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20 Most Beautiful Classical Pieces - Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Verdi, Wagner, Schubert, Chopin, Handel, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Puccini, Dvorák, Satie, Tchaikovsky / Various artists

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K. 467
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Schubert, Franz : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, D. 929
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the Animals
>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Premier Livre
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Stabat Mater, RV 621
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique'
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker, Ballet Op. 71
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
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This collection includes works performed by the best and iconic artists of the Warner Classics and Erato catalogues.



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K. 467 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' :: IV. Ode to Joy
  • Performers: Gré Brouwenstijn (Soprano); Nicolai Gedda; Frederick Guthrie (Bass); Kerstin Meyer
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: David Fray (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Concerto Op. 8 no 4 'Winter'
  • Performers: Fabio Biondi (Violin); Europa Galante (Mandolin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache (Act II)
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Louis Langrée
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Marcia trionfale (Act III)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries (Act III)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Schubert, Franz : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, D. 929 :: II. Andante con moto (excerpts)
  • Performers: Frank Braley (Piano); Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 11/1827

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58 :: IV. Finale
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the Animals :: VII. Aquarium (Orchestral version)
  • Performers: Tzimon Barto (Piano); Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Premier Livre :: La fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Performer: Samson Francois (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah (Part II)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: I. Missa
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Stabat Mater, RV 621 :: I. Stabat Mater dolorosa
  • Performers: Fabio Biondi (Violin); David Daniels (Countertenor); Europa Galante (Mandolin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1742

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World' :: I. Allegro ocn fuoco (excerpt)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

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

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: IV. Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique' :: II. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker, Ballet Op. 71 :: Miniature overture
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte (Act II)
  • Conductor: Victor De Sabata
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900