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The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever

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101 SONGS • 9 HOURS AND 16 MINUTES

1
Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op.11/2 (Live)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & David Zinman
08:42
2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - 1. Allegro con brio
Wiener Philharmoniker & Claudio Abbado
07:56
3
Debussy: Deux Arabesques L. 66 - No. 1 Andante con moto
Zoltán Kocsis
03:57
4
Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert version / Act 3 - The Ride Of The Valkyries
London Symphony Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski
05:08
5
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma" - 9. Nimrod (Adagio) (Live)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski
04:10
6
Pachelbel: Canon in D, P. 37
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester & Karl Münchinger
04:31
7
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Bernard Herrmann
05:50
8
Beethoven: Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" (Live)
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Ludwig van Beethoven
02:59
9
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Prelude to Act 4 (Morning mood)
San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart & Edvard Grieg
04:17
10
Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No. 1 in D Major: Lent et douloureux
Pascal Rogé
03:11
11
Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A flat, S.541 No.3
Jorge Bolet
04:57
12
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Toccata
Daniel Chorzempa
03:27
13
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH. 12 - No. 10 Scène: Moderato
The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Richard Bonynge
02:54
14
Chopin: Nocturne No.2 in E flat, Op.9 No.2
Claudio Arrau & Frédéric Chopin
04:49
15
Brahms: 2 Rhapsodies Op.79 - No.2 In G Minor, Op.79
Wilhelm Kempff & Johannes Brahms
07:13
16
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - 2b. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Various artists & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
01:48
17
Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma" - Theme (Andante)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli & Edward Elgar
01:38
18
Delibes: Lakmé / Act 1 - "Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais"
Dame Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo & Richard Bonynge
06:06
19
J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314
Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker & Willi Boskovsky
07:57
20
Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV 258 - 1. Zadok the Priest
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir David Willcocks
05:55
21
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale Of Tsar Saltan - 3. The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
01:20
22
Ravel: Boléro, M.81 (Excerpt)
Boston Symphony Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa
05:17
23
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48 - 4. Pie Jesu
Kiri Te Kanawa, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit & Gabriel Fauré
03:45
24
Verdi: Nabucco / Act 3 - "Va, pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Staatsopernorchester & Lamberto Gardelli
04:47
25
Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 5. Air
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Simon Preston
03:36
26
Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann & Gabriel Fauré
08:17
27
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L.86
Timothy Hutchins, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit
10:42
28
Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - La donna è mobile
Plácido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker & Carlo Maria Giulini
03:08
29
Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor (Arr. Giazotto)
Martin Haselböck, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester & Karl Münchinger
06:38
30
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op.39 - No.1 - March in D Major
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Edward Elgar
06:36
31
Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2 - "Lascia ch'io pianga"
Bernadette Greevy, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Raymond Leppard
04:52
32
Allegri: Miserere
Saul Quirke, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir & Stephen Cleobury
11:18
33
Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 / Act 3 - Sinfonia "The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba"
The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock
03:10
34
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" - 2. Introduzione (Adagio molto)
Radu Lupu
04:40
35
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Alan Loveday, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Antonio Vivaldi
05:03
36
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Alan Loveday, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Antonio Vivaldi
03:13
37
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Alan Loveday, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Antonio Vivaldi
04:39
38
J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Aria da Capo
András Schiff & Johann Sebastian Bach
03:53
39
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30, TrV 176 - Einleitung
Wiener Philharmoniker & Lorin Maazel
02:01
40
Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (From 24 Preludes, L. 117)
Albrecht Mayer, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Mathias Mönius
02:41
41
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - 5. "Una voce poco fa...Io sono docile"
Dame Joan Sutherland, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera & Richard Bonynge
06:29
42
Orff: Carmina Burana - 3. Cour d'amours - "In trutina"
Lynne Dawson, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt & Carl Orff
02:38
43
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
07:19
44
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 - 3. Allegro
I Musici, Maria Teresa Garatti & Johann Sebastian Bach
05:13
45
Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113 - 6. Golliwogg's Cakewalk
Pascal Rogé
02:55
46
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op.23 - In The Hall Of The Mountain King
San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Edo de Waart & Edvard Grieg
02:30
47
Massenet: Meditation - Méditation from Thaïs
Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding & Jules Massenet
05:34
48
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - Overture (Sinfonia)
London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado & Gioachino Rossini
07:25
49
Debussy: Valse romantique, L. 71
Jean-Yves Thibaudet
04:02
50
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - Sequentia: Lacrimosa
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
