Repertoire

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Adams, John

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Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Arnold, David

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Independence Day' Closing Suite

Bartók, Béla

Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest...

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Concerto For Orchestra

Bax, Arnold

Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, KCVO (8 November 1883 – 3 October 1953) was an English composer and poet. His musical style blended elements of romanticismand impressionism, often with influences from Irish literature...

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Tintagel

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.

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32 Variations in C Minor, WoO. 80

Andante Favori, WoO. 57

Overture, Coriolan

Overture, Egmont

Overture, Leonore No. 3

Piano Concerto No. 4

Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 5 (first movement, excerpts)

Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Violin Concerto

Berg, Alban

Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. He was a member of the Second Viennese School with Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, and produced compositions that combined Mahlerian Romanticism...

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Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6 (Drei Orchesterstücke)

Violin Concerto

Berlioz, Hector

Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts.

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Symphonie fantastique

Te Deum

Overture, Benvenuto Cellini

Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts)

Bernstein, Leonard

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim....

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Chichester Psalms

Symphonic Suite, On the Waterfront

The Magnificent Seven' Theme

Borodin, Alexander

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful")...

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Overture, Prince Igor

Brahms, Johannes

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist.

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Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 4

Violin Concerto

Britten, Benjamin

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, OM CH was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. He was one of the central figures of twentieth-century British classical music, and wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from...

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'Four Sea Interludes', Peter Grimes

War Requiem

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Bruch, Max

Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (6 January 1838 – 2 October 1920), also known as Max Karl August Bruch, was a German Romantic composer and conductor who wrote over 200 works, including three violin concertos, the first of which has become a staple...

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Violin Concerto No. 1

Bruckner, Anton

Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language...

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Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 9

Chaplin, Charlie

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was a British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp"...

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Smile from 'Modern Times

Chopin, Frédéric

Frédéric François Chopin or Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest Romantic composers. Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of...

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Piano Concerto No. 1

Conti, Bill

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Rocky' Theme

Copland, Aaron

Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music.

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Fanfare for the Common Man

Davis, Carl

Born in New York in 1936‚ Carl Davis studied composition with Paul Nordoff and Hugo Kauder‚ and with Per Nørgaard in Copenhagen. In 1959 the revue Diversions‚ of which he was co-author‚ won an off-Broadway Emmy and travelled...

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Buster Keaton's One Week (with film)

Buster Keaton's The General (with film)

Champions' Opening Titles and Grand National

de Falla, Manuel

Manuel de Falla y Matheu (23 November 1876 – 14 November 1946) was a Spanish composer. With Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados he is one of Spain's most important musicians of the first half...

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Debussy, Claude

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied...

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La damoiselle élue

La mer

Pelléas et Mélisande

Prélude à  l'après-midi d'un faune

Syrinx

Delius, Frederick

Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH (29 January 1862 – 10 June 1934) was an English composer.

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The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Dukas, Paul

Paul Abraham Dukas (1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man, of retiring personality, he was intensely self-critical, and he abandoned and destroyed many of his compositions. His best...

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Overture, Polyeucte

Dupré, Marcel

Marcel Dupré (3 May 1886 – 30 May 1971) was born in Rouen (Normandy, France). Born into a musical family, he was a child prodigy. His father Albert Dupré was organist in Rouen and a friend of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll...

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Cortege et Litanie

Dvořák, Antonín

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer. Following the nationalist example of Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed features of the folk musics of Moravia and his native Bohemia...

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Stabat Mater

Cello Concerto

Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)

Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Elgar, Edward

Sir Edward William Elgar (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934), 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral...

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Enigma Variations

Give unto the Lord

Sea Pictures

The Apostles

The Spirit of England

Cello Concerto

Overture, Cockaigne (In London Town)

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4

Fauré, Gabriel

Gabriel Urbain Fauré (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers....

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Requiem

Suite, Pelléas et Mélisande (Op. 80)

Fenton, George

Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with some of the most influential filmmakers. 

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Frozen Planet

Finzi, Gerald

Gerald Raphael Finzi (14 July 1901 – 27 September 1956) was a British composer. Finzi is best known as a song-writer, but also wrote in other genres. Large-scale compositions by Finzi include the cantata Dies natalis for solo voice and string...

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A Severn Rhapsody

Glazunov, Alexander

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between...

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Violin Concerto in A minor (Op. 82)

Glinka, Mikhail

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (June 1 1804 – February 15 1857), was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country, and is often regarded as the father of Russian classical music.

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Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla

Gounod, Charles

Charles-François Gounod was a French composer, known for his Ave Maria as well as his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette.

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'Judex', Mors et Vita

Gruber, HK

HK Gruber, born in Vienna in 1943, was a member of the Vienna Boys' Choir and at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik studied composition with Erwin Ratz and Gottfried von Einem, theory with Hanns Jelinek and double bass with Ludwig Streicher....

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Aerial

Handel, George Frideric

George Frideric Handel (23 February 1685, Halle – 14 April 1759, London) was a German-born British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos.

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'Zadok the Priest' from Coronation Anthems

Harman, Chris Paul

Chris Paul Harman was born in 1970 in Toronto where he studied classical guitar, cello and electronic music with Barton Wigg, Alan Stellings and Wes Wraggett, respectively.

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Amerika

Love Locked Out

Postludio a rovescio

Haydn, Joseph

Franz Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809), known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father...

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Symphony No. 82, The Bear

Symphony No. 88

Humperdinck, Engelbert

Engelbert Humperdinck (1 September 1854 – 27 September 1921) was a German composer, best known for his opera Hänsel und Gretel. Humperdinck was born at Siegburg in the Rhine Province and died at the age of 67 in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Western...

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Suite Hänsel und Gretel

Janáček, Leoš

Leoš Janáček, baptised Leo Eugen Janáček; (3 July 1854 – 12 August 1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher.

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Sinfonietta

Jenkins, Karl

Karl Jenkins is one of the most performed living composers in the world. Educated at Gowerton Grammar School, Cardiff University and the Royal Academy of Music, London, The Armed Man: A Mass For Peacealone has been performed nearly 1000...

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The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Kodály, Zoltán

Zoltán Kodály (16 December 1882 – 6 March 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is best known internationally as the creator of the Kodály...

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Dances of Galánta

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was an Austrian film and romantic music composer. While his compositional style was considered well out of vogue at the time he died, his music has more recently undergone a reevaluation...

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Violin Concerto

Lindberg, Magnus

Magnus Lindberg (born 27 June 1958, Helsinki) is a Finnish composer and pianist. He was the New York Philharmonic's composer-in-residence from 2009 to 2012.

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Chorale

Liszt, Franz

Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher.

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Piano Concerto No. 2

Lutosławski, Witold

Witold Lutosławski (25 January 1913 – 7 February 1994) was a Polish composer and conductor. He was one of the major European composers of the 20th century, and one of the preeminent Polish musicians during his last three decades.

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Mini Overture for Brass Quintet

MacMillan, James

James MacMillan is one of today’s most successful living composers and is also internationally active as a conductor. His musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection...

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After the Tryst

Percussion Concerto No. 2

Mahler, Gustav

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. A Jew, he was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire, now Kaliště...

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Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 10

Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand

Mendelssohn, Felix

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847) - generally known in English-speaking countries as Felix Mendelssohn - was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

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Overture, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Overture, Hebrides

Symphony No. 4, Italian

Violin Concerto

Messiaen, Olivier

Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex ; harmonically and melodically it is based on modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted...

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Turangalîla-symphonie

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

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Overture, The Marriage of Figaro

Piano Concerto No. 24, K491

Piano Concerto No. 25, K503

Piano Concerto No. 27, K595

Piano Concerto No. 9, K271 Jeunehomme

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K364

Violin Concerto No. 5, K219

Mussorgsky, Modest

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity...

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Boris Godunov (excerpts)

Night on the Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition (excerpts)

Nielsen, Carl

Carl August Nielsen (9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer, and is also recognized as being a skilledconductor and a violinist. 

