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    Default The TC Top 200 Most Recommended Orchestral Works

    The results of a poll conducted by Trout whom we all thank for the hard work he put into this.

    1. Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
    2. Bach - Brandenburg Concertos
    3. Debussy - Prélude à L'Après-midi d'un Faune
    4. Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra
    5. Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
    6. Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    7. Debussy - La Mer
    8. Strauss - Eine Alpensinfonie
    9. Stravinsky - Petrushka
    10. Stravinsky - The Firebird
    11. Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker
    12. Mozart - Serenade No. 10 "Gran Partita"
    13. Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
    14. Bach - Orchestral Suites
    15. Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
    16. Barber - Adagio for Strings
    17. Handel - Water Music
    18. Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet
    19. Smetana - Má Vlast
    20. Copland - Appalachian Spring
    21. Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
    22. Holst - The Planets
    23. Grieg - Peer Gynt
    24. Debussy - Nocturnes
    25. Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
    26. Varèse - Amériques
    27. Respighi - The Pines of Rome
    28. Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
    29. Sibelius - Finlandia
    30. Beethoven - Egmont
    31. Ives - The Unanswered Question
    32. Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture
    33. Ravel - Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
    34. Debussy - Images pour Orchestre
    35. Mozart - Serenade No. 13 "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
    36. Strauss - Tod und Verklärung
    37. Grieg - Holberg Suite
    38. Elgar - Enigma Variations
    39. Strauss - Metamorphosen
    40. Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
    41. Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream
    42. Dvořák - Serenade for Strings
    43. Webern - Six Pieces for Orchestra
    44. Sibelius - Tapiola
    45. Strauss - Ein Heldenleben
    46. Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf
    47. Handel - Concerti Grossi, Op. 6
    48. Gershwin - An American in Paris
    49. Brahms - Tragic Overture
    50. Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
    51. Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht
    52. Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    53. Stockhausen - Gruppen
    54. J. Strauss II - The Blue Danube
    55. Liszt - Les Préludes
    56. Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks
    57. Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
    58. Sibelius - Lemminkäinen Suite
    59. Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead
    60. Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances
    61. Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
    62. Dvořák - Slavonic Dances
    63. Stravinsky - Pulcinella
    64. Falla - El Sombrero de Tres Picos
    65. Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol
    66. Bartók - The Miraculous Mandarin
    67. Ravel - La Valse
    68. Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
    69. Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
    70. Bartók - Divertimento for String Orchestra
    71. Debussy - Jeux
    72. Berg - Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite
    73. Tchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty
    74. Ives - Three Places in New England
    75. Ligeti - Atmosphères
    76. Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
    77. Mendelssohn - The Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
    78. Scriabin - The Poem of Ecstasy
    79. Fauré - Pavane
    80. Adams - Harmonielehre
    81. Bax - Tintagel
    82. Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
    83. Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
    84. Strauss - Don Juan
    85. Sibelius - Pohjola's Daughter
    86. Webern - Passacaglia
    87. Pärt - Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
    88. Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Festival Overture
    89. Barber - Second Essay for Orchestra
    90. Rebel - Les Élémens
    91. Penderecki - Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
    92. Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
    93. Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3
    94. Ravel - Rapsodie Espagnole
    95. Lutosławski - Concerto for Orchestra
    96. Bizet - L'Arlésienne
    97. Villa-Lobos - Uirapuru
    98. Sibelius - The Wood-Nymph
    99. Respighi - The Fountains of Rome
    100. Vaughan Williams - Job: A Masque for Dancing
    101. Schubert - Rosamunde
    102. Schoenberg - Five Pieces for Orchestra
    103. Prokofiev - Scythian Suite
    104. Copland - Rodeo
    105. Holst - St. Paul's Suite
    106. Milhaud - La Création du Monde
    107. Sibelius - En Saga
    108. Falla - El Amor Brujo
    109. Brahms - Serenade No. 1
    110. Prokofiev - Cinderella
    111. Elgar - Introduction and Allegro
    112. Dvořák - The Noon Witch
    113. Glazunov - The Seasons
    114. Mozart - Serenade No. 9 "Posthorn"
    115. Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
    116. Xenakis - Metastasis
    117. Lully - Ballet d'Alcidiane
    118. Varèse - Ionisation
    119. Liszt - Mazeppa
    120. Enescu - Romanian Rhapsodies
    121. Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals
    122. Berg - Three Pieces for Orchestra
    123. Schoenberg - Pelleas und Melisande
    124. Ravel - Boléro
    125. Janáček - Taras Bulba
    126. Schnittke - Concerto Grosso No. 1
    127. Barber - First Essay for Orchestra
    128. Khachaturian - Gayane
    129. Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance Marches
    130. Varèse - Déserts
    131. Messiaen - Éclairs sur L'Au-Delà…
    132. Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasilieras No. 4
    133. Ives - Central Park in the Dark
    134. Ravel - Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
    135. Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
    136. Schumann - Manfred
    137. Dvořák - In Nature's Realm
    138. Dvořák - The Water Goblin
    139. Ravel - Ma Mère L'Oye
    140. Sibelius - Karelia Suite
    141. Sibelius - Kullervo
    142. Takemitsu - Spirit Garden
    143. Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
    144. Stravinsky - Agon
    145. Alfvén - Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 "Midsommarvaka"
    146. Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
    147. Dutilleux - Mystère de L'Instant
    148. Dvořák - Symphonic Variations
    149. Shostakovich - Festive Overture
    150. Webern - Im Sommerwind
    151. Britten - Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
    152. Schoenberg - Variations for Orchestra
    153. Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    154. Adam - Giselle
    155. J. Strauss I - Radetzky March
    156. Mozart - Serenade No. 7 "Haffner"
    157. Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
    158. Biber - Battalia à 10
    159. Delibes - Coppélia
    160. Stravinsky - Apollo
    161. Stravinsky - Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"
    162. Janáček - Idyll for String Orchestra
    163. Bartók - The Wooden Prince
    164. Webern - Variations for Orchestra
    165. Fauré - Pelléas et Mélisande
    166. Ligeti - Chamber Concerto
    167. Chabrier - España
    168. Ippolitov-Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches
    169. Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances
    170. J. Strauss II - Morgenblätter
    171. Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus
    172. Barber - The School for Scandal Overture
    173. Copland - Billy the Kid
    174. Barber - Music for a Scene from Shelley
    175. Adams - Shaker Loops
    176. Ibert - Escales
    177. Ginastera - Estancia
    178. Brahms - Serenade No. 2
    179. Roussel - Bacchus et Ariane
    180. Grieg - Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak
    181. Copland - El Salón México
    182. Mendelssohn - Ruy Blas Overture
    183. Varèse - Arcana
    184. Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini
    185. Elgar - Serenade for Strings
    186. Koechlin - Le Livre de la Jungle
    187. Sibelius - The Oceanides
    188. Lutosławski - Musique Funèbre
    189. Honegger - Pacific 231
    190. Sibelius - Nightride and Sunrise
    191. Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasilieras No. 2
    192. Khachaturian - Spartacus
    193. Bax - November Woods
    194. Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien
    195. Wirén - Serenade for Strings
    196. Copland - Lincoln Portrait
    197. Suk - Serenade for Strings
    198. Stravinsky - Jeu de Cartes
    199. Ligeti - Lontano
    200. Berlioz - Le Corsaire Overture
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    Honorable Mentions:

