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1922-2022 A yearlong celebration marking WKAR's 100th anniversary of service to the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities

WKAR Top 100 Countdown

Top 100 Countdown: 100 Years of WKAR (A Century of Service)
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Thru Fri., Oct 28 | Hear the results from your votes for Mid-Michigan's classical favorites in our month-long reveal with Jody Knol and Jamie Paisley!

WKAR is celebrating 100 years of broadcasting, and we launched that party by asking you what are your favorite works of classical music. Jody Knol and Jamie Paisley have tallied the results and throughout WKAR's local classical music hours, we are proud to unveil your favorites.

100 Beethoven: "Pathetique" Piano Sonata No.8 in c, Op. 13

99 Verdi: Requiem

98 Gilbert and Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore

97 Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture

96 Handel: Zadok the Priest

95 Vivaldi: Gloria in D

94 Shore, Howard: Lord of the Rings

93 Shostakovich: Festive Overture

92 Beethoven: Fur Elise

91 Handel: "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" from Solomon

90 Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat

89 Bach, JS: Brandenburg Concerto No.3

88 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

87 Mozart: Requiem in d

86 Williams, John: Schindler's List

85 Respighi: The Fountains of Rome

84 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in c

83 Schubert: Symphony No.8, in b "Unfinished"

82 Puccini: La Boheme

81 Beethoven: Egmont Overture

80 Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

79 Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C

78 Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite

77 Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

76 Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies

75 Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat, "Eroica"

74 Mozart: Marriage of Figaro

73 Puccini: "Nessun dorma" from Turandot

72 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

71 Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A, "Italian"

70 Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre

69 Debussy: Clair de Lune

68 Gilbert and Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance

67 Debussy: La Mer

66 Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

65 Bach, JS: Toccata and Fugue in d

64 Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in c, "Organ"

63 Satie: 3 Gymnopedies

62 Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525

61 Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Ballet

60 Bach, JS: Sheep May Safely Graze

59 Faure: Requiem

58 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b, "Pathetique"

57 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

56 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A

55 John Williams: Star Wars

54 Mozart: The Magic Flute

53 Strauss II: Blue Danube Waltz

52 Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

51 Schubert: Ave Maria

50 Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

49 Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite

48 Copland: Rodeo

47 Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

46 Grieg: Music for 'Peer Gynt'

45 Handel: Royal Fireworks Music

44 Barber: Adagio for Strings

43 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in c

42 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

41 Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance No.1

40 Bernstein/Sondheim: West Side Story

39 Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

38 Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

37 Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)

36 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"

35 Mozart: Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

34 Handel: Messiah

33 John Williams: Olympic Fanfare & Theme

32 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in c#, "Moonlight"

31 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture

30 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

29 Joplin: The Entertainer

28 Rossini: William Tell Overture

27 Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

26 Elgar: Enigma Variations

25 Ravel: Bolero

24 Bizet: Carmen

23 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

22 Handel: Water Music

21 Stravinsky: The Firebird

20 Gershwin: An American in Paris

19 Respighi: The Pines of Rome

18 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

17 Orff: Carmina Burana (and 'O Fortuna')

16 Dvorak: Symphony No.9 "From the New World"

15 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals

14 Peter and the Wolf

13 Vivaldi: "Summer" from "The Four Seasons"

12 Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

11 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

10 Vivaldi: "Autumn" from "The Four Seasons"

9 Smetana: "The Moldau" from "Ma Vlast"

8 Pachelbel: Canon

7 Sibelius: Finlandia

6 Vivaldi: "Winter" from "The Four Seasons"

5 Vivaldi: "Spring" from "The Four Seasons"

4 Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

3 Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue

2 Holst: The Planets

1 Copland: Appalachian Spring

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