5 April 2021, 20:38

‘The Lark Ascending’ tops world’s major poll of classical tunes tastes for eleventh calendar year.

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Sam Osborne


The country has spoken – in this article are the UK’s 300 favourite items of classical new music, as voted for in the Common FM Corridor of Fame 2021.

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending has been voted the nation’s favorite piece of classical new music, for a record eleventh time, in the Typical FM Corridor of Fame 2021.

The beloved piece, famed for its soaring violin solo, celebrated its 100th anniversary at the stop of previous yr and was played out in the last times of the landmark Easter weekend countdown.

Rachmaninov’s soaring Piano Concerto No. 2, and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, intently followed in second and third position.

The pieces were uncovered in a countdown of the nation’s 300 favourite parts of audio, voted for by approximately 53,000 people today, in excess of the Easter weekend.

Just after a yr of lockdown, with streaming a lot more popular than at any time prior to, the nation voted 35 film and Television soundtracks into the prime 300 – a lot more than ever in advance of. Schindler’s Record by John Williams was the optimum placed movie score for the fourth consecutive calendar year, at No.16.

The world’s greatest poll of classical tunes preferences also saw its greatest churn for more than 15 years, with 48 new or re-entries into the chart.

There were a lot more parts by gals composers than ever before (9), from German Intimate Clara Schumann to Japanese online video recreation composer Yoko Shimomura.

Classic FM Hall of Fame 2021
Common FM Corridor of Fame 2021.

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Traditional FM


Black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor observed his 1st entry into the countdown with his beautiful arrangement of African American non secular ‘Deep River’.

Debbie Wiseman, Vintage FM’s Composer in Residence, was the most popular residing British composer with 4 entries, carefully followed by Sir Karl Jenkins.

Moreover, The Planets by Holst clocked in at No. 8 – its maximum at any time position following the centenary of the work’s initial public premiere fell very last calendar year – and it was a classic year for Haydn, with the most entries (5) the composer has ever experienced in the best 300.

The Common FM Hall of Fame 2021 took area from 9am-9pm, Very good Friday to Easter Monday. Catch up now on International Player, the formal Basic FM application.