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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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Mozart: Violin Concertos (Complete)

Mozart: Violin Concertos (Complete) (1993)

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Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1995)

by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerhard Stolze (tenor), Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Deutschen Opernchor Berlin (choir, chorus), Die Schöneberger Sängerknaben (choir, chorus), Deutschen Opernorchester, Eugen Jochum (conductor)
composed by Carl Orff

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Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Russian Easter Overture

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Russian Easter Overture (2001)

by Glenn Dicterow (violin), New York Philharmonic, Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)
composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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John Rutter: Requiem & Magnificat

John Rutter: Requiem & Magnificat (1991)

by Caroline Ashton (soprano), Donna Deam (soprano), Cambridge Singers (choir, chorus), City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter (conductor)
composed by John Rutter

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Shostakovich: The String Quartets

Shostakovich: The String Quartets (1998)

by Fitzwilliam String Quartet
composed by Dmitry Shostakovich

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Voices: Chant from Avignon

Voices: Chant from Avignon (2010) more music like this

by Benedictine Nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation (bells), Benedictine Nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation (choir, chorus), Les Moniales Bénédictines De Notre-Dame De L'annonciation, Le Barroux (choir, chorus)
composed by Gregorian Chant, Mozarabic Chant, Recorded Sound

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Dvorák: Symphony Nos. 8 & 9

Dvorák: Symphony Nos. 8 & 9 (2006)

by London Symphony Orchestra, Istvan Kertesz (conductor)
composed by Antonin Dvorák

Is this recording of Dvorák's Ninth (aka, "From the New World") by István Kertész and the London Symphony the greatest ever made? How could it be? Virtually every conductor who ever held a baton has... read more

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Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo

Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo (2012)

by Alison Chaney (soprano), Danya Tiller (soprano), Emmanuel Lopez (cello), Harrington String Quartet, Ola Gjeilo (piano), Ted Belledin (sax), Phoenix Chorale (choir, chorus), Charles Bruffy (conductor)
composed by Ola Gjeilo

Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, born in 1978, received his training at Juilliard and has made New York his base of operations. This 2012 CD includes almost all of his published works for mixed voices... read more

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Danny Boy: The Music of Percy Grainger

Danny Boy: The Music of Percy Grainger (1996) more music like this

by Angela Kazimierczuk (soprano), Colin Campbell, Colin Campbell (bass), Constanze Backes (soprano), Frances Jellard (alto), Frances Jellard, Jennifer Higgins, Jennifer Higgins (alto), Julian Clarkson (vocals), Julian Podger, Lynette Alcantara
composed by Percy Grainger

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Beethoven: 9 Symphonies [Box Set]

Beethoven: 9 Symphonies [Box Set]

by Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Hilde Rossel-Majdan (alto), Waldemar Kmentt (tenor), Walter Berry (baritone), Wiener Singverein (choir, chorus), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasía para un Gentilhombre

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasía para un Gentilhombre (1994) more music like this

by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Augustín Leon Ara (violin), Christine Pendrell (horn), Pepe Romero (guitar), Neville Marriner (conductor)
composed by Joaquín Rodrigo

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