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Dvorak Symphony No. 9
'New World
Autograph score
Schubert
Symphony No. 9
'The Great'
Ray Chen
Tchakovsky & Dvorak
Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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White Hat's

Top 100 Symphonies

Top 100 Symphonies

Top 100 Symphonies

White Hat's

Top 100 Symphonies


Here is our incomplete list (in no particular order as yet)

  1. Elgar Symphony No.1 in A flat major op.55

  2. Beethoven Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92

  3. Beethoven Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125, Choral

  4. Beethoven Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68, Pastoral

  5. Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E - The core of this gigantic symphony is the first movement, but the single cymbal stroke in the second movement (if you are listening to the version that contains it) always makes the hair on the back of our neck stand up.

  6. Haydn Symphony No 31 "Horn Signal"

  7. Bloch Israel Symphony

  8. Sibelius Symphony No 7 in C, Op 105

  9. Martinů Symphony No 4 - possibly the most joyous of Martinů's symphonies. The slow movement is one of White Hat's favourites

  10. Mahler Symphony No.3

Some forthcoming performances featuring symphonies from our Top 100:

Ray Chen performs Tchaikovsky

Ray Chen - violin

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young with Ray Chen (violin).

It’s only fitting that Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is performed by Australian violinist Ray Chen who rose to international fame performing this piece in the Queen Elisabeth Competition just over 10 years ago.

Inspiring just as much passion is Dvořák’s New World Symphony. A striking blend of his typical Bohemian style and African American influences, Dvořák’s symphony remains a universal favourite - even taken along with Neil Armstrong on his journey to the moon.



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