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Which’s the top chamber work? here the result of BBC Music Magazine readers’ top 50 chamber works

Last May the BBC Music Magazine launched an online vote to find the Top 50 most loved pieces of chamber music in the repertoire,  now the result, revealed as voted for, the top chamber work is Schubert’s String Quintet.

Schubert: String Quintet in C, d. 956

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And the unwrapped top 50 is list below:

BBC Music Magazine readers’ top 50 chamber works

1. Schubert String Quintet
2. Mendelssohn String Octet
3. Schubert Piano Quintet in A major (‘Trout Quintet’)
4. Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581
5. Beethoven String Quartet op. 130 (including the Grosse Fugue)
6. Schubert String Quartet No. 13 (‘Death and the Maiden’)
7. Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor
8. Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8
9. Dvořák String Quartet No. 12 (‘American’)
10. Beethoven String Quartet Op. 131
11. Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time
12. Beethoven String Quartet Op. 132
13. Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44
14.Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 (‘Kreutzer’)
15. Beethoven Piano Trio, Op. 97 (‘Archduke’)
16. Bach, JS The Art of Fugue (for string quartet)
17. Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor
18. Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht (for string sextet)
19. Ravel String Quartet
20. Bach, JS Violin Sonata No. 2
21. Borodin String Quartet No. 2
22. Bach, JS A Musical Offering
23. Mozart Serenade No. 10 (‘Gran Partita’)
24. Janáček String Quartet No. 2 (‘Intimate Letters’)
25. Franck Violin Sonatas
26. Beethoven String Quartet Op. 135
27. Bartók String Quartet No 4
28. Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2
29. Ravel Introduction and Allegro
30. Debussy String Quartet No. 1
31. Shostakovich Piano Quintet
32. Rachmaninov Cello Sonata
33. Ravel Piano Trio
34. Schubert Octet
35. Bartók String Quartet No. 5
36. Tchaikovsky String Sextet, Op. 70 (‘Souvenir de Florence’)
37. Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 (‘Spring’)
38. Elgar Piano Quintet
39. Janáček String Quartet No. 1 (‘Kreutzer Sonata’)
40. Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
41. Schubert Piano Trio No. 2
42. Bach, JS Flute Sonata BWV1030
43. Brahms Horn Trio
44. Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
45. Mozart Divertimento in E flat K563
46. Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2
47. Sibelius String Quartet, Op. 56 (‘Voces Intimae’)
48. Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 1 (‘Ghost’)
49. Brahms String Sextet No. 1
50. Nielsen Wind Quintet Op. 43