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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.


CLASSICAL MUSIC YOU MIGHT LIKE

Elgar & Carter: Cello Concertos

Elgar & Carter: Cello Concertos (2012)

by Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
composed by Edward Elgar, Elliott Carter, Max Bruch

Making her debut on Decca, Alisa Weilerstein presents three major works of the cello repertoire with Daniel Barenboim leading the Staatskapelle Berlin. The star vehicle, naturally, is Edward Elgar's... read more

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Glorious Pipes: Organ Music Through the Ages

Glorious Pipes: Organ Music Through the Ages (2004)

by Gillian Weir (organ), Helmut Walcha (organ), Marcel Dupr (organ), Olivier Latry (organ), Peter Hurford (organ), Peter Planyavsky (organ), Pierre Cochereau (organ), Simon Preston (organ), Thomas Trotter (organ), Ton Koopman (organ)
composed by Csar Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Dietrich Buxtehude, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Louis Marchand, Max Reger, Nicolas de Grigny, Olivier Messiaen

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Beethoven: IX Symphonies

Beethoven: IX Symphonies (2002)

by Helena Dse (soprano), Marga Schiml (mezzo-soprano), Peter Schreier (tenor), Theo Adam (bass), Dresden Staatskapelle, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Bach: Goldberg Variations

Bach: Goldberg Variations (2007)

by Simone Dinnerstein (piano)
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

2007 has been a banner year for Goldbergs; no less than five recorded versions of the piece had appeared by the end of July, including a digitally reinterpreted incarnation of Glenn Gould's famous... read more

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Romantic Arias

Romantic Arias (2008) more music like this

by Jana Sibera (vocals), Jonas Kaufmann (vocals), Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Armiliato (conductor)
composed by Carl Maria von Weber, Charles Gounod, Friedrich von Flotow, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Hector Berlioz, Jules Massenet, Richard Wagner

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann has resisted the pressure of opera companies and fans to settle on a single repertoire and has insisted on spanning the nationalities and styles of opera from the Classical and... read more

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Bach: Mass in B minor

Bach: Mass in B minor (1986)

by English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir (choir, chorus), John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

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The Ultimate Puccini Collection

The Ultimate Puccini Collection (1998)

by Alfredo Mariotti (vocals), Angela Gheorghiu (vocals), Birgit Nilsson (vocals), Carlo Bergonzi (vocals), Cesare Siepi (vocals), Ettore Bastianini (vocals), Fernando Corena (vocals), Franco Corelli (vocals), Gianna D'Angelo (vocals)
composed by Giacomo Puccini

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Franz Schubert: Winterreise

Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2001)

by Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)
composed by Franz Schubert

Christian Gerhaher's Winterreise is a respectable addition to the crowded field of available recordings, where the listener's personal preferences will play a strong role in the choice of an ideal... read more

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Bach: Sonaten und Partiten fr violine solo

Bach: Sonaten und Partiten fr violine solo (1975)

by Nathan Milstein (violin)
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Camille Saint-Sans: Symphony No 3 "Organ"

Camille Saint-Sans: Symphony No 3 "Organ" (1980)

by Michael Murray (organ), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
composed by Camille Saint-Sans

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Gregorian Chant

Gregorian Chant (1994) more music like this

by Niederaltaicher Scholaren Choralschola (choir, chorus), Konrad Ruhland (conductor)
composed by Anonymous, Italian, Gregorian Chant

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Bruckner: 9 Symphonies

Bruckner: 9 Symphonies (1990)

by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
composed by Anton Bruckner

Between 1975 and 1981, Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic recorded legacy-worthy performances for Deutsche Grammophon of Anton Bruckner's nine numbered symphonies, and this 2010 box set... read more

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