The 20th-century classical music greatest works Classical music, opera

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The ones you know or you must know.

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Boléro M. Ravel

Work for orchestra

1937

Carmina Burana C. Orff

Work for choir

1924

Rhapsody in Blue G. Gershwin

Work for orchestra with soloist

1913

The Rite of Spring I. Stravinsky

Ballet

1901

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor S. Rachmaninoff

Work for orchestra with soloist

1935

Romeo and Juliet S. Prokofiev

Ballet

1902

Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor G. Mahler

Work for orchestra

1936

Adagio for strings S. Barber

Work for chamber orchestra

1936

Peter and the Wolf S. Prokofiev

Work for orchestra

1905

Violin Concerto in D minor J. Sibelius

Work for orchestra with soloist

Other renowned works

1954 - The Barber of Seville Gioachino Rossini

1941 - Quartet for the End of Time Olivier Messiaen

1928 - An American in Paris George Gershwin

1917 - Symphony No. 1 in D major Sergei Prokofiev

1914 - The Planets Gustav Holst

1910 - The Firebird Igor Stravinsky

1901 - Pomp and Circumstance Edward Elgar

1900 - Symphony No. 4 in G major Gustav Mahler

1900 - Finlandia Jean Sibelius

1899 - Transfigured night Arnold Schoenberg

1900 .. 2000 : the essential composers

1882-1971 Igor Stravinsky °

1860-1911 Gustav Mahler °

1841-1904 Antonín Dvořák °

1843-1907 Edvard Grieg °

1813-1901 Giuseppe Verdi °

1865-1957 Jean Sibelius °

1862-1918 Claude Debussy °

1858-1924 Giacomo Puccini °

1873-1943 Sergei Rachmaninoff °

1857-1934 Edward Elgar °

1875-1937 Maurice Ravel °

1928-2020 Ennio Morricone

° : Masterpieces listed

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