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Here are some examples of albums that eMusic offers for download:

Samuel Barber

Horizon, by The San Diego Chamber Orchestra includes the famous Adagio for Strings.

Bela Bartok

The Six String Quartets performed by the Ramor Quartet

Luciano Berio

Coro, with Ekphrasis

Leonard Bernstein

Songs, Duets, Arias and Barcarolles

Benjamin Britten

Rejoice In The Lamb: Choral Music Of Benjamin Britten

John Cage

Music for Percussion Quartet, including Credo In Us, Second Construction, and Third Construction

Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano

Works for Prepared Piano (other than the Sonatas and Interludes)

Aaron Copland

Appalachian Spring includes the well-known Theme and Variations on a Shaker Tune (Simple Gifts).

Appalachian Spring, El Salon Mexico, Concerto for Piano

Fanfare For The Common Man, A Lincoln Portrait, Quiet City, An Outdoor Overture, Our Town

Music For Two Pianos includes the Hoedown from Rodeo, El Salon Mexico, and the Danzon Cubana.

Claude Debussy

Piano Music including the Two Arabesques, Claire De Lune, and many Preludes. From piano rolls played by Debussy himself.

Aureole plays Debussy, Ibert, Ravel, including Debussy's wonderful Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp.

La Mer

Pour le Piano, including the popular Sarabande. With selections from the Preludes and music by Franck and Ravel.

Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto, Op. 85; Violin Concerto, Op. 61

The Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1 is famous as a graduation march.

George Gershwin

George Gershwin: American Master features Gershwin himself performing, through piano rolls and historic recordings, his Rhapsody In Blue, Preludes for piano, An American In Paris, and his Piano Concerto.

Alberto Ginastera

Harp Concerto, with the concerto by William Mathias

Philip Glass

Piano Music Of Philip Glass

Percy Grainger

Orchestral Music of Grainger includes "Irish Tune From County Derry" ("Danny Boy")

Paul Hindemith

Works for Cello and Piano

Sonata For Viola and Piano

Gustav Holst

The Planets, of which Mars and Jupiter are the most popular. Includes "Spitfire Prelude and Fugue" by Sir William Walton.

Charles Ives

Remembrance: A Charles Ives Collection, includes "The Unanswered Question," "Central Park in the Dark," and "Halloween."

Scott Joplin

Music Of Scott Joplin includes many favorites such as "Solace" and the "Maple Leaf Rag."

Dmitry Kabalevsky

Works of Kabalevsky includes "The Comedians" Suite, Piano Concerto No. 1, and more

Aram Khachaturian

Cello Concerto in E minor and Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello in D minor

Fritz Kreisler

String Quartet

Olivier Messiaen

Quartet for the End of Time

Oiseaux Exotiques

Darius Milhaud

Memories Of Brasil, performed by Milhaud himself.

Michael Nyman

New Music for Saxophone and Piano includes Nyman's "Shaping The Curve."

Carl Orff

Discover the Classics includes "O Fortuna," the famous movement from Carmina Burana.

Arvo Pärt

Arvo Part and Lou Harrison, Masses by these contemporary composers.

Piano music by Part, Henryk Gorecki, and Galina Ustvolskaya

Harry Partch

Emusic has a fantastic collection of works large and small by Harry Partch, the iconoclastic composer who built his own instruments and invented his own scales to create his unique music.

Francis Poulenc

Gloria, Concerto in d minor for Two Pianos, Litanies, Quatre Petites Prieres de St. Francois d'Assise.

Sergei Prokofiev

Peter and the Wolf

Piano Music played on piano rolls by Prokofiev himself.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18 with Schumann's Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54.

Maurice Ravel

Piano Music of Ravel includes the "Bolero" and selections from "Gaspard De La Nuit" and "Le Tombeau De Couperin."

Pavane for a Dead Princess (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte)

Joaquin Rodrigo

Concierto De Aranjuez, the famous concerto for guitar.

Arnold Schoenberg

Music of Webern, Berg, and Schoenberg presents an overview of the Second Viennese School.

Alexandre Scriabin

Preludes played on piano rolls by Scriabin himself.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, with Five Preludes, Twenty-four Preludes Op. 34.

Igor Stravinsky

Petrushka and The Rite of Spring

Piano Music of Stravinsky, recordings of piano rolls played by Stravinsky himself.

Firebird Suite excerpts

Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and more.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Music for Two Guitars from Spain and South America, including works of Ponce, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, and more.

John Williams

Emusic has several of Williams early television scores, including Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, and Time Tunnel.

Iannis Xenakis

Kraanerg

Persepolis

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Updated 12/08/2010.