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100 Greatest Classical Pieces

Curated by Amazon's Music Experts

The greatest classical compositions of all time.

99 SONGS • 9 HOURS AND 58 MINUTES

1Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude2Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio (Live)3The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": I. Allegro4Jenkins: Palladio - 1. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)
Karl Jenkins, Carmine Lauri, David Alberman & London Symphony Orchestra
03:47
5Handel: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & George Frideric Handel
04:07
6Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 In G Minor, WoO 1 (Orchestrated By Albert Parlow)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Johannes Brahms
02:35
7Satie: 3 Gymnopédies: No. 1 Lent et douloureux8The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VII. Finale9Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61, MWV M 13: No. 9 Wedding March10Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - I. Allegro11Appalachian Spring: Doppio movimento12Massenet: Thaïs / Act 2: Méditation
Joshua Bell, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton & Jules Massenet
05:14
13Schubert: Ave Maria, Ellens Gesang III, D. 83914J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - II. Air15Trumpet Voluntary16J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata17Pachelbel: Canon & Gigue in D Major, P. 37 (Orch. Seiffert) (Recorded 1983)
Frank Maus, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
07:05
18Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op. 20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme19Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 - Chorus: "Hallelujah" (Live)
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Utah Symphony & Joseph Silverstein
03:56
20Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Amazon Original)21Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March22Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26: III. Finale. Allegro energico23Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì24Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice), Wq. 30 / Act 3 - Che farò senza Euridice? [Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice) / Act 3]25Chopin: Waltz No. 6 in D-Flat, Op. 64, No. 1 "Minute"26Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
03:56
27Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral" - IVa. Presto
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Ludwig van Beethoven
06:23
28Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace29Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - I. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff
02:36
30Shostakovich: Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2: 6. Waltz II
Riccardo Chailly & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
03:43
31Debussy: Suite bergamasque, CD 82: III. Clair de lune32Khachaturian: Gayaneh - Sabre Dance33Suppé: Light Cavalry - Overture34Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, TH.14 / Act 2 - No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers35Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1: "Vesti la giubba"36The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in Two Parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth. Introduction. Lento (1921 Version)37Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre & Eric Whitacre Singers
04:16
38O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi39Rhapsody in Blue40Verdi: Requiem - IIa. Dies irae
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado & Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
02:25
41Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert version / Act 3: The Ride of the Valkyries42Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Amilcare Ponchielli
10:33
43Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 - 3. Marche funèbre (Lento)44Carmen, Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Habanera) [Carmen, Chorus]
Maria Callas, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris & Georges Prêtre
04:21
45Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation IX. Nimrod46An der schönen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 31447Ave verum Corpus
The King's Singers
04:36
48Má Vlast, JB 1:112: No. 2, Vltava (The Moldau)49Verdi: La traviata, Act I: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi"
Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber & Giuseppe Verdi
02:56
50Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
04:44
51Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam52Giazotto: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor
Eriko Sato, Edward Brewer & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
07:20
53Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Overture
Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann
08:49
54Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" - III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute. Allegro55Der Freischütz : Overture to Act 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt feat. Berliner Philharmoniker
09:56
56Puccini: Turandot, SC 91, Act III - Nessun dorma!
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini
02:57
57Mozart: Don Giovanni / Act 2 - "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m'invitasti"
Bernd Weikl, Gabriel Bacquier, Kurt Moll, The London Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
06:24
58Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)59Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)60Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation No. 18 (Live)61R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 - I. Prelude. Sonnenaufgang62Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I - No. 2, Aria. Largo al factotum63Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z.607 - Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig64Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"651812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 49664 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe-Down. Allegro67Carmen: Prélude
Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Georges Prêtre
02:15
68Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - IV. In The Hall Of The Mountain King69Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1, Scene 2: Dance of the Knights70Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis
03:51
71Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians
The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi & Bedřich Smetana
05:55
72Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
07:57
73Norma, 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
74Tintagel (2007 Remastered Version)
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
15:03
75Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis76String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11 No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto
Jaime Laredo, Isaac Stern, Cho-Liang Lin, Yo-Yo Ma & Sharon Robinson
03:42
77Barber: Adagio For Strings Op. 11
Leonard Slatkin & St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
09:09
78Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Queen of Night)79Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Suite: 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
01:31
80J. Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 (Live)
Karl Swoboda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel & Johann Strauss II
11:56
81Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178 "From the New World": III. Molto vivace82Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: III. Finale. Allegro
Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & The National Philharmonic Orchestra
04:28
83Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit & Gustav Holst
07:58
84Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: I. Allegro maestoso (Cadenza by Barenboim)85Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Fatto per la Notte di Natale" - II. Allegro86Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626 - I. Introitus. Requiem aeternam
Sylvia McNair, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
05:03
87Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
Leone Buyse, The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams & Gabriel Fauré
06:28
88Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) *: Overture89J. Strauss I: Radetzky March, Op. 228 (Recorded 1966)90String Quartet No. 5: I.91Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 / Act III - Sinfonia "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"92Tannhäuser: Overture93Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo94Offenbach: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld
Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner & Jacques Offenbach
09:18
95Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier96Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Gioachino Rossini
11:06
97Suppé: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - Overture
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit & Franz von Suppé
08:28
98Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"
José Carreras, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Colin Davis
04:50
99Guten Abend, gut' Nacht, Op. 49, No. 4