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>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian dances for orchestra
>     Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Art of Fugue
>     Contrapunctus IX, a 4, alla Duodecima
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings in C sharp minor, Op. 131
>     2. Allegro molto vivace
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21, K. 467
>     2. Andante
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 24 in D minor, Op. 28/24, CT. 189
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
>     Voi che sapete
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 3 in G major, Op. 28/3, CT. 168
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2, BWV 1067
>     Badinerie
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem Op. 48
>     Pie Jesu
>Debussy, Claude : Preludes 1
>     Ce qu'a vu le vent de l'ouest
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Havanaise)
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>     Overture
>     I am easily assimilated
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem K. 626
>     Lacrimosa
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>     Danse sacrale (L'Élue)
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>     Canción del amor dolido
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine
>     O paradise dall' onde uscito
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, RV 325
>     2. Largo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     E lucevan le stelle
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 2
>     Les Toréadors
>Gould, Morton : Boogie Woogie Etude
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>     Di quella pira
>Traditional, Russian : Wjetschernij dzwon (Abendglocken) (Evening Bells)
>Pipó, Antonio Ruiz : Estancias
>     Danza del trigo
>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 4, Sz. 91
>     4. Allegretto pizzicato
>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
>     Der Lindenbaum
>     Der Leiermann
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>     1. Prelude
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>     Sanctus
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G major
>     4. Finale
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>     Il segreto per esser felici
>Rosenmüller, Johann : Vespro della Beata Vergine
>     Deus in adiutorium / Domine ad adiuvandum
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major "Les adieux", Op. 81a
>     3. Das Wiedersehen
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>     The Old Castle
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Well-Tempered Clavier
>     Prelude in C major, BWV 846
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 16 in B flat major, K. 421
>     3. Allegretto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 15 in D minor, K. 421
>     3. Minuetto. Allegretto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042
>     3. Allegro assai
>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
>Gershwin, George : Porgy & Bess
>     It Ain't Necessarily So
>Strauss, Richard : Vier letzte Lieder
>     Frühling
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23
>     Morning Mood
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>     O Fortuna
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>     O had I Jubal's Lyre
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 8
>     3. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin in G major, Op. 30, no 3
>     3. Allegro vivace
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>     1. Allegro con brio
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen Op. 15
>     Träumerei
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
>     2. Canzonetta
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>     Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 1 in D major "Classical" Op. 25
>     4. Finale. Molto vivace
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le Carnaval des animaux
>     Le cygne
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation"
>     2. Allegro vivace
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"
>     2. Andante
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Debussy, Claude : Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10
>     2. Scherzo. Assez vif et bien rhythmé
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>     Marche au suppice
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Sorochintsy Fair
>     Hopak
>Sacchini, Antonio : Dardanus
>     Tambourins 1 & 2
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
>     3. Valse. Allegro moderato
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     E strano... Sempre libera
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Etude-caprice for 2 violins in E major, Op. 18/5
>Liszt, Franz : 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S139/R2b
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 7
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
>     Scene 10
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>     Una furtive lagrima
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Violin in E minor, K. 304
>     2. Tempo di minuetto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>     Deh vieni, non tardar
>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major "Spring - La primavera", RV 269 (from Le quattro stagioni)
>     1. Allegro
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Strauss, Richard : Capriccio, Op. 85
>     Mondscheinmusik
>Morlacchi, Francesco : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>     Largo al factotum
>Widor, Charles-Marie : Organ Symphony no 5, Op. 42, no 1
>     Toccata
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>     Wie Todesahnung ... O du, mein holder Abendstern
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>     Dona nobis pacem
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11
>     1. Intermezzo
>Glazunov, Alexander : Chant du menestrel for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 71
>Schumann, Robert : Fruhlingsfahrt ("Es zogen zwei rust'ge Gesellen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 45/2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
>     3. Scherzo. Allegro molto
>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a)
>     Alleluia
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>     Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550
>     4. Finale. Allegro vivace
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Lo spazzacamino, song for voice & piano
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Songs of Travel
>     The Vagabond
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     Prelude to Act 3
>Golijov, Osvaldo : Ayre
>     Nanni
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Questa o quella
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
>     3. Courante
>Ligeti, György : Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto no 4 in F major, HWV 292
>     1. Allegro
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ich liebe dich, WoO 123
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Six Chorales of Diverse Kinds ("Schubler" Chorales)
>     Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Chôro no 1 for Guitar
>Salzedo, Carlos : Song in the Night
>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu no 4 in A flat major, D899, Op. 90, no 4

