50 Greatest Symphonies

A few years ago, the British newspaper the Guardian gave their (slightly biased, but still fun) list of the greatest symphonies of all time. How many can you guess?
https://www.theguardian.com/music/series/50-greatest-symphonies
Some of the modern composers are hard to guess (and spell) - that's part of the fun!
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Last updated: July 29, 2017
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Composer
Number
Nickname
Ludwig Van Beethoven
9
"Choral"
Antonin Dvořák
9
"From the New World"
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
6
"Pathetique"
Hector Berlioz
NA
"Symphony Fantastique
Ralph Vaughan Williams
3
"Pastoral"
Ludwig Van Beethoven
3
"Eroica"
Gustav Mahler
9
None
Ludwig Van Beethoven
6
"Pastoral"
Gustav Mahler
6
"Tragic"
Oliver Knussen
3
None
Franz Liszt
NA
"Faust"
Louise Farrenc
3
None
Franz Schubert
9
"The Great"
Witold Lutosławski
3
None
Anton Bruckner
6
None
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
41
"Jupiter"
Leoš Janáček
NA
"Sinfonietta"
Johannes Brahms
4
None
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
29
None
Cesar Franck
1
None
Aaron Copland
3
"For the Common Man"
Johann Christian Bach
6
None
Elliott Carter
NA
"Symphonia"
William Walton
1
None
Johannes Brahms
1
None
Composer
Number
Nickname
Jean Sibelius
7
None
John Adams
NA
"Harmonielehre"
Carl Nielsen
4
"The Inextinguishable"
Camille Saint-Saëns
3
"Organ"
Nikolai Myaskovsky
10
None
Ludwig Van Beethoven
8
None
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
31
"Paris"
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1
"Winter Daydreams"
Igor Stravinsky
NA
"Of Psalms"
Franz Schubert
8
"Unfinished"
Antonin Dvořák
8
None
Anton Webern
NA
Op. 21
Franz Joseph Haydn
102
"Miracle'
Anton Bruckner
8
None
Jean Sibelius
6
None
Sergei Rachmaninov
3
None
Gustav Mahler
1
"Titan"
Luciano Berio
NA
"Sinfonia"
Robert Schumann
2
None
Peter Maxwell Davies
1
None
Franz Joseph Haydn
6
"Le Matin"
Edward Elgar
2
None
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
38
"Prague"
Dmitri Shostakovich
15
None
Ludwig Van Beethoven
5
None
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2017
Nice quiz. Spelling: Vaughan Williams
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Level 64
Jul 29, 2017
Thanks! Fixed now. Can;t believe I misspelled that and not any of the Russians.
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Level 92
Jul 29, 2017
Excellent quiz, with some nice surprises!
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2017
Really surprised not to see Mendelssohn on the list.
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Level 64
Jul 29, 2017
Me too! His third would definitely be on my list.
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Level 54
Sep 13, 2018
I was shocked to not see Mendelssohn or Prokofiev at all here. Shouldn't Mendelssohn Italian, Prokofiev Classical, and Prokofiev 5 be on here? On the other hand, I am not at all familiar with any Walton Symphonies, or Elgar (besides his Enigma Variations, which is not a symphony).
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2022
Also here to vote for Prokofiev
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
Though initially I was mad I realized it's your favorites :) Some really interesting ones I've never heard of! Thanks for making and sharing!
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Level 64
Jul 12, 2020
It's not my favorites, its from the British newspaper the Guardian (as an American myself, I see a bit of bias towards English composers in this list) - check the description.