The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry

The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

Full of the memorable and deeply sentimental moments that make classical music timeless, this collection from the LPO is riveting. The “Air” from Bach’s ethereal third orchestral suite receives a light and breezy interpretation, while the pulse of Mozart’s familiar, magnetic “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” makes it difficult to stay seated. The album rounds out with high-flying moments of electricity (Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”) and pensive, impressionistic vibes (Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”), as well as one of music’s most unabashedly romantic works: the “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Fifth.

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
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Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67 "Fate"
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Adagio for Strings
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The Valkyrie
5
Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9
6
Canon in D Major
7
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
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The Planets, Op. 32
10
Suite Bergamasque, L. 75
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
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Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
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On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
17
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
18
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20
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Gymnopédie No. 1
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Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"
22
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39
23
Carmen Suite No. 2
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25
The Tales of Hoffmann:
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Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ (Attrib. T. Albinoni)
27
Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
28
The Barber of Seville
29
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight Sonata"
30
Má Vlast (My Fatherland)
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String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11 No. 5, G. 275
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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
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Slavonic Dances, Op. 72
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Finlandia, Op. 26
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Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331
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The Magic Flute, K. 620
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Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
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Pavane, Op. 50
41
Double Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043
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L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1
43
Radetzky March, Op. 228
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Egmont, Op. 84
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Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6 "Christmas Concerto"
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Symphony No. 5
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