101 MOST ESSENTIAL CLASSICAL MUSIC PIECES EVER

101
MOST ESSENTIAL CLASSICAL MUSIC PIECES EVER

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EL 1: The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever Vol. 1

Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
2 Arabesques, L. 66

Zoltán Kocsis

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Concert version

Dritter Aufzug

London Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Suite bergamasque, L. 75

Orchestrated

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Peer Gynt, Op. 23

San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart

Erik Satie (1866 - 1925)
3 Gymnopédies

Pascal Rogé

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Jorge Bolet

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565

12.
3:27

Daniel Chorzempa

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH. 12

Act 2

The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Claudio Arrau

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
2 Rhapsodies, Op.79

15.
7:14

Wilhelm Kempff

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a, TH.35

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"

17.
1:38

Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891)
Lakmé

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Richard Bonynge

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314

19.
7:58

Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Willi Boskovsky

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, David Willcocks

Total Playing Time: 1:37:35

EL 2: The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever Vol. 2

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
The Tale Of Tsar Saltan

Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Boléro, M. 81

Original Version, M. 81

2.
5:18

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
Requiem, Op. 48

3.
3:46

Kiri Te Kanawa, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Nabucco

Act 3

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Staatsopernorchester, Lamberto Gardelli

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348

5.
3:36

Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Simon Preston

Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
6.
8:17

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Timothy Hutchins, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 3

Plácido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1750)
Martin Haselböck, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Pomp And Circumstance Marches, Op.39

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Rinaldo, HWV 7a

Edited Raymond Leppard

Act 2

Bernadette Greevy, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Gregorio Allegri (1582 - 1652)
Miserere

12.
11:18

Saul Quirke, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, Stephen Cleobury

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Water Music Suite, HWV 348-350

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"

Radu Lupu

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293 "L'autunno"

Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269 "La Primavera"

16.
3:14

Alan Loveday, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

18.
3:54

András Schiff

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176

Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Albrecht Mayer, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Mathias Mönius

Total Playing Time: 1:39:46

EL 3: The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever Vol. 3

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge

Carl Orff (1895 - 1982)
Carmina Burana

3. Cour d'amours

2.
2:39

Lynne Dawson, San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt

Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
The Planets, Op. 32

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

4.
5:14

I Musici, Maria Teresa Garatti

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Children's Corner, L. 113

Pascal Rogé

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Peer Gynt, Op. 23

San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Edo de Waart

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
7.
5:35

Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Ed. Alberto Zedda (1928-)

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626

Edition Franz Beyer

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Serenade in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

Orchestral Version

11.
5:48

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Allan Schiller

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 2

15.
4:04

The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Hungarian Dance No.5 in G Minor, WoO 1 No.5

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Weller

Alexandre Lagoya (1929 - 1999)
Danses espagnolas sur les motifs de l'opéra Carmen de Georges Bizet

17.
3:47

Alexandre Lagoya, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Kenneth Sillito

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068

18.
5:47

Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492

Original version, Vienna 1786

19.
3:58

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147

Kirsten Flagstad, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Total Playing Time: 1:32:36

EL 4: The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever Vol. 4

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Messa da Requiem

1.
3:03

Martti Talvela, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

2.
2:43

Ernst Senff Chor, Berliner Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904)
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World"

5.
11:07

Wiener Philharmoniker, Kirill Kondrashin

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Elly Ameling, Dalton Baldwin

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Harry Christophers

Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
The Planets, Op. 32

Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

10.
9:36

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Albrecht Mayer, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Mathias Mönius

Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904)
Serenade For Strings In E Major, Op.22, B.52

12.
4:36

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899

Mitsuko Uchida

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

Act 1

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
15.
13:52

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 3

16.
3:01

Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Kyrie: No.1 Kyrie eleison

Credo

Wiener Singverein, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

18.
7:44

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
20.
15:28

Iona Brown, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Total Playing Time: 2:23:47

EL 5: The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever Vol. 5

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999)
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra

1.
11:33

Pepe Romero, Christine Pendrill, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
2.
4:54

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125

3.
2:07

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, H 48

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Gianni Schicchi

Renée Fleming, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Erik Satie (1866 - 1925)
Gnossiennes

6.
5:39

Reinbert de Leeuw

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D, HWV 349

Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Simon Preston

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite for Cello Solo No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

9.
2:51

Pierre Fournier

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Elijah, Op.70, MWV A25

sung in English

Part 1

Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Stephen Doughty, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Paul Daniel

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op.85

11.
5:21

Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125

12.
3:14

Anne Martindale Williams, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
The Gadfly, Op.97

Erez Ofer, Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887)
Prince Igor

Act 2

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

Act 1

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
6 Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S.140

16.
5:10

Jorge Bolet

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Julius Katchen

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
José Carreras, Michael G. Gormley, Wiener Symphoniker, Uwe Christian Harrer

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Oedipus, Z.583

Andreas Scholl, Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Luciano Pavarotti, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Herbert Adler

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
1812 Overture, Op. 49, TH 49

St.Petersburg Chamber Choir, Leningrad Military Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Total Playing Time: 2:03:15