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2023 Classical Countdown Results!

The votes have been tallied, and the top winning selections of the Classical Countdown to 2024 have aired on New Year’s Eve! Read on to see the results of this year’s listener-voted 100 favorites musical pieces.

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2023 Classical Countdown Results

  1. Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”
  2. Ravel: Bolero
  3. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, “Choral”
  4. Barber: Adagio for Strings
  5. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
  6. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  7. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
  8. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
  9. Smetana: The Moldau
  10. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
  11. Copland: Appalachian Spring
  12. Debussy: Clair de Lune
  13. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ”
  14. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, “Emperor”
  15. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  16. Holst: The Planets
  17. Orff: Carmina Burana
  18. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  19. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  20. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
  21. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
  22. Elgar: “Enigma” Variations
  23. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
  24. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  25. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter
  26. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, “Moonlight”
  27. Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
  28. Satie: Gymnopedies for piano
  29. Stravinsky: The Firebird
  30. Sibelius: Finlandia
  31. Grieg: Peer Gynt
  32. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, “Eroica”
  33. Bizet: Carmen
  34. Mahler: Symphony No. 5
  35. Chopin: Polonaise No. 6, Op. 53 “Heroic”
  36. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  37. Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E Major
  38. Williams: Star Wars
  39. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major
  40. Handel: Water Music Suite in D Major
  41. Albinoni: Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor
  42. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
  43. Mozart: The Magic Flute
  44. Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
  45. Glass: Piano Etudes
  46. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
  47. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
  48. Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
  49. Fauré: Requiem
  50. Beethoven: Für Elise
  51. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major
  52. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
  53. Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
  54. Bernstein: West Side Story
  55. Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major
  56. Delibes: Lakmé: Flower Duet
  57. Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, “American”
  58. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 “Classical”
  59. Tchaikovsky: Romeo And Juliet Fantasy Overture
  60. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
  61. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
  62. Ungar, Jay: Ashokan Farewell
  63. Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture
  64. Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
  65. Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite
  66. Rossini: William Tell Overture
  67. Liszt: Les préludes
  68. Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
  69. Bernstein: Candide Overture
  70. Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  71. Ravel: Le Tombeau De Couperin
  72. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
  73. Strauss, Johann, Jr: Blue Danube Waltz
  74. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
  75. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
  76. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
  77. Tchaikovsky: Serenade For Strings in C
  78. Brahms: Variations on a Theme By Haydn
  79. Debussy: La Mer
  80. Gershwin: Concerto in F
  81. Praetorius: Terpsichore: Dances
  82. Puccini: Turandot: Nessun Dorma!
  83. Respighi: The Pines of Rome
  84. Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor
  85. Schubert: Ave Maria
  86. Grieg: Holberg Suite
  87. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
  88. Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
  89. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro
  90. Puccini: Madama Butterfly
  91. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
  92. Vivaldi: Lute (Guitar) Concerto In D, RV 93
  93. Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
  94. Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”
  95. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor
  96. Price, Florence: Symphony No. 1 in E minor
  97. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
  98. Puccini: La Bohème
  99. Rodgers: Victory at Sea
  100. Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

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