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The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music

100 songs (10 hours and 12 minutes) Released on June 22, 2010
1
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, The London Chorus and David Parry
2:42
2
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846: I. Prelude
Masaaki Suzuki
2:26
3
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
4:14
4
Suite Bergamasque, L 75: Clair de lune
Finghin Collins
5:13
5
The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee
Hermitage Museum Orchestra and Alexander Titov
1:34
6
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, "Fate": Allegro con brio
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
7:28
7
Canon in D Major
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:30
8
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ, BWV 565
Various artists & Johann Sebastian Bach
8:54
9
Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
3:31
10
Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
2:01
11
Rinaldo, HWV 7: "Lascia ch'io pianga"
Yoshikazu Mela, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Shigeo Genda
3:52
12
Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik": Allegro
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:51
13
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27:2, "Moonlight Sonata": Adagio sostenuto
Finghin Collins
5:36
14
The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: III. March: Tempo di marcia viva
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
2:27
15
The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XVC. Pas de deux - Variation II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
2:14
16
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
8:22
17
Symphony No. 94 in G Major, Hob. I:94, "The Surprise": II. Andante
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
6:44
18
Morceaux de Fantasie, Op. 3: II. Prélude in C-Sharp Minor, "The Bells of Moscow": Lento
Tomislav Bavnov
4:14
19
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: Allegro
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:44
20
Ellen's Chants, D. 839: Ave Maria
Budapest Strings
4:47
21
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Prelude
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
6:53
22
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction
SWR Symphony Orchestra and Ferdinand Leitner
1:32
23
String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804, "Rosamunde": II. Andante
Quartetto Pressenda
7:09
24
The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33: March
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and Andrei Lenard
1:47
25
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
London Symphony Orchestra and Antal Doráti
13:24
26
Gymnopédie No. 1
Finghin Collins
3:40
27
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: Allegro molto
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
7:02
28
Fratres for Strings and Percussion (1977/1991)
Tapiola Sinfonietta and Jean-Jacques Kantorow
9:49
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
The Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:11
31
Double Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043: Vivace
Pieter Schoeman, Vesselin Gellev, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry
3:38
32
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: Rondo: Alla turca
Sylvia Cápová & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3:27
33
Boléro, M. 81
Various artists & Maurice Ravel
15:33
34
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: Andante
Various artists & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
7:18
35
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
2:43
36
Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello, BWV 1007: I. Prelude
Torleif Thedéen & Johann Sebastian Bach
2:12
37
String Quintet in E Major, Op. 13: Minuet
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:48
38
Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E-Flat Major
Finghin Collins
4:53
39
Carmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
2:12
40
Requiem Mass In D Minor, K. 626: VIII. Sequentia: Lacrimosa Dies Illa
SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden State Chorus and Kaszimierz Kord & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3:24
41
The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria
Nodar Gabunia
2:36
42
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scéne
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:01
43
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
2:38
44
Three Nocturnes for Piano, Op. 62: Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, G 541: "O lieb so lang' Du lieben kannst": Poco allegro con affetto
Dubravka Tomsic
5:13
45
Panis Angelicus
Latvian Philharmonic Orchestra, Riga Radio Choir and Ilmar Lapinsch
3:23
46
Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ, "Albinoni's Adagio"
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
8:37
47
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Eteri Lamoris, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
3:06
48
Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59, "Für Elise"
Various artists & Ludwig van Beethoven
3:16
49
Vocalise, Op. 34
Pieter Schoeman, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry
5:50
50
On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:51
51
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann): Barcarolle
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:33
52
Xerxes, HWV 40: "Ombra mai fu": Largo
Yoshikazu Mela, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Shigeo Genda
3:04
53
La traviata: Prelude to Act I
Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel
3:49
54
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": Largo
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
12:49
55
Finlandia, Op. 26
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
8:06
56
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
18:37
57
Pavane, Op. 50
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:07
58
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: III. La réjouissance
Berliner Symphoniker and Isaiah Jackson
2:24
59
String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: III. Notturno: Andante
Lucerne String Quartet
8:11
60
Nabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, "Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate"
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, The London Chorus and David Parry
4:59
61
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "The Unfinished": I. Allegro moderato
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
13:41
62
Thaïs: Meditation
Pieter Schoeman, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry
5:01
63
Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato
Marian Lapsansky, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Bystrik Rezucha
13:05
64
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
65
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:45
66
Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato (attacca)
Jaime Laredo and Scottish Chamber Orchestra
13:07
67
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and David Parry
3:32
68
Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "The Trout": II. Andante
The Colorado Quartet
6:57
69
Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
5:35
70
Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
11:00
71
Chôro no. 1, "Chôro típico"
Dakko Petrinjak
4:13
72
Messa da Requiem: Dies irae - Tuba mirum
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, The London Chorus and David Parry
3:55
73
Songs Without Words, Op. 62: Spring Song in A Major: Allegro grazioso
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
2:05
74
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
75
Carnival of the Animals: The Swan (Le Cygne)
Stockholm Chamber Duo
2:53
76
Radetzky March, Op. 228
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
3:05
77
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra: II. Adagio
Peter Benn, Orchestra of St. John's and John Lubbock
10:53
78
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18: Andante cantabile
Nato Ts'vereli, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
3:04
79
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
6:58
80
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30: I. Allegro ma non tanto
Noriko Ogawa, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Owain Arwel Hughes
18:14
81
Carmen Suite No. 1: Les Toréadors
Hungarian State Orchestra and Emil Edlinger
2:22
82
Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne
Conrad von der Goltz & Johann Sebastian Bach
15:54
83
The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Women's Choir and José Serebrier
8:10
84
Sonata No. 8 in C Minor for Piano, Op. 13, "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile
Various artists & Ludwig van Beethoven
5:46
85
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: III. Wedding March
Hermitage Museum Orchestra and Arnold Kaz
4:48
86
Suite From "The Gadfly", Op. 97a: VIII. Romance
Sofia National Opera Chorus and Orchestra and Ivan Marinov
7:14
87
Má Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry
11:26
88
Trumpet Voluntary in D Major (The Prince of Denmark's March)
Christian Rainer, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Frank Shipway
3:02
89
Ave Maria (after J.S. Bach)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and David Parry
2:34
90
Rhapsody in Blue
Kamil Hala, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Libor Pesek
16:33
91
Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2, Op. 64c: Montagues and Capulets
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
5:44
92
Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess), M. 19
London Symphony Orchestra and Arpad Joó
6:38
93
The Magic Flute, K. 620: Queen of the Night - "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"
Various artists & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2:54
94
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: II. Alla Hornpipe
St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stanislav Gorkovenko
4:10
95
String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, Op. 76:3, "Emperor": II. Poco adagio: Cantabile
Various artists & Franz Joseph Haydn
8:40
96
Waltzes, Op. 64: No. 1 in D-Flat Major, "Minute Waltz"
Ketevan Badridze
1:53
97
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, S. 244
Sylvia Cápová
9:18
98
Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6, "Christmas Concerto": III. Vivace - Allegro - Pastorale ad libitum: Largo
London Baroque
6:40
99
Turandot: Nessun Dorma
Andrej Kucharsky, Brno Janácek Opera Orchestra and Jan Stych
2:50
100
Festival Overture in E-Flat Major, "The Year 1812", Op. 49
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
15:29