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50 Great Classical Pieces

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Unforgettable moments from all flavours of classical music.


1Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Amazon Original)2Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - I. Allegro3An der schönen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 3144Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert version / Act 3 - The Ride of the Valkyries5Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - I. Allegro con brio (Live)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein & Ludwig van Beethoven
6The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": I. Allegro7The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in Two Parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth. Introduction. Lento (1921 Version)8J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869 - I. Prelude in C Major, BWV 8469Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue in D Major - Arr. Max Seiffert
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Frank Maus & Johann Pachelbel
10Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"/4. - Presto
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Ludwig van Beethoven
11Cello Suite #1 in G, Prelude12Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 42. "Hallelujah" (Live In Dublin / 1992)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & George Frideric Handel
13Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, TH.14 / Act 2 - No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers14Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
15Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera)
Maria Callas, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris & Georges Prêtre
16Night on Bald Mountain: St. John's Night on Bald Mountain, "A Night on the Bare Mountain" (arr. N. Rimsky-Korsakov)17Verdi: Rigoletto - "La donna è mobile"
Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge & Giuseppe Verdi
18Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75 - III. Clair de lune19Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis
20Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King21Schubert: Ave Maria, D. 839
Renée Fleming, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andreas Delfs & Franz Schubert
221812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 4923Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - I. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff
24Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit & Gustav Holst
25J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - II. Air26Rhapsody in Blue27Puccini: Turandot - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini
28Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Gioachino Rossini
29Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Nimrod30Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op. 20a, TH. 219 - I. Scene - Swan Theme31String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto32Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1 Lent et douloureux33Dvořák: Symphony No.9 In E Minor, Op.95, B. 178  "From The New World" - 3. Molto vivace34Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"
Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Volksopernorchester & Leone Magiera
3521 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: Hungarian Dance No. 5 (orch. Schmeling)36Verdi: La Traviata - Libiamo ne'lieti calici
Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber & Giuseppe Verdi
37Mozart: 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
38Handel: Water Music Suite in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & George Frideric Handel
39Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" - III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute. Allegro40Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) *: Overture41The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VII. Finale42Chopin: Waltz No. 6 in D-Flat, Op. 64, No. 1 "Minute"434 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe Down44Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)45Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace46Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
Leone Buyse, The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams & Gabriel Fauré
47Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: I. Allegro maestoso (Cadenza by Barenboim)48Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre & Eric Whitacre Singers
49Má Vlast, JB 1:112: No. 2, Vltava (The Moldau)