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WQXR's 2012 Classical Countdown

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For three weeks in December, we asked listeners to vote for their favorite pieces of classical music. After receiving thousands of votes, we counted down the top 105 favorites from Dec. 29 through New Year's Eve. Below is the full list.

To find out what recordings were played, please consult our playlist pages: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Thank you to everyone who voted.

105. Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, "Morning."

104. Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21.

103. George Frideric Handel: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D, HWV 349, "Hornpipe."

102. Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82.

101. Georges Bizet: Pearl Fishers, "Au fond du temple saint."

100. Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14.

99. Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068, "Air on the G String."

98. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43.

97. Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor.

96. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (featured: "Waltz of the Flowers").

95. Gioacchino Rossini: Barber of Seville, Overture.

94. Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565.

93. Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64.

92. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D: (Featured: V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck; VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden).

91. Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, "Waltzes."

90. Giacomo Puccini: Turandot, "Nessun dorma."

89. Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47.

88. Leonard Bernstein: Candide, Overture.

87. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in 86. E-Flat Major, K. 364.

86. Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D.

85. Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D Major, Op. 123: Kyrie.

84. Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16.

83. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (featured: Act I Pas de Deux).

82. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27: III. Adagio.

81. Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11.

80. Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco, "Va, Pensiero" ("Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves").

79. Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163: II. Adagio.

78. Maurice Ravel: Bolero.

77. Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (featured: "O fortuna, Fortune plango vulnera").

76. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467.

75. Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26.

74. Igor Stravinsky: L'Oiseau de feu (The Firebird): Suite.

73. Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story, "Mambo."

72. Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90, "Italian."

71. Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043.

70. Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26.

69. Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (featured: "Song of the Wood-Dove").

68. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550.

67. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49.

66. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni K. 527 (featured: "La ci darem la mano").

65. Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op. 20.

64. Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77.

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

62. Antonin Dvorak: Concerto in B Minor for Cello, Op. 104.

61. Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 4 in G major.

60. Jean Sibelius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47.

59. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58.

58. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68.

57. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition.

56. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36.

55. Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture.

54. Holst: The Planets, Op. 32.

53. Faure: Requiem, Op. 48.

52. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major BWV 1007.

51. Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major.

50. Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98.

49. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra.

48. Puccini: La Boheme.

47. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14.

46. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending.

45. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64.

44. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

43. Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ."

42. Verdi: Requiem.

41. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64.

40. Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite.

39. Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36.

38. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35.

37. Bedrich Smetana: Má vlast, "Vltava" (The Moldau).

36. Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 42.

35. Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Selections.

34. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique."

33. Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, "Prelude" and "Liebestod."

32. Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring).

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

30. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622.

29. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35.

28. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492, (featured: "Hai gia vinta la causa! ... Vedro, mentr'io sospiro," "Voi che sapete," "Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro")

27. George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.

26. Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83.

25. Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Part I and Part II.

24. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

23. Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

22. Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D, "The Titan"

21: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations

20: Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, Op. 114, D. 667, "The Trout"

19: Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45

18: Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

17. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

16. Handel: Messiah

15. Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

14. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C,  K. 551, "Jupiter"

13. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

12. Mozart: Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626

11. Copland: Appalachian Spring

10. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

9. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6

8. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

7. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

6. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor"

5. Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"

4. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

3. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "From the New World"

2. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"