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50 Great Classical

Sit back and enjoy some of the best loved and most recognisable classical pieces of all time.

50 songs (5 hours and 5 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - I. Allegro con brio
Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.5 & 7
7:22
2
Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269, No. 1, Spring: I. Allegro
Nigel Kennedy & Antonio Vivaldi - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
3:07
3
Carnival of the Animals: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan)
Ondrej Lenard - PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf / SAINT-SAENS: Carnival of the Animals
3:03
4
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 - Waltz of the Flowers
London Philharmonic Orchestra - 3D Classical Collection
7:08
5
Gabriel's Oboe
Ennio Morricone - The Mission: Music From The Motion Picture
2:14
6
Mozart: Serenade In G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Divertimento in B K.287 "Zweite Lodronische Nachtmusik"
5:49
7
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini - Pavarotti Studio Albums
2:58
8
Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis - Katherine Jenkins - Best of British
3:50
9
J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 - 2. Air
David Bell, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Johann Sebastian Bach - Albinoni: Adagio in G minor / Pachelbel: Canon
6:03
10
Massenet: Meditation - Méditation from Thaïs
Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding & Jules Massenet - Fantasie
5:39
11
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 : X Variation No.18
Nikolai Lugansky - Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
2:47
12
J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314
Wiener Philharmoniker & Willi Boskovsky - Strauss, J.: Famous Waltzes - The Blue Danube; Emperor Waltz etc.
9:15
13
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma' (1986 - Remaster): IX. Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger)
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult - Elgar: Enigma Variations - Pomp & Circumstance Marches Nos.1-5
3:54
14
Also sprach Zarathustra: Einleitung —
Various artists - Classic Collection - Strauss, R.: Also Sprach Zarathustra / Metamorphosen / Don Juan / Till Eulenspiegel / Rosenkavalier Suite
1:40
15
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit - Holst: The Planets
7:57
16
Flying Theme (From "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial")
John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra - John Williams - Greatest Hits 1969-1999
3:42
17
Adagio For Strings, Op. 11
Wendy Warner - Barber: Cello Concerto/Medea Suite/Adagio For Strings
7:47
18
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune
Pascal Rogé - Debussy: Clair de Lune & Other Piano Works
5:30
19
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Casta Diva
Renée Fleming, The London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras - The Art Of Renée Fleming
7:33
20
Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
London Philharmonic Orchestra - 3D Classical Collection
6:37
21
Die Walküre, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries (arr. L. Stokowski): Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries (ed. H. Zumpe, L. Stokowski)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Symphonic Syntheses by Stokowski
5:38
22
Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - 1. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff - Orff: Carmina Burana
2:35
23
Romeo And Juliet Op. 64, Act I: Dance Of The Knights
André Previn - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet
5:41
24
Verdi: La Traviata / Act 1 - Libiamo ne'lieti calici
Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra & Carlos Kleiber - Verdi: La Traviata (The Originals Version)
2:55
25
III. Finale: Allegro
Jürgen Schuster - Haydn, J.: Trumpet Concerto / Horn Concerto No. 1 / Keyboard Concerto in D Major / Double Concerto in F Major (Bruhl)
4:39
26
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Hallelujah"
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Essential Handel
3:40
27
String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto
Zoltan Tokos - Boccherini: Guitar Quintets, Vol. 3
3:28
28
Ellens Gesang III, D. 839, "Hymne an die Jungfrau"
Ruth Ziesak - Schubert: Lied Edition 7 - European Poets, Vol. 1
5:45
29
Chopin : Nocturne No.2 In E Flat Major Op.9 No.2
Elisabeth Leonskaja & Frédéric Chopin - Chopin : Nocturnes [Complete] - APEX
5:04
30
Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier
Berliner Philharmoniker & James Levine - Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 "Organ"
10:44
31
Ponchielli: la Gioconda - Dance of the Hours
András Kórodi, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra - Ballet Suites - Ballet Music from Operas
9:32
32
Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee
Seattle Symphony Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
1:30
33
Le sacre du printemps, Pt. 1: L'adoration de la Terre - 1. Introduction, Lento - Più mosso - 2. Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes, Tempo giusto - 3. Jeu du rapt, Presto
Sir Simon Rattle - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Petrushka, The Firebird & Apollo
5:02
34
Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento
Aaron Copland - A Copland Celebration, Vol. 1
2:35
35
The John Dunbar Theme (From "Dances With Wolves")
John Barry - Dances With Wolves - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2:17
36
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 In E Minor, Op.95, B. 178 "From The New World" - 2. Largo
Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Dvorák: Symphony No.9 , Op.95, B. 178 "From the New World" / Smetana: The Moldau
12:26
37
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo
Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta & David Zinman - Górecki: Symphony No. 3
9:28
38
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 2. Adagio
Miloš Karadaglić, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Aranjuez
10:52
39
Bruch : Violin Concerto No.1 In G Minor Op.26 : III Finale - Allegro Energico
Maxim Vengerov - Bruch & Mendelssohn : Violin Concertos
7:34
40
Bizet: Carmen - Prélude
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Bizet: Carmen (International Version)
3:37
41
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 1. Morning Mood
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites; Holberg Suites; Piano Concerto
4:07
42
Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, S. 541 / 3
Lang Lang - Liszt - My Piano Hero
4:53
43
Einaudi: Nuvole Bianche
Ludovico Einaudi - Una Mattina
5:57
44
3 Gymnopédies: No. 1, Lent et douloureux
Anne Queffélec - Satie: Gymnopedies - Gnossiennes - Piano Works
3:31
45
Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2 (Jazz Suite No. 2, Op. 50b)
London Philharmonic Orchestra - 3D Classical Collection
3:47
46
Rhapsody In Blue
Leonard Bernstein & Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue
16:24
47
Finlandia, Op. 26
Pietari Inkinen - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 - Finlandia
8:54
48
Night on the Bald Mountain
London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti - Mussorgsky: Night On the Bald Mountain, Giulini vs. Hubad vs. Dorati vs. Ormandy vs. Reiner vs. Mitropoulos (Compare 6 Versions)
11:10
49
Ravel: Boléro
London Philharmonic Orchestra - 3D Classical Collection
16:36
50
Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Rossini: Complete Overtures
11:06