We asked you to vote for your favorite pieces of classical music, now we’re counting down the 2017 KUSC Top 100 Countdown all week long! On Friday, April 28th, 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? Find out the week of April 24th during the KUSC Top 100 Countdown.

See what made the list below!


100. Williams: Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

99. Beethoven: Piano Sonata #8 “Pathetique”

98. Rossini: William Tell: Overture

97. Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess

96. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

95. Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium

94. Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

93. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

92. Borodin: Polovetsian Dances

91. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze

90. Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

89. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

88. Chopin: Piano Concerto #1

87. Morricone: The Mission: Gabriel’s Oboe

86. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

85. Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

84. Copland: Hoe Down

83. Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6

82. Stravinsky: The Firebird

81. Khachaturian: Spartacus: Adagio

80. Sibelius: Symphony #2

79. Mozart: Symphony #25

78. Dvorak: Cello Concerto

77. Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances

76. Brahms: Piano Concerto #1

75. Bach: Goldberg Variations

74. Satie: Gymnopedies

73. Anonymous: Romance for Guitar

72. Barry: Theme from “Out of Africa”

71. Wagner: Die Valkure: Ride of the Valkyries

70. Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream

69. Bach: Air on the G String

68. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto

67. Brahms: Symphony #4

66. Borodin: String Quartet #2: Nocturne

65. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

64. Mozart: Magic Flute

63. Brahms: Symphony #3

62. Rachmaninoff: Symphony #2

61. Bach: Mass in b minor