Q2 Music's 2013 New-Music Countdown

Vote for Your Favorite Pieces of the Last 100 Years

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Q2 Music Counts Down the Top 100 of the Last 100 Years Counting Down the Top 100 of the Last 100 (Kordite and Q2 Music/flickr)

Q2 Music is calling on listeners to help define tomorrow's musical canon by answering the question "What is your favorite classical music from the last 100 years?" — i.e. music that was composed on or after January 1, 1914. 

We tallied up your responses and bring the year to a close starting on Saturday, Dec. 28 with your top choices during one marathon countdown. Voting closed on Sunday, Dec. 22. 

Below you can vote for up to five of your favorite pieces. Curious about last year's winners? The top three were Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring (#3), Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (#2) and Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians (#1)! View the complete results of the 2012 as well as the 2011 new-music countdowns and then weigh in with your own favorites.

(Please note that last year was The Rite of Spring's final year of eligibility, so we can no longer accept any votes for it. As you might remember though, we sent it off in style!)

We'd love to mention some of your choices online. If you'd like to be identified, please leave your name or your Twitter handle in the last box below.

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