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Adams, John
–        Chamber Symphony

Bach, Johann Sebastian
–        Cantata No. 82, “Ich habe genug”
–        Concerto No. 1 in D minor (for piano), BMV 1052
–        Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor BMV 1060
–        Orchestral Suite No 1 BMV 1066
–        Overture to Orchestral Suite No 4 BMV 1069
–        [Quote about Bach]
–        Toccata and Fugue in D-minor (arr. Stokowski)

Barber, Samuel
–        Piano Concerto
–        Violin Concerto
–        Die Natalie
–        Knoxville: Summer of 1915 for Soprano and Orchestra

Bartok, Bela
–        Dance Suite
–        Piano Concerto No. 3

Beethoven, Ludwig van
–        Egmont Overture
–        Coriolan Overture
–        King Stephen Overture
–        Leonore Overture No. 3
–        Piano Concerto No. 1
–        Piano Concerto No. 3
–        Piano Concerto No. 4
–        Piano Concerto No. 5
–        Symphony No. 1
–        Symphony No. 3
–        Symphony No. 5
–        Symphony No. 6
–        Symphony No. 7
–        Symphony No. 8
–        Symphony No. 9
–        Triple Concerto
–        Violin Concerto

Bennett, Robert Russell
–        Four Freedoms – A Symphony
–        The Four Freedoms – Paintings/Poster by Norman Rockwell

Berg, Alban
–        Violin Concerto

Berlioz, Hector
–        Symphony fantastique
–        Harold in Italy
–        Roman Carnival Overture

Bernstein, Leonard
–        Overture to Candide
–        “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide
–        Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Bizet, Georges
–        Carmen Suite No. 1
–        Toreador from Carmen Suite No. 1
–        Jeux d’Enfants
–        L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 & 2

Bloch, Ernst
–        Concertino for Flute, Viola and Piano
–        Schelomo

Borodin, Alexander
–        In the Steppes of Central Asia
–        Music from Prince Igor

Brahms, Johannes
–        A German Requiem
–        Academic Festival Orchestra
–        Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
–        Hungarian Dances No. 1, 3, 10
–        Hungarian Dance No. 5
–        Nanie for Chorus and Orchestra
–        Piano Concerto No. 1
–        Piano Concerto No. 2
–        Schicksalslied for Chorus and Orchestra
–        Serenade No. 2
–        Symphony No. 1
–        Symphony No. 2
–        Symphony No. 3
–        Symphony No. 4
–        Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St. Anthony Variations)
–        Violin Concerto

Britten, Benjamin
–        Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
–        
Men of Goodwill

Bruch, Max
–        Violin Concerto No. 1
–        Violin Concerto No. 2
–        Romanze for Viola

Cantaloube, Joseph
–        Selections from Chants d’Auvergne

Chabrier, Emanuel
–        España

Cherubini, Luigi
–        Overture to Les Deux Journées

Chopin, Frederic
–        Piano Concerto No. 1
–        Piano Concerto No. 2
–        Chopin – 1846 daguerreotype
–        Variations on Là ci darem la mano

Copland, Aaron
–        An Outdoor Overture
–        Appalachian Spring
–        Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
–        Suite from Billy the Kid
–        Symphony No. 3

Danzi, Franz
–        Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 56, No. 1

Debussy, Claude
–        Prelude à l’apres-midi d’un faune
–        La Mer
–        Nocturnes
–        Petite Suite

Donizetti, Gaetano
–        Excerpts from Lucia di Lammermoor

Dvořák, Antonin
–        American String Quartet
–        Cello Concerto in B-minor
–        Serenade in D-minor for Winds
–        Romance in F-minor
–        Symphony No. 7
–        Symphony No. 8
–        Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

Enescu, George
–        Romanian Rhapsodies No. 1 and No. 2
–        Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major
–        Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Major

Falla, Manuel de
–        Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo
–        El Amor Brujo
–        Noches en la Jardines d’España
–        The Three Cornered Hat Suites No. 1 and No. 2

Fauré, Gabriel
–        Masques et Bergamasques Suite
–        Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande

Foote, Arthur
–        Irish Folk Song

Franck, César
–        Symphony in D-Minor
–        Violin Sonata in A Major (Movement 4)

Gabrielli, Giovanni
–        Canzona a 12

Gang, Chen & He Zhanhao
–        The Butterfly Lovers Concerto

Gershwin, George
       An American in Paris
–        “I Got Rhythm” Variations
–        Lullaby for Strings
–        Rhapsody in Blue
–        Selections from Porgy and Bess for Woodwind Quintet

Goldmark, Karl
–        Violin Concerto in A-minor

Golijov, Oswaldo
–        Last Round

Gottschalk, Louis
–        Night in the Tropics

Gounod, Charles
–        Final Scene from Act V of Faust
–        St. Cecilia’s Mass
–        Aria: “Vous qui faites l’endormie” from Faust

Grieg, Edvard
–        Holberg Suite
–        Piano Concerto
–        Two Elegiac Melodies

Griffes, Paul
–        Poem for Flute and Orchestra

Grofé, Ferde
–         Grand Canyon Suite

Handel, George Frederich
–         Harp Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 4, No. 6, HWV 294
–         Selections from Water Music

Haydn, Franz Josef
–        Overture from The Creation
–        Symphony No. 44 “Trauer”
–        Symphony No. 86 “Paris”
–        Symphony No. 104 “London”
–        The Mermaid’s Song

Hindemith, Paul
–        Mathis der Maler

Holst, Gustav
–        St. Paul’s Suite

Humperdinck, Engelbert
–        Prelude to Hansel und Gretel
–        Selections from Hansel and Gretel

Ibert, Jacques
–        Trois Pièces Brèves for Wind Quintet

Ives, Charles
–        Symphony No. 3

Jongen, Joseph
–        Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orchestra

Joplin, Scott
–        Three Rags (Arranged for String Quartet)

Khachaturian, Aram
–        Saber Dance from Gayane
–        Valse from Masquerade

Klughardt, August
–        Quintet in C, Op. 79

Kodaly, Zoltan
–        Dances of Galánta

Korngold, Erich
–        Violin Concerto

Lalo, Édouard
–        Symphonie espagnole

Liadov, Anton
–        The Enchanted Lake

Liebermann, Lowell
–        Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Liszt, Franz
–        Piano Concerto No. 1 (Movements 3 and 4)
–        Piano Concerto No. 2
–        Totentanz

Lutoslawski, Witold
–       Mala Suite

Mahler, Gustav
       Symphony No. 1
–        Symphony No. 2
–        Symphony No. 4
–        Symphony No. 5
–        Songs of a Wayfarer

Marquez, Arturo
–        Danzón No. 2

Martinu, Bohuslav
–        Rhapsody Concerto for Viola

Mendelssohn, Felix
–        The Hebrides Overture
–        The Fair Melusine Overture
–        Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang”
–        Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
–        Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
–        Violin Concerto

Mozart, Wolfgang A.
–        “Ach! Ich fuhl’s” – Aria from The Magic Flute
–        
Adagio and Fugue in C-Minor
–        Contradanse “Donnerwetter”
–        “Come scoglio” – Aria from Così fan tutte
–        “Dove sono” – Aria from The Marriage of Figaro
–        Quintet for Winds and Piano, K. 452
–        Piano Concerto No. 12
–        Piano Concerto No. 20
–        Piano Concerto No. 23
–        Piano Concerto No. 24
–        Overture to Così fan tutte
–        Overture to Don Giovanni
–        Overture to The Magic Flute
–        Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
–       “Ruhe sanft” – Aria from Zaide
–        Serenade “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”
–        Symphony No. 34
–        Symphony No. 38
–        Symphony No. 39
–        Symphony No. 40
–        Symphony No. 41
–        Variations on a Theme by Gluck
–        Violin Concerto No. 4
–        Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish”

Mussorgsky, Modest
–        Hopak from The Fair at Sorochynsk
–        Night on Bald Mountain
–        Pictures at an Exhibition

Nielsen, Carl
–        Aladdin Suite (Selections)
–        Flute Concerto
–        Helios Overture 
–        Violin Concerto

Paganini, Niccoló
–        Sonata for Grand Viola and Orchestra

Panufnik, Andersej
–        Harmony

Piazzola, Ástor
–        Milongo sin Palabras
–        Bandoneón (Accordion) Concerto “Aconcagua”

Poulenc, Francis
–        Gloria for Soprano Solo, Chorus and Orchestra

Prokofiev, Sergei
–        A Summer Day
–        Selections from Romeo and Juliet
–        Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra
–        Concerto for Violin No. 1
–        Concerto for Violin No. 2
–        Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
–        Symphony No. 7

Puccini, Giacomo
–        “E lucevan le stele” from Act III of Tosca

Rachmaninoff, Sergei
–        Piano Concerto No. 2
–        Piano Concerto No. 3
–        Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
–        Symphonic Dances
–        Symphony No. 2

Ravel, Maurice
–        Alborada del gracioso
–        Bolero
–        La Valse
–        Mother Goose Suite
–        Rapsodie Espagnole
–        Tzigane
–        Pavane for a Dead Princess
–        Piano Concerto in G

Respighi, Ottorino
–        The Birds
–        Trittico Botticelliano

Revueltas, Silvestre
–        Janitzio
–        La Noche de los Mayas (Chamber version)
–        La Noche de los Mayas (Full Orchestral version)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai
–        Capriccio Espagnol
–        Le Coq d’Or Suite
–        Russian Easter Overture
–        Scheherazade
–        Symphony No. 2 “Antar”

Rossini, Gioachino
–        Overture to Tancredi
–        Overture to The Barber of Seville

Roussel, Albert
–         Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

Saint-Saëns, Camille
–        Bacchanale from Samson et Delila
–        
Cello Concerto in A Minor
–        Piano Concerto No. 2
–        Violin Concerto No. 3
–        Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Sarasate, Pablo de
–         Zigeunerweisen

Schoenberg, Arnold
–          Five Pieces for Orchestra

Schubert, Franz
–        Overture in D Major, “In the Italian Style,” D. 590
–        Quintet for Piano and Strings “Trout”
–        Symphony No. 4 “Tragic”
–        Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”

Schumann, Robert
–        Introduction and Allegro Appasionata for Piano and Orchestra
–        Piano Concerto
–        Cello Concerto
–        Manfred Overture
–        Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”
–        Symphony No. 4

Shostakovich, Dmitri
–        Tahiti Trot
–        Cello Concerto
–        Symphony No. 1
–        Symphony No. 10

Sibelius, Jean
–        En Saga
–        Karelia Suite
–        Violin Concerto
–        Symphony No. 1
–        Symphony No. 2
–        Symphony No. 5
–        Symphony No. 6
–        Symphony No. 7

Smetana, Bedrich
–        The Moldau (Vtalva)
–        From Bohemia’s Fields and Groves

Smith, John Stafford (& Francis Scott Key)
–        Star Spangled Banner Anthem

Spohr, Luigi
–        Clarinet Concerto No. 2

Still, William Grant
–         Panamanian Dances

Strauss, II, Johann
–        Die Fledermaus (Selections)
–        Emperor Waltz

Strauss, Richard
–        
Don Juan
–        Duett-Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon with String Orchestra and Harp
–        Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
–        Till Eulenspiegel’s lustige Streiche
–        Tod und Verklärung
–        Vier letzte Lieder

Stravinsky, Igor
–        Fireworks
–        The Firebird Suite (1911 and 1919)
–        Petrouchka Suite (1947)
–        Pulcinella Suite
–        The Rite of Spring

Tchaikovsky, Piotr
–        Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
–        Andante Cantabile
–        Violin Concerto
–        Piano Concerto No. 1
–        Capriccio Italien
–        Romeo and Juliet Overture
–        Symphony No. 4
–        Symphony No. 5
–        Symphony No. 6
–        Variations on a Rococo Theme

Ticheli, Frank
–         Radiant Voices

Vainberg, Moise
–        Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
–        A London Symphony
–        The Lark Ascending
–        Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
–        Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
–        Serenade to Music

Verdi, Giuseppi
–        (sidepiece) “The Commissioning of Äida”
–        (sidepiece) “The Verdi Trumpets”
–        Excerpts from Act II of Äida
–        Prelude to Äida
–        “Come dal ciel precipita” from Act II of MacBeth
–        “Infelice! E tuo credevi” from Ernani
–        “Pace, pace mio Dio” from Act IV, Scene 2 of La Forza del Destino
–        Overture to La Forza del Destino
–        “Si, pel ciel” from Act II of Otello
–        Act I from La Traviata
–        Prelude to Act III of La Traviata
–        Overture to Nabucco
–        Requiem Mass

Vivaldi, Antonio
–        The Four Seasons
–        The Sonnets to The Four Seasons

Wagner, Richard
–        Siegfreid Idyll
–        Prelude to Act I and “Good Friday Spell” from Parsifal
–        Prelude & Liebestod to Tristan und Isolde
–        Prelude to Die Meistersinger

Walton, William
–        Viola Concerto

Weber, Carl Maria von
–        Overture to Oberon

Webern, Anton
–        Ricercare from a Musical Offering (from Bach)

Weinberger, Jaromir
–        Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper

Wienawski, Henryck
–        Violin Concerto No. 2

Zhanhao, He & Chen Gang
–         (The Butterfly Lovers Concerto) [see also Gang, Chen]

 

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