Hall of Fame 2009: 236-300

View and download the nation's favourite classical works from our list of recommended classical recordings from the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2009, from No. 236 to 300...

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236  (298) -  Schubert    Symphony No.8 ('Unfinished')
Up 62. Highest position since 2006. 2nd of Schubert's 6 entries.    

Hear it on: Chamber Orchestra Of Europe & Claudio Abbado - Schubert: 8 Symphonies; Rosamunde; Grand Duo 

237 (267) -  Walton    Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
A climb of 30 places for this work. It's the 1st of Walton's 2 entries in 2009.    

Hear it on: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves - Walton: Spitfire Prelude & Fugue; Suite from Richard III                                            

238 (216) -   Grieg    Lyric Pieces
Down 22. Lowest position since 2005. 1st of Grieg's 4 entries.    

Hear it on: Leif Ove Andsnes - Grieg: Lyric Pieces

239  (213) -  Mozart    Piano Concerto No.23

Another entry from Mozart, and another faller: down 26. 5th of his 20 entries.    

Hear it on: Mozart: Piano Concertos, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

240  (253) -   Copland    Rodeo: 4 Dance Episodes

Up 13. 1st of 3 entries from Copland this year. 

Hear it on:  Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic - Copland: Appalachian Spring; Rodeo; Billy the Kid; Fanfare for the Common Man 

241  (241) - Pergolesi    Stabat Mater
Non-mover. In terms of our Hall of Fame, Pergolesi is a One Hit Wonder.

Hear it on: Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney, Christophe Rousset & Les Talens Lyriques - Pergolesi: Stabat mater

242  (164) -  Puccini    Gianni Schicchi

Re-entry. 1st of 5 entries from Puccini - all of which are operas.   

243 (294) - Williams    Raiders of the Lost Ark

Up 51. 1st of 6 entries for John Williams - unsurprisingly, they're all film scores.

Hear it on: John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra - Encore! Best of The Boston Pops

244 (190) Parry    Jerusalem

Down 54. 1st of 2 entries for Hubert Parry on this year's chart.

Hear it on: BBC Concert Orchestra & Various Artists - Pomp and Circumstance

245 (169) -   Liszt    Hungarian Rhapsodies
Down 75. In this year's Hall of Fame, Liszt is a One Hit Wonder.

Hear it on: Marc-Andre Hamelin - Liszt: Marc-André Hamelin Plays Liszt

246 - (189)    Vaughan Williams    Symphony No.1 ('Sea Symphony')

Down 57. Lowest position since 2005. 4th of Vaughan Williams' 11 entries.

Hear it on: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Christopher Maltman & Joan Rodgers - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony"

247 - (271)    Beethoven    Piano Sonata No.23 ('Appassionata')
Up 24. 4th of Beethoven's 19 entries on this year's chart.

Hear it on: Daniel Barenboim - Beethoven: Sonatas Moonlight, Appassionata & Pathetique

248    242    Clarke    The Prince of Denmark's March
Down 6. In our chart, Clarke is a One Hit Wonder.  

249 (188) - Vaughan Williams    Symphony No.5

Hear it on: Atlanta Chamber Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Robert Spano - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5, Fantasia On a Theme By Thomas Tallis, Serenade to Music

Down 61. Lowest position since 2005. 3rd of Vaughan Williams' 11 entries. 

250 (244) - Schubert    Ave Maria

Hear it on: Andreas Delfs, Renee Fleming & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Sacred Songs

Down 6. Lowest position since 2002. 1st of 6 entries from Schubert.   

251 (247) -  Brahms    Piano Concerto No.1

Down 4. 5th of Brahms' 9 entries. Lowest chart position since 2005. 

252 (293)    Glazunov    The Seasons
Up 41. Another One Hit Wonder as far as the Hall of Fame is concerned.   

Hear it on: Cleveland Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Prokofiev: Cinderella; Glazunov: The Seasons

253  Piazzolla    Libertango
A new entry this year. Piazzolla's a One Hit Wonder in this year's chart.   

254 (161) -   Mozart    Symphony No.40
Another big faller for Mozart: down 93 for the 4th of his 20 entries on the chart.

Hear it on: Philips 426 3152162

255 (236) - Brahms    Symphony No.4
Down 19. Lowest position since 2003, when it fell out. 4th of Brahms' 9 entries.

Hear it on: Bernard Haitink & London Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Symphony No. 4

256 (262) - Rodrigo    Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre
Up 6. First of 2 entries for Rodrigo this year.    

Hear it on: Pepe Romero, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  & Sir Neville Marriner - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre

257 (230) - Dvorak    Symphony No.8
Down 27. Lowest position since 2003. 3rd of Dvorak's 6 entries.    

Hear it on: Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert Von Karajan - Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

258 (203) - Albinoni    Oboe Concerto Opus 9 No.2
Down 55. 1st of 2 entries for Albinoni.

Hear it on: Heinz Holliger - Albinoni: 6 Oboe Concertos

259      Vitali    Chaconne
Vitali's Chaconne returns after an absence in 2007. Another One Hit Wonder.   

260 (289) -  Mendelssohn    Elijah

Up 29. 2nd of Mendelssohn's 6 entries in this year's Classic FM Hall of Fame.  

Hear it on: London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Mendelssohn: Elijah

261 (187) -  Brahms    Symphony No.3
3rd of 9 entries for Brahms. They've all be re-entries so far.    

Hear it on: Stanislaw Wislocki & Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 

262 (177) - Bach    Orchestral Suite No.3

Down 85. Lowest ever chart position. 2nd of Bach's 13 entries on the chart.

Hear it on: Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069

263 (232) -  Beethoven    Piano Concerto No.3

Down 31. 3rd of Beethoven's 19 entries.

Hear it on: Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 Daniel Barenboim & Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3; Choral Fantas

264 (263) -  Dvorak    Slavonic Dances
Down 1. Lowest position since dropping out in 2006. 2nd of Dvorak's 6 entries.   

265 (249) - Mahler    Symphony No.8 ('Of A Thousand')

Hear it on: Sir Simon Rattle & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Down 16. 1st of Mahler's 4 entries.    

266    Gershwin    Walking the Dog

A new entry - and the 1st of 3 appearances from Gershwin this year.

267    285 Tchaikovsky    Serenade for Strings

Re-entry - not been in the chart since 2005. 2nd of Tchaikovsky's 13 entries.

268    Haydn    Symphony No.101 ('Clock')
1st of Haydn's 3 entries - and the first time this work has appeared in the chart.

269 (224)   Elgar    Sea Pictures  

Down 45. Lowest position since falling out in 1998. 2nd of Elgar's 11 entries.    

Hear it on: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Sarah Connolly & Simon Wright - Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures

270 (291)    Bach    Christmas Oratorio  

Hear it on: John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Up 21. Highest ever chart position. 1st of 13 entries from Bach this year.    

271    Dvorak    String Quartet No.12 ('American')
New entry. 1st of Dvorak's 6 entries in this year's chart.  

272 (257)  Shostakovich    Piano Concerto No.1

Down 15. 1st of 7 entries for Shostakovich.

Hear it on: Martha Argerich, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana & Sergei Nakariakov - Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Quintet, Concertino for Two Pianos

273 (205) - Mussorgsky    Night on a Bare Mountain

Down 68. Lowest position since 2005. 1st of 2 entries for Mussorgsky.

Hear it on: Cleveland Orchestra & Oliver Knussen - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition  

274    Monti    Czardas
A new entry - and another One Hit Wonder in The Classic FM Hall of Fame.     

275 (229) - Nyman    The Piano
Down 46. Nyman is a One Hit Wonder this year.  

276 (228) - Tchaikovsky    Piano Concerto No.2
Down 48. Lowest position since 2006. 1st of Tchaikovsky's 13 entries.

Hear it on: Academy Of St Martin In The Fields, Garrick Ohlsson and Sir Neville Marriner - Piano Concertos

277 (268) - Beethoven    Missa Solemnis
Down 9. 2nd of Beethoven's 19 entries.

