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 The votes have been tabulated and now it's time to reveal the 2022 WNED Classical Top 100!


About the WNED Classical Top 100

We introduced the WNED Classical Top 100 in 2020 and invited listeners to cast their votes.  With more than 2,000 votes cast, Beethoven’s call to brotherhood in Symphony No. 9 came out number one. Set amidst the global backdrop of coronavirus lockdowns, Symphony No. 9 was a fitting choice for the 2020 top spot as people sought to connect through music. In the 2021 vote, Beethoven defended his title as listeners once again chose Symphony No. 9 for the top spot. In 2022 we once again asked you to create this year's WNED Classical ultimate playlist, The 2022 WNED Classical Top 100. Surprise, it was a Beethoven three-peat.


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2022 WNED Classical Top 100 

1.   Beethoven, Symphony #9 Ode to Joy

2.    Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

3.    Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto #2

4.    Debussy, Claire de lune

5.    Holst, The Planets

6.    Vivaldi, Four Seasons

7.    Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

8.    Barber, Adagio for Strings

9.    Beethoven, Symphony #7

10.   Handel, Xerxes: Largo

11.   Beethoven, Symphony #6 (Pastoral)
12.   Beethoven, Symphony #5
13.   Bach, Brandenburg Concertos 
14.   Handel, Messiah, 
15.   Beethoven, Symphony #3
16.   Debussy, Petite Suite
17.   Faure, Pelleas & Melisande Suite
18.   Schubert, Trout Quintet
19.   Ravel, Mother Goose Suite
20.   Brahms, German Requiem
21.   Bach, B minor Mass
22   Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto #1
23.   Vaughan Williams, Symphony #5
24.   Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite
25.   Bach, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring 
26.   Rachmaninoff, Symphony #2
27.   Bernstein. West Side Story- Symphonic Dances
28.   Delius, Florida Suite
29.   Faure, Suite Bergamasque
30.   Copland, Appalachian Spring
31.   Williams, John. Schindlers list
32.   Vaughan Williams, Serenade to Music
33.   Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
34.   Pachelbel, Canon
35.   Bolling, Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio
36.   Rimsky Korsakov, Scheherazade 
37.   Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin 
38.  Vaughan Williams, English Folk Song Suite
39.   Strauss, Blue Danube Waltz
40.   Couperin, François, The Mysterious Barracades
41.   Bach, Toccata and Fugue in d minor ---on ORGAN
42.   Brahms, Symphony #1
43.   Faure, Dolly suite
44.   Bach, Goldberg Variations
45.   Mahler, Symphony #1
46.   Grieg, Piano Concerto #1
47.   Mozart, Requiem
48.   Vaughan Williams, Five Variants Dives and Lazarus
49.  Smetana, The Moldau 
50.   Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition


51.   Bizet, Carmen
52.   Joplin, The Entertainer
53.   Beethoven, Piano concerto #5
54.   Tchaikovsky, Symphony #6 Pathetique
55.   Schubert, Symphony #9: The Great C major
56.   Dvorak, Cello Concerto 
57.   Bach, St. Matthew Passion
58.   Elgar, Enigma variations
59.   Mendelsohn, Midsummer Night Dream Overture & incidental music
60.   Debussy, Arabesques
61.   Faure, Requiem
62.   Albinoni, Adagio in G minor
63.   Tchaikovsky, Symphony #4
64.   Mozart, Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
65.   Debussy, Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun (L'Apres Midi du Faun)
66.   Faure, Pavane
67.   Finzi, Five Bagatelles 
68.   Vaughan Williams, The lark ascending 
69.   Poulenc, Clarinet Sonata
70.   Sibelius, Finlandia
71.   Mahler, Symphony #2
72.   Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto Op. 64
73.   Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
74.   Brahms, Symphony #3
75.   Beethoven, Triple Concerto
76.   Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
77.   Copland, Rodeo: Hoe Down
78.   Chopin, Nocturnes
79.   Williams, John. Star Wars 
80.   Beethoven, Piano sonata #08 (Pathetique) 2nd movement
81.   Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major
82.   Borodin, "In the Steppes of Central Asia"
83.   Corelli, Christmas Concerto Op.68
84.   Bach, Wachet auf
85.   Beethoven, Piano sonata #14 "Moonlight"
86.   Beethoven, Piano concerto #4
87.   Beethoven, Violin Concerto 
88.   Hovhaness, Symphony No. 2 "Mysterious Mountain"
89.   Handel, Royal Fireworks Music
90.   Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis 
91.   Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E Major - Moderato
92.   Mahler, Symphony #5: Adagietto
93.   Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody #2
94.  Schubert, Impromptu No.4 D 899 Opus 90 A flat Major
95.   Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries
96.   Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings
97.   Bizet, The Pearl Fishers -- Duet for 2 men
98.   Haydn, Symphony #94 "Surprise"
99.   Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik
100.  Mendelsohn, Hebrides Overture

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How Voting Works for the Classical WNED Top 100

Voting begins 12:00 AM EDT on September 19, 2022 and ends 11:59 PM EDT October 19, 2022. You may vote for up to three different pieces, up to once per day. All subsequent votes must include different selections; you may not vote for the same selection more than once. We will do our best to interpret each entry, however, if we are unable to determine the selection, we will be unable to include the submission. All submissions are collected to help create the WNED Classical Top 100. WNED Classical maintains editorial control over the final playlist. Entries and comments may be used for promotional purposes.