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100 Greatest Classical

A definitive collection of the most well-known and universally loved classical pieces.

100 songs (10 hours and 2 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
Herbert von Karajan & Ludwig van Beethoven feat. Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies
7:21
2
Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The History Of Classical Music - Part 2 - From Haydn To Paganini
6:14
3
An der schonen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
Ondrej Lenard - STRAUSS II, J.: Most Famous Waltzes
9:26
4
Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert Version / Dritter Aufzug - The Ride Of The Walkyres
Orchestre De Paris & Daniel Barenboim - Wagner: Orchestral Music (Masters Version)
4:53
5
Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Violin Concerto in E Major Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269, "Spring": I. Allegro
Itzhak Perlman/London Philharmonic Orchestra - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
3:27
6
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude
Yo-Yo Ma & Johann Sebastian Bach - Yo-Yo Ma - The Classical Cello Collection
2:21
7
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 2 (Ed. W. Shaw): No. 44, Hallelujah!
Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (Ed. W. Shaw)
3:28
8
The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in Two Parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth. Introduction. Lento
Leonard Bernstein - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & Suite from "The Firebird"
3:20
9
Pachelbel: Canon And Gigue In D Major - Arr. Max Seiffert
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Frank Maus - Albinoni: Adagio in G minor / Pachelbel: Canon
7:08
10
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
11
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - Le Cygne
Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire - Saint-Saens: Le Carnaval des Animaux; Organ Symphony
3:10
12
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Toccata
Daniel Chorzempa - Essential Baroque
3:17
13
Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Los Angeles Philharmonic & André Previn - Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet / Smetana: Vltava / Mussorgsky: A Night On The Bare Mountain / Glinka: Russlan & Ludmilla Overture
10:53
14
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - Overture
Hans Vonk, Staatskapelle Dresden & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Classic Opera's - Mozart-Marriage of Figaro Highlights
4:13
15
Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"
Juan Diego Flórez, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi & Carlo Rizzi - Juan Diego Florez: Great Tenor Arias ((with bonus track "Malinconia" - recorded Live in Recital))
2:22
16
Schubert: Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839
Renée Fleming & Christoph Eschenbach - Schubert: Lieder - Ave Maria; Die Forelle; Heidenröslein; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Der Tod und das Mädchen
7:59
17
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30, TrV 176 - Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - R. Strauss: Zarathustra; Till; Don Juan; Heldenleben; Tod & Verklärung
1:49
18
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 - "Choral" - 4b. Allegro molto assai - "O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!"
Gundula Janowitz, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry, Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies
17:33
19
Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera)
Maria Callas -
4:22
20
Suite bergamasque: III. Clair de lune
Thiollier, Francois-Joel - Debussy: Piano Works, Vol. 1
5:14
21
Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis - The Ultimate Classic FM Album
3:50
22
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 - 4. In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites; Holberg Suites; Piano Concerto
2:09
23
J.S. Bach: Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 - 2. Air
The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock & Johann Sebastian Bach - Bach, J.S.: Orchestral Suites (Overtures) BWV 1066 - 1069
4:49
24
1812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 49
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Orchestra & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Top 10 Leonard Bernstein
15:29
25
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
Claire Rutter - Orff: Carmina Burana
2:38
26
The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
David Lloyd-Jones - HOLST: Planets (The) / The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18
7:58
27
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
28
Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein - Gershwin: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Candide Overture; Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris
16:24
29
Chopin: Nocturne No.2 In E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Daniel Barenboim & Frédéric Chopin - 50 Bedtime Classics (By Classic FM)
4:34
30
Rossini: William Tell - Overture
The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado - Rossini: Overtures
10:58
31
String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275: III. Minuetto
Various artists - Classic Moods - Boccherini, L. / Handel, G.F. / Mendelssohn, Felix / Haydn, F.J. / Fibich, Z. / Tchaikovsky, P.I. / Grieg, E. / Dvorak, A.
