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100 Greatest Classical Songs

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

100 songs (9 hours and 48 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Serenade No. 13, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": I. Allegro
Vienna Mozart Orchestra & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - MOZART: In Vienna
5:37
2
Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269, No. 1, Spring: I. Allegro
Nigel Kennedy & Antonio Vivaldi - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
3:07
3
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a, TH.35 - 3. Waltz Of The Flowers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites (Swan Lake; The Sleeping Beauty; The Nutcraker)
6:45
4
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini - Luciano Pavarotti - The Best
3:00
5
Die Walküre, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries (arr. L. Stokowski): Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries (ed. H. Zumpe, L. Stokowski)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Symphonic Syntheses by Stokowski
5:38
6
Romeo And Juliet Op. 64, Act I: Dance Of The Knights
André Previn - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet
5:41
7
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio (Live At Deutsches Museum, Munich / 1976)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: The Amnesty International Concert; Symphonies Nos.7 & 9; Overtures; String Quartet Arr.; Missa solemnis
8:05
8
Jenkins: Palladio - 1. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)
Karl Jenkins, Carmine Lauri, David Alberman & London Symphony Orchestra - Quirk
3:46
9
Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Carmen, Chorus) [Habanera]
Maria Callas - Pure - Maria Callas
4:29
10
J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314
Wiener Philharmoniker & Willi Boskovsky - The Ultimate Strauss Album
9:11
11
Gabriel's Oboe
Ennio Morricone - The Mission: Music From The Motion Picture
2:14
12
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - Le Cygne
Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire - Martha Argerich - The Collection 4 - Complete Philips Recordings
3:10
13
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune
Pascal Rogé - Debussy: Clair de Lune & Other Piano Works
5:30
14
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18
Tamás Vásáry, London Symphony Orchestra & Yuri Ahronovitch - Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Piano Concertos (Collectors Edition)
3:18
15
Delibes: Lakmé / Act 1 - "Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais"
Dame Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo & Richard Bonynge - Delibes: Lakmé
5:58
16
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - 2. Air
Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter & Johann Sebastian Bach - Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos; 4 Ouvertures; Tripel Concerto BWV 1044
5:44
17
Pachelbel: Canon in D major
Various artists - Classical Wedding: 30 Essential Songs for Your Wedding Ceremony or Reception
3:01
18
String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto
György Éder - A Guided Tour of the Classical Era, Vol. 2
3:28
19
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II: Chorus: Hallelujah
Henry Jenkinson - A Guided Tour of the Baroque Era, Vol. 7
4:03
20
III. Finale: Allegro
Jürgen Schuster - Haydn, J.: Trumpet Concerto / Horn Concerto No. 1 / Keyboard Concerto in D Major / Double Concerto in F Major (Bruhl)
4:39
21
Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Rossini: Complete Overtures
11:06
22
Also Sprach Zarathustra (From "2001: A Space Odyssey")
The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - 100 Greatest Film Themes
1:50
23
La traviata, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 2b, Brindisi, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (Alfredo, Violetta, Chorus)
Roberto Alagna - L'enchanteur
2:57
24
Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - 1. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff - Orff: Carmina Burana
2:35
25
Main Theme (From "Jurassic Park")
John Williams - John Williams - Greatest Hits 1969-1999
5:29
26
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Barber (Eternal)
7:47
27
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Intermezzo sinfonico
Philharmonia Orchestra & Giuseppe Sinopoli - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
4:16
28
Massenet: Meditation - Méditation from Thaïs
Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding & Jules Massenet - The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever
5:34
29
Chopin : Nocturne No.2 In E Flat Major Op.9 No.2
Elisabeth Leonskaja & Frédéric Chopin - Chopin : Nocturnes [Complete] - APEX
5:04
30
I Giorni
Ludovico Einaudi - Peaceful Piano
6:42
31
Schubert: Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839
Renée Fleming & Christoph Eschenbach - Schubert: Lieder - Ave Maria; Die Forelle; Heidenröslein; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Der Tod und das Mädchen
7:59
32
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Kiri Te Kanawa - Greatest Hits - Puccini
2:26
33
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma': IX. Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Elgar: Orchestral Works
4:25
34
The John Dunbar Theme (film version)
John Barry - Dances With Wolves - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2:21
35
Boléro - Tempo Di Bolero Moderato Assai
London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado & Maurice Ravel - Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works
14:24
36
Bizet: Carmen - Prélude
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Bizet: Carmen - Highlights
3:36
37
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart 50, The Very Best Of Classical Music
3:53
38
Bruch : Violin Concerto No.1 In G Minor Op.26 : III Finale - Allegro Energico
Maxim Vengerov - Bruch & Mendelssohn : Violin Concertos
7:34
39
Holst: The Planets, Op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit - Holst: The Planets
7:57
40
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1: L'adoration de la Terre - 1. Introduction, Lento - Più mosso - 2. Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes, Tempo giusto - 3. Jeu du rapt, Presto
Sir Simon Rattle - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Petrushka, The Firebird & Apollo
5:02
41
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 In E Minor, Op.95, B. 178 "From The New World" - 2. Largo
Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Dvorák: Symphony No.9 , Op.95, B. 178 "From the New World" / Smetana: The Moldau
12:26
42
Piazzolla: Libertango - orchestrated by Luis Enriques Bacalov
Hèctor Ulises Passarella, Luis Bacalov, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Myung Whun Chung - Bacalov: Misa Tango; Tangosaín / Piazzolla: Adiós Nonino; Libertango
5:42
43
Concierto de Aranjuez: Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
Daniel Barenboim, John Williams, English Chamber Orchestra & James Brown - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto, W501
11:27
44
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams Essentials
15:52
45
Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Tanglewood Festival Chorus & Gabriel Fauré - Fauré: Requiem Op.48 · Pavane Op.50 · Elégie Op.24 · Après Un Rêve Op.7
6:46
46
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5/Swan Lake Suite
2:43
47
Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"
José Carreras, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Colin Davis - José Carreras - Memories
4:52
48
Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A Flat Major, S.541
Jorge Bolet & Franz Liszt - Liszt: Liebestraum - Favourite Piano Works
4:53
49
Beethoven: Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -"Für Elise"
Alfred Brendel & Ludwig van Beethoven - Alfred Brendel: Steinway Legends
3:28
50
Norma, 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 - Bellini Norma
7:18
51
Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier
Los Angeles Philharmonic & André Previn - Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2 / Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice etc
11:17
52
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi & Edvard Grieg - Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt-Suiten Nr. 1 & 2
2:57
53
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale Of Tsar Saltan Suite; The Golden Cockerel Suite
1:26
54
Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.26
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sibelius: Finlandia; Luonnotar; Tapiola etc.
8:01
55
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"
José Carreras, London Symphony Orchestra & Jesús López-Cobos - José Carreras - The Golden Years
3:47
56
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor (formerly attr. to Albinoni)
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and Karl Münchinger - The 50 Greatest Classical Orchestras
7:24
57
Myers: Cavatina (Arranged By John Williams)
Göran Söllscher - 50 Classical Chillout - by Classic FM
3:35
58
Purcell: When I Am Laid In Earth (Dido's Lament)
Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment & Harry Christophers - Eternal Light
4:41
59
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"
Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Juan Diego Flórez - The Ultimate Collection
4:41
60
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (1998 Remastered Version): Fourth movement: Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
Sir John Barbirolli/New Philharmonia Orchestra - Great Recordings of the Century - Mahler: Symphony No. 5
9:51
61
Appalachian Spring: Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento
Aaron Copland - A Copland Celebration, Vol. 1
2:35
62
Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein - Gershwin: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Candide Overture; Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris
16:24
63
3 Gymnopédies: No. 1, Lent et douloureux
Anne Queffélec - Satie: Gymnopedies - Gnossiennes - Piano Works
3:31
64
Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Herbert von Karajan - Invitation to the Dance
10:33
65
Offenbach: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld
Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir Neville Marriner - Offenbach: Can Can; Gaité Parisienne; Overtures
9:17
66
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - "Largo al factotum"
Plácido Domingo, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado - The Essential Plácido Domingo
4:49
67
Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"
Juan Diego Flórez, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi & Carlo Rizzi - Juan Diego Florez: Great Tenor Arias ((with bonus track "Malinconia" - recorded Live in Recital))
2:22
68
Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Los Angeles Philharmonic & André Previn - Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet / Smetana: Vltava / Mussorgsky: A Night On The Bare Mountain / Glinka: Russlan & Ludmilla Overture
10:53
69
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308 / Act 3 - Pur ti miro
Magdalena Kožená, Anna Prohaska, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel & Andrea Marcon - Monteverdi
5:14
70
Orfeo ed Euridice, Act 3: "Che farò senza Euridice?"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard - Nessun Dorma - The Greatest Opera Pieces
3:50
71
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35 - 3. Marche funèbre (Lento)
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin - Chopin: Preludes; Piano Sonatas 2 & 3; Berceuse; Barcarolle
8:57
72
The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise (Edit)
Michael Nyman - The Piano: Music From The Motion Picture
3:11
73
Evenstar
Howard Shore feat. Isabel Bayrakdarian - The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
3:15
74
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & James Levine - Wagner: Orchestral Music
12:40
75
Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. "Dies irae"
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado & Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Verdi Requiem
2:25
76
Weber : Der Freischütz : Overture To Act 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt feat. Berliner Philharmoniker - Weber : Der Freischütz
9:56
77
Suppé: Light Cavalry - Overture
Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Paul Paray - Suppé: Overtures / Auber: The Bronze Horse, etc.
6:26
78
Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians
The Cleveland Orchestra & Christoph von Dohnányi - Smetana: Má Vlast; Overtures; Dances
5:51
79
J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Radetzky March - Marches & Polkas
2:50
80
Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 - Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock - Pachelbel: Canon & Gigue / Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
3:10
81
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace
Takako Nishizaki - BACH, J.S. / VIVALDI: Violin Concertos
4:00
82
Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6, No.8 "fatto per la notte di Natale" - 2. Allegro
The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock - Corelli: Concerti grossi Op.6 (2 CDs)
2:01
83
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op.61, MWV M 13 - No.9 Wedding March
Boston Symphony Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
5:06
84
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 in G Minor
London Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti - Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Haydn Variations/Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody No.2
2:06
85
Jazz Suite No.2 : 6. Waltz II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly - Sinfini For Schools - 50 Greatest Tracks Vol. 1
3:41
86
Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 : II Variations 1 - 6
Nikolai Lugansky - Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
3:02
87
The Merry Wives of Windsor: "Overture"
RSO Ljubljana & Marko Munih - Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor: "Overture" (Digitally Remastered)
8:53
88
Khachaturian: Gayaneh - Sabre Dance
Wiener Philharmoniker & Aram Khachaturian - Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2; Gayaneh Suite
2:24
89
The Stars & Stripes Forever: The Stars and Stripes Forever
United States Continental Army Band - Here's to America
3:22
90
Fucik: Entry Of The Gladiators
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi - Entry of the Gladiators
2:45
91
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16 - 1. Allegro molto moderato
Peter Jablonski, Philharmonia Orchestra & Peter Maag - Tchaikovsky/Grieg: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23/Piano Concerto in
13:53
92
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante
Stephen Hough/Hallé Orchestra/Bryden Thomson & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 100 Best Film Classics
6:48
93
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 - 1. Toccata
Simon Preston & Johann Sebastian Bach - Beautiful Wedding Melodies
2:30
94
Miserere Mei, Deus
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge - Allegri - Miserere
8:18
95
5 Lieder Op. 49 (1988 Digital Remaster): No. 4 Wiegenlied (Lullaby) (Scherer) (Orch. Gamley)
Victoria De Los Angeles/Sinfonia Of London/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos -
2:22
96
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo
Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta & David Zinman - Górecki: Symphony No. 3
9:28
97
Zimmer: Earth
Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, Gavin Greenaway & The Lyndhurst Orchestra - Gladiator - Music From The Motion Picture (Special Anniversary Edition)
3:01
98
Ladies in Lavender
Joshua Bell - Ladies in Lavender (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
4:04
99
Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture
Mariss Jansons & Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Absolute Opera [Explicit]
13:52
100
Tchaikovsky: 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 - Tchaikovsky: Overture "1812"; Marche slave / Borodin: In the Steppes; Polovtsian Dances / Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter; Capriccio
16:19