GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901)
   
  Complete Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music  
   
1  Overture to 'Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio' (1839) 6:12
2  Overture to 'Un giorno di regno' (1840) 5:36
  (Il finto Stanislao)  
3  Overture to 'Nabucco' (1842) 7:39
  (Nabucodonosor)  
4  Prelude to 'Ernani' (1844) 3:19
5  Prelude to 'I due Foscari' (1844) 2:35
6  Overture to 'Giovanna d'Arco' (1845) 7:31
7  Overture to 'Alzira' (1845) 6:57
8  Prelude to 'Attila' (1846) 3:22
9  Prelude to 'Macbeth' (1847) 3:21
 Ballet Music from 'Macbeth', Act III (1865) 10:36  
  (Paris version)  
10 Ballo I 2:15
11 Ballo II - 5:22
12 Ballo III 2:56
13  Prelude to 'I masnadieri' (1847) 5:20
14  Prelude to 'Il corsaro' (1848) 2:58
15  Overture to 'La battaglia di Legnano' (1849) 9:21
16  Prelude to 'Jérusalem', Act III (1847) 4:57
 Ballet Music from 'Jérusalem', Act III (1847) 22:45  
17 1 Pas de quatre 7:25
18 2 Pas de deux 5:41
19 3 Pas solo 6:52
20 4 Pas d'ensemble 2:39
21  Overture to 'Luisa Miller' (1849) 6:00
22  Overture to 'Stiffelio' (1850) 9:39
23  Prelude to 'Rigoletto' (1851) 2:50
 Ballet Music from 'Il trovatore', Part III (1857) 24:19  
24 1 Pas de bohémiens 6:19
25 2 Seviliana 7:23
26 3 La Bohémienne 7:49
27 4 Galop 2:40
28  Prelude to 'La traviata', Act I (1853) 4:03
29  Prelude to 'La traviata', Act III (1853) 3:33
30  Overture to 'Les Vêpres siciliennes' (1855) 9:21
 Les Quatre Saisons, Ballet Music from 'Les Vêpres siciliennes', Act III (1855) 31:16  
31 I L'Hiver 7:05
32 II Le Printemps 8:28
33 III L'Été 6:05
34 IV L'Automne 9:34
35  Prelude to 'Simon Boccanegra' (1857) 2:52
  (Venice version)  
36  Prelude to 'Un ballo in maschera' (1859) 4:33
37  Prelude to 'La forza del destino' (1862) 3:37
  (St Petersburg version)  
38  Prelude to 'Don Carlo', Act II (1884) 3:14
  (Milan version)  
 La Pérégrina, Ballet Music from 'Don Carlos', Act III (1867) 17:10  
  (Paris version)  
39 I Andante - Tempo di valzer - Allegro vivo - 12:56
40 II Finale. Prestissimo 4:14
41  Overture to 'La forza del destino' (1869) 8:05
  (Milan version)  
42  Prelude to 'Aida' (1871) 4:21
  (Cairo version)  
 Dances from 'Aida' (1871) 4:05  
43 I Danza sacra delle sacerdotesse, Act I 2:23
44 II Danza di piccoli schiavi mori, Act II 1:39
45  Ballet Music from 'Aida', Act II (1871) 4:47
46  Overture to 'Aida' (1872) 11:52
  (Italian premiere; withdrawn)  
47  Ballet Music from 'Otello', Act III (1894) 6:16
  (Paris version)  
   
 Sir Edward Downes
  24 & 25 January 1996 (disc one), 21 & 22 January 1997 (disc two), 10 & 11 March 1998 (disc three and Overture to La forza del destino on disc four) and 8 July 1999 (remainder on disc four)