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The Idiot's Guide to Classical Music

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Title/Composer Performer Time
1 0:43
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
2 0:49
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
3 0:33
Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)
4 0:43
Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)
5 0:43
Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11
6 0:52
Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67
7 0:51
Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125
8 0:44
Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
9 0:46
Ruins of Athens, incidental music, Op. 113
10 0:56
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2
11 0:51
Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14)
12 1:01
Marche de Rákóczy (Rákóczy March), for orchestra (Le damnation de Faust), H. 109
13 0:55
Carmen, opera
14 0:53
15 0:43
Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5 [aka Op. 13/5], G. 275)
16 0:38
Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov)
17 0:42
Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1
18 0:36
Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
19 0:48
Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
20 0:42
Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207
21 0:41
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202
22 0:57
Appalachian Spring, concert suite for full orchestra
23 0:37
Fanfare for the Common Man, for brass & percussion (from Symphony No. 3)
24 1:19
Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3
25 0:56
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86
26 0:39
Lakmé, opera
27 1:00
Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5)
28 1:34
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orchestra
29 0:33
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, for orchestra in D major, Op. 39/1
30 0:36
31 0:39
Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50
32 0:49
Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
33 0:46
An American in Paris, tone poem for orchestra
34 0:35
Funeral March of a Marionette, for piano or orchestra in D minor
35 0:47
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
36 0:41
Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46
37
0:37
Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
38 0:31
Water Music Suites Nos 1-3 for orchestra, HWV 348-350
39 0:44
Symphony No. 94 in G major ("Surprise"/"The Drumstroke"/"Mit dem Paukenschlag"), H. 1/94
40 0:42
The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125
41 0:32
Gayane Suite, for orchestra No. 3
42 0:34
Pagliacci, opera
43 0:50
Hungarian Rhapsody, for orchestra No. 2 in C sharp minor, S. 359/2 (LW G21/2)
44 1:38
Liebesträume, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3)
45 1:02
Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
46 1:06
A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61
47 0:42
Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90
48 0:43
Rondeau, for brass, strings & timpani (from Suite of Symphonies No. 1; "Masterpiece Theater" Theme)
49 0:25
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
50 0:51
Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525
51 0:51
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
52 0:26
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i)
53 0:30
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
54 0:36
Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy gore), symphonic poem, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov
55 0:42
Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrations other than Ravel's
56 0:35
Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts
57 0:46
Orphée aux enfers, operetta
58 0:52
Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra
59 0:56
Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337
60 0:41
Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2 for orchestra, Op. 64 ter
61 0:50
Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60
62 0:30
Turandot, opera
63 1:05
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
64 0:48
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
65 0:31
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43
66 0:42
Boléro, ballet for orchestra
67 0:41
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane), opera in 4 acts with a prologue
68 0:32
Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra
69 0:35
Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
70 0:35
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera
71 0:18
Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell)
72 0:41
Danse macabre, symphonic poem in G minor, Op. 40
73 0:41
Gymnopedie for piano No. 1
74 0:41
Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759
75 0:40
Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
76 0:49
Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26
77 0:37
Valse Triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
78 0:32
The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
79 0:34
Semper Fidelis, march for band
80 0:35
An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314)
81 0:42
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), waltz for orchestra, Op. 325 (RV 325)
82 0:28
Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176)
83 0:44
L' oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
84 1:30
Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71
85 0:29
The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20
86 0:27
The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66
87 0:26
Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions)
88 0:43
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
89 0:41
1812 -- Festival Overture, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 49
90 1:01
Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love")
91 0:36
Aida, opera
92 0:37
Il Trovatore, opera
93 0:32
Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem)
94 0:37
Rigoletto, opera
95 0:40
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
96
0:26
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297
97 0:33
Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75
98 0:39
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b
99 0:48
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