The definitive countdown of Britain’s favourite classical music!

You love them, so we play them! The Classic FM Hall of Fame is the definitive countdown of Britain’s favourite classical music. Finlandia, Nimrod, The Lark Ascending… admit it, you’re humming them already! Classic FM’s John Suchet hosts, as conductor Michael Seal and the full CBSO present a whole evening of great melodies.

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Where Have I Heard it Before?

The Lark Ascending and its stratospheric sounds were prominently featured in Man on Wire. You'll also have heard it on Classic FM, where it's been voted the nation's favourite piece of classical music 12 times.

The Lark Ascending Vaughan Williams

Full programme

  • Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Overture 
  • Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Finale 
  • Tchaikovsky, Waltz of the Flowers, from "The Nutcracker" 
  • Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending 
  • John Williams, Jurassic Park 
  • Debussy, Claude (arr. A Luck), Clair de lune 
  • Grieg, Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King 
  • Debbie Wiseman, Kings and Queens – Elizabeth II 
  • Elgar, Enigma Variations: Nimrod 
  • Vivaldi, Spring from The Four Seasons 
  • John Williams, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: I. Hedwig's Theme 
  • Sibelius, Finlandia 
  • Morricone, The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe 
  • Holst, The Planets: Jupiter