Kismet by BOND

https://youtu.be/EfImvO-iWb0 Kismet2000Classical Pop BONDClassical PopFormed: 2000Nationality: Australian BOND BOND is a string quartet formed by music producer Mike Batt and promoter Mel Bush in 2000. The current line-up consists of Tania Davis (first violinist), Eos Counsell (second violin), Elspeth Hanson (viola), and Gay-Yee Westerhoff (cello). Hanson replaced original band member Havlie Ecker 2ho left in … Continue reading Kismet by BOND

Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo

https://youtu.be/rWDBOQ0jPMo Pagliacci1892Opera Ruggero LeoncavalloOperaBorn: 23 April 1857, Naples, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 9 August 1919, Montecatini Terme, Italy Ruggero Leoncavallo 1857-1919 Leoncavallo was an opera composer and librettist. He produced numerous operas and other songs throughout his career but is best known for the opera “Pagliacci” which remains one of the most popular and frequently performed works … Continue reading Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo

Violin Concerto No.1 by Dmitri Shostakivich

https://youtu.be/SXDk1CoIRuY Violin Concerto No.11947Symphonic Dmitri ShostakovichClassicalBorn: 25 September 1906, Saint Petersburg, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 9 August 1975, Moscow, Russia Dmitri Shostakovich 1906-1975 Shostakovich was a composer and pianist who became internationally known following his First Symphony premiered in 1926. He was regarded as a major composer of his lifetime. Shostakovich combined various musical techniques within his … Continue reading Violin Concerto No.1 by Dmitri Shostakivich

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Edvard Grieg

https://youtu.be/WVra2IotK-M Wedding Day at Troldhaugen1896Classical Edvard GriegRomanticBorn: 15 June 1843, Bergen, NorwayNationality: NorwegianDied: 4 September 1907, Bergen, Norway Edvard Grieg 1843-1907 Grieg was a composer and pianist. He is considered one of the main composers of the Romantic era and his music remains the standard of the global classical repertoire. Grieg made use of Norwegian … Continue reading Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Edvard Grieg

Jeux d’Eau by Maurice Ravel

https://youtu.be/2DhJr1m8Y80 Jeux d'Eau1901Piano Solo Maurice RavelImpressionismBorn: 7 March 1875, Ciboure, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 28 December 1937, Paris, France Maurice Ravel 1875-1937 Ravel was a composer, conductor, and pianist. Although he rejected the term he is often associated with Impressionism. During the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was regarded internationally as France’s greatest living composer

The Brandenburgers in Bohemia by Bedrich Smetana

https://youtu.be/UMa7gVQqEAg The Brandenburgers in Bohemia1862-63Opera Bedrich SmetanaClassicalBorn: 2 March 1824, Litomysl, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 May 1884, Prague, Czechia Bedrich Smetana 1824-1884 Smetana was a composer and a pioneer in the development of a musical style closely identified with his people’s aspirations for a cultural and political revival. In Czechia, he is regarded as the father … Continue reading The Brandenburgers in Bohemia by Bedrich Smetana

Waltz No.2 by Dmitri Shostakovich

https://youtu.be/phBThlPTBEg Waltz No.21938Jazz Dmitri Shostakovich9 August 1975, Moscow, RussiaClassicalBorn: 25 September 1906, Saint Petersburg, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 9 August 1975, Moscow, Russia Dmitri Shostakovich 1906-1975 Shostakovich was a composer and pianist who became internationally known following his First Symphony premiered in 1926. He was regarded as a major composer of his lifetime. Shostakovich combined various musical … Continue reading Waltz No.2 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Violin Concerto by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

https://youtu.be/CT5p6iChGgQ Violin Concerto1903Romantic Johan Julius Christian SibeliusRomanticBorn: 8 December 1865, Hämeenlinna, FinlandNationality: FinnishDied: 20 September 1957, Ainola, Finland Johan Julius Christian Sibelius 1865-1957 Sibelius was a composer of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is considered to be Finland’s greatest composer and if frequently credited with helping Finland develop its national identity as it … Continue reading Violin Concerto by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

Valse Triste by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

https://youtu.be/5Ls8-pk4IS4 Valse Triste1903Romantic Johan Julius Christian SibeliusRomanticBorn: 8 December 1865, Hämeenlinna, FinlandNationality: FinnishDied: 20 September 1957, Ainola, Finland Johan Julius Christian Sibelius 1865-1957 Sibelius was a composer of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is considered to be Finland’s greatest composer and if frequently credited with helping Finland develop its national identity as it … Continue reading Valse Triste by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

The Blessed Spirits by Vanessa Mae

https://youtu.be/faVWF0UN274 The Blessed Spirits1997Classical Pop Vanessa MaeClassical, Classical PopBorn: 27 October 1978, SingaporeNationality: Thai-British Vanessa Mae Mae is a violinist and has achieved album sales reaching several million, and in 2006 she was the wealthiest entertainer under 30. Mae also competed under the name Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand in the 2014 Winter Olympics alpine skiing

Sicilienne by Gabriel Fauré

https://youtu.be/U5Y0uQLgriA Sicilienne1893Romantic Gabriel FauréClassicalBorn: 12 May 1845, Pamiers, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 4 November 1924, Paris, France Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924 Fauré was a composer, pianist, organist, and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation with works such as Pavane, Requiem, and Sicilienne. Generally, his best-known works are from his early career however … Continue reading Sicilienne by Gabriel Fauré

Má vlast by Bedrich Smetana

https://youtu.be/w6jlhLUgER0 Má vlast1874-79Symphonic Poems Bedrich SmetanaClassicalBorn: 2 March 1824, Litomysl, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 May 1884, Prague, Czechia Bedrich Smetana 1824-1884 Smetana was a composer and a pioneer in the development of a musical style closely identified with his people’s aspirations for a cultural and political revival. In Czechia, he is regarded as the father of … Continue reading Má vlast by Bedrich Smetana

The Bartered Bride: Overture by Bedrich Smetana

https://youtu.be/QLUm_yvnyo4 The Bartered Bride: Overture1866Comic Opera Bedrich SmetanaClassicalBorn: 2 March 1824, Litomysl, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 May 1884, Prague, Czechia Bedrich Smetana 1824-1884 Smetana was a composer and a pioneer in the development of a musical style closely identified with his people’s aspirations for a cultural and political revival. In Czechia, he is regarded as the … Continue reading The Bartered Bride: Overture by Bedrich Smetana

Romeo and Juliet by Hector Berlioz

https://youtu.be/VZhBexI6F6U Romeo and Juliet1839Dramatic Symphony Hector BerliozRomanticBorn: 11 December 1803, La Côte-Saint-André, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 8 March 1869, Paris, France Hector Berlioz 1803-1869 Berlioz was a composer and conductor of the Romantic era. His works include orchestral works, choral pieces, three operas, and compositions of hybrid genres. As the eldest son of a provincial doctor, Berlioz … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet by Hector Berlioz

Gugliolmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni

https://youtu.be/DgUuGqRm26k Gugliolmo Ratcliff1894Opera Pietro MascagniOperaBorn: 7 December 1863, Livorno, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 2 August 1945, Rome, Italy Pietro Mascagni 1863-1945 Mascagni was a composer best known for his operas. In 1890 his opera “Cavalleria” caused one of the greatest sensations in operatic history and ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Despite claims that … Continue reading Gugliolmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni

L’amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni

https://youtu.be/8eapIAePKEo L'amico Fritz1891Opera Pietro MascagniOperaBorn: 7 December 1863, Livorno, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 2 August 1945, Rome, Italy Pietro Mascagni 1863-1945 Mascagni was a composer best known for his operas. In 1890 his opera “Cavalleria” caused one of the greatest sensations in operatic history and ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Despite claims that … Continue reading L’amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni

She Moved Through the Fair by Loreena McKennitt

https://youtu.be/qTa8NA7Ei84 She Moved Through the Fair1985New Age Loreena McKennittNew AgeBorn: 17 February 1957, Manitoba, CanadaNationality: Canadian Loreena McKennitt McKennitt is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist best known for Celtic and Middle Eastern-influenced world music. She is also known for her refined soprano vocals. McKennitt has sold over 14 million albums worldwide.

Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg

https://youtu.be/I1Yoyz6_Los Piano Concerto1868Romantic Edvard GriegRomanticBorn: 15 June 1843, Bergen, NorwayNationality: NorwegianDied: 4 September 1907, Bergen, Norway Edvard Grieg 1843-1907 Grieg was a composer and pianist. He is considered one of the main composers of the Romantic era and his music remains the standard of the global classical repertoire. Grieg made use of Norwegian folk music … Continue reading Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg

Karelia Suite by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

https://youtu.be/547JMqxcyac Karelia Suite1893Romantic Johan Julius Christian SibeliusRomanticBorn: 8 December 1865, Hämeenlinna, FinlandNationality: FinnishDied: 20 September 1957, Ainola, Finland Johan Julius Christian Sibelius 1865-1957 Sibelius was a composer of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is considered to be Finland’s greatest composer and if frequently credited with helping Finland develop it’s national identity as it … Continue reading Karelia Suite by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

Out from the Deep by Enigma

https://youtu.be/yNTv2Au5Bv8 Out from the Deep1993New Age EnigmaNew AgeFormed: 1990Nationality: German Formed in 1990 by Romanian-German musician and producer Michael Cretu, Enigma is a new-age, worldbeat project. The creation of the project is inspired by the desire to make a kind of music that did not adhere to the old habits and rules whilst presenting a … Continue reading Out from the Deep by Enigma

Easter Hymn by Pietro Mascagni

https://youtu.be/n6D5ZNwqYB0 Easter Hymn1890Opera Pietro MascagniOperaBorn: 7 December 1863, Livorno, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 2 August 1945, Rome, Italy Pietro Mascagni 1863-1945 Mascagni was a composer best known for his operas. In 1890 his opera “Cavalleria” caused one of the greatest sensations in operatic history and ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Despite claims that … Continue reading Easter Hymn by Pietro Mascagni

Persian Night by Samvel Yervinyan

https://youtu.be/-rbMHbYogYs Persian Night1999New Age Samvel YervinyanNew AgeBorn: 25 January 1966, Yerevan, ArmeniaNationality: Armenian Samvel Yervinyan Yervinyan is a violinist and composer. He began his musical studies at the age of seven at the Spenderian Music School under the tutorage of Armen Minasian. Yervinyan won all the first place prices of all the competitions he was … Continue reading Persian Night by Samvel Yervinyan

In the Mists by Leoš Janáček

https://youtu.be/9m5oVNFlKnc In the Mists1912Romantic Leoš JanáčekFolk, OperaBorn: 3 July 1854, Hukvsldy, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 August 1928, Ostrava, Czechia Leoš Janáček 1854-1928 Janáček was a composer, folklorist, musical theorist, teacher, and publicist, inspired by Moravian and other Slavic music to create a modern musical style. He devoted himself to folkloristic research until 1895. Janáček’s early musical … Continue reading In the Mists by Leoš Janáček

Nuclear by Mike Oldfield

https://youtu.be/7XmDYJBZZdc Nuclear2014New Age Mike OldfieldNew AgeBorn: 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, UKNationality: British Mike Oldfield Oldfield is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, best known for his debut album Tubular Bells in 1973. Primarily a guitarist Oldfield also plays a range of instruments including keyboards and percussion, as well as doing vocals. Throughout his career, … Continue reading Nuclear by Mike Oldfield

Griselda by Alessandro Scarlatti

https://youtu.be/AFcstiMN9_Q Griselda1701Opera Alessandro ScarlattiOperaBorn: 6 May 1660, SicilyNationality: SicilianDied: 22 October 1725, Naples, Italy Alessandro Scarlatti 1660-1725 Scarlatti was a composer, best known for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered to be one of the most important composers of the Neapolitan School of Opera. Scarlatti was also the father of the composers Domenico … Continue reading Griselda by Alessandro Scarlatti

Dolly by Gabriel Fauré

https://youtu.be/KywhPwmS5Gg Dolly1893-96Romantic Gabriel FauréClassicalBorn: 12 May 1845, Pamiers, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 4 November 1924, Paris, France Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924 Fauré was a composer, pianist, organist, and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation with works such as Pavane, Requiem, and Sicilienne. Generally, his best-known works are from his early career however … Continue reading Dolly by Gabriel Fauré

Miss Sarajevo by Luciano Pavarotti

https://youtu.be/LWXQdw-YvVM Miss Sarajevo1995Classical Luciano PavarottiOperaBorn: 12 October 1935, Modena, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 6 September 2007, Modena, Italy Luciano Pavarotti 1938-2007 Pavarotti was an operatic tenor who crossed over into popular music late in his career. He became one of the most loved and acclaimed tenors of all time. He gained international fame for the quality of … Continue reading Miss Sarajevo by Luciano Pavarotti

One Hand, One Heart by Leonard Bernstein

https://youtu.be/eQRsf1PRt0c One Hand, One Heart1961Musicals Leonard BernsteinMusicals, OperaBorn: 25 August 1918, Massachusetts, USANationality: AmericanDied: 4 October 1990, New York, USA Leonard Bernstein 1918-1990 Bernstein was a composer, conductor, pianist, educator, author, and humanitarian. Consider among the most important conductors of his time Bernstein was the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. Best known for … Continue reading One Hand, One Heart by Leonard Bernstein

