Top 100 Survey Results

Thank you for participating in 2020’s Top 100 Survey! We hope you were able to join us on New Year’s Eve, as we counted down the Top 25 selections from our new Top 100 Survey of listener favorites. We wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

  1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”
  2. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”
  3. Vivaldi: Four Seasons
  4. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
  5. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
  6. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
  7. Copland: Appalachian Spring
  8. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
  9. Handel: Messiah
  10. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  11. Holst: The Planets
  12. Barber: Adagio for Strings: Op. 11
  13. Handel: Water Music
  14. Debussy: Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasque
  15. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
  16. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
  17. Pachelbel: Canon in D
  18. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
  19. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622
  20. Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 “Organ”
  21. Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626
  22. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73 “Emperor
  23. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  24. Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
  25. Satie: Gymnopedies
  26. Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
  27. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathetique”
  28. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”
  29. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 “Jupiter”
  30. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  31. Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection”
  32. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
  33. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
  34. Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
  35. Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 2
  36. Delius: Florida Suite
  37. Bizet: Carmen
  38. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
  39. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
  40. Copland: Rodeo
  41. Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
  42. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
  43. Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D, “Titan”
  44. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
  45. Respighi: Pines of Rome
  46. Rossini: Overture to William Tell
  47. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
  48. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  49. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
  50. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 “Eroica”
  51. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
  52. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 “Italian”
  53. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  54. Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
  55. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
  56. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  57. Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
  58. Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
  59. Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
  60. Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
  61. Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G, K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”
  62. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
  63. Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
  64. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished”
  65. Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 “Great”
  66. Orff: Carmina Burana
  67. Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 “Air on the G String”
  68. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
  69. Bach: Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins, BWV 1043
  70. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
  71. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
  72. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  73. Beethoven: Bagatelle in A minor, “Für Elise”
  74. Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36
  75. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
  76. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  77. Dvorak: Serenade in E for Strings, Op.22
  78. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
  79. Brahms: A German Requiem
  80. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
  81. Puccini: “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot
  82. Bach: “Sheep May Safely Graze” from Cantata BWV 208
  83. Ravel: Bolero
  84. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
  85. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
  86. Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
  87. Bach: Cello Suites
  88. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83
  89. Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D. 667 “Trout”
  90. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
  91. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
  92. Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  93. Smetana: The Moldau
  94. Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
  95. Copland: El Salón México
  96. Debussy: La Mer
  97. Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
  98. Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88
  99. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
  100. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

“Honorable Mentions”

  1. Mozart: 12 Variations in C on “Twinkle, Twinkle”, K 265
  2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467
  3. Marquez: Danzon No. 2
  4. Rachmaninoff: Vespers, Op. 37
  5. Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
  6. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
  7. Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
  8. Bernstein: Overture to Candide
  9. Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”
  10. Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite No. 2
  11. Strauss Jr.: The Blue Danube
  12. Vivaldi: Gloria in D, RV 589
  13. Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz
  14. Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
  15. Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite