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Sunday, November 25, 2007

100 Masterpieces - The Top 100 of Classical Music - Volumes 1-10



I thought it was about time that I offered up some classical music for a change here. This 10 disc set features 100 of the greatest classical songs in Western Classical Music. With selections from numerous composers, it is an easy way to familiarize oneself with some of the most popular classical works and excerpts. A pleasant listen for the initiated too. These were originally released as two compilations consisting of 5 volumes each, with the first covering the period of time between 1685-1841, and the second volume covering 1842-1928. Since my time is limited, I will post each of the 10 volumes individually.

Volume 1: 1865-1730
1. Bach - Toccata in D minor
2. Pachelbel - Canon in D
3. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 1st movement
4. Handel - Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D
5. Purcell - Trumpet Tune and Air
6. Bach - Air (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D)
7. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Spring
8. Albinoni - Adagio
9. Vivaldi - Mandoline Concerto in C, RV 425
10. Bach - Minuet and Badinerie (from Orchestral Suite No. 2)

Download: 100 Masterpeices - Volume 1 (82MB)

Volume 2: 1731-1775
1. Handel - "Hallelujah" from Messiah
2. Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from "Orpheus and Eurydice"
3. Bach - Sinfonia in G, from "Christmas Oratorio"
4. Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, 1st movement
5. Handel - Largo, from "Xerxes"
6. Vivaldi - Flute Concerto in G minor "La Notte", VI. Allegro
7. Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from "Solomon"
8. Bach - Oboe Concerto in D minor, 2nd movement
9. Handel - Concerto grosso in A minor op. 6 No. 4
10. Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, 2nd movement

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 2 (79.5MB)

Volume 3: 1776-1787
1. Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1st movement
2. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, 2nd movement ("Elvira Madigan"
3. Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro - Overture
4. Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, 2nd movement
5. Mozart - Rondo Alla Turca, from Piano Sonata in A
6. Mozart - Don Giovanni - Overture
7. Mozart - Horn Conerto No. 3 in E flat, 2nd movement
8. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, 1st movement
9. Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro - March
10. Mozart - Serenata Notturna

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 3 (83.3MB)

Volume 4: 1788-1810
1. Mozart - Symphony No. 40, 1st movement
2. Beethoven - "Moonlight" Sonata, 1st movement
3. Haydn - Symphony No. 94, "Surprise", 2nd movement
4. Mozart - The Magic Flute - Overture
5. Beethoven - Fur Elise
6. Haydn - Emperor's Hymn, from Sring Quartet in C
7. Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, 1st movement
8. Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A, 2nd movement
9. Beethoven - Minuet in G
10. Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E flat, 3rd movement

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 4 (79.4MB)

Volume 5: 1811-1841
1. Rossini - The Barber of Seville - Overture
2. Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished"
3. Mendelssohn - Spring Song
4. Chopin - Polonaise in A, Op. 40 No. 3, "Military"
5. Schubert - Ballet Music in G, from "Rosamunde"
6. Weber - Der Freischutz - Overture
7. Schubert - Ave Maria
8. Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A, "Italian", 1st movement
9. Schumann - Traumerci
10. Schubert - German Dance No. 1

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 5 (85.2MB)

Volume 6: 1842-1853
1. Mendelssohn - Wedding March, from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
2. Liszt - Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat
3. Verdi - Nabucco - Overture
4. Schumann - The Merry Peasant
5. Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
6. Wagner - Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 3
7. Verdi - La Traviata - Prelude to Act 1
8. Wagner - Tannhauser - Arrival of the Guests at Wartburg
9. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, 2nd movement
10. Suppe - Poet and Peasant - Overture

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 6 (81.3MB)

Volume 7: 1854-1866
1. Offenbach - Orpheus in the Underworld - Overture
2. Rubinstein - Melody in F
3. Liszt - Les Preludes
4. Brahms - Waltz in A flat
5. Verdi - The Force of Destiny - Overture
6. Grieg - I Love You
7. Smetana - The Bartered Bride - Overture
8. Offenbach - Barcarolle, from "The Tales of Hoffmann"
9. Strauss II - Tritsch Tratsch Polka
10. Suppe - Light Cavalry - Overture

