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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 12 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
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
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: 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
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
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
21
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
22
Romeo And Juliet Op. 64, Act I: Dance Of The Knights
André Previn - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet
5:41
23
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
24
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
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
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
Chopin : 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 Essentials
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
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: 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
Boléro - Tempo Di Bolero Moderato Assai
London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado & Maurice Ravel - Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works
14:24
50
Rossini: William Tell - Overture
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Rossini: Complete Overtures
11:06