Classical Essentials

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50 essential classical tracks. Top composers greatest works, from renaissance to modernism, from choral and opera to chamber and orchestral music. Best starting point for those who are new to the fascinating world of classical.

50 songs

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    Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: AriaJohann Sebastian Bach, Zhu Xiao-MeiBach: Goldberg Variations
    3:200:30
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    La Mer, L.109: 2. Play Of The Waves (Jeux de vagues)Claude Debussy, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard HaitinkDebussy: Orchestral Music (2 CDs)
    6:270:30
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    Wagner: Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture (Andante maestoso - Allegro)Richard Wagner, Mariss Jansons, Oslo Philharmonic OrchestraWagner: Overtures and Preludes from the Operas
    13:480:30
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    13:330:30
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    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22, K. 482: III. AllegroWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Imogen Cooper, Royal Northern SinfoniaMozart: Piano Concertos 18 & 22
    12:450:30
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    Piano Trio in E flat, H.XV No.10: 2. PrestoFranz Joseph Haydn, Beaux Arts TrioHaydn: Complete Philips Recordings
    4:000:30
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    L'Estate, RV 315: III. Tempo impetuoso d'EstateAntonio Vivaldi, Fabio BiondiVivaldi: The Four Seasons
    2:300:30
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    Sonata in F Major, K. 533: III. AllegrettoRichard GoodeMozart
    6:460:30
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    Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro vivaceLudwig van Beethoven, Nikolaus HarnoncourtBeethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
    12:290:30
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    Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie "The deeps have music" (Allegretto ma non troppo)Edward Elgar, Sir John Barbirolli, Dame Janet Baker, London Symphony OrchestraElgar: Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures
    4:100:30
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    14:500:30
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    Piano Sonata No.29 in B-Flat Major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”: II. Scherzo. Assai vivaceLudwig van Beethoven, Jonathan BissBeethoven Piano Sonatas Nos. 9, 13 & 29 "Hammerklavier", Vol. 6
    2:490:30
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    10:160:30
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    Piano Sonata in B Flat Major, D. 960: I. Molto moderatoFranz Schubert, Paul LewisSchubert: The Late Piano Sonatas
    15:220:30
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    Romeo And Juliet, Op.64 / Act 1: Dance of the KnightsSergei Prokofiev, Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin MaazelProkofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2 CDs)
    5:070:30
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    4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899: No.4 in A Flat Major: AllegrettoFranz Schubert, Radu LupuSchubert: Impromptus Opp.90 & 142
    8:170:30
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    11:470:30

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