Hear it on: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, & The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

278 - Paganini    Violin Concerto No.1

New entry. Paganini is another One Hit Wonder in this year's Hall of Fame.  

279 (251) - Monteverdi    Vespers
Down 28. Lowest position since 2005. Monteverdi is a One Hit Wonder this year.

Hear it on: Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players & Paul McCreesh - Monteverdi: Vespers della Beata Vergine

280 - Brahms    Academic Festival Overture
2nd of 9 entries for Brahms - and another re-entry. This last appeared in 2006. 

281(297) - Elgar    Serenade for Strings
Up 16. 1st of Elgar's 11 entries in this year's Classic FM Hall of Fame.   

Hear it on: BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Elgar: Enigma Variations; Serenade for Strings; Cockaigne Overture

282 (264)  - Vivaldi    Concerto for 2 Mandolins
Down 18. Perhaps surprisingly, this is the 1st of just 4 entries for Vivaldi.

Hear it on: New London Consort & Academy Of Ancient Music - Vivaldi: 14 Concertos  

283 - Hess    Piano Concerto
New entry. 1st of Hess's 2 entries. Prince of Wales commissioned this piece.  

284 (183) - Mozart    Exsultate Jubilate
A big faller for the 3rd of Mozart's 20 entries: down 101 places this year.

Hear it on: John Constable, Kiri Te Kanawa, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate

285 - Doyle    Harry Potter IV

New entry for Scot Patrick Doyle, who's a One Hit Wonder in this year's chart.

286 (287) - Rossini    The Barber of Seville
Up 1. 1st of 3 entries for Rossini. Back-to-back opera at this point in the chart.   

Hear it on: James Levine & London Symphony Orchestra - Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia

287 (276) - Beethoven    Fidelio

Down 11. 1st of Beethoven's 19 entries - and the 1st opera to appear this year.

Hear it on: London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Fidelio

288 - Satie    Six Gnossiennes

A new entry for Frenchman Erik Satie, who has one more appearance to come. 

289 - Brahms    Symphony No.2
1st of 9 entries for Brahms. This is a re-entry, back after a one-year absence.  

290 (200)  - Ravel    Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
Down 90. 1st of Ravel's 3 entries in The Classic FM Hall of Fame 2009.    

Hear it on: Boston Symphony Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa - Ravel: Boléro

291 (292) - Mozart    Sinfonia Concertante K364

Up 1 place for the 2nd of Mozart's 20 entries this year.

Hear it on: Maxim Vengerov, Lawrence Power & UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos No. 2 & 4; Sinfonia Concertante

292 (NE) - Jenkins    Stabat Mater

A new entry, for a work which was premiered in 2008. 1st of Jenkins' 5 entries. 

293 (NE) - Finzi    Clarinet Concerto
A good year for Finzi, whose Clarinet Concerto returns. 2nd of his 3 entries. 

294 (NE) - Vaughan Williams    Job: A Masque for Dancing
The 3rd new entry on the chart - and the 2nd of Vaughan Williams' 11 entries.

295 (NE) - Finzi    Five Bagatelles
A new entry for English composer Gerald Finzi, who has 3 entries this year.


296 (215) - Mozart    Mass No.18 ('Great')

Down 81 places. Mozart has 20 entries this year; this is the 1st.    

Hear it on:   Gabrieli Consort & Players & Paul McCreesh - Mozart: Great Mass In C Minor 

297 (NE)  - Handel    The Harmonious Blacksmith
New entry. 1st of 8 chart appearances for Handel this year.   

298  (237) - Prokofiev    Lieutenant Kije

1st of Prokofiev's 3 entries - down 61 places in this year's Hall of Fame.

Hear it on : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi - Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Symphony No. 5

299  (NE) - Mendelssohn    Octet 

A re-entry - and the 1st of 6 entries for Mendelssohn this year.    

300  (220) - Vaughan Williams    Symphony No.2 ('London')

Down 80. 1st of 11 entries for Vaughan Williams in this year's chart

Hear it on:  Andre Previn & London Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 - The Lark Ascending  

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