Hijacked by car ads, Hollywood tearjerkers and Muzac/elevator music; they remain eternally and universally appealing!
Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini. Heaps of these versions on a “theme by Paganini” by a number of Interperters and Composers. I like this particular one by Rachmaninoff /Performed by John Barry from “Somewhere in Time” – The movie.
What can you say?! Puccini’s O Mio Bambino Caro (from the movie A room with a view)
Not sure if this is the best version (by the St. Louis Symphony) – But it’s good enough!