long plastic retaining strips. 

The issues 53-65 are devoted to great works of Opera and, because they came as an add-on to the original release, are generally harder to find. The CD version was still being published as late as 1993. There followed a 2-3 year gap then the whole series was released again, completely revamped - see separate listing for the 1996 Edition.

This series comes with the choice of CD's or Tapes.

Please note that if some of the issue numbers system differs from your collection please check the first edition for the correct numbers. 
PRODUCTS
GCM2 Issue 01
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in C minor Opus 67
GCM2 Issue 02
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Brahms - Symphony No.1 in C minor, Opus 68
GCM2 Issue 03
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Chopin - Piano Recital incl. Minute Waltz Revolutionary Study
GCM2 Issue 04
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor, Opus 23 with Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
GCM2 Issue 05
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Schubert - Symphony No.8 in B Minor (unfinished) D.759 & Symphony No.5 in B Flat Major D.485
GCM2 Issue 06
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D, Opus 61
GCM2 Issue 07
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Schumann - Symphony No.1 in B Flat Major, Opus 38 (spring) with Piano Concerto in A Minor, Opus 54
GCM2 Issue 08
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major Opus 83
GCM2 Issue 09
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Tchaikovsky - Ballet Music including Swan Lake The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker
GCM2 Issue 10
MORE INFO...
£3.20
IN STOCK
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique Opus 14
GCM2 Issue 11
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Mendelssohn - Overtures including A Midsummer Nights Dream Opus 21
GCM2 Issue 12
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat & No. 2 in A
GCM2 Issue 13
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Schubert - Piano Quintet in A Major Opus 114 (The Trout)
GCM2 Issue 14
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Brahms - Violin Concerto in D Major Opus 77
GCM2 Issue 15
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat, Opus 73 (Emperor)
GCM2 Issue 16
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Opus 74 (Pathetique)
GCM2 Issue 17
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E Minor, Opus 64 with Symphony No.4 in A Major, Opus 90 (Italian)
GCM2 Issue 18
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Moonlight, Pathetique, Appassionata
GCM2 Issue 19
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Tchaikovsky - Short Orchestral Works including. 1812 Festival Overture, Opus 49
GCM2 Issue 20
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Mahler - Symphonic Excerpts Featuring Themes from Viscontis Film Death in Venice
GCM2 Issue 21
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos.21 in C and 22 in E Flat
GCM2 Issue 22
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Bach J S - Brandenburg Concertos Nos.2, 3 and 5
GCM2 Issue 23
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Handel - Messiah (highlights)
GCM2 Issue 24
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K 525, Three German Dances, K 605, A Musical Joke, K.522
GCM2 Issue 25
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
GCM2 Issue 26
MORE INFO...
£3.40
IN STOCK
Bach J S - Selected Organ Works including Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
GCM2 Issue 27
MORE INFO...
£3.60
IN STOCK
Mozart - Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 & Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 Jupiter
GCM2 Issue 28
MORE INFO...
£3.60
IN STOCK
Baroque Festival - Purcell, Albinoni, Telemann, Rameau, Pachelbel, Corelli and Handel
GCM2 Issue 29
MORE INFO...
£3.60
IN STOCK
Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks & Water Music Suites in D and F
GCM2 Issue 30
MORE INFO...
£3.60
IN STOCK
Haydn - Symphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise) & Symphony No.101 in D Major (Clock)
GCM2 Issue 31
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Bach JS - Orchestral Suites No.2 in B Minor, BWV 1067 & No.3 in D, BWV 1068
GCM2 Issue 32
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622 & Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K.299
GCM2 Issue 33
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
A Russian Festival - Polovtsian Dances, A Night On The Bare Mountain, Russian Easter Overture, Capriccio Espagnol
GCM2 Issue 34
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Sibelius - Symphony No.2 in D, Opus 43 & Finlandia, Opus 26
GCM2 Issue 35
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Dvorak - Symphony No.9 in E Minor, OP.95 From The New World
GCM2 Issue 36
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade Opus 35
GCM2 Issue 37
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suites No.1 and 2 with Piano Concerto in A Minor, OP.16
GCM2 Issue 38
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Dvorak and Smetana - Cello Concerto in B Minor, OP.104, The Moldau (Vltava)
GCM2 Issue 39
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Ravel - Orchestral Works
GCM2 Issue 40
MORE INFO...
£3.80
IN STOCK
Offenbach and Gounod - Rosenthal Gaiete Parisienne, Faust Ballet Music
GCM2 Issue 41
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Strauss (Johann) - Viennese Waltzes
GCM2 Issue 42
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Debussy - La Mer and Nocturnes
GCM2 Issue 43
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring and King of the Stars
GCM2 Issue 44
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Strauss (Richard) - Till Eulenspiegel OP.28 also, Sprach Zarathustra OP.30, Don Juan OP.20
GCM2 Issue 45
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Elgar - Enigma Variations OP.36 Pomp and Circumstance OP.39
GCM2 Issue 46
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra & Dance Suite
GCM2 Issue 47
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Prokofiev, Shostakovitch - Symphony No.1 in D, Opus 25, The love of the Three Oranges Suite, Opus 33A, Symphony No.9 in E Flat Major, Opus 70
GCM2 Issue 48
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor Opus 18, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Opus 43
GCM2 Issue 49
MORE INFO...
£4.40
IN STOCK
Orff - Carmina Burana
GCM2 Issue 50
MORE INFO...
£4.40
IN STOCK
Holst - The Planets
GCM2 Issue 51
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Rodrigo - Concierto De Aranjuez and Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre
GCM2 Issue 52
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Gershwin (inc INDEX) - Piano Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm
GCM2 Issue 53
MORE INFO...
£4.00
OUT OF STOCK
Bizet - Carmen
GCM2 Issue 54
MORE INFO...
£4.00
OUT OF STOCK
Mozart - Magic Flute & Cosi Fan Tutte
GCM2 Issue 55
MORE INFO...
£4.50
OUT OF STOCK
Leoncavallo & Mascagni - I Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana
GCM2 Issue 56
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Verdi - La Traviata & Il Trovatore
GCM2 Issue 57
MORE INFO...
£4.00
OUT OF STOCK
Rossini & Donizetti
GCM2 Issue 58
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Puccini - Madame Butterfly, Turandot
GCM2 Issue 59
MORE INFO...
£4.00
OUT OF STOCK
Puccini - La Boheme, Tosca
GCM2 Issue 60
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Verdi - Aida, Rigoletto
GCM2 Issue 61
MORE INFO...
£4.00
OUT OF STOCK
Gounod - Faust
GCM2 Issue 62
MORE INFO...
£4.00
IN STOCK
Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro & Don Giovanni (Operatic Highlights)
GCM2 Issue 63
MORE INFO...
£4.80
IN STOCK
Strauss (Richard) - Der Rosenkavalier
GCM2 Issue 64
MORE INFO...
£4.40
OUT OF STOCK
Wagner - The Ring
GCM2 Issue 65
MORE INFO...
£4.80
OUT OF STOCK
Strauss (Johann) & Lehar - Die Fledermaus & The Merry Widow