Classic FM's Hall of Fame, 2015

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ComposerWorkRankChangeLowestHighest
Vaughan Williams, RalphThe Lark Ascending10181
Rachmaninov, SergeiPiano Concerto No.2 in C minor2031
Vaughan Williams, RalphFantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis30533
Elgar, EdwardEnigma Variations42164
Beethoven, Ludwig vanPiano Concerto No.5 in E flat major, Op.73 - "Emperor"5-1104
Allegri, GregorioMiserere mei, Dues63376
Beethoven, Ludwig vanSymphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral"73175
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusClarinet Concerto8-381
Uematsu, NobuoFinal Fantasy Series (soundtrack)9-2163
Beethoven, Ludwig vanSymphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 - "Pastoral"10-2123
Soule, JeremyThe Elder Scrolls Series (soundtrack)1162385
Holst, GustavThe Planets (Suite)1223112
Kirkhope, GrantBanjo Kazooie13375013
Elgar, EdwardCello Concerto in E minor14-3142
Bruch, MaxViolin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.2615-2151
Barber, SamuelAdagio for strings, Op.1116-1186
Pachelbel, JohannCanon in D1711810
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich1812 Overture18-25815
Jenkins, KarlThe Armed Man (A Mass for Peace)19-71228
Dvorak, AntoninSymphony No.9 in E minor (New World)2003115
Shore, HowardLord of the Rings2161319
Grieg, EdvardPiano Concerto in A minor221295
Sibelius, JeanFinlandia23-24114
Beethoven, Ludwig vanSymphony No.7 in A major, Op.9224-54316
Mascagni, PietroCavalleria Rusticana2514015
Shostakovich, DmitryPiano Concerto No.2 in F major26614621
Beethoven, Ludwig vanPiano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27, No.2 - "Moonlight"2745527
Vivaldi, AntonioFour Seasons28-44611
Fauré, GabrielRequiem2954115
Shimomura, YokoKingdom Hearts3014717730
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusRequiem, K62631-13614
Gershwin, GeorgeRhapsody in Blue32310422
Saint-Saens, CamilleSymphony No.3 in C minor (Organ)33-11337
Handel, George FridericMessiah34-93410
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay AndreyevichScheherezade35-74921
Morricone, EnnioThe Mission - Gabriel's Oboe363019336
Rachmaninov, SergeiRhapsody on a theme of Paganini37-16315
Debussy, ClaudeSuite Bergamasque - Clair de Lune381910934
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichSwan Lake39-611630
Rachmaninov, SergeiPiano Concerto No.3 in D minor40-38524
Kirkhope, GrantViva Piñata411317441
Rachmaninov, SergeiSymphony No.2 in E minor4214511
Grieg, EdvardPeer Gynt Suite No.143310138
Rodrigo, JoaquínConcerto de Aranjuez44-154418
Bach, Johann SebastianBrandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-105045-79738
Beethoven, Ludwig vanSymphony No.5 in C minor, Op.6746-14618
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusPiano Concerto No.21 in C major (Elvira Madigan)476538
Williams, JohnSchindler's List481413448
Ungar, JayThe Ashokan Farewell49-91006
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichPiano Concerto No.1 in Bb minor50-85428
Vaughan Williams, RalphFive Variants of Dives and Lazarus51-1220839
Bach, Johann SebastianToccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 5655247333
Brower, RussellWorld of Warcraft53-15352
Bizet, GeorgesPearl Fishers' Duet54-6549
Mendelssohn, FelixHebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)55-410946
Mahler, GustavSymphony No.5 in C# minor563636
Mendelssohn, FelixViolin Concerto in E minor57-85716
Bach, Johann SebastianDouble Violin Concerto in D minor5866421
Kirkhope, GrantKingdoms of Amalus59167559
