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Alexander Scriabin
   composed   
Divine Poem
Symphony No. 3 in C, op. 43
Alexander Scriabin
   composed   
Prelude and Nocturne for Left Hand Only
Op. 9
Amy Beach
   composed   
Gaelic Symphony
1896
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
The American String Quartet
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
Czech Suite
For orchestra, 1879
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
Dumka
For piano, 1876
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
Evening Songs
After poems b y Vietezslav Hálek, 1876
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
The Golden Spinning Wheel
Symphonic Poem, op. 109
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
The New World Symphony
From the New World (Op. 95)
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
The Noon Witch
Symphonic Poem, op. 108
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
Rusalka
(1900) The story told in Rusalka contains many of the same elements as Hans Christian Anderen's The Little Mermaid.
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
Slavonic Dances
For piano, 1886, and for orchestra, 1887
Antonin Dvorak
   composed   
The Water Goblin
Symphonic Poem, op. 107
Antonio Vivaldi
   composed   
The Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi
   composed   
Gloria
Antonio Vivaldi
   composed   
L'Estro Armonico
Twelve concerti for various combinations
Antonio Vivaldi
   composed   
La Stravaganza
Twelve violin concerti, 1714
Antonio Vivaldi
   composed   
Ottone in Villa (Ottone in the City)
(1713) Ottone in the City
Bedrich Smetana
   composed   
Evening Songs
Five songs, 1879
Bedrich Smetana
   composed   
Fantasy on a Bohemian Song
For violin and piano, 1843
Bedrich Smetana
   composed   
The Moldau
Bedrich Smetana
   composed   
Ma Vlast
1872-9
Bedrich Smetana
   composed   
Wedding Scenes
For piano, 1849
Camille Saint-Saens
   composed   
The Carnival of the Animals
1886
Camille Saint-Saens
   composed   
Danse Macabre
1874
Camille Saint-Saens
   composed   
The Organ Symphony
Symphony #3
Camille Saint-Saens
   composed   
Rhapsodie D'Auvergne
For piano and orchestra, op. 73
Camille Saint-Saens
   composed   
Samson and Delilah
(1877) From the Biblical story.
Carl Nielsen
   composed   
Five Poems by J. P. Jacobsen
For voice and piano, 1891
Charles Gounod
   composed   
Faust
(1859) From Goethe's Faust.
Charles Gounod
   composed   
Little Symphony for Winds
1885
Charles Gounod
   composed   
Romeo Et Juliette (1867)
From Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
Charles Ives
   composed   
The Celestial Country
Cantata, 1898-99
Charles Ives
   composed   
From the Salvation Army
String Quartet No. 1
Charles Ives
   composed   
Variations on 'America'
Originally for organ, 1891
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Claire De Lune
From the Suite Bergamasque
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Petite Suite
Piano four hands, 1889
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Claude Debussy
   composed   
Suite Bergamasque
For piano, 1890
Cristoph Willibald Gluck
   composed   
Alceste
(1767) Based on Euripides' Alcestis.
Cristoph Willibald Gluck
   composed   
Orfeo Ed Euridice
(1762) Based on the mythological journey of Orpheus to the Underworld.
Edvard Grieg
   composed   
The Holberg Suite
1884
Edvard Grieg
   composed   
In the Hall of the Mountain King
Grieg called it, “the infernal thing reeking of cow-pies and provincialism”
Edvard Grieg
   composed   
The Peer Gynt Suites
1874-5
Edward Elgar
   composed   
Cockaigne
In London Town, overture for orchestra, op.40
Edward Elgar
   composed   
The Dream of Gerontius
Oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra, op. 38
Edward Elgar
   composed   
The Enigma Variations
1899
Edward Elgar
   composed   
Salut D'Amour
For piano and violin
Edward MacDowell
   composed   
Forest Idyls
For piano, 1884
Edward MacDowell
   composed   
Woodland Sketches
1861-1908
Emmanuel Chabrier
   composed   
Prélude Pastorale
For piano 4-hands
Engelbert Humperdinck
   composed   
Hansel Und Gretel
(1893) Hansel und Gretel is often performed at Christmas time.
