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 and it takes all the stress on me, clears my mind, helps me think. So if you didn't listen yet, you really missed something big. Listen to it right now!

The most romantic, melodramatic, masterpiece ever. Some theories say that the Moonlight Sonata (the notes) is compatible with the mathematical structure of the electricity.

It filled my heart when first heard it and it took all my sadness away. It sounds like I'm really under the moonlight.

2 J. Pachelbel - Canon In D Major

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.

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.

This is the only classical music that even non-connoisseurs of classical music. Most of all, it is the most haunting, moving, captivating, and inspirational music I've ever heard.

3 A. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

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

The Vivaldi is a beautiful musician and a person who I never knew

4 Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125: "Ode to Joy"

I learned to play this at school however unfortunately I don't think I could still could though. I still think it's one of the greatest classical pieces (as if I have any authority to say that) and making it the European anthem was a stroke of genius.

That choir part is absolutely mind-blowing! It makes me feel truly joyful every time I hear it! This is the best classical piece ever!

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

5 Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

What Is moonlight sonata doing at the top!? A piano song doesn't top some works like Mozart's requiem or Vivaldi's FOUR SEASONS

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

This is one of the most well known songs of all time.I highly recommend listening to this song as it shows passion. This is an example of music at its finest

6 George F. Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
7 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.

8 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.

This music entity proves, that from chaos, order emerges and yet, they are the same.

9 Ludwig Van Beethoven - Bagatelle In A Minor, WoO 59 - "Für Elise": Poco moto

Why is this so low hasn't anybody heard it?

Same on piano as Smoke On The Water on guitar. Beginner's favorite, everyone thinks he is cool if he can play either sotw or Für Elise.

10 W. A. Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525

I am Mozart's descendent and when I was a kid my father told me amazing stories of this guy.

There is not one single incorrectly placed note in this famous masterpiece!

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

The Contenders
11 G. Rossini - William Tell Overture

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

12 Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
13 Richard Wagner - Here Comes the Bride
14 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.

He made some very pretty classical music. He is also very interesting.

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

15 Richard Wagner - Die Walküre
16 Chopin - Nocturne No.20 In C (Violin)

It is an insult that this, the most beautiful piece of music ever written is at #130. Should at least be in top 5. Best violin version played by Yueun Gema Kim.
It is on YouTube

17 F. Chopin - Fantaisie Impromptu Op.66
18 Beethoven - Symphony No.7 in A major op.92 - II, Allegretto
19 Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune

I don't know how this piece could be so low. Yes Beethovens moonlight sonata and 5th symphony are incredible... But this is, in my opinion better, so beautiful and well rounded and I could listen to it on repeat for the rest of my life.

The antithesis of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Beautiful piece, has a vibe that's not as dark. The mood conjured can only be summed up as: immersive.

Better than that overplayed "moonlight sonata". This song is the best song about moons ever written.

20 Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2

If this masterpiece was a created in any of the western or elegant societies, the world would knew it as the best classical music piece ever composed. And so well do we now.

21 Dvorak - New World Symphony ( Symphony n°9)

Beautiful, just beautiful, especially the 2nd movement. This one piece inspired three of the greatest film scores of all time: star wars, Lord of the Rings and jaws. What other pieces here can you say that about?

I love the whole symphony! My favorite part is the second movement! It has a cor anglais solo, I love cor anglais solos. The second movement is my favorite piece out of all music on the world.

The second movement has some amazingly beautiful English Horn solo.

22 Johann Strauss II: an Der Schönen Blauen Donau

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

Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers is a very similar style, but for me it's more artistic than Blue Danube.

23 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 to.

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

Very pleasant, relaxing and romantic.

24 Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

It is the single most epic piece of music I have ever heard, it always remind me of space and my favourite movie of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

It's the music in 2001: A Space Odyssey. No matter how you hear it, the music is insurmountably epic, and deserves to be in the top five.

25 Albinoni - Adagio in G minor

The greatest piece of classical I have ever listened to. Motivating calming inspiring!

I'm actually shocked Adagio is only the 23rd. At least 0.9 percent of people voted for it as the best, that's something.

Amazing piece. Very soothing, and great feel.

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