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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 17 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Serenade No. 13, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": I. Allegro
Vienna Mozart Orchestra & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: In Vienna
5:37
2
Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 269, No. 1, Spring: I. Allegro
Nigel Kennedy & Antonio Vivaldi - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
3:07
3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - 1. Allegro con brio
Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.5 & 7
7:22
4
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a, TH.35 - 3. Waltz Of The Flowers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites (Swan Lake; The Sleeping Beauty; The Nutcraker)
6:45
5
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini - The Pavarotti Edition (10 CDs + bonus)
3:00
6
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Arr. piano duet and orchestra - 13. The Swan
Nicholas Walker, Laura O'Gorman, The Philharmonia & Philip Ellis - Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
3:15
7
Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis - Katherine Jenkins - Best of British
3:50
8
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
9
Gabriel's Oboe
Ennio Morricone - The Mission: Music From The Motion Picture
2:14
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
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
13
Also sprach Zarathustra: Einleitung —
Various artists - Classic Collection - Strauss, R.: Also Sprach Zarathustra / Metamorphosen / Don Juan / Till Eulenspiegel / Rosenkavalier Suite
1:40
14
Holst: The Planets, Op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit - Holst: The Planets
7:57
15
Main Theme (From "Jurassic Park")
John Williams - John Williams - Greatest Hits 1969-1999
5:29
16
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Wendy Warner - Barber: Cello Concerto/Medea Suite/Adagio For Strings
7:47
17
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune
Pascal Rogé - Debussy: Clair de Lune & Other Piano Works
5:30
18
Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Casta Diva
Renée Fleming, The London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras - The Art Of Renée Fleming
7:33
19
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
20
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
21
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1: No. 13, Dance of the Knights (Complete Ballet)
André Previn - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet
5:41
22
La traviata, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 2b, Brindisi, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (Alfredo, Violetta, Chorus)
Roberto Alagna - 100 Best Verdi
2:57
23
J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314
Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - J. Strauss: Best of Waltzes & Polkas (2 CDs)
10:06
24
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: 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
25
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 2: Hallelujah
Oxford New College Choir - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version)
4:03
26
String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11 No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto
Zoltan Tokos - Boccherini: Guitar Quintets, Vol. 3
3:28
27
Ellens Gesang III, D. 839, "Hymne an die Jungfrau"
Ruth Ziesak - Schubert: Lied Edition 7 - European Poets, Vol. 1
5:45
28
Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2
Elisabeth Leonskaja & Frédéric Chopin - Chopin : Nocturnes [Complete] - Apex
5:04
29
Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier
Berliner Philharmoniker & James Levine - Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 "Organ"
10:44
30
Ponchielli: la Gioconda - Dance of the Hours
András Kórodi, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra - Ballet Suites - Ballet Music from Operas
9:32
31
Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee
Seattle Symphony Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
1:30
32
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
33
Appalachian Spring: Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento
Aaron Copland - A Copland Celebration, Vol. 1
2:35
34
The John Dunbar Theme (From Dances With Wolves)
John Barry - Dances With Wolves - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2:17
35
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams : Symphony No.6, Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis & The Lark Ascending - Apex
15:52
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
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 2. Adagio
Milos Karadaglic, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Aranjuez
10:52
38
Palladio, for Strings (Excerpt, Allegretto)
Karl Jenkins feat. London Symphony Orchestra - The Very Best of Karl Jenkins
3:46
39
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
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato
Jenő Jandó - Grieg / Schumann: Piano Concertos In A Minor
11:56
42
Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A Flat Major, S.541
Jorge Bolet & Franz Liszt - Liszt: Liebestraum - Favourite Piano Works (2 CDs)
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: Jazz Suite No.2 - 6. Waltz II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Shostakovich: The Jazz Album
3:45
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, M. 81 - Tempo di Bolero moderato assai
London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado & Maurice Ravel - Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (3 CD's)
14:24
50
Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Rossini: Complete Overtures
11:06