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100 Greatest Classical Pieces

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The greatest classical compositions of all time.

100 SONGS • 9 HOURS AND 57 MINUTES

1Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio (Live At Deutsches Museum, Munich / 1976)2Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro3An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314: An der schonen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 3144Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert version / Act 3 - The Ride of the Valkyries5Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Violin Concerto in E Major Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269, "Spring": I. Allegro6Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude7Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 - Chorus: "Hallelujah" (Live)
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony Orchestra & Joseph Silverstein
03:55
8The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in Two Parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth. Introduction. Lento (1921 Version)9Pachelbel: Canon And Gigue In D Major - Arr. Max Seiffert
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Frank Maus & Johann Pachelbel
07:08
10Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"/4. - Presto
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Ludwig van Beethoven
06:22
11Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14 / Act 2 - No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers12J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Toccata13Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)14Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
03:56
15Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"16Schubert: Ave Maria "Ellens Gesang III", D. 83917R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30, TrV 176 - Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)18Carmen (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
19Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75 - 3. Clair de lune20Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis
03:52
21Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King22J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - 2. Air231812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 4924Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - 1. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff
02:35
25Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit
07:57
26Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini
03:00
27Rhapsody in Blue28Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Amazon Original)29Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
11:06
30String 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
31Enigma Variations, Op. 36: IX. Nimrod32Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme33Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1 Lent et douloureux34Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"
José Carreras, London Symphony Orchestra & Jesús López-Cobos
03:47
35Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor, WoO 1 (Orchestrated By Albert Parlow)36Dvořák: Symphony No.9 In E Minor, Op.95, B. 178  "From The New World" - 3. Molto vivace37Verdi: La Traviata / Act 1 - Libiamo ne'lieti calici
Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra & Carlos Kleiber
02:57
38Mozart: 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
39Trumpet Voluntary40Jenkins: Palladio - 1. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)
Karl Jenkins, Carmine Lauri, David Alberman & London Symphony Orchestra
03:46
41Carmen, GB 9: Prelude (Allegro giocoso)
Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Georges Prêtre
02:14
42Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - "Largo al factotum"
Plácido Domingo, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado
04:50
43Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2: 6. Waltz II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dmitri Shostakovich & Riccardo Chailly
03:43
44Mendelssohn: No. 9: Wedding March45Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan -  Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
01:31
46Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy
07:56
47Symphony No. 5 In C Sharp Minor (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth Movement: Adagietto (Sehr Langsam)48Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Queen of Night)49Norma, 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
50Ave verum Corpus
The King's Singers
04:35
51Handel: Water Music Suite in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & George Frideric Handel
04:03
52Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. "Dies irae"
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado & Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
02:25
53Massenet: Thaïs / Act 2 - Méditation
Joshua Bell, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton & Jules Massenet
05:13
54Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento55Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F Major, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)56Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March57Barber: Adagio For Strings Op. 11
Leonard Slatkin & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
09:08
58Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) *: Overture59Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35 - 3. Marche funèbre (Lento)60Mozart: 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
61The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VII. Finale62Chopin: Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"63Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì64Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: III. Finale. Allegro
Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & The National Philharmonic Orchestra
04:28
65O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi66Khachaturian: Gayaneh - Sabre Dance67Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours684 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe Down69Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)70Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"
José Carreras, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Colin Davis
04:49
71Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace72Suppé: Light Cavalry - Overture73Piazzolla: Libertango
Miloš Karadaglić, Studioorchester der Europäischen FilmPhilharmonie & Christoph Israel
03:03
74Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z.607 - Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig75Bruch : Violin Concerto No.1 In G Minor Op.26 : III Finale - Allegro Energico76Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians77Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis78Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
Leone Buyse, The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams & Gabriel Fauré
06:28
79Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 18 (Live)80Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier81J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.22882Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: I. Allegro maestoso (Cadenza by Barenboim)83Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 / Act 3 - Sinfonia "The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba"84Guten Abend, gut' Nacht, Op. 49, No. 485Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice), Wq.30 / Act 3 - Che farò senza Euridice? [Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice) / Act 3]86Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor
Eriko Sato, Edward Brewer & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
07:21
87J. Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op.325 (Live)88Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"
Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
04:42
89Tannhäuser: Overture90Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre & Eric Whitacre Singers
04:15
91Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1: Dance of the Knights92Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo93Má Vlast, JB 1:112: No. 2, Vltava (The Moldau)94Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Overture
Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann
08:49
95Tintagel (2007 Remastered Version)
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
15:02
96String Quartet No. 5: I.97Offenbach: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld98Weber : Der Freischütz : Overture To Act 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt feat. Berliner Philharmoniker
09:56
99Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Fatto per la Notte di Natale" - II. Allegro100Suppé: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - Overture
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit
08:28

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