Top 100 Countdown

Listen during the week of December 27 - 31 for the 2021 Top 100 Classical Countdown and see which of your favorites made the list!

 

1

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 "Choral"

2020: 1

2

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5

10

3

Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

2

4

Aaron Copland

Appalachian Spring

3

5

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7

8

6

Antonio Vivaldi

The Four Seasons

12

7

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

5

8

Gustav Holst

The Planets

4

9

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2

6

10

Samuel Barber

Adagio for Strings

7

11

George Friedric Handel

Messiah

14

12

Igor Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring

13

13

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concertos

15

14

Richard Strauss

Four Last Songs

17

15

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

16

16

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

20

17

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"

18

18

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Scheherazade

22

19

Samuel Barber

Violin Concerto

23

20

Edward Elgar

"Enigma" Variations

9

21

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 3

11

22

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

19

23

Carl Orff

Carmina Burana

21

24

Ferde Grofe

Grand Canyon Suite

25

25

Aaron Copland

Fanfare for the Common Man

29

26

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 1

27

27

Ludwig van Beethoven

 Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight"

28

28

Igor Stravinsky

The Firebird

26

29

Ludwig van Beethoven

 Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"

33

30

Aaron Copland

Rodeo

30

31

Camille Saint-Saens

Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

38

32

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 1812 Overture

42

33

Bedrich Smetana

 The Moldau from Ma Vlast

51

34

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

24

35

Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition

31

36

Johann Pachelbel

Canon in D

32

37

Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto

34

38

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker

36

39

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto

35

40

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet Concerto

39

41

Johannes Brahms

A German Requiem

37

42

Maurice Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

49

43

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5

45

44

Jules Massenet

Meditation from Thais

46

45

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

40

46

Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto No. 1

43

47

Jean Sibelius

Finlandia

48

48

Ottorino Respighi

Pines of Rome

47

49

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake

44

50

Howard Hanson

Symphony No. 2 "Romantic"

41

51

William Grant Still

Symphony No. 1 "Afro American"

2020: 50

52

George Friedric Handel

Water Music

56

53

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

54

54

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Serenade No. 13 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

53

55

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

62

56

Maurice Ravel

Daphnis and Chloe

52

57

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem

57

58

Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

55

59

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Concerto

63

60

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello Suites

79

61

Claude Debussy

Clair de Lune

68

62

Ludwig van Beethoven

Bagatelle "Fur Elise"

64

63

Sergei Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet

58

64

Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No. 8

67

65

Johann Sebastian Bach

Air on the G String

59

66

Aram Khachaturian

Spartacus

61

67

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sheep May Safely Graze

60

68

Modest Mussorgsky

Night on Bald Mountain

70

69

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 21 "Elvira Madigan"

66

70

Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 104 "London"

65

71

George Gershwin

An American in Paris

72

72

Gioachino Rossini

William Tell Overture

71

73

Mark O'Connor

Johnny Appleseed Suite

77

74

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40

69

75

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished"

75

76

Georges Bizet

Carmen

76

77

Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 4 "Italian"

74

78

Johann Strauss, Jr.

The Blue Danube Waltz

73

79

George Gershwin

Concerto in F

80

80

Giacomo Puccini

"Nessun Dorma" from Turandot

78

81

Maurice Ravel

Bolero

89

82

Antonin Dvorak

String Quartet No. 12 "American"

91

83

Erik Satie

Three Gymnopedies

87

84

Edvard Grieg

Peer Gynt

N/A

85

Leonard Bernstein

West Side Story

83

86

Giacomo Puccini

La Boheme

81

87

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphony No. 2

84

88

Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto

82

89

Max Bruch

Violin Concerto No. 1

85

90

Franz Schubert

Ave Maria

100

91

Franz Schubert

Piano Quintet "The Trout"

92

92

Richard Wagner

Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkuere

93

93

Joaquin Rodrigo

Concierto de Aranjuez

97

94

Johann Sebastian Bach

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

86

95

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro

99

96

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique"

95

97

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

N/A

98

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata and Fugue in D minor

98

99

Claude Debussy

La mer

90

100

Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto

94