We can't believe these 7 pieces aren’t in the Hall of Fame top 20

18 January 2016, 14:29

Hall of Fame 2015

The Classic FM Hall of Fame is in its 21st year. It’s the world’s biggest poll of classical music, but we can’t believe these pieces didn’t make it into the top 20 last year.

Have you cast your vote in this year's Classic FM Hall of Fame? If not, why not give one of these highly deserving masterpieces a bit of a boost this year?

Vote and you'll be entered into our prize draw to win one of five sets of £1,000! And you can listen to all the pieces in last year's chart right now on Composed.

Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 – currently at No. 46

It’s got one of the famous openings in the history of music… so why on earth is this masterpiece languishing at No. 46 in last year’s chart? That’s its lowest ever position… Poor Beethoven. Vote here!

Grieg’s Piano Concerto – currently at No. 22

Because a) it’s a great work and b) it features in a legendary Morecambe and Wise sketch. What more do you want from you classical music? Vote here!

Beethoven Symphony No.7 – currently at No. 24

It may not be as well-known as his Fifth Symphony or the epic Ninth but Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is packed with phenomenal melodies and is one of the most exhilarating pieces of music ever written. Shouldn’t this be inside the top 20? Vote here!

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons – currently at No. 28

Everyone can whistle at least one of the tunes from Vivaldi’s omnipresent set of concertos. So why didn’t it get into the top 20 – or even the top 10 last year? Vote here!

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – currently at No. 32

Does any musical moment sum up the glamour of the jazz age like the iconic opening clarinet glissando of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue? That amazing gliss alone should earn this piece a place in the upper echelons of the chart, surely? Vote here!

Handel’s Messiah – currently at No. 34


Enough said. (And if you want to skip to that bit below, it's at 1:51:17) Vote now!

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake – currently at No. 39

This ballet is a firm favourite world-wide – in fact you’re never further than 50 miles from a theatre that’s currently showing a production (probably). So why not push it up the top 300 in this year’s Classic FM Hall of Fame?

Do you think these pieces deserve to be higher up the chart this year? Vote now to have your say – and when you enter you'll be automatically entered into our prize draw for one of five £1,000 prizes.

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