    Abe - Divertimento
    Adams - Naive and Sentimental Music
    Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
    Adams - The Chairman Dances
    Antheil - Ballet Mécanique
    Arnold - Electra
    Atterberg - Älven
    Balakirev - Russia
    Balakirev - Tamara
    Banks - Trilogy
    Barber - Fadograph of a Yestern Scene
    Barber - Medea
    Barber - Third Essay for Orchestra
    Bartók - Dance Suite
    Bartók - Kossuth
    Bax - The Garden of Fand
    Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 2
    Beethoven - The Ruins of Athens
    Bergman - Silences and Eruptions
    Bergman - Sub Luna
    Berio - Chemins Iib
    Berio - Ekphrasis
    Berlioz - Le Francs-Juges
    Bernstein - Facsimile
    Birtwistle - Earth Dances
    Birtwistle - The Shadow of Night
    Birtwistle - The Triumph of Time
    Bliss - Adam Zero
    Bloch - Evocations
    Blomdahl - Pastoral Suite
    Blomdahl - Sisyphos
    Boulez - Figures-Doubles-Prismes
    Boulez - Notations
    Boulez - Rituel: In Memoriam Bruno Maderna
    Byström - Barcarole
    Canat de Chizy - Siloel
    Canat de Chizy - Yell
    Canzona - Tadeusz Baird
    Carlstedt - Metamorphosi per Archi
    Carter - Concerto for Orchestra
    Carter - Variations for Orchestra
    Cerha - Instants
    Chausson - Viviane
    Chavez - Paisajes Mexicanos
    Čiurlionis - Jūra
    Constant - 24 Préludes for Orchestra
    Constant - Turner
    Copland - Connotations
    Copland - Danzon Cubano
    Copland - Emblems
    Copland - Music for a Great City
    Dallapiccola - Three Questions with Two Answers
    Dallapiccola - Variazioni per Orchestra
    Dean - Komarov's Fall
    Debussy - Khamma
    Delibes - Sylvia
    Delius - 3 Small Tone Poems
    Delius - Brigg Fair
    Delius - Florida Suite
    Delius - In a Summer Garden