Barry, JohnOut of Africa607421360
Smetana, BedrichMá Vlast (including Vltava)6128429
Handel, George FridericZadok the Priest621027936
Khachaturian, Aram Il'yichSpartacus63-216860
Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevichIn the Steppes of Central Asia64-1722347
Pärt, ArvoSpiegel im Spiegel65-2119144
Einaudi, LudovicoI Giorni664024966
Prokofiev, SergeyRomeo and Juliet67239035
Marquez, ArturoDanzon No.268-1028658
Sibelius, JeanKarelia Suite69-113754
Saint-Saens, CamilleCarnival of the Animals706524670
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusAve Verum Corpus71-3010641
Beethoven, Ludwig vanSymphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.55, "Eroica"72-1712350
Chopin, FryderykPiano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.2173412337
Hess, NigelLadies in Lavender soundtrack741126258
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichSymphony No.5 in E minor75-1511452
Sibelius, JeanSymphony No.5 in Eb major76411349
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichNutcracker Suite77-714759
Barry, JohnDances with Wolves soundtrack782927478
Orff, CarlCarmina Burana793511432
Albinoni, Tomaso GiovanniAdagio in G minor80210217
Zimmer, HansGladiator soundtrack812416578
Williams, JohnStar Wars82-1529867
Bach, Johann SebastianCello Suites831223675
Kondo, KojiThe Legend of Zelda Series840 (New Entry)8484
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichSymphony No.6 in B minor (Pathétique)8518836
Wagner, RichardTannhäuser86-1713965
Saint-Saens, CamilleDanse Macabre871626871
Mahler, GustavSymphony No.2 in C minor (Resurrection)88-510456
Shostakovich, DmitryJazz Suite No.289-1525274
Butterworth, GeorgeThe Banks of Green Willow90-2524956
Bach, Johann SebastianOrchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 (Air on a G String)9112326291
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusEine Kleine Nachtmusik92-1412642
Puccini, GiacomoMadama Butterfly93-612336
Beethoven, Ludwig vanBagatelle No.25 in A minor, WoO 59, "Für Elise"941426694
Addinsell, RichardWarsaw Concerto95-324892
Strauss II, JohannBy the Beautiful Blue Danube96-2514257
Puccini, GiacomoLa Bohème97-2410935
Verdi, GiuseppeNabucco98-79923
Wagner, RichardDie Walküre (The Ride of the Valkyries)99-517465
Williams, JohnJurassic Park soundtrack10036262100
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusThe Marriage of Figaro1011211345
Armstrong, CraigRomeo and Juliet102-423398
Massenet, JulesThaïs (includes Meditation)1033914237
Fauré, GabrielCantique de Jean Racine104-2810433
Tallis, ThomasSpem in Alium1051417778
Widor, Charles-MarieToccata (from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor)106-2510642
Elgar, EdwardPomp and Circumstance Marches1071026045
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusThe Magic Flute1083314142
Vaughan Williams, RalphFantasia on Greensleeves10934219105
Strauss, RFour Last Songs110011047
Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevichPrince Igor (Knyaz Igor)1111230101
Beethoven, Ludwig vanEgmont Overture, Op.84112-3326774
Ravel, MauriceBoléro113-1613948
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichViolin Concerto in D major1141014458
Sibelius, JeanSymphony No.2 in D minor115-1613447
Handel, George FridericSolomon (Arrival of the Queen of Sheba)1163114742
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichOrchestral Suite No.4 Opus.61 (Mozartiana)1170 (New Entry)117117
Uematsu, NobuoBlue Dragon1180 (New Entry)118118
Marquez, ArturoConga del Fuego1190 (New Entry)119119
Bizet, GeorgesCarmen1201218071
