Most Popular Classical Music Works

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Criteria: Most Popular Classical Works are ranked for their innovation and influence, as well as their aesthetic importance, historical significance and lasting popularity.

Last Updated: 2004-11-07
  1. Hallelujah Chorus (The Messiah) - George Frideric Handel

  2. Einletung (Also Sprach Zarathustra) - Richard Strauss

  3. Blue Danube - Johann Strauss II

  4. Lullaby - Johannes Brahms

  5. Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin) - Richard Wagner

  6. Marche Funebre (Piano Sonata No. 2) - Frederic Chopin

  7. March No. 1 (Pomp and Circumstance) - Edward Elgar

  8. Wedding March (A Midsummer Nights Dream) - Felix Mendelssohn

  9. Presto (Symphony No. 9) - Ludwig van Beethoven

10. Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walkure) - Richard Wagner

11. O Fortuna (Carmina Burana) - Carl Orff

12. The Nutcracker - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

13. Rondo Alla Turca (Piano Sonata No. 11) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

14. Spring Allegro (The Four Seasons) - Antonio Vivaldi

15. Allegro Con Brio (Symphony No. 5) - Ludwig van Beethoven

16. 1812 Overture - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

17. Flight of the Bumblebee - Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov

18. Lacrymosa (Requiem) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

19. Overture (The Barber of Seville) - Gioacchino Rossini

20. Allegro (Serenade No. 13 "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik") - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

21. Romeo and Juliet - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

22. Toccata and Fugue - Johann Sebastian Bach

23. Overture (William Tell) - Gioacchino Rossini

24. Mars (The Planets) - Gustav Holst

25. The Sorcerers Apprentice - Paul Dukas

26. Adagio Sostenuto (Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight") - Ludwig van Beethoven

27. In the Halls of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt Suite No. 1) - Edvard Grieg

28. Romance (Piano Concerto No. 20) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

29. Sabre Dance (Gayane) - Aram Khachaturian

30. Adagio (Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique") - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

31. Fur Elise - Ludwig van Beethoven

32. Night on Bald Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky

33. Appalachian Spring - Aaron Copland

34. Prelude No. 4 (24 Preludes) - Frederic Chopin

35. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Franz Liszt

36. Allegretto (Symphony No. 7) - Ludwig van Beethoven

37. Largo (Symphony No. 9 "From the New World") - Antonín Dvořák

38. Canon - Johann Pachelbel

39. Air - Johann Sebastian Bach

40. Bolero - Maurice Ravel

Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach







Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner

Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss

the world's greatest orchestras
  1. Berlin Philharmonic / Herbert Von Karajan
  2. Leningrad Philharmonic / Evgeny Mravinsky
  3. Vienna Philharmonic / Karl Bohm
  4. Chicago Symphony Orchestra / George Solti
  5. New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
  6. Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Charles Dutoit
  7. The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields / Neville Marriner
  8. Orchestra Revolutionaire Et Romantique / John Eliot Gardiner  
  9. BBC Symphony Orchestra / Adrian Boult
10. Cleveland Orchestra / George Szell






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