Classical Music Faves and Why People Love Them

April 6, 2024, 7:00 pm

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Dvořák, Antonin in black and white photo
Dvořák, Antonin in black and white photo

Dvořák and Mozart have some pretty popular music. What makes these classical hits so impactful? Join Kristina and LaRob in a fun look and listen at some of the world’s most famous classical pieces as they highlight moments that stand out to them!


Peer Gynt, Op. 23
“Morning Mood”
Edvard Grieg
Gothenburg Sym Orch/Neeme Järvi
DG 423079-2 (2)

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”
III. Presto Agitato
Ludwig van Beethoven
Daniel Barenboim, p
EMI CDR5-69788-2

Requiem in D minor, K. 626 “Lacrimosa”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
London Phil Cho & Orch/Franz Welser-Möst
EMI 82164

Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43
Variation 18

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Yuja Wang, p; Los Angeles Phil/Gustavo Dudamel
DG 4864759

The Planets, Op. 32
“Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity”
Gustav Holst
Berlin Phil/Herbert von Karajan
DG 400028-2

“Goin’ Home” (after Symphony No. 9)
Antonín Dvořák
Cantus Recordings CTS-1210

The Rite of Spring (excerpt)
Igor Stravinsky
Chicago Sym Orch/Sir Georg Solti
London JVCXR-0225-2

Aria, “Nessun dorma”
Giacomo Puccini
Luciano Pavarotti, t; London Phil Orch/Zubin Mehta
Decca 417011-2 (2)

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection” (excerpt)
Gustav Mahler
Chicago Symphony Orch & Cho/Claudio Abbado
DG 4530372