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Suite for Your Sweetheart Top 10: music that says 'love'

In the run-up to Valentine's Day, we asked you what musical selections articulate feelings of love. Lyrical melodies, operatic voices soaring aloft, heartfelt words set to memorable music — for many a listener, these are the sounds of romance.

We've tallied your votes, and here are the results:

Here is the list of your top 10 "romance" pieces — as voted by you:

  1. Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme

  1. Rachmaninoff — Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: 18th Variation

  1. Leo Delibes — Lakme: Flower Duet

  1. Leonard Bernstein — West Side Story: Somewhere

  1. Jules Massenet — Thais: Méditation

  1. Giacomo Puccini — La Bohème: O soave fanciulla

  1. Giacomo Puccini — Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro

  1. Camille Saint-Saëns — Samson and Delilah: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix (My heart at thy sweet voice)

  1. George Gershwin — Love Is Here to Stay

  1. Aram Khachaturian —Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia


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