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>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Mouret, Jean-Joseph : Sinfonies de Fanfares
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Offenbach, Jacques : Orphée aux enfers, operetta
>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell, Overture
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Satie, Erik : Gymnopedies (3) for Piano
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li
>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
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>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • Performer: Eduard Kaufmann (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Lucerne Festival Strings
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: 1st movement (Adagio sostenuto)
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: March of the Toreadors
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovtsian Dance no 1 (Excerpt)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: no 4, Wiegenlied
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1864-1868

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: 2nd mo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé) :: Andante
  • Performer: James Levine (Piano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé) :: Finale
  • Performer: James Levine (Piano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Prelude ("Morning")
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Wedding March
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mouret, Jean-Joseph : Sinfonies de Fanfares
  • Performers: Norbert Schmitt (Timpani); Simon Preston (Organ); Hannes Wolfgang (Trumpet); Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1729

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel :: The Great Ga
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik :: 1st movement (Allegro)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Offenbach, Jacques : Orphée aux enfers, operetta :: Cancan
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: no 1, O Fortuna
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major :: Canon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1700

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60 :: Troika
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933-1934

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma!
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
  • Conductor: Yuri Ahronovitch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Ravel, Maurice : Boléro :: Finale
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Ensemble: Bolshoi Theater Violin Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell, Overture :: Finale
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
  • Performer: Mischa Maisky (Cello)
  • Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Satie, Erik : Gymnopédies (3) for Piano
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ion Marin
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad li
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra :: Sunrise
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird :: Finale
  • Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49 :: Finale
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Vedi! le fosche notturne (Anvil Chorus)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Michel Schwalbé (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725