K-BACH Top 100 Most Wanted

Most Wanted: K-BACH's Top 100 Countdown- #1 Listeners' Choice Encore, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

K-BACH featured listeners’ choice selections for the Top 100 Most Wanted classical music selections of all time Oct. 14-21.  You will find a listing of the top picks below.

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K-BACH Top 100 Most Wanted Play List

#1 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony #9 in d Op 125

Monteverdi Choir; Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra. John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; Luba Orgonasova, soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Gilles Chemaille, bass. Archiv 439900

#2 Richard Wagner - The Valkyries: Ride of the Valkyries

Berlin Philharmonic. Klaus Tennstedt, conductor. EMI 47007

#3 Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite  Op 46

Boston Pops. Arthur Fiedler, conductor. RCA 68131

#4 Gustav Holst - The Planets Op 32

London Philharmonic Orchestra. Adrian Boult, conductor; Geoffrey Mitchell Choir. EMI 64748

#5 Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Philharmonia Orchestra. Andrew Litton, conductor; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin. RCA 61700

#6 Georg Philipp Telemann - Viola Concerto in G

Collegium Musicum 90. Simon Standage, conductor; Simon Standage, viola. Chandos 593

#7 Leo Delibes - Lakme: Flower Duet

Toulouse Capitol Orchestra. Michel Plasson, conductor; Natalie Dessay, soprano; Delphine Haidan, mezzo-soprano. EMI 56569

#8 Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique Op 14

SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra. Roger Norrington Hanssler Classic 94.614

#9 Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations Op 36

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Paavo Jarvi, conductor. Telarc 80660

#10 Antonio Vivaldi - 4 Seasons

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Sarah Chang, violin. EMI Classics 94431

#11 Antonio Vivaldi - Guitar Concerto in D RV 93

Orchestra of St. Luke's. Eliot Fisk, guitar. Music Masters 67097

#12 George Frideric Handel - Water Music 

Le Concert des Nations. Jordi Savall, conductor. Astree 8512

#13 Joseph Haydn - Cello Concerto #1 in C HOB7b:1

English Chamber Orchestra. Daniel Barenboim, conductor. Jacqueline du Pre, cello. EMI 66948

#14 Jean-Joseph Mouret - Suites de Symphonies: Premiere Suite: Rondeau

English Chamber Orchestra. Anthony Newman, conductor. Wynton Marsalis, trumpet. Sony 60804

#15 Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll

CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra. Harmut Haenchen, conductor. Sony 53109

#16 Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in b BWV 232

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Robert Shaw, conductor. Telarc 80577

#17 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto #2 in c Op 18

The Cleveland Orchestra. Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano. Decca 440653

#18 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A Major K 622

Berlin Philharmonic. Claudio Abbado, conductor. Sabine Meyer, basset clarinet. EMI 57128

#19 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony #6 "Pastoral" in F Op 68

Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra. John Eliot Gardiner, conductor. Archiv 439900

#20 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Jeffrey Siegel, piano. Vox 5007

#21 Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata & Fugue in d BWV 565

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor. Sony 89012

#22 Antonin Dvorak - Symphony #9 "From the New World" in e Op 95

Staatskapelle Berlin. Otmar Suitner, conductor. Brilliant 94671/5

#23 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Delos 3185

#24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in G K 525

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Deutsche Grammophon 431689

#25 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata #14 "Moonlight" in c# Op 27/2

Yundi Lee, piano. Deutsche Grammophon 1796802

#26 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43

Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse. Michel Plasson, conductor. Jean-Philippe Collard, piano. EMI 62745

#27 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony #5 in C minor Op 67

Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra. Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor. Deutsche Grammophon 6899

#28 Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune L 75/3

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin. E1 7780

#29 Georges Bizet - Carmen

Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra. Enrique Batiz, conductor. Brilliant 94404

#30 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite #3: Air on the G String BWV 1068

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Ton Koopman, conductor. Yo-Yo Ma, cello. Sony 60680

#31 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto #21 in C K 467

Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Claudio Abbado, conductor. Maria Joao Pires, piano. Deutsche Grammophon 439941

#32 Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert Spano, conductor. Telarc 80596

