Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. [Machine Translation] [Classical Department Store - French Chronicle] 1st release. 100 titles of masterpieces of French music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the present day! From orchestral to chamber music, instrumental music and opera, this collection covers the essential works in the history of French music! The 100 titles include highly acclaimed albums from Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, as well as masterpieces by both greats and current artists. The booklet includes a foreword by music writer Hiroyuki Yagi. The booklet also includes an easy-to-understand new album commentary. All albums are recorded on high quality SHM-CD with green color label coating to bring out the best sound potential of the masters. The ballet "The Pirates" by Adolphe Adam, a French composer born in 1803, was premiered in 1856 and was highly praised by Napoleon III, who attended the premiere. This charming ballet, which is often performed even today, will be performed by Australian conductor Richard Bonning, who specializes in stage music. [Performed by: English Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: Richard Bonning Recorded: January 1990 in London