04:12
51
Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
05:47
52
Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 2. Romance (Andante)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
06:07
53
Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 4. Rondo (Allegro)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
03:04
54
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A major, K331 (Third Movement - Rondo alla turca)
Allan Schiller
03:13
55
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - 42. Hallelujah
The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Karl Richter
04:04
56
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Walter Weller
02:12
57
Lagoya: Danses espagnolas sur les motifs de l'opéra Carmen de Georges Bizet - 2. Habanera
Alexandre Lagoya, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Kenneth Sillito
03:46
58
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - II. Air
Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter & Johann Sebastian Bach
05:47
59
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
03:58
60
J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben Cantata, BWV 147 - Jesu joy of man's desiring
Kirsten Flagstad, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
06:11
61
Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2b. Tuba mirum - 2c. Mors Stupebit
Martti Talvela, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Georg Solti
03:03
62
Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. Dies irae
Ernst Senff Chor, Berliner Philharmoniker & Carlo Maria Giulini
02:43
63
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op.72, No.2 (Live)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski
06:43
64
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op.34, No.14
Vladimir Ashkenazy
05:58
65
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World" - 2. Largo
Wiener Philharmoniker & Kirill Kondrashin
11:07
66
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" - 1. Adagio sostenuto
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Ludwig van Beethoven
06:10
67
Schubert: Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839
Elly Ameling & Dalton Baldwin
05:47
68
Purcell: When I Am Laid In Earth (Dido's Lament)
Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment & Harry Christophers
04:48
69
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
08:22
70
Mozart: Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550 - 1. Molto allegro
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Josef Krips
09:35
71
Ravel: Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte, M.19 (Arr. for Oboe & Orchestra)
Albrecht Mayer, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Mathias Mönius
05:55
72
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E, Op.22 - 1. Moderato
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
04:35
73
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899 - No. 4 in A-Flat Major: Allegretto
Mitsuko Uchida & Franz Schubert
08:10
74
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1 - 19. Balcony Scene
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
03:13
75
Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & André Previn
13:51
76
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini
03:00
77
J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor, BWV 232 / Credo - Et resurrexit
Wiener Singverein, Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker
04:20
78
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92 - 2. Allegretto
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Ludwig van Beethoven
07:44
79
Brahms: Symphony No.4 In E Minor, Op.98 - 1. Allegro non troppo
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Johannes Brahms
13:03
80
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Iona Brown, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
15:28
81
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 2. Adagio
Pepe Romero, Christine Pendrill, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
11:33
82
Elgar: Sospiri, Op.70
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
04:54
83
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - 2. Aquarium
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & André Previn
02:07
84
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, H 48 - 4. Marche au supplice. Allegretto non troppo
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis
06:52
85
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - "O mio babbino caro"
Renée Fleming, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Giacomo Puccini
02:54
86
Satie: Gnossiennes - No. 1 - Lent
Reinbert de Leeuw
05:38
87
Handel: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 - 12. Alla Hornpipe
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra & Simon Preston
03:18
88
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op. 26, MWV P. 7
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
10:46
89
J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No.1 In G Major, BWV 1007 - 1. Prélude
Pierre Fournier & Johann Sebastian Bach
02:51
90
Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op.70, MWV A25 / Part 1 - "Help, Lord! Wilt Thou quite destroy us?"
Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Stephen Doughty, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment & Paul Daniel
03:53
91
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 - 3. Adagio
Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin & Edward Elgar
05:20
92
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - Le Cygne
Anne Martindale Williams, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & André Previn
03:14
93
Shostakovich: The Gadfly, Op.97 - 3. Youth (Romance)
Erez Ofer, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly
03:01
94
Borodin: Prince Igor / Act 2 - Polovtsian Dances and Chorus
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
13:41
95
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 / Act 1 - 13. Dance Of The Knights
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
05:40
96
Liszt: 6 Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 - 3. La Campanella
Jorge Bolet
05:10
97
Beethoven: Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89
Julius Katchen
05:06
98
Gounod: Ave Maria
José Carreras, Michael G. Gormley, Wiener Symphoniker & Uwe Christian Harrer
02:49
99
Purcell: Oedipus - Music For A While, Z583
Andreas Scholl, Accademia Bizantina & Stefano Montanari
04:14
100
Franck: Panis Angelicus, Op.12/V
Luciano Pavarotti, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Kurt Herbert Adler
04:04
101
Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812, Op.49 - Choral version, edited by Andrew Cornall - Ouverture solennelle "1812", Op. 49 - Choral Version
St.Petersburg Chamber Choir, Leningrad Military Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
16:04
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