    Dukas - La Peri
    Duparc - Lénore
    Dutilleux - Métaboles
    Dutilleux - Timbres, Espace, Mouvement
    Dvořák - A Hero's Song
    Dvořák - American Suite
    Dvořák - Carnival Overture

    Dvořák - Czech Suite
    Dvořák - Legends
    Dvořák - Othello
    Dvořák - Scherzo Capriccioso

    Dvořák - Seven Interludes
    Dvořák - The Golden Spinning Wheel
    Dvořák - Wood Dove
    Elgar - Cockaigne Overture (In London Town)
    Elgar - Falstaff

    Elgar - In the South (Alassio)
    Eliasson - Desert Point
    Enescu - Romanian Poem
    Feldman - Intersection I
    Feldman - Orchestra
    Feldman - Structures for Orchestra
    Fibich - At Twilight
    Finzi - Romance for String Orchestra
    Franck - Le Chasseur Maudit
    Fučík - Entrance of the Gladiators
    Gade - Echoes of Ossian
    Geminiani - Concerti Grossi (After Corelli, Op. 5)
    Gerhard - Concerto for Orchestra
    Gerhard - Epithalamion
    Gerhard - Pandora
    Gershwin - Cuban Overture
    Giazotto - Adagio in G minor
    Ginastera - Popol Vuh
    Glazunov - Chopiniana
    Glazunov - Lyric Poem
    Glazunov - Raymonda

    Glazunov - Stenka Razin
    Glière - The Red Poppy
    Glinka - Jota Aragonesa
    Glinka - Kamarinskaya
    Glinka - Summer Night in Madrid
    Glinka - Valse-Fantasie
    Goldmark - Overture: In Italien
    Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy
    Grainger - The Warriors
    Grieg - In Autumn
    Grieg - Lyric Suite
    Grieg - Symphonic Dances
    Grieg - Two Elegiac Melodies
    Grofé - Grand Canyon Suite

