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Top 50 20th Century Immortal Classical music

01 Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande

Abbado / Weiner Philharmoniker

02 Ravel: String Quartet, F major

Juiliard String Quartet

03 Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Maazel / The Philharmonia Orchestra

04 Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

Sinopoli / Staatskapelle Dresden 

05 Mahler: Symphony no.9

Rattle / Berliner Philharmoniker

06 Strauss, Richard: Der Rosenkavalier

Bernstein / Weiner Philharmoniker

07 Debussy: Preludes

Zimerman

08 Sibelius: Symphony no.4, a minor, op.63 

Ashkenazy / Philharmonic Orchestra 

09 Stravinsky: Petrouchka

Mehta / New York Philharmonic

10 Schoenberg:  Pierrot lunaire, op.21

Schäfer / Pittman-Jennings / Boulez / Ensemble InterContemporain

11 Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Valery Gergiev / Kirov Orchestra

12 Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp

Ellis / The Melos Ensemble 

13 Sibelius: Symphony no.5, E flat major, op.82

Osmo Vanska / Lahti Symphony Orchestra

14 Falla : Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain)

Larrocha / Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos / London Philharmonic Orchestra

15 Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no.1, D major

Cho-Liang Lin / Esa-Pekka Salonen / Los Angeles Philharmonic

16 Elgar: Cello Concerto, e minor, op.85

Du Pre / Barenboim / Philadelphia Orchestra

17 Berg: Wozzeck

Boulez / Orchestre & Choeur de L'opera de Paris

18 Janacek: Vec Makropulos (The Makropulos Case)

Mackerras / Wiener Philharmoniker

19 Janacek: Glagolitic Mass

Shaw / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

20 Stravinsky: Apollon Musagète (Apollo)

Rattle / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

21 Stravinsky: Symphonie de Psaumes

Barenboim / Choeurs de L'Orchestre de Paris / Orchestre de Paris

22 Ravel: Piano Concerto, G major

Michelangeli / Gracis / Philharmonia Orchestra

23 Weill, Kurt: Die Sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins) 

Lotte Lenya / Bruckner-Ruggeberg

24 Bartok: String Quartet no.5 

New Budapest Quartet

25 Hindemith: Symphony "Mathis Der Maler" 

Blomstedt / San Francisco Symphony

26 Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Rubinstein / Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

27 Berg: Violin Concerto 

Szeryng / Kubelik / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

28 Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Rattle / London Philharmonic Orchestra

29 Walton: Symphony no.1, b flat minor  

Slatkin / London Philharmonic Orchestra

30 Bartok: Music for String, Percussion and Celesta

Seiji Ozawa / Saito Kinen Orchestra

31 Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet 

Valery Gergiev / Kirov Orchestra

32 Poulenc: Tel jour, telle nuit  

Pierre Bernac / Poulenc

33 Shostakovich: Symphony no.5, d minor, op.47

Haitink / Concertgebouw Orchestra

34 Bartok: Violin Concerto no.2

Arabella Steinbacher / Janowski / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

35 Hindemith: The Four Temperaments

Carol Rosenberger / James De Preist / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

36 Copland: Piano Sonata 

Peter Lawson

37 Prokofiev: Piano Sonata no.7, B flat major

Pollini

38 Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings 

Ian Bostridge / Baborak / Rattle / Berliner Philharmoniker

39 Vaughan Williams: Symphony no.5, D major 

Boult / London Philharmonic Orchestra

40 Copland: Appalachian Spring

Louis Lane / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

41 Durufle: Requiem

Persson / Ernman / Wager / Malmberg / Swedish Radio Choir

42 Strauss, Richard: Four Last Song

Kiri Te Kanawa / Andrew Davis / London Symphony Orchestra

43 Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie

Garrick Ohlsson / Hans Vonk / Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

44 Korngold: Symphony, F sharp major, op.40 

Previn / London Symphony Orchestra

45 Barber: Hermit Songs

Leontyne Price / Barber

46 Britten: The Turn of the Screw

Colin Davis / members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 

47 Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmelites

Pierre Dervaux / Paris National Opera Theater Orchestra

48 Rózsa, Miklos: Violin Concerto

Heifetz / Hendl / Dallas Symphony Orchestra

49 Shostakovich: String Quartet no.8, c minor, op.110

Borodin String Quartet

50 Shostakovich: Symphony no.14, op.135 

Varady / Fischer-Dieskau / Haitink / Concertgebouw Orchestra

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