100 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unlike most classical music surveys, The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music gets down and dirty with far-reaching works of the genre. This set puts equal emphasis on the gripping, colourful flourishes of modernism and Impressionism (Pärt’s “Fratres for Strings and Percussion”, Satie’s “Gymnopédie”), the sweeping melodies of Romanticism (Chopin’s “Minute Waltz”), and the disciplined elegance of the Baroque period (The Four Seasons). It also includes such pensive, almost meditative compositions as Debussy’s “Clair de lune”—good for any occasion—and Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unlike most classical music surveys, The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music gets down and dirty with far-reaching works of the genre. This set puts equal emphasis on the gripping, colourful flourishes of modernism and Impressionism (Pärt’s “Fratres for Strings and Percussion”, Satie’s “Gymnopédie”), the sweeping melodies of Romanticism (Chopin’s “Minute Waltz”), and the disciplined elegance of the Baroque period (The Four Seasons). It also includes such pensive, almost meditative compositions as Debussy’s “Clair de lune”—good for any occasion—and Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

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