Lauridsen, MortenO Magnum Mysterium121-21265100
Fauré, GabrielPavane Opus 501222917373
Einaudi, LudovicoLe Onde1234128041
Williams, John / Doyle, PatrickHarry Potter soundtracks1242219057
Brahms, JohannesGerman Requiem, Op.45125416797
Beethoven, Ludwig vanViolin Concerto in D major, Op.61126-1012627
Finzi, GeraldEclogue, Op.10127-729176
Binge, RonaldElizabethan Serenade128-6283111
Delibes, LeoLakmé129922848
Verdi, GiuseppeRequiem130-1913047
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusSerenade for Orchestra No. 9 in D major K.3201310 (New Entry)131131
Jenkins, KarlPalladio132-4296122
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusCosi Fan Tutte1331719577
Shostakovich, DmitryThe Gadfly - Romance134-3213428
Satie, ErikGymnopedies135-2026392
Bach, Johann SebastianSt Matthew Passion, BWV 244136-2713655
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusClarinet Quintet in A major, K581137-1620489
Dvorak, AntoninCello Concerto in B minor138-1116888
Puccini, GiacomoGianni Schicchi (O Mio babbino caro)13955262137
Einaudi, LudovicoDivenire140150290140
Górecki, HenrykSymphony No.3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)141-5314654
Chopin, FryderykPiano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11142-3814233
Piazzolla, AstorLibertango14327253143
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusFlute and Harp Concerto in C major, K.299144-2614450
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichRomeo and Juliet Overture145-618646
Beethoven, Ludwig vanFantasia for Piano Chorus and Orchestra in C minor Opus 80146-5328493
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusAbendempfindung, K.5231470 (New Entry)147147
Verdi, GiuseppeLa Traviata148-1514868
Vaughan Williams, RalphEnglish Folksongs Suite149-6029976
Beethoven, Ludwig vanPiano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 - "Pathéthique"150-19212112
Rossini, GioachinoWilliam Tell1514224116
Bach, Johann SebastianCantata BWV 147 "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"1524119495
Stravinsky, IgorThe Rite of Spring (Le Sacre Du Printemps)15321235122
Bennett, FionaThe Landscape1540 (New Entry)154154
Mussorgsky, Modest PetrovichPictures at an Exhibition155716279
Sibelius, JeanViolin Concerto in D minor Opus 47156-3115670
Bach, Johann SebastianMass in B minor, BWV 232157-2715766
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichThe Sleeping Beauty1581260103
Copland, AaronFanfare for the Common Man15922215119
Jenkins, KarlAdiemus (Songs of Sanctuary)160-3423856
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusSolemn Vespers - Laudate Dominum161-317249
Wagner, RichardTristan & Isolde162-217167
Stafford, GlenStarCraft II1630 (New Entry)163163
Binge, RonaldSailing By16428262164
Zipoli, DomenicoElevazione165627894
Bach, Johann SebastianGoldberg Variations, BWV 98816614275115
MacCunn, HamishThe Land of the Mountain & the Flood167-14268115
Elgar, EdwardThe Dream of Gerontius168-4516854
Chopin, FryderykNocturne Opus 9 No.2 in Eb major1693299147
Puccini, GiacomoTosca170526096
Handel, George FridericSarabande1712020175
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichCapriccio Italien, Op. 45172-32291127
Williams, JohnSaving Private Ryan soundtrack17310199121
Verdi, GiuseppeAida174-117447
Mussorgsky, Modest PetrovichA Night on the Bare Mountain175110297156
Copland, AaronAppalachian Spring176-1120369
Hess, NigelPiano Concerto1775283177
Mahler, GustavSymphony No.1 in D major (Titan)17829278122
Brahms, JohannesViolin Concerto in D major, Op.771791922156