    Hakola - Le Nuage d'Oort
    Halffter - Mural Sonante
    Harris - Epilogue to Profiles in Courage: JFK
    Haydn - The Seven Last Words of Christ
    Hindemith - Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings
    Hindemith - Nobilissima Visione
    Hoddinott - Star Children
    Holst - A Fugal Overture
    Holst - A Somerset Rhapsody
    Holst - Egdon Heath
    Holst - Suites for Military Band

    Holst - The Perfect Fool
    Honegger - Pastorale d'Été
    d'Indy - Souvenirs
    d'Indy - Wallenstein
    Ippolitov-Ivanov - Jubilee March
    Ippolitov-Ivanov - Yar-khmel', Spring Overture
    Jolivet - Cinq Danses Rituelles
    Jolivet - La Flèche du Temps
    Kabalevsky - The Comedians
    Kallstenius - Dalarapsodi
    Karkoff - Fantasia poema
    Karlowicz - Serenade
    Khachaturian - Masquerade
    Kilar - Exodus
    Klami - Kalevala Suite
    Koch - Concerto for Small Orchestra
    Kodály - Dances of Galanta
    Kodály - Háry János

    Koechlin - Le Buisson Ardent
    Koechlin - Les Heures Persanes
    Krenek - Horizon Circled
    Kupferman - And Five Quartets
    Kupferman - Challenger
    Kupferman - Three Faces of Electra
    Kupferman - Wings of the Highest Tower
    Lachenmann - Schwankungen am Rand
    Lanner - Pesther-Walzer
    Larsson - Adagio
    Larsson - Little Serenade
    Larsson - Lyric Fantasy
    Larsson - Pastoral Suite
    Lazarof - Icarus (Concerto for Orchestra No. 2)
    Leifs - Geysir
    Leifs - Hafis
    Leifs - Hekla
    Leifs - Reminiscence Du Nord
    Ligeti - Ramifications
    Lindberg - Aura
    Lindberg - Fresco
    Lindberg - Parada
    Lindberg - Three Impressions of Travel
    Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5
    Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1
    Liszt - Orpheus
    Liszt - Tasso

    Lyadov - A Fragment from Apocalypse
    Lyadov - Kikimora
    Lyadov - The Enchanted Lake
    Maderna - Composizione No. 2
    Maderna - Improvvisazione No. 1
    Martinsson - Concerto for Orchestra
    Martinů - Double Concerto
    Martinů - Estampes
    Mathieu - Scènes de Ballet
    Mendelssohn - Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
    Mendelssohn - The Fair Melusina Overture

    Merikanto - Pan
    Messiaen - Chronochromie
    Messiaen - L'Ascension
    Mozart - Maurerische Trauermusik
    Mozart - Three German Dances
    Musgrave - Concerto for Orchestra
    Mussorgsky - St. John's Night on the Bare Mountain
    Myaskovsky - Alastor
    Nielsen - Helios Overture
    Nigg - Poème Symphonique
    Nordheim - Canzona
    Nordheim - Greening
    Nordheim - Magma
    Nordheim - Monolith
    Novák - Pan
    Nyman - MGV
    Ohana - Livre des Prodiges
    Ohana - Synaxis
    Ohana - T'Haran-Ngo
    Pablo - Danzas Secretas
    Parry - Lady Radnor's Suite
    Pärt - Silouans Song
    Penderecki - De Natura Sonoris No. 1
    Penderecki - De Natura Sonoris No. 2
    Penderecki - Fluorescences
    Penderecki - Intermezzo
    Penderecki - Polymorphia
    Perle - Transcendental Modulations
    Petrassi - Invenzione Concertata
    Piston - The Incredible Flutist
    Prodromides - Parcours
    Prokofiev - Chout
    Prokofiev - The Love for Three Oranges Suite
    Purcell - Abdelazer
    Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
    Raitio - Fantasia Poetica
    Rautavaara - Angels and Visitations
    Rautavaara - Regular Sets of Elements in a Semi-Regular Situation
    Ravel - Shéhérazade, Ouverture de Féerie
    Respighi - Roman Festivals
    Respighi - The Birds
    Respighi - Trittico Botticelliano
    Revueltas - Sensemayá

    Rodrigo - Per la Flor del Lliri Blau
    Roman - Drottningholms-Musique
    Rosenberg - Concerto for String Orchestra No. 1
    Roslavets - In the Hours of the New Moon
    Roussel - The Spider's Feast
    Sainton - The Island
    Sallinen - Shadows
    Satie - Parade
    Satie - Relâche
    Scelsi - Aion
    Scelsi - Chukrum
    Scelsi - Hurqualia
    Schmitt - Antony and Cleopatra
    Schmitt - La Tragédie de Salomé
    Schnittke - (K)ein Sommernachtstraum
    Schnittke - Pianissimo
    Schnittke - Ritual
    Schubert - Overture in C major in the Italian Style
    Schubert - Overture in D major in the Italian Style
    Schubert - Overture in E minor
    Schuller - Of Reminiscences and Reflections
    Schuman - New England Triptych
    Schuman - Night Journey
    Schumann - Die Braut von Messina
    Schumann - Hermann und Dorothea Overture
    Schumann - Julius Caesar Overture
    Schurmann - Concerto for Orchestra
    Sciarrino - Sui Poemi Concentrici
    Sessions - Concerto for Orchestra
    Sessions - Rhapsody for Orchestra
    Shchedrin - Carmen Suite
    Shostakovich - Jazz Suites
    Shostakovich - October

    Shostakovich - The Bolt
    Shostakovich - The Gadfly Suite
    Sibelius - Belshazzar's Feast
    Sibelius - King Christian II Suite
    Sibelius - Spring Song
    Sibelius - The Bard
    Skalkottas - Little Suite for Strings
    Skrowaczewski - Concerto for Orchestra
    Smetana - Hakon Jarl
    Smetana - Richard III
    Smetana - Wallenstein's Camp
    Sousa - Esprit de Corps
    Sousa - Power and Glory
    Sousa - The Stars and Stripes Forever
    Sousa - The Washington Post
    J. Strauss II - Napoleon-Marsch
    J. Strauss II - Seid Umschlungen, Millionen
    J. Strauss II - Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka
    J. Strauss II - Wein, Weib und Gesang
    J. Strauss II - Wiener Blut
    R. Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Suite
    R. Strauss - Macbeth
    R. Strauss - Symphonische Fantasie aus 'Die Frau ohne Schatten'
    Stravinsky - Feu d'Artifice
    Stravinsky - The Fairy's Kiss
    Stravinsky - Variations
    Suk - The Ripening
    Szymanowski - Harnasie
    Takemitsu - A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
    Takemitsu - The Dorian Horizon
    Takemitsu - Twill by Twilight
    Tansman - Concerto for Orchestra
    Tansman - Four Movements
    Tchaikovsky - Hamlet Overture
    Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave

    Tchaikovsky - The Tempest
    Turina - Punto de Encuentro
    Tveitt - 100 Folk-Tunes from Hardanger
    Tveitt - Nykken
    Valen - Le Cimetiere Marin
    Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
    Vaughan Williams - Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

    Vaughan Williams - Flos Campi
    Vaughan Williams - The Wasps
    Veress - Hommage à Paul Klee
    Villa-Lobos - Amazonas
    Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasilieras No. 9
    Villa-Lobos - Choros No. 6
    Villa-Lobos - Choros No. 9
    Villa-Lobos - Rudepoêma
    Wagner - American Centennial March
    Weber - Jubel Overture
    Weber - The Ruler of the Spirits Overture
    Webern - Five Orchestral Pieces
    Wolf - Italian Serenade
    Xenakis - Antikhthon
    Xenakis - Pithoprakta
    Zimmermann - Photoptosis

    All of these works received at least one nomination during the project, and the pieces in bold received votes from at least 2 different members.


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