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100 Greatest Classical Pieces

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The greatest classical compositions of all time.


1Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude2Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio (Live)3The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": I. Allegro4Jenkins: Palladio - 1. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)5Handel: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe6Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 In G Minor, WoO 1 (Orchestrated By Albert Parlow)7Satie: 3 Gymnopédies: No. 1 Lent et douloureux8The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VII. Finale9Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61, MWV M 13: No. 9 Wedding March10Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - I. Allegro11Appalachian Spring: Doppio movimento12Massenet: Thaïs / Act 2 - Méditation13Schubert: Ave Maria, Ellens Gesang III, D. 83914J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - II. Air15Trumpet Voluntary16J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata17Pachelbel: Canon & Gigue in D Major, P. 37 (Orch. Seiffert) (Recorded 1983)18Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op. 20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme19Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 - Chorus: "Hallelujah" (Live)20Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Amazon Original)21Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March22Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26: III. Finale. Allegro energico23Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì24Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice), Wq. 30 / Act 3 - "Che farò senza Euridice?"25Chopin: Waltz No. 6 in D-Flat, Op. 64, No. 1 "Minute"26Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture27Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral" - IVa. Presto28Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace29Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: I. O Fortuna30Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 2 - VI. Waltz II31Debussy: Suite bergamasque, CD 82: III. Clair de lune32Khachaturian: Gayaneh - Sabre Dance33Suppé: Light Cavalry - Overture34Tchaikovsky: _ - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Waltz of the Flowers35Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"36The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in Two Parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth. Introduction. Lento (1921 Version)37Whitacre: Lux Aurumque38O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi39Rhapsody in Blue40Verdi: Requiem - IIa. Dies irae41Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert version / Act 3: The Ride of the Valkyries42Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours43Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 - 3. Marche funèbre (Lento)44Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)45Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation IX. Nimrod46An der schönen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 31447Ave verum Corpus48Piazzolla: Libertango49Má Vlast, JB 1:112: No. 2, Vltava (The Moldau)50Verdi: La traviata, Act I: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi"51Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"52Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam53Giazotto: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor54Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Overture55Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" - III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute. Allegro56Der Freischütz : Overture to Act 157Puccini: Turandot, SC 91, Act III: Nessun dorma!58Mozart: Don Giovanni / Act 2 - "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m'invitasti"59Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)60Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)61Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation No. 18 (Live)62R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 - I. Prelude. Sonnenaufgang63Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I: No. 2, Aria. Largo al factotum64Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z.607 - Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig65Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"661812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 49674 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe-Down. Allegro68Carmen: Prélude69Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: IV. In The Hall Of The Mountain King70Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1, Scene 2: Dance of the Knights71Delibes: The Flower Duet72Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians73Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.2674Norma (1997 Digital Remaster), ACT 1, Scene 1: Casta diva (Norma/Coro)75Tintagel (2007 Remastered Version)76Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis77String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11 No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto78Barber: Adagio For Strings Op. 1179Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Königin der Nacht)80Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee81J. Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 (Live)82Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178 "From the New World": III. Molto vivace83Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: III. Finale. Allegro84Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity85Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: I. Allegro maestoso (Cadenza by Barenboim)86Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Fatto per la Notte di Natale" - II. Allegro87Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626 - I. Introitus. Requiem aeternam88Fauré: Pavane, Op. 5089Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) *: Overture90J. Strauss I: Radetzky March, Op. 228 (Recorded 1966)91String Quartet No. 5: I.92Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 / Act III - Sinfonia "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"93Tannhäuser: Overture94Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo95Offenbach: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld96Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier97Rossini: William Tell - Overture98Suppé: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - Overture99Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"100Guten Abend, gut' Nacht, Op. 49, No. 4