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>Chant, Gregorian : De profundis clamavi, offertory in mode 2 (Liber Usualis no 1076; GR 388)
>Hildegard of Bingen : O virga mediatrix
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Gloria
>Byrd, William : Pavan and Galliard a 6 in C major
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Couperin, François : Pièces de clavecin, Book 4
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51 no D 7
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London"
>Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters von : Sinfonia in F major, Grave F7
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in E flat major, J. 118 (Op. 74)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat mater
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
>Respighi, Ottorino : Fountains of Rome
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pulcinella, suite for orchestra
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin
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>Chant, Gregorian : De profundis clamavi, offertory in mode 2 (Liber Usualis no 1076; GR 388)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Hildegard of Bingen : O virga mediatrix
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: circa 1140-1180

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Gloria :: Gloria
  • Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
  • Ensemble: Oxford Camerata
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1567

>Byrd, William : Pavan and Galliard a 6 in C major
  • Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1590.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major :: Canon
  • Conductor: Richard Edlinger
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1700

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: Vivace - Grave
  • Conductor: Jaroslav Krcek
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Pièces de clavecin, Book 4
  • Performer: Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51 no D 7 :: D7
  • Performer: Miroslav Kejmar (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Petr Skvor
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1708-1714

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air on the G String
  • Conductor: Jaroslav Dvorak
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Ensemble: Scholars Baroque Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London" :: Allegretto
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1795

>Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters von : Sinfonia in F major, Grave F7 :: Andante
  • Conductor: Uwe Grodd
  • Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1762-1765

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: Allegro
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sobotka
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: Adagio
  • Performer: Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in E flat major, J. 118 (Op. 74) :: Andante
  • Performer: Ernst Ottensamer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1811

>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat mater :: Quis est homo
  • Conductor: Pier Morandi
  • Ensemble: Hungarian State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Conductor: László Kovács
  • Ensemble: Camerata Budapest
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Pinchas Steinberg
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 04/1830

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Wedding March
  • Conductor: Richard Hayman
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38 :: Largo
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Ensemble: Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Conductor: Uwe Mund
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Ensemble: Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1 :: Hungarian Dance no 3
  • Conductor: István Bogár
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Scène
  • Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
  • Performer: Balazs Szkolay (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: George Hurst
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
  • Conductor: Keith Clark
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra :: Opening
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
  • Performer: Idil Biret (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Respighi, Ottorino : Fountains of Rome :: Fountain of the Villa Medici at Sun
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1915

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pulcinella, suite for orchestra :: Overture
  • Conductor: Stefan Sanderling
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 :: Playful Pizzicato
  • Conductor: Richard Studt
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin :: 1st Movement
  • Performer: Adele Anthony (Violin)
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1987