The 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever

Various Artists

Release Date:

14/08/2013

Record Label:

Decca (UMO)

  1. $11.99

Disc 1 of 5

Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op.11/2

by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

8:41
2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - 1. Allegro con brio

by Wiener Philharmoniker

7:54
3

Debussy: Deux Arabesques L. 66 - No. 1 Andante con moto

by Zoltán Kocsis

3:52
4

Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Concert version / Act 3 - The Ride Of The Valkyries

by London Symphony Orchestra

5:09
5

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma" - 9. Nimrod (Adagio) (Live)

by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

4:07
6

Pachelbel: Canon in D, P. 37

by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

4:31
7

Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L.75 - 3. Clair de lune

by London Philharmonic Orchestra

5:53
8

Beethoven: Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"

by Vladimir Ashkenazy

2:58
9

Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Prelude to Act 4 (Morning mood)

by San Francisco Symphony

4:15
10

Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No. 1 in D Major: Lent et douloureux

by Pascal Rogé

3:06
11

Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A flat, S.541 No.3

by Jorge Bolet

4:54
12

J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Toccata

by Daniel Chorzempa

3:18
13

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH. 12 - No. 10 Scène: Moderato

by The National Philharmonic Orchestra

2:50
14

Chopin: Nocturne No.2 in E flat, Op.9 No.2

by Claudio Arrau

4:45
15

Brahms: 2 Rhapsodies Op.79 - No.2 In G Minor, Op.79

by Wilhelm Kempff

7:06
16

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - 2b. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

by Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1:45
17

Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma" - Theme (Andante)

by Philharmonia Orchestra

1:34
18

Delibes: Lakmé / Act 1 - "Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais"

by Dame Joan Sutherland

6:03
19

J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314

by Wiener Staatsopernchor

7:57
20

Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV 258 - 1. Zadok the Priest

by The Choir of King's College, Cambridge

5:54

Disc 2 of 5

Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale Of Tsar Saltan - 3. The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee

by Philharmonia Orchestra

1:16
2

Ravel: Boléro, M.81 (Excerpt)

by Boston Symphony Orchestra

5:14
3

Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 4. Pie Jesu

by Kiri Te Kanawa

3:45
4

Verdi: Nabucco / Act 3 - "Va, pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)

by Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

4:43
5

Handel: Water Music Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348 - 5. Air

by Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

3:33
6

Fauré: Pavane, Op.50

by London Philharmonic Orchestra

8:17
7

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L.86

by Timothy Hutchins

10:44
8

Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - La donna è mobile

by Plácido Domingo

3:10
9

Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor (Arr. Giazotto)

by Martin Haselböck

6:34
10

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op.39 - No.1 - March in D Major

by London Philharmonic Orchestra

6:33
11

Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2 - "Lascia ch'io pianga"

by Bernadette Greevy

4:48
12

Allegri: Miserere

by Saul Quirke

11:14
13

Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 - Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba

by The English Concert

3:07
14

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.21 in C Major, Op.53 -"Waldstein" - 2. Introduzione (Adagio molto)

by Radu Lupu

4:36
15

Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)

by Alan Loveday

5:00
16

Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro

by Alan Loveday

3:11
17

Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)

by Alan Loveday

4:35
18

J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Aria

by András Schiff

3:53
19

R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30, TrV 176 - Einleitung

by Wiener Philharmoniker

1:57
20

Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (From 24 Preludes, L. 117)

by Albrecht Mayer

2:40

Disc 3 of 5

Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - 5. "Una voce poco fa...Io sono docile"

by Dame Joan Sutherland

6:31
2

Orff: Carmina Burana - 3. Cour d'amours - "In trutina"

by Lynne Dawson

2:34
3

Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

by London Philharmonic Orchestra

7:15
4

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 - 3. Allegro

by I Musici

5:07
5

Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113 - 6. Golliwogg's Cakewalk

by Pascal Rogé

2:53
6

Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op.23 - In The Hall Of The Mountain King

by San Francisco Symphony

2:25
7

Massenet: Meditation - Méditation from Thaïs

by Nicola Benedetti

5:37
8

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - Overture (Sinfonia)

by London Symphony Orchestra

7:26
9

Debussy: Valse romantique, L. 71

by Jean-Yves Thibaudet

3:59
10

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - Sequentia: Lacrimosa

by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus

4:11
11

Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro

by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

5:45
12

Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 2. Romance (Andante)

