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Which Classical Piece Sets the Mood for Romance?

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When you think heavy breathing, galloping hearts and long kisses, what do you hear? We asked you to tell us which pieces spell romance to you by voting in our Valentine's Day Countdown.

For February 14, Valentine's Day, we turn up the heat by playing your top 12 favorites (our "dozen roses") starting at 7 pm.

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So did you prefer lush orchestral works by Mahler, Debussy or Rachmaninoff? Or more intimate fare, like Brahms's Intermezzi, tangos by Piazzolla, or madrigals by Monteverdi? For a look back, check out the results from our 2013 and 2012 surveys – and the top five clichés.