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100 Greatest Classical Pieces

The greatest classical compositions of all time.

100 songs (9 hours and 56 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
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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 - The Leonard Bernstein Collection - Volume 1 - Part 1
8:05
2
Mozart: Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart, W.A.: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Serenatas notturna, "Haffner" & "Posthorn"
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 / Act 3 - The Ride of the Valkyries
National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Antal Doráti & Richard Wagner - Twilight Of The Gods: The Essential Wagner Collection
5:06
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 - Absolute Masterworks - Baroque
2:21
7
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 - Chorus: "Hallelujah" (Live)
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony Orchestra & Joseph Silverstein - Hallelujah! Great Choral Classics
3:53
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 & The Firebird Suite
3:20
9
Pachelbel: Canon And Gigue In D Major - Arr. Max Seiffert
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Frank Maus - Karajan Gold
7:05
10
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 - "Choral" - 4a. Presto
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven: The Symphonies
6:22
11
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71, TH.14 / Act 2 - No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: Complete Ballets
6:24
12
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Toccata
Daniel Chorzempa - Essential Baroque
3:18
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: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 - Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 101 Classical
3:54
15
Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"
Juan Diego Flórez, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi & Carlo Rizzi - Juan Diego Flórez - The Ultimate Collection
2:24
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
8:09
17
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Panorama - Sampler (Sampler)
1:58
18
Carmen, WD 31, Act 1 Scene 4: No. 5, Havanaise, "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Carmen, Chorus)
Maria Callas - L'Eternelle
4:22
19
Suite bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune (Featured in "Man on Fire")
François-Joël Thiollier - Cinema Classics 2005
5:11
20
Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé")
Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra & Anthony Inglis - Serenade
3:51
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 / Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande
2:09
22
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - 2. Air
Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter & Johann Sebastian Bach - Classical Masterpieces Vol. 1
5:43
23
1812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 49
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Orchestra & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Marche Slave; Romeo and Juliet; Capriccio Italien; Hamlet [Expanded Edition]
15:30
24
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
2:36
25
Holst: The Planets, Op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit - Holst: The Planets
8:01
26
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini - Moses Presents Zoomer's Choice
2:59
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 - Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes
4:32
29
William Tell : Overture
Various artists - Rossini Opera Favorites
11:06
30
Boccherini: Quintet in E Major, Op.11, No.5, G.275 - 3. Minuetto ((Ferris Bueller's Day Off))
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & James Morgan - The Classics You Know
3:42
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
2:46
33
Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1 Lent et douloureux
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Satie: The Magic of Satie
3:39
34
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Vesti la giubba"
José Carreras, London Symphony Orchestra & Jesús López-Cobos - José Carreras Sings Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Mercadente, Ponchielli
3:47
35
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor, WoO 1 (Orchestrated By Albert Parlow)
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Brahms / Dvorak / Borodin / Smetana: Dances
2:35
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
8:36
37
Verdi: La Traviata / Act 1 - "Libiamo ne'lieti calici"
Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra & Carlos Kleiber - Panorama: Giuseppe Verdi (2 CDs)
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
5:03
39
Trumpet Voluntary in D Major (The Prince of Denmark's March)
Frank Shipway & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London - 100 Most Essential Classical Favorites
3:02
40
Carmen, GB 9: Prelude (Allegro giocoso)
Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Georges Prêtre - 50 Best Overtures
2:14
41
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - "Largo al factotum"
Plácido Domingo, The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado - Mad About Mad About
4:49
42
Jazz Suite No.2 : 6. Waltz II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly - Sinfini For Schools - 50 Greatest Tracks Vol. 1
3:41
43
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op.61, MWV M 13 - No.9 Wedding March
Boston Symphony Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa - Mendelssohn: The Essentials
5:12
44
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Suite - 3. The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Rimsky-Korsakov: Great Orchestral Works
1:26
45
Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.26
Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy - 101 Classical
7:56
46
Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto
New Philharmonia Orchestra and Sir John Barbirolli - Classical Study Music
9:58
47
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
48
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 - Callas Fnac Bouquet
7:18
49
Ave verum Corpus
The King's Singers - Choral Classics
4:35
50
Handel: Water Music Suite in D Major, HWV 349 - Hornpipe
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & George Frideric Handel - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks; Water Music Suites
4:03
51
Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. "Dies irae"
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Claudio Abbado & Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Verdi: Opera Choruses
2:24
52
Méditation de Thaïs
Joshua Bell, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton & Jules Massenet - The 50 Greatest Violin Pieces by Joshua Bell
