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100 Classical Masterworks - Strauss, Grieg, Mozart, Verdi, Bach, Beethoven, Rodrigo, Bizet, Prokofiev, Brahms et al. / Various Artists - Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, Herbert von Karajan et al.

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23, incidental music
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G, K.525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Offenbach, Jacques : Orphée aux enfers
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
>Smetana, Bedrich : Vltava
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E, Op. 8/1, R.269 La Primavera
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 Moonlight
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro, M.81
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaité parisienne
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Berlioz, Hector : La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K. 626
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C (WTC, Book 1, no 1), BWV 846
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Debussy, Claude : Suite Bergamasque, L. 75
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C, K. 467
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Le Coucou, rondeau for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, Suite no 3)
>Falla, Manuel de : El Amor Brujo
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Delila
>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Les cygnes, for 2 voices & orchestra with chorus ad lib
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, transcription for orchestra, Op. 34/14
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Schumann, Robert : Waldszenen, Op. 82
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse, HWV 40
>Handel, George Frideric : The Messiah, HWV 56
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayane
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G, BWV 1007
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue in D major
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Trumpet in E flat, H. 7e/1
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody In Blue
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550
>Giazotto, Remo : Adagio for Strings
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
>Anonymous : Jeux interdits
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp in C major, K. 299
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A, K. 331
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 23
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Mahler, Gustav : Adagietto
>Cutting, Francis : Divisions on "Greensleeves"
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum, H. 146
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Asturias (Leyenda), instrumental arrangement after Suite española no 1, Op. 47/5
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne Suite no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 Choral
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>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 :: Einleitung
  • Performer: Lorin Maazel
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23, incidental music :: 13. Morning Mood
  • Performer: Neeme Järvi
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G, K.525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Herbert Karajan
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie (Anvil Chorus)
  • Performer: Carlo Giulini
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Offenbach, Jacques : Orphée aux enfers :: Can-Can
  • Performer: Lorin Maazel
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068 :: 2. Air
  • Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Smetana, Bedrich : Vltava :: Exceprt
  • Performer: Rafael Kubelik
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 :: 4. Allegro con fuoco
  • Performer: Rafael Kubelik
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances :: no 5 in G Minor
  • Performer: John Gardiner
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
  • Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E, Op. 8/1, R.269 La Primavera :: 1. Allegro [Live]
  • Performer: Isaac Stern (Violin)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 :: 3. Poco allegretto
  • Performer: Herbert Karajan
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 Moonlight :: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Performer: Irina Saizewa (Piano)
  • Conductor: Julij Rejentowitsch
  • Ensemble: Bolshoi Theater Violin Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 :: 3. Rondo à la clochette, 'La campanella'
  • Performer: Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1826

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
  • Performer: John Gardiner
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Notes: Composition written: 1883.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March" :: 3. Marche funèbre (Lento)
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris :: Excerpt
  • Performer: James Levine
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro, M.81 :: Excerpt
  • Performer: Seiji Ozawa
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: Allegro con brio [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Lorin Maazel
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 :: 13. Dance of the Knights
  • Performer: Seiji Ozawa
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Odon Alonso
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Havanaise)
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaité parisienne :: Barcarolle
  • Performer: Seiji Ozawa
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performers: Bengt Forsberg (Piano); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Christer Thorvaldsson (Violin)
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: no 2 Cavatina. Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Hermann Prey
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Berlioz, Hector : La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 :: Marche hongroise
  • Performer: Igor Markevitch
  • Conductor: Igor Markevitch
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Performer: Ferenc Fricsay (Conch Shell)
  • Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1848

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 :: Alla Hornpipe
  • Performer: Rafael Kubelik
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: 3. Valse des fleurs (Tempo di Valse)
  • Performer: Herbert Karajan
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K. 626 :: Lacrimosa [Live]
  • Performer: Christian Thielemann
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: 2. Dies irae
  • Performer: Carlo Giulini
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Seiji Ozawa
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86
  • Performers: Doriot Dwyer (Flute); Michael Thomas
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Running Time: 9 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C (WTC, Book 1, no 1), BWV 846 :: Prelude
  • Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: 4. Pie Jesu
  • Performers: Kathleen Battle; Timothy Farrell (Organ)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma!
  • Performer: Sándor Kónya (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonino Votto
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV 565 :: Toccata
  • Performers: Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord); Helmut Walcha (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: 10. Choral
  • Performer: Munchner Bach-Chor
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Ensemble: Ansbach Bach Week Soloists Union
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Debussy, Claude : Suite Bergamasque, L. 75 :: Clair de lune
  • Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C, K. 467 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Géza Anda (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 :: Excerpt
  • Performer: Karl Böhm
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/01/1842

