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100 Best Film Classics - Six programs on six CDs titled 'The Great Blockbusters'; 'Classic Movies'; Favourite Movies; 'The Piano at the Cinema'; 'Opera at the Cinema' and 'Baroque goes to the Cinema'

Album Summary

>Newman, Alfred : Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30
>Williams, John : Star Wars
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor K626
>Horner, James : My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic")
>Barry, John : You Only Live Twice (James Bond)
>Hans Zimmer / Lisa Gerrar : Gladiator
>Bizet, Georges : Les Pêcheurs de perles
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Shore, Howard [Composer] : The 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 K563
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor D759, 'Unfinished'
>Dukas, Paul : The Sorcerer's Apprentice
>Williams, John : Jurassic Park
>Williams, John : Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 C minor
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty
>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphony Dances from West Side Story
>Williams, John : E. T.
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphonie no 25 in G minor, K183
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
>Morricone, Andrea : Cinema Paradiso (for the film Cinema Paradiso) (a.k.a. "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme")
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite for Variety Orchestra
>Chaplin, Charlie : The Great Dictator
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat, Op. 73, 'Emperor'
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A, K622
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for two pianos in E flat, K365
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Flute & Harp Concerto in C, K299
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat, K417
>Schubert, Franz : String Quintet in C, D956
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K550
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations, Op. 36
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets Suite
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C, K467
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano No 20 in D minor, K466
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A, K331
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C, K503
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor ''Moonlight', Op. 27 no 2
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano No 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violin in D minor, BWV 1043
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029
>Albinoni, Tomaso : 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
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons - Concerto no 4 in F minor, RV 297 'Winter'
>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
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto no 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G, BWV 1048
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
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The 100 Best Best Series - this Warner Classics series offers an impressive assortment of well-known and beloved classical repertoire featuring performances by great artists. Each release on the 100 Best Series is grouped thematically across 6CDs and features over 7 hours of music.



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>Newman, Alfred : Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30 :: Opening (used in A Space Odyssey)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Williams, John : Star Wars :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Geoff Love
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1977

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

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor K626 :: Lacrimosa (used in Amadeus)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Horner, James : My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic")
  • Conductor: David Abel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Barry, John : You Only Live Twice (James Bond) :: Main Theme
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967

>Hans Zimmer / Lisa Gerrar : Gladiator :: Theme excerpt
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 2000

>Bizet, Georges : Les Pêcheurs de perles :: Au fond du temple saint (Temple Duet) (used in Gallipoli)
  • Performers: Ernest Blanc (Baritone); Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo (used in The Godfather III)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Shore, Howard [Composer] : The Lord of the Rings :: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Conductor: Nic Raine
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 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. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Williams, John : Saving Private Ryan :: Hymn to the Fallen
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1998

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento for String Trio in E flat K563 :: III. Menuetto
  • Performers: Gérard Caussé (Viola); Augustin Dumay (Violin); Gary Hoffman (Cello)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1788.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor D759, 'Unfinished' :: I. Allegro Moderato opening (used in Minority Report)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1822

>Dukas, Paul : The Sorcerer's Apprentice :: Excerpt (used in Fantasia)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897

>Williams, John : Jurassic Park :: Theme
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Williams, John : Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark :: End Credits
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1981

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 C minor :: II. Adagio sostenuto opening (used in Somewhere In Time)
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: Excerpt (used in Chariots of Fire)
  • Performer: Gerald Finley (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: IV. Adagietto ocnclusion (used in Death in Venice)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty :: Any Other Name
  • Performers: Nikolaj Bloch; Sally Herbert (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphony Dances from West Side Story :: IV Mambo
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1960.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Williams, John : E. T. :: Main Theme
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1982

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Main Theme
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Iain Sutherland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphonie no 25 in G minor, K183 :: I. Allegro con brio opening (used in William Shakespeare's Romeo
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1773

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Overture (Main Theme) (used in Jean De Florette)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' :: II. Romance
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Morricone, Andrea : Cinema Paradiso (for the film Cinema Paradiso) (a.k.a. "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme")
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite for Variety Orchestra :: Waltz no 2 (used in Eyes Wide Shut)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Notes: Composition written: 1938.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Chaplin, Charlie : The Great Dictator :: Globe-Balloon Scene from Lohengrin Prelude
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' :: 'Ode to Joy' (used in A Clockwork Orange)
  • Performer: James Morris
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat, Op. 73, 'Emperor' :: II. Adagio un poco mosso (used in The King's Spee
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A, K622 :: II Adagio (used in Out of America)
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Basset Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for two pianos in E flat, K365 :: III. Rondo
  • Performers: Radu Lupu (Piano); Andre Previn (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1779.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20 :: Act II, 13. Dances of the Little Swans (Allegro moderato) (used in Black Swan)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Flute & Harp Concerto in C, K299 :: II. Andantino excerpt (used in The Joy Luck Club)
  • Performers: Lily Laskine (Harp); Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jean-François Paillard
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Jean-Marie Leclair
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: dolorosa (used in The Talented Mr. Ripley)
  • Performers: Robin Blaze; Lesley Garrett
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat, K417 :: III. Rondo (used in JFK)
  • Performer: Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Schubert, Franz : String Quintet in C, D956 :: II. Adagio opening (used in Carrington)
  • Performer: Laszlo Varga (Cello)
  • Ensemble: The Hungarian Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Overture (used in Runaway Bride)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: I. Adagio-Moderato (Opening) (used in Hilary and Jackie)
  • Performer: Robert Cohen (Cello)
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K550 :: I. Molto allegro excerpt (used in The Living Daylights)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations, Op. 36 :: Nimrod (used in Elizabeth)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' :: IV. Rondo
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20 :: Act II, 10. Scene
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets Suite :: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity conclusion (used in The Right Stuff)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C, K467 :: II. Andante (used in Elvira Madigan)
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bryden Thompson
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano No 20 in D minor, K466 :: II. Romance excerpt (used in Amadeus)
  • Performer: Annie Fischer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A, K331 :: III. Rondo alla turca
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C, K503 :: II. Andante (used in The Associate)
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A, K331 :: I. Andante grazioso (Opening) (used in A Beautiful Mind)
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor ''Moonlight', Op. 27 no 2 :: I. Adagio sostenuto (Extract) (used
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
  • Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano No 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 :: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (Opening) (used
  • Performer: Horacio Gutierrez (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 :: II. Romance
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Kun-woo Paik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  • Performer: Samson Francois (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva (used in The Bridges of Madison County)
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile (used in Captain Corelli's Mandolin)
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento (used in Closer)
  • Performers: Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano); Margaret Marshall (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Non più andrai (used in Trading Places)
  • Performer: Claudio Desderi (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte (used in Copycat)
  • Performer: Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Un'aura amorosa (used in My Left Foot)
  • Performer: John Aler (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache (used in Miss Congeniality)
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Louis Langrée
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Canzonetta sull'aria (used in The Shawshank Redemption)
  • Performers: Felicity Lott; Gianna Rolandi (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: La mamma morta (used in Philadelphia)
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Là ci darem la mano (used in Babette's Feast)
  • Performers: Graziella Sciutti; Eberhard Wächter (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle (used in Heavenly Creatueres)
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (used in Callas Forever)
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème :: Che gelida manina (used in Moonstruck)
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon (used in Driving Miss Daisy)
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (used in Diva)
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann :: Belle nuit (Barcarolle) (used in Life is Beautiful)
  • Performers: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma (used in The Witches of Eastwick)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (used in Four Weddings and a Funeral)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 :: Fugue (used in The Aviator)
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

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

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violin in D minor, BWV 1043 :: II. Largo ma non tanto (Opening) (used in Children of
  • Performers: Christian Ferras (Violin); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029 :: II. Adagio (Opening) (used in Truly, Madly, Deeply)
  • Performers: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord); Jordi Savall (Vielle)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio in G minor :: Excerpt (used in Gallipoli)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425 :: I. Allegro (used in Kramer vs. Kramer)
  • Performer: Duilio Galfetti (Mandolin)
  • Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
  • Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria (used in The Silence of the Lambs)
  • Performer: Nicholas Angelich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6 no 12 :: III. Larghetto e piano (used in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068 :: Air on the G string (used in Runaway Bride)
  • 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 - Concerto no 4 in F minor, RV 297 'Winter' :: II. Largo (used in The Other Sister)
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 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 (used in Meet The Parents)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Keyboard suite no 11 in D minor :: Sarabande (used in Barry Lyndon)
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto no 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2. Largo (used in Lara Croft
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga (used in Farinelli)
  • Performer: Jane Gilchrist (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G, BWV 1048 :: I. Allegro (used in Hannibal)
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus (used in Bridget Jone's Diary)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741