Brahms, JohannesPiano Concerto No.2 in B flat Opus 83180-2821486
Schubert, FranzSymphony No.9 in C major D944 ('Great')181-1424682
Schubert, FranzPiano Quintet in A major D667 ('Trout')182-2818227
Grieg, EdvardHolberg Suite Opus 40183-20202124
Handel, George FridericWater Music Suites1844623060
Shore, HowardThe Hobbit18516201185
Shostakovich, DmitrySymphony No.5 in D minor Opus 4718649244106
Bruch, MaxAdagio appassionato for Violin and Orchestra Opus 57187-31187156
Finzi, GeraldFive Bagatelles188-4295184
Stravinsky, IgorThe Firebird Suite18968285170
Mendelssohn, FelixA Midsummer Night's Dream19031226125
Walton, WilliamCrown Imperial (Coronation March 1937)1912627585
Bruch, MaxKol Nidrei192-3300133
Santaolalla, GustavoThe Last of Us1930 (New Entry)193193
Canteloube, JosephSongs of the Auvergne19417246134
Davies, Peter MaxwellFarewell to Stromness195-5029073
Sibelius, JeanAndante Festivo196-6230190
Shostakovich, DmitryJazz Suite No.1197-40274106
Berlioz, HectorSymphonie Fantastique, Op.14198-1919872
Parry, HerbertJerusalem19914298115
Grieg, EdvardLyric Pieces Book  8 Opus 65 (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen)200-22267178
Tarrega, FranciscoRecuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra)2019298130
Badelt, KlausPirates of the Caribbean202-6529499
Schumann, RobertPiano Concerto in A minor Opus 54203-1255138
Stopford, PhilipLully, Lulla, Lullay204-10824896
Debussy, ClaudePrélude à l'après-midi d'un faune20523256121
Khachaturian, Aram Il'yichMasquerade Suite20655272180
Schubert, FranzImpromptus Opus 90207-1264138
Schubert, FranzAve Maria20823289186
Gjeilo, OlaUbi Caritas2090 (New Entry)209209
Bruch, MaxScottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra, Op.462103724770
Barber, SamuelViolin Concerto Opus 14211-1628573
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusSymphony No.40 in G minor K5502121525676
Vivaldi, AntonioGloria in D major RV589213722384
Long, Helen JaneThe Aviators214-113214101
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusAdagio for Violin in E Major K 2612153218182
Liszt, FranzHungarian Rhapsodies21637300169
Rutter, JohnRequiem2170 (Re-entry)26180
Strauss I, JohannRadetzky March218-69247139
Gounod, Charles-FrancoisJudex (from oratorio Mors et Vita)219-5128062
Parry, HerbertI Was Glad220-21284130
Puccini, GiacomoTurandot2210 (Re-entry)28684
Mitchell, StuartMausoleum et Halicarnassus (from Seven Wonders Suite)22277299160
Rutter, JohnA Gaelic Blessing2230 (Re-entry)24972
Beethoven, Ludwig vanPiano Concerto No.3 in C minor Opus 37224-58268162
Beethoven, Ludwig vanPiano Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58225-49225104
Shostakovich, DmitryThe Unforgettable Year 1919 - The Assault on Beautiful Gorky226-3026479
Rachmaninov, SergeiPiano Concerto No.1 in F# minor22731290111
Schubert, FranzString Quintet in C major D956228-1322856
Handel, George FridericXerxes22955300108
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusPiano Concerto No.20 in D minor K466230-4525186
Haydn, Franz JosephTrumpet Concerto in Eb major23131262141
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusDon Giovanni232-23293113
Bach, Johann Sebastian48 Preludes and Fugues (Well-Tempered Clavier)233-45259173
Satie, ErikSix Gnossiennes2348288227
Dvorak, AntoninRusalka2352926497
Brahms, JohannesSymphony No.3 in F major23658294141
Mendelssohn, FelixSymphony No.4 in A major Opus 90 ('Italian')237-37249101
Handel, George FridericMusic for the Royal Fireworks2388247127
Sibelius, JeanLemminkäinen Suite - The Swan of Tuonela239-20276166
