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 to bring out the full potential of the masters. Saint-Saens' concerto dedicated to the violin virtuoso Sarasate. The concerto by Wu-Tang, himself an accomplished violinist, is dedicated to the violin virtuoso Sarasate. Both pieces are classically styled, yet are filled with gorgeous techniques and sweet melodies. Chung Kyung-wha's sharp and passionate performance is a perfect match for these works. [Performed by Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Foster Recorded in London, December 1972 (1), October 1974 (2)