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Valentine’s Day Music Prep: 10 Romantic Pieces of Classical Music (6 you should know and 4 you might not)

Impress the socks off of your Valentine today with your well-rounded knowledge of romantic classical music. MusicLab intern Daniel Webbon has compiled a list of 10 well-known and not so well-known lovey dovey pieces to help you out. Happy Valentine's Day, and may the Force be with you.

  1. Tchaikovsky – Love theme from Romeo and Juliet
  2. Debussy – Clair de Lune
  3. Brahms – Intermezzo, Opus 118 No. 2
  4. Mahler – Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
  5. Rachmaninov – Symphony No. 2.  3rd movement
  6. Mozart – La ci darem la mano, from Don Giovanni
  7. Gershwin – “Bess You is my Woman Now,” from Porgy and Bess
  8. < John Williams – “Han Solo and the Princess,” from The Empire Strikes Back: Symphonic Suite From The Original Motion Picture Score
  9. Offenbach – “Ce n’est qu’un rêve”, from La belle Hélène
  10. Ben Folds – The Luckiest (With full orchestra, so this counts!)