Australia has voted with its ears!

Australia has voted with its ears!
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From Beethoven to Bluey, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Classic FM Radio listeners have voted for their top 100 ‘Feel Good Classic’ works. This is the latest list in a poll that has taken place every year for over two decades.  

Works represented by Wise Music Group account for 36 percent of the ‘Feel Good Classic’ selection in a list spanning centuries of Classical music hits!

The list contains perennial orchestral and operatic favourites along with a mixture of soundtracks, orchestral and chamber works. Works by Australian composers Ross Edwards and William Barton were included, and works by Graeme Koehne (Forty Reasons to be Cheerful) and Stuart Greenbaum (The Rotation of the Earth) were nominated.

A selection of the successful ‘Feel Good Classic’ works represented by Wise Music Group:

Gustav Holst The Planets: Suite for Large Orchestra

Georges Bizet Les Pêcheurs de perles

Edward Elgar Enigma Variations

Leo Delibes Lakmè

John Barry Out of Africa & Dances with Wolves

Max Richter The Four Seasons Recomposed

Ross Edwards Dawn Mantras

Henry Mancini Breakfast at Tiffany’s

William Barton River (comprising of Spirit Voice of the Enchanted Waters, Wildness, Ritual, & How We Feel)

John Powell How to Train your Dragon

Elmer Bernstein The Magnificent Seven

Simon Jeffes Music for a Found Harmonium

John Williams Jurassic Park

Ludovico Einaudi I Giorni

Vangelis Chariots of Fire

Ennio Morricone Cinema Paradiso

Other composers represented by Wise Music Group featuring in the Top 100 include Antonin Dvorak, Camille Saint-Säens, Edvard Grieg, Erik Satie, Johann Strauss II, Jean Sibelius,  Nicolai Rimky-Korsakov,  Sergei Rachmaninoff, Aram Khachaturian, Max Bruch, and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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