Greatest Classical Music Pieces

Classical pieces of no longer than 10 minutes composed before 1850.

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1 Ludwig Van Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata

Honestly, this is the best thing I've ever heard! It's a masterpiece. If I don't feel good, I just listen it and it takes all the stress on me, clears my mind, helps me think.. So if you didn't listen it yet, you really miss something big. Listen it right now!

This song is so overrated! Only the third movement is any good, and I would hardly call it the greatest classical piece ever! Beethoven is great, don't get me wrong, I voted for his 9th (which he composed when he was deaf, by the way). All you idiots just need to see this quote from the composer himself on this very piece which, I think, sums it up.

"Surely I've written better things."
-Ludwig Van Beethoven

The ominousness and the sheer beauty and simpleness is just amazing!

A beautiful piece.

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2J. Pachelbel - Canon In D Major

It leaves such character after listening to it the first time.
It leaves even more after the second time.
No matter how many times you have listened to it, it will continue to inspire you forever.

My favorite classical piece by far. Possibly the most beautiful music ever written in any genre. Whenever I feel sad or angry, I play Canon and it just makes me feel better. I tear up every time I listen to it.

Much better than all the other classical works. Missing Vivaldi's four seasons in the list, would be a good number 2 after Pachelbel.

This is my favourite piece for studying and relaxing. Just so peaceful, tranquil and calm. Beautiful.

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3Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

There's a nice joke about this piece in Spanish, for whoever understands it. "Para quien compuso Beethoven la 5ta sinfonia? ¡Para papá! " - keyson

The-the-the-daaa. the-the-the-daaa. This four note person is literally known by everyone and I think this piece should receive a higher position - mukumadzivire

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4A. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

The classical piece by excellence. I'm listening to it right now. - keyson

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5Ludwig Van Beethoven - Ode To Joy

This a very great song go to YouTube listen my friend visiting cried... weird.

Finale of the 9th Symphony and European Anthem. - Gaspar

Everyone knows it and should love it. Those who don't... Those who don't... Oh my.

The greatest piece of music PERIOD!

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6W. A. Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525

only the 1st movement - allegro
of the serenade which lasts 16 minutes - Gaspar

This reminds me my childhood. It's such an amazing piece. - keyson

Enjoy it before falling asleep - Gaspar

7Edvard Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King

This music is suspenseful and just really cool. If you've never heard this piece, you should!

This one puts a smile on your face and gets you all charged up with its amazing intensity!

Really powerful! I love this piece.

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8George F. Handel - Hallelujah Chorus

This song is too good to have been written by a human being - mukumadzivire

9J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue In D Minor

Is indeed a legendary composition. Listening to the Intro makes me feel as if I am witnessing the BigBang, something huge, massive and spectacular. The transition in the music is as smooth as butter. Needs to be high above in the rank!

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10Richard Wagner - Die WalküreV1 Comment

The Newcomers

?Richard Wagner - Here Comes the Bride
?Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, 4th Movement

The Contenders

11G. Rossini - William Tell Overture

Incredible at the end of the film "Brassed Off", like a force of nature!

12Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
13F. Chopin - Fantaisie Impromptu Op.66

Every second of it just breathtakingly beautiful

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14Leszek Jasionowski - Andante from Modern Piano Concerto No. 3

Simple and nice introduction, very well developed body of the concerto, very pleasant, calming but still serious and reflective. Very, very nice to listen.

Pleasure to listen to this piece. So relaxing, but with some serious moments.

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15J.S. Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring V1 Comment
16Johann Strauss II: an Der Schönen Blauen Donau

Such joy and excitement is shown in this piece- the orchestration if pure magic.

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17W. A. Mozart - Piano Concerto in C #21 K467

The 2nd movement Andante only. Otherwise it would be longer. - Gaspar

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18Albinoni - Adagio in G minor

WHAAT? Number 22. Have you ever listened to this? Wo.another shock from this sites terrible voting.

19Jean Sibelius - Swan of TuonelaV1 Comment
20Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, 4th Movement
2. W. A. Mozart - Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550
3. J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue In D Minor
1. Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
2. A. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
3. Ludwig Van Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
1. Johann Strauss II: an Der Schönen Blauen Donau
2. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, 4th Movement
3. W. A. Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525

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