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-CDs with green-colored label coatings, using the best masters available. Saint-Saens' symphonic poems recorded by Dutoit with the Philharmonia Orchestra. The coupling includes "The Heroic March" and two pieces for violin, with Kyung-Wha Chung as soloist. [Performed by Kyung-Wha Chung (violin) (4, 5), Philharmonia Orchestra (1-3, 6, 7), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (4, 5), Charles Dutoit, conductor Recorded: April 1977 (4, 5), June 1980 (1-3, 6, 7) London