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Classical Music - A Starter Collection

If you are new to classical music, here is a list of pieces that you could use to begin a classical music library:


 Bach:  The Brandenburg Concerti

 Bach:  Goldberg Variations

 Bach:  Orchestral Suite #3 (Air on the G string)

 Bach:  Violin Concerto #2

 Barber:  Adagio for Strings

 Beethoven:  "Moonlight Sonata", Piano Sonata #14

 Beethoven:  Piano Concerto #5, "Emperor"

 Beethoven:  Symphony #3, "Eroica"

 Beethoven:  Symphony #5

 Beethoven:  Symphony #6, "Pastoral"

 Beethoven:  Symphony #7

 Beethoven:  Symphony #9, "Choral"

 Beethoven:  Violin Concerto in D

 Berlioz:  Symphonie Fantastique

 Bernstein:  Candide Overture

 Bizet:  Carmen

 Boccherini:  Minuet in G

 Borodin:  Nocturne for Strings

 Brahms:  Piano Concerto #1

 Brahms:  Symphony #1

 Brahms:  Symphony #3

 Brahms:  Variations on a Theme by Haydn

 Brahms:  Violin Concerto

 Bruch:  Scottish Fantasy

 Chopin:  Piano Concerto #1

 Copland:  Appalachian Spring

 Copland:  Fanfare for the Common Man

 Debussy:  Clair de lune

 Debussy:  La Mer

 Debussy:  Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

 Dukas:  The Sorcerer's Apprentice

 Dvorak:  Cello Concerto

 Dvorak:  Slavonic Dances

 Dvorak:  String Quartet #12, "American"

 Dvorak:  Symphony #9, "New World"

 Elgar:  Enigma Variations

 Faure:  Pavane

 Gershwin:  An American in Paris

 Gershwin:  Rhapsody in Blue

 Grieg:  Peer Gynt Suites

 Grieg:  Piano Concerto

 Handel:  The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

 Handel:  Messiah

 Handel:  Music for the Royal Fireworks

 Handel:  Water Music

 Haydn:  Symphony #94, "Surprise"

 Haydn:  Symphony #104, "London"

 Haydn:  Trumpet Concerto

 Holst:  The Planets

 Liszt:  Piano Concerto #1

 Mahler:  Symphony #1

 Mahler:  Symphony #2

 Mahler:  Symphony #5

 Massenet:  Meditation from Thais

 Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture

 Mendelssohn:  Symphony #3, "Scottish"

 Mendelssohn:  Symphony #4, "Italian"

 Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto

 Mozart:  Clarinet Concerto

 Mozart:  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

 Mozart:  Overture to the Marriage of Figaro

 Mozart:  Piano Concerto #21, "Elvira Madigan"

 Mozart:  Requiem

 Mozart:  Symphony #38, "Prague"

 Mozart:  Symphony #40

 Mozart:  Symphony #41, "Jupiter"

 Mussorgsky:  Pictures at an Exhibition

 Orff:  Carmina Burana

 Pachelbel:  Canon in D

 Ponchielli:  Dance of the Hours

 Prokofiev:  Peter and the Wolf

 Rachmaninov:  Piano Concerto #2

 Rachmaninov:  Piano Concerto #3

 Rachmaninov:  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

 Ravel:  Bolero

 Rimsky-Korsakov:  Capriccio Espagnol

 Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherezade

 Rossini:  Barber of Seville Overture

 Rossini:  William Tell Overture

 Saint-Saens:  Carnival of the Animals

 Saint-Saens:  Symphony #3, "Organ"

 Satie:  Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux

 Schubert:  Symphony #9, "Great"

 Schubert:  Symphony #8, "Unfinished"

 Schubert:  Trout Quintet

 Schumann:  Symphony #1, "Spring"

 Schumann:  Symphony #3, "Rhenish"

 Sibelius:  Finlandia

 Smetana:  The Moldau

 Strauss Jr, J:  The Blue Danube Waltz

 Strauss, R:  Also Sprach Zarathustra

 Stravinsky:  Rite of Spring

 Tchaikovsky:  1812 Overture

 Tchaikovsky:  The Nutcracker

 Tchaikovsky:  Piano Concerto #1

 Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

 Tchaikovsky:  Sleeping Beauty

 Tchaikovsky:  Swan Lake

 Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #5

 Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #6, "Pathetique"

 Tchaikovsky:  Violin Concerto

 Vaughan Williams:  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

 Vaughan Williams:  The Lark Ascending

 Vivaldi:  Mandolin Concerto in D

 Vivaldi : The Four Seasons

 Wagner:  Ride of the Valkyries


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