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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Hedwig's Theme

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Title Composer Performers Record Co.
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2:23 pm Requiem: In Paradisum Op.48 Gabriel Faure Choir of King's College, Cambridge
David Willcocks / New Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI
64715
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2:15 pm 4 Seasons: Winter in f Op.8 #4 Antonio Vivaldi Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Nicholas McGegan / Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
PBP
52188003041
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2:07 pm Fantasie Negre Florence Price Lara Downes, piano Sono Luminus
92207
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1:58 pm Symphony in d Buy
1:40 pm An American in Paris George Gershwin Michael Tilson Thomas / San Francisco Symphony RCA
68931
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1:38 pm Uncharted - Drake's Fortune: Nate's Theme Greg Edmondson Andrew Skeet / London Philharmonic Orchestra X5
114
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1:28 pm Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave" Op 26 Felix Mendelssohn Kurt Masur / Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig Berlin
91572
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1:22 pm Symphony #4 in e Op 98 Johannes Brahms Andris Nelsons / Boston Symphony Orchestra BSO Classics
1701/03
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1:10 pm William Tell: Overture Gioachino Rossini Myung-Whun Chung / Orchestra of the National Academy of St. Cecilia DG
471566
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12:45 pm Violin Concerto #1 in g Op 26 Max Bruch Midori, violin
Mariss Jansons / Berlin Philharmonic
Sony
87740
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12:22 pm La Mer Claude Debussy Pablo Heras-Casado / Philharmonia Orchestra Harmonia Mundi
902310
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12:12 pm Piano Concerto #2 in Bb Op 83 Johannes Brahms Helene Grimaud, piano
Andris Nelsons / Vienna Philharmonic
DG
002643402
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12:09 pm Sheep May Safely Graze BWV 208 Johann Sebastian Bach Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Sony
534544
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12:09 pm Sheep May Safely Graze BWV 208 Johann Sebastian Bach Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Sony
534544
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12:07 pm Psycho: The Murder Bernard Herrmann Esa-Pekka Salonen / Los Angeles Philharmonic Sony
60991
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11:29 am Petrushka (1911 version) Igor Stravinsky Ludovic Morlot / Seattle Symphony Seattle Symphony Media
1010
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11:24 am Orchestral Suite #3: Air on the G String BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach; orch. Sargeant Leonard Slatkin / BBC Symphony Orchestra Chandos
5030
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11:13 am 4 Seasons: Autumn in F Op.8 #3 RV 293 Antonio Vivaldi Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
David Lockington / English Chamber Orchestra
eOne
7790
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11:03 am Adagio in g Tomaso Albinoni Jean-Francois Pailliard / Paillard Chamber Orchestra Erato
88020
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10:50 am Cello Concerto: Finale Op 104 Antonin Dvorak Jan Vogler, cello
David Robertson / New York Philharmonic
Sony
73716
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10:47 am Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme Ennio Morricone Angele Dubeau, violin
La Pieta
Analekta
28733
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10:42 am Marriage of Figaro: Overture K 492 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Daniel Barenboim / Berlin Philharmonic Erato
45501
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10:32 am Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Claude Debussy John Mauceri / Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Philips
438867
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10:12 am Choral Fantasy in c Op 80 Ludwig van Beethoven Helene Grimaud, piano
Esa-Pekka Salonen / Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir
DG
1732
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9:59 am Symphony #2 in e Op 27 Sergei Rachmaninoff Mariss Jansons / St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra EMI
55140
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9:29 am Piano Concerto #2 in f Op.21 Frederic Chopin Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Paavo Jaervi / Paris Orchestra
Sony
88691971292
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9:14 am Symphony in G Op.11 #1 Joseph Boulogne Paul Freeman / London Symphony Orchestra Sony
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9:06 am Violin Concerto: Finale Op 77 Johannes Brahms Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Thomas Dausgaard / Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Virgin Classics
2109
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9:02 am Out of Africa John Barry Nic Raine / City of Prague Philharmonic Silva America
1033
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8:54 am Symphony #6 "Pathetique": II. Allegro con grazia Op 74 Peter Tchaikovsky Paavo Jarvi / Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Telarc
80681
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8:34 am Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D BWV 1050 Johann Sebastian Bach Angela Hewitt, piano; Richard Tognetti, violin; Alison Mitchell, flute
Richard Tognetti / Australian Chamber Orchestra
Hyperion
67307
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8:10 am String Quartet #12 "American" in F Op.96 Antonin Dvorak American String Quartet MKI Buy
8:06 am Fur Elise in a WoO 59 Ludwig van Beethoven Lang Lang, piano DG
002980502
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7:54 am A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture Op 21 Felix Mendelssohn Riccardo Chailly / Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca
475693
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7:51 am Fallout 4: Theme Inon Zur London Music Works Silva
4842
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7:37 am Concerto for 2 Violins in d BWV 1043 Johann Sebastian Bach Hilary Hahn, violin; Margaret Batjer, violin
Jeffrey Kahane / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
DG
986
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7:26 am Serenade to Music Ralph Vaughan Williams Vernon Handley / London Philharmonic Orchestra Chandos
10174
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7:04 am Symphony #8 "Unfinished" in b D.759 Franz Schubert Eric Jacobsen / The Knights Ancalagon
137
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6:42 am Pines of Rome Ottorino Respighi Edo de Waart / San Francisco Symphony Philips
