Posted on December 3, 2018

You voted, and now the results are in! On New Year’s Eve, we played your favorite pieces of classical music in our Classical Countdown!

Our Classical Countdown began at 7am on Monday, December 31st and continued all the way to midnight. As we counted down to 2019, we also counted down to the Number 1 listener favorite, playing that piece just before we rang in the New Year together. On New Year’s Day some of the honorable mentions were played.


1 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, “Choral”
2 Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”
3 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
4 Barber: Adagio for Strings
5 Holst: The Planets
6 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
7 Handel: Messiah
8 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
9 Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
10 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
11 Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral”
12 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
13 Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
14 Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ”
15 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major
16 Smetana: The Moldau
17 Copland: Appalachian Spring
18 Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
19 Debussy: Clair de Lune
20 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
21 Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, “Enigma”
22 Grieg: Peer Gynt
23 Mahler: Symphony No. 1
24 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
25 Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
26 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
27 Mozart: Requiem
28 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, “Moonlight”
29 Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
30 “Satie: Gymnopedies for piano”
31 Ravel: Bolero
32 Sibelius: Finlandia
33 Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring)
34 “Ravel: Pavane For A Dead Princess”
35 “Bach: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring”
36 Orff: Carmina Burana
37 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor
38 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
39 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
40 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major
41 Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
42 Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
43 Puccini: Turandot
44 Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
45 Puccini: Madama Butterfly
46 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, “Emperor”
47 Pachelbel: Canon in D major
48 Bizet: Carmen
49 “Bizet: The Pearl Fishers: Duet: Au fond du temple saint”
50 “Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze”
51 Bach: Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 in G major
52 Stravinsky: The Firebird
53 Vivaldi: Winter Concerto from The Four Seasons
54 Bach: Goldberg Variations
55 Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor
56 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major
57 “Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 77”
58 Respighi: The Pines of Rome
59 “Debussy: Prelude To Afternoon Of A Faun”
60 Puccini: La Boheme
61 “Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor”
62 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
63 Fauré: Requiem
64 Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
65 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, “Eroica”
66 Rossini: William Tell Overture
67 “Shostakovich: Symphony No.5”
68 “Borodin: In the Steppes Of Central Asia”
69 Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85
70 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathetique”
71 Brahms: A German Requiem
72 Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
73 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, “Elvira Madigan”
74 Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor
75 “Williams: Star Wars”
76 “Mozart: The Magic Flute”
77 “Bernstein: West Side Story”
78 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor
79 “Chopin: Polonaise No. 6, Opus 53 “”Heroic”””
80 “Gershwin: An American In Paris”
81 “Vivaldi: Lute (Guitar) Concerto In D, RV 93”
82 Vivaldi: Spring Concerto from The Four Seasons
83 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
84 “Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique”
85 “Gershwin: Porgy And Bess”
86 “Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro”
87 Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
88 “Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite”
89 “Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Opus 26 “”Fingal’s Cave”””
90 Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
91 “Beethoven: Für Elise: Bagatelle”
92 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
93 “Chopin: Waltz No. 6 no. 1 Minute Waltz”
94 Mahler: Symphony No. 5
95 “Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Opus 84”
96 Barber: Violin Concerto, op. 14
97 “Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre”
98 “Wagner: Siegfried Idyll”
99 “Chen: The Butterfly Lovers Concerto”
100 “Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain”