iTunes Top 10 Classical Music Downloads

15 Sep, 2006 | EntertainmentTdp

I'm a fan of some classical music, but I'm not sure which. I hear some stuff on the radio or a movie soundtrack and like it but couldn't tell you who it was or track them down. I've been meaning to try and get hold of a CD called something like 'Popular Classical Music' or 'Classical's All-time Classics' figuring that someone must have put something like this together. Maybe even an idiot's guide.

Anyway, I stumbled across an article detailing the top 10 classical tracks downloaded at iTunes. Here they are in a slightly easier to read format (for my future reference):

  1. Time To Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman (based on Con Te Partiro)

  2. 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky (performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

  3. First Cello Suite by Bach (performed by Yo-Yo Ma)

  4. The Prayer by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion

  5. Con Te Partiro by Andrea Bocelli

  6. Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland (performed by the London Symphony Orchestra -- although the author of the article suggests the Leonard Slatkin version with the St. Louis Symphony)

  7. Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven (performed by the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique)

  8. Canon and Gigue in D Major: Canon by Pachelbel (performed by the Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert)

  9. Canon by Pachelbel (performed by Raymond Leppard and the English Chamber Orchestra)

  10. Carmina Burana by Carl Orff (performed by the London Symphony Orchestra)

Not sure if this was exactly what I was after, but it's a start.