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Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable

Norman, Monty

Monty Norman (born 4 April 1928) is a singer and film composer best known for composing "The James Bond Theme".

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Dr No (1962) The James Bond Theme

Parry, Hubert

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (27 February 1848 – 7 October 1918) was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

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Blest Pair of Sirens

I was glad

Jerusalem

Prokofiev, Sergei

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (23 April 1891 – 5 March 1953) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor who mastered numerous musical genres and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His best-known works are the...

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Ivan the Terrible arr. Goberman (with film)

Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)

Scythian Suite

Piano Concerto No. 3

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninov is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives...

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Piano Concerto No. 1

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 3

Symphony No. 2

Rasch, Torsten

Torsten Rasch was born in Dresden in 1965 and began piano lessons at the age of six. From 1974-82 he was a member of the renowned Dresdner Kreuzchor and subsequently went on to study composition and piano at the Carl Maria von Weber University in Dresden....

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A Foreign Field

Ravel, Maurice

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated...

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L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

La valse

Le tombeau de Couperin

Pavane pour une infante defunte

Shéhérazade

Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Piano Concerto in G

Suite, Ma mère l'oye

Respighi, Ottorino

Ottorino Respighi (9 July 1879 – 18 April 1936) was an Italian composer, musicologist and conductor.

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Feste romane

Fontane di Roma

Pini di Roma

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (18 March 1844 – 21 June 1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. 

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Scheherazade

Overture on Three Russian Themes

Rutter, John

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Feel the Spirit

Magnificat

Saariaho, Kaija

Kaija Saariaho (née Laakkonen, born 14 October 1952) is a Finnish composer.

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Maan varjot (Earth's Shadows)

Schubert, Franz

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.

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Symphony No. 8, Unfinished

Symphony No. 9, The Great

Schumann, Robert

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856), sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic...

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Three Romances, Op. 94

Fantasy in C Major, Op.17

Piano Concerto

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.

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Festive Overture

Symphony No. 5

Sibelius, Jean

Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957) was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity.

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&39;In the Summer&39;, Suite for Violin & String Orchestra, Op. 117

Finlandia

Karelia Suite

Lemminkäinen

Luonnotar

Nightride and Sunrise (Op. 55)

Suite, Pelléas et Mélisande

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 5

Violin Concerto

Smetana, Bedřich

Bedřich Smetana (2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in...

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Šárka from Ma Vlast

Vltava from Ma Vlast

Overture, The Bartered Bride

Strauss, Johann

Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Baptist Strauss or Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, or the Son (German: Sohn), was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed...

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Die Fledermaus

Strauss, Richard

Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.

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Don Juan

Don Quixote

Four Last Songs

Metamorphosen

Horn Concerto No. 2

Suite, Der Rosenkavalier

Stravinsky, Igor

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (7 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian, and later French and American composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.

Stravinsky's...

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'Infernal Dance', The Firebird

The Firebird

Suite, The Firebird (1919)

Symphony of Psalms

Suk, Josef

Josef Suk (4 January 1874 – 29 May 1935) was a Czech composer and violinist.

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Asrael Symphony

Praga

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893), anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of The Russian Orthodox...

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Manfred Symphony

Nutcracker (excerpts)

Piano Concerto No. 1

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Little Russian (Op. 17)

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, (Op. 64)

Violin Concerto

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958), OM, was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music and film scores.

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Five Variants of Dives & Lazarus

The Lark Ascending

Symphony No. 3, Pastoral

Symphony No. 5

Walton, William

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. His best-known works include Façade...

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Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario

Cello Concerto

Weber, Carl Maria Von

Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 – 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.

Weber's operas Der...

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Overture, Der Freischütz

Williams, John

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws...

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Can You Read My Mind, Love Theme from 'Superman

Hedwig's Theme' from Harry Potter

March from 'Superman

Raider's March' from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Star Wars Main Title

Zimmer, Hans

Hans Florian Zimmer (born 12 September 1957) is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 100 films, including award-winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998), Gladiator...

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Gladiator in Concert (with film)