Apr 04, 2018
By Andy Johnson
The composer famously said it was “very loud and noisy and completely without artistic merit, obviously written without warmth or love”. But listeners to “Classic FM” in Great Britain have overruled him, putting it at the top of the station’s Hall of Fame.
Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 remained in second place.
Last year’s winner, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending” fell to third place.
This year’s survey attracted 120,000 audience votes.