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The Most Popular Classical Music Pieces of All Time

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Classical Music is timeless. Hollywood has discovered this and uses many classical works in its movie soundtracks. But some of the pieces defy any definition and instead live on and on and on. These pieces are ranked in their order of popularity and recongizability.

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Report Abuse
This moving piece has been used so much that it has become a byword for drama.
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Beethovan's Moonlight Sonata Report Abuse
This has been used to capacity in so many romantic films that is should, by rights, be outlawed.
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The William Tell Oveture Report Abuse
Also known as the Lone Ranger Theme Song - if you haven't heard it used somewhere I'll be very surprised.
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Tchaikovsky; The Nutcracker Suite Report Abuse
Perhaps the most beloved Christmas music of all time - or at least the most widely recognized.
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FANTASTIC CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
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Pachelbel; Cannon Report Abuse
This has been used so many times - and re-done by so many artists, and used as a base for new music by so many artists that the melody has woven its way into the American Spirit.
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Symphony No. 3 ('Eroica') by Ludwig van Beethoven Report Abuse
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Claire De Lune by Debussy Report Abuse
Most recently popularized in the Twilight Saga, DeBussy has been used in romantic films for decades.
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Tchaikovsky; 1812 Oveture Report Abuse
This piece, always popular, was brought back into the limelight with its well-placed use in the movie "V for Vendetta".
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Report Abuse
Piecesa and parts of this great work have been used in so many movies that its surprising more people don't recognize it.
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Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven Report Abuse
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Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 6 ('Pastoral') by Ludwig van Beethoven Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven Report Abuse
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Piano Concerto No. 5 ('Emperor') by Ludwig van Beethoven Report Abuse
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Tchaikovsky; Romeo and Juliet Report Abuse
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Debussy; Revere Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven Report Abuse
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Gershwin; Rhapsody in Blue Report Abuse
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Chopin: Polonaise Report Abuse
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Messiah by George Frideric Handel Report Abuse
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Chopin; Etude in E Major Report Abuse
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Chopin; Nocturne in D-Flat Report Abuse
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Gershwin; An American in Paris Report Abuse
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Drigo; Serenade Report Abuse
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Gluck; Dance of the Blessed Spirits Report Abuse
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Paganini; Grand Sonata in A Report Abuse
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Antonin Devrak; Romance Op.11 Report Abuse
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Schubert; Serenade Report Abuse
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Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach Report Abuse
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Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach Report Abuse
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Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 9 by Antonin Dvořák Report Abuse
Inspired John Williams' score for "Jaws"
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Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Report Abuse
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Clarinet Concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Report Abuse
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Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber Report Abuse
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