#33 Antonin Dvorak - Cello Concerto in b Op 104

Berlin Philharmonic. Herbert von Karajan, conductor. Mstislav Rostropovich, cello. Deutsche Grammophon 447413

#34 Peter Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto #1 in bb Op 23

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Yoel Levi, conductor. Andre Watts, piano. Telarc 80386

#35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem K 626

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus. Donald Runnicles, conductor.Telarc 80636

#36 Giacomo Puccini - Turandot: Nessun Dorma

Vienna Philharmonic & Vienna State Opera Chorus. Herbert von Karajan, conductor. Placido Domingo, tenor. Deutsche Grammophon 437743

#37 Peter Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Op 35

Berlin Philharmonic. Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Joshua Bell, violin. Sony 94832

#38 Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D

Guildhall String Ensemble. Robert Salter, conductor. RCA 61275

#39 Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast: The Moldau

Minnesota Orchestra. Eiji Oue, conductor. Reference 80

#40 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto #5 "Emperor" in E-flat major Op 73

London Symphony Orchestra. Andreas Delfs, conductor. John O'Conor, piano.Telarc 80675

#41 Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings Op 11

New York Philharmonic. Leonard Bernstein, conductor. Sony 63088

#42 Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in a Op 16
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Kjell Ingebretson, conductor. Eva Knardahl, Piano. Bis 113

#43 Gioachino Rossini - William Tell: Overture

Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Claudio Abbado, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon 431653

#44 Peter Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake

Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Charles Dutoit, conductor. London 436212

#45 George Frideric Handel - Messiah

Boston Baroque. Martin Pearlman, conductor. Telarc 80348

#46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto #20 in d K466

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Richard Goode, piano. Nonesuch 79439

#47 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony #3 "Eroica"

Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra. John Eliot Gardiner, conductor. Archiv 439900

#48 Johann Strauss II - Blue Danube Waltz Op 314

Vienna Philharmonic. Mariss Jansons, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon 4775566

#49 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony #41 "Jupiter" in C K 551

Boston Symphony Orchestra. James Levine, conductor. BSO Classics 100102

#50 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto #3 in d Op 30

London Symphony Orchestra. Michael Francis, conductor; Valentina Lisitsa, piano. Decca 289 478 4890 5

#51 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata #11 "Turkish Rondo"

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Edward Gardner, conductor; Alison Balsom, trumpet. EMI 53255

#52 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suite #1: I Prelude in G BWV 1007

Janos Starker, cello. RCA 61436

#53 Tomaso Albinoni/Remo Giazotto - Adagio G minor

Guildhall String Ensemble. Robert Salter, conductor. RCA 61275

#54 Johann Strauss II - Die Fledermaus: Overture

The Johann Strauss Orchestra. Christopher Warren-Green, conductor. Black Box 1059

#55 Franz Schubert - Symphony #8 "Unfinished" in b D 759

Camerata Salzburg. Sandor Vegh, conductor. PhoenixED 437

#56 Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade Op 35

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert Spano, conductor; Cecylia Arzewski, violin. Telarc 80568

#57 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto #4 in G Op 58

Berlin Philharmonic. Claudio Abbado, conductor; Maurizio Pollini, piano. Deutsche Grammophon 439770

#58 George Frideric Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks

Le Concert des Nations. Jordi Savall, conductor. Astree 8512

#59 Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto #1 in e Op 11

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Charles Mackerras, conductor. Emanuel Ax, piano. Sony 60771

#60 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Op 61

German Chamber Philharmonic, Bremen. Lisa Batiashvili, conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, violin. Sony 733400

#61 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto #25 in C K 503

Cleveland Orchestra. George Szell, conductor. Leon Fleisher, piano. Sony 42445

#62 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni K527

Norwegian National Opera Orchestra. Rinaldo Alessandrini, conductor. Naive 30479

#63 Frederic Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in c# Op 66

Maria Joao Pires, piano. Deutsche Grammophon 457585

#64 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony #40 in g K 550

Prague Chamber Orchestra. Charles Mackerras, conductor. Telarc 80139

#65 Frederic Chopin - Grande Valse Brillante in a Op 34/2

Emanuel Ax, piano. Sony 6099364

#66 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Marriage of Figaro

Berlin Philharmonic. Claudio Abbado, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon 459555

#67 Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins in d BWV 1043

Berlin Philharmonic. Nigel Kennedy, violin. Daniel Stabrawa, violin. EMI 57091

#68 Felix Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave" Op 26

New York Philharmonic. Leonard Bernstein, conductor. Sony 61843

#69 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphony #2 in e Op 27

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. JoAnn Falletta, conductor. Beau Fleuve 5

#70 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony #39 in E-Flat K 543

Boston Symphony Orchestra. James Levine, conductor. BSO Classics 100102

#71 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony #6 "Pathetique" in b Op 74

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Daniele Gatti, conductor. Harmonia Mundi 90739470

#72 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Magic Flute: Overture K 620

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Bruno Weil, conductor. Sony 52498

#73 Gustav Mahler - Symphony #1 "Titan" in D

London Philharmonic Orchestra. Vladimir Jurowski, conductor. LPO 70

#74 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony #7 in A Op 92

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Carlos Kleiber, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon 447400

#75 Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations: Aria BWV 988

David Jalbert, piano. Atma 2557

#76 Maurice Ravel - Bolero

Orchestre National de Lyon. Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Naxos 572887

#77 Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in e Op 64

Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra. John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; Viktoria Mullova, violin. Philips 473872

#78 Ludwig van Beethoven - Egmont Overture Op 84
London Philharmonic Orchestra. Klaus Tennstedt, conductor. EMI 47086

#79 Aram Khachaturian - Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Yuri Temirkanov, conductor. EMI 47348

#80 Isaac Albeniz - Suite Espanola: Asturias Op 47

John Williams, guitar. Sony 89141

#81 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony #3 "Scottish" a minor Op 56
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Kurt Masur, conductor. Eurodisc 69237

#82 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony #25 in g K 183
Prague Chamber Orchestra. Charles Mackerras, conductor. Telarc 80165

#83 Maurice Ravel - Pavane for a Dead Princess

Orchestre National de Lyon. Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Naxos 572887

#84 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony #4 "Italian" in A Op 90
Philharmonia Orchestra. Janos Sandor, conductor. Laserlight 15822

#85 Johannes Brahms - German Requiem: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place Op 45
Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor. Justin Blackwell & Scott Allen Jarrett, piano; Seraphic Fire & Professional Choral Institute. SFM 108

#86 Jean Sibelius - Symphony #5 in Eb Op 82

London Philharmonic Orchestra. Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor. LPO 57

#87 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
New Queen's Hall Orchestra. Barry Wordsworth, conductor. Argo 440116

#88 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in Eb K 364
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Yakov Kreizberg, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin; Gordan Nikolic, viola. Pentatone 5186453

#89 Ludwig van Beethoven - Triple Concerto in C Op 56
Camerata Ireland. Barry Douglas conductor and piano; Chee-Yun, violin; Andres Diaz, cello. Satarino 73

#90 Gabriel Faure - Pavane in f# Op 50

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Deutsche Grammophon 449186

#91 John Williams - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: Imperial March
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Leonard Slatkin, conductor. RCA 7716

#92 Claude Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun L 86
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Janet Ferguson, flute. Sony 62599

#93 Aaron Copland - Rodeo

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Erich Kunzel, conductor. Telarc 80339

#94 Johannes Brahms - Symphony #4 in e Op 98

Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Paavo Berglund, conductor. Ondine 1229

#95 Camille Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto #2 in g Op 22
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. James Judd, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano. Decca 1761

#96 Antonin Dvorak - Serenade for Strings in E major Op 22
Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra. Conrad Van Alphen, conductor. Telarc 80623

#97 Johannes Brahms - Symphony #1 in c Op 68

Berlin Philharmonic. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor. Teldec 13136

#98 Erik Satie - 3 Gymnopedies
Pascal Roge, piano. London 444958

#99 Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme of Haydn in Bb Op 56a
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Yoel Levi, conductor. Telarc 80349

#100 Gioachino Rossini - Barber of Seville: Overture
Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Charles Dutoit, conductor. London 433074