BBC Radio 4’s Saddest Classical Works [2004]

Entertainment: Music Genre

Competition held by BBC Radio 4’s Today program to find ‘the saddest music in the world’ ##1 Barber's Adagio for Strings performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andre Previn ##2 Dido's Lament (When I am laid in earth) from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, sung by Josephine Veasey and performed by the John Alldis Choir ##3 Mahler's Symphony No. 5, 4th movement (Adagietto) performed by the Danish National Radio Orchestra, conducted by Leif Segerstam ##4 Gloomy Sunday, sung by Billie Holiday, the original version written by Rezso Seress ##5 Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi ## Missing: Josephine Veasey (2) * Leif Segerstam (3) * Christoph von Dohnanyi (5)

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BBC

TV Network

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

5

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Samuel Barber

Composer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

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Andre Previn

Conductor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

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Henry Purcell

Composer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

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Gustav Mahler

Composer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

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Rezso Seress

Songwriter

59.72% (43 of 72 votes)

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Billie Holiday

Vocalist

30.0% (6 of 20 votes)

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Richard Strauss

Composer

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)