3:35
32
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, Enigma: IX. Nimrod (Adagio)
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult - Elgar: Enigma Variations & Pomp & Circumstance Marches Nos 1-5
3:54
33
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - The Tchaikovsky Album
2:46
34
Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1 Lent et douloureux
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Erik Satie: The Complete Solo Piano Music
3:38
35
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"
José Carreras, London Symphony Orchestra & Jesús López-Cobos - Legends - Jose Carreras
3:47
36
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor, WoO 1 (Orchestrated By Albert Parlow)
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Best of Brahms
2:34
37
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178 "From the New World": III. Molto vivace
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
7:05
38
Verdi: La Traviata / Act 1 - Libiamo ne'lieti calici
Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra & Carlos Kleiber - Divas & Tenors
2:59
39
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Kiri Te Kanawa - Greatest Hits - Puccini
2:26
40
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 1. Introitus: Requiem
Sylvia McNair, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Requiem (Classic FM: The Full Works)
5:01
41
Prince of Denmark’s March from the Suite in D Major No. 1 "Trumpet Voluntary"
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London - Clarke: Prince of Denmark’s March from the Suite in D Major No. 1 "Trumpet Voluntary" (Digitally Remastered)
2:52
42
Jenkins: Palladio - I. Allegretto (arr. for Strings Orchestra)
Karl Jenkins, Carmine Lauri, David Alberman & London Symphony Orchestra - The Very Best Of Karl Jenkins
3:46
43
Carmen, GB 9: Prelude (Allegro giocoso)
Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Georges Prêtre - 50 Best Overtures
2:14
44
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - "Largo al factotum"
Plácido Domingo, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado - Rossini: The Barber of Seville (Highlights)
4:50
45
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2 - 6. Waltz II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Discover Shostakovich
3:43
46
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op.61, MWV M 13 - No.9 Wedding March
Boston Symphony Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa - The Yellow Guide To Classical Music
5:11
47
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Classical Music For Dogs
1:31
48
Finlandia, Op. 26
Pietari Inkinen - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 - Finlandia
8:54
49
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (1998 Remastered Version): Fourth movement: Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
Sir John Barbirolli/New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 5
9:51
50
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Königin)
Bernard Haitink feat. Edita Gruberová - Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (highlights)
2:51
51
Norma, Act 1 Scene 4: No. 4b, Aria, "Casta diva" (Norma, Chorus)
Maria Callas, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Milano, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Tullio Serafin - Bellini Norma
7:18
52
Ave verum corpus K618
Hilliard Ensemble/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Cambridge Classical Players/Roy Goodman/Stephen Layton/Stephen Cleobury & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Verspers/ Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
3:04
53
Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: X. Hornpipe
Sir Neville Marriner - Handel: Water Music
1:21
54
Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. "Dies irae"
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado & Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Verdi Requiem
2:25
55
Massenet: Meditation - Méditation from Thaïs
Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding & Jules Massenet - Fantasie
5:39
56
Appalachian Spring: Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento
Aaron Copland - Copland: Appalachan Spring, Lincoln Portrait & Billy the Kid Suite
2:35
57
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F Major, Op.68 -"Pastoral" - 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"; Overture Leonore No. 3
5:21
58
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & James Levine - Wagner: Orchestral Music
12:40
59
Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Barber: Adagio For Strings / Copland: Quiet City / Ives: Symphony No.3, etc.
