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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Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes

Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes (2014)

by Maki Namekawa (piano)
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Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasía para un Gentilhombre

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50 Classics for Relaxation

50 Classics for Relaxation (2009) more music like this

by Christian Steiner (piano), Earl Wild (piano), Jose-Luis Garcia (Asensio) (violin), Keith Harvey (cello), Larry Dalton (piano), National Philharmonic Baroque Ensemble, Patrice Fontanarosa (violin), Prague Virtuosi, Skaila Kanga (harp)
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Mahler: Symphonies

Mahler: Symphonies

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Mozart: Requiem [1990 Recording]

Mozart: Requiem [1990 Recording] (1991)

by Carolyn Watkinson (contralto), Francisco Araiza (tenor), Robert Lloyd (vocals), Sylvia McNair (soprano), Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)
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The World's Favorite Piano Music

The World's Favorite Piano Music (1992)

by Van Cliburn (piano)
composed by Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Robert Schumann, Sergey Rachmaninov, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Ayre

Ayre (2005)

by Andalucian Dogs, Andalucian Dogs (chamber ensemble), Bridget Kibbey (harp), David Krakauer (clarinet), Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Eric Poland (percussion), Erik Friedlander (cello), Gordon Gottlieb (percussion), Gustavo Santaolalla (ronroco)
composed by Luciano Berio, Osvaldo Golijov

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C.P.E. Bach: Sonatas and Rondos

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by Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
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Rubinstein Collection, Vol. 49

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by Artur Rubinstein (piano)
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Handel: Messiah

Handel: Messiah (2011)

by Academy of Ancient Music, Carolyn Watkinson (contralto), Emma Kirkby (soprano), Judith Nelson (soprano), Paul Elliott (tenor), Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (choir, chorus), Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
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