Must-Hear Music

This is a list of classical music pieces that are considered the best pieces of music to listen to.

ComposerTitleYearHeard?
Tchaikovsky1812 Overture1880
BarberAdagio For Strings1936x
BachAir On The G String1723x
Strauss, R Also Sprach Zarathustra1896
RossiniBarber Of Seville Overture1816
RossiniBarber Of Seville: Largo Al Factotum (Figaro)1816
StraussBlue Danube1866
RavelBolero1928
BachBourrée In E Minor1717x
BachBrandenburg Concerto No. 3: I1721
ArnaudBugler's Dream1958x
PachelbelCanon In D1694x
BachCantata 147: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring 1723x
BizetCarmen: Habanera1875
BizetCarmen: Les Toreadors1845
OrffCarmina Burana: O Fortuna1936
Saint-SaënsCarnival Of The Animals: Aquarium1886x
Saint-SaënsCarnival Of The Animals: Finale1886
BachCello Suite No. 11719x
RickettsColonel Bogey March1914
WagnerDie Walküre: Ride Of The Valkyries1856
MozartEine Kleine Nachtmusik1787
FucikEntry Of The Gladiators1897
CoplandFanfare For The Common Man1942
VivaldiFour Seasons: Spring1723
VivaldiFour Seasons: Winter1723
ChopinFuneral March1829x
BeethovenFür Elise1810
KhachaturianGayane: Sabre Dance1942
BrahmsHungarian Dance No. 51869
LisztHungarian Rhapsody No. 21847x
VerdiIl Trovatore: Anvil Chorus1853
WilliamsImperial March1980
PonchielliLa Gioconda: Dance Of The Hours1876
DelibesLakmé: Flower Duet1882
LisztLiebestraum No. 31850x
SuppéLight Cavalry Overture1866
WagnerLohengrin: Bridal Chorus1850
BrahmsLullaby1868
MozartMagic Flute Overture1791x
MozartMagic Flute: Queen Of The Night1791
MozartMarriage Of Figaro Overture1786
HandelMessiah: Hallelujah Chorus1741
MendelssohnMidsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March1842
BoccheriniMinuet1771
BeethovenMinuet In G1795x
BachMinuet In G1725
BeethovenMoonlight Sonata1801
MussorgskyNight On Bald Mountain1867
TchaikovskyNutcracker: Dance Of The Mirlitons (Reed Flutes)1892
TchaikovskyNutcracker: Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy1892
TchaikovskyNutcracker: March1892
TchaikovskyNutcracker: Tea (Chinese Dance)1892
TchaikovskyNutcracker: Trepak (Russian Dance)1892
TchaikovskyNutcracker: Waltz Of The Flowers1892
OffenbachOrpheus In The Underworld: Infernal Galop1858
RosasOver The Waves1884x
JenkinsPalladio1996x
GriegPeer Gynt: In The Hall Of The Mountain King1875x
GriegPeer Gynt: Morning Mood1875
ProkofievPeter And The Wolf: The Story Begins1936
GriegPiano Concerto1868
TchaikovskyPiano Concerto No. 11875x
MozartPiano Concerto No. 211785x
MozartPiano Sonata No. 11: Rondo Alla Turca1783
MozartPiano Sonata No. 161788
HolstPlanets: Mars, The Bringer Of War 1916
ElgarPomp And Circumstance March1901
Strauss Sr.Radetzky March1848
MozartRequiem: Dies Irae1791x
VerdiRequiem: Dies Irae1874
MozartRequiem: Lacrimosa1791
GershwinRhapsody In Blue1924x
RachmaninovRhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, 18th Variation 1934x
VerdiRigoletto: La Donna È Mobile1851
CoplandRodeo: Hoedown1942
TchaikovskyRomeo And Juliet Fantasy Overture1880x
ProkofievRomeo And Juliet: Montagues And Capulets (Dance Of The Knights)1935
MouretRondeau1729x
WaldteufelSkater's Waltz1882x
HandelSolomon: Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba1748x
DukasSorcerer's Apprentice1897
SousaStars And Stripes Forever1896
DebussySuite Bergamasque: Clair De Lune1905x
TchaikovskySwan Lake: Scene1876
DelibesSylvia: Pizzicato1876
BeethovenSymphony No. 5: I1808
BeethovenSymphony No. 7: II1812x
DvorákSymphony No. 9 (New World): IV1893
BeethovenSymphony No. 9: II1824
BeethovenSymphony No. 9: Ode To Joy1824
MozartSymphony No. 40: I1788
Rimsky-KorsakovTale Of Tsar Saltan: Flight Of The Bumblebee1900
RossiniThieving Magpie Overture1817
BachToccata And Fugue In D Minor1707
StraussTritsch-Tratsch Polka1858
PucciniTurandot: Nessun Dorma1924x
SousaWashington Post1889
HandelWater Music: Alla Hornpipe1717
RossiniWilliam Tell Overture1829

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