8:44
60
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
Ganassi, Sonia - Rossini: The Barber of Seville (Highlights)
6:43
61
Chopin: _ - Chopin: Marche funebre [Piano Sonata No.2]
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin - Most Essential Classical Piano Music
9:02
62
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Act 2 - "O statua gentilissima"
Ingvar Wixell, Luigi Roni, Wladimiro Ganzarolli, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Complete Edition Box 15: Late Italian Operas
3:18
63
The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): The Firebird Suite (1919 Version): VII. Finale
Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & Suite from "The Firebird" [Expanded Edition]
3:27
64
Chopin: Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin - Chopin Waltzes (Classic FM: The Full Works)
1:52
65
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì
Kiri Te Kanawa - Puccini: Great Opera Arias
4:29
66
Concerto In E-Flat Major For Trumpet And Orchestra, H.VIIe: 1/III. Allegro
Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & National Philharmonic Orchestra - Discover Haydn
4:30
67
Gayaneh (Highlights from the Ballet): Sabre Dance
London Symphony Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade . Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
2:37
68
Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Herbert von Karajan - Invitation to the Dance
10:33
69
4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: 4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe Down
London Symphony Orchestra & Aaron Copland - The Copland Collection
3:31
70
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)
Chanticleer - Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas
7:32
71
Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"
José Carreras, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Colin Davis - Three Tenors - The Collection (set)
4:49
72
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace
Alexander Jablokov - Bach, J.S. / Vivaldi: Violin Concertos
4:00
73
Suppé: Light Cavalry - Overture
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Karajan Gold
7:36
74
Libertango
Yo-Yo Ma - Classic Yo-Yo
3:07
75
Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z.607 - Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Theatre Music
4:12
76
Bruch : Violin Concerto No.1 In G Minor Op.26 : III Finale - Allegro Energico
Maxim Vengerov - Bruch & Mendelssohn : Violin Concertos
7:34
77
Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians
The Cleveland Orchestra & Christoph von Dohnányi - Smetana: Má Vlast; Overtures; Dances
5:51
78
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
79
Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture (Andante maestoso - Allegro - Tempo primo)
Mariss Jansons - Wagner: Overtures and Preludes from the Operas
13:48
80
Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet & Gabriel Fauré - Fauré: Requiem; Pavane
5:14
81
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18 (Live)
Lang Lang, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Prelude op.23
2:48
82
Dukas: L'Apprenti sorcier
Los Angeles Philharmonic & André Previn - Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé Suite No. 2 / Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice etc
11:17
83
J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Radetzky March - Prussian and Austrian Marches
2:50
84
Handel: Solomon HWV 67 / Act 3 - The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Essential Handel
3:10
85
Brahms: Wiegenlied
Bryn Terfel, London Symphony Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth - BRYN
2:00
86
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 (cadenzas Barenboim) : I. Allegro maestoso [1986 Remastered Version]
Daniel Barenboim/English Chamber Orchestra & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: The Complete Piano Concertos
14:35
87
Orfeo ed Euridice, Act 3: Aria: "Che farò senza Euridice?"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard - The 50 Greatest Opera Arias
3:50
88
Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor
Eriko Sato, Edward Brewer & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - 111 Adagio! Classics For Relaxation
7:19
89
J. Strauss II: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op.325
Karl Swoboda, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Strauss, Johann and Josef: Waltzes and Polkas
13:57
90
Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture (Andante maestoso - Allegro - Tempo primo)
Mariss Jansons - Wagner: Overtures and Preludes from the Operas
13:48
91
Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre & Eric Whitacre Singers - Light & Gold
4:15
92
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1: No. 13, Dance of the Knights (Complete Ballet)
André Previn - Prokofiev: Ballets
5:41
93
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo
Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta & David Zinman - Górecki: Symphony No. 3
9:28
94
Má Vlast, JB 1:112: No. 2, Vltava (The Moldau)
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra & Theodore Kuchar - Smetana: Má Vlast. Complete Orchestral Works
11:39
95
Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Overture
Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann - German Overtures
8:49
96
Tintagel (2007 Remastered Version)
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli - Bax - Delius - Ireland
15:02
97
String Quartet No. 5: I.
Kronos Quartet - Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass
1:11
98
Offenbach: Orpheus In The Underworld (Orphée aux enfers) - Overture
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Bizet: Suites "Carmen" & "L'Arlésienne" / Offenbach: Barcarolle; Overture "Orpheus in the Underworld"
9:38
99
Weber : Der Freischütz : Overture To Act 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt feat. Berliner Philharmoniker - Weber : Der Freischütz
9:56
100
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, MC 6.8 "Fatto per la Notte di Natale" - 2. Allegro
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Naoko Tanaka, Eric Wyrick, Eric Bartlett & Edward Brewer - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Highlights
2:16