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100 Greatest Classical Pieces

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The greatest classical compositions of all time.

100 SONGS • 9 HOURS AND 58 MINUTES

4Jenkins: Palladio - 1. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)
Karl Jenkins, Carmine Lauri, David Alberman & London Symphony Orchestra
03:47
5Handel: Water Music Suite in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & George Frideric Handel
04:06
6Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 In G Minor, WoO 1 (Orchestrated By Albert Parlow)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Johannes Brahms
02:34
12Massenet: Thaïs / Act 2 - Méditation
Joshua Bell, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton & Jules Massenet
05:14
17Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue in D Major - Arr. Max Seiffert
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Frank Maus & Johann Pachelbel
07:08
19Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 - Chorus: "Hallelujah" (Live)
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Utah Symphony Orchestra & Joseph Silverstein
03:56
26Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
03:56
27Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"/4. - Presto
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Ludwig van Beethoven
06:23
29Orff: 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
37Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre & Eric Whitacre Singers
04:15
40Verdi: Messa da Requiem - II. "Dies irae"
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado & Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
02:25
42Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Amilcare Ponchielli
10:33
44Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera)
Maria Callas, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris & Georges Prêtre
04:21
47Ave verum Corpus
The King's Singers
04:36
50Verdi: La Traviata - Libiamo ne'lieti calici
Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber & Giuseppe Verdi
03:03
51Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"
Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
04:42
53Giazotto: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor
Eriko Sato, Edward Brewer & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
07:19
54Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Overture
Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann
08:49
56Weber : Der Freischütz : Overture To Act 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt feat. Berliner Philharmoniker
09:56
57Puccini: Turandot - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini
03:01
58Mozart: 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
63Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - "Largo al factotum"
Plácido Domingo, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado
04:50
68Carmen, GB 9: Prelude (Allegro giocoso)
Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Georges Prêtre
02:14
71Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis
03:52
72Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians
The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi & Bedřich Smetana
05:55
73Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
07:57
74Norma, 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
75Tintagel (2007 Remastered Version)
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
15:02
77String 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
78Barber: Adagio For Strings Op. 11
Leonard Slatkin & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
09:08
80Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan -  Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
01:31
81J. Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 (Live)
Karl Swoboda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel & Johann Strauss II
11:56
83Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: III. Finale. Allegro
Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & The National Philharmonic Orchestra
04:28
84Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit & Gustav Holst
07:58
87Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 1. Introitus: Requiem
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
88Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
Leone Buyse, The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams & Gabriel Fauré
06:28
95Offenbach: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld
Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner & Jacques Offenbach
09:18
97Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Gioachino Rossini
11:06
98Suppé: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - Overture
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit & Franz von Suppé
08:28
99Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"
José Carreras, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Colin Davis
04:50