Classical Top 100 List

As of Friday 31 July, one month longer than the survey was billed to run, we never the less received a total of just 83 responses, out of thousands and thousands of classical music lovers in Cape Town. We had hoped to reach those thousands, and for this reason we hope you will understand that our list at this point only goes up to 11 and not 100, although many works "tie" for the postions 4 and lower. It would be impossible to rank any further the many works that "tie" with the same number of votes, but in the future we hope to increase the number of responses to the survey and this will increase the accuracy of the ranking system.

Special thanks to all the classical music industry professionals who took the time to promote this non-profit, voluntary project: Bernhard Gueller, Erik Dippenaar, Louis Heyneman, Mark Jennings, Peter Martens, Quentin Crida, Rodney Trudgeon, Shirley Gueller, Thodore Kuchar, and the amazing team at Fine Music Radio for their broadcasting support, and most importantly, thanks to everyone who took the time to do the survey and paved the way for future, MUCH EASIER surveys to come!

 


The Classical Top 100 List  



1    Rachmaninoff        Piano Concerto No 2     Op 18 
2    Rachmaninoff        Piano Concerto No.3     Op. 30
3    Beethoven             Triple Concerto     Op 56

4    Dvorak                   Symphony No 9     Opus 95
4    Mendelssohn         Violin Concerto     Op 64  
4    Mozart                   Clarinet Concerto In A Major      K. 622

5    Beethoven             Symphony No 5     Op 67 
5    Dvorak                   Cello Concerto     Op 104 

6    Beethoven               Piano Concerto No 5     Op 67
6    Beethoven               Symphony No. 6     Op 68
6    Brahms                    Violin Concerto     Op 77
6    Elgar                        Cello Concerto     Op. 85
6    Tchaikovsky             Violin Concerto In D Major      Op. 35

7    Beethoven               Symphony No 9     Opus 125
7    Greig                       Piano Concerto     Op 16
7    Handel                    Messiah     H 56
7    Handel                    Water Music    
7    Mahler                    Symphonie No 5    
7    Mozart                    Requiem     Kv 626
7    Rachmaninov         Symphony No 2     Op 27
7    Schumann              Piano Concerto     Op 54
7    Sibelius                  Symphony No. 2     Op. 43
7    Tchaikovsky           Piano Concerto 1     Op 23

8    Bach                      Goldberg Variations    
8    Beethoven             Piano Concerto 4     Op 58
8    Beethoven             Symphony No 7     Op 92
8    Brahms                  Piano Concerto No.1     Op 15
8    Chopin                   Piano Concerto No 1     Op 11
8    Orff                        Carmina Burana    
8    Prokofiev               Romeo And Juliet     Opus 64
8    Rachmaninov        Piano Concerto No.1     Op.1
8    Rimsky-Korsakov  Scheherazade     Op. 35
8    Smetana                Ma Vlast    

9    Bach                      Cantata: Jesu     Joy Of Man’s Desiring
9    Beethoven             Symphony No.4     Op 60
9    Mozart                   Piano Concerto 21     K467
9    Mussorgsky           Pictures At An Exhibition    
9    Sibelius                 Violin Concerto In D Minor     Op. 47
9    Tchaikovsky          Swan Lake      Op. 20

10  Bach                      Brandenburg Concertos     
10  Bach                      Cello Suite No.1 In G Major     Bwv 1007
10  Bach                      Suites For Solo Cello     Bwv 1007-1012
10  Bach                      Violin Partita     Bwv 1006
10  Barber                   Adagio For Strings    
10  Beethoven             Symphony No 3     Op 55
10  Brahms                  Double Concerto     Op 102
10  Brahms                  Ein Deutsches Requiem      Op. 45
10  Brahms                  Symphony No. 1     Op. 68
10  Brahms                  Symphony No 4     Op. 98
10  Bruch                     Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor     Op. 26
10  Chopin                   Piano Concerto No 2     Opus 21
10  Grieg                      Peer Gynt     Op 23
10  Holst                      The Planets     Op 32
10  Jenkins                  The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace    
10  Lalo                       Symphonie Espagnole     Op. 21
10  Mahler                   Symphonie No 4    
10  Mahler                   Symphonie No 6    
10  Rachmaninoff        Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini     Op. 43
10  Respighi                Fountains Of Rome    
10  Saint Saens           Piano Concerto No.5     Op 103
10  Shostakovich         Piano Concerto No. 2     Op. 102 
10  Verdi                      La Traviata    
10  Verdi                     Rigoletto   
 
11  Bach                      Das Wohltemperierte Klavier     Bwv 846-893
11  Bach                      Magnificat     Bwv 243
11  Bach                      Violin Concerto    Bwv1041
11  Beethoven             Piano Concerto No 1     Op 15
11  Beethoven             Symphony No. 2     Op. 36
11  Beethoven             Waldstein    
11  Berlioz                   Symphonie Fantastique     H 48 
11  Brahms                  Hungarian Dances    
11  Bruckner                Symphony No 4    
11  Chopin                   Nocturne No.2 In E Flat Major     Op. 9
11  Dvorak                   Slavonic Dances     Op 46 & 72
11  Dvorak                   Stabat Mater     Op. 58
11  Dvorak                   Symphony 7 In D Minor     Op. 70
11  Dvorak                   Symphony No. 8     Op. 88
11  Gorecki                  Symphony 3     
11  Haydn                    String Quartet    Opus 71
11  Haydn                    The Creation    
11  Katchaturian          Spartacus    
11  Khachaturian         Violin Concerto    
11  Liszt                       Hungarian     Rhapsody No 2
11  Mozart                   Piano Concerto 23     K.488
11  Mozart                   Symphony 40     K 550
11  Mozart                   Symphony No. 41 In C Major “jupiter”      K. 551
11  Pachelbel              Canon In D    
11  Prokofiev               Symphony No. 5    
11  Puccini                  Tosca    
11  Saint Saens          Violin Concerto # 3 In B Minor     Op.61
11  Schubert               Trout Quintet     Op 114
11  Schubert               Symphony No 8     D 759
11  Shostakovich        Symphony No. 11    
11  Tchaikovsky         Symphony No. 6     Op. 74
11  Tchaikovsky         Romeo And Juliet Overture    
11  Vaughan Williams Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis    

 


 

Comments:

(Answers to the survey questions: "Can you suggest any improvements to this survey?")

 

Keep up the good work.

No, survey is good as is.:)

Rather give us works to choose from; I couldn't remember half of my favourites!

No, this is a super initiative! great prizes thanks so much!

Allow the option to fill in 100 works :D

OK as is

No,i think it is a fine intervention
good luck with the survey

Would have liked to submit more options!

Naming specific works can be quite difficult and too time consuming, please can we name our favourite composers.  Can there please be different sections, i.e. chamber music, symphonic works, opera, ballet.  Thank you

Perhaps a multiple choice type questionnaire designed to reflect demographic and age choices iro different music genres and tastes.

It would be nice to have had the space to complete a hundred personal favourites!

Perhaps next time, a prescribed list which we can tick and then add further requests at the end.

I would like to add more favourites

Delete the opus / catelogue requirements which I am afraid I ignored

 


 

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