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1. Beethoven: Symphony #9

2. Beethoven: Symphony #5

3. Beethoven: Symphony #7

4. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

5. Beethoven: Symphony #6 “Pastoral”

6. Dvorak: Symphony #9 “From the New World”

7. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2

8. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

9. Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 “Emperor”

10. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

11. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

12. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

13. Ravel: Bolero

14. Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasy

15. Vivaldi: Four Seasons

16. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d minor

17. Holst: The Planets

18. Barber: Adagio for Strings

19. Mozart: Symphony #40

20. Copland: Appalachian Spring

21. Smetana: The Moldau

22. Pachelbel: Canon

23. Beethoven: Piano Sonata #14 “Moonlight”

24. Debussy: Clair de Lune

25. Handel: Messiah

26. Rachmaninoff: Paganini Rhapsody

27. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

28. Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 “Organ”

29. Mozart: Requiem

30. Williams: Theme from “Star Wars”

31. Beethoven: Violin Concerto

32. Orff: Carmina Burana

33. Grieg: Piano Concerto

34. Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

35. Sibelius: Finlandia

36. Mozart: Marriage of Figaro

37. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto

38. Beethoven: Symphony #3 “Eroica”

39. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1

40. Elgar: Enigma Variations

41. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

42. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

43. Dvorak: Cello Concerto

44. Mozart: Magic Flute

45. Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances

46. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

47. Grieg: Peer Gynt

48. Satie: Gymnopedies

49. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

50. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

51. Bach: Goldberg Variations

52. Handel: Water Music

53. Albinoni: Adagio in g minor

54. Bach: Mass in b minor

55. Mozart: Piano Concerto #21

56. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins

57. Mahler: Symphony #5: Adagietto

58. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

59. Anonymous: Romance for Guitar

60. Massenet: Thais: Meditation

61. Strauss, Richard: Der Rosenkavalier

62. Wagner: Die Valkure: Ride of the Valkyries

63. Bach: Cello Suite #1

64. Bernstein: Candide Overture

65. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3

66. Williams: Theme from “Jurassic Park”

67. Mozart: Symphony #41 “Jupiter”

68. Bach: Air on the G String

69. Chopin: Piano Concerto #1

70. Shostakovich: Jazz Suite: Waltz

71. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

72. Khachaturian: Spartacus: Adagio

73. Brahms: German Requiem

74. Rossini: William Tell: Overture

75. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze

76. Schubert: “Trout” Quintet

77. Faure: Requiem

78. Bizet: Carmen

79. Brahms: Symphony #3

80. Boccherini: Night Music on the Streets of Madrid

81. Brahms: Symphony #4

82. Stravinsky: The Firebird

83. Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium

84. Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

85. Rachmaninoff: Symphony #2

86. Wagner: Tannhauser: Festmarsch

87. Sibelius: Symphony #2

88. Chopin: Piano Concerto #2

89. Delibes: Lakme: Flower Duet

90. Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto

91. Beethoven: Fur Elise

92. Puccini: Turandot: Nessun Dorma

93. Mozart: Piano Concerto #20

94. Mendelssohn, Felix: Midsummer Night’s Dream

95. Morricone: Cinema Paradiso: The Love Theme

96. Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

97. Brahms: Violin Concerto

98. Mozart: Don Giovanni

99. Williams: Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

100. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

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