Famous classical pieces and their context

These classical pieces became famous, but were all part of a bigger composition, play or opera. Do you know their names?
I tried to add native titles when they are well-known.
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Last updated: January 14, 2016
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Composer
Piece
Context
J.S. Bach
Erbarme Dich
Matthew Passion
L. von Beethoven
Ode to Joy
Ninth Symphony
E. Elgar
Nimrod
Enigma Variations
E. Elgar
Land of Hope and Glory
Pomp and Circumstance
E. Grieg
Morgenstimmung
Peer Gynt
G.F. Händel
I Know that my Redeemer Liveth
Messiah
G.T. Holst
Jupiter
The Planets
J. Massenet
Meditation
Thaïs
Composer
Piece
Context
W.A. Mozart
Der Hölle Rache (aka Queen of the Night)
The Magic Flute
M.P. Mussorgski
The Gates of Kiev
Pictures at an Exhibition
C. Orff
O Fortuna
Carmina Burana
G. Puccini
Nessun Dorma
Turandot
C. Saint-Saëns
The Swan
Carnival of the Animals
G. Verdi
Hebrew Slaves Chorus
Nabucco
A. Vivaldi
Spring
The Four Seasons
R. Wagner
Ride of the Valkyries
The Ring Cycle
5 Comments
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Level 63
Jan 13, 2016
Really good idea, but lack of good type-ins makes some answers quite difficult. For example, "Symphony 9" or "9th Symphony" should work for Ode to Joy, as should Saint (or St) Matthew Passion, which is the correct title. Surely you can also accept the individual opera from the Ring Cycle, "Die Walküre" (or "The Valkyrie" in English). A couple of quick corrections, too: Carnival, not Carnaval, and it's just Messiah, not The Messiah. Fun quiz idea, though!
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Level 76
Jan 13, 2016
yes, nice quiz but, at least for the few ones I know, some type-ins were missing. "Le Quattro Stagioni" in Italian in case you want to add that as a type-in
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Level 65
Jan 13, 2016
Thanks guys! Took your suggestions and added/altered them.
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Level 76
Jan 13, 2016
Nice quiz! "Four Seasons" and "4 Seasons" both didn't work. I got it right after I added a "The" in front, but maybe those other answers could be allowed as type-ins? Holst's initials were GT (Gustav Theodore).
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2016
4 Seasons and Four seasons will work now. I also changed the initials :) Thanks for the feedback