Greatest Classical Music Pieces

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

The Top Ten

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!

Definitely the best classical song

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2 J. 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.

Ugh, the best.

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3 Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Let's be honest and in simple terms, what's not to love about this epic apotheosis of music?

This is like 1 hour, not 10 minutes - levtomas1998

Dun dun dun dunn - DJvedar1234

My favorite of this list. and of whole genre. - zxm

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4 A. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

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

WINTER is enough for him...

I love this song me favorite is spring and summer

Absolutely beautiful! - Britgirl

5 Ludwig 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.

Simpy breathtaking. The best piece I've ever heard. Absolutely love it

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6 Edvard 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.

To me this is really the best piece of classical mus ic.f rom the soft intro to the powerful choral voca ls.t his piece is perfe ct! a nd those awesome not es.d uh du du duh du du the du du the du du the d... I also like the rainbow version of it. - Toucan

7 George F. Handel - Hallelujah Chorus

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

8 W. 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


9 J.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!

Wow. Many people know this better as "The Vampire Song" or Toccata and Fugue in D "Dracula" minor. This song is so intense yet so beautiful.

Possibly my favorite classical piece - BrotherOfWolves001

D minor is the spookiest key

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10 Richard Wagner - Here Comes the Bride

The Contenders

11 G. Rossini - William Tell Overture

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

12 Richard Wagner - Die Walküre V 1 Comment
13 Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies

Dope ass song

14 Johann Strauss II: an Der Schönen Blauen Donau

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

Blue Danube is bae!

15 F. Chopin - Fantaisie Impromptu Op.66

Every second of it just breathtakingly beautiful

This song is beautiful.


16 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, 4th Movement
17 Leszek 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.

Very pleasant, relaxing and romantic.

18 W. A. Mozart - Requiem

The last piece of music Mozart ever wrote, he put all of his knowledge he gained throughout his years into writing it on his deathbed. It's only when someone is in a situation when they can truly convey real emotions into a piece of music and that's exactly what Wolfgang did in requiem.

It is said that it's his best work, but he didn't finish it. A pupil did. - keyson

This has to be in top 10!
And from the best 5 also

Amazing piece, lacrymosa is the best!

19 J.S. Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring V 1 Comment
20 Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
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Top Remixes (9)

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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