WRR Classical Countdown – 2019

2019 Top 40 Countdown

The forty favorite classical works as chosen by WRR listeners.  This special program aired New Year’s Eve 2019 and New Year’s Day 2020.

1          Beethoven: Symphony #9 in d minor “Choral”

2          Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

3 (tie)    Dvorak: Symphony #9 in e minor “From the New World”

3 (tie)    Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

5          Holst: The Planets

6          Handel: Messiah

7          Copland: Appalachian Spring

8          Barber: Adagio for Strings

9          Rimsky‐Korsakov: Scheherazade

10         Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

11         Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 in c minor

12 (tie) Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos

12 (tie) Pachelbel: Canon in D

14 (tie) Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

14 (tie) Beethoven: Symphony #5 in c minor

16         Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

17         Vaughan‐Williams: The Lark Ascending

18         Mozart: Requiem

19         Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 in E flat “Emperor”

20 (tie) Orff: Carmina Burana

20 (tie) Debussy: Clair de Lune

22         Beethoven: Symphony #7 in A

23 (tie) Bach, J.S.: Sheep May Safely Graze

23 (tie) Vaughan‐Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

25 (tie) Bach, J.S.: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

25 (tie) Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

25 (tie) Smetana: The Moldau

28         Copland: Rodeo

29 (tie) Handel: Water Music Suites

29 (tie) Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite

29 (tie) Sibelius: Finlandia

29 (tie) Respighi: The Pines of Rome

33         Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

34         Bach, J.S.: Toccata and Fugue in d minor

35 (tie) Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 in b flat minor

35 (tie) Beethoven: Fur Elise

35 (tie) Williams, John: Theme from Schindler’s List

35 (tie) Gershwin: An American in Paris

39 (tie) Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

39 (tie) Ravel: Bolero