5:13
53
Appalachian Spring: Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento
Aaron Copland - A Copland Celebration, Vol. 1
2:35
54
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: The Nine Symphonies
5:21
55
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D - Concert version / Dritter Aufzug - Siegfried's Funeral March
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & James Levine - Wagner: Orchestral Music
12:40
56
Adagio for Strings Op. 11
Leonard Slatkin & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - American Classics: Great American Showpieces
9:03
57
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) *: Overture
Franco De Grandis - Great Opera
6:43
58
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35: III. Marche Funébre - Lento
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin - This is Chopin
8:59
59
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Act 2 - "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m'invitasti"
Bernd Weikl, Gabriel Bacquier, Kurt Moll, The London Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - Solti - Mozart - The Operas
6:24
60
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
61
Waltz No.6 In D Flat, Op.64 No.1 - ''Minute''
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Frédéric Chopin - The Greatest Classical Show On Earth
1:50
62
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì
Kiri Te Kanawa - Escape Through Opera
4:33
63
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: III. Finale. Allegro
Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & National Philharmonic Orchestra - Haydn: 3 Favorite Concertos
4:28
64
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Kiri Te Kanawa - #top10tracks - Arias
2:26
65
Gayaneh: Sabre Dance
Wiener Philharmoniker and Aram Khachaturian - Top 100 Classical Music
2:32
66
Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Act 3 - Dance of the Hours
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Herbert von Karajan - Invitation to the Dance
10:33
67
4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: 4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo: IV. Hoe Down
London Symphony Orchestra & Aaron Copland - Copland Conducts Copland - Expanded Edition (Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring, Old American Songs (Complete), Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes)
3:32
68
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)
Chanticleer - Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas
7:32
69
Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"
José Carreras, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Colin Davis - Puccini and Pasta
4:48
70
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace
Itzhak Perlman/Pinchas Zukerman/English Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim & Johann Sebastian Bach - Bach: Violin Concertos/ Double Concerto
4:00
71
Light Cavalry: Overture
Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Paul Paray - The 50 Greatest Classical Orchestras
6:26
72
Piazzolla: Libertango
Miloš Karadaglić, Studioorchester der Europäischen FilmPhilharmonie & Christoph Israel - Pasión
3:03
73
Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z.607 - Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood - Purcell: Theatre Music
4:12
74
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.26 : III Finale - Allegro energico
Maxim Vengerov - Bruch : Violin Concerto No.1
7:34
75
Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Act 3 - Dance of the Comedians
The Cleveland Orchestra & Christoph von Dohnányi - Music of Bedrich Smetana
5:55
76
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Andrew Davis - 40 Best Classical Songs
15:52
77
Fauré: Pavane, Op.50
Leone Buyse, The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams & Gabriel Fauré - Pops In Love
6:28
78
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
2:48
79
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
11:19
80
J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Prussian & Austrian Marches
2:51
81
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 (cadenzas Barenboim) : I. Allegro maestoso [1986 Remastered Version]
Daniel Barenboim/English Chamber Orchestra & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 'Elvira Madigan'
14:35
82
Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 - Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
3:08
83
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 -
2:22
84
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice), Wq.30 / Act 3 - "Che farò senza Euridice?"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Raymond Leppard - Dame Janet Baker: Philips And Decca Recordings 1961-1979
3:46
85
Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G Minor
Eriko Sato, Edward Brewer & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Baroque - The Essentials
7:19
86
Geschichten Aus Dem Wienerwald, Op.325
Karl Swoboda, Wiener Philharmoniker & Lorin Maazel - J. Strauss: Waltzes
12:13
87
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"
Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Juan Diego Flórez - Una Furtiva Lagrima: Donizetti & Bellini Arias
4:42
88
Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture (Andante maestoso - Allegro - Tempo primo)
Mariss Jansons - Wagner: Overtures and Preludes from the Operas
13:48
89
Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre & Eric Whitacre Singers - Light & Gold
4:15
90
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, Act I: Dance of the Knights
André Previn and London Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
5:41
91
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo
Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta & David Zinman - Górecki: Symphony No. 3
9:28
92
Má Vlast: The Moldau (Vltava), JB 1:112/2
Leopold Stokowski - Smetana: Moldau; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 - Sony Classical Originals
12:21
93
Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Overture
Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann - German Overtures
8:49
94
Tintagel, GP 213
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli - 55 British Classical
15:02
95
String Quartet No. 5: I.
Kronos Quartet - Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass
1:11
96
Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld): Overture
Philharmonia Orchestra and Sir Neville Marriner - 20 Fantastic Overtures
9:18
97
Weber : Der Freischütz : Overture To Act 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt feat. Berliner Philharmoniker - Weber : Der Freischütz
9:56
98
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
99
Suppé: Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna - Overture
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit - Suppé: Overtures
8:28
100
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