>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Le Coucou, rondeau for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, Suite no 3)
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1735

>Falla, Manuel de : El Amor Brujo :: Danza ritual del fuego, para ahuyentar los malos espí-
  • Performer: Lorin Maazel
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Delila :: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: János Kulka
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Les cygnes, for 2 voices & orchestra with chorus ad lib
  • Performers: Wolfgang Herzer (Cello); Alfons Kontarsky (Piano); Aloys Kontarsky (Piano)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Gloria all'Egitto
  • Performer: Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
  • Performer: Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Rita Streich (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Reinhard Peters
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, transcription for orchestra, Op. 34/14
  • Performer: Lorin Maazel
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Schumann, Robert : Waldszenen, Op. 82 :: 7. Vogel als Prophet
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1849

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: 7. Badinerie
  • Performer: Aurèle Nicolet (Flute)
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse, HWV 40 :: Ombra mai fú
  • Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : The Messiah, HWV 56 :: 42. Chorus. Hallelujah
  • Performer: John Choir (John Alldis Choir)
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana :: O Fortuna
  • Performer: Eugen Jochum
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46 :: 4. In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Performer: Richard Kraus
  • Conductor: Richard Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayane :: Sabre Dance
  • Performer: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

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

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

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626 :: Thy Hand, Belinda...When I Am Laid In Earth
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue in D major :: 1. Canon
  • Performers: Henk Bouman (Keyboards); Reinhard Goebel (Violin)
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1700

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Performers: English Concert; Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Trumpet in E flat, H. 7e/1 :: 3. Allegro
  • Performer: Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1796

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ion Marin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Seiji Ozawa
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Performer: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
  • Performer: Karl Böhm
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Valse
  • Performer: James Levine
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody In Blue :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: James Levine
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 :: 1. Molto allegro
  • Performer: Ferenc Fricsay (Conch Shell)
  • Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Giazotto, Remo : Adagio for Strings :: Adagio [excerpt]
  • Performer: Rudolf Baumgartner (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Baumgartner
  • Ensemble: Lucerne Festival Strings
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 1. Moderato [excerpt]
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Stanislaw Wislocki
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Sibelius, Jean : Kuolema
  • Performer: Herbert Karajan
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1904

>Anonymous : Jeux interdits
  • Performer: Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isoldes Liebestod) [Liv
  • Performer: Birgit Nilsson
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1 :: Les toréadors
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Coro
  • Performer: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp in C major, K. 299 :: 2. Andantino
  • Performers: Nancy Allen (Harp); Susan Palma-Nidel (Flute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A, K. 331 :: 3. Alla Turca (Allegretto)
  • Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 23 :: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito [excerpt]
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Mahler, Gustav : Adagietto :: Sehr langsam
  • Performer: Rafael Kubelik
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Cutting, Francis : Divisions on "Greensleeves"
  • Performer: Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1580

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum, H. 146 :: Prélude. Rondeau
  • Performer: Marc Minkowski (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: ?1692

>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
  • Performer: Norman del Mar
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets :: 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  • Performer: William Steinberg
  • Conductor: William Steinberg
  • Running Time: 8 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Asturias (Leyenda), instrumental arrangement after Suite española no 1, Op. 47/5
  • Performer: Narciso Yepes (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: The Ride of the Walkyres
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim; L' Orchestre de Paris
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herze
  • Performer: Rita Streich (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Jean-Marc Luisada (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne Suite no 1 :: Prélude
  • Performer: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 Choral :: 4. Finale [excerpt]
  • Performers: Karl Böhm; Gwyneth Jones (Soprano); Karl Ridderbusch (Bass); Jess Thomas (Tenor); Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824