Orchestra music

The orchestra is an instrumental ensemble that may contain sections of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, with the occasional addition of instruments such as keyboards, harps, or electric instruments. It could be considered as the pinnacle ensemble in Western musical tradition, because of the variety and complexity of its repertoire, the rich possibilities it offers in terms of sonority, and its elastic structure and composition. The orchestra consolidated in this position during the 18th and 19th century, and the 20th and 21st centuries saw its inclusion in mass media such as film music, video game music, television, etc. Orchestras may vary in size from chamber ensembles (than can have around 50 members or less) to full sized orchestras (70-100 or more musicians). The terms 'symphonic' and 'philharmonic' are usually reserved to designate such orchestras, thought in practice this naming convention doesn't imply any real difference in terms of repertoire or composition. Orchestras can also be found attached to institutions such as colleges, either of amateur or professional character. In the early days orchestras were often conducted by a playing musician or by a soloist, and they could even perform without a conductor. The increasing size of ensembles, the growing complexity of the music, and the refinement of musical expectations in audiences, all helped to develop the figure of the orchestral conductor, which directs the orchestra through visible hand gestures, besides playing a part in its management.
Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 Ludwig van Beethoven Overture Romantic
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 Hector Berlioz Symphony Romantic
Symphony no. 3 in Eb 'Eroica', Op. 55 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony Romantic
Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 Ludwig van Beethoven Overture Romantic
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Claude Debussy Prelude Late 19th century
Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture Classical
In a Persian Market Albert Ketèlbey Symphonic Pieces Early 20th Century
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39 Edward Elgar March Romantic
Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Antonín Dvořák Overture Late 19th century
In the Steppes of Central Asia Alexander Borodin Symphonic Poem Romantic
Oh Canada Calixa Lavallée Anthem Late 19th century
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, BWV 1048 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Baroque
'Nimrod', no. 9 from 'Enigma' variations, Op. 36 Edward Elgar Theme and Variations Late 19th century
Scheherazade, Op. 35 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Suite Late 19th century
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.1 Ottorino Respighi Dance Early 20th Century
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 Johannes Brahms Symphony Romantic
March for Military Band, WoO 24 Ludwig van Beethoven March Romantic
L'estro armonico, Op. 3 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Baroque
Symphony no. 4 in A 'Italian', Op. 90 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony Romantic
Symphony no. 6 in Bm "Pathétique", Op. 74 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony Late 19th century
Популярные композиторы Johann Sebastian Bach  ·  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ·  Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Claude Debussy  ·  Franz Joseph Haydn  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Georg Friedrich Händel  ·  Antonio Vivaldi  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Antonín Dvořák  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Johann Strauss Jr  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Sergei Rachmaninoff  ·  Maurice Ravel  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Sergei Prokofiev  ·  Richard Wagner  ·  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Henry Purcell  ·  John Philip Sousa  ·  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  ·  Hector Berlioz  ·  Giuseppe Verdi  ·  Carl Maria von Weber  ·  Gustav Holst  ·  Georges Bizet  ·  Alexander Borodin  ·  Richard Strauss  ·  Modest Mussorgsky  ·  César Franck  ·  Charles Gounod  ·  Jean Sibelius  ·  Léo Delibes  ·  Gustav Mahler  ·  Aleksandr Glazunov  ·  Bedřich Smetana  ·  Anton Bruckner  ·  Edward MacDowell  ·  Ottorino Respighi  ·  George Whitefield Chadwick  ·  Emmanuel Chabrier  ·  Johan Halvorsen  ·  Albert Ketèlbey
Periods 20th Century  ·  Baroque  ·  Classical  ·  Early 20th Century  ·  Late 19th century  ·  Romantic
Forms Anthem  ·  Ballet  ·  Cantata  ·  Chorale  ·  Compilation  ·  Concerto  ·  Dance  ·  Funeral Music  ·  Invention  ·  March  ·  Octet  ·  Opera / Operetta  ·  Oratorio  ·  Overture  ·  Pavane  ·  Prelude  ·  Rhapsody  ·  Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation  ·  Suite  ·  Symphonic Pieces  ·  Symphonic Poem  ·  Symphony  ·  Theatrical / Incidental  ·  Theme and Variations  ·  Waltz