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Classical 91.5's 40 for 40

Classical 91.5's 40 for 40

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 (in 2014), we asked you to help us celebrate. Beginning Tuesday, April 15th, we played your top 40 favorite classical works on air throughout the day, and posted more information about your favorites right here on this page. Learn more about each work that you chose as your top 40 favorites on Classical 91.5.

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  • For the last two weeks on the WXXI-FM Mystery Piece, we’ve been counting down the Top Ten greatest symphonies ever written, according to a survey of 151…
  • Symphony No. 5Beethoven's 5th Symphony barely made the list five years ago, coming in at #35. But you spoke loud and clear this year; returning it to the…
  • Symphony No. 7Although Beethoven was one of the most recognized composers of his time, he was not always the most popular or beloved. His 7th symphony…
  • Symphony No. 9, From the New WorldDvo?ák??'s Symphony No. 9, nicknamed From the New World, was written in the 1890s while Dvo?ák ???was living and working…
  • Adagio for StringsThe Adagio for Strings by American composer Samuel Barber, made its debut in 1938 when it was performed on the radio by the NBC Symphony…
  • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"Considered one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, Beethoven's 9th Symphony is one of the most widely…
  • The Lark Ascending ?This gorgeousness comes from the visionary 20th century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose musical language was profoundly…
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3The set of six concerti, presented by Johann Sebastian Bach to Christian Ludwig, the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, remain…
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in c-minor, op 18The 1996 Oscar-winning movie Shine introduced the public to "Rach 3" and made it part of our popular culture. But…
  • Requiem in D minor, Op. 48Fauré's Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 stands out as the composer's most well known large scale work. Due to the Requiem's date of…