Results of Q2 Music's Second Annual New-Music Countdown

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A few weeks ago, we asked Q2 Music listeners to weigh in with their favorite classical music of the last 100 years. As promised, we've tallied the votes and Friday, Dec. 28 at 9 pm, we'll begin our second annual New-Music Countdown. While some of the usual suspects made the cut, there were plenty of new and unexpected entries... but our lips our sealed. 

Join us in bringing in 2013 with your favorite 100 pieces of the last 100 years.

The countdown runs Friday from 9 pm to midnight and continues Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to midnight. On Monday, Dec. 31st, beginning at 4 pm we'll round out the year with what you voted as the cream of the crop.

You can check this page for updates of the countdown list every few hours. To find out what recordings were played, please consult our playlists page.

Curious about last year's winners? Check out the results of our 2011 New-Music Countdown as well as WQXR's 2011 Classical Countdown.

The Countdown

100. John Luther Adams: Dream in White on White
99. Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air
98. Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 5
97. Maurice Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand
96. Luciano Berio: Naturale
95. Louis Andriessen: De Staat
94. John Cage: String Quartet in Four Parts
93. Esa-Pekka Salonen: Insomnia
92. Conlon Nancarrow: Study #21 for Player Piano
91. John Adams: Road Movies
90. Gyorgy Kurtag: Stele
89. Henry Cowell: The Tides of Manaunaun
88. Gyorgy Ligeti: Violin Concerto
87. Giacinto Scelsi: Anahit
86. Gerard Grisey: Quatre Chants
85. Bela Bartok: Divertimento
84. Gavin Bryars: The Sinking of the Titanic
83. Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
82. Elliott Carter: Concerto for Orchestra
81. Carl Ruggles: Sun-Treader
80. Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto
79. Arnold Schoenberg: String Trio
78. Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa
77. Elliott Carter: String Quartet No. 2
76. Bela Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
75. Anton Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet
74. Carl Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto
73. Aaron Copland: Piano Variations
72. Alban Berg: Lyric Suite
71. Anna Clyne: Roulette
70. Witold Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3
69. Arvo Part: Summa
68. Steve Reich: Tehillim
67. Sonnacha Dennehy: Gra agus Bas
66. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
65. Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, "Classical"
64. Bela Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin
63. Steve Reich: Sextet
62. Pierre Boulez: Le Marteau Sans Maitre
61. Osvaldo Golijov: Ayre
60. Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet
59. Pierre Boulez: Derive
58. Maurice Durufle: Requiem
57. Lou Harrison: Grand Duo
56. Luciano Berio: Sinfonia
55. La Monte Young: The Well-Tuned Piano (excerpt: "The Elysian Fields")
54. John Adams: Shaker Loops
53. Steve Reich: Double Sextet
52. Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto
51. Gyorgy Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
50. George Crumb: Makrokosmos III: "Music for a Summer Evening"
49. Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1
48. John Adams: Violin Concerto
47. Edgard Varese: Ameriques
46. Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
45. David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion
44. Charles Ives: Concord Sonata
43. Bela Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
42. Arvo Part: Te Deum
41. Thomas Ades: Tevot
40. Arvo Part: Fratres
39. Ottorino Respighi: The Pines of Rome
38. Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
37. Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings 
36. John Cage: 4'33" (for the sake of radio format, we’ve substituted In a Landscape)
35. Gyorgy Ligeti: Atmospheres 
34. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 
33. Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4 
32. Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
31. Steve Reich: Different Trains
30. Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7
29. George Gershwin: An American in Paris
28. Charles Ives: Three Places in New England
27. Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie
26. John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
25. Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
24. Igor Stravinsky: Agon
23. Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 3
22. Bela Bartok: String Quartet No. 4
21. Arvo Part: Spiegel Im Spiegel
20. Thomas Ades: Asyla
19. Benjamin Britten: War Requiem (excerpt)
18. Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
17. Terry Riley: In C
16. Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
15. Morton Feldman: Rothko Chapel
14. Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach
13. Leonard Bernstein: Candide: Suite
12. Gustav Holst: The Planets
11. George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
10. Alban Berg: Violin Concerto
9. Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
8. Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
7. Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
6. Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
5. John Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur
4. John Adams: Harmonielehre
3. Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
2. Igor Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
1. Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians