Click on the links below to find out more about repertoire which will feature in forthcoming Philharmonia concerts, and to see when and where they will be performed.

Adámek, Ondřej

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New work for sheng and ensemble

Adams, John

Composer, conductor, and creative thinker - John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of music.

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The Chairman Dances

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and...

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Orchestral Suite No. 3

Barber, Samuel

Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music.

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Agnus Dei (no orchestra)

Barry, John

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011)was an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James...

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You Only Live Twice

Bart, Lionel

Lionel Bart (1 August 1930 – 3 April 1999) was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver!

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From Russia with Love

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

Dance Suite

Beethoven, Ludwig van

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

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Overture, Coriolan

Overture, Egmont

Overture, Namensfeier

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 4

Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Bennett, Richard Rodney

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Berio, Luciano

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Folk Songs

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

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

Overture, West Side Story

West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Birchall, Richard

Richard Birchall read Music at Cambridge University (studying composition with Giles Swayne) and studied as a postgraduate cellist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under Louise Hopkins. He later completed studies in Film Music...

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Labyrinth for cello and orchestra

The Wind in the Willows

Bizet, Georges

Georges Bizet (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875), formally Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer, mainly of operas. In a career cut short by his early death, he achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen...

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Carmen, Suite (excerpts)

Bordoli, Samuel

Samuel Bordoli became the first composer to create site-specific compositions for the Monument and Tower Bridge when his Live Music Sculptures were featured in the 2012 City of London Festival. His work for St Paul’s Cathedral, Live Music Sculpture...

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The Great Silence (no orchestra)

Brahms, Johannes

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

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Academic Festival Overture

Ein deutsches Requiem

Clarinet Quintet

Piano Concerto No. 1

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 3 (III. Poco allegretto), from Goodbye Again

Variations on a Theme by Haydn (Saint Anthony Variations)

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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The Young Person&39;s Guide to the Orchestra

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. 6

Symphony No. 7

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', Modern Times

Chin, Unsuk

Unsuk Chin is the Artistic Director of our Music of Today series.

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Le Chant des Enfants des Etoiles

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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Suite, Ethel & Ernest

Pride and Prejudice, Opening Title

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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Danses Sacrées et Profanes


Clair de Lune

Donatoni, Franco

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ESA (In cauda V)


Refrain II


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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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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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Slavonic Dances, Op.72

Slavonic Dances, Op.46

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

Introduction and Allegro

Sospiri (Op. 70)

Cello Concerto

Eötvös, Peter

Péter Eötvös (born January 2, 1944) is a Hungarian composer and conductor.

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Fujikura, Dai

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Concerto for flute and ensemble

Gershwin, George

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and...

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Piano Concerto

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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Autumn' from The Seasons

Violin Concerto in A minor (Op. 82)

Glière, Reinhold

Reinhold Moritzevich Glière (Ukrainian language: Ре́йнгольд Мо́ріцевич Гліер / Reingol'd Moritsevich Glier; born Reinhold Ernest Glier, which was later converted for standardization purposes; 11 January 1875 [O.S....

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Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra

Suite, The Red Poppy (Op. 70a)

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 Ludmila

Grieg, Edvard

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist.

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Piano Concerto

Hamlisch, M

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch (June 2, 1944 – August 6, 2012) was an American composers and conductor. He is one of twelve people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (also known as an EGOT). He is one of ten people to win three or more Oscars...

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Nobody Does It Better, The Spy Who Loved Me

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. 12

Holst, Gustav

Gustav Theodore Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.

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Hymn of Jesus

Ireland, John

John Ireland may refer to:

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Greater Love Hath No Man

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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For the Fallen

Allegretto, Palladio

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Kendall, Hannah

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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

Legrand, Michel

Michel Legrand (born 24 February 1932) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Legrand is a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores in addition to many memorable songs. He is best...

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I Will Wait For You', The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Liszt, Franz

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

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Les Préludes

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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Symphony No. 1

Mascagni, Pietro

Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (Italian: [ˈpjɛːtro anˈtɔːnjo ˈsteːfano masˈkaɲɲi]; 7 December 1863 – 2 August 1945) was an Italian composer most noted for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana...

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Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana

Mason, Christian

Christian Mason (b.1984) defines composition as “searching in sound for fleeting solidifications of intangible experiences”; his music, which combines an emotional aspiration to radiance with a sensitivity to natural resonance, has...

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Layers of Love

Man Made for soprano and chamber orchestra


Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (12 May 1842 – 13 August 1912) was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther...

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Cendrillon (arias and excerpts)

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, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Overture, The Hebrides

Symphony No. 4, Italian

Violin Concerto

Mosolov, Alexander

Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov[ ( Aleksandr Vasil'evič Mosolov; 11 August [O.S. 29 July] 1900 – 11 July 1973) was a Russian composer of the early Soviet era, known best for his early futurist piano sonatas, orchestral episodes, and vocal...

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The Iron Foundry

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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Horn Concerto No. 4, K495

Overture, The Marriage of Figaro

Piano Concerto No. 17, K453

Piano Concerto No. 21, K467 (II. Andante), from Elvira Madigan

Piano Concerto No. 23, K488

Piano Concerto No. 24, K491

Symphony No. 40, K550

Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, K551

Violin Concerto No. 5, K219

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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I was glad


Ode on the Nativity

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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Alexander Nevsky


Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution

Seven, they are Seven

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 3

Quintet, Op. 39 &39;Trapeze&39;

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92

Violin Concerto No. 1

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. 2

Piano Concerto No. 3

Symphony No. 2

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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Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

La valse


Piano Concerto in G

Respighi, Ottorino

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

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Pini di Roma

Rossini, Gioachino

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.

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Overture, William Tell

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist of the Romantic era. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah (Opera), Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto...

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Fantaisie for Violin and Harp

Salonen, Esa-Pekka

Esa-Pekka Salonen, born June 30, 1958 in Helsinki, is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer.

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Cello Concerto

Schoenberg, Arnold

Arnold Schoenberg (13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. He used the standard German spelling Schönberg...

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Accompaniment to an Imaginary Film Scene



Verklärte Nacht

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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Symphony No. 1

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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Piano Concerto No. 2

Spanish Songs, Op. 100

Symphony No. 10

Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 7, Leningrad

Violin Concerto No. 1

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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The Oceanides

Valse Triste

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Violin Concerto

Strauss, Richard

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

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Ein Heldenleben

Eine Alpensinfonie

Four Last Songs

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.


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Petrushka (1947)

The Firebird

Symphony in Three Movements

Violin Concerto

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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Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet

Piano Concerto No. 1

Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Variations on a Rococo Theme (Op. 33)

Tiensuu, Jukka

Jukka Tiensuu (born 30 August 1948 in Helsinki) is a Finnish contemporary classical composer, harpsichordist, pianist and conductor.

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Hehkuu for sheng and ensemble

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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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Verdi, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. Some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture – such as "La donna è mobile"...

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La traviata (arias and excerpts)

Prelude to Act I, La traviata

Wagner, Richard

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist and conductor primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").

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Götterdämmerung (excerpts)

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried&39;s Death and Funeral March

Siegfried Idyll

Prelude and Liebestod, Tristan und Isolde

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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Belshazzar&39;s Feast

Symphony No. 1

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, Oberon

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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Princess Leia's Theme, Star Wars