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50 Great Classical Pieces

Unforgettable moments from all flavors of classical music.

50 songs (4 hours and 41 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Amazon Original)
Joshua Bell - Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Amazon Original)
4:54
2
Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
6:14
3
An der schonen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
Strauss Festival Orchestra - Strauss II: Most Famous Waltzes
9:27
4
Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert version / Act 3 - The Ride of the Valkyries
National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Antal Doráti & Richard Wagner - Twilight Of The Gods: The Essential Wagner Collection
5:06
5
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio (Live)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies
8:35
6
Four Seasons, Op.8 (1987 - Remaster), Spring: Allegro
Itzhak Perlman/London Philharmonic Orchestra & Antonio Vivaldi - Vivaldi : The Four Seasons etc
3:22
7
The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in Two Parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth. Introduction. Lento
Leonard Bernstein - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & Suite from "The Firebird" [Expanded Edition]
3:20
8
J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869 - 1. Prelude in C Major, BWV 846
Lang Lang - Piano Book
2:19
9
Pachelbel: Canon And Gigue In D Major - Arr. Max Seiffert
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Frank Maus - Albinoni: Adagio in G minor / Pachelbel: Canon
7:09
10
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 - "Choral" - 4a. Presto
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: The Symphonies
6:22
11
Cello Suite #1 In G, Prelude
Yo-Yo Ma & Johann Sebastian Bach - Nuit Classique
2:23
12
Handel: 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 - Handel: Messiah
3:38
13
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14 / Act 2 - No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
6:24
14
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
3:51
15
Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera)
Maria Callas/Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris/Georges Prêtre - Bizet: Carmen
4:18
16
St. John's Night on Bald Mountain, "A Night on the Bare Mountain" (arr. N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
10:57
17
Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"
Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Pavarotti The 50 Greatest Tracks
2:23
18
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75 - 3. Clair de lune
Lang Lang - Piano Book
6:47
19
Delibes: The Flower Duet
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis - Katherine Jenkins: The Ultimate Collection / Standard Edition
3:50
20
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites; Holberg Suites; Piano Concerto
2:09
21
Schubert: Ave Maria, D. 839
Renée Fleming, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andreas Delfs & Franz Schubert - The Art Of Renée Fleming
4:18
22
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176: Einleitung —
Gary Bertini - Strauss, R.: Also Sprach Zarathustra / Burleske
1:44
23
1812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 49
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Orchestra & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Marche Slave; Romeo and Juliet; Capriccio Italien; Hamlet [Expanded Edition]
15:30
24
Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - 1. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff - Orff: Carmina Burana
2:36
25
Holst: The Planets, Op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit - Holst: The Planets
8:01
26
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - 2. Air
Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter & Johann Sebastian Bach - Sleep: 111 Pieces Of Classical Music For Bedtime
5:44
27
Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein & Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue & An American in Paris - Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
16:24
28
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini - Nessun Dorma - Puccini's Greatest Arias
3:00
29
Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Rossini: Complete Overtures
11:03
30
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Nimrod
Maria Kliegel - Elgar (The Best Of)
3:47
31
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme
Mstislav Rostropóvich - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites (Swan Lake; The Sleeping Beauty; The Nutcraker)
3:05
32
String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto
Budapest Strings - Chamber Music (Romantic 19Th Century) - Schubert, F. / Weber, C.M. Von / Spohr, L. / Brahms, J. / Grieg, E. / Schumann, R. / Boccherini, L.
3:35
33
Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1 Lent et douloureux
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Erik Satie: The Complete Solo Piano Music
3:39
34
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 In E Minor, Op.95, B. 178 "From The New World" - 3. Molto vivace
Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Dvorák: Symphony No.9 , Op.95, B. 178 "From the New World" / Smetana: The Moldau
8:36
35
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"
Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Volksopernorchester & Leone Magiera - Pavarotti The 50 Greatest Tracks
2:50
36
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (version for orchestra): Hungarian Dance No. 5
Istvan Bogar - LISTEN, LEARN AND GROW: Playtime Fun and Games
2:15
37
Verdi: La Traviata / Act 1 - Libiamo ne'lieti calici
Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra & Carlos Kleiber - Verdi: La Traviata
2:55
38
Mozart: 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 - Mozart: Requiem
5:03
39
Handel: Water Music Suite in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & George Frideric Handel - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks; Water Music Suites
4:03
40
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F Major, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies
5:21
41
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
Ganassi, Sonia - Rossini: The Barber of Seville (Highlights)
6:43
42
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VII. Finale
Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & Suite from "The Firebird" [Expanded Edition]
3:27
43
Chopin: Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin - Chopin: Favourite Piano Works
1:55
44
4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: 4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe Down
London Symphony Orchestra & Aaron Copland - The Copland Collection: Orchestral & Ballet Works 1936-1948
3:31
45
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)
Chanticleer - Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas
7:32
46
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace
Takako Nishizaki - BACH, J.S. / VIVALDI: Violin Concertos
4:00
47
Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
Leone Buyse, The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams & Gabriel Fauré - Pops In Love
6:28
48
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 (cadenzas Barenboim) : I. Allegro maestoso [1986 Remastered Version]
Daniel Barenboim/English Chamber Orchestra & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: The Complete Piano Concertos
14:35
49
Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre & Eric Whitacre Singers - Light & Gold
4:15
50
Má Vlast, JB 1:112: No. 2, Vltava (The Moldau)
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra & Theodore Kuchar - Smetana: Má Vlast. Complete Orchestral Works
11:39