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100 Greatest Classical

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

100 songs (9 hours and 55 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio (Live At Deutsches Museum, Munich / 1976)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: The Amnesty International Concert; Symphonies Nos.7 & 9; Overtures; String Quartet Arr.; Missa solemnis (6 CDs)
8:05
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 - The Ride of the Valkyries ((From "Apocalypse Now"))
National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Antal Doráti & Richard Wagner - Hollywood Classics: Music From The Movies
5:07
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: 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
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Part 2 - 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult - Handel: Messiah - Arias & Choruses
4:37
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
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 - "Choral" - 4a. Presto
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies
6:22
11
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14 / Act 2 - No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Mariinsky Theatre: Great Russian Ballet
6:25
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: Overture (Marriage of Figaro)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 50 Greatest Works Of Mozart
3:57
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
Carmen (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanera)
Maria Callas - Original Hits - Classical
4:22
19
Suite bergamasque, L. 75: Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
Francois-Joel Thiollier - Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Favorites
5:12
20
Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis - The Ultimate Classic FM Album
3:50
21
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 Nos.1 & 2; Piano Concerto
2:11
22
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - 2. Air
Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter & Johann Sebastian Bach - Radiant Classics For Spring
5:43
23
1812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 49
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Orchestra & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Top 10 Leonard Bernstein
15:29
24
Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - 1. O Fortuna
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Carl Orff - New Classix 2008
2:35
25
Holst: The Planets, Op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit - Holst: The Planets (Classic FM: The Full Works)
8:04
26
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini - Sinfini Music: Best Tenors
3:00
27
Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein - Gershwin: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Candide Overture; Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris
16:24
28
Chopin: Nocturne No.2 In E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Daniel Barenboim & Frédéric Chopin - 50 Bedtime Classics (By Classic FM)
4:34
29
William Tell : Overture
Various artists - Rossini Opera Favorites
11:06
30
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
31
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
32
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219 - 1. Scene - Swan Theme
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - The Tchaikovsky Album (2 CDs)
2:46
33
Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1 Lent et douloureux
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - 50 Movie Classics by Classic FM
3:39
34
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"
José Carreras, London Symphony Orchestra & Jesús López-Cobos - Legends - Jose Carreras
3:47
35
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor, WoO 1 (Orchestrated By Albert Parlow)
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Brahms: 8 Hungarian Dances / Dvorák: 5 Slavonic Dances; Scherzo capriccioso
2:37
36
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 In E Minor, Op.95, B. 178 "From The New World" - 3. Molto vivace
Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Dvorák: Symphony No.9 , Op.95, B. 178 "From the New World" / Smetana: The Moldau
8:35
37
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
38
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
39
Trumpet Voluntary
Frank Shipway, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London - Legendary Artists: Famous Marches
3:02
40
Palladio, for Strings (Excerpt, Allegretto)
Karl Jenkins feat. London Symphony Orchestra - Classical Music 2010
3:47
41
Carmen, GB 9: Prelude (Allegro giocoso)
Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Georges Prêtre - 50 Best Overtures
2:14
42
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)
4:49
43
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2 - 6. Waltz II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Discover Shostakovich
3:43
44
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
45
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman & Rimsky-Korsakov - Classical Music For Dogs
1:31
46
Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.26
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Classical Collection: The Essential Romantics
7:56
47
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
48
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2 Scene 8: No. 14, Arie, "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Königin)
Edita Gruberova/Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Bernard Haitink - Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (highlights)
2:51
49
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
50
Ave verum Corpus
The King's Singers - English Renaissance
4:36
51
Handel: Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & George Frideric Handel - Classical Collection: The Essential Baroque
