The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

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The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music
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Studio album by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Released 2009
Recorded Abbey Road Studios
Royal Festival Hall
Henry Wood Hall
Genre Classical, Popular Music
Label X5 Music Group
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music is a selection of classical works recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor David Parry.[2] This recording was made in September 2009 at Abbey Road Studios, Royal Festival Hall and Henry Wood Hall in London. The result was solely for the digital market. This is the very first time a classical collection is recorded for digital release only and was 13th place on the Billboard classical music chart with more than 135,000 units sold (and counting).

Track listing[edit]

  1. Edvard GriegPeer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood
  2. Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67, "Fate": I. Allegro Con Brio
  3. Antonio VivaldiThe Four Seasons, Op. 8, "Spring": Allegro
  4. Samuel BarberAdagio for Strings
  5. Richard WagnerThe Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries
  6. Frédéric ChopinNocturne No. 2 In E-Flat Major, Op. 9
  7. Johann PachelbelCanon in D major
  8. Carl OrffCarmina Burana: O Fortuna
  9. Johann Sebastian BachOrchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  10. Gustav HolstThe Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  11. Claude DebussySuite bergamasque, L 75: Clair de Lune
  12. Giuseppe VerdiNabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va', Pensiero, Sull'ali Dorate)
  13. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467: II. Andante
  14. Johann Sebastian BachBrandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: Allegro
  15. Jules MassenetThaïs: Meditation
  16. Antonín DvořákSymphony No. 9 In E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": II. Largo
  17. Johann Strauss IIOn the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
  18. Johannes BrahmsHungarian Dance No. 5 In G Minor
  19. Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySwan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scene
  20. Erik SatieGymnopédie No. 1
  21. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartRequiem, K. 626: Lacrimosa Dies Illa
  22. Ludwig van BeethovenBagatelle In A Minor, WoO 59, "Für Elise"
  23. Edward ElgarPomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
  24. Georges BizetCarmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
  25. Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": Ode an Die Freude
  26. Jacques OffenbachThe Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
  27. Remo GiazottoAdagio In G Minor for Strings and Organ (after T. Albinoni)
  28. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSerenade No. 13 In G Major, K. 525, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik": I. Allegro
  29. Gioachino RossiniThe Barber of Seville: Overture
  30. Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 14 In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27:2, "Moonlight Sonata": Adagio Sostenuto
  31. Bedřich SmetanaMá Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)
  32. Luigi BoccheriniString Quintet In e Major, Op. 13: Minuet (Mislabeled – Should be Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275): Minuet)
  33. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSymphony No. 40 In G Minor, K. 550: I. Allegro Molto
  34. Antonín DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72
  35. Charles GounodAve Maria (after J.S. Bach)
  36. Jean SibeliusFinlandia, Op. 26
  37. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Sonata No. 11 In A Major, K. 331: Rondo: Alla Turca
  38. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Magic Flute, K. 620: Overture
  39. George Frideric HandelThe Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
  40. Edvard GriegPeer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  41. Gabriel FauréPavane
  42. Johann Sebastian BachDouble Concerto In D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043: Vivace
  43. Georges BizetL'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Prelude
  44. Johann Strauss IRadetzky March, Op. 228
  45. Ludwig van BeethovenEgmont, Op. 84: Overture
  46. Stanley MyersCavatina
  47. Arcangelo CorelliConcerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6: "Christmas Concerto": Allegro
  48. Sergei RachmaninoffVocalise, Op. 34
  49. Giuseppe VerdiMessa Da Requiem: Dies Irae – Tuba Mirum
  50. Gustav MahlerSymphony No. 5: Adagietto


  1. ^ The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  2. ^ Sanderson, Blair (November 23, 2009). "The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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