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What is the greatest symphony of all time?
Published: August 4, 2016 at 10:15 am

In our September issue - out now - we reveal the 20 Greatest Symphonies of all time, as voted for by 151 of the world's leading conductors. Sir Simon Rattle, Marin Alsop and Donald Runnicles (who also conducts on our September cover CD) were just some of the international maestros who voted in our symphony survey: find out how each of them voted in the magazine.


But what do you think is the Greatest Symphony ever written? Over the next two weeks, we will be asking you to champion your choice as it goes head to head with other masterpieces in our #SymphonyWorldCup!

Over the last two weeks, we've asked readers to nominate their choice. Now 32 of the nominated symphonies will face off in heats, to be named Twitter's Greatest Symphony.

The Pools

The symphonies were split into eight pools which went to a vote every day between the 4-8 August. The top two go through to the next round!

The Playoffs

The top two from each pool go through to the playoff round. The pools were drawn at random from a hat to form our playoff groups.

The Quarter-Finals

The Semi-Finals

Third-place playoff

The Final

Thanks to all who voted and debated throughout the #SymphonyWorldCup. Keep in touch on Twitter @MusicMagazine!

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• The 10 greatest symphonies of all time...according to Twitter

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