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:
Tchaikovsky — Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme
Rachmaninoff — Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: 18th Variation
Leo Delibes — Lakme: Flower Duet
Leonard Bernstein — West Side Story: Somewhere
Jules Massenet — Thais: Méditation
Giacomo Puccini — La Bohème: O soave fanciulla
Giacomo Puccini — Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Camille Saint-Saëns — Samson and Delilah: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix (My heart at thy sweet voice)
George Gershwin — Love Is Here to Stay
Aram Khachaturian —Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia