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    Default The TC 150 Most Recommended Symphonies

    The results of a poll conducted by emiellucifuge whom we all thank for all the hard work he did on this.

    1. Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'
    2. Mahler - Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
    3. Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'
    4. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter'
    5. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
    6. Mozart - Symphony No. 40 'Great'
    7. Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
    8. Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
    9. Schubert - Symphony No. 9 'Great'
    10. Brahms - Symphony No. 4
    11. Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'
    12. Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'
    13. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'
    14. Schubert - Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished'
    15. Mahler - Symphony No. 5
    16. Sibelius - Symphony No. 5
    17. Mahler - Symphony No. 6 'Tragic'
    18. Mahler - Symphony No. 9
    19. Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 'The Apocalyptic'
    20. Mahler - Symphony No. 4
    21. Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
    22. Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5
    23. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10
    24. Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 'Italian'
    25. Bruckner - Symphony No. 9
    26. Nielsen - Symphony No. 5
    27. Brahms - Symphony No. 1
    28. Mozart - Symphony No. 39
    29. Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
    30. Mozart - Symphony No. 38 'Prague'
    31. Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
    32. Haydn - Symphony No. 104
    33. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 'Titan'
    34. Beethoven - Symphony No. 8
    35. Brahms - Symphony No. 3
    36. Dvořák - Symphony No. 8
    37. Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 'The Lyric'
    38. Haydn - Symphony No. 94 'Surprise'
    39. Mozart - Symphony No. 36 'Linz'
    40. Haydn - Symphony No. 103 'The Drumroll'
    41. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5
    42. Prokofiev - Symphony No. 6
    43. Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 'Organ'
    44. Messiaen - Turangalîla-Symphonie
    45. Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 2 'A London Symphony'
    46. Sibelius - Symphony No. 4
    47. Nielsen - Symphony No. 4 'The Inextinguishable'
    48. Dvořák - Symphony No. 7
    49. Mozart - Symphony No. 25
    50. Schubert - Symphony No. 5
    51. Mahler - Symphony No. 8
    52. Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 'Classical'
    53. Webern - Symphony
    54. Schumann - Symphony No. 3 'Rhenish'
    55. Beethoven - Symphony No. 4
    56. Brahms - Symphony No. 2
    57. Franck - Symphony in D minor
    58. Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'
    59. Honegger - Symphony No. 3 'Liturgique'
    60. Gličre - Symphony No. 3 'Ilya Muromets'
    61. Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
    62. Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 'Romantic'
    63. Prokofiev - Symphony No. 3
    64. Martinů - Symphony No. 6
    65. Hindemith - Mathis der Maler
    66. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4
    67. Haydn - Symphony No. 100 'Military'
    68. Liszt - Faust Symphony
    69. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905'
    70. Górecki - Symphony No. 3 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'
    71. Sibelius - Symphony No. 6
    72. Myaskovsky - Symphony No. 6
    73. Elgar - Symphony No. 1
    74. Bizet - Symphony in C
    75. Janáček - Sinfonietta
    76. Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia Antartica'
    77. Stravinsky - Symphony in C
    78. Mozart - Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'
    79. Bruckner - Symphony No. 5
    80. Bax - Symphony No. 1
    81. Mahler - Symphony No. 3
    82. Schönberg - Chamber Symphony No. 1
    83. Schumann - Symphony No. 4
    84. Berwald - Symphony No. 3 'Singuličre'
    85. Berio - Sinfonia
    86. Copland - Symphony No. 3
    87. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7
    88. Alfvén - Symphony No. 4
    89. Prokofiev - Symphony No. 2
    90. Ives - Symphony No. 4
    91. Stravinsky - Symphony in Three Movements
    92. Mahler - Symphony No. 7
    93. Nielsen - Symphony No. 3 'Sinfonia Espansiva'
    94. Roussel - Symphony No. 3
    95. Scriabin - Symphony No. 4 'The Poem of Ecstasy'
    96. Rautavaara - Symphony No. 8 'The Journey'
    97. Suk - Asrael Symphony
    98. Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5
    99. Penderecki - Symphony No. 3
    100. Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
    101. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8
    102. Brian - Symphony No. 1 'Gothic'
    103. Haydn - Symphony No. 88
    104. Schönberg - Chamber Symphony No. 2
    105. Ives - Symphony No. 3 'The Camp Meeting'
    106. Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 4
    107. Mozart - Symphony No. 31 'Paris'
    108. Schumann - Symphony No. 1 'Spring
    109. Hovhaness - Symphony No. 2 'Mysterious Mountain'
    110. Bantock - Hebridean Symphony
    111. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4
    112. Sibelius - Symphony No. 3
    113. Walton - Symphony No. 1
    114. Beethoven - Symphony No. 1
    115. Elgar - Symphony No. 2
    116. Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms
    117. Mozart - Symphony No. 29
    118. Glazunov - Symphony No. 4
    119. Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 'Reformation'
    120. Raff - Symphony No. 5 'Lenore'
    121. Schnittke - Symphony No. 1
    122. Berlioz - Roméo et Juliette
    123. Haydn - Symphony No. 82 'A Bear'
    124. Tchaikovsky - Manfred Symphony
    125. Simpson - Symphony No. 9
    126. Berlioz - Harold en Italie
    127. Beach - Gaelic Symphony
    128. Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
    129. Hanson - Symphony No. 2 'Romantic'
    130. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9
    131. Haydn - Symphony No. 101 'The Clock'
    132. Lutoslawski - Symphony No. 3
    133. Bruckner - Symphony No. 6
    134. Szymanowski - Symphony No. 3 'Song of the Night'
    135. Bruckner - Symphony No. 3
    136. Popov - Symphony No. 1
    137. Bruckner - Symphony No. 2
    138. Taneyev - Symphony No. 4
    139. Mozart - Symphony No. 28
    140. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 3 'Polish'
    141. Sibelius - Symphony No. 1
    142. Dvořák - Symphony No. 6
    143. Schubert - Symphony No. 4 'Tragic'
    144. Prokofiev - Symphony No. 7
    145. Schubert - Symphony No. 6 'Little'
    146. Barber - Symphony in One Movement
    147. Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphony No. 2 'Antar'
    148. Schmidt - Symphony No. 4
    149. Kraus - Symphony in C Minor
    150. Borodin - Symphony No. 2
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    The greatest symphonists as derived from this thread

    1. Mahler
    2. Beethoven
    3. Mozart
    4. Bruckner
    5. Sibelius
    6. Shostakovich
    7. Haydn
    8. Prokofiev
    9. Brahms
    10. Schubert
    11. Tchaikovsky
    12. Dvorak
    13. Nielsen
    14. Vaughan Williams
    15. Mendelssohn
    16. Schumann
    17. Berlioz
    18. Stravinsky
    19. Rachmaninov
    20. Ives

    Only including composers with more than 2 symphonies.


    Data compiled by AIR
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