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The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever

Year

2012

Language

ENGLISH

Duration

9h 16m 59s

Performers

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Zoltan Kocsis, London Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy, San Francisco Symphony, Jorge Bolet, Daniel Chorzempa, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Arrau, Wilhelm Kempff, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Dame Joan Sutherland, Wiener Staatsopernchor, King's College Choir, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Kiri Te Kanawa, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Timothy Hutchins, Martin Haselbock, Bernadette Greevy, Saul Quirke, The English Concert, Radu Lupu, Alan Loveday, Andras Schiff, Albrecht Mayer, Lynne Dawson, I Musici, Nicola Benedetti, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Allan Schiller, John Alldis Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexandre Lagoya, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Kirsten Flagstad, Martti Talvela, Ernst Senff Chor, Elly Ameling, Elin Manahan Thomas, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mitsuko Uchida, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Iona Brown, Pepe Romero, Renee Fleming, Reinbert De Leeuw, Pierre Fournier, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Julian Lloyd Webber, Anne Martindale Williams, Erez Ofer, London Symphony Chorus, Julius Katchen, Andreas Scholl, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir

Publication Information

Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

Songs

1 Adagio For Strings, Op.11 00:08:43
2 1. Allegro con brio 00:07:57
3 Debussy: Deux Arabesques L. 66 - No. 1 Andante con moto 00:03:57
4 The Ride Of The Valkyries 00:05:09
5 Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" - 9. Nimrod (Adagio) (Live) 00:04:11
6 Pachelbel: Canon in D, P. 37 00:04:31
7 Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune 00:05:51
8 Beethoven: Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" (Live) 00:03:00
9 Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 - Prelude to Act 4 (Morning mood) 00:04:17
10 Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No. 1, Lent et douloureux 00:03:11
11 Liebestraum No.3 in A flat, S.541 No.3 00:04:57
12 J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Toccata 00:03:27
13 No.10 Scène (Moderato) 00:02:55
14 Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat, Op. 9 No. 2 00:04:49
15 No.2 In G Minor, Op.79 00:07:14
16 Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - 2b. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy 00:01:48
17 Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" - Theme (Andante) 00:01:38
18 Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais (Flower Duet) 00:06:07
19 J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 00:07:58
20 Zadok The Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1, HWV 258) 00:05:55
21 The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee 00:01:21
22 Boléro, M.81 (Excerpt) 00:05:18
23 Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48 - 4. Pie Jesu 00:03:46
24 "Va, pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) 00:04:48
25 Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F, HWV 348 - 5. Air 00:03:36
26 Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50 00:08:17
27 Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L.86 00:10:43
28 Verdi: Rigoletto / Act III - La donna è mobile 00:03:09
29 Giazotto: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor (Arr. Giazotto) 00:06:38
30 Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 in D Major, Op.39, No.1 00:06:36
31 Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2 - "Lascia ch'io pianga" 00:04:52
32 Allegri: Miserere 00:11:18
33 Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba 00:03:10
34 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" - II. Introduzione (Adagio molto) 00:04:40
35 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro 00:05:04
36 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269 "La primavera" - 1. Allegro 00:03:14
37 Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269 "La primavera" - 3. Allegro 00:04:40
38 J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Aria da Capo 00:03:54
39 R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176 - Einleitung 00:02:01
40 La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (From 24 Preludes, L. 117) 00:02:41
41 No.5 Cavatina: "Una voce poco fa" - "Io sono docile" 00:06:30
42 Orff: Carmina Burana - 3. Cour d'amours - "In trutina" 00:02:39
43 4. Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity 00:07:19
44 J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 - 3. Allegro 00:05:14
45 Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113 - 6. Golliwogg's Cakewalk 00:02:55
46 In The Hall Of The Mountain King 00:02:30
47 Méditation from Thaïs 00:05:35
48 Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - Overture 00:07:25
49 Debussy: Valse romantique, L. 71 00:04:03
50 Sequentia: Lacrimosa 00:04:13
51 Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - I. Allegro 00:05:48
52 Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - II. Romance (Andante) 00:06:08
53 Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - IV. Rondo (Allegro) 00:03:04
54 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 (Third Movement - Rondo alla turca) 00:03:14
55 Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - No. 42 "Hallelujah" 00:04:04
56 Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor 00:02:12
57 Lagoya: Danses espagnolas sur les motifs de l'opéra Carmen de Georges Bizet - 2. Habanera 00:03:47
58 J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - II. Air 00:05:47
59 Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture 00:03:58
60 J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben Cantata, BWV 147 - Jesu joy of man's desiring 00:06:11
61 2b. Tuba mirum - 2c. Mors Stupebit 00:03:03
62 Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. Dies irae 00:02:43
63 Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2 (Live) 00:06:44
64 Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 00:05:59
65 Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World" - II. Largo 00:11:07
66 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" - I. Adagio sostenuto 00:06:11
67 Schubert: Ave Maria, D. 839 00:05:48
68 Purcell: When I Am Laid In Earth (Dido's Lament) (Album Version) 00:04:48
69 2. Venus, The Bringer Of Peace 00:08:23
70 Mozart: Symphony No. 40 In G Minor, K.550 - 1. Molto allegro 00:09:36
71 Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte, M.19 00:05:55
72 Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22 - 1. Moderato 00:04:36
73 Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899 - No. 4 in A-Flat Major: Allegretto 00:08:11
74 Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - Act 1 - 19. Balcony Scene 00:03:14
75 Rhapsody In Blue 00:13:52
76 Nessun dorma! 00:03:01
77 J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor, BWV 232 / Credo - Et resurrexit 00:04:20
78 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 In A, Op. 92 - 2. Allegretto 00:07:44
79 Brahms: Symphony No. 4 In E Minor, Op. 98 - 1. Allegro non troppo 00:13:04
80 Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending 00:15:28
81 2. Adagio 00:11:33
82 Sospiri, Op.70 00:04:54
83 Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - 2. Aquarium 00:02:07
84 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, H 48 - IV. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo) 00:06:52
85 Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro 00:02:55
86 Satie: Gnossiennes - No. 1 - Lent 00:05:39
87 Handel: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 - 12. Alla Hornpipe 00:03:18
88 The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal's Cave), MWV P 7 00:10:46
89 J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - I. Prélude 00:02:51
90 Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25 / Part 1 - "Help, Lord! Wilt Thou quite destroy us?" 00:03:53
91 Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 - III. Adagio 00:05:21
92 Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - Le Cygne 00:03:14
93 Shostakovich: The Gadfly, Op. 97 - 3. Youth (Romance) 00:03:01
94 Borodin: Prince Igor, Act II - Polovtsian Dances and Chorus 00:13:41
95 13. Dance Of The Knights 00:05:41
96 Liszt: Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141 - No. 3, La campanella 00:05:10
97 Beethoven: Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89 00:05:07
98 Gounod: Ave Maria 00:02:49
99 Purcell: Oedipus - Music For A While, Z583 00:04:15
100 Panis Angelicus, Op.12 00:04:04
101 Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812, Op. 49 - Choral version, edited by Andrew Cornall - Ouverture solennelle "1812", Op. 49 - Choral Version 00:16:04

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