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OVERNIGHT CLASSICS:
With Peter Van De Graaff
Classical Top 40
Battle of the Sexes
For many years, Classical 89 invited its listeners to vote on their top five favorite classical music pieces as part of the "Classical 89 Top 40 Contest." These choices were tallied and compiled into a Top 40 list.
Below is an archive of results of some of our Top 40 contests.
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2009    Battle of the Sexes - Rematch
Sometimes it seems that men and women are from different planets, but how does this affect their musical tastes? In 2005 we had some fun comparing the Top 40 choices of men and women in our audience, and in 2009 we had a rematch.
Composer
Rachmaninoff
Beethoven
Handel
Dvořák
Vivaldi
Beethoven
Copland
Rachmaninoff
Beethoven
Pachelbel
Holst
Smetana
Mahler
Gershwin
Rachmaninoff
Bach
Vaughan Williams
Barber
Tchaikovsky
Beethoven
Prokofiev
Tchaikovsky
Mozart
Beethoven
Mozart
Debussy
Puccini
Elgar
Fauré
Beethoven
Grieg
Vaughan Williams
Beethoven
Saint-Saëns
Tchaikovsky
Stravinsky
Bach
Rachmaninoff
Bach
Grieg
Piece
Piano Concerto No. 2
Symphony No. 9, Choral
Messiah
Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Four Seasons, The, Op. 8
Symphony No. 5
Appalachian Spring
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Canon in D
Planets, The
Má Vlast: Die Moldau
Symphony No. 2 Resurrection
Rhapsody in Blue
Piano Concerto No. 3
St. Matthew Passion
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Adagio for Strings
Nutcracker, The
Piano Sonata No. 14, Moonlight
Romeo and Juliet Suite
Piano Concerto No. 1
Requiem
Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
Magic Flute, The
Suite bergamasque: Claire de Lune
Turandot: Nessun Dorma
Enigma Variations
Requiem
Symphony No. 7
Piano Concerto in A Minor
Lark Ascending, The
Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Symphony No. 3, Organ
1812 Overture
Firebird Suite
Brandenburg Concertos
Symphony No. 2
Suites for Solo Cello
Peer Gynt Suite 1
Overall
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
Women's
1
3
7
4
2
20
10
6
9
11
12
14
26
27
x
x
5
13
8
15
28
22
29
x
16
17
19
21
25
x
18
32
35
x
38
x
30
33
x
31
Men's
4
1
2
3
10
5
6
12
11
13
16
17
9
14
7
8
x
37
x
x
24
38
25
19
x
x
x
x
33
18
x
34
31
15
32
21
x
x
22
x
2008    Battle of the Mascots
2007    Classical 89 listeners vs. Utah Symphony
2006    BYU vs. U of U
2005    Battle of the Sexes