An exciting addition to Radiothon this year, we counted down the top 100 most popular fine music works as chosen by our listeners.  Across ten-days, listeners were treated to well-known works and some surprises.

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Here’s the top 100 fine music works starting with Number 1:

               Composer                         Work

Sunday 12 May

1              Schubert                            Piano quintet in A major, D. 667 The Trout

2              Mozart                               Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622

3              Beethoven                         Symphony No. 7

4              Beethoven                         Symphony No. 9 Ode to Joy

5              Rachmaninoff                    Piano Concerto No. 2

6              Handel                               Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

7              Mozart                                Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467

8              Tchaikovsky                       Violin Concerto in D maj, Op 35

9              Gershwin                           Rhapsody in Blue

10             Elgar                                 Enigma Variations: Nimrod


Saturday 11 May             

11           JS Bach                               Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring

12           Rodrigo                               Concierto de Aranjuez Adagio

13           JS Bach                               Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1048

14           Tchaikovsky                         Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb min

15           Vaughan Williams                The Lark Ascending

16           Vivaldi                                  The Four Seasons, Concerto in E RV269: Spring

17           Beethoven                            Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73, ‘Emperor’

18           Faure                                   Requiem, Op.48: In paradisum

19           JS Bach                                Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043

20           Allegri                                   Miserere


Friday 10 May  

21           Saint-Saens                        Samson and Delilah: Aria Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix.

22           Pachelbel                            Canon in D

23           Bizet                                    The Pearl Fishers: Duet Au fond du temple saint

24           Beethoven                           Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, ‘Eroica’

25           Bruch                                   Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26

26           Lehar                                   The Merry Widow: Aria Vilja

27           Mascagni                             Cavalleria Rusticana – Intermezzo

28           Dvorak                                 Rusalka: Aria Song to the Moon

29           Elgar                                    Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85

30           Shostakovich                       Jazz Suite No. 2


Thursday 9 May               

31           Verdi                                     La Traviata: Prelude

32           Strauss                                 Four Last Songs: Im Abendrot

33           Ravel                                    String Quartet in F

34           Mozart                                  Requiem in D Minor, K.626: Lacrimosa

35           Pärt                                      Spiegel im Spiegel

36           Schumann                            Piano concerto in A minor, Op.54

37           Verdi                                     Requiem: Dies irae

38           Glazunov                              The Seasons, Op.67: Autumn

39           Korngold                               Die tote Stadt: Aria Gluck das mir verblieb

40           Mahler                                  Symphony No.5 in C#min


Wednesday 8 May         

41           Tchaikovsky                         The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a

42           Bruckner                              Symphony No.7 in E

43           Mendelssohn                       The Hebrides, Fingal’s Cave, Op.26

44           Beethoven                           Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13, ‘Pathetique’

45           Respighi                               Ancient airs and dances – suite No.1

46           Puccini                                 Madam Butterfly: Aria One Fine Day

47           Sculthorpe                            Little Serenade

48           Boccherini                            String Quintet in E, Op.11/5: Minuet

49           Brahms                                 Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op.56a, “St. Anthony Chorale”

50           Grainger                              Country gardens


Tuesday 7 May

51           Britten                                   Four sea interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a – Sunday Morning

52           Satie                                     Gymnopedie No. 1

53           Mozart                                   Ave Verum K.618

54           Debussy                               Clair du Lune

55           Verdi                                     Nabucco: Chorus Va Pensiero

56           Khachaturian                        Gayaneh – Sabre Dance

57           Schubert                               String Quintet in C, D956, Op.163

58           Strauss                                 Der Rosenkavalier Op.59: Trio finale

59           Beethoven                            Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

60           Vaughan Williams                 Fantasia on Greensleeves


Monday 6 May

61           Smetana                               Ma Vlast: Vltava (The Moldau)

62           Mozart                                  Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299: Andantino

63           Haydn                                   Symphony No.101 in D, Hob.I:101

64           Massenet                              Thais: Meditation

65           Saint-Saens                          Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78, Organ: Finale

66           Schubert                               Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D.821

67           Sibelius                                 Finlandia, Op.26: Be Still My Soul

68           Tchaikovsky                          Serenade for Strings in C, Op.48: Waltz

69           Mozart                                  Symphony No.41 in C, K.551, ‘Jupiter’

70           Kats-Chernin                        Russian Rag


Sunday 5 May  

71           Shostakovich                        Festive Overture, Op.96

72           Mozart                                   Magic Flute: Aria Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja

73           Ravel                                    Tombeau de Couperin: Prelude

74           Puccini                                  Turandot: Aria Nessun Dorma

75           Widor                                    Symphony No.5 in F minor, Op.42/1: Toccata

76           Mendelssohn                        Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64: Finale

77           Schubert                               Impromptu in G flat, D.899/3

78           Hummel                                 Trumpet Concerto in E: Finale

79           Wagner                                 Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries

80           Ross                                     Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ‘Maninyas’


Saturday 4 May

81           Elgar                                      Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55

82           Catalani                                 La Wally: Aria Ebben? Ne andro lontano

83           Beethoven                             Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72a

84           Schubert                                Winterreise, D.911

85           Liszt                                       Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C#min

86           Myers                                    The Deer Hunter: Cavatina

87           Grainger                                Irish Tune from Country Derry

88           Franck                                   Violin Sonata in A: Finale

89           Mozart                                    Exsultate jubilate, K165: Alleluia

90           JS Bach                                 Suite No.3 in G, BWV.1068: Air on a G string


Friday 3 May     

91           Beethoven                            Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 ’Pastoral’

92           Chopin                                  Berceuse in D flat, Op.57

93           Faure                                    Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11

94           Albinoni                                 Adagio in G Minor

95           Borodin                                 In the Steppes of Central Asia

96           Faure                                    Pavane, Op.50

97           Strauss                                 Zueignung, Op.10/1

98           Mozart                                   Le Nozze di Figaro

99           Bellini                                    Norma: Aria Casta Diva

100         Rossini                                 William Tell: Overture