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian dances for orchestra
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Art of Fugue
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings in C sharp minor, Op. 131
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21, K. 467
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 24 in D minor, Op. 28/24, CT. 189
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 3 in G major, Op. 28/3, CT. 168
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2, BWV 1067
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem Op. 48
>Debussy, Claude : Preludes 1
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem K. 626
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, RV 325
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 2
>Gould, Morton : Boogie Woogie Etude
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Traditional, Russian : Wjetschernij dzwon (Abendglocken) (Evening Bells)
>Pipó, Antonio Ruiz : Estancias
>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 4, Sz. 91
>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G major
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>Rosenmüller, Johann : Vespro della Beata Vergine
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major "Les adieux", Op. 81a
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Well-Tempered Clavier
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 16 in B flat major, K. 421
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 15 in D minor, K. 421
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042
>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
>Gershwin, George : Porgy & Bess
>Strauss, Richard : Vier letzte Lieder
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 8
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin in G major, Op. 30, no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen Op. 15
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 1 in D major "Classical" Op. 25
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le Carnaval des animaux
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation"
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Debussy, Claude : Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Sorochintsy Fair
>Sacchini, Antonio : Dardanus
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Etude-caprice for 2 violins in E major, Op. 18/5
>Liszt, Franz : 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S139/R2b
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 7
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Violin in E minor, K. 304
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major "Spring - La primavera", RV 269 (from Le quattro stagioni)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Strauss, Richard : Capriccio, Op. 85
>Morlacchi, Francesco : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Widor, Charles-Marie : Organ Symphony no 5, Op. 42, no 1
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11
>Glazunov, Alexander : Chant du menestrel for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 71
>Schumann, Robert : Fruhlingsfahrt ("Es zogen zwei rust'ge Gesellen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 45/2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Lo spazzacamino, song for voice & piano
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Songs of Travel
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Golijov, Osvaldo : Ayre
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
>Ligeti, György : Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto no 4 in F major, HWV 292
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ich liebe dich, WoO 123
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Six Chorales of Diverse Kinds ("Schubler" Chorales)
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Chôro no 1 for Guitar
>Salzedo, Carlos : Song in the Night
>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu no 4 in A flat major, D899, Op. 90, no 4
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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian dances for orchestra :: Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Art of Fugue :: Contrapunctus IX, a 4, alla Duodecima
  • Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings in C sharp minor, Op. 131 :: 2. Allegro molto vivace
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1826

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21, K. 467 :: 2. Andante
  • Conductor: Géza Anda
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 24 in D minor, Op. 28/24, CT. 189
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 :: Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 3 in G major, Op. 28/3, CT. 168
  • Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2, BWV 1067 :: Badinerie
  • Performer: Jean Soldan (Flute)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Baumgartner
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem Op. 48 :: Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Kathleen Battle
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Debussy, Claude : Preludes 1 :: Ce qu'a vu le vent de l'ouest
  • Performer: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Havanaise)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide :: Overture
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1989

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem K. 626 :: Lacrimosa
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
  • Performers: Justus Zeyen (Piano); Measha Brueggergosman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps :: Danse sacrale (L'Élue)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo :: Canción del amor dolido
  • Performer: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1915

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine :: O paradise dall' onde uscito
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, RV 325 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 2 :: Les Toréadors
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Gould, Morton : Boogie Woogie Etude
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Performers: Walter Gullino (Tenor); Rosalind Plowright (Soprano); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Traditional, Russian : Wjetschernij dzwon (Abendglocken) (Evening Bells)
  • Performer: André Bielecki (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gerge Jaroff
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.

>Antonio Ruiz Pipó (1934 - 1997) : Estancias :: Danza del trigo
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Quartet for Strings no 4, Sz. 91 :: 4. Allegretto pizzicato
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 :: Der Lindenbaum
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Gerald Moore
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1827

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 :: 1. Prelude
  • Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 88 in G major :: 4. Finale
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Notes: Composition written: 1787.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1787

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Il segreto per esser felici
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Roberto Abbado
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833

>Johann Rosenmüller (1619 - 1684) : Vespro della Beata Vergine :: Deus in adiutorium / Domine ad adiuvandum
  • Performer: Nigel Robson (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 16th Century

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major "Les adieux", Op. 81a :: 3. Das Wiedersehen
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: The Old Castle
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Well-Tempered Clavier :: Prelude in C major, BWV 846
  • Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 16 in B flat major, K. 421 :: 3. Allegretto
  • Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 15 in D minor, K. 421 :: 3. Minuetto. Allegretto
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 :: 3. Allegro assai
  • Performer: Hilary Hahn (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1730

>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
  • Performers: Sebastian Knauer (Piano); Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 10/01/1835

>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1889

>Gershwin, George : Porgy & Bess :: It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Performers: Emanuel Bay (Piano); Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 :: Der Leiermann
  • Performers: Michael Raucheisen (Piano); Hans Hotter (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1827

