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Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: Movement 1


Composed in 1721
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Bohdan Warchal, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 8: Movement 2


Composed in 1812
Performed by Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Bela Drahos, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5: First Movement


Composed in 1807
Performed by Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Béla Drahos, conductor

Georges Bizet
L'Arlésienne Suite: Farandole


Composed in 1885
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Anthony Bramall, conductor

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 5:


Composed in 1869
Performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra
István Bogár, conductor

Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato


Composed in 1934
Performed by Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Richard Studt, conductor

Frédéric Chopin
Polonaise in A Major: No. 1, "Military"


Composed in 1838
Idel Biret, piano

Aaron Copland
Rodeo: Hoe-Down


Composed in 1942
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker Tune


Composed in 1944
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor

Claude Debussy
Children's Corner Suite: Golliwog's Cakewalk


Composed in 1908
Francois-Joel Thioller, piano

Antonin Dvorak
Slavonic Dance No. 7:


Composed in 1878
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Zdenek Kosler, conductor

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue: Andante


Composed in 1924
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Richard Hayman, conductor
Kathryn Selby, piano

Edvard Grieg
The Peer Gynt Suite: In the Hall of the Mountain King


Composed in 1875
Performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jerzy Maksymiuk, conductor

George Frideric Handel
Water Music: Hornpipe


Composed in 1717
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Bohdan Warchal, conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 94, "Surprise": Second Movement


Composed in 1791
Performed by Camerata Cassovia
Johannes Wildner, conductor

Gustav Holst
The Planets: Jupiter


Composed in 1914
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Leaper, conductor

Dmitri Kabalevsky
The Comedians: Galop


Composed in 1940
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Kenneth Jean, conductor

Zoltán Kodály
Háry János Suite: Viennese Musical Clock


Composed in 1926
Performed by Hungarian State Orchestra
Mátyás Antal, conductor

Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo


Composed in 1843
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Anthony Bramall, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, maman":


Composed in 1781
Francesco Nicolosi, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A: Turkish Rondo


Composed in 1783
Jeno Jando, piano

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade


Composed in 1874
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Daviel Nazareth, conductor

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition: Gnomes


Composed in 1874
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Daviel Nazareth, conductor

Jacques Offenbach
Orpheus in the Underworld: Can-Can


Composed in 1858
Performed by Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosice)

Sergei Prokofiev
Lt. Kijé Suite: Troika


Composed in 1933
Performed by Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Mogrelia, conductor

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Flight of the Bumblebee:


Composed in 1899
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Bramall, conductor

Gioachino Rossini
William Tell Overture: Finale


Composed in 1829
Performed by Zagreb Festival Orchestra
Michael Halász, conductor

Franz Schubert
Marche Militaire:


Composed in 1822
Balazs Szokolay, piano

Robert Schumann
Album for the Young: The Happy Farmer


Composed in 1848
Rico Gulda, piano

John Philip Sousa
The Stars and Stripes Forever:


Composed in 1896
Performed by Richard Hayman and His Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hayman, conductor

Johann Strauss Jr.
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka:


Composed in 1858
Performed by CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondrej Lenard, conductor

Igor Stravinksy
The Firebird: Infernal Dance


Composed in 1910
Performed by BRT Philharmonic Orchestra
Alexander Rahbari, conductor

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker: Russian Dance


Composed in 1891
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Ondrej Lenard, conductor

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker: Waltz of the Reed Pipes


Composed in 1891
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Ondrej Lenard, conductor

Giuseppe Verdi
Aida: Triumphal March


Composed in 1871
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Dohnányi, conductor

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Spring


Composed in 1723
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor
Takako Nishizaki, violin

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