The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music (Including selections from the 20th Century)

    The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music (Including selections from the 20th Century)
    • The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles Radio
    • The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music (Including selections from the 20th Century)

    Songs

    1Rossini: La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder) Opera: OvertureThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    2Delibes: Coppelia (Ballet): Waltz, Act I, 2. Valse LenteThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    3Tchaikovsky: "Chanson Triste" from 12 Pieces, Op 40: No. 2The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    4Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11: Alla Marcia (March)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    5Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite 1, Op 55: Solveig's SongThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    6Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) Opera: IntermezzoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    7Sinding: Rustle of Spring, Op. 32, No. 3 (Frühlingsrauschen)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    8Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Opera): OvertureThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    9Rachmaninoff: Prelude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    10Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on "Greensleeves"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    11Holst: The Planets, Op. 32, Orchestral Suite: No. 4. "Jupiter" - the Bringer of JollityThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    12Strauss: The Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    13Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor for piano and orchestra, Op. 18: No. 3. Allegro ScherzandoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    14Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, No. 2 Waltz: Moderato-Tempo di valseThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    15Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 11 in D-flat Major, S.139 "Harmonies du Soir"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    16Brahms: Waltz In A Flat Major, Op 39, No. 15The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    17Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (symphonic poem)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    18Copland: Fanfare For The Common ManThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    19Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Symphonic Suite, Op. 35, Mvt. 3 The Young Prince And The Princess (Andantino quasi allegretto)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    20Khachaturian: Spartacus Ballet Suite: AdagioThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    21Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: Tempo di minuettoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    22Holst: The Planets, Op. 32, Orchestral Suite: No. 1 "Mars" - the Bringer of WarThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    23Schubert: Six moments musicaux, D 780 (Op. 94): No. 3 Allegro moderato in F minorThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    24Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2: HabaneraThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    25Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960: No. 3 Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezzaThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    26Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: (An Episode in the Life of an Artist), Op. 14: No. 2 "Un bal" (A Ball)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    27Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: Mvt. I Allegro con brioThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    28Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55, No. 2The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    29Delibes: Lakmé (Opera): Act 1, Flower DuetThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    30Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    31Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours (Ballet) "La Gioconda"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    32Chopin: Étude Op. 10, No. 12 in C minorThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    33Mozart: Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": Romance AndanteThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    34Waldteufel: The Skater's Waltz, Op. 183The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    35Verdi: Aida (Opera): Triumphal MarchThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    36Chopin: Étude Op. 10, No. 4 in C-sharp minorThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    37Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11 No. 1 "Intermezzo"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    38Delibes: Sylvia (Ballet): Act III, No. 20 Variation dansée (Pizzicati)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    39Tchaikovsky: Les Saisons, Op. 37a No. 6 June: Barcarolle (G minor)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    40Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269 "La primavera" (Spring): AllegroThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    41Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter" Allegro vivace (excerpt)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    42Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op. 11The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    43Liszt: Nocturne In A Flat Major, Op 62, No. 3The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    44Wagner: Lohengrin (Opera): Prelude to Act IIIThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    45Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    46Albinoni: Adagio in G minorThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    47Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 12, No. 3 "Warum?" (Why?) in D-flat majorThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    48Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" No. 1 Allegro non moltoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    49Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C- Sharp Minor, S.244 No. 2The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    50Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Op. 30, No. 6: "Barcarolle"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    51Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D.485: No. 1. AllegroThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    52Liszt: Consolation No. 3 In D Flat MajorThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    53Haydn: Concerto in C for Violin and String Orchestra, No. 1 Allegro ModeratoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    54Beethoven: Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    55Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor, No. 4 AdagiettoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    56Chopin: Nocturne In F Sharp Major, Op 15, No. 2The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    57Rossini: La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) Opera: OvertureThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    58Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K 331, No. 3 Rondo Alla Turca: Allegretto in A minor and majorThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    59Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 No. 6 MinuetThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    60Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 12, No. 1 "In the Evening" in D-flat majorThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    61Weber: Der Freischutz (Opera): OvertureThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    62Verdi: La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) Opera: OvertureThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    63Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, Musical Suite No. 1 Introduction and Royal March of the LionThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    64Chopin: Etude In C Sharp Minor, Op 15, No. 7The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    65Grieg: Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46 Morning MoodThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    66Chopin: Prelude In E Minor, Op 28, No. 4 Largo 2:00The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    67Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: Andantino - Poco Meno Mosso - Moderato No. 35 - Sostenuto - L'istesso Tempo No. 48The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    68Chopin: Prelude In A Major, Op 28: No. 7 AndantinoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    69Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob.: VII e, No. 1 for Trumpet and Orchestra: 1. Allegro (sonata)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    70Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17, No. 1The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    71Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 "Unfinished": Mvt. I-Allegro moderato (excerpt)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    72Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise": Mvt. II-AndanteThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    73Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: Mvt. II-AndanteThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    74Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, Winter: 1. Allegro non moltoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    75Ravel: BoleroThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    76Haydn: Concerto in D major, No. 11, Rondo all Ungarese (Allegro assai)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    77Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spoke Zarathustra)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    78Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23: Mvt. I-Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (excerpt)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    79Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: Mvt. I-Molto allegroThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    80Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 6The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    81Saint-Saens: Carnival Of The Animals: The AquariumThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    82Wagner: Lohengrin (Opera): Act I, PreludeThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    83Schumann: Kinderscenen "Scenes from Childhood" Op. 15: No. 7 Träumerei "Dreaming"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    84Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet, Op. 20: Act 1, No. 2 Waltz: Tempo di valseThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    85Debussy: Suite Bergamasque: No. 3 "Clair de lune"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    86Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "Autumn" No. 1 AllegroThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    87Strauss: Die Fledermaus "The Bat" Operetta: OvertureThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    88Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    89Bizet: Carmen (Opera) Suite No. 1: AragonaiseThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    90Mozart: The Magic Flute (Opera), K. 620: OvertureThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    91Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "New World" Scherzo, molto VivaceThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    92Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219: Mvt. III-Rondeau: Tempo di MenuettoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    93Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": Mvt. III-Rondo: AllegroThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    94Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: Mvt. III-AllegrettoThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    95Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1041: Mvt. I-AllegroThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    96Debussy: Pour le piano "For the piano", L.95 Suite for Solo Piano, 3. ToccataThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    97Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel (Opera): OvertureThe Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    98Strauss: Salome (Opera): "Dance of the Seven Veils"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    99Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique" : I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo (excerpt)The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles
    100Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op. 36, Enigma Variations: No. 10 (Adagio) "Nimrod"The Royal Festival Orchestra, Conducted By William Bowles

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