Enrique Granados
   composed   
12 Dansas Españolas
1892-1900
Erik Satie
   composed   
Three Pieces in the Form of a Pear
For piano four hands and version for orchestra
Erik Satie
   composed   
Trois Gnossiennes
For piano, 1890
Erik Satie
   composed   
Trois Gymnopédies
1888
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Elijah
Oratorio, 1846
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Hebrides Overture
A.k.a. "Fingal's Cave"
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Italian Symphony
No. 4
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Kinderstücke
"Children's Pieces", for piano, 1842
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Perpetuum Mobile
For piano, op. 119
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Reformation Symphony
No. 5
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Scottish Symphony
No. 3
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Songs Without Words
1829-45
Felix Mendelssohn
   composed   
Wedding March
1842, part of the Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream; commonly used as a wedding recessional
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The Clock Symphony
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The Creation
Oratorio, 1798
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The Drumroll Symphony
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
Great Organ Mass
1770
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
Heiligmesse
Mass No. 9, aka, Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The London Symphony
His last symphony, op. 104, 1795
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
Mass in Time of War
1796
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The Military Symphony
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The Prussian Quartets
Op. 50; quartets 36-41; 1787
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The Russian Quartets
Op. 33; quartets 29-34; 1781
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The Sun Quartets
Op. 20; quartets 23-28; 1772
Franz Joseph Haydn
   composed   
The Surprise Symphony
Franz Liszt
   composed   
Dante Symphony
For 2 pianos
Franz Liszt
   composed   
Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H
Franz Liszt
   composed   
The Faust Symphony
Franz Liszt
   composed   
The Hungarian Rhapsodies
Franz Liszt
   composed   
Liebestraum
3 nocturnes
Franz Liszt
   composed   
The Mephisto Waltz
1861
Franz Liszt
   composed   
Totentanz
(Dance of Death), for piano and orchestra
Franz Liszt
   composed   
Years of Pilgrimage
Piano works
Franz Schubert
   composed   
The Arpeggione Sonata
D. 821
Franz Schubert
   composed   
Die Schone Mullerin
Franz Schubert
   composed   
Great C Major Symphony
No. 9; D. 944
Franz Schubert
   composed   
Octet in F
D. 803
Franz Schubert
   composed   
Quartet No. 13, "Rosemunde" Quartet
D. 804
Franz Schubert
   composed   
Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden"
D. 810
Franz Schubert
   composed   
The Rosamunde Quartet
D. 804
Franz Schubert
   composed   
The Trout Quintet
Franz Schubert
   composed   
The “Unfinished” Symphony
Symphony #8
Franz Schubert
   composed   
The Wanderer Fantasy
For piano in four movements
Frederick Delius
   composed   
Florida
Suite for orchestra, 1886-7
Frederick Delius
   composed   
Over the Hills and Far Away
Tone poem for orchestra, 1895
Frederick Delius
   composed   
Summer Evening
For orchestra, 1890
Fryderyk Chopin
   composed   
The Black Key Etude
Fryderyk Chopin
   composed   
Fantasia on Polish Airs
Fryderyk Chopin
   composed   
Grand Valse Brilliante
Fryderyk Chopin
   composed   
Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante
Fryderyk Chopin
   composed   
The Minute Waltz
Fryderyk Chopin
   composed   
Variations on "La Ci Darem La Mano" from Mozart
Gabriel Fauré
   composed   
Berceuse
Versions for piano and violin, and for violin or cello and orchestra
Gabriel Fauré
   composed   
Dolly Suite
1897
Gabriel Fauré
   composed   
Elegie
Gabriel Fauré
   composed   
Pavane
George Frideric Handel
   composed   
Messiah
First performed in Fishamble Street, Dublin in 1742.
George Frideric Handel
   composed   
Semele
(1744) Semele has sometimes been identified as an oratorio rather than an opera.
Georges Bizet
   composed   
Carmen
(1875) Carmen, with its dramatic sound and exotic subject matter, is an example of Romanticism.
Georges Bizet
   composed   
L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1
Incidental music
George Whitefield Chadwick
   composed   
Melpomene
Overture, 1887
George Whitefield Chadwick
   composed   
The Miller's Daughter
Overture, 1886
George Whitefield Chadwick
   composed   
Rip Van Winkle
Concert overture, 1878
George Whitefield Chadwick
   composed   
Tabasco March
1894
George Whitefield Chadwick
   composed   
Tam O'Shanter
Based on the poem by Robert Burns
George Whitefield Chadwick
   composed   
The Viking's Last Voyage
For vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra, 1881
Giacamo Puccini
   composed   
Gianni Schicchi
Giacamo Puccini
   composed   
La Boheme
Giacamo Puccini
   composed   
Madame Butterfly
Giacamo Puccini
   composed   
Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica)
Giacamo Puccini
   composed   
Tosca
Giacamo Puccini
   composed   
Turandot
Gioachino Rossini
   composed   
Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
(1816) The audience attending the opening performance judged it a failure - they voiced audible displeasure throughout by hissing and cat-calling. At its second performance the opera was, inexplicably, a hit, and went on to a succesful run.
