Poster YourClassical Streams
Curated Streams

Essentials

Timeless Classical Masterpieces. For beginners and lifelong listeners of classical music, YourClassical's Essentials Stream features the best in classical music. Hear pieces that are friendly, familiar and performed by well-known musicians and ensembles across the world.

On Air Now
Wednesday
  • 10:01 AM

    Symphony No. 7: 2nd movement

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Symphony No. 7

    West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

    Daniel Barenboim, conductor

    9:28
  • 9:56 AM

    Hungarian March

    Hector Berlioz

    International Salute

    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

    Erich Kunzel, conductor

    4:30
  • 9:52 AM

    Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune (Moonlight)

    Claude Debussy

    Atonement: Music from the Motion Picture

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

    4:48
  • 9:42 AM

    Four Seasons: Spring

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

    La Serenissima

    Adrian Chandler, conductor

    Adrian Chandler, violin

    9:26
  • 9:33 AM

    Symphony No. 4: Finale

    Peter Tchaikovsky

    The Tchaikovsky Project

    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

    Semyon Bychkov, conductor

    9:10
  • 9:24 AM

    Mignon: Overture

    Ambroise Thomas

    Great Comedy Overtures

    Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Lance Friedel, conductor

    8:22
  • 9:19 AM

    String Quartet No. 12 "American": 4th movement

    Antonin Dvorak

    Smetana, Dvorak: String Quartets

    Guarneri Quartet

    5:12
  • 9:12 AM

    Impromptu No. 2

    Franz Schubert

    Schubert: Piano Sonata D845, Wanderer Fantasy

    Paul Lewis, piano

    6:25
  • 9:05 AM

    Symphony No. 5: 1st movement

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Complete Beethoven Edition Vol. 1: Symphonies

    Berlin Philharmonic

    Herbert von Karajan, conductor

    7:10
  • 9:01 AM

    The Red Poppy: Russian Sailor's Dance

    Reinhold Gliere

    Leonard Bernstein: The Encore Collection Vol. 3

    New York Philharmonic

    Leonard Bernstein, conductor

    3:28
  • 8:59 AM

    Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3: Italiana

    Ottorino Respighi

    Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances

    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

    Neville Marriner, conductor

    1:55
  • 8:54 AM

    Colas Breugnon Overture

    Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Russian Overtures

    Russian National Orchestra

    Mikhail Pletnev, conductor

    5:30
  • 8:49 AM

    Memories of the Alhambra

    Francisco Tarrega

    Famous Spanish Guitar Music

    Pepe Romero, guitar

    4:38
  • 8:39 AM

    Violin Concerto No. 3: 1st movement

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart: The Violin Concertos; Sinfonia concertante

    London Philharmonic Orchestra

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, conductor

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

    9:54
  • 8:34 AM

    Dreams of Love No. 3 (Liebestraum)

    Franz Liszt

    Rediscovered - Liszt Recital

    Jorge Bolet, piano

    4:53
  • 8:27 AM

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4: 1st movement

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Essential Bach

    English Chamber Orchestra

    Raymond Leppard, conductor

    7:13
  • 8:23 AM

    Minuet

    Luigi Boccherini

    The Stowkowski Sound

    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

    Erich Kunzel, conductor

    3:11
  • 8:17 AM

    Symphony No. 100 "Military": 2nd movement

    Franz Joseph Haydn

    Gala Concert

    Orchestra of the 18th Century

    Frans Bruggen, conductor

    6:28
  • 8:10 AM

    Nameday (Namensfeier) Overture

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Beethoven

    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

    Kurt Masur, conductor

    6:33
  • 8:01 AM

    Symphony No. 2: 4th movement

    Johannes Brahms

    Brahms: The Symphonies

    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Bernard Haitink, conductor

    9:06
  • 7:55 AM

    L'Isle joyeuse (Joyous Isle)

    Claude Debussy

    Debussy, Szymanowski

    Rafal Blechacz, piano

    5:36
  • 7:50 AM

    Canon

    Johann Pachelbel

    Ombra Mai Fu; Pachelbel: Canon

    I Solisti Italiani

    5:09
  • 7:41 AM

    An Outdoor Overture

    Aaron Copland

    The Copland Collection 1936-1948

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Aaron Copland, conductor

    9:00
  • 7:34 AM

    Magic Flute: Overture

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart: Overtures - Eine kleine Nachtmusik

    Tafelmusik

    Bruno Weil, conductor

    6:28
  • 7:27 AM

    Sinfonia Concertante: 3rd movement

    Franz Joseph Haydn

    Haydn: Symphonies 88-92, etc.

    Berlin Philharmonic

    Simon Rattle, conductor

    Toru Yasunaga, violin

    6:48
  • 7:22 AM

    Etude No. 3 "Tristesse"

    Frederic Chopin

    Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Chopin, Liszt

    Sviatoslav Richter, piano

    4:08
  • 7:14 AM

    Symphony No. 5: 2nd movement

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Beethoven: 9 Symphonies

    Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra

    John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

    8:15
  • 7:04 AM

    Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): Overture

    Richard Wagner

    Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander

    Berlin State Orchestra

    Daniel Barenboim, conductor

    10:14
  • 6:50 AM

    Masques and Bergamasques

    Gabriel Faure

    Faure: Pavane; Pelleas et Melisande, etc.

    Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    Neville Marriner, conductor

    13:42
  • 6:47 AM

    Orchestral Suite No. 1: Passepieds

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bach: Works For Orchestra

    English Concert

    Trevor Pinnock, conductor

    2:32
  • 6:44 AM

    Ave Maria

    Franz Biebl

    Eventide

    Voces8

    3:23
  • 6:40 AM

    Scenes from Childhood: Dreaming

    Robert Schumann

    Lullaby

    Julian Lloyd Webber, cello

    3:25
  • 6:28 AM

    Symphony No. 9 "From the New World": 1st movement

    Antonin Dvorak

    Dvorak: Piano Quintets In A, Op.5 & Op.81; Borodin: Quartet

    Minnesota Orchestra

    Neville Marriner, conductor

    12:04
  • 6:23 AM

    Ruslan and Ludmila: Overture

    Mikhail Glinka

    Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Glinka, Moussorgsky

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

    Andre Previn, conductor

    4:52
  • 6:19 AM

    Horn Concerto No. 3: 3rd movement

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart, Strauss: Horn Concertos

    English Chamber Orchestra

    Jeffrey Tate, conductor

    Radovan Vlatkovic, horn

    3:41
  • 6:08 AM

    Night on Bald Mountain

    Modest Mussorgsky

    Tchaikovsky: 1812; Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice; Smetana: Vltava (Die Moldau); Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso; Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain

    Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

    Mariss Jansons, conductor

    10:40
  • 6:02 AM

    Violin Concerto No. 1: 2nd movement

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Essential Bach

    Chamber Orchestra of Europe

    Salvatore Accardo, conductor

    Salvatore Accardo, violin

    6:26
  • 5:57 AM

    Intermezzo No. 2 "Klavierstucke"

    Johannes Brahms

    Motherland

    Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

    5:12
  • 5:52 AM

    Peer Gynt: Morning Mood

    Edvard Grieg

    Mad About the Classics

    Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    Neeme Jarvi, conductor

    4:12
  • 5:43 AM

    Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune)

    Claude Debussy

    Debussy: La Damoiselle elue, L'Apres-midi d'un faune

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Claudio Abbado, conductor

    9:38
  • 5:36 AM

    Symphony No. 7: 4th movement

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Mad About Beethoven

    Berlin Philharmonic

    Herbert von Karajan, conductor

    6:24
  • 5:24 AM

    The Red Pony Suite

    Aaron Copland

    Suite from "The Tender Land" / 3 Latin-American Sketches / Suite from "The Red Pony"

    Phoenix Symphony

    James Sedares, conductor

    11:24
  • 5:17 AM

    Violin Concerto: 3rd movement

    Jean Sibelius

    Schoenberg, Sibelius: Violin Concertos

    Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Hilary Hahn, violin

    7:16
  • 5:12 AM

    Berceuse (Lullaby)

    Frederic Chopin

    Rachmaninoff, Chopin: Piano Sonatas etc.

    Helene Grimaud, piano

    4:55
  • 5:04 AM

    Symphony No. 104 "London": 1st movement

    Franz Joseph Haydn

    Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 104 "London" and 100 "Military"

    Academy of Ancient Music

    Christopher Hogwood, conductor

    8:01
  • 5:00 AM

    Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

    Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble

    3:57