Voices of Spring Opus 410 Johann Strauss (II) Download 'Voices of Spring Opus 410' on iTunes
At Classic FM, we believe that classical music has the power to touch people’s lives in a way that no other musical genre can come close to managing. Whatever your mood, there is a classical work to match it.
Last month, we teamed up with the Radio Times to find the nation’s Odes to Joy – the classical works that put a smile on your face. Thanks to all of you who voted – here are the results, as revealed by our very own Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on Bank Holiday Monday.
There were six categories for you to vote in - orchestral music, choral and vocal music, chamber music and concertos, aria from an opera, film or TV soundtrack and song from a musical - and you voted in your thousands.
Here are the works you chose as your favourites in each category:
Orchestral: Beethoven Pastoral Symphony
Vocal/choral: Beethoven Ode to Joy from Ninth Symphony
Chamber & Concerto: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
TV/ Film Soundtrack: Gabriel’s Oboe Ennio Morricone
Song from a Musical: Music of the Night/Phantom Lloyd Webber
Aria/Duet from an Opera: Bizet Au fond du temple saint (Pearl Fishers’ duet) from The Pearl Fishers
To see the runner's up in each category, click on the links below: