The Classical Countdown's Honorable Mentions
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Today’s Showdown is all about this past weekend’s Classical Countdown. Even though Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony once again clinched the top position, the 2011 Countdown had some surprises, too, and several favored composers didn’t crack the Top 75 for the first time in years.
We asked you to pck one of these three past winners -- Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite or Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique -- that didn’t appear on this year’s list and help us give its composer an honorable mention today. Berlioz led all morning and was the day's winner. We played his Symphonie Fantastique at 12 noon.
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique