ABC Classic asks listeners to choose the music they can’t live without for Classic 100 Countdown
ABC Classic will mark the 20th anniversary of its Classic 100 Countdown by posing listeners with the ultimate question and asking them to select the music they can’t live without.
Over the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June, the station will broadcast the most voted-for compositions as selected by listeners, harking back to the inaugural theme of ABC Classic’s 2001 Classic 100 Countdown.
Listeners will join Russell Torrance, Ed Ayres, Greta Bradman, Alice Keath, Joel Carnegie, Mairi Nicolson, Vanessa Hughes, Martin Buzacott and Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe as they play an assortment of audience-approved works over the weekend, ranging from classic chamber compositions and symphonies, through to solo works, opera and music for screen.
ABC Classic & Jazz acting content manager Joe Gelonesi said that the ABC Classic audience had selected a “sensational weekend of music” in the lead-up to the Countdown this Saturday.
“They’ve inspired us with a rousing final list of the 100 classical works that Australia can’t live without, and we can’t wait to find out their top choice this Sunday.”
ABC Classic’s Classic 100 Countdown: Music You Can’t Live Without kicks off at 9am AEST on Saturday June 12, with the number one being revealed on the airwaves at 4pm AEST Sunday June 13.