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100 Greatest Classical Songs

Curated by Amazon's Music Experts

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, SC 91, Act III - Nessun dorma!
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini
03:01
5Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries6Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1, Scene 2: Dance of the Knights7Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - I. Allegro con brio (Live)8Jenkins: Palladio - 1. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)
Karl Jenkins, Carmine Lauri, David Alberman & London Symphony Orchestra
03:47
9Carmen, WD 31, Act 1: Habanera. "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Carmen, Chœur)10J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314
Wiener Philharmoniker, Willi Boskovsky & Johann Strauss II
09:13
11Gabriel's Oboe (From "The Mission")12Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - Le Cygne13Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune14Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 1815Delibes: Lakmé / Act 1 - "Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais"
Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte‐Carlo & Richard Bonynge
05:59
16J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - II. Air17Pachelbel Canon (Canon in D) (From Ordinary People)18String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11 No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto19Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version), Pt. 2: No. 44, Hallelujah20Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: III. Finale. Allegro21Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Gioachino Rossini
11:06
22Also Sprach Zarathustra: Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang (From "2001: A Space Odyssey")23La traviata, Act 1: "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (Alfredo, Violetta, Coro)
Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Berliner Philharmoniker & Claudio Abbado feat. The London Voices
02:57
24Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - I. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff
02:36
25Main Theme (From "Jurassic Park")26Adagio For Strings, Op. 1127Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Intermezzo sinfonico28Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs
Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding & Jules Massenet
05:36
29Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 230I Giorni31Schubert: Ave Maria "Ellens Gesang III", D. 83932Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro33Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation IX. Nimrod34The John Dunbar Theme (film version)35Ravel: Boléro, M. 81
London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado & Maurice Ravel
14:24
36Bizet: Carmen - Prélude
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Georges Bizet
03:37
37Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
03:56
38Violin 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
07:58
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" - II. 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
James Brown, Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra & John Williams
11:28
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
04:50
48Liszt: Liebesträume, S. 541 - No. 3, Oh Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst49Beethoven: 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 di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di 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
56Giazotto: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor57Cavatina58Purcell: When I Am Laid In Earth (Dido's Lament)
Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Harry Christophers & Henry Purcell
04:42
59Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"
Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
04:44
60Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam61Appalachian Spring: 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
09:18
66Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - No. 2, Aria. 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
05:15
70Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice), Wq. 30 / Act 3 - Che farò senza Euridice? [Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice) / Act 3]71Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op.35: 3. Marche Funebre. Lento72The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise (Edit)73Evenstar74Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March75Verdi: Requiem - IIa. Dies irae
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado & Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
02:25
76Der 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 III - 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: Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - No. 9 Wedding March84Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor85Shostakovich: Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2: 6. Waltz II
Riccardo Chailly & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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 Forever90Fučík: 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
06:47
93J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 - I. Toccata94Miserere mei, Deus
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
08:21
955 Lieder, Op. 49: IV. Wiegenlied (Orch. Gamley)
Victoria De Los Ángeles, Sinfonia Of London & Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
02:22
96Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo97Earth
Gavin Greenaway & The Lyndhurst Orchestra
03:02
98Ladies 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
16:20