411 419
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6:14 am Cello Concerto in e Op.85 Edward Elgar Natalie Clein, cello
Vernon Handley / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI
501409
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6:05 am L'histoire du soldat (selections) Igor Stravinsky Lorin Maazel, violin; Heinrich Braun, double bass; Karl-Heinz Steffens, clarinet; Eberhard Marschall, bassoon; Wolfgang Bauer, trumpet; Jansjorg Profanter, trombone RCA
68470
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6:00 am St. Matthew Passion: Final Chorus BWV 244 Johann Sebastian Bach Philippe Herreweghe / Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Harmonia Mundi
951676
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5:54 am Pavane for a Dead Princess Op.18 Maurice Ravel Albrecht Mayer, oboe
Mathias Monius / Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Decca
4782564
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5:19 am Piano Concerto #4 in G Op 58 Ludwig van Beethoven Emanuel Ax, pianist
Michael Tilson Thomas / San Francisco Symphony
SFS Media
0037
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5:16 am Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo Pietro Mascagni Barry Wordsworth / BBC Concert Orchestra Decca
473371
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5:11 am La Boheme: O soave fanciulla Giacomo Puccini Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Kristine Opolais, soprano
Antonio Pappano / Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia
Sony
509249
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5:06 am La Boheme: Mi chiamano Mimi Giacomo Puccini Angela Gheorghiu, soprano
Anton Coppola / Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan
EMI
17441
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5:02 am La Boheme: Che gelida manina Giacomo Puccini Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic
London
458212
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4:54 am Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra George Gershwin Orion Weiss, piano
JoAnn Falletta / Buffalo Philharmonic
Naxos
8.559705
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4:30 am Carnival of the Animals Camille Saint-Saens Martha Argerich, piano; Antonio Pappano, piano
Antonio Pappano / Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia
Warner
564390
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4:19 am Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F BWV 1047 Johann Sebastian Bach Reinhard Goebel / Musica Antiqua Koln DG
423116
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4:14 am Quintetto 'Night Music on the Streets of Madrid' in C Op.30 #6 Luigi Boccherini Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra DG
449 724
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4:04 am Symphony #2: I. Allegretto Op 43 Jean Sibelius Leif Segerstam / Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Ondine
1115
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3:49 am Symphony #3: I. Allegro moderato Op 90 Johannes Brahms Bernard Haitink / London Symphony Orchestra LSO Live
56
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3:34 am Capriccio Italien Op.45 Peter Tchaikovsky Erich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Telarc
80041
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3:28 am Pavane Op 50 Gabriel Faure William Bennett, flute
Sir Neville Marriner / Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Orchestra and Chorus
Argo
410552
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3:16 am Symphony #5 in d Op.47 Dmitri Shostakovich Andris Nelsons / Boston Symphony Orchestra DG
002490602
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3:12 am Gymnopedie #1 Erik Satie Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Decca
230
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3:04 am Violin Concerto in d Op.47 Jean Sibelius Joshua Bell, violin
Esa-Pekka Salonen / Los Angeles Philharmonic
Sony
539520
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2:50 am Tannhauser: Overture Richard Wagner Claudio Abbado / Berlin Philharmonic DG
985
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2:37 am Symphony #1 in c Op 68 Johannes Brahms Marin Alsop / London Philharmonic Orchestra Naxos
557428
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2:08 am Symphony #39 in Eb K 543 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Donald Runnicles / Orchestra of St. Luke's SLC
3001
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2:00 am The Planets: Mars the Bringer of War Gustav Holst Sir Colin Davis / Berlin Philharmonic Philips
422403
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1:58 am Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro Giacomo Puccini Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
John Pritchard / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sony
89209
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1:53 am Candide: Overture Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein / London Symphony Orchestra DG
459552
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1:46 am Scottish Fantasy Op.46 Max Bruch Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Jesus Lopez-Cobos / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA
60942
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1:39 am Barber of Seville: Overture Gioachino Rossini Orpheus Chamber Orchestra DG
415363
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1:23 am Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances Alexander Borodin Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno
Ivan Fischer / Budapest Festival Orchestra
Channel
37016
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1:04 am Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351 George Frideric Handel Jeanne Lamon / Tafelmusik Sony
63073
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12:57 am Concerto for Orchestra: Game of Pairs Sz 116 Bela Bartok Pierre Boulez / Chicago Symphony Orchestra DG
437826
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12:51 am String Quartet #2: Nocturne Alexander Borodin Joshua Bell, violin
Michael Stern / Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Sony
87894
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12:22 am Flute and Harp Concerto in C K.299 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Valerie Milot, harp; Claire Marchand, flute
Bernard Labadie / Les Violons du Roy
Analekta
2 9990
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12:14 am Elevazione Domenico Zipoli Gordon Hunt, oboe
Gordon Hunt / Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Bis
5017
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12:11 am West Side Story: Maria Buy
12:08 am West Side Story: Somewhere Leonard Bernstein Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
Leonard Bernstein / Leonard Bernstein Orchestra
London
1512
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12:03 am West Side Story: America Buy