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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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Puccini: La BohFme

Puccini: La BohFme (1987)

by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Die Sch¸neberger SSngerknaben, Elizabeth Harwood (vocals), Gernot Pietsch (vocals), Gianni Maffeo (vocals), Hans-Dieter Appelt (vocals), Hans-Dietrich Pohl (vocals), Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Michel STnTchal (vocals)
composed by Giacomo Puccini

There is no lack of stellar, gripping versions of La bohFme on disc, and by most reckonings, this one stands toward the front of the pack. Having a cast of superstars is no guarantee that an opera... read more

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Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets (2014)

by Belcea Quartet
composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

As a dynamic young string ensemble, the Belcea Quartet recorded the complete string quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven in what seemed like record time, releasing them in 2012 and 2013 in two separate... read more

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The Ultimate Most Relaxing Guitar Music in the Universe

The Ultimate Most Relaxing Guitar Music in the Universe (2007) more music like this

by Alexander-Sergei Ramfrez (guitar), Eduardo Fernandez (guitar), Machiko Kikuchi (guitar), Sharon Isbin (guitar), Shin-Ichi Fukuda (guitar), Vladimir Mikulka (guitar)
composed by Agustfn Barrios-MangorT, Alonso de Mudarra, Anonymous, Federico Moreno Torroba, Fernando Sor, Francisco T▀rrega, Gaspar Sanz, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Isaac AlbTniz, Joaqufn Rodrigo, Joaqufn Turina, Leo Brouwer, Luys de Narv▀ez, NapolTon Coste

Putting aside criticism for the hyperbole of this double CD's title, The Ultimate Most Relaxing Guitar Music in the Universe is hard to beat for its plentiful selections, and many casual listeners... read more

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On a Cold Winter's Day

On a Cold Winter's Day (2012) more music like this

by Quadriga Consort
composed by Anonymous, English, Christmas Traditional, Irish Traditional, Nikolaus Newerkla, Thomas Weelkes, Turlough O'Carolan

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Max Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet, Viola & Orchestra; 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano; Romance for Viola & Orches

Max Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet, Viola & Orchestra; 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano; Romance for Viola & Orches (1992) more music like this

by Frantois-RenT DuchGble (piano), GTrard CaussT (viola), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Kent Nagano (conductor)
composed by Max Bruch

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Vaughan Williams: Fantasies; The Lark Ascending; Five Variants

Vaughan Williams: Fantasies; The Lark Ascending; Five Variants (1985) more music like this

by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Iona Brown (violin), Kenneth Heath (cello), Skaila Kanga (harp), Stephen Shingles (viola), Trevor Connah (violin), William Bennett (flute), Neville Marriner (conductor)
composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Holst: The Planets

Holst: The Planets more music like this

by Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor)
composed by Gustav Holst, John Williams

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition

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American Angels

American Angels (2004) more music like this

by Anonymous 4, Anonymous 4 (vocals), Jacqueline Horner (vocals), Jacqueline Horner, Johanna Rose (vocals), Marsha Genensky (vocals)
composed by American Traditional, Ananias Davisson, Anonymous, American, Benjamin Franklin White, Freeman Lewis, Joseph Philbrick Webster, Justin Morgan, R.F.M. Mann, Robert Lowry, Storm, Timothy Swan, William B. Bradbury, William Moore, William Walker

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Magnificat; Motet "Heilig ist Gott"

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Magnificat; Motet "Heilig ist Gott" (2014) more music like this

by Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Lothar Odinius (tenor), Markus Eiche (bass), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir (choir, chorus), Akademie fnr Alte Musik, Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann (conductor)
composed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

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Mahler: Symphonies

Mahler: Symphonies

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The Chopin Album

The Chopin Album (2012) more music like this

by Lang Lang (piano)
composed by FrTdTric Chopin

The Chopin Album is Lang Lang's first recording for Sony devoted entirely to the solo piano music of the Romantic master, focused on the +tudes, Op. 25, with three of the most popular Nocturnes and a... read more

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