Fantasia 2000 [Original Soundtrack]

Fantasia 2000 [Original Soundtrack]

by Chicago Symphony Orchestra


In 1940, filmgoers were dazzled by Fantasia, an inspired collaboration between Walt Disney and conductor Leopold Stokowski. With the help of the fabulous Philadelphia Orchestra and a team of brilliant visual artists, this unprecedented marriage of animation and orchestral music became an instant classic. Now comes Fantasia 2000, this time featuring the mighty Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Levine. Designed for presentation in IMAX theaters, with their vast multistory screens, Fantasia 2000 boasts a soundtrack that's as spectacular as the images themselves. With an all-new program of classical favorites, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Stravinsky's "Firebird" Suite, and Saint-Saens's "Carnival of the Animals," the Chicago virtuosos give high-energy performances bursting with life and color. Dukas's "Sorcerer's Apprentice," perhaps the most famous sequence from the original Fantasia, makes a special reappearance here, the hapless Mickey Mouse's plight made all the more compelling by the vivid drama of the new recording. If Fantasia 2000 is as successful as The Lion King, Pocahontas, and other recent Disney releases, a whole new generation of young people will be enticed into the world of classical music. What better way to welcome the new millennium?

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/1999
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050086098675
catalogNumber: 860986


  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Pini di Roma (The Pines of Rome), symphonic poem, P. 141
  3. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  4. Allegro
  5. Finale
  6. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  7. Pomp and Circumstance, Marches 1-4
  8. Firebird Suite - 1919 Version

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chicago Symphony Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Ralph Grierson   Piano
James Levine   Conductor
Kathleen Battle   Soprano,Vocals
Yefim Bronfman   Piano
Gail Niwa   Piano
Philip Sabransky   Piano
Philharmonia Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bruce Coughlin   Arranger
Joseph Magee   Engineer
Shawn Murphy   Engineer
Jay David Saks   Producer
Luis Fernandez   Art Direction
Eric Goldberg   Animation
Luis M. Fernández   Art Direction
Paul Brizzi   Animation
Peter Gelb   Executive Producer
Laura Mitgang   Executive Producer
Peter Schickele   Arranger
Ferde Grofé   Orchestration
James Algar   Animation
Gaëtan Brizzi   Animation
Hendel Butoy   Animation
Francis Glebas   Animation
Kenneth Han   Engineer
Pixote Hunt   Animation

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