Voting has opened in the Classic 100. This year ABC Classic is asking the public to vote for the music they love, which is made especially for film, TV and video games.
You can vote until Monday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.
Australia’s largest classical music event, the Classic 100, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021. Each year, music lovers nominate their favorite pieces according to that year’s theme. The top 100 works are then counted down live on ABC Classic and ABC listens. This year the countdown will take place on June 11-12.
The pandemic caused billions of people around the world to turn to film, TV and video games for entertainment, comfort, solace and connection. This year’s Classic 100 is a tribute to the power of screen music to deepen and enrich our entertainment. Soundtracks from different genres are on the voting list, but voters can also add other screen music to their lists if they wish, and can vote for up to 10 works each.
By Game of Thrones until The crown† Mario Bros. until Final Fantasy† Doctor Zhivago until Poldark or jaws until Star Wars, audiences can join ABC Classic for a journey into the magical sounds of composers such as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Joe Hisaishi, Rachel Portman and Yann Tiersen. During the voting period, ABC Classic will explore some of the most beautiful music for the screen, spanning genres such as costume and historical drama, animation, fantasy, sci-fi and more.
When it celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Classic 100 last year, ABC Classic opened the vote to record every piece of classical music ever written, with the theme: The Music You Can’t Live Without. Several soundtracks made the top 100, featuring the much-loved music of Ennio Morricone The mission comes in 12th place, next to John Williams Star Wars (37) and Schindler’s List (86), Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings (71), Antarctica by Australian Nigel Westlake (90), and John Barry’s score for From Africa (97).
Vote for your favorite soundtracks in the Classic 100: Music for the screen. You can vote until Monday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. Tune in for the June 11-12 countdown on ABC Classic and ABC Lists.