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The 99 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music

99 songs (11 hours and 20 minutes) Released on April 1, 2012
1
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620: Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
6:24
2
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
4:14
3
Canon in D Major
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:30
4
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, "Fate": Allegro con brio
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
7:28
5
Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E-Flat Major
Finghin Collins
4:53
6
Xerxes, HWV 40, Act 1: "Ombra mai fu": Largo
Yoshikazu Mela, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Shigeo Genda
3:04
7
Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59, "Für Elise"
Various artists & Ludwig van Beethoven
3:16
8
Cantata, BWV 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben", Part 2: X. Chorale: "Jesu bleibet meine Freude" (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)
Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:20
9
Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
Pieter Schoeman, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry
3:12
10
Ellen's Chants, D. 839: Ave Maria
Musica Antiqua New York
5:58
11
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ, BWV 565
Various artists & Johann Sebastian Bach
8:54
12
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: Allegro molto
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
7:02
13
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Tone Poem for Large Orchestra, Op. 30: Introduction
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
1:41
14
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: Rondo: Alla turca
Finghin Collins
3:25
15
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
2:43
16
Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne
Conrad von der Goltz & Johann Sebastian Bach
15:54
17
Concerto No. 21 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 467: Andante
Various artists & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
7:18
18
The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIV. Waltz of the Flowers
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
7:21
19
Gymnopédie No. 1
Finghin Collins
3:40
20
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, The London Chorus and David Parry
2:42
21
Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik": Allegro
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:51
22
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scène (Lake in the Moonlight)
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:01
23
Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor for Piano, Op. 27:2, "Moonlight Sonata": Adagio sostenuto
Finghin Collins
5:36
24
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
2:38
25
Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ, "Albinoni's Adagio"
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
8:37
26
Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, G 541, Op. 62: "O lieb so lang' du lieben kannst"
Jerome Rose
4:18
27
Vocalise for Cello and Piano, Op. 34: Lentamente
Markus Stocker and Viktor Yampolsky
6:28
28
An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:51
29
Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
John Lill, London Symphony Orchestra and James Judd
20:29
30
Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626: III. Dies Irae
Amor Artis Orchestra & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1:37
31
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846: I. Prelude and Fugue in C Major
Various artists & Johann Sebastian Bach
3:45
32
Cavatina
Craig Ogden
3:59
33
Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Cello and Orchestra, Hob. VIIb/1: III. Allegro molto
Laszlo Varga, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Roland Keller
6:53
34
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": Largo
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
12:49
35
Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: II. Last Spring
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
4:39
36
Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso - III. Rondo: Allegro
Various artists & Ludwig van Beethoven
18:35
37
Suite bergamasque, L 75: Clair de lune
Finghin Collins
5:13
38
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: III. La réjouissance
Berliner Symphoniker and Isaiah Jackson
2:24
39
Pavane, Op. 50
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:07
40
String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: III. Notturno: Andante
Lucerne String Quartet
8:11
41
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "The Unfinished": I. Allegro moderato
Various artists & Franz Schubert
15:43
42
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: Allegro
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:44
43
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
8:22
44
Thaïs: Méditation
Pieter Schoeman, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry
5:01
45
Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato
Eva Knardahl, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Kjell Ingebretsen
13:53
46
Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: III. Adagio
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
16:12
47
Concerto in C Major for Flautino and Strings, RV 443: II. Largo
Dan Laurin and Bach Collegium Japan
4:18
48
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture in F Minor
Various artists & Ludwig van Beethoven
7:57
49
Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato (attacca)
Jaime Laredo and Scottish Chamber Orchestra
13:07
50
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and David Parry
3:32
51
Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "The Trout": II. Andante
Rochester Chamber Players
7:02
52
Cantata BWV 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!": IX. Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)
Various artists & Johann Sebastian Bach
4:35
53
Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6:8, "Christmas Concerto": V. Allegro - VI. Pastorale: Largo
Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
5:23
54
Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
11:00
55
Messa da Requiem: Dies irae - Tuba mirum
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, The London Chorus and David Parry
3:55
56
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to a Faun's Afternoon), L 86
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Bertrand Loic
10:18
57
Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals): Le cygne (The Swan)
Stockholm Chamber Duo
2:53
58
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: II. Adagio
Peter Benn, Orchestra of St. John's and John Lubbock
10:53
59
Serenade No. 10 in B-Flat Major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": III. Adagio
The New York Philomusica Winds & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
5:44
60
Tristan and Isolde: Prelude to Act 1
Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra
10:28
61
Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato
Torleif Thedéen, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Lev Markiz
8:08
62
Turandot, Act 3: "Nessun dorma"
Andrej Kucharsky, Brno Janácek Opera Orchestra and Jan Stych
2:50
63
The Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
7:46
64
Orpheus and Eurydice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra and Jan-Olav Wedin
6:48
65
Sonata No. 8 in C Minor for Piano, Op. 13, "Sonata Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile
Various artists & Ludwig van Beethoven
5:40
66
The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, RV 315, "Summer" (L'estate): III. Presto: Tempo impetuoso d'Estate
Nils-Erik Sparf and Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
2:57
67
Requiem, K. 626: Lacrimosa dies illa
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and David Parry & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2:49
68
The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee
Hermitage Museum Orchestra and Stanislav Gorkovenko
1:33
69
Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 2: "Lascia ch'io pianga"
Yoshikazu Mela, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Shigeo Genda
3:52
70
Festival Overture in E-Flat Major, "The Year 1812", Op. 49
Utah Symphony Orchestra
15:43
71
Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006: I. Preludio
Nobuko Imai
3:32
72
Symphony No. 94 in G Major, Hob. 1/94, "The Surprice": II. Andante
Camerata Rhenania and Eugen Duvier
5:55
73
Suite from "The Gadfly", Op. 97a: VIII. Romance
Sofia National Opera Chorus and Orchestra and Ivan Marinov
7:14
74
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, "Episode de la vie d'un artiste": V. Songe d'une Nuit du Sabbat (The Witches' Sabbath)
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
10:49
75
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:44
76
Má Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
11:26
77
Tragic Overture in D Minor, Op. 81: Allegro ma non troppo - Molto più moderato - Tempo primo ma tranquillo
Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Arpad Joó
13:26
78
24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1: XXIV. Caprice No. 24 in A Minor: Tema con variazioni (Quasi presto)
Ruggiero Ricci
3:49
79
Die Walkürie (The Valkyrie), Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:11
80
String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, Op. 76:3, "Emperor": II. Poco adagio: Cantabile
Various artists & Joseph Haydn
8:40
81
Ave Maria (after J.S. Bach)
Musica Antiqua New York
3:06
82
Double Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043: Vivace
Pieter Schoeman, Vesselin Gellev, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry
3:38
83
Concerto in B Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104, B. 191: I. Allegro
Frans Helmerson, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Neeme Järvi
15:03
84
Syrinx for Solo Flute, L 129
Jadwiga Kotnowska
2:28
85
Trumpet Voluntary in D Major (The Prince of Denmark's March)
Musica Antiqua New York
2:18
86
Rhapsody in Blue
Jeffrey Siegel, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin
17:57
87
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051: I. Allegro
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Karel Brazda
7:10
88
Romeo and Juliet, Ballet Suite No. 2, Op. 64: I. Montagues and Capulets
Minnesota Orchestra & Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
5:22
89
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:45
90
Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 100, D. 929: II. Andante con moto
Benedikt Köhlen, Helmar Stiehler and Heidrun Ganz
10:26
91
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter": I. Allegro vivace
SWR Symphony Orchestra and Ernest Bour & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
11:30
92
Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo
Aaron Rosand, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and Derrick Inouye
20:54
93
Gloria in D Major, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis
Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Shaw
2:22
94
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Victoria Anderson, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Lane
2:17
95
Boléro, M. 81
Various artists & Maurice Ravel
15:33
96
Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello, BWV 1007: I. Prelude
Torleif Thedéen & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:12
97
Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess), M. 19
Minnesota Orchestra & Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
6:56
98
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Queen of the Night's Aria)
Various artists & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2:54
99
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": An die Freude
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, The London Chorus and David Parry
2:32