Gioachino Rossini
   composed   
Il Viaggio a Reims
(1825) With an initial run of only four performances, this opera was presumed lost until it was unearthed in the 1970s. It is widely held as one of Rossini's best works, and has been in performance worldwide since it's re-introduction in 1984 at the Rossini Opera Festival.
Gioachino Rossini
   composed   
Sins of Old Age
In thirteen volumes; vocal and solo piano pieces
Gioachino Rossini
   composed   
Soirées Musicales
Song cycle
Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina
   composed   
Missa Hodie Christus Natus Est
Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina
   composed   
Missa Papae
1567
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Don Carlos
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Ernani (Hernani)
(1844) Based on Victor Hugo's play, "Hernani".
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Falstaff
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
La Forza Del Destino (The Force of Destiny)
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Macbeth
From Shakespeare's play.
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar)
- (1842) "Va, pensiero" (also known as the Hebrew's Chorus) is thought of by many native Italians as their "unofficial" national anthem, and is often sung on patriotic occasions.
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Otello
- From Shakespeare's play.
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
   composed   
Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)
Guillaume De Machaut
   composed   
Notre Dame Mass
C.1370
Gustav Holst
   composed   
Walt Whitman Overture
Op. 7
Gustav Mahler
   composed   
The Resurrection Symphony
Symphony #2
Gustav Mahler
   composed   
Songs of a Wayfarer
Gustav Mahler
   composed   
The Titan Symphony
Symphony No. 1
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Beatrice Et Benedict
(1862) Based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Harold in Italy
Harold En Italie
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Le Corsaire
Op. 21
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
L'enfance Du Christ
Unstaged dramatic work, 1846
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Rob Roy
Overture
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Roméo Et Juliette
Orchestral, 1839
Hector Berlioz
   composed   
Symphonie Fantastique
Henry Purcell
   composed   
The Canterbury Guests
Or, A Bargain Broken; incidental music
Henry Purcell
   composed   
Dido and Aeneas
(1689) From the fourth book of The Aeneid.
Henry Purcell
   composed   
Distressed Innocence
Or, the Princess of Persia; incidental music
Henry Purcell
   composed   
Funeral Music for Queen Mary
1695
Henry Purcell
   composed   
Timon of Athens
Semi-opera
Hildegard of Bingen
   composed   
Symphonia Armonie Celestium Relevationum
C.1170
Isaac Albéniz
   composed   
The Alhambra
Suite for piano, B. 46 (incomplete)
Isaac Albéniz
   composed   
España
"Souvenirs", for piano, B. 45
Isaac Albéniz
   composed   
Iberia
1906-9
Isaac Albéniz
   composed   
Rapsodia Española
1887
Isaac Albéniz
   composed   
Travel Impressions
"Recuerdos de viaje", work for piano
Jacques Offenbach
   composed   
Orpheus in the Underworld
Jacques Offenbach
   composed   
Robinson Crusoe
(1867) From Daniel Defoe's book of the same name.
Jean Philippe Rameau
   composed   
Castor Et Pollux
1737
Jean Sibelius
   composed   
Kullervo
Choral symphony for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra, op. 7, 1892
Joaquín Rodrigo
   composed   
Concierto De Aranjuez
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Academic Festival Overture
Op. 80
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
The Alto Rhapsody
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Clarinet Quintet
In B minor, 1891
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Eleven Chorale Preludes
For organ, 1896
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
A German Requiem
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Hungarian Dances
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
St. Anthony Variations
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, op. 56a
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Tragic Overture
For orchestra, 1880
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
For piano, 1861
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
1873
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Variations on a Theme by Paganini
For piano, 1863
Johannes Brahms
   composed   
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann
For piano, 1854
Johann Strauss II
   composed   
Die Fledermaus
(1874) Fun fact: The title of this opera is the inspiration for the character of Die Fledermaus on Fox's cancelled cartoon show, The Tick (from the comic book of the same name).
John Dowland
   composed   
Forlorn Hope
Fantasie for lute
John Dowland
   composed   
Fortune My Foe
Lute solo
John Dowland
   composed   
In a Grove Most Rich of Shade
John Dowland
   composed   
A Pilgrim's Solace
Vocal works, c. 1612
John Dowland
   composed   
Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard
Joseph Canteloube
   composed   
Songs of the Auvergne
Canteloube is credited as the composer, however this is his arrangement of a collection of ancient folk songs.
Josquin Des Prez
   composed   
Miserere
Motet setting of Psalm 51, c. 1504
Josquin Des Prez
   composed   
Missa De Beata Virgine
Musical setting of the Mass, c. 1510
Josquin Des Prez
   composed   
Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae
Josquin Des Prez
   composed   
Pange Lingua
C.1520
J.S. Bach
   composed   
Air on a G String
J.S. Bach
   composed   
Art of the Fugue
1749
J.S. Bach
   composed   
Brandenburg Concertos
J.S. Bach
   composed   
English Suites
J.S. Bach
   composed   
French Suites
J.S. Bach
   composed   
The Goldberg Variations
J.S. Bach
   composed   
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
J.S. Bach
   composed   
Mass in B Minor
J.S. Bach
   composed   
The St. John Passion
J.S. Bach
   composed   
The St. Matthew Passion
J.S. Bach
   composed   
The Two and Three Part Inventions
J.S. Bach
   composed   
Well-Tempered Clavier
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
   composed   
The Banjo
Fantasy for piano
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
   composed   
Cuban Country Scenes
Opera in one act
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
   composed   
Grande Tarantelle
For piano and orchestra, op. 67
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
   composed   
Á Montevideo
Symphony No. 2
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
   composed   
A Night in the Tropics
Symphony #1
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
   composed   
The Union
Concert paraphrase on the US national anthem
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
   composed   
Variations on the Portuguese National Hymn
For piano and orchestra
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Appasionata Sonata
Piano sonata no. 23
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Archduke Trio
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Choral Fantasy
For piano, chorus and orchestra, op. 80, 1808
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Consecration of the House Overture
Op. 124
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Coriolan Overture
Op. 62, 1807
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Creatures of Prometheus
Ballet, op. 43
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Diabelli Variations
For piano
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Egmont
Incidental music, after Goethe's play, op. 84
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Emperor Concerto
Piano Concerto No. 5
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Eroica Symphony
The third symphony, originally in honor of Napoleon, but when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, Beethoven tore up the score.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Fidelio
Fidelio was first staged in Vienna, on Nov. 20, 1805.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Für Elise
Popular piano piece
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Grosse Fugue
Originally the last movement of quartet op. 130; now op. 133; Stravinsky called it contemporary music that will remain contemporary forever
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Hammerklavier Sonata
Op. 106
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Missa Solemnis
1822
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Moonlight Sonata
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Ode to Joy
An ode written in 1785 by the German poet and historian Friedrich Schiller, known especially for its musical setting by Beethoven in the fourth and final movement of his Ninth Symphony. [wikipedia]
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Pastoral Symphony
The sixth symphony...the first hint of "program" music.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Pathétique Sonata
Op. 7
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Razumovsky Quartets
Opus 59, Nos. 1,2,3.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Ruins of Athens
Incidental music, op. 113
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Septet
In E flat major; op. 20
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Serioso Quartet
String Quartet No. 11, op. 95
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
The Waldstein Sonata
No. 21, op. 53
Ludwig Van Beethoven
   composed   
Wellington's Victory
Op. 91
Manuel De Falla
   composed   
El Amor Brujo
For mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Max Bruch
   composed   
The Scottish Fantasy
1880
Mikhail Glinka
   composed   
Ruslan and Lyudmila
1842
Modest Mussorgsky
   composed   
Night on Bare Mountain
Seldom-performed tone poem often confused with Rimsky-Korsakov’s composition with a similar name
Modest Mussorgsky
   composed   
Pictures at an Exhibition
Written as a suite of ten piano pieces
Niccolò Paganini
   composed   
25 Caprices for Solo Violin
Op. 1
Niccolò Paganini
   composed   
La Campanella
Violin Concerto No. 2
Niccolò Paganini
   composed   
Moto Perpetuo
For violin and guitar, op. 11
Niccolò Paganini
   composed   
Variations on 'O Mamma, Mamma Cara'
Based on The Carnival of Venice
Niccolò Paganini
   composed   
Witches Dance
Le Streghe, op. 8
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
   composed   
Russian Easter Overture
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
   composed   
Scheherezade
Based on “The Book of 1001 Nights”
Pablo De Sarasate
   composed   
Concert Fantasy on Carmen
Paul Dukas
   composed   
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Based on a poem by Goethe
Pietro Mascagni
   composed   
Cavalleria Rusticana
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
1812 Overture
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Capriccio Italien
1881
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Eugene Onegin (Евгений Онегин)
(1879) Based on Pushkin's novel.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Francesca Da Rimini
Symphonic fantasia after Dante, 1876
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
For unaccompanied chorus, 1878
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Manfred Symphony
In B minor (unnumbered), 1885
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Marche Slave
For orchestra, 1876
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
The Nutcracker
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Pathetique Symphony
No. 6
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Sleeping Beauty
Ballet
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
   composed   
Swan Lake
Richard Strauss
   composed   
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Richard Strauss
   composed   
Death and Transfiguration
Richard Strauss
   composed   
Don Juan
1888-9
Richard Strauss
   composed   
Don Quixote
Richard Strauss
   composed   
Ein Heldenleben
Richard Strauss
   composed   
The Sinfonia Domestica
Richard Strauss
   composed   
Till Eulenspiegel's Magic Pranks
Tone poem, 1895
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold)
(1869) The first of Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Der Fliegende Hollander(The Flying Dutchman)
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung)
A cycle of four operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, and Gotterdammerung. Spoofed in the modern musical theater comedy "Das Barbecue".
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)
(1868) The original story was conceived by Wagner. Distinguished from the bulk of Wagner's work as a departure due to his use of ryhmed verse, arias, choruses, and a quintet. Another feature that marks it as a quirk in Wagner's oeuvre: it contains a ballet.
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Die Walkure (The Valkyrie)
(1870) The source of the famous "Ride of the Valkyries", which you may recognize as the melody Macintosh chose for its classic flying toaster screen-saver. You young'uns won't know that one.
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods)
(1876) The title is a German translation of the Norse word "Ragnarok". Prophesied in Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a war between the gods which ultimately brings about the end of the world.
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Lohengrin
(1850) The story is based on medieval Germanic lore.
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Parsifal
(1882) Wagner's last opera, from the epic poem "Parzival" by Wolfram von Eschenbach. The story of Parsifal's quest for the Holy Grail.
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Siegfried
(1876) The third of Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).
Richard Wagner
   composed   
The Siegfried Idyll
Composed as a birthday present Wagner's second wife after the birth of their son in 1869
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Tannhauser
(1845) Based on German legends.
Richard Wagner
   composed   
Tristan Und Isolde
(1859) Often cited as the seed or genesis of the atonal movement that began in the 20th century.
Robert Schumann
   composed   
Kinderszenen
Scenes From Childhood, op. 15, 1838
Robert Schumann
   composed   
Kreisleriana
For piano, op. 16, 1838
Robert Schumann
   composed   
Papillons
Suite for piano, op. 2
Robert Schumann
   composed   
The Rhenish Symphony
No. 2, 1850
Robert Schumann
   composed   
Scenes from Goethe's Faust
Oratorio, 1844/53
Robert Schumann
   composed   
The Spring Symphony
No.1, 1841
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
   composed   
Pagliacci
(1892) Traditionally performed as a double-bill with Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. Contains the famous tenor aria "Vesti la giubba", familiar to many for its imagery of a weeping clown.
Sir Arthur Sullivan
   composed   
The Pirates of Penzance
1879
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
6 German Dances
K. 509
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
12 Variations in C on "Ah! Vous Dirai-je Maman"
K. 265
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Andante for Flute and Orchestra
K. 315, 1778
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Clarinet Quintet
K. 581, 1789
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
The Coronation Piano Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Cosi Fan Tutte
(1790) Though its story was not offensive to sophisticated Vienna at the time of its debut, moral standards changed over time. It came to be thought of as risque, and remained so throughout the 19th and early 20th century.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute)
(1791) The role of the Queen of the Night (with its famously acrobatic aria, "Der Holle Rache kocht meinem Herzen") was originated by Mozart's sister-in-law, Josepha Hofer.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Don Giovanni
(1787) The character of Don Giovanni is based on legendary womanizer Don Juan.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Haffner Serenade
In D; K. 250
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
The Haffner Symphony
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
The Jeunehomme Concerto
Piano Concerto #9; K. 271
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
The Jupiter Symphony
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
(1786) This comic opera was banned at some European courts due to the scandalous behavior of its characters. Chiefly offensive to royal audiences was the depiction of an aristocrat (The Count) as morally corrupt. Also objectionable was the notion that Figaro, a mere servant, might be so much cleverer than his entitled master.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Motet in F for Soprano, " Exsultate Jubilate"
K. 165
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Posthorn Serenade
K. 320
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
The Prague Symphony
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat for Violin and Viola
K. 364
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   composed   
Symphony No. 31 "Paris"
In D; K. 297


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