50 Best Classical Hits

50 of the greatest pieces of classical music ever played by world-renowned artists, the perfect introduction to classical music!

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The Greatest Classical Music Ever! 50 Best Classical Hits

1. George Frideric Handel- Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba: Solomon, HWV 67
2. Antonio Vivaldi- I. Allegro: The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E, RV 269 'La primavera/Spring' (Op.8 No. 1)
3. Johann Sebastian Bach- Toccata: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- III. Rondo (Allegro vivace): Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat K495
5. Ludwig Van Beethoven- Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op.67 - I. Allegro con brio
6. Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky- 1812 Overture, Op.49 (conclusion)
7. Ludwig Van Beethoven- 'Ode to Joy' from Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op.125
8. Edvard Grieg- I. Allegro molto moderato (excerpt): Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16
9. Jean Sibelius- III. Alla marcia: Karelia Suite, Op.11
10. Gustav Holst- Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (conclusion): The Planets, Op.32
11. Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky- Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat minor, Op.23 - I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening)
12. Jean Sibelius- Finlandia - Symphonic Poem, Op.26
13. Giuseppe Verdi- Triumphal Chorus & Grand March (Gloria all'Egitto): Aida
14. Sergey Prokofiev- Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights) (extract): Romeo and Juliet - Suites Nos.1 & 2, Suite No. 2, Op.64 b
15. Johann Strauss I- Radetzky March, Op.228
16. Edward Elgar- Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D (Land of Hope and Glory) (conclusion)
17. Sergei Rachmaninov- I. Allegro ma non tanto (excerpt): Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
18. Camille Saint-Saens- Maestoso Allegro: Symphony No. 3, 'Organ' Op. 78
19. Pietro Mascagni- Intermezzo: Cavalleria Rusticana
20. Sergei Rachmaninov- II. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt): Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18
21. Edvard Grieg- Prelude (Morning): Peer Gynt
22. Dmitri Shostakovich- Romance from the Gadfly
23. Samuel Barber- Adagio for Strings, Op.11
24. Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov- The Story of the Kalender Prince (opening): Scheherazade, Op.35
25. Jules Massenet- Méditation: Thaïs
26. Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin- Polovtsian Dances (beginning) from Prince Igor
27. Aram Khachaturian- Adagio: Spartacus Ballet Suite No. 2
28. Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky- Fantasy Overture - Romeo and Juliet (extract)
29. Ludwig Van Beethoven- II. Allegretto (abbrev. version) from Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92
30. Johann Sebastian Bach- Largo ma non tanto: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Major, BWV 1043
31. John Williams- Schindler's List - Theme
32. Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky- V. Danse des mirlitons (Dance of the Reed Pipes): The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op.71 No. 12 - Divertissement (Act II)
33. Ludwig Van Beethoven- V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn): Symphony No. 6 in F, Op.68 'Pastoral'
34. George Frideric Handel- Zadok the Priest
35. Johann Sebastian Bach- Zion hört die Wächter singen (Cantata No. 140)
36. Gregorio Allegri- Miserere a 9 (vv.1-4 & 17-20)
37. Franz Schubert- Zum Sanctus: Deutsche Messe D. 872 (mit "Gebet des Herrn")
38. Cesar Franck- Panis angelicus
39. Hector Berlioz- L'Enfance du Christ Op. 25: L'Adieu des bergers (Shepherds' Farewell)
40. Gabriel Faure- Requiem, Op.48: In Paradisum
41. Charles Gounod- Sanctus: St Cecilia Mass
42. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- Laudate Dominum: Vesperae solennes de confessore (Solemn Vespers), K.339
43. John Milford Rutter- Cantique De Jean Racine
44. Giuseppe Verdi- Ingemisco: Messa da Requiem, Sequenza:
45. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- Ave verum corpus, K.618
46. George Frideric Handel- I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano): Messiah highlights
47. Joseph Haydn- The heavens are telling (The Creation: Part 1)
48. Gabriel Faure- IV. Pie Jesu: Requiem, Op.48
49. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- 6. Lacrimosa: Requiem in D Minor, K.626, III. Sequenz
50. George Frideric Handel- Hallelujah (Chorus): Messiah highlights