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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F
>     Allegro
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor
>     Molto allegro
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
>     Jesu joy of man's desiring
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata
>     Adagio sostenuto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C
>     Andante
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances
>     no 5 in G minor
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Glory to Egypt
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in E minor
>     Allegro molto appassionato
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture
>     [Excerpt]
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music
>     Hornpipe
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the Animals
>     The Swan
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>     Adagietto
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor
>     Allegro con brio
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>Dukas, Paul : The Sorcerer's Apprentice
>     [Excerpt]
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>     Winter. Largo
>     Spring. Allegro
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D
>     Air
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K.626
>     Dies irae
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1
>     The Toreadors
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusk"
>     Allegro
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Piano Sonata, K. 331
>     Rondo alla Turca
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffman
>     Barcarolle
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>     Wedding March
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>     Va, pensiero
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda)
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>     Waltz
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Hallelujah Chorus
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     Wedding March
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor
>     Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor "From the New World"
>     Largo
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>     Waltz of the Flowers
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in D minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor
>     Ode to Joy
>Smetana, Bedrich : The Moldau
>     [Excerpt]
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>     Toccata
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F no 17, Op. 3 no 5
>     Andante cantabile
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in E minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the Animals
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>Dukas, Paul : The Sorcerer's Apprentice
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K.626
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusk"
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Piano Sonata, K. 331
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffman
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda)
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor "From the New World"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in D minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor
>Smetana, Bedrich : The Moldau
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F no 17, Op. 3 no 5
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F :: Allegro
  • Performers: Italo Colandrea (Violin); Antonio Perez (Violin); Michael Copley (Recorder); Guy Touvron (Trumpet); Pina Carmirelli (Violin); Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor :: Molto allegro
  • Conductor: Frans Brüggen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 :: Jesu joy of man's desiring
  • Performers: Neil Black (Oboe); Barry Rose (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Moonlight Sonata :: Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C :: Andante
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances :: no 5 in G minor
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Glory to Egypt
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in E minor :: Allegro molto appassionato
  • Performer: Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music :: Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Eduard Beinum
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Swan
  • Performers: Mischa Maisky (Cello); Martha Argerich (Piano); Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor :: Adagietto
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor :: Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Dukas, Paul : The Sorcerer's Apprentice :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Winter. Largo
  • Performer: Federico Agostini (Violin)
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D :: Air
  • Conductor: Peter Schreier
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K.626 :: Dies irae
  • Conductor: Peter Schreier
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen Suite for orchestra no 1 :: The Toreadors
  • Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade in G, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusk" :: Allegro
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Piano Sonata, K. 331 :: Rondo alla Turca
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffman :: Barcarolle
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Wedding March
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Bella Davidovich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Conductor: Franz Bauer-Theussl
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1848

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Reinbert Leeuw (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: Spring. Allegro
  • Performer: Federico Agostini (Violin)
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Va, pensiero
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda)
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Jean Fournet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Conductor: Franz Bauer-Theussl
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Waltz
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Zoltan Kocsis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Wedding March
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor :: Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor "From the New World" :: Largo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in D minor
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1860

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor :: Ode to Joy
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824

>Smetana, Bedrich : The Moldau :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 :: Toccata
  • Performer: Daniel Chorzempa (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Quartet for Strings in F no 17, Op. 3 no 5 :: Andante cantabile
  • Ensemble: I Musici
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1771

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
  • Performer: Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838