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 7 (63.6MB)

Volume 8: 1867-1876
1. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, 1st movement (excerpt)
2. Brahms - Cradle Song
3. Smetana - The Moldau
4. Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries, from "The Valkyrie"
5. Grieg - Morning, from "Peer Gynt"
6. Bizet - Les Toreadors, from "Carmen"
7. Delibes - Notturno, from "Coppelia"
8. Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave, Op. 31
9. Bizet - L'Arlesienne - Intermezzo
10. Strauss II - The Blue Danube - Waltz

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 8 (83.9MB)

Volume 9: 1877-1893
1. Tchaikovsky - Polonaise, from "Eugene Onegin"
2. Dvorak - Symphony No. 9, from "The New World"
3. Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers, from "The Nutcracker"
4. Rimsky-Korsakov - Alborado, from "Capriccio Espagnol"
5. Grieg - The Last Spring
6. Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 2
7. Tchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty - Introduction
8. Wagner - Siegfried's Death and Funeral March, from "Twilight of the Gods"
9. Dvorak - Songs My Mother Taught Me
10. Strauss II - Emperor Waltz

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 9 (82.4MB)

Volume 10: 1894-1928
1. Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra - Fanfare
2. Mahler - Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto
3. Sibelius - Finlandia
4. Rimsky-Korsakov - Dance of the Bumble Bee
5. Massenet - Meditation, from "Thais"
6. Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance - March No. 1
7. Dvorak - Humoresque
8. Sibelius - Valse Triste
9. Strauss II - Vienna Blood - Waltz
10. Ravel - Bolero

Download: 100 Masterpieces - Volume 10 (89.79MB)

15 comments:

Django said...

Many thanks for this collection! My girlfriend says she "likes classical music" but doesn't actually know who's-who, etc. so this will be a great help.

Anonymous said...

SNAP! There's loads of stuff I like but I have no idea who composed it or what it's called. This collection probsbly contains all I like and more besides.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

very beautiful music and thank you for the early Christmas gift .... happy holidays .... I love this

Zer0_II said...

I was worried that this classical collection wouldn't be well recieved. I suppose I was wrong...

I'm happy that you all are enjoying this collection. I should have the remaining volumes up before the end of the night.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!
Classical is the only genre I don't feel I know much about - and this is a GREAT collection for "beginners".

CylonDetector2000 said...

Bravo! Thanks for a superb collection. Unfortunately, it appears that Volume 7 is incomplete. Only seven of the 10 music files unpacked (same result for two download attempts).

Zer0_II said...

CylonDetector2000:
I'll check on Volume 7. I probably either made a mistake when placing the files in the .rar archive, or I'm missing a few files and didn't notice. It doesn't sound as if it's a problem on your end though. I might not be home for a couple of days, so if you see this before I get a chance to respond, please acknowledge my comment so that I know you'll be coming back. Thanks for pointing out the problem though.

CylonDetector2000 said...

Thanks for responding to my comment, Zer0_II. I will be coming back.

Anonymous said...

Is Vol. 7 still 3 tracks short?

zilo79 said...

The missing pieces on Vol. 7 are FOUR: tracks 2, 8, 9, 10.
Could you please repost it? Thank you very much for your unvaluable work.

Anonymous said...

A big "THANK YOU" for this huge and amazing work.
This collection will be greatly appreciated.

Nenest

Champenoise said...

Volume 7 of 100 Classical Masterpieces is still missing the last 3 tracks. Were you able to find a fix?
It is absolutely fantastic, what a collection!

The Drum God! said...

Thanks a bunch!!!! It has many mirrors so i don't have to download from only one! Again thanks!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

thank you very much guys! good job.

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