Classical 91.5

Classical 91.5's 40 for 40

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 (in 2014), we asked you to help us celebrate. Beginning Tuesday, April 15th, we played your top 40 favorite classical works on air throughout the day, and posted more information about your favorites right here on this page. Learn more about each work that you chose as your top 40 favorites on Classical 91.5.

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#24 Johann Sebastian Bach

Aug 28, 2016

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

#25 Henryk Górecki

Aug 28, 2016

Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

#26 Felix Mendelssohn

Aug 28, 2016

Violin Concerto in e, Op. 64

This Violin Concerto was the last major orchestral work completed by Mendelssohn and premiered in 1845.  Mendelssohn used the technique of connecting the movements together through the use of the bassoon; eliminating the potential for disruptive applause between movements, which it is reported Mendelssohn dispised. The lyricism of this piece makes it one of the most beloved of all violin concertos. 

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#27 Aaron Copland

Aug 28, 2016

Fanfare for the Common Man

#28 Ralph Vaughan Williams

Aug 28, 2016

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

#29 Ludwig van Beethoven

Aug 28, 2016

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58