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WQXR's 2013 Classical Countdown

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Every year WQXR asks its listeners: "What is your favorite piece of classical music?" Based on your responses, we'll close out 2013 by counting down the 105 most-requested pieces. 

We asked you to cast your vote for your five favorite classical pieces. We tallied up the votes, began the countdown on Dec. 28 and will end as we ring in the New Year.

The list below will be updated throughout the countdown. To find out what recordings were played, please consult our playlist pages: Saturday; Sunday; Monday; Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who voted.

105. Johan Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

104. Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata

103. Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt

102. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

101. Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op. 20

100. Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs  

99. Johan Sebastian Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier

98. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364

97. Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

96. George Frideric Handel: Water Music

95. Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story

94: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123

93. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

92. Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163

91. Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

90. Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C Minor, Op. 80

89. Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

88. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

87. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

86. Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147

85. Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

84. Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D

83. Gabriel Faure: Requiem, Op. 48

82. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49

81. Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

80. Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36

79. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"

78. Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

77. Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

76. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581

75. Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"

74. Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, "Farewell"

73. Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82

72. Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, "American"

71. Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

70. Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

69. Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, "The Great"

68. Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

67. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

66. Sergei Rachmaninoff:>Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27

65. Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme

64. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

63. J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043>

62. Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 4 in G major>

61. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467

60. Bedrich Smetana: Ma Vlast: "Vltava" (The Moldau)

59. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

58. Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

57. Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

56. Antonin Dvorak: Concerto in B Minor for Cello, Op. 104

55. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni K. 527

54. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

53. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

52. Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26

51. Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ

50. Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64

49. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D

48. Maurice Ravel: Bolero

47. Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77

46. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

45. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3

44. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:Le Nozze di Figaro

43. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

42. Modest Mussorgsky (Arr. Maurice Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

41. Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings

40. Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83

39. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620

38. Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending 

37. Wolfgang Amadeus: Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

36. Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

35. Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64

34. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

33. Jean Sibelius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47

32. Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

31. Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor

30. Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem

29. Richard Wagner: Ring Cycle

28. Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, Op. 114, D. 667, "The Trout"

27. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D, "The Titan"

26. Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

25. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35

24. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622

23. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

22. Brahms: German Requiem

21. George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

20. Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

19. Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring

18. J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

17. J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232

16: Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551, "Jupiter"

15. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

14. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 42

13. Mozart: Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626

12. Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor

11. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

10. Handel: Messiah

9. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

8. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

7. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

6. Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection"

5. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

4. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major

3. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "From the New World"

2. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"