Settling the Score

1 January 2015

We invited you to vote for your current favourite works and the result is our annual listeners’ poll, a whole day of music presented as a countdown to the most popular work.

In the British version of Settling the Score, The Hall of Fame, run by Classic FM, only four works have ever held the Number One position. Can the same be said of New Zealand voting patterns? Find out during the day how often works have appeared, and at what previous positions.

The countdown began at 8am, New Year's Day.

6pm – 8pm

1: SCHUMANN: Konzertstuck, mvt 1
Nicola Baker, Emma Richards, Carl Wells, Simon Williams (horns), APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

2: WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde, Prelude
APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

3: STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite, Finale
APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

4: ELGAR: Enigma Variations, Nimrod
Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck (cello), APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

5: HOLST: The Planets, Mars
APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

6: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending
Andrew Beer (vln), APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

7: ELGAR: Cello Concerto, mvt 1
APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

8: TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Waltz
APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

9: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 7, Allegretto
APO/Tecwyn Evans
(RNZ)

10: STOCKHAUSEN: Stop

11: BERIO: Eindrücke

12: MOZART: Piano Concerto No 21, mvt 2
Mitsuko Uchida (pno), The Cleveland Orch
Decca 478 3539

13: SAINT-SAENS: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Sergei Nakariakov (tpt), Philharmonia / Vladimir Ashkenazy
Teldec 8573 80651

14: DVORAK: Symphony No 9, movt 2 – Largo
NZSO / James Sedares
(RNZ)

3pm – 6pm

15: MOZART: Clarinet Concerto, mvt 2
Michael Collins (cl), Swedish CO
Chandos CHAN 10756

16: DITTERSDORF: Double Bass Concerto, mvt 3
Chi-Chi Nwanoku (db), Swedish CO / Paul Goodwin
Hyperion CDA 67179

17: STRAUSS: Four Last Songs, Im Abendrot
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop), Berlin Radio SO / George Szell
EMI CDC  7 47276

18: BOULEZ: Rituel, excerpt
Schoenberg Ens / ASKO Ens
Etcetera KTC 9000

19: BRUCH: Violin Concerto, mvt 2
Janine Janson (vln), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch / Riccardo Chailly
Decca 475 8328

20: DEBUSSY: Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune
French National Orch / Daniele Gatti
Sony 88697 97400

21: BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy, Finale
James Ehnes (vln), Montreal SO / Mario Bernardi
CBC SMCD 5222

22: BARBER: Adagio for Strings
New Zealand SO / James Sedares
Universal 399 8782

23: BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No 5 in Eb, Emperor, mvt 2
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (pno), CO of Europe / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Teldec 0927 47334

24: RODRIGO: Concierto d’Aranjuez, mvt 2
Kaori Muraji (gtr), Galicia SO / Victor Pablo Perez
Decca 478 0076

25: SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 10, mvt 2
Mariinsky Orch / Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky MAR 0511

26: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
New Zealand SO / James Judd
Naxos 8.555867

27: TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No 6, mvt 4
Bavarian Radio SO / Mariss Jansons
BR Media 900 123

28: SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto, mvt 1
Ilya Gringolts (vln), Goteborgs SO / Neeme Järvi
DG 474 814

29: DVORAK: Cello Concerto, mvt 1
Steven Isserlis (cello), Mahler CO / Daniel Harding
Hyperion CDA 67917

30: STRAUSS: Don Juan
Pittsburgh SO / Manfred Honeck
Reference FR 707-SACD

31: TCHAIKOVSKY: Arabian Dance, from Nutcracker
Berlin Phil / Herbert von Karajan
DG 410 873

12 noon – 3pm

32: GORECKI: Symphony No 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
Dawn Upshaw (sop), London Sinfonietta / David Zinman
Nonesuch 7559 79282

33: TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto, mvt 3
Hilary Hahn (vln), Royal Liverpool Phil / Vasily Petrenko
DG 477 8777

34: TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No 1
Peter Donohoe (pno), New Zealand SO / Alexander Lazarev
Private – NZSO 20038

35: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, The Sea & Sinbad’s Ship
Tatiana Porshneva (vln), Russian National Orch / Carlo Ponti
PentaTone PTC 5186 378

36: MOZART: Horn Concerto No 4
Claire Briggs (horn), Royal Liverpool Phil / Steven Kovacevich
EMI 3 82227

37: JANACEK: Sinfonietta, mvt 1
Prague Radio SO / Tomas Netopil
Supraphon SU 4131

38: BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique, A ball & March to the Scaffold
National Orch of Lyon / Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8.572886

39: BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No 3
North German Radio SO / Günther Wand
RCA RD 60755

40: BARTOK: Viola Concerto, mvts 2-3
Kim Kashkashian (vla), Netherland Raido CO / Peter Eötvös
ECM 1711 (289 465 4201)

41: BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini
Naïve OP 30412

42: MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade to The Great Gate of Kiev
Stephen De Pledge (pno)
Champs Hill Records CHRCD 030

43: PART: Spiegel im Spiegel
Kuniko Kato (marimba / bells)
Linn CKD 432

44: MOZART: Requiem, Rex tremendae to Lacrimosa
Sara Macliver (sop), Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo), Paul McMahon (ten), Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bbar), Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes / Antony Walker
ABC Classics 476 4064

45: WAGNER: Meistersinger, Overture
Berlin Radio SO / Mark Janowski
Pentatone PTC 5186 402

9am – 12 noon

46: PSATHAS: View from Olympus, The Furies; To Yelasto Paidi
Pedro Carneiro (perc), Michael Houstoun (pno), New Zealand SO / Marc Taddei
RATTLE RAT-DV 015

47: BRAHMS: Symphony No 1, mvt 3
DG 427 253

48: BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 9, mvt 4
West-Eatern Divan Orch / Daniel Barenboim
Warner 2564 64927

49: ELGAR: Symphony No 2, mvt 3
LPO / Daniel Barenboim
SONY SMK 46682

50: NIELSEN: Symphony No 4, mvt 4
Royal Stockholm PO / Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Chandos CHAN 7094

51: MAHLER: Symphony No 2, mvt 4
Helen Watts (contralto), LSO / Georg Solti
Decca 475 8501 

52: BOWATER: River of Ocean
BBC Scottish SO / Kenneth Young
SOUNZ Vol 5

53: WAGNER: Flying Dutchman, Overture
Berlin PO / Claudio Abbado
DG 471 348

54: RACHMANINOV: Symphony No 2, mvt 3
Concertgebouw Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy
Decca 421 065

55: MAHLER: Totenfeier
Chicago SO / Pierre Boulez
DG 457 649

56: RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No 2, mvt 2
Simon Trpčeski (pno), Royal Liverpool SO / Vasily Petrenko
AVIE AV 2192

57: PROKOFIEV: Romeo & Juliet, Montagues and Capulets
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Telarc CD 80597

58: LILBURN: Overture Aotearoa
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / John Hopkins
KIWI CD SLD 99

8am – 9am

59. BRAHMS: Symphony No 4, mvt 2
Chicago SO / Georg Solti
Decca 421 074

60: MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante, mvt 3
Renaud Capuçon (vln), Antoine Tamestit (vla, Scottish CO / Louis Langrée
Virgin 5 02112

61: RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances, mvt 2
Moscow Philharmonic SO / Kirill Kondrashin
Melodiya MEL CD 10 00840

62: HANDEL: Messiah, Then shall be brought to pass; O death , where is thy sting?; But thanks be to God; If God is with us; Worthy is the Lamb . . .Amen
Margaret Marshall (sop), Catherine Robbin (mezzo), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (ten), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner
Philips 411 041