- Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30: Sunrise
- The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Mars
- 1812 -- Festival Overture, for orchestra in E flat major, Op. 49
- Entry of the Gladiators (Einzug der Gladiatoren), march for orchestra, Op. 68
- Gayane Suite No.3, for orchestra: Sabre Dance
- Procession of the Sirdar
- Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy gore), symphonic poem, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: [Excerpt]
- Il Trovatore, opera: Anvil Chorus
- The Thunderer, march for band
- Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 324 (RV 324)
- Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Prelude to Act 3
- Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries
- Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2 for orchestra, Op. 64 ter: Montagues & the Capulets
- Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral") Op. 68: Thunderstorm
- Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper: Rondeau ("Masterpiece Theater" Theme)
- Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351: Overture
- Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): March to the Scaffold
- Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Les Toreadors
- Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell): finale
- Etude for piano in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT 25
- Fanfare for the Common Man, for brass & percussion (from Symphony No. 3)
- Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan"): excerpt
- Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Augurs of Spring
- Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Russian Dance
- Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel: The Great Gate at Kiev
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I love Night on Bald Mountain. It has been one of my favorites since childhood when my father used to play it for my sisters and me.
From Fucik's ''Entry of the Gladiators'' to Verdi's ''Anvil Chorus'' each selection on this CD is immediately recognisable. We've heard them in advertisements, movies, and cartoons. Some of the tracks are shortened like Holst's ''Mars'' but still,weI found the entire CD uplifting and enjoyable. This is a great CD to purchase for a child learning a musical instrument. The shortened tracks give a reasonable sample of 300 years of great musical composition.
From Sprach Zarathustra right up to The Great Gate at Kiev, there is a wonderful smorgasboard of truly awakening classics. This CD is wonderful at any time. I am listening to it even as I write this review. Once you have tried it, you will truly realise and appreciate how intricately woven into our life classical music is.
A wonderful mix of some of the most well known classics, edited for the climax of the piece.