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Most Popular Classical Music Works

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

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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") - Antonin Dvorak

38. Canon - Johann Pachelbel

39. Air - Johann Sebastian Bach

40. Bolero - Maurice Ravel

Ludwig von Beethoven
Ludwig von 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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