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2021 Classical Countdown Results!

All votes for the 2021 Classical Countdown have been counted and the top winning selections aired on New Year’s Eve. In case you missed it, the listener-voted 100 winning favorites are listed below.

Cheers to another year of beautiful music!


 

  1. Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”
  2. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, “Choral”
  3. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  4. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
  5. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
  6. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  7. Mozart: Requiem
  8. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
  9. Ravel: Bolero
  10. Barber: Adagio for Strings
  11. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ”
  12. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, “Moonlight”
  13. Debussy: Clair de Lune
  14. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, “Emperor”
  15. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  16. Bach: Brandenberg Concerto No. 1 in F major
  17. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, “Eroica”
  18. Copland: Appalachian Spring
  19. Holst: The Planets
  20. Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, “Enigma”
  21. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
  22. Vivaldi: Winter Concerto from The Four Seasons
  23. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor 565
  24. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major
  25. Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 118 # 2
  26. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
  27. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
  28. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
  29. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  30. Bizet: Carmen
  31. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
  32. Grieg: Peer Gynt
  33. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
  34. Sibelius: Finlandia
  35. Williams: Star Wars
  36. Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
  37. Fauré: Requiem
  38. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
  39. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral”
  40. Handel: Water Music Suite in D major
  41. Handel: Messiah
  42. Mozart: The Magic Flute
  43. Puccini: La Boheme
  44. Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Opus 104
  45. Grieg: Holberg Suite
  46. Borodin: In the steppes of Central Asia
  47. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
  48. Beethoven: Für Elise: Bagatelle
  49. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
  50. Wagner: Tannhauser Overturn
  51. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
  52. Debussy: La Mer
  53. Debussy: Prelude to Afternoon of A Faun
  54. Respighi: The Pines of Rome
  55. Satie: Gymnopedies for piano
  56. Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
  57. Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
  58. Gershwin: Concerto in F
  59. Orff: Carmina Burana
  60. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
  61. Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary: Prince of Denmark’s March
  62. Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, “American”
  63. Strauss, Johann, Jr: Blue Danube Waltz
  64. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Opus 26 “Fingal’s Cave”
  65. Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals: The Swan
  66. Stravinsky: The Firebird
  67. Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Opus 46
  68. Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G, “Surprise”
  69. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C
  70. Bruch: Kol Nidrei (Adagio for Cello and Orchestra)
  71. Chopin: Polonaise No. 6, Opus 53 “Heroic”
  72. Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite
  73. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
  74. Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain
  75. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
  76. Schubert: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
  77. Williams: Schindler’s List
  78. Bernstein: Candide Overture
  79. Brahms: Hungarian Dances
  80. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
  81. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  82. Puccini: Madama Butterfly
  83. Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Opus 84
  84. Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
  85. Massenet: “Meditation” from Thais
  86. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
  87. Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
  88. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major
  89. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
  90. Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
  91. Puccini: Turandot
  92. Beach: Piano Concerto in c-sharp minor, opus 45
  93. Bernstein: West Side Story
  94. Liszt: Les Preludes
  95. Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe
  96. Ravel: Le Tombeau De Couperin
  97. Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No.5: Aria
  98. Vivaldi: Gloria
  99. Alfvén: Swedish Rhapsody “Midsummer Night Vigil”
  100. Barber: Violin Concerto, Opus 14

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