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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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Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos; 4 Orchestral Suites

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by Alastair Mitchell (bassoon), Amanda MacNamara (violone), Anthony Halstead (horn), Anthony Pleeth (cello), Charles Medlam (viola da gamba), Christian Rutherford (horn), David Reichenberg (oboe), English Consort, Jan Schlapp (viola), Michael Laird (trumpet)
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

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The Essential Tallis Scholars

The Essential Tallis Scholars (1998) more music like this

by The Tallis Scholars
composed by Antoine Brumel, Cipriano de Rore, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Gregorio Allegri, Heinrich Isaac, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, John Sheppard, Josquin Desprez, Orlande de Lassus, Robert White, Thomas Crecquillon, Thomas Tallis, Tom▀s Luis de Victoria

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Meyer & Bottesini: Concertos

Meyer & Bottesini: Concertos (2002)

by Edgar Meyer (double bass), Joshua Bell (violin), Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff (conductor)
composed by Edgar Meyer, Giovanni Bottesini

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Saint-Sadns: Symphony No. 3; Debussy: La Mer; Ibert: Escales

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by Berj Zamkochian (organ), Bernard Zighera (piano), Leo Litwin (piano), Ralph Gomberg (oboe), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mnnch (conductor)
composed by Camille Saint-Sadns, Claude Debussy, Jacques Ibert

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Best of the Canadian Brass

Best of the Canadian Brass (1989) more music like this

by Brass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Brass, Charles Schlueter (trumpet), Fred Mills (trumpet), Mark Gould (trumpet), Neil Balm (trumpet), New York Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic Brass, Philip Smith (trumpet), Ronald Romm (trumpet)
composed by American Traditional, Arthur Frackenpohl, Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Jean Schwartz, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Luther Henderson, Spencer Williams, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Biber: The Sacred Mysteries

Biber: The Sacred Mysteries (2011)

by Daniel Swenberg (theorbo), Leah Nelson (violin), Motomi Igarashi (violin)
composed by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber was widely acknowledged as the outstanding violin virtuoso of his age, and his Rosary Sonatas (The Sacred Mysteries), his best-known works, are the most impressive... read more

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Rachmaninov for Romance: Passionate Music for Love and Desire

Rachmaninov for Romance: Passionate Music for Love and Desire (1995) more music like this

by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Bella Davidovich (piano), Byron Janis (piano), Lazar Berman (piano), San Francisco Symphony, Zolt▀n Kocsis (piano)
composed by Sergey Rachmaninov

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Dvor▀k: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

Dvor▀k: Complete Symphonies & Concertos (2014) more music like this

by Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jirf Belohl▀vek (conductor)
composed by Antonin Dvor▀k

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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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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (2014)

by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
composed by Sergey Prokofiev

Many of Sergey Prokofiev's musical inspirations were French, and a light French touch often works well in his piano pieces. With the field open to a new generation for the composer's five piano... read more

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The Lily and the Lamb: Chant and Polyphony from Medieval England

The Lily and the Lamb: Chant and Polyphony from Medieval England (1995) more music like this

by Anonymous 4
composed by Anonymous, Anonymous, English, Anonymous, English Polyphony

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Mozart: Requiem

Mozart: Requiem (2007)

by Agnes Baltsa (contralto), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), JosT van Dam (bass), Rudolf Scholz (organ), Werner Krenn (tenor), Wiener Singverein (choir, chorus), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

These performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K. 626, and his Mass No. 15 in C major, "Coronation," K. 317, date from September 1975, and though the recordings are decent for... read more

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