4:04
52
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
53
Méditation de Thaïs
Joshua Bell, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton & Jules Massenet - The 50 Greatest Violin Pieces by Joshua Bell
5:13
54
Appalachian Spring: Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento
Aaron Copland - Copland: Appalachan Spring, Lincoln Portrait & Billy the Kid Suite
2:35
55
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
56
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & James Levine - Wagner: Orchestral Music
12:40
57
Adagio for Strings Op. 11
Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - American Classics: Great American Showpieces
9:03
58
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) *: Overture
Franco De Grandis - Great Opera
6:43
59
Chopin: _ - Chopin: Marche funebre [Piano Sonata No.2]
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin - Most Essential Classical Piano Music
9:02
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
Un bel dì from Madama Butterfly (Act II) (Voice)
Kiri Te Kanawa - Puccini: Great Opera Arias
4:29
64
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
65
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Kiri Te Kanawa - Greatest Hits - Puccini
2:26
66
Gayaneh: Sabre Dance
Wiener Philharmoniker and Aram Khachaturian - Top 100 Classical Music
2:32
67
Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Herbert von Karajan - Invitation to the Dance
10:33
68
4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: 4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe Down
London Symphony Orchestra & Aaron Copland - The Copland Collection
3:31
69
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)
Chanticleer - Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas
7:32
70
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
71
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace
Alexander Jablokov - Bach, J.S. / Vivaldi: Violin Concertos
4:00
72
Light Cavalry: Overture
Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Paul Paray - The 50 Greatest Classical Orchestras
6:26
73
Piazzolla: Libertango (Version With Short Intro) - Arranged for Orchestra By Christoph Israel · Guitar Part Revised By Stephen Goss - Libertango
Milos Karadaglic, Studioorchester der Europäischen FilmPhilharmonie & Christoph Israel - The Classical Album 2013
2:59
74
Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z.607 - Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Theatre Music
4:12
75
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.26 : III Finale - Allegro energico
Maxim Vengerov - Bruch & Mendelssohn : Violin Concertos
7:34
76
Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians
The Cleveland Orchestra & Christoph von Dohnányi - Smetana: Má Vlast; Overtures; Dances
5:51
77
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Andrew Davis - 40 Best Classical Songs
15:52
78
Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
Leone Buyse, The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams & Gabriel Faure - Pops In Love
6:28
79
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18 (Live)
Lang Lang, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre & Valery Gergiev - Thank You For Everything
2:46
80
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
81
J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Radetzky March - Prussian and Austrian Marches
2:50
82
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
83
Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 - Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock - Classical Music For A Classic Wedding
3:08
84
5 Lieder Op. 49 (1988 Digital Remaster): No. 4 Wiegenlied (Lullaby) (Scherer) (Orch. Gamley)
Victoria De Los Angeles/Sinfonia Of London/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos - 100 Best Children's Classics
2:22
85
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
86
Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor
Eriko Sato, Edward Brewer & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - 111 Adagio! Classics For Relaxation
7:19
87
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
88
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"
Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Divas & Tenors
4:39
89
Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture (Andante maestoso - Allegro - Tempo primo)
Mariss Jansons - Essential Wagner
13:48
90
Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre & Eric Whitacre Singers - 50 Relaxing Classics by Classic FM
4:15
91
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act 1: No. 13, Dance of the Knights (Complete Ballet)
André Previn - Prokofiev: Ballets
5:41
92
Symphony No. 3: II. Lento E Largo - Tranquillissimo
Henryk Górecki - A Nonesuch Retrospective
9:45
93
Má Vlast, JB 1:112: No. 2, Vltava (The Moldau)
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra & Theodore Kuchar - Smetana: Má Vlast. Complete Orchestral Works
11:39
94
Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Overture
Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann - German Overtures
8:49
95
Tintagel (2007 Remastered Version)
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli - Bax - Delius - Ireland
15:02
96
String Quartet No. 5: I.
Kronos Quartet - Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass
1:11
97
Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld): Overture
Philharmonia Orchestra and Sir Neville Marriner - Top 100 Classical Music
9:18
98
Der Freischütz : Overture to Act 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt feat. Berliner Philharmoniker - Weber : Der Freischütz
9:56
99
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
100
Suppé: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - Overture
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit - Suppé: Overtures
8:28