A Valentine's Day Countdown

Monday, January 30, 2017

Red rose on a piano keyboard (Shutterstock/Zheltyshev)

This month we asked listeners for their favorite romantic pieces of classical music and on Valentine's Day we’ll count down your favorites. Tune into WQXR at 7 pm for the top dozen works as voted by you and enjoy a Valentine’s evening of romance!

The results:

12. Elgar: Salut d’Amour
11. Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor
10. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
9. Khachaturian: Spartacus, Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
8. Puccini: La Boheme
7. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64b
6. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”
5. Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
4. Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A-flat, Op. 62
3. Ravel: Bolero
2. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet “Fantasy Overture”
1. Wagner: Preulde and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

→ During the countdown you can view the playlist in real-time here.



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Comments [1]

kayk from Morristown, NJ

Please, ANYTHING but Ravel's Bolero! Besides its crude associations and cliché status, the repetitiveness of the music is a complete mood-killer.

Feb. 10 2017 01:05 AM

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