Classical Music for Forming Your Soul

Our last two articles (“Forming the Soul – Spirit, Soul and Body” and “Forming Young Souls“) discussed how classical music helps to form the soul. Therefore, we offer this short video with numerous brief selections of the best of Russian composers. Many of these melodies will be surprisingly familiar to most people.

The Best of Russian Composers (Glinka to Shostakovich)


1) Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture.
2) Borodin: Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor).
3) Cui: Orientale, Op.50
4) Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain.
5) Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition.
6) Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers.
7) Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1.
8) Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture.
9) Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture.
10) Rimsky Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee.
11) Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherezade.
12) Glazunov: Violin concerto in a minor, Op.82: Allegro.
13) Scriabin: Etude Op.8 No.12.
14) Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2.
15) Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
16) Stravinsky: The Firebird. Finale.
17) Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.
18) Prokofiev: Montagues & Capulets.
19) Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3.
20) Khachaturian: Sabre Dance (he was born in Tiflis, in the Russian Empire at that moment (1903). He’s like a Soviet-Armenian composer, that’s why I included him).
21) Shostakovich: Suite Jazz No.2. Waltz.
22) Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2.