The results are in!
We celebrated our 47th birthday by playing your Top 47 favorites.
We asked our listeners,"What are your favorite classical works?" and you responded in a big way. Hundreds of people replied, and we've counted down to the number one favorite.
See the complete list below. If you'd like to purchase CDs or downloads from Amazon, the widget shown to the right lists ALL the songs in the order of their rank in this survey. A portion of any purchase you make through this widget will benefit KMFA.
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
2. Vivaldi: Four Seasons
3. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
4. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
7. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
8. Chopin: Polonaise in Ab major, "Heroic"
9. Barber: Adagio
11. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
15. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
17. Mozart: Requiem
Orff: Carmina Burana
19. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
21. Pachelbel: Canon in D
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
23. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Smetana: The Moldau
25. Debussy: Clair de lune
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
28. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in d minor
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major
Mozart: Magic Flute
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
34. Holst: The Planets
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
36. Bach: Cello Suites
Bach: Mass in b minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Brahms: German Requiem
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Handel: Water Music
Rossini: William Tell Overture
43. Chopin: Ballade No. 1
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Puccini: Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Because of the number of tie votes, the survey results contain 48 pieces in total.
Thanks to all who voted, and to those who called and emailed to wish us birthday greetings!