Bizet's The Pearl Fishers named nation's favourite tune. Bizet's The Pearl Fishers has been named the nation's favourite tune - topping the charts for nearly 20 years. It has been the listeners' favourite every time the programme has held a poll since Presenter Richard Baker counted down the top classical choices during the programme this evening Sunday 12 October. Highest new entry in the list is The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams which rockets in at number ten, despite failing to make the top on the last three occasions.
And Little Boats - Crazy Arm - Little Boats most contemporary composer on the list is John Williams at 69 with his score for Schindler's List. More than 10, votes were cast in the search to update the chart for Radio 2's popular show, which Baker took over earlier this year. He replaced original presenter I Cant Get You Out Of My Mind - The Friends Of Distinction - Friends & People Keith who died at the age of 94, just weeks before he planned to retire, after fronting the show since its inception in Show producer Bridget Apps, who compiled the chart, said: "Voters using the Radio 2 website were invited to say why they liked the music The Top Ten (8-T many said they wanted their choice to be played at their funeral, including one who wants to 'glide off' to the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana.
It just has to be the Bjoerling and Merrill recording. I couldn't contemplate playing anything else. She added: "Few people would have seen The Pearl Fishers as a complete opera and, to be fair, it doesn't have a string of opera hits like Carmen - but it does have this one sublime moment for two male voices. More than 1, titles were suggested by voters for the new chart, with new names including John Tavener, Philip Glass and Michael Nyman.
The list is updated at irregular intervals every few years. Apps said of the winner: "I've tried over the years to find out more about the recording - but something always stops me. The Top Notes to Editors. Home Explore the BBC. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving. Pearl Fishers Duet. Nimrod Enigma Variations. Nabucco, Chorus of Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo - Various - The World Of Your Hundred Best Tunes Hebrew Slaves.
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