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List: Top 10 Most Popular Pieces of Classical Music - UK Survey

Date: May 2015

Source: Classic FM radio station (based in London, UK).

Base: 64,310 votes - 46.6% Female / 49.6 Male (3.8% not given).

Notes: This is an annual vote and the Classic FM website has an impressive breakdown of all the data since 2008, including demographic voting breakdowns by age and sex and collation of most popular composers and changes in popularity over time etc. See: 2015 Facts and Statistics for their analysis of the top 300 pieces of music in 2015, for example: Mozart had the most pieces in the chart with 19.

Position

Piece of Music

Composer

1

The Lark Ascending

Ralph Vaughan Williams

2

Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor

Sergei Rachmaninov

3

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Ralph Vaughan Williams

4

Enigma Variations

Edward Elgar

5

Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat major (Emperor)

Ludwig van Beethoven

6

Miserere

Gregorio Allegri

7

Symphony No.9 in D minor Op.125 (Choral)

Ludwig van Beethoven

8

Clarinet Concerto in A major K622

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

9

Final fantasy Series

Nobuo Uematsu

10

Symphony No.6 in F major Op.68 (Pastoral)

Ludwig van Beethoven


 
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