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Symphonie Fantastique, by Hector Berlioz

Symphonie Fantastique
Hector Berlioz
The quintessential Romantic, Berlioz built this lush, emotional work around the story of a gifted artist who, in the depths of lovesickness, poisons himself with opium. Leonard Bernstein said this was the first musical expedition into psychedelia, due to its hallucinatory, dream-like nature.


intense, emotional

WORK OF ART

Rite of Spring, by Igor Stravinsky

Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky
When first performed in 1913, this complex and unpredictable masterpiece caused fistfights in the aisles. It continues to shock, stir, and confound listeners to this day. Written as a ballet around a series of episodes depicting a pagan spring ritual, it's a powerful and dramatic statement.

dazzling & powerful

SYMPHONY

Symphony No. 1, by Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1
Johannes Brahms
Brahms's First is surely the most overtly dramatic of his four symphonies. Grand in its large and emphatic gestures and integrating high drama, lyricism, and an emotional, magnificent finale, this work firmly established Brahms as a worthy successor to Beethoven.

final masterwork &

TRUE GENIUS

Requiem, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mystery and myth still surround this, one of classical music's most towering and iconic artistic achievements. Featuring solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, much of this solemn and powerful rumination on the gravitas of mortality was written from Mozart's own deathbed.


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Chant: Music for the Soul

Chant: Music for the Soul (2008) more music like this

by Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
composed by Gregorian Chant, Recorded Sound

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The Best of Italian Opera

The Best of Italian Opera (1997) more music like this

by Anna Moffo (vocals), Carlo del Monte (vocals), Floriana Cavalli (vocals), Franco Corelli (tenor), Giuseppe Campora (vocals), Mario Sereni (vocals), Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Robert Merrill (baritone), Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
composed by Adrian Denss, Amilcare Ponchielli, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Pasi=n

Pasi=n (2012) more music like this

by Milo▄ Karadaglic (guitar), EuropSischen FilmPhilharmonie, Christoph Israel (conductor)
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Brahms: Complete Piano Quartets

Brahms: Complete Piano Quartets (1996)

by Beaux Arts Trio, Bernard Greenhouse (cello), Daniel Guilet (violin), Isidore Cohen (violin), Menahem Pressler (piano), Walter Trampler (viola)
composed by Johannes Brahms

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Bach: The Art of Fugue

Bach: The Art of Fugue (2003)

by Emerson String Quartet
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

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The Story of Beethoven

The Story of Beethoven (1993) more music like this

by Arthur Hannes, Guiomar Novads (piano), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jonel Perlea (conductor)
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven

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Wagner: Operatic Highlights

Wagner: Operatic Highlights

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (1998)

by Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Chorus (choir, chorus), Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

There are only so many ways you can say it, but it's worth repeating: the combination of Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra is one of the all-time best when it comes to performing Russian music... read more

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Holst: The Planets

Holst: The Planets (1987)

by Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chorus (choir, chorus), Orchestre Symphonique de MontrTal, Charles Dutoit (conductor)
composed by Gustav Holst

Regarded as a masterful interpretation since its appearance in 1987, Charles Dutoit's award-winning recording of Gustav Holst's The Planets deserves all the praise it has received from fans and... read more

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1988)

by Angelo Mercuriali (vocals), Carlo Bergonzi (vocals), Enzo Sordello (vocals), Fiorenza Cossotto (vocals), Lidia Nerozzi (vocals), Michele Cazzato (vocals), Oscar Nanni (vocals), Paolo Washington (vocals), Renata Tebaldi (vocals)
composed by Giacomo Puccini

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Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids (2000) more music like this

by Graham Oppenheimer (viola), James Galway (flute), Leo Litwin (piano), Marisa Robles (harp), Martin Hoherman (cello), Samuel Lipman (piano)
composed by Aaron Copland, Camille Saint-Sadns, Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Johannes Brahms, Leon Jessel, Maurice Ravel, Paul Dukas, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Raymond Scott, Richard Rodgers, Robert Schumann, Victor Herbert, Zolt▀n Kod▀ly

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Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos

Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos (2011) more music like this

by Alfred Brendel (piano), London Philharmonic Choir (choir, chorus), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)
composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

This 2011 box set brings together Alfred Brendel's first recording for Philips of the complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas and his recording of all five piano concertos. Brendel was one of the... read more

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