Gold & Silver Waltz Opus 79 Franz Lehar
We take a look back at last year's Hall of Fame and see which concertos were the most popular. Here's a clue - one of them topped the whole chart, too!
20. Placed at 116 overall in the chart, this quirky concerto from the late Deep Purple keyboardist is a remarkable work. It had its premiere under no less than Malcolm Arnold at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring Deep Purple themselves as the 'group'.
19. Chopin just missed out on the top 100 in the overall Hall of Fame, but he's easily into the top 20 concertos on the list. The first piano concerto is a repertoire essential, and clearly a winner with the public as well.
18. Tchaikovsky is no stranger to the Hall of Fame, and last year the violin concerto made it to 91 in the overall chart, which makes the 18th highest concerto overall.
17. Another Frederic Chopin piano concerto has gotten the public's seal of approval, and this time it's no. 2 in F minor.
16. Jon Lord’s Durham Concerto is the second one in our top 20 and placed a very respectable 79th in the Hall of Fame last year. Another typically quirky work, this is not a concerto as we know it. There are solo instruments, but rather than the usual, Lord plumped for a combination of Northumbrian pipes, cello and Hammond organ.
15. Bach is such a stalwart in the Hall of Fame that even one of his weirder concertos places highly on our list of last year's to concertos. It charted at 56 in the overall chart too, so it's clearly a favourite.
14. It was his only concerto for the violin, but Beethoven made it count. It's one of the violin repertoire's best-loved and most performed works, and came in at no. 55 in 2012's Hall of Fame - which means no. 14 in the list of concertos!
13. We don't want to take anything away from Mozart's achievements (pictured: his very own piano), but he did write rather a lot of piano concertos - perhaps it's inevitable that one of them made it into our list of the highest-ranking concertos from last year's Hall of Fame.
12. Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concertos began life as nothing more than a job application - they were written to impress a prospective employer. Unfortunately (for the prospective employer), Bach's application was unsuccessful on this occasion, but it's fair to say he recovered.
11. A favourite amongst piano miming enthusiasts, you can't beat this concerto for sheer romantic indulgence. It charted at 44 in the main Hall of Fame, which means it's almost made it into the top ten concertos too! Maybe 2013 will see it go a little higher?
10. Sneaking into the top 10 concertos of last year's Hall of Fame (and charting at a rather impressive 43 overall), it's the Mendelssohn violin concerto. Even though it's in the top 10, there are still two more violin concertos to go... any ideas?
9. Dmitri Shostakovich's majestic Cello Concerto tickled the fancy of Julian Lloyd Webber when he voted in this year's Hall of Fame, but last year it did well enough to be the 9th most popular concerto on the whole list.
8. Sergei Rachmaninov's second-highest placing concerto (can you guess the other?) landed at no. 37 in the Hall of Fame in 2012, which is pretty impressive. Where it will land in 2013, we wonder?
7. Another piano stormer! This time it's the work of Edvard Grieg, who only wrote the one piano concerto, but made sure it was a darn good one.
6. Taking it back to the baroque period, this collection of four violin concertos has been endlessly interpreted, but it's still one of the most popular, sliding comfortably into the top 10 most popular concertos on our list.
5. The violin concerto is Max Bruch's highest entry and indeed the highest violin concerto entry too! In the full Hall of Fame chart of 2012 it just missed out on the top 10, coming in at no. 11.
4. The moving strains of Elgar's Cello Concerto have always been a favourite, and 2012 was no different when it landed at no 10 in the Hall of Fame - making it the fourth most popular concerto on the list. Here you can see Elgar himself and Beatrice Harrison recording the work.
3. Thanks to its gorgeous slow movement (as well as the other two), Mozart's Clarinet Concerto has been a firm favourite since the Hall of Fame began. Last year it made it to no. 7 in the chart, making it the third most popular concerto on the list.
2. It might be the Emperor concerto, but it wasn't quite the Emperor of the Hall of Fame last year. Still, it managed to get to no. 4 on the chart, which means it's the second most popular concerto on the list.
1. Was there ever any doubt? Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2 is a colossus in the repertoire and its inclusion in the Brief Encounter soundtrack has only made it a more popular choice. But will it hang on to the top spot this year? Make sure you vote if you want it to repeat its success again!