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100 Best Classics - Various composers / Martha Argerich; Hélène Grimaud; Anne-Sophie Mutter; Daniel Barenboim; Maria-João Pires; Maria Callas; Natalie Dessay; Angela Gheorghiu; and many more [6 CDs]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Violin Concerto no 1 in E, RV 269, 'Spring'
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E-flat, K. 495
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, Suite no 2, Op. 64b
>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance, March no 1 in D
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 'Moonlight'
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K. 299
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C, K. 467
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068
>Handel, George Frideric : Harpsichord Suite no 4 in D minor, HWV 437
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio in G minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A, K. 622
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A, Op. 92
>Elgar, Edward : Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 'Enigma'
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C-sharp minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker, Op. 71
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 'Emperor'
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le Carnaval des animaux
>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Le Quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Violin Concerto no 4 in F minor, RV 297 'Winter'
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 41
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade, Op. 35
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, Op. 20
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka, Op. 114
>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30
>Schubert, Franz : Ellens Gesang III, D. 839
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Pinao Concerto no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in G flat major, D 899, no 9
>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G, M. 83
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, OP. 16
>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque, L. 75
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/2 (Allegro leggiero)
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons, Op. 37b
>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben', BWV 147
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV 140
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe, D. 872
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem in D minor, Op. 48
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Berlioz, Hector : L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The new version of the 100 Best Classics updates the set of 6 CDs with even more great artists including Philippe Jarouossky, Helene Grimaud, Natalie Dessay, Nicholas Harnoncourt and Alexandre Tharaud. This well established series continues to offer a great value for both casual and serious classical music lovers.


Works:

Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria

Boléro: Excerpt(s) by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928; France

Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1749; London, England

Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy

Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 4th movement, Allegro con fuoco by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; USA

Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joyby Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria

1812 Overture, Op. 49 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Russia

Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tantoby Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909; Russia

Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936; Germany

Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Period: Romantic
Written: Finland

The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter - Excerpt(s) by Gustav Holst
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1914-1916; United Kingdom

Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b: Montagues and Capulets by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936; Paris, France

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1: [Excerpt] by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Choral Society
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1901; England

Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Conductor: Maurice André
Period: Baroque
Written: England

Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Italy

Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Johann Strauss Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantinoby Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Classical
Written: 1778; Paris, France

Peer Gynt, Op. 23: Morning by Edvard Grieg
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875; Norway

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy

Concierto de Arajuez: Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer: Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern
Written: 1939; Spain

Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: André Cluytens
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor: David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria

Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany

Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 437: no 4, Sarabande with Variationsby George Frideric Handel
Performer: Alexander Briger (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1733; London, England

Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque
Written: Germany

Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque
Written: Venice, Italy

Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tantoby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany

Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto - Excerpt(s)by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria

Variations on an Original Theme, "Enigma", Op. 36: Adagio (Nimrod) by Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898-1899; England

Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 8, Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: André Previn
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Russia

Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 2nd movement, Andante - Excerpt(s)by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 09/16/1844; Germany

Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 1st movement, Allegro - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanzeby Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830; Poland

Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; France

Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894; France

Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy

Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890; Russia

Scheherazade, Op. 35: 2nd movement, The Kalender Prince - Excerpt(s) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888; Russia

Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonia of London
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934; England

Schindler's List: Theme by John Towner Williams
Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)

Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act 2 - Scène by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: André Previn (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876; Russia

Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tantoby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany

Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835; Paris, France

Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90: 3rd movement, Poco allegretto by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; Austria

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria

Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831; Italy

Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900; Italy

Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918; Italy

Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Italy

Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Alain Lombard
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926; Italy

The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Beautiful night, night of love) by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Period: Romantic
Written: France

Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900; Bohemia

Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer: Mady Mesplé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; France

Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical
Written: 1787

Die Zauberflöte K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791; Austria

Die lustige Witwe: Lippen schweigen by Franz Lehár
Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria

Carmen: L'amour est enfant de bohème by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874; France

Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738; London, England

Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria

Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria

Peer Gynt Suite No. 2: Solveig's Song by Edvard Grieg
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875; Norway

Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1st movement, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900-1901; Russia

Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830; Poland

Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria

Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria

Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer: Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909-1910; France

Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Ariosoby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: David Fray (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany

Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466: 2nd movement, Romanze by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Youri Egorov (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano in G major: 2nd movement, Adagio assai by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929-1931; France

Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany

Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 1st movement, Allegro molto moderatoby Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868/1907; Norway

Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905; France

Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 2, Allegro leggiero in F sharp minorby Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845; Germany

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Germany

Pictures at an exhibition: no 16, The Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Russia

The Seasons, Op. 37 bis: June. Barcarolle by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876; Russia

Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer: Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany

Zadok the Priest, HWV 258: Coronation Anthem by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Baroque
Written: 1727; United Kingdom

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimmeby Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Period: Baroque
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany

Miserere a 9: [Excerpt] by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque
Written: 16th Century

German Mass in F major, D 872: Sanctus "Helig! helig! helig!" by Franz Schubert
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria

Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France

Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1890; France

Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Sanctus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany

Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Period: Classical
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865; France

Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Period: Classical
Written: 1791; Austria

Messa Di Requiem: "Ingemisco" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Ildar Abdrazakov (Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Italy

Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742; London, England

L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: André Cluytens
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850-1854; France

The Creation, H 21 no 2: The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Heather Harper (Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
Conductor: Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria

Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: Classical
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria

Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742; London, England





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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: I. Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro :: [Extract]
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67 :: Act 3
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Violin Concerto no 1 in E, RV 269, 'Spring' :: I. Allegro
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World' :: IV. Allegro con fuoco
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E-flat, K. 495 :: III. Rondo - Allegro vivace
  • Performer: Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 :: IV. Ode to Joy
  • Performers: Barbara Bonney; Thomas Hampson; Kurt Streit (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49 :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 :: I. Allegro ma non tanto [Extract]
  • Performer: Mikhail Rudy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana :: Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia, Op. 26
  • Conductor: Paavo Berglund
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32 :: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (Extract)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, Suite no 2, Op. 64b :: Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights) (Extract)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance, March no 1 in D :: Land of Hope and Glory (Conclusion)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
  • Performers: Maurice Andre (Trumpet); Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1697.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1697

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Triumphal Chorus & Grand March
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1848

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 'Moonlight' :: I. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K. 299 :: II. Andantino
  • Performers: Lily Laskine (Harp); Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jean-François Paillard
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Jean-Marie Leclair
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23 :: no 13 Morning Mood
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez :: II. Adagio (Opening)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: I. Allegro non troppo - Awakening of happy feelings on arriv
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C, K. 467 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068 :: II. Air
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Handel, George Frideric : Harpsichord Suite no 4 in D minor, HWV 437 :: IV. Sarabande
  • Conductor: Alexander Briger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio in G minor :: (Extract)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: II. Largo, ma non tanto
  • Performers: Salvatore Accardo (Violin); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A, K. 622 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Sabine Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A, Op. 92 :: II. Allegretto (Extract)
  • Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Elgar, Edward : Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 'Enigma' :: IX. Nimrod
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C-sharp minor :: IV. Adagietto (Conclusion)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker, Op. 71 :: Act 2
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: II. Andante (Extract)
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 'Emperor' :: I. Allegro (Extract)
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 :: II. Romance - Larghetto
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le Carnaval des animaux :: XIII. Le cygne (The Swan)
  • Performers: Frank Braley (Piano); Gautier Capuçon (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

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

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 41 :: Act 2
  • Performers: Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Jérôme Ducros (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Italy.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 :: Act 1
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Scheherazade, Op. 35 :: II. The Story of the Kalender Prince (Opening)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: 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

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

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
  • Performer: Samson Francois (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 :: III. Poco allegretto
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 :: (Excerpt)
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Act 1
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 2
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: "O mio babbino caro"
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Act 3
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 3
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

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

>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka, Op. 114 :: Act I
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé :: Act 1
  • Performers: Mady Mesple (Voice); Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 1
  • Performers: Barbara Bonney; Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 2
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Louis Langrée
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow :: "Lippen schweigen"
  • Performers: Diana Damrau (Soprano); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: David Abell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 1
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Act 1
  • Performer: Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 :: Act 3
  • Performer: Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Schubert, Franz : Ellens Gesang III, D. 839 :: no 6 Ave Maria
  • Performers: Barbara Bonney; Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt, Op. 23 :: Act 4
  • Performer: Camilla Tilling
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Pinao Concerto no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: I. Moderato
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 10 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in G flat major, D 899, no 9
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

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

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: David Fray (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Fray
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 :: II. Romanze
  • Performer: Youri Egorov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G, M. 83 :: II. Adagio assai
  • Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: I. Aria
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, OP. 16 :: I. Allegro molto moderato (Extract)
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Debussy, Claude : Suite bergamasque, L. 75 :: III. Clair de lune
  • Performer: Kun-woo Paik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/2 (Allegro leggiero)
  • Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 04/05/1839

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: no 10 The Great Gate of Kiev
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons, Op. 37b :: VI. June (Barcarolle)
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
  • Performer: Kun-woo Paik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben', BWV 147 :: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
  • Performer: Celia Nicklin (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV 140 :: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
  • Ensemble: Consortium Classicum
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: (Extract)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe, D. 872 :: V. Zum Sanctus
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1826-1827

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 :: IV. Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 :: VII. In Paradisum
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performer: Edda Moser (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1865

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Classical Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: IX. Ingemisco
  • Performers: Ildar Abdrazakov (Bass); Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 3
  • Performer: Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Berlioz, Hector : L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25 :: Part 2
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 10/1850-07/1854

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation :: Part 1
  • Performers: Heather Harper (Soprano); John Shirley-Quirk (Bass Baritone); Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1798

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K. 626 :: VII. Lacrimosa
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741