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Results of the 2010 Classical Countdown

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Throughout the month of December, we asked listeners to vote for 50 favorite pieces of classical music. Hundreds of you took our survey and many of you wrote in with suggestions of your own.

Here are the final results of the 2010 Classical Countdown. Thank you to everyone who participated.

1. Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"

2. Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"

3. Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerti

4. Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

5. Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection"

6. Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

7. Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

8. Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"

9.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem in D Minor, K. 626

10. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

11. Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 61

12. George Frederic Handel - Messiah

13. Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

14. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter"

15. Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings

16. Johannes Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

17. Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan"

18. George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

19. Giuseppe Verdi - Messa da Requiem

20. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 35

21. Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

22. Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

23. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

24. Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp minor

25. Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

26. Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring 

27. Bedrich Smetana - The Moldau

28. Camille Saint-Saens - Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"

29. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

30. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique"

31. Johann Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue in D Major

32. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

33. Giacomo Puccini - Madame Butterfly

34. Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35

35. Richard Wagner - Gotterdammerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey

36. Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

37. Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

38. Frederic Chopin - Polonaise in A flat, "Heroic"

39. Johannes Brahms - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 83

40. Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV 232

41. Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier: Suite (1945)

42. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

43. Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 8

44. Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

45. Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished"

46. Claude Debussy – Suite Bergamasque: Clair de Lune

47. Edward Elgar - Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85

48. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

49. Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring

50. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet