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100 Greatest Classical Songs

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A definitive collection of the most well-known and universally loved classical pieces.

100 SONGS • 9 HOURS AND 48 MINUTES

1Serenade No. 13, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": I. Allegro
Vienna Mozart Orchestra & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
05:37
2The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": I. Allegro3Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Suite), Op. 71a, TH. 35 - III. Waltz Of The Flowers4Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini
03:00
5Die Walküre, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries (arr. L. Stokowski): Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries (ed. H. Zumpe, L. Stokowski)6Romeo And Juliet Op. 64, Act I: Dance Of The Knights7Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio (Live At Deutsches Museum, Munich / 1976)8Jenkins: Palladio - 1. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)
Karl Jenkins, Carmine Lauri, David Alberman & London Symphony Orchestra
03:46
9Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Carmen, Chorus) [Habanera]10J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 31411Gabriel's Oboe12Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - Le Cygne13Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune14Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 1815Delibes: Lakmé / Act 1 - "Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais"
Dame Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo & Richard Bonynge
05:58
16J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - 2. Air17Pachelbel Canon18String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto19Messiah, HWV 56: Part II: Chorus: Hallelujah20III. Finale: Allegro21Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Gioachino Rossini
11:06
22Also Sprach Zarathustra (From "2001: A Space Odyssey")23La traviata, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 2b, Brindisi, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (Alfredo, Violetta, Chorus)24Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - 1. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff
02:35
25Main Theme (From "Jurassic Park")26Adagio For Strings, Op. 1127Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Intermezzo sinfonico28Massenet: Meditation - Méditation from Thaïs
Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding & Jules Massenet
05:34
29Chopin : Nocturne No.2 In E Flat Major Op.9 No.230I Giorni31Schubert: Ave Maria "Ellens Gesang III", D. 83932O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi33Enigma Variations, Op. 36: IX. Nimrod
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle
04:25
34The John Dunbar Theme (film version)35Boléro - Tempo Di Bolero Moderato Assai
London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado & Maurice Ravel
14:24
36Bizet: Carmen - Prélude
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Georges Bizet
03:35
37Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
03:56
38Bruch : Violin Concerto No.1 In G Minor Op.26 : III Finale - Allegro Energico39Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit & Gustav Holst
07:57
40The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "Adoration of the Earth": Introduction - Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls - Ritual of Abduction41Dvořák: Symphony No.9 In E Minor, Op.95, B. 178  "From The New World" - 2. Largo42Piazzolla: Libertango - orchestrated by Luis Enriques Bacalov
Héctor Ulises Passarella, Luis Bacalov, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Myung-Whun Chung
05:42
43Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
John Williams, Daniel Barenboim, James Brown & English Chamber Orchestra
11:27
44Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis45Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Tanglewood Festival Chorus & Gabriel Fauré
06:46
46Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme47Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"
José Carreras, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Colin Davis
04:49
48Liszt: Liebesträume, S. 541 - No. 3 in A-Flat Major "Oh Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"49Beethoven: Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -"Für Elise"50Norma, Act 1 Scene 4: No. 4b, Aria, "Casta diva" (Norma, Chorus)
Maria Callas, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Milano, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Tullio Serafin
07:18
51Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier52Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King53Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan -  Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee54Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
08:01
55Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"
José Carreras, London Symphony Orchestra & Jesús López-Cobos
03:47
56Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor57Myers: Cavatina (Arranged By John Williams)58Purcell: When I Am Laid In Earth (Dido's Lament)
Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Harry Christophers & Henry Purcell
04:41
59Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"
Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
04:42
60Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)61Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento62Rhapsody in Blue633 Gymnopédies: No. 1, Lent et douloureux64Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Amilcare Ponchielli
10:33
65Offenbach: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld
Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner & Jacques Offenbach
09:17
66Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - "Largo al factotum"
Plácido Domingo, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado
04:49
67Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"68Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)69Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308 / Act 3 - Pur ti miro
Magdalena Kožená, Anna Prohaska, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel & Andrea Marcon
05:14
70Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice), Wq. 30 / Act 3 - Che farò senza Euridice? [Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice) / Act 3]71Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35 - 3. Marche funèbre (Lento)72The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise (Edit)73Evenstar74Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March75Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. "Dies irae"
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado & Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
02:25
76Weber : Der Freischütz : Overture To Act 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt feat. Berliner Philharmoniker
09:56
77Suppé: Light Cavalry - Overture78Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians
The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi & Bedřich Smetana
05:55
79J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
02:50
80Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 / Act 3 - Sinfonia "The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba"81Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace82Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6, No.8 "fatto per la notte di Natale" - 2. Allegro83Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op.61, MWV M 13 - No.9 Wedding March84Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 in G Minor85Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2: 6. Waltz II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dmitri Shostakovich & Riccardo Chailly
03:43
86Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 : II Variations 1 - 687The Merry Wives of Windsor: "Overture"88Khachaturian: Gayaneh - Sabre Dance89The Stars & Stripes Forever: The Stars and Stripes Forever90Fucik: Entry Of The Gladiators
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi
02:45
91Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 - 1. Allegro molto moderato92Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante
Stephen Hough/Hallé Orchestra/Bryden Thomson & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
06:46
93J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 - 1. Toccata94Miserere Mei, Deus
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
08:18
955 Lieder, Op. 49: IV. Wiegenlied (Orch. Gamley)
Victoria De Los Angeles, Sinfonia Of London & Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
02:22
96Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo97Earth98Ladies in Lavender99Tannhäuser: Overture100Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812, Op.49, TH 49
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Artillery Division, Gothenburg Symphony Brass Band, Churchbells of Gothenburg, Neeme Järvi, Gothenburg Symphony Chorus & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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