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World's Best Symphony Orchestras

By February 5, 2012

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Four years ago, the classical music publishing giant, Gramophone, created a list ranking twenty of the world's best orchestras.  That list has garnered many reactions, both positive and negative, from classical music fans from around the world.  Many orchestras were missing from the list, while others were ranked incorrectly - or at least that's how many people felt.  I'm curious to know what you think.  After you read the list of the world's best symphony orchestras, share your opinions or your ideal rankings.


February 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm
(1) Abby CHAMBER PLAYERS (ACT) says:


The NY Philharmonic in my opinion is among the VERY BEST, especially; even better now with recently new appointed Conductor:Alan Gilbert!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you….and I extend every best wish for good luck and good health.


May 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm
(2) cameron lewis says:

Very subjective question, I would generally agree with the rankings although I’m surprised there are no French orchestras, surely the Orchestre de Paris is the equal to many in the list and where is the legendary Czech Philharmonic?

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