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The Essential Classics Collection

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65
>Brahms, Johannes : Work(s)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne, ballet (music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal)
>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li
>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
>Debussy, Claude : Work(s)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Smetana, Bedrich : Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast no 2), JB 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia Hymn (Finlandia Hymni), for chorus & organ (or harmonium), Op. 113/12
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell, Overture
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Works Details

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Morning Mood
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: Adagio
  • Running Time: 10 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: Adagietto. Sehr langsam
  • Running Time: 9 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: Adagio - Moderato
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: Largo
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Barcarolle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Les Toreadors
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: O Fortuna
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel :: Promenade
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64 :: The Knights' Dance
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Dies Irae
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra :: Introduct
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
  • Running Time: 15 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65
  • Running Time: 10 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819

>Brahms, Johannes : Work(s) :: Hungarian dances
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; Waltz of the Flowers
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne, ballet (music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal) :: Cancan Allegro
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Water Music
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 :: Rondo Allegro vivace
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li
  • Running Time: 9 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1 :: 100
  • Running Time: 13 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1870

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovtsian Dances
  • Running Time: 11 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1848

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque :: Clair de lune
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: Moonlight - Adagio
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Debussy, Claude : Work(s) :: Ballade
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 :: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94 :: Book 2, no 6, Allegretto in A flat major
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1823-28

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 :: Adagio
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Halllujah Chours
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Smetana, Bedrich : Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast no 2), JB 1 :: 112/2
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia Hymn (Finlandia Hymni), for chorus & organ (or harmonium), Op. 113/12
  • Running Time: 9 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1938

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • Notes: Composition written: 1960.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/11/1830.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/11/1830

>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun Dorma!
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Va, pensiero
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetee
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Havanaise (L'amour est un oiseau rebelle)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Vedi! le fosche motturne spoglie
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Liebstod - Mild und leise wie er lachelt
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel di vedremo (One Fine Day)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O Isis und osiris (2)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo sinfonico
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Celeste Aida
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Gloria all'Egitto
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell, Overture
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829