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Recommended Basic Music Library

Adam, Adolphe
Giselle (ballet music)

Addinsell, Richard
Warsaw Concerto (from the film "Dangerous Moonlight")

Albinoni, Tomaso
Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ

Alfvén, Hugo
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 19 ("Midsommarvaka")

Anderson, Leroy
Belle of the Ball
Blue Tango
Bugler's Holiday
Chicken Reel
Fiddle Faddle
First Day of Spring
Forgotten Dreams
Goldilocks Overture
Jazz Legato
Jazz Pizzicato
Phantom Regiment, The
Piano Concerto in C Major
Plink, Plank, Plunk
Sandpaper Ballet, The
Saraband
Serenata
Sleigh Ride
Syncopated Clock, The
Trumpeter's Lullaby
Typewriter, The
Waltzing Cat, The

Bach, J.S.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ

Barber, Samuel
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Bartok, Bela
Concerto for Orchestra
Romanian Folk Dances

Beethoven, Ludwig von
Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 15
Concerto No. 3 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 37
Concerto No. 5 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 73

Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Overtures: Coriolan; Egmont; Leonore No. 3
Piano Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2 ("Moonlight")
Piano Sonata, Op. 57 ("Appassionata")
Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 ("Eroica")
Symphony No. 5, Op. 67
Symphony No. 6 ("Pastorale")
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 ("Choral")

Berlioz, Hector
Les Nuits d'été. Op. 7,
Requiem
Roman Carnival Overture
Romeo and Juliet (love scene)
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Bernstein, Leonard
Candide Overture
Fancy Free, Ballet Dances from
On the Town, Dance Episodes from
On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite from the Film
West Side Story, Symphonic Dances from

Bizet, Georges
L'Arlésienne, Suites 1 and 2
Carmen Suite

Borodin, Alexander
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Brahms, Johannes
Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 15
Concerto No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 83
German Requiem, Op. 45
Symphony No. 1 in C-minor, Op. 68
Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
Symphony No. 4 in E-minor, Op. 98
Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Britten, Benjamin
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Bruch, Max
Concerto No. 1 for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 26

Chabrier, Emanuel
España

Chaminade, Cécil
Scarf Dance

Chopin, Frédéric
Ballades 1,2,3,4 (Op. 23, 38, 47, 52)
Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 11
Nocturnes
Sonata No. 2 for Piano, Op. 35
Waltzes

Copland, Aaron
Appalachian Spring (ballet suite)
El Salón México
Rodéo (ballet suite)

Debussy, Claude
Children's Corner Suite
Nocturnes (Nuages, Fêtes, Sirènes)
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Suite bergamasque

Donizetti, Gaetano
Lucia di Lammermoor (excerpts)

Dvorák, Antonin
Concerto for Cello, Op. 104Slavonic Dances
Symphony No. 8, in G, Op. 88
Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 ("From the New World")

Fauré, Gabriel
Barcarolle No. 1 in A Minor
Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 15
Requiem

Franck, César
Symphonic Variations of Piano & Orchestra
Symphony in D-minor

Gershwin, George
American in Paris
Concerto in F for Piano & Orhcestra
Porgy & Bess (excerpts)
Preludes for Piano
Rhapsody in Blue
Songs

Gilbert & Sullivan
Overtures
The Pirates of Penzance
The Mikado

Gounod, Charles
Faust (ballet music)

Grieg, Edvard
Concerto in A-minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 16
Lyric Pieces
Lyric Suite, Op. 54
Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2

Grofé, Ferde
Grand Canyon Suite

Handel, George Frederick
Messiah (excerpts)
Royal Fireworks Music
Water Music Suite

Hanson, Howard
Symphony No. 2 ("Romantic")

Haydn, Joseph
Symphony No. 88 in G

Khachaturian, Aram
Gayne (ballet suite)
Masquerade SUite

Kodály, Zoltan
Háry János Suite

Lalo, Eduard
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

Liszt, Franz
Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra
Les Préludes
Selected Piano Works

MacDowell, Edward
Concert Etude
Concerto No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 23
To a Wild Rose

Mahler, Gustav
Symphony No. 1 in D
Symphony No. 4 in G
Songs of a Wayfarer

Mendelssohn, Felix
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 25
Concerto in E-minor for Violin & Orchestra

Milhaud, Darius
La Création du monde, Op. 81
Le Boeuf sur le toît, Op. 58
Scaramouche

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Concerto No. 20 in D-minor for Piano & Orchestra, K 466
Concerto No. 21 in C for Piano & Orchestra, K 467
Concerto No. 23 in A for Piano & Orchestra, K 488
Concerto No. 27 in B-flat for Piano & Orchestra
Overtures
Requiem in D-minor, K626
Rondo alla turca
Serenade in G, K. 525
Symphony No. 35 ("Haffner")
Symphony No. 40 in G-minor, K 550
Symphony No. 41 in C, K 551 ("Jupiter")

Mussorgsky, Modest
Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel's orchestration)

Offenbach, Jacques
Gaité Parisienne

Prokofieff, Serge
Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 ("Classical")
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
Romeo & Juliet (ballet suites)

Puccini, Giacomo
La Bohème (excerpts)
Madama Butterfly (excerpts)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Concerto No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 18
Concerto No. 3 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 30
Symphony No. 2 in E-minor, Op. 27
Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Ravel, Maurice
Boléro
La Valse
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Valses nobles et sentimentales

Respighi, Ottorino
Fountains of Rome
Pines of Rome

Rimsky-Korsakoff, Nicolai
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
Scheherazade, Op. 35

Rossini, Gioachino
Overtures
Selected Piano Pieces

Saint-Saëns, Camille
Carnival of the Animals
Concerto No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra
Danse macabre, Op. 40
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Symphony No. 3, Op. 78 ("The Organ")

Sarasate, Pablo de
Carmen Fantasy

Schubert, Franz
Quintet in A, Op. 114 ("Trout")
Rosamunde: Incidental Music, Op. 26
Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished")
Symphony No. 9 in C ("The Great")

Schumann, Robert
Concerto in A-minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 54
Selected Piano Pieces
Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 ("Spring")

Shostakovich, Dmitri
Symphony No. 5, Op. 47

Sibelius, Jean
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 47
Finalandia, Op. 26, No. 7
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43
Valse triste (from Kuolema, Op. 44)

Smetana, Bedrich
Bartered Bride: Overture
Moldau (from "My Fatherland")

Strauss, Richard
Burleske for Piano & Orchestra
Don Juan, Op. 20
Rosenkavalier Suite
Rosenkavalier Waltzes
Till Eilenspiegel, Op. 28

Stravinsky, Igor
Firebird Suite
Petrouchka

Suppé, Franz von
Overtures

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich
Capriccio italien, Op. 45
Concerto No. 1 for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 23
Concerto in D for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 35
Marche slave, Op. 31
Nutcracker Suite
Overture 1812
Romeo & Juliet
Swan Lake Ballet (excerpts)
Symphony No. 4, Op. 36
Symphony No. 5, Op. 64
Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 ("Pathétique")

Verdi, Giuseppe
Overtures and Preludes
Requiem Mass
La Traviata (excerpts)

Vieuxtemps, Henri
Concerto No. 5 for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 37

Villa-Lobos, Hector
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

Vivaldi, Antonio
Four Seasons, Op. 8

Wagner, Richard
Lohengrin: Preludes
Overtures
Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg Music
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude und Liebestod

Weill, Kurt
Threepenny Opera

 
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