>Strauss, Richard : Vier letzte Lieder :: Frühling
  • Performer: Gundula Janowitz
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23 :: Morning Mood
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 9 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua :: O had I Jubal's Lyre
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 8 :: 3. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin in G major, Op. 30, no 3 :: 3. Allegro vivace
  • Performers: Martha Argerich (Piano); Gidon Kremer (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1801-02.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801-1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen Op. 15 :: Träumerei
  • Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12 :: 2. Canzonetta
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/14/1829

>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide :: I am easily assimilated
  • Performer: Christa Ludwig
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1989

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
  • Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 1 in D major "Classical" Op. 25 :: 4. Finale. Molto vivace
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Le Carnaval des animaux :: Le cygne
  • Performer: Mischa Maisky (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation" :: 2. Allegro vivace
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 05/12/1830

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" :: 2. Andante
  • Performers: Antonio Meneses (Cello); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Conductor: Paul McCreesh
  • Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Debussy, Claude : Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10 :: 2. Scherzo. Assez vif et bien rhythmé
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1893

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 :: Marche au suppice
  • Conductor: Yuri Markevitch
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 04/1830

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Sorochintsy Fair :: Hopak
  • Performer: Nathan Milstein (Violin)
  • Conductor: Georges Pludermacher
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874-1880

>Sacchini, Antonio : Dardanus :: Tambourins 1 & 2
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1784

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
  • Performer: Shlomo Mintz (Violin)
  • Conductor: Clifford Benson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 :: 3. Valse. Allegro moderato
  • Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: E strano... Sempre libera
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Etude-caprice for 2 violins in E major, Op. 18/5
  • Performers: Igor Oistrakh (Violin); David Oistrakh (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862

>Liszt, Franz : 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S139/R2b
  • Performer: Alice Ott (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 7
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1619

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20 :: Scene 10
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
  • Performer: Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtive lagrima
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Violin in E minor, K. 304 :: 2. Tempo di minuetto
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Notes: Composition written: 1778.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Deh vieni, non tardar
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Liszt, Franz : Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major "Spring - La primavera", RV 269 (from Le quattro stagioni) :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Simon Standage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  • Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Strauss, Richard : Capriccio, Op. 85 :: Mondscheinmusik
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940-41.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Morlacchi, Francesco : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Hermann Prey
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1815-1816

>Widor, Charles-Marie : Organ Symphony no 5, Op. 42, no 1 :: Toccata
  • Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Wie Todesahnung ... O du, mein holder Abendstern
  • Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Dona nobis pacem
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Sibelius, Jean : Karelia Suite, Op. 11 :: 1. Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Glazunov, Alexander : Chant du ménestrel for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 71
  • Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900

>Schumann, Robert : Frühlingsfahrt ("Es zogen zwei rüst'ge Gesellen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 45/2
  • Performers: Sebastian Peschko (Piano); Heinrich Schlusnus (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" :: 3. Scherzo. Allegro molto
  • Performers: Carl Seemann (Piano); Wolfgang Schneiderhan (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Schubert, Franz : Frühlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2
  • Performers: Irmgard Seefried (Soprano); Erik Werba (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Francisco Tárrega (Composer) (1852 - 1909) : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Andrés Segovia (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a) :: Alleluia
  • Performer: Maria Stader (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1773

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  • Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ion Marin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
  • Performer: Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 :: 4. Finale. Allegro vivace
  • Conductor: Richard Strauss
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Lo spazzacamino, song for voice & piano
  • Performer: Rita Streich (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Gaebel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Songs of Travel :: The Vagabond
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel
  • Conductor: Malcolm Martineau
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901-1904

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Prelude to Act 3
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Golijov, Osvaldo : Ayre :: Nanni
  • Performer: Dawn Upshaw
  • Ensemble: Andalucian Dogs
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Questa o quella
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Daniele Callegari
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 :: 3. Courante
  • Performer: Jian Wang (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>György Ligeti (Composer) (1923 - 2006) : Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2
  • Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1988-1994

>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto no 4 in F major, HWV 292 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Eduard Müller (Organ)
  • Conductor: August Wenzinger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ich liebe dich, WoO 123
  • Performers: Hubert Giesen (Piano); Fritz Wunderlich
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1795

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Six Chorales of Diverse Kinds ("Schübler" Chorales) :: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
  • Performer: Helmut Walcha (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Chôro no 1 for Guitar
  • Performer: Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Carlos Salzédo (Composer) (1885 - 1961) : Song in the Night
  • Performer: Nicanor Zabaleta (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921-1953

>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim (Piano); Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu no 4 in A flat major, D899, Op. 90, no 4
  • Performer: Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827