23 Pieces of Classical Music for Your Workout Playlist

Warm-up

  1. “Air” from the J. S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D
  2. “Polonaise” from J. S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor
  3. “Procession of the Nobels”, a cortege (which means processional) by Rimsky-Korsakov
  4. The first movement of Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata No. 21

Motivation

  1. “Badinerie” from J. S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor
  2. The first movement, “Allegro con brio” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in c minor
  3. “The Thunderer” by John Philip Sousa
  4. The first movement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 24 in B-flat, “Allegro Spiritoso”
  5. The fast part of the William Tell Overture by Rossini
  6. “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  7. “Sabre Dance” by Aram Khachaturian
  8. Jacques Offenbach’s “Infernal Galop” from Orpheus in the Underworld
  9. From The Planets, Op. 32 by Gustav Holst, “Jupiter”
  10. “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” by John Adams
  11. The third movement “Scherzo, Allegro” from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in f minor
  12. Gustav Holst’s Military Suite No. 2 in F Major, especially the first movement and the fourth, the “Fantasia on the Dargason”
  13. by composer Ljova “Love Potion Expired”
  14. Kronos Quartet’s recording of “Mini Skirt” by composer Osvaldo Golijov
  15. “Ride of the Valkyries” by Richard Wagner

Cool-down

  1. Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”
  2. Franz Schubert’s Impromptu Op. 142, No. 3 in B-flat
  3. “Plume” by composer Ljova, recorded by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider
  4. “Claire de Lune” by Debussy