Name Your Top Ten Composers
Friday, January 14, 2011
Earlier this year, Anthony Tommasini, chief classical music critic for the New York Times, announced he was creating a list of the 10 greatest classical composers of all time (or at least since the beginning of the 18th century). In a series of follow-up articles and web posts he invited readers to nominate their own lists, and hundreds chimed in. Tommasini also joined Elliott Forrest to talk about the results.
Today, May 26, we're playing the top ten in order. Below follows the complete schedule:
9:00 am: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
10:00 am: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
11:00 am: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 — 91)
12:00 pm: Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
1:00 pm: Claude Achille Debussy (1862 — 1918)
2:00 pm: Igor Stravinsky (1882 — 1971)
3:00 pm: Johannes Brahms (1833 — 97)
4:00 pm: Giuseppe Verdi (1813 — 1901)
5:00 pm: Richard Wagner (1813 — 83)
6:00 pm: Bela Bartok (1881 — 1945)
Also earlier this year, WQXR asked: Who are your top ten composers? Listeners were invited to win a free one-year subscription to the Sunday New York Times. Our winner was Joie from the Upper East Side. Congratulations, and thanks to all who participated!
The Fine Print
How to Enter: No purchase or pledge necessary. Entries may be made between the hours of 12am on Sunday, January 16 and noon on Friday, January 21, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.
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Prize: A 1-year subscription to the Sunday New York Times (Sunday only), valued at approximately $235.00.
Selection and Notification of the Winner: One winner and three back up names will be selected by random drawing no later than January 22. The winner will be notified by email. If the winner is unable to collect his/her prize, the unawarded prize will go to the first back-up and subsequent back-ups thereof until prize is awarded. Winner must provide his/her social security number. The chances of winning are dependent upon the number of entries. A list with the winner’s name will be kept on file at WQXR and is available by writing WQXR Listener Services, 160 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.
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