A brief History of Classical Music
through its essential compositions

(compiled by Piero Scaruffi)


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Opera


Giovanni Pergolesi (Italy, 1710): La Serva Padrona (1733)
Niccolo Jommelli (Italy, 1714): Armida Abbandonata (1770)
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Christoph Gluck (Germany, 1714): Orfeo ed Euridice (1762)
Christoph Gluck (Germany, 1714): Alceste (1767)
Christoph Gluck (Germany, 1714): Ifigenia in Aulide (1774)
Giovannni Paisiello (Italy, 1740): Nina pazza per amore (1789)
Domenico Cimarosa (Italy, 1749): Il Matrimonio Segreto (1792)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Le Nozze di Figaro (1786)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Don Giovanni (1787)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Cosi` Fan Tutte (1790)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Die Zauberfloete (1791)
Luigi Cherubini (Italy, 1760): Medee (1797)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Fidelio (1814)
Gaspare Spontini (Italy, 1774): La Vestale (1807)
Daniel Auber (France, 1782): Fra Diavolo (1830)
Carl-Maria von Weber (Germany, 1786): Der Freischutz (1820)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (France, 1791): The Huguenots (1836)
Gioacchino Rossini (Italy, 1792): Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816)
Gioacchino Rossini (Italy, 1792): La Gazza Ladra (1817)
Gioacchino Rossini (Italy, 1792): Guillaume Tell (1829)
Gaetano Doninzetti (Italy, 1797): Don Pasquale (1843)
Gaetano Doninzetti (Italy, 1797): Lucia di Lammermoor (1835)
Jacques Halevy (France, 1799): La Juive (1835)

Instrumental


Giovanni Pergolesi (Italy, 1710): Stabat Mater
John-Francis Wade (Britain, 1711): "Adeste Fideles" (1751)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Die Schopfun/ The Creation (1798)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): The Seasons (1801)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Symphony 44 (1771)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Paris Symphonies 82-87 (1785)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): London Symphonies 93-104 (1790)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Symphonies 88-92 (1787)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Quartets op.17 (1771)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Quartets op.20 (1772)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Quartets op.54 (1788)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Quartets op.71 (1793)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Quartets op.76 (1797)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Quartets op.77 (1799)
Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Harmonie Messe (1802)
Luigi Boccherini (Italy, 1743): String Quintets
Luigi Boccherini (Italy, 1743): String Quintet in E major, Op. 13 No. 5
Luigi Boccherini (Italy, 1743): Sinfonie
Luigi Boccherini (Italy, 1743): Concerti
Muzio Clementi (Italy, 1752): Gradus ad Parnassum (1817)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1787)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Symphony 36 in C major K425
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Symphony 39 in Eb K543 (1788)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Symphony 40 in G minor K550 (1788)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Symphony 41 in C major K551 (1788)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Concerto 24 in C minor K491 (1786)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Concerto 20 in D Minor K466 (1785)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Concerto 21 in C K467 (1785)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Concerto 25 in C major K503 (1786)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Concerto 27 in Bb K595 (1791)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Concerto for clarinet K622
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Requiem (1791)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Posthorn Serenade KV 320 (1779)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): String Quartets Nos. 14-19 (1785)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): String Quartet No. 20 K 499 in D (1786)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): String Quartet No. 19 K 465 in C major "Dissonance" (1785)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in G minor, K 516 (1787)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Piano sonata No.11 in A Major K331 "Alla Turca" (1783)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Piano sonata No.14 in C Minor K457 (1784)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Fantasy in C Minor K. 475 (1785)
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Rondo in A Minor K511
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Adagio in B Minor K540
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Minuet K355
Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Gigue K574
Luigi Cherubini (Italy, 1760): Requiem (1816)
Luigi Cherubini (Italy, 1760): Mass in D Minor (1836)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Symphony 3 (1803)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Symphony 5 (1808)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Symphony 6 (1808)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Symphony 7 (1812)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Symphony 8 (1812)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Symphony 9 (1824)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Mass in C (1807)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Missa Solemnis in D (1822)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet op.127 (1825)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet 4 in C Minor op.18/4 (1801)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet 6 op.18/6 (1801)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet 7 in F Major op.59/1 (1806)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet 8 in E Minor op.59/2 (1806)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet 9 in C Major op.59/3 (1806)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet 10 in E-flat major op.74 (1809)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet 11 in F minor op.95 (1810)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet op.130
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet op.131
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet op.132 (1826)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): String Quartet op.135 (1826)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Grosse Fuge op.133
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Violin Sonata 5 in F Op. 24 (1801)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano Trio 7 in B-flat Major op.97 "Archduke" (1811)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Cello Sonata 3 in A op.69 (1808)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 8 in C Minor "Pathetique" op.13 (1799)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 10 in G Major op.14/2 (1799)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 13 in E-flat major "Quasi Una Fantasia" op.27/1 (1801)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 14 in C-sharp Minor "Moonlight" op.27/2 (1801)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 15 in D Major "Pastoral" op.28 (1801)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 21 in C Major "Waldstein" op.53 (1804)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 22 in F Major op.54 (1804)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 23 in F Minor "Appassionata" op.57 (1804)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 26 in E-flat Major "Das Lebewohl" op.81a (1810)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 28 in A Major op.101 (1816)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 29 in B-flat Major "Hammerklavier" op.106 (1819)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 30 in E Major op.109 (1820)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 31 in A-flat Major op.110 (1821)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano sonata 32 in C Minor op.111 (1821)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Violin sonata op.47 "Kreutzer" (1803)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Diabelli Variations op.120 (1823)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Bagatelle op.126 (1827)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor "Fur Elise" (1810)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano Concerto 3 op.37 (1803)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major op.56 (1803)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano Concerto 4 op.58 (1807)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Piano Concerto 5 op.73 (1809)
Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Violin Concerto (1806)
Hamamizade Ismail Dede Efendi (Turkey, 1778): "Seven Mevlevi Pieces for Samah"
Nicolo Paganini (Italy, 1782): Violin Concerto 1 (1816)
Nicolo Paganini (Italy, 1782): Moto Perpetuo op.11/6 for wind instruments
Gioacchino Rossini (Italy, 1792): Petite Messe Solennelle (1863)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Fantasia in C major "Wanderer" D760 (1822)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Fantasia in F minor D940
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Sonata 21 in Bb D960
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Sonata 18 in G major D894
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Sonata D959 (1828)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Sonata D960 (1828)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Quartet 12 in E major D353 (1816)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Quartet 13 in A minor D804 (1824)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Quartet 14 in D minor D810 "Death and the Maiden" (1826)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Quartet 15 in G major D887 (1826)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): String Quintet D956 (1828)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Forellen-Quintett D667 (1819)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Die Schoene Muellerin (1823)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Symphony 5 in B-flat (1816)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Symphony 8 in B minor "Unfinished" (1822)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Symphony 9 in C Major "Great" (1828)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Winterreise (1827)
Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Schwanengesang (1828)

Composers born in the 18th century

Composers born in the 19th century

Composers born after 1899

Composers born after 1929

Composers born after 1949


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