We asked you to vote for your favorite pieces of classical music, now it’s time to reveal the 2019 KUSC Top 100. We’re counting down your favorites from April 24 – May 1. Be sure to tune in on May 1st to hear the top ten and find out which piece of music came in at #1. Will Beethoven defend his title, or will another composer take the top spot?

Be sure to learn more about select pieces on the list on the KUSC Blog.
1. Beethoven: Symphony #9
2. Beethoven: Symphony #5
3. Dvorak: Symphony #9 “From the New World”
4. Beethoven: Symphony #6 “Pastoral”
5. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
6. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
7. Rachmaninoff: Paganini Rhapsody
8. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
9. Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 “Emperor
10. Mozart: Symphony #41 “Jupiter”
11. Vivaldi: Four Seasons
12. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
13. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2
14. Beethoven: Symphony #7
15. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
16. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
17. Mozart: Symphony #40
18. Copland: Appalachian Spring
19. Holst: The Planets
20. Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasy
21. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d minor
22. Barber: Adagio for Strings
23. Mozart: Requiem
24. Handel: Water Music
25. Handel: Messiah
26. Debussy: Clair de Lune
27. Massenet: Thais: Meditation
28. Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances
29. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1
30. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
31. Beethoven: Piano Sonata #14 “Moonlight”
32. Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 “Organ”
33. Williams: Theme from “Schindler’s List”
34. Grieg: Piano Concerto
35. Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
36. Williams: Theme from “Star Wars”
37. Beethoven: Violin Concerto
38. Smetana: The Moldau
39. Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
40. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
41. Bernstein: Candide Overture
42. Orff: Carmina Burana
43. Ravel: Bolero
44. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
45. Berlioz: Requiem
46. Mendelssohn, Felix: Midsummer Night’s Dream
47. Rossini: Thieving Magpie Overture
48. Beethoven: Symphony #3 “Eroica”
49. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
50. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
51. Mozart: Piano Concerto #21
52. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
53. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
54. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
55. Elgar: Enigma Variations
56. Mozart: Marriage of Figaro
57. Sibelius: Finlandia
58. Pachelbel: Canon
59. Bizet: Carmen
60. Mozart: Magic Flute
61. Beethoven: Fur Elise
62. Grieg: Peer Gynt
63. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
64. Shostakovich: Jazz Suite: Waltz
65. Bach: Mass in b minor
66. Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto
67. Mahler: Symphony #1
68. Morricone: Cinema Paradiso: The Love Theme
69. Bruch: Violin Concerto #1
70. Khachaturian: Spartacus: Adagio
71. Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 “Pathetique”
72. Bach: Cello Suite #1
73. Chopin: Piano Concerto #1
74. Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
75. Satie: Gymnopedies
76. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
77. Dvorak: Cello Concerto
78. Mozart: Symphony #39
79. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
80. Shore: Lord of the Rings
81. Gershwin: An American in Paris
82. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3
83. Bach: Goldberg Variations
84. Williams: Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
85. Albinoni: Adagio in g minor
86. Bach: Air on the G String
87. Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
88. Williams: Theme from “Jurassic Park”
89. Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite
90. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins
91. Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
92. Rossini: William Tell: Overture
93. Dvorak: String Quartet #12 “American”
94. Brahms: Symphony #4
95. Delibes: Lakme: Flower Duet
96. Schubert: “Trout” Quintet
97. Brahms: German Requiem
98. Stravinsky: The Firebird
99. Khachaturian: Masquerade: Waltz
100. Chopin: Piano Concerto #2

Which pieces just barely missed? Check out our Just Missed List. You can also see last year’s list here.

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