rich & otherworldly

ADVENTURE

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: Goldberg Variations [includes DVD]

Bach: Goldberg Variations [includes DVD] (2013)

by Jeremy Denk (piano)
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Lost in Meditation: Meditative Gregorian Chants, Vol. 2

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Shostakovich: The Symphonies

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Cole Porter in Hollywood

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Glorious Pipes: Organ Music Through the Ages

Glorious Pipes: Organ Music Through the Ages (2004)

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Mozart: The Violin Sonatas

Mozart: The Violin Sonatas (1992)

by Daniel Barenboim (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin)
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Holst: The Planets

Holst: The Planets (1990)

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The Mozart Album

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Bart?k: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Hungarian Sketches

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Twilight of the Gods: The Essential Wagner Collection

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Cello for Relaxation

Cello for Relaxation (2001) more music like this

by Christoph Eschenbach (piano), Cyprien Katsaris (piano), Dudley Moore (piano), Janos Starker (cello), Michael Tilson Thomas (piano), Ofra Harnoy (cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano), Stephen Hough (piano), Steven Isserlis (cello), Thomas Ad?s (piano)
composed by Antonin Dvor▀k, Antonio Vivaldi, Camille Saint-Sa?ns, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Fr?d?ric Chopin, Frederick Delius, Gabriel Faur?, Jacques Offenbach, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Tavener, Max Bruch, Robert Schumann

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