The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

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The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music


The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music is a selection of classical works recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor David Parry.[2] This recording was made in September 2009 at Abbey Road Studios, Royal Festival Hall and Henry Wood Hall in London. The result was solely for the digital market. This is the very first time a classical collection is recorded for digital release only and was 13th place on the Billboard classical music chart with more than 135,000 units sold (and counting).

  1. Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”: I. Allegro Con Brio
  2. Antonio VivaldiThe Four Seasons, Op. 8, “Spring”: Allegro
  3. Samuel BarberAdagio for Strings
  4. Richard WagnerThe Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries
  5. Frédéric ChopinNocturne No. 2 In E-Flat Major, Op. 9
  6. Johann PachelbelCanon In D Major
  7. Carl OrffCarmina Burana: O Fortuna
  8. Johann Sebastian BachOrchestral suites No. 3 In D Major, BWV 1068: Air
  9. Gustav HolstThe Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  10. Claude DebussySuite bergamasque, L 75: Clair de Lune
  11. Giuseppe VerdiNabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va’, Pensiero, Sull’ali Dorate)
  12. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto No. 21 In C Major, K. 467: II. Andante
  13. Johann Sebastian BachBrandenburg Concertos No. 3 In G Major, BWV 1048: Allegro
  14. Jules MassenetThaïs: Meditation
  15. Antonín DvořákSymphony No. 9 In E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”: II. Largo
  16. Johann Strauss IIOn the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
  17. Johannes BrahmsHungarian Dance No. 5 In G Minor
  18. Piotr Ilyich TchaikovskySwan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scene
  19. Erik SatieGymnopédie No. 1
  20. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartRequiem, K. 626: Lacrimosa Dies Illa
  21. Ludwig van BeethovenBagatelle In A Minor, WoO 59, “Für Elise”
  22. Edward ElgarPomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
  23. Georges BizetCarmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
  24. Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125, “Choral”: Ode an Die Freude
  25. Jacques OffenbachThe Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
  26. Remo GiazottoAdagio In G Minor for Strings and Organ (after T. Albinoni)
  27. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSerenade No. 13 In G Major, K. 525, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”: I. Allegro
  28. Gioachino RossiniThe Barber of Seville: Overture
  29. Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 14 In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27:2, “Moonlight Sonata”: Adagio Sostenuto
  30. Bedřich SmetanaMá Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)
  31. Luigi BoccheriniString Quintet In e Major, Op. 13: Minuet (Mislabeled – Should be Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275): Minuet)
  32. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSymphony No. 40 In G Minor, K. 550: I. Allegro Molto
  33. Antonín DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72
  34. Charles GounodAve Maria (after J.S. Bach)
  35. Jean SibeliusFinlandia, Op. 26
  36. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Sonata No. 11 In A Major, K. 331: Rondo: Alla Turca
  37. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Magic Flute, K. 620: Overture
  38. George Frideric HandelThe Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
  39. Edvard GriegPeer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  40. Gabriel FauréPavane
  41. Johann Sebastian BachDouble Concerto In D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043: Vivace
  42. Georges BizetL’Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Prelude
  43. Johann Strauss IRadetzky March, Op. 228
  44. Ludwig van BeethovenEgmont, Op. 84: Overture
  45. Stanley MyersCavatina
  46. Arcangelo CorelliConcerto Grosso No. 8 In G Minor, Op. 6, “Christmas Concerto”: Allegro
  47. Sergei RachmaninoffVocalise, Op. 34
  48. Giuseppe VerdiMessa Da Requiem: Dies Irae – Tuba Mirum
  49. Gustav MahlerSymphony No. 5: Adagietto

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