by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

6:04
13

Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 4. Rondo (Allegro)

by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

3:00
14

Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A major, K331 (Third Movement - Rondo alla turca)

by Allan Schiller

3:10
15

Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - 42. Hallelujah

by The John Alldis Choir

4:00
16

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor

by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

2:12
17

Lagoya: Danses espagnolas sur les motifs de l'opéra Carmen de Georges Bizet - 2. Habanera

by Alexandre Lagoya

3:42
18

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - 2. Air

by Münchener Bach-Orchester

5:45
19

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 - Overture

by London Philharmonic Orchestra

3:51
20

J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben Cantata, BWV 147 - Jesu joy of man's desiring

by Kirsten Flagstad

6:07

Disc 4 of 5

Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2b. Tuba mirum - 2c. Mors Stupebit

by Martti Talvela

2:59
2

Verdi: Messa da Requiem - 2. Dies irae

by Ernst Senff Chor

2:46
3

Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op.72, No.2 (Live)

by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

6:41
4

Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op.34, No.14

by Vladimir Ashkenazy

5:58
5

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World" - 2. Largo

by Wiener Philharmoniker

11:03
6

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight" - 1. Adagio sostenuto

by Vladimir Ashkenazy

6:06
7

Schubert: Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839

by Elly Ameling

5:41
8

Purcell: When I Am Laid In Earth (Dido's Lament)

by Elin Manahan Thomas

4:42
9

Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - 2. Venus, The Bringer of Peace

by Wiener Philharmoniker

8:19
10

Mozart: Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550 - 1. Molto allegro

by ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA

9:31
11

Ravel: Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte, M.19 (Arr. for Oboe & Orchestra)

by Albrecht Mayer

5:55
12

Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E, Op.22 - 1. Moderato

by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

4:32
13

Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.4 in A flat: Allegretto

by Mitsuko Uchida

8:10
14

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1 - 19. Balcony Scene

by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

3:11
15

Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue

by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

13:51
16

Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"

by Luciano Pavarotti

2:57
17

J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor, BWV 232 / Credo - Et resurrexit

by Wiener Singverein

4:17
18

Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92 - 2. Allegretto

by Berliner Philharmoniker

7:45
19

Brahms: Symphony No.4 In E Minor, Op.98 - 1. Allegro non troppo

by Berliner Philharmoniker

13:00
20

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

by Iona Brown

15:27

Disc 5 of 5

Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - 2. Adagio

by Pepe Romero

11:28
2

Elgar: Sospiri, Op.70

by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

4:49
3

Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - 2. Aquarium

by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

2:05
4

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14 - 4. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo)

by ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA

6:48
5

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - "O mio babbino caro"

by Renée Fleming

2:50
6

Satie: Gnossiennes - No. 1 - Lent

by Reinbert de Leeuw

5:34
7

Handel: Water Music Suite No.2 in D, HWV 349 - 12. Alla Hornpipe

by Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

3:16
8

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op.26, MWV P. 7

by Berliner Philharmoniker

10:45
9

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No.1 In G Major, BWV 1007 - 1. Prélude

by Pierre Fournier

2:50
10

Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op.70, MWV A25 / Part 1 - "Help, Lord! Wilt Thou quite destroy us?"

by Edinburgh Festival Chorus

3:51
11

Elgar: Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op.85 - 3. Adagio

by Julian Lloyd Webber

5:15
12

Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125 - Le Cygne

by Anne Martindale Williams

3:12
13

Shostakovich: The Gadfly, Op.97 - 3. Youth (Romance)

by Erez Ofer

2:57
14

Borodin: Prince Igor / Act 2 - Polovtsian Dances and Chorus

by London Symphony Chorus

13:38
15

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 / Act 1 - 13. Dance Of The Knights

by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

5:38
16

Liszt: 6 Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 - 3. La Campanella

by Jorge Bolet

5:09
17

Beethoven: Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89

by Julius Katchen

5:04
18

Gounod, J.S. Bach: Ave Maria

by José Carreras

2:45
19

Purcell: Oedipus - Music For A While, Z583

by Andreas Scholl

4:13
20

Franck: Panis Angelicus, Op.12/V

by Luciano Pavarotti

4:02
21

Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812, Op.49 - Choral version, edited by Andrew Cornall - Ouverture solennelle "1812", Op. 49 - Choral Version

by St.Petersburg Chamber Choir

16:03
Duration:
9:11:59
Genres:
Classical
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