on June 4, 2004
This is the only classical music I own, and I purchased it because Pachelbel's Canon in D is the most beautiful piece of music I have ever heard. I fell in love with Canon when I heard my first haunting rendition of it featured in the movie Ordinary People. Later, when I heard it as a selection during a marriage ceremony, I made sure to check the program for the title and artist so that I could use it at my own wedding.
So, as my first wedding anniversary approaches, I decided to treat myself to this CD, a delightful compilation of many different Canon interpretations. Of course, the album includes several classic orchestral arrangements, but other versions include a piano duet, flute and harmonica features, and even a few vocal performances. The soft, flowing nature of the Canon makes it perfect relaxing background music. If you love Canon in D, Pachelbel's Greatest Hit is sure to be a hit with you.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2004
It is certainly a beautiful song, and the fifteen recordings are interesting and well done on their own, but make sure you know that you are buying a CD with the SAME song 15 times over, just with different instruments... Otherwise, like me, you will be disappointed.
I would rather have a mix of all of Pachelbel's compositions with this among it, than one of them over and over and over again.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2004
This cd is absolutely amazing. It was suggested to me by a faculty member at my school, so I went out and got it. This has to be the best investment into classical music I have ever made. No joke. It really captures the true ellegance of his Cannon in fifteen variations, including a piano duo (my personal favourite track). If you are looking for a classical cd, and want something that you can listen to while sitting next to the fire, sipping your coffee/tea, THIS IS THE ONE!!
You won't be disappointed - I guarantee it.