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

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A few weeks ago, we invited Q2 Music listeners to vote on their favorite classical music of the last 100 years. The ballots have been cast and Saturday, December 28 at 12 pm, we'll begin our third annual New-Music Countdown. This year's choices are the most varied yet – while they include of winners from last year's countdown, there are plenty of surprises, making an eclectic survey of classical music composed after January 1, 1914.

Join us in bringing in 2014 with your favorite 100 pieces of the last 100 years.

The countdown runs Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to midnight and continues Monday from 4 pm to midnight. On Tuesday, Dec. 31st, beginning at 11 am, host Phil Kline will celebrate the New Year with a countdown of the top 20 choices.

You can check this page for updates of the countdown list every few hours.

Check out the results of our 2012 New-Music Countdown as well as WQXR's 2012 Classical Countdown.

The Countdown

100: Arnold Schoenberg - String Trio
99. Olivier Messiaen - Oiseaux exotiques
98. Jennifer Higdon - Violin Concerto
97. Einojuhani Rautavaara - Piano Concerto
96. Leos Janacek - String Quartet No. 2
95. Gerard Grisey - Vortex Temporum (I)
94. John Luther Adams - Dark Waves
93. Tobias Picker - Old and Lost Rivers
92. Arvo Part - Te Deum
91. Meredith Monk - New York Requiem
90. Elliott Carter - String Quartet No. 2
89. Donnacha Dennehy - That the Night Come
88. Iannis Xenakis - Metastasis
87. György Ligeti - Lux Aeterna
86. Terry Riley - Salome Dances for Peace (excerpts: "The Gift" and "Good Medicine")
85. Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5
84. Lou Harrison - Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra
83. Witold Lutosławski - Cello Concerto
82. David Lang - Death Speaks
81. Luciano Berio - Folk Songs
80. Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung
79. Steve Reich - Double Sextet
78. Kaija Saariaho - L'amour de loin
77. Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
76. Igor Stravinsky - L'histoire du Soldat
75. Edgard Varese - Poeme Electronique
74. John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
73. Edgard Varese - Ionisation
72. Caroline Shaw - Partita for 8 Solo Voices
71. Alban Berg - Lyric Suite
70. John Adams - The Chairman Dances
69. György Ligeti - Atmospheres
68. Béla Bartók - String Quartet No. 6
67. Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 3
66. Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasy on a theme of Thomas Tallis
65. Thomas Adès - Polaris
64. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
63. Samuel Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915
62. George Crumb - Music for a Summer Evening
61. Thomas Adès - Asyla
60. Igor Stravinsky - Apollo
59. Philip Glass - String Quartet No. 5
58. Morton Feldman - Rothko Chapel
57. Leonard Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
56. John Cage - String Quartet in Four Parts
55. John Adams - Shaker Loops
54. Henri Dutilleux - Metaboles
53. George Crumb - Black Angels
52. Benjamin Britten - Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
51. Edgard Varese - Density 21.5
50. David Lang - Little Match Girl Passion
49. Charles Ives - Symphony No. 4
48. Béla Bartók - String Quartet No. 4
47. Arvo Part - Spiegel im Spiegel
46. Aaron Copland - Quiet City
45. Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes ("Four Sea Interludes")
44. Arvo Part - Fratres
43. Béla Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
42. Ralph Vaughn Williams - The Lark Ascending
41. Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3
40. Philip Glass - Satayagraha (3 excerpts)
39. Olivier Messiaen - Turangalila Symphonie
38. Maurice Ravel - Bolero
37. Steve Reich - Different Trains
36. Krzystof Penderecki - Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
35. John Cage - 4'33''
34. Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto
33. Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
32. Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto
31. Arvo Part - Tabula Rasa
30. Alban Berg - Violin Concerto
29. Benjamin Britten - Ceremony of Carols
28. Luciano Berio - Sinfonia
27. George Gershwin - An American in Paris
26. John Cage - Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
25. Edgard Varese - Ameriques
24. Igor Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms
23. Henryk Gorecki - Symphony No. 3
22. George Gershwin - Concerto in F
21. Ferde Groffe - Grand Canyon Suite
20. John Adams - Harmonielehre
19. Alban Berg - Wozzeck
18. Sergei Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet
17. Gustav Holst - The Planets
16. La Monte Young - The Well-Tuned Piano
15. Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5
14. Carl Orff - Carmina Burana
13. Benjamin Britten - War Requiem
12. Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time
11. Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
10. Terry Riley - In C
9. Leonard Bernstein - Candide
8. Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story
7. Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach
6. John Adams - The Dharma at Big Sur
5. Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
4. George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
3. Béla Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra
2. Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring
1. Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians