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Results of the 2011 Classical Countdown

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For the past several weeks we asked listeners to vote for their favorite pieces of classical music. We received thousands of votes for pieces that truly ran the classical music gamut.

The countdown this year will run from Thursday, Dec. 29, to Saturday, Dec. 31. It will begin each morning at 9 am and run each day to around midnight. And in honor of WQXR’s diamond anniversary, we will be counting down the top 75 listener choices.

As we count down the final results, we’ll post regular updates here. To find out what recordings were played, please consult our playlists page. Thank you to everyone who participated.

75. Felix Mendelssohn — A Midsummer Night’s Dream

74. Giacomo Puccini — Turandot

73. Modest Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition

72. Edward Elgar — Enigma Variations

71. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Swan Lake

70. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker

69. Samuel Barber — Adagio for Strings

68. Richard Wagner — Tristan und Isolde

67. Carl Orff — Carmina Burana

66. Gabriel Faure — Requiem

65. Johann Sebastian Bach — Cello Suite No. 1

64. Claude Debussy — Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune)

63. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35

62. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467

61. Maurice Ravel — Bolero

60. Giacomo Puccini — La Boheme

59. Johannes Brahms — Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83

58. Johann Pachelbel — Canon in D

57. Sergei Prokofiev — Romeo and Juliet Suite

56. Edward Elgar — Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85

55. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Le Nozze di Figaro (Marriage of Figaro)

54. Aaron Copland — Rodeo

53. Sergei Rachmaninoff — Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

52. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

51. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Don Giovanni

50. Jean Sibelius — Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 42

49. Felix Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90, "Italian"

48. Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 1 in D, "The Titan"

47. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

46. Johannes Brahms — Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

45. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

44. Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight"

43. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"

42. Leonard Bernstein — Candide

41. Bedrich Smetana — Ma Vlast

40. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622

39. Antonin Dvorak — Concerto in B Minor for Cello, Op. 104

38. Leonard Bernstein — West Side Story

37. Johann Sebastian Bach — St. Matthew Passion

36. Igor Stravinsky — L'Oiseau de feu (The Firebird)

35. Anton Bruckner — Symphony No. 8 in C Minor

34. Johannes Brahms — Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77

33. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

32. Johannes Brahms — German Requiem, Op. 45

31. George Gershwin — An American in Paris

30. Johannes Brahms — Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

29. Ludwig van Beethoven — Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

28. Giuseppe Verdi — Messa da Requiem

27. Felix Mendelssohn — Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64

26. Igor Stravinsky — Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

25. Johann Sebastian Bach — Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

24. Franz Schubert — Piano Quintet in A, Op. 114, D. 667, "The Trout"

23. Jean Sibelius — Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82

22. Gustav Holst — The Planets, Op. 32

21. Antonio Vivaldi — Four Seasons, Op. 8

20. Gustav Mahler — Das Lied von der Erde

19. Johann Sebastian Bach — Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

18. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551, "Jupiter"

17. Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor

16. Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

15. Franz Schubert — Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944, "The Great"

14. George Gershwin — Rhapsody in Blue

13. George Frideric Handel — Messiah

12. Johann Sebastian Bach — Brandenburg Concertos

11. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

10. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626

9. Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor"

8. Sergei Rachmaninoff — Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

7. Aaron Copland — Appalachian Spring

6. Antonin Dvorak — Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "From the New World"

5. Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

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

3. Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"

2. Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

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