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RCA's Classical Music 101 is a clever execution of a timely concept, collecting (you guessed it) 101 famous classical themes and associating them with the movies, television shows, and commercials that have brought them to the public at large. The intent is to show newcomers that they already know more classical music than they think they do, and in doing so entice them to learn more by exploring RCA's catalog of full-length recordings (conveniently indexed in the track listing). But it is also a convenient reference for ...

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  1. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni): Excerpt
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air on the G String (Excerpt)
  3. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Allegro assai (excerpt)
  4. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard, BWV 988 (BC L9) (Clavier-Übung IV): Aria (Excerpt)
  5. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Excerpt)
  6. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37): Excerpt
  7. Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11: Excerpt
  8. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67: Mvmt. 1 (Excerpt)
  9. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: Mvmt. 4 (Excerpt)
  10. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59: Excerpt
  11. The Ruins of Athens, incidental music, Op. 113: Turkish March (Excerpt)
  12. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: Mvmt. 1 (Excerpt)
  13. Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14): March to the Scaffold (Excerpt)
  14. Marche de Rákóczy (Rákóczy March), for orchestra (Le damnation de Faust), H. 109: Excerpt
  15. Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Habanera (Excerpt) / Toreador Song (Excerpt)
  16. Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/5, G. 275): Excerpt
  17. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtsian Dance No. 17 (Excerpt)
  18. Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: No. 5 (Excerpt)
  19. Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4: Excerpt
  20. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212: Excerpt
  21. Waltz for piano No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 34/1, CT. 208: Excerpt
  22. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202: Marche funčbre (Excerpt)
  23. Appalachian Spring, ballet for 13 instruments: Simple Gifts (Excerpt)
  24. Fanfare for the Common Man, for brass & percussion (from Symphony No. 3): Excerpt
  25. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 82/3 (75/3): Excerpt
  26. Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 87 (86): Excerpt
  27. Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet (Excerpt)
  28. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5): Mvmt. 2 ("Going Home Theme") (Excerpt)
  29. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), symphonic scherzo for orchestra: Excerpt
  30. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, for orchestra in D major, Op. 39/1: Excerpt
  31. Ritual Fire Dance, for orchestra (from "El Amor brujo"): Excerpt
  32. Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50: Excerpt
  33. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé): Excerpt
  34. An American in Paris, tone poem for orchestra: Excerpt
  35. Funeral March of a Marionette, for piano or orchestra in D minor, CG 583: Excerpt
  36. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: Excerpt
  37. Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46: Morning (Excerpt)
  38. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus (Excerpt)
  39. Water Music Suite No. 2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Alla Hornpipe (Excerpt)
  40. Symphony No. 94 in G major ("Surprise"/"The Drumstroke"/"Mit dem Paukenschlag"), H. 1/94: Mvmt. 2 (Excerpt)
  41. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: Mars (Excerpt)
  42. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: Sabre Dance (Excerpt)
  43. Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba (Excerpt)
  44. Hungarian Rhapsody, for orchestra No. 2 in C sharp minor, S. 359/2 (LW G21/2): Excerpt
  45. Liebesträum, notturno for piano No. 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/3 (LW A103/3): Excerpt
  46. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo (Excerpt)
  47. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March (Excerpt)
  48. Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90: Mvmt. 4 (Excerpt)
  49. Rondeau, for brass, strings & timpan
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