From Brahms to Berlioz - what a collection

The great composers take the stage in this Classic FM's Hall of Fame compilation

Composer: Brahms, Schubert, Stravinsky, Berlioz, Einaudi, Nyman et al.
Repertoire: Classic FM Great Composers
Artists: Various
Rating: 4/5
Genre: Orchestral/Instrumental/Choral/Opera
Label: Classic fm CFMCD 40

We all have our personal favourites but I was amazed by how many of mine turned up in this well-chosen selection. Schubert is represented by his Fifth Symphony (hurrah!), Brahms by his First Piano Concerto, Haydn by the ‘Surprise’ Symphony, Stravinsky by The Firebird, and Berlioz by The March to the Scaffold. I can happily live without Einaudi and Nyman, but they represent just two short tracks in the context of 50 absolute winners. Bravo!