The piece played before the start of class was Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Op. 35, IV. Festival at Baghdad (1888): 


Other music played in class, listed alphabetically by composer:


Brass mutes demonstration


String mutes demonstration


Anonymous, Royal Mehter Band, Istanbul


Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica”, I. Allegro con brio (1803) — opening chords performed by several orchestras


Hector Berlioz, An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (1830)

Idée fixe that appears in all movements: 

IV. March to the Scaffold: 


Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 100 “Military”, II. Allegretto (1794)


Sultan Murad IV, Uzzâl peşrev (1612)


Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 5 (1901-2)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K.331, III. Alla turca—Allegretto (1784)