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on December 29, 2011
I'm providing a list of the composers for this album. I like these 99 and 100-song albums, but am disappointed that Amazon and/or X5 no longer seem to list the composers. The earlier albums did.

As best I could tell, here are the composers for the 99 Classical Pieces in Movies set:

1: Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
2: Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
3: George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
4: Claude Debussy: Clair de lune
5: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, K. 626
6: Richard Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
7: Georg Friedrich Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7
8: Carl Orff: Carmina Burana, O Fortuna
9: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a
10: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata, BWV 147
11: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
12: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee
13: Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major
14: Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor
15: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
16: Tommaso Albinoni: Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ
17: Giacomo Puccini: "O mio babbino caro"
18: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de Fantasie, Op. 3
19: Ludwig van Beethoven: "Emperor" concerto
20: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major
21: Stanley Myers: Cavatina
22: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
23: Béla Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106
24: Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
25: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
26: Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D Major
27: Franz Schubert: Ellen's Chants, D. 839: Ave Maria
28: Jacques Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann
29: Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major
30: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem Mass in D Minor
31: Luigi Boccherini: String Quintet in E Major, Op. 13: Minuet
32: Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
33: Fryderyk Chopin: Préludes, Op. 28, No. 15, "Raindrops"
34: Giuseppe Verdi: "La donna e mobile"
35: Fryderyk Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor (Funeral March)
36: Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
37: Antonín Dvorák: Humoresques, Op. 101
38: Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
39: Camille Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila
40: Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
41: Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
42: Georg Friedrich Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
43: Gaetano Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore
44: Georg Friedrich Handel: Solomon, HWV 67, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
45: Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 62 in C Major, "Emperor"
46: Johann Strauss: Radetzky March
47: Ruggero Leoncavallo: Vesti la giubba
48: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
49: Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
50: Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3
51: Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5
52: Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
53: Jules Massenet: Thaïs, Meditation
54: Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Wedding March
55: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra
56: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
57: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
58: Modest Mussorgsky: "A Night on Bare Mountain"
59: Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, The Swan
60: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade
61: Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld, Can-can
62: Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten for Strings and Bell
63: Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème, "Che gelida manina"
64: Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
65: Ludwig van Beethoven: "Sonata Pathétique"
66: Giacomo Puccini: Madame Butterfly, "Un bel di vedremo"
67: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Waltz of the Flowers
68: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
69: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
70: Gioacchino Rossini: The Barber of Seville
71: Johannes Brahms: Lullaby
72: Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell Overture
73: Camille Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
74: Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1
75: Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
76: Franz Schubert: Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "The Trout"
77: Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, "The Unfinished"
78: Johann Strauss II: The Emperor's Waltzes
79: Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
80: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite
81: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata, Brindisi
82: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Suite
83: Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, "Spring"
84: Fryderyk Chopin: Waltzes, Op. 64
85: Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
86: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus
87: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
88: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C Major for Mandolin and Strings
89: Jeremiah Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary in D Major, "The Prince of Denmark's March"
90: Ludwig van Beethoven: "Für Elise"
91: Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, "Rosamunde"
92: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
93: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations
94: Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
95: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B-Flat Major
96: Emil Waldteufel: The Skater's Waltz
97: Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. Posth. 72
98: Maurice Ravel: Boléro
99: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot, Nessun Dorma
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on June 13, 2011
This collection has some great recordings of classic pieces. Can't beat the price, makes for excellent background enjoyment.

Unfortunately the recording of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, by a Slovakian symphony orchestra, took some pretty significant liberties with a classic, injecting a recognizable regional influence on the music that spoiled this track. They sapped a significant amount of jazz and substituted localized sound and inflection, not a welcome change. The recording of Rhapsody in Blue found in the 99 Most Essential Pieces of the Romantic Era is a far more accurate representation of this American masterpiece, by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
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on August 18, 2011
I love this 99-songs albums! They are a bargain! The songs are long enough!! and the selection is... marvelous!!!
I am having brain orgasms every day by listening to these masterpieces !!!!! It is amazing how these classical songs get you goose bumps and transport you to like another dimension ( and no I do not use drugs...)
I guess some people are very sensitive to music and I am one of those who goes to Heaven with Vivaldi and Bach.
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on October 16, 2011
What a wonderful selection of music! What an astounding price for these pieces. I love classical music but I don't know enough about it to name such wonderful pieces off the top of my head. These pieces have been selected and used in film by professionals, music directors who know a lot more about music than do I. Though I have many of these pieces already there are others I have never even heard of before. What a wonderful discovery!
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on August 22, 2012
If you watch movies you will probably recognize a lot of the music on this album. It seems to me that all of the classics are hear that we hear on a regular basis in movies. The recordings seem very good to me (although I am not an audiophile). I do go through my classical when I buy an album like this and get rid of duplicate songs if they are very similar because I have bought others in this series or series like this. I found that I liked the versions on this album better most of the time and deleted songs from other albums instead. Very good mix of classical. Must buy!
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on April 28, 2013
The music on this album runs for nine hours! I love classical music, and I love the movies, and I'm fascinated about how so many classical pieces have been used in the movies over the decades. When I'm studying, working on a paper, or researching a book, this is one album I play on my computer. I don't have to worry about changing the album all day long! The music is beautiful, too. This is one of my favorites, and for 99 cents, there's no way you can go wrong.
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on July 24, 2013
I am on a kick with getting these 99 Most xxxxxxxxx pieces of music that Amazon has. I personally don't mind paying money for albums from individual artists, but, if I can get one of these types of albums to stuff my iPod with, I will do it.

There's some good songs on here, but, mostly just filler. I am happy with it, but, only because of the low price.
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on February 11, 2013
These are some of the most loved classical pieces in existence. This bundle is a good buy for those that have loved classical music for years and for those that are only just beginning to listen to classical music. I listen to the pieces from this album almost everyday. I highly recommend buying this album you want be disappointed.
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on November 15, 2012
I really like this collection of classical music pieces, that will play continuously without having to change discs or venue for mood music. All pieces are recognizable for being inserted in popular films. I am sure I will always enjoy this assortment of artists and their works.
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on November 27, 2012
I just recently began using the Amazon Music Player. So as to stray from writing a review about the cloud player, I'll just make one comment: it's great and I definitely prefer it to the Apple Itunes store.

The 99 most essential classical pieces in Movies is great. I'm a college student and I guess I do enjoy classical music from time to time, but most of these pieces are great for studying. Honestly, I don't recognize all of the pieces but when I do, it's pretty exciting. This collection is a great way to expand the music collection, whether or not you have a couple of the scores in your library already.

In conclusion: at the price, there's no way I could give any less than a five star rating. Music is so cheap nowadays, and I'm not very big with illegal downloading. Deals like these are hard to pass on, and a great supplement to one's existing library. If the price is still right, I say you can't go wrong. Highly recommend.
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