From the House of the Dead by Leoš Janáček

https://youtu.be/ypFxqypp2o8 From the House of the Dead1928Opera Leoš JanáčekFolk, OperaBorn: 3 July 1854, Hukvsldy, CzechiaNationality: CzechDied: 12 August 1928, Ostrava, Czechia Leoš Janáček 1854-1928 Janáček was a composer, folklorist, musical theorist, teacher, and publicist, inspired by Moravian and other Slavic music to create a modern musical style. He devoted himself to folkloristic research until 1895. … Continue reading From the House of the Dead by Leoš Janáček

Nostalgia by Yanni

https://youtu.be/dE1o_uUXTvo Nostalgia1986New Age YanniNew AgeBorn: 14 November 1954, Kalamata, GreeceNationality: Greek-American Yanni Yanni is a keyboardist, pianist, composer, and music producer best known for blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. Yanni has received international recognition for his concerts at historic monuments such as the Acropolis, the Taj Mahal, … Continue reading Nostalgia by Yanni

Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis

https://youtu.be/rgRXLN6nlVU Lamentations of Jeremiah1560-69Religious Music Thomas TallisRenaissanceBorn: 30 January 1505, Kent, EnglandNationality: EnglishDied: 23 November 1585, Greenwich, England Thomas Tallis 1505-1585 Tallis was a Renaissance composer renowned for English choral music. Honoured for his original voice in English musicianship, Tallis is considered among England’s greatest composers

Miss Lily Langtry by Maurice Jarre

https://youtu.be/11-pW2gCUWM Miss Lily Langtry1972Film and TV Maurice JarreFilm and TVBorn: 13 September 1924, Lyon, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 28 March 2009, California, USA Maurice Jarre 1924-2009 Jarre was a composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Lawrence of Arabia and A Passage to India. Jarre received nine nominations for the Academy Awards, winning Best … Continue reading Miss Lily Langtry by Maurice Jarre

Escales by Jacques Ibert

https://youtu.be/HjgnUcMjPQQ Escales1922Classical Jacques IbertModernismBorn: 15 August 1890, Paris, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 5 February 1962. Paris, France Jacques Ibert 1890-1962 Ibert was a composer of classical music. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and won the Prix de Rome, despite the interruption of active service in the First World War. Ibert is best known for his orchestral … Continue reading Escales by Jacques Ibert

Anitra’s Dance by Øystein Baadsvik

https://youtu.be/W_o_YigQQB0 Anitra's Dance2003Classical Øystein BaadsvikClassicalBorn: 14 August 1966, Trondheim, NorwayNationality: Norwegian Øystein Baadsvik Baadsvik is a tuba soloist and chamber musician. He began playing the tuba at the age of 15 at his school in Trondheim, Norway, and at 18 years old won first prize in a Norwegian nation competition for soloists. Baadsvik has performed … Continue reading Anitra’s Dance by Øystein Baadsvik

Lament for Atlantis by Mike Oldfield

https://youtu.be/gaOO15cxzOg Lament for Atlantis1994New Age Mike OldfieldNew AgeBorn: 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, UKNationality: British Mike Oldfield Oldfield is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, best known for his debut album Tubular Bells in 1973. Primarily a guitarist Oldfield also plays a range of instruments including keyboards and percussion, as well as doing vocals. Throughout … Continue reading Lament for Atlantis by Mike Oldfield

In Dulci Jubilo by Mike Oldfield

https://youtu.be/VCvz7uflMIU In Dulci Jubilo1976New Age Mike OldfieldNew AgeBorn: 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, UKNationality: British Mike Oldfield Oldfield is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, best known for his debut album Tubular Bells in 1973. Primarily a guitarist Oldfield also plays a range of instruments including keyboards and percussion, as well as doing vocals. Throughout … Continue reading In Dulci Jubilo by Mike Oldfield

La Virgen Lava Pañales by Plácido Domingo

https://youtu.be/xmUsR8jlNMA La Virgen Lava Pañales1981Classical Plácido DomingoOperaBorn: 21 January 1941, Madrid, SpainNationality: Spanish Plácido Domingo Domingo is an opera singer, conductor, and arts administrator. He is well known for his versatility, performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English, and Russian in many of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Domingo is primarily a … Continue reading La Virgen Lava Pañales by Plácido Domingo

Doctor Zhivago Suite by Maurice Jarre

https://youtu.be/PZevDXAMlzo Doctor Zhivago Suite1965Film and TV Maurice JarreFilm and TVBorn: 13 September 1924, Lyon, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 28 March 2009, California, USA Maurice Jarre Jarre was a composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Lawrence of Arabia and A Passage to India. Jarre received nine nominations for the Academy Awards, winning Best Original … Continue reading Doctor Zhivago Suite by Maurice Jarre