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 products use the best masters available and are equipped with high-quality sound SHM-CD + green color label coating to bring out the full potential of the masters. The lyrical and plaintive tone of the cello is contrasted with the attractive orchestral music in the Cello Concerto No. 1, a masterpiece from a mature period in which the characteristics of the instrument were fully realized. The Swan" is the most famous piece from "Carnival of the Animals" and was later arranged for cello with piano accompaniment. The cello sonata No. 1 is full of energy and expressive power. The cello virtuoso Maisky performs the cello works of Saint-Saens with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Ovora. [Performed by Mischa Maisky (cello), Daria Ovola (piano) (6), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (1-5) Recorded: March 1997 in New York (1-5), January 1998 in Wiesloch (6)