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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>     Allegro
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major (The Well-Tempered Clavier)
>     Prelude
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>     Air
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>     Spring
>     Summer
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sopranino Flute Concerto in C major
>     Largo
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Lute Concerto in D major
>     Largo
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Act 2. Lascia ch'io pianga
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major
>     Alla Hornpipe
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>     Act 1. Ombra mai fu
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Hallelujah Chorus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine kleine Nachtmusik
>     Allegro
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major
>     Andante
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute
>     Act 2. Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major
>     Rondo alla Turca
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, "Fate"
>     Allegro con brio
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata
>     Adagio sostenuto
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor "Choral"
>     An die Freude
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet in A major "The Trout"
>     Thema con variazioni (Die Forelle)
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor "Unfinished"
>     Allegro moderato
>Schubert, Franz : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E-flat major
>     Andante con moto
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B minor
>     Funeral March
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Brahms, Johannes : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major
>     Allegro con brio
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major
>     Poco allegretto
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>     Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1
>     Morning Mood
>     In the Hall of the Mountain King
>Grieg, Edvard : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor
>     Allegro molto moderato
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Debussy, Claude : Syrinx
>Debussy, Claude : Two Arabesques
>     Arabesque no 1
>Schumann, Robert : Childhood Scenes
>     Dreaming
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor
>     Nicht zu schnell (attacca)
>Schumann, Robert : Carnaval no 12 ("Chopin") for piano, Op. 9/12
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor
>     Allegro affetuoso
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>     March
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B-flat minor
>     Allegro non troppo
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite
>     Scène
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major (The Well-Tempered Clavier)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sopranino Flute Concerto in C major
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Lute Concerto in D major
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine kleine Nachtmusik
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, "Fate"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor "Choral"
>Schubert, Franz : Quintet in A major "The Trout"
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor "Unfinished"
>Schubert, Franz : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E-flat major
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B minor
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
>Brahms, Johannes : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1
>Grieg, Edvard : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Debussy, Claude : Syrinx
>Debussy, Claude : Two Arabesques
>Schumann, Robert : Childhood Scenes
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor
>Schumann, Robert : Carnaval no 12 ("Chopin") for piano, Op. 9/12
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B-flat minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 :: Allegro
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major (The Well-Tempered Clavier) :: Prelude
  • Performer: Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 :: Air
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Spring
  • Conductor: Nils-Erik Sparf
  • Ensemble: Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sopranino Flute Concerto in C major :: Largo
  • Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Summer
  • Conductor: Nils-Erik Sparf
  • Ensemble: Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Lute Concerto in D major :: Largo
  • Performer: Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Act 2. Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performer: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Shigeo Genda
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major :: Alla Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Bohdan Warchal
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes :: Act 1. Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Shigeo Genda
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine kleine Nachtmusik :: Allegro
  • Ensemble: Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major :: Andante
  • Performer: Finghin Collins (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute :: Act 2. Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen
  • Performer: Maszella Holzapfel (Voice)
  • Conductor: Klaus Arp
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major :: Rondo alla Turca
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Roland Pöntinen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, "Fate" :: Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata :: Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor "Choral" :: An die Freude
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824

>Schubert, Franz : Quintet in A major "The Trout" :: Thema con variazioni (Die Forelle)
  • Ensemble: Arion Trio
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1819

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor "Unfinished" :: Allegro moderato
  • Conductor: Anton Nanut
  • Running Time: 13 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1822

>Schubert, Franz : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E-flat major :: Andante con moto
  • Ensemble: Arion Trio
  • Running Time: 10 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 11/1827

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Finghin Collins (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Dubravka Tomsic (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B minor :: Funeral March
  • Performer: Vitalij Margulis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Freddy Kempf (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Brahms, Johannes : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major :: Allegro con brio
  • Ensemble: Pro Arte
  • Running Time: 14 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major :: Poco allegretto
  • Conductor: Eduardo Marturet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1 :: Morning Mood
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1 :: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34
  • Conductor: Magnus Ericsson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1880.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor :: Allegro molto moderato
  • Performer: Eva Knardahl (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kjell Ingebretsen
  • Running Time: 13 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Conductor: Loic Bertrand
  • Running Time: 10 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
  • Performer: Finghin Collins (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Debussy, Claude : Syrinx
  • Performer: Jadwiga Kotnowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Debussy, Claude : Two Arabesques :: Arabesque no 1
  • Performer: Peter Schmalfuss (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1891

>Schumann, Robert : Childhood Scenes :: Dreaming
  • Performer: Roland Pöntinen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor :: Nicht zu schnell (attacca)
  • Performer: Torleif Thedeen (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lev Markiz
  • Notes: Composition written: 1850.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1850

>Schumann, Robert : Carnaval no 12 ("Chopin") for piano, Op. 9/12
  • Performer: Freddy Kempf (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833-1835

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor :: Allegro affetuoso
  • Performer: Shoko Sugitani (Piano)
  • Conductor: Gerard Oskamp
  • Running Time: 16 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: March
  • Conductor: Heribert Beissel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B-flat minor :: Allegro non troppo
  • Performer: John Lill (Piano)
  • Conductor: James Judd
  • Running Time: 20 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite :: Scène
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 16 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880