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The 50 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever

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50 SONGS • 5 HOURS AND 23 MINUTES • DEC 31 2012

1
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269 "La primavera" - 1. Allegro
Janine Jansen, Candida Thompson, Henk Rubingh, Julian Rachlin, Stacey Watton, Maarten Jansen, Liz Kenny, Jan Jansen & Antonio Vivaldi
03:21
2
Chopin: Nocturne No.2 in E flat major, Op.9 No.2
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin
04:02
3
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 1. Morning Mood
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
04:08
4
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176 - 1. Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
Berliner Philharmoniker & Karl Böhm
01:45
5
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - I. Allegro con brio
Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber & Ludwig van Beethoven
07:22
6
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 - 1. Allegro molto moderato
Stephen Kovacevich, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis & Edvard Grieg
12:29
7
Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act 3 - "Hojotoho! Hojotoho!"...Ride Of The Valkyries
Birgit Nilsson, Berit Lindholm, Brigitte Fassbaender, Claudia Hellmann, Helen Watts, Helga Dernesch, Marilyn Tyler, Vera Schlosser, Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Georg Solti
06:24
8
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 - Mariinsky Version / Act 1 - Scene 2: Scène. Moderato
Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
02:24
9
Beethoven: Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" (Live)
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Ludwig van Beethoven
03:01
10
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune
Pascal Rogé
05:28
11
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4. Finale (Presto - Allegro assai)
Anja Harteros, Waltraud Meier, Peter Seiffert, René Pape, Vokalensemble Kölner Dom, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim & Ludwig van Beethoven
25:36
12
Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue in D major - arr. Max Seiffert - 1. Canon
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Frank Maus
05:09
13
Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
London Symphony Orchestra & Kristjan Järvi
09:45
14
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" - 1. Adagio sostenuto
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Ludwig van Beethoven
06:11
15
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Intermezzo Sinfonico
Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino & Alberto Erede
03:49
16
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini
02:59
17
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" - 9. Nimrod (Adagio)
Los Angeles Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta
03:48
18
Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
06:14
19
Einaudi: I giorni - I giorni
Daniel Hope, Jacques Ammon, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin & Ludovico Einaudi
03:23
20
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 - 2. Air
David Bell, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Johann Sebastian Bach
06:05
21
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - 2b. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Various artists & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
01:47
22
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 - 1. (Allegro)
I Musici & Johann Sebastian Bach
06:13
23
Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, S.541 No. 3
Jorge Bolet
04:57
24
Schubert: Ave Maria, D. 839
Renée Fleming, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andreas Delfs & Franz Schubert
04:19
25
Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne - 2. Bailero
Renée Fleming, English Chamber Orchestra & Jeffrey Tate
07:05
26
J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314
Wiener Philharmoniker & Karl Böhm
09:40
27
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 - 1. Molto allegro
Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
08:12
28
Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"
Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge & Giuseppe Verdi
02:23
29
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 2 - "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour"
Dame Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Chorus Pro Arte Lausanne Du Brassus, Radio Suisse Romande Chorus, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Richard Bonynge
04:14
30
Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet & Gabriel Fauré
05:12
31
Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita" - "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"
Tatiana Troyanos, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
05:34
32
Delibes: Lakmé / Act 1 - "Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais"
Dame Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo & Richard Bonynge
06:05
33
Tchaikovsky: Ouverture solennelle "1812," Op. 49
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, University Of Minnesota Brass Band, Antal Doráti & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
14:44
34
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Los Angeles Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta
02:46
35
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 - II. Adagio sostenuto (Live)
Lang Lang, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre & Valery Gergiev
12:30
36
J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Aria da Capo
András Schiff & Johann Sebastian Bach
03:53
37
Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No. 1 in D Major: Lent et douloureux
Pascal Rogé
03:12
38
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 - 1. Toccata
Simon Preston & Johann Sebastian Bach
02:33
39
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
02:11
40
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World" - 2. Largo
Concertgebouworkest & Riccardo Chailly
13:23
41
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale Of Tsar Saltan - 3. The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
01:20
42
Williams: Main Theme From "Schindler's List"
Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Kirill Karabits
03:49
43
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 1. Allegro (Live In Bochum/2007)
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin & Ludwig van Beethoven
21:02
44
Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & André Previn
13:51
45
Allegri: Miserere
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers
11:56
46
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
07:19
47
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Hallelujah"
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
03:42
48
Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - "O Fortuna"
Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Antal Doráti & Carl Orff
02:25
49
Massenet: Thaïs / Acte Deux - Méditation religieuse
Nigel Kennedy, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge & Jules Massenet
05:41
50
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 "Organ Symphony" - 2b. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro
Peter Hurford, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit
07:48
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