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>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano, film score
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man"
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Brahms, Johannes : Liebeslieder waltz no 15 for piano, 4 hands in A flat major, Op. 52a/15
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor,
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 38 in F sharp minor, Op. 59/3, CT. 88
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Welsh Traditional : Suo Gân (Lullaby), song
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ode to Joy (An die Freude) (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
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Works Details

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air 'on the G string'
  • Conductor: Owain Hughes
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 :: Lacrimosa
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 2. Adagio sostenuto (opening)
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Ensemble: Camerata Lysy Gstaad
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Piano, film score :: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / Promise
  • Conductor: Michael Nyman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1992

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performers: Izzy (Soprano); Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 1. Adagio - Moderato (opening)
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Act 2. no 10. Swan Theme
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: 4. Adagietto (conclusion)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 2. Adagio sostenuto (extract)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Jenkins, Karl : A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man" :: A Mass for Peace, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Paul Beniston (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: Verses 1-4 and 17-20
  • Performers: Timothy Beasley-Murray (Treble); Gerald Finley (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Brahms, Johannes : Liebeslieder waltz no 15 for piano, 4 hands in A flat major, Op. 52a/15
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1874

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: 1. Allegro
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performer: Giulio Franzetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: Soloists of La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (Soloi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro :: (Conclusion)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 3. Nessun dorma!
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé, opera :: Act 1. Dome epais (Flower Duet)
  • Performers: Natalie Dessay (Soprano); Delphine Haidan (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 :: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening)
  • Performer: Horacio Gutierrez (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue :: (Opening)
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performers: Julia Thornton (Harp); Fabio Zanon (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor,
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Act 1. Casta diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Act 3. Canzonetta sull'aria
  • Performers: Anna Moffo; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: René Challan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 38 in F sharp minor, Op. 59/3, CT. 88
  • Performer: Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a :: Allegro moderato
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nigel Kennedy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 :: 1. Allegro moderato
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Act 4. Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour
  • Performers: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Act 1. Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Ernest Blanc (Baritone); Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (c
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: John McGlinn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 1. Allegro molto moderato (opening)
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Act 3. Va, pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Welsh Traditional : Suo Gân (Lullaby), song
  • Performers: Izzy (Soprano); Paul Prenen (Piano); Julia Thornton (Harp)
  • Conductor: Erno Olah
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 1. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habañera)
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9) :: Aria
  • Performer: Maria Tipo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra :: (opening,
  • Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: Montagues and Capulets
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: The Ride of the Valkyries
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Giulio Franzetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: Soloists of La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra (Soloi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Act 2. no 13. Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Act 1. Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Overture
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera :: Act 1. Valse de Juliette. Ah! je veux vivre Juliette
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Brindisi)
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49 :: (Conclusion)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ode to Joy (An die Freude) (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)
  • Performer: James Morris
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741