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100 Greatest Classical Pieces

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The greatest classical compositions of all time.


1Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio (Live At Deutsches Museum, Munich / 1976)2Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro3An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314: An der schonen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 3144Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert version / Act 3 - The Ride of the Valkyries5Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Violin Concerto in E Major Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269, "Spring": I. Allegro6Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude7Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 - Chorus: "Hallelujah" (Live)8The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in Two Parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth. Introduction. Lento (1921 Version)9Pachelbel: Canon And Gigue In D Major - Arr. Max Seiffert10Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"/4. - Presto11Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14 / Act 2 - No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers12J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Toccata13Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)14Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Overture15Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"16Schubert: Ave Maria "Ellens Gesang III", D. 83917R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30, TrV 176 - Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)18Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera)19Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75 - 3. Clair de lune20Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")21Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King22J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - 2. Air231812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 4924Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - 1. O Fortuna25Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity26Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"27Rhapsody in Blue28Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Amazon Original)29Rossini: William Tell - Overture30String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11 No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto31Enigma Variations, Op. 36: IX. Nimrod32Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme33Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1 Lent et douloureux34Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"35Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor, WoO 1 (Orchestrated By Albert Parlow)36Dvořák: Symphony No.9 In E Minor, Op.95, B. 178  "From The New World" - 3. Molto vivace37Verdi: La Traviata / Act 1 - Libiamo ne'lieti calici38Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 1. Introitus: Requiem39Trumpet Voluntary40Jenkins: Palladio - 1. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)41Carmen, GB 9: Prelude (Allegro giocoso)42Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - "Largo al factotum"43Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2: 6. Waltz II44Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op.61, MWV M 13 - No.9 Wedding March45Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan -  Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee46Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 2647Symphony No. 5 In C Sharp Minor (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth Movement: Adagietto (Sehr Langsam)48Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Queen of Night)49Norma, Act 1 Scene 4: No. 4b, Aria, "Casta diva" (Norma, Chorus)50Ave verum Corpus51Handel: Water Music Suite in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe52Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. "Dies irae"53Massenet: Thaïs / Act 2 - Méditation54Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento55Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F Major, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)56Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March57Barber: Adagio For Strings Op. 1158Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) *: Overture59Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35 - 3. Marche funèbre (Lento)60Mozart: Don Giovanni / Act 2 - "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m'invitasti"61The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VII. Finale62Chopin: Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"63Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì64Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: III. Finale. Allegro65O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi66Khachaturian: Gayaneh - Sabre Dance67Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours684 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe Down69Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)70Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"71Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace72Suppé: Light Cavalry - Overture73Piazzolla: Libertango74Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z.607 - Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig75Bruch : Violin Concerto No.1 In G Minor Op.26 : III Finale - Allegro Energico76Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians77Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis78Fauré: Pavane, Op.5079Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 18 (Live)80Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier81J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.22882Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: I. Allegro maestoso (Cadenza by Barenboim)83Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 / Act 3 - Sinfonia "The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba"84Guten Abend, gut' Nacht, Op. 49, No. 485Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice), Wq. 30 / Act 3 - "Che farò senza Euridice?"86Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor87J. Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op.325 (Live)88Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"89Tannhäuser: Overture90Whitacre: Lux Aurumque91Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1: Dance of the Knights92Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo93Má Vlast, JB 1:112: No. 2, Vltava (The Moldau)94Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Overture95Tintagel (2007 Remastered Version)96String Quartet No. 5: I.97Offenbach: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld98Weber : Der Freischütz : Overture To Act 199Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Fatto per la Notte di Natale" - II. Allegro100Suppé: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - Overture