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>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem, K.626
>James Horner / Will Jenni : My Heart Will Go On (Il mio cuore va) (Mon cour survivra pour toi)
>Barry, John : You Only Live Twice
>Williams, John : Star Wars
>Hans Zimmer / Lisa Gerrar : Gladiator
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Shore, Howard [Composer] : Lord of the Rings
>Williams, John : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
>Williams, John : Saving Private Ryan
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento for string trio in E flat 'Puchberg' K.563
>Dukas, Paul : The Sorcerer's Apprentice
>Horner, James : Braveheart
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 13 in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', K.525
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A, K.622
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for 2 keyboards in E flat, K.365/K.316a
>Tárrega, Francisco : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K.200/297c
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat, K.417
>Schubert, Franz : String Quintet in C, D956
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K.550
>Elgar, Edward : Variations on an Original Theme 'Enigma', Op. 36
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 'Unfinished'
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029
>Giazotto, Remo : Adagio in G minor
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, no 12 in B minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons Violin Concerto no 4 in F minor (L'inverno/Winter), RV 297 (Op. 8 no 4)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Handel, George Frideric : Keyboard Suite no 11 in D minor, HWV 437
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G, BWV 1048
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 :: Opening
  • Performer: David Bell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries (concert version)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem, K.626 :: Sequenz
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>James Horner / Will Jenni : My Heart Will Go On (Il mio cuore va) (Mon cour survivra pour toi)
  • Conductor: David Abel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Barry, John : You Only Live Twice :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967

>Williams, John : Star Wars :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Geoff Love
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1977

>Hans Zimmer / Lisa Gerrar : Gladiator :: Suite
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2000

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Act 1. Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Ernest Blanc (Baritone); Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Shore, Howard [Composer] : Lord of the Rings :: Fellowship of the Ring
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2001

>Williams, John : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets :: Fawkes the Phoenix
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Williams, John : Saving Private Ryan :: Hymn to the Fallen
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1998

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento for string trio in E flat 'Puchberg' K.563 :: 3. Menuetto (Allegro)
  • Performers: Gary Hoffman (Cello); Gérard Caussé (Viola); Augustin Dumay (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1788.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788

>Dukas, Paul : The Sorcerer's Apprentice :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897

>Horner, James : Braveheart :: End titles
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1995

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 13 in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', K.525 :: 1. Allegro
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A, K.622 :: 2. Adagio (reconstructed for bassett clarinet)
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Basset Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for 2 keyboards in E flat, K.365/K.316a :: Rondo (Allegro)
  • Performers: Andre Previn (Piano); Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1779.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909) : Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Performer: Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1905

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K.200/297c :: 2. Andantino
  • Performers: James Galway (Flute); Fritz Helmis (Harp)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: dolorosa
  • Performers: Robin Blaze (Countertenor); Lesley Garrett
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat, K.417 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Schubert, Franz : String Quintet in C, D956 :: 2. Adagio (opening)
  • Performer: Laszlo Varga (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 1. Adagio - Moderato (opening)
  • Performer: Robert Cohen (Cello)
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K.550 :: 1. Molto allegro (abbreviated)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Elgar, Edward : Variations on an Original Theme 'Enigma', Op. 36 :: 9. Nimrod
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 'Unfinished' :: 1. Allegro moderato (opening)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1822

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 13 in G 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', K.525 :: 4. Rondo (Allegro)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20 :: Act 2. 10. Scène
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32 :: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (conclusion)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67 :: Sinfonia. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 :: 2. Fugue
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo ma non tanto (opening)
  • Performers: Christian Ferras (Violin); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589 :: Gloria in excelsis
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029 :: 2. Adagio (opening)
  • Performers: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord); Jordi Savall (Vielle)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Giazotto, Remo : Adagio in G minor :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425 :: 1. [Allegro]
  • Performer: André Saint-Clivier (Mandolin)
  • Conductor: Louis Auriacombe
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Maria Tipo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, no 12 in B minor :: 3. Larghetto e piano
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons Violin Concerto no 4 in F minor (L'inverno/Winter), RV 297 (Op. 8 no 4) :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Keyboard Suite no 11 in D minor, HWV 437 :: Sarabande (opening)
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2. Largo
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G, BWV 1048 :: 1. [Allegro]
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Hallelujah (chorus
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741