Strauss II, JohannDie Fledermaus240-11294185
Brahms, JohannesAcademic Festival Overture, Op.8024126299193
Williams, JohnRaiders of the Lost Ark2420 (Re-entry)294242
Chopin, FryderykPrelude in D flat major, Op.28, No.15 - "Raindrop"2430 (Re-entry)293208
O'Donnell, MartinHalo Series2440 (New Entry)244244
Chopin, FryderykBallade No.1 in G minor, Op.232450 (Re-entry)289245
Schubert, FranzSymphony No.5 in Bb major246-3296112
Rossini, GioachinoThe Thieving Magpie Overture247-825198
Glass, PhilipViolin Concerto248-2627653
Elgar, EdwardChanson De Matin Opus 15 No.2249-17277156
Brahms, JohannesSymphony No.1 in C minor, Op.6825025296153
Beethoven, Ludwig vanPiano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15251-43298135
Gershwin, GeorgeWalking the Dog252-3298239
Bach, Johann SebastianCantata No.140, Wachet auf, BWV 140/7 (Sleepers Awake)25335291200
Brahms, JohannesSymphony no.4 in E minor Opus 98254-3255141
Ravel, MauricePiano Concerto in G Major25522297179
Coates, EricThe Dam Busters March256-70293186
Tallis, ThomasTe Lucis Ante Terminum2570 (New Entry)257257
Bach, Johann SebastianCantata BWV 208 "Sheep may Safely Graze"258-22296152
Goldenthal,ElliotFinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within2590 (New Entry)259259
Wagner, RichardLohengrin260-34260127
Whitacre, EricThe Seal Lullaby261-56261205
Debussy, ClaudeArabesques26220298262
Ravel, MauricePavane pour une Infante Défunte26310290150
Dvorak, AntoninSymphony No.8 in G major264-8283162
Lauridsen, MortenO Nata Lux2650 (New Entry)265265
Haydn, Franz JosephCello Concerto No.1 in C major266-12274189
Delibes, LeoCoppéllia267-4291199
Lehar, FranzThe Merry Widow2680 (Re-entry)288170
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichSymphony No.4 in F minor Opus 36269-65269120
Binge, RonaldThe Watermill2700 (New Entry)270270
Einaudi, LudovicoBrothers2710 (New Entry)271271
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusSymphony No.41 in C major K551 ('Jupiter')272-1727494
Bennett, FionaTempus Fugit2730 (New Entry)273273
Purcell, HenryDido and Aeneas2740 (Re-entry)287119
Gold, MurrayDoctor Who27516291225
Mahler, GustavSymphony No.8 in Eb major (Symphony of a Thousand)27616292141
Zimmer, HansInception27723300277
Delius, FrederickFlorida Suite278-10285268
Vaughan Williams, RalphSymphony No.5 in D major2790296150
Saint-Saens, CamilleSamson & Delila280-28281117
Stanley, JohnTrumpet Voluntary2810 (Re-entry)282146
Harvey, RichardConcerto Antico for Guitar2820 (Re-entry)282265
Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusPiano Concerto No.23 in A major K488283-71283116
Whitacre, EricSleep284-115286169
Elgar, EdwardSymphony No.1 in Ab major285-48296124
Debussy, ClaudeLa Mer286-42294220
Beethoven, Ludwig vanRomance No.2 in F Major, Op.50287-5428762
Gluck, Christoph Willibald vonOrfeo and Euridice2880 (Re-entry)30063
Debussy, ClaudePréludes Book I2898297223
Chopin, FryderykFantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor Op.662900 (Re-entry)297207
Elgar, EdwardIntroduction and Allegro for Strings291-46291119
Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevichString Quartet No.2 in D major292-95292129
Elgar, EdwardAve Maria2930 (Re-entry)293170
Einaudi, LudovicoNuvole Bianche2940 (New Entry)294294
Vaughan Williams, RalphThe Wasps - Overture295-30300147
Williams, JohnSuperman2960 (New Entry)296296
Liszt, FranzLiebestraum No.32970 (Re-entry)297169
Brahms, JohannesPiano Concerto No.1 in D minor Opus 15298-82298165
Bennett, FionaA Lad and a Lass2990 (New Entry)299299
Litolff, Henry Charles Concerto Symphonique No.4 in D minor300-52300113