The Nation's Favourite Music Poll

Last year Classic FM listeners and Radio Times readers were asked to vote for their all-time favourite classical works and performers.


The response was phenonemal and we'd like to say a big thank you for taking the time to vote!

For all those who have been eagerly awaiting the results of the Nation's Favourite poll , the suspense is over.

From 12pm on 25th August 2008 - Bank Holiday Monday Anne-Marie Minhall and Jamie Crick presented a nail biting show as they revealed the results from each of the six categories .

If you missed the show, do not despair! The results are displayed below.....

The Nation's Favourite Soundtrack

1st. Star Wars (John Williams)
2nd. The Mission (Ennio Morricone
3rd. Lawrence of Arabia (Maurice Jarre)
4th. Chariots of Fire (Vangelis) 
5th. Dr Zhivago (Maurice Jarre) 
6th. The Dam Busters (Leighton Lucas)
7th. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (John Barry
8th. The Magnificent Seven (Elmer Bernstein)
9th. Born Free (John Barry)
10th. Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann)


The Nation's Favourite Opera

1st. Carmen (Bizet)
2nd. La Boheme (Puccini
3rd. The Magic Flute (Mozart) 
4th. Madam Butterfly (Puccini)
5th. The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) 
6th. La Traviata (Verdi)
7th. The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan) 
8th. The Merry Widow (Lehar)
9th. Turandot (Puccini)
10th. The Barber of Seville (Rossini)


The Nation's Favourite Male Singer

1st. Russell Watson
2nd. Bryn Terfel 
3rd. Andrea Bocelli 
4th. Luciano Pavarotti 
5th. Placido Domingo 
6th. Simon Keenlyside
7th. Jose Carreras 
8th. Thomas Allen 
9th. Roberto Alagna 
10th. Geraint Evans 


The Nation's Favourite Soloist

1st. Nigel Kennedy
2nd. John Williams 
3rd. Jacqueline du Pre 
4th. James Galway 
5th. Yehudi Menuhin 
6th. Alfred Brendel 
7th. Evelyn Glennie
8th. Daniel Barenboim 
9th. Anne Sophie Mutter 
10th. Arthur Rubinstein


The Nation's Favourite Female Singer

1st. Katherine Jenkins
2nd. Lesley Garrett 
3rd. Kiri te Kanawa
4th. Maria Callas 
5th. Renee Fleming 
6th. Cecilia Bartoli 
7th. Angela Gheorghiu 
8th. Janet Baker
9th. Joan Sutherland
10th. Anna Netrebko 


The Nation's Favourite Composer

1st. Mozart
2nd. Beethoven
3rd. Elgar
4th. Tchaikovsky
5th. Vaughan Williams 
6th. J.S. Bach
7th. Mahler 
=Johann Strauss the younger

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