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50 Greatest Classics by Classic FM

50 songs (4 hours and 12 minutes) Released on 1 January 2012
1
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
The Boston Pops Orchestra & John Williams
1:47
2
Vivaldi: Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera, RV 630 (Album Version)
Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment & Harry Christophers
5:54
3
Tárrega: Recuerdos De La Alhambra
Eduardo Fernández
4:44
4
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64, MWV O14 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Joshua Bell, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
13:54
5
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 1. (Allegro)
Henryk Szeryng, Michala Petri, Heinz Holliger, André Bernard, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Johann Sebastian Bach
5:07
6
Bizet: Carmen Suite No.2 - Habanera
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit
2:04
7
Mozart: Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550 - 1. Molto allegro
Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
8:12
8
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18
Neeme Järvi, Bella Davidovich & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
2:34
9
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Concert version by Kurt Masur & Friedhelm Eberle - "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
Friedhelm Eberle, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Kurt Masur
2:25
10
Khachaturian: Adagio from Spartacus: Onedin Line theme
Kirov Orchestra, St Petersburg & Valery Gergiev
2:51
11
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 / Act 1 - 13. Dance Of The Knights
Kirov Orchestra, St Petersburg & Valery Gergiev
5:22
12
Handel: Water Music Suite No.2 in D, HWV 349 - Alla Hornpipe
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Eduard van Beinum
3:02
13
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - Le Cygne
Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire
3:10
14
Pachelbel: Canon in D
I Musici
4:48
15
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca" - 3. Alla Turca (Allegretto)
Claudio Arrau
3:34
16
Chopin: Nocturne No.2 in E flat, Op.9 No.2
Claudio Arrau & Frédéric Chopin
4:49
17
Sousa: The Liberty Bell
Eastman Wind Ensemble & Frederick Fennell
3:26
18
J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068 - 2. Air
Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach & Peter Schreier
4:06
19
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique" - 2. Adagio cantabile
Alfred Brendel & Ludwig van Beethoven
5:20
20
Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition - Orch. Ravel - The Great Gate of Kiev
Wiener Philharmoniker & André Previn
6:05
21
J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228 (Live)
Wiener Philharmoniker & Willi Boskovsky
3:35
22
Chopin: Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin
1:50
23
Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor
Maria Teresa Garatti & I Musici
6:58
24
Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1
Pascal Rogé
3:09
25
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, RV.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Christopher Hirons, Nigel North, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:27
26
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Op.24 / Part 1 - Marche hongroise
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux & Igor Markevitch
4:24
27
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 - 7. Badinerie
Aurèle Nicolet, Münchener Bach-Orchester & Karl Richter
1:31
28
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 - 2. Andante
Alfred Brendel, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
6:34
29
Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit & Gabriel Fauré
6:49
30
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 7. Träumerei
Radu Lupu
2:27
31
J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314 (Excerpt)
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
3:18
32
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 - Mariinsky Version / Act 1 - Scene 1: Scène (Allegro)
Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre & Valery Gergiev
3:08
33
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila / Act 3 - Bacchanale
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit
7:07
34
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune
Tamás Vásáry & Claude Debussy
5:13
35
Dvorák: 8 Slavonic Dances, Op.46, B.83 - No.8 in G minor (Presto)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Antal Doráti
4:02
36
Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75 / Act 3 - "Treulich geführt ziehet dahin"
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Georg Solti
5:19
37
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World" - 2. Largo
The Cleveland Orchestra & Christoph von Dohnányi
11:48
38
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 2. Adagio
Carlos Bonell, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit
10:52
39
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14 / Act 2 - No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Richard Bonynge
6:36
40
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Kyung Wha Chung, Wiener Philharmoniker, Kirill Kondrashin & Ludwig van Beethoven
10:03
41
Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country) - 2. Vltava (The Moldau)
Wiener Philharmoniker & Rafael Kubelik
11:23
42
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35 - 3. Marche funèbre (Lento)
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin
8:56
43
Vivaldi: Gloria in D Major, RV589 - 1. Gloria in excelsis
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Simon Preston & Antonio Vivaldi
2:23
44
Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 4. Rondo (Allegro)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3:00
45
Chopin: Polonaise No.3 in A, Op.40 No.1 - "Military"
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin
5:05
46
Holst: The Planets, Op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit
8:01
47
Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Eastman Wind Ensemble & Frederick Fennell
3:25
48
Handel: Messiah / Part 2 - "Hallelujah"
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis
3:50
49
Khachaturian: Gayaneh - Sabre Dance
Wiener Philharmoniker & Aram Khachaturian
2:24
50
Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie"
Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Carlo Franci
2:39