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50 Greatest Classical Music Tone Poems

100 Greatest Tone Poems
Criteria: Tone Poems are ranked for their innovation and influence, as well as their aesthetic importance, historical significance and lasting popularity.
(Tone Poem: Orchestral music based on an extra musical idea.)


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2011-06-28


  1. Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky / Maurice Ravel

  2. Prelude a L'apres Midi D'un Faune - Claude Debussy

  3. Scheherezade - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

  4. La Mer - Claude Debussy

  5. Till Eulenspiegels - Richard Strauss

  6. Finlandia - Jean Sibelius

  7. American in Paris - George Gershwin

  8. Night on Bald Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky

  9. The Moldau (from Ma Vlast) - Bedrick Smetana

10. Carnival of the Animals - Camille Saint-Saëns

11. La Valse - Maurice Ravel

12. Don Juan - Richard Strauss

13. Les Preludes - Franz Liszt

14. The Planets - Gustav Holst

15. Siegfried Idyll - Richard Wagner

16. The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Paul Dukas

17. Death and Transfiguration - Richard Strauss

18. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - Edvard Grieg

19. Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss

20. Peter & the Wolf - Serge Prokofiev

21. Ein Heldenleben - Richard Strauss

22. Swan of Tuonela - Jean Sibelius

23. Nocturnes - Claude Debussy

24. The Pines of Rome - Ottorino Respighi

25. Danse Macabre - Camille Saint-Saens

26. Fountains of Rome - Ottorino Respighi

27. In the Steppes of Central Asia - Alexander Borodin

28. Francesca da Rimini - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

29. Midsummer Night's Dream Incidental Music - Felix Mendelssohn

30. El Salon Mexico - Aaron Copland

31. The Lark Ascending - Ralph Vaughan Williams

32. L'Arlesienne Suites - Georges Bizet

33. Don Quixote - Richard Strauss

34. On Hearing the 1st Cuckoo in Spring - Frederick Delius

35. Tapiola - Jean Sibelius

36. Ein Alpine Sinfonie - Richard Strauss

37. Iberia (from Images) - Claude Debussy

38. Sinfonietta - Leos Janácek

39. Lieutenant Kije Suite - Serge Prokofiev

40. Isle of the Dead - Sergei Rachmaninoff

41. The Unanswered Question - Charles Ives

42. Pelleas et Melisande Suite - Gabriel Faure

43. Taras Bulba - Leos Janécek

44. Mazeppa - Franz Liszt

45. Masquerade Suite - Aram Khachaturian

46. Tasso - Franz Liszt

47. Chasseur Maudit - Cesar Franck

48. In a Summer Garden - Frederick Delius

49. Three Places in New England - Charles Ives

50. Rosamunde Incidental Music - Franz Schubert


Modest Mussorgsky
Modest Mussorgsky

Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius

Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss






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