In the wake of the publicity surrounding our annual statistics round-up, we've been inundated with requests for more information here at Bachtrack Headquarters! So who was the busiest violinist? The most active opera chorus? The top flugelhorn player? (Okay, we're making the last request up... but we can tell you it was Sergei Nakariakov.) So here –1 without detailed stats – are a number of other 'top tens' we've extracted from the data. Enjoy. 

 

Top 10 Contemporary Composers:

  1. Arvo Pärt © Heiti Kruusmaa | Arvo Pärt Centre
    Arvo Pärt
    © Heiti Kruusmaa | Arvo Pärt Centre
    Arvo Pärt
  2. John Adams
  3. Philip Glass
  4. John Williams
  5. James MacMillan
  6. Luca Luciano
  7. Jörg Widmann
  8. John Rutter
  9. Steve Reich
  10. Harrison Birtwistle

 

On hearing the news that he is once again the most-performed contemporary composer, Arvo Pärt commented: "I am pleasantly surprised and grateful to all the performers who play my music, and even more grateful to the loyal listeners." Pärt appeared at no. 37 in the overall composer rankings, his highest ever position.  

Top J.S. Bach:

  1. Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major BWV1048
  2. St John Passion BWV245
  3. Double Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor BWV1043
  4. Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041
  5. Violin Concerto in E major BWV1042
  6. Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major BWV1068
  7. Christmas Oratorio BWV248
  8. St Matthew Passion BWV244
  9. Mass in B minor BWV232
  10. Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major BWV1050

 

Violinists

  1. Kristóf Baráti © Artist Amati
    Kristóf Baráti
    © Artist Amati
    Kristóf Baráti
  2. Joshua Bell
  3. James Ehnes
  4. Leonidas Kavakos
  5. Janine Jansen
  6. Hilary Hahn
  7. Gil Shaham
  8. Christian Tetzlaff
  9. Frank Peter Zimmermann
  10. Renaud Capuçon

 

Pianists:

  1. Yefim Bronfman
  2. Yuja Wang
  3. Emanuel Ax
  4. Nobuyuki Tsujii
  5. Dénes Várjon
  6. Rudolf Buchbinder
  7. Daniil Trifonov
  8. Paul Lewis
  9. Stephen Hough
  10. Jean-Yves Thibaudet

 

Viola players:

  1. Vincent Lionti
  2. Cynthia Phelps
  3. Antoine Tamestit
  4. Maxim Rysanov
  5. Lawrence Power
  6. Tabea Zimmermann
  7. James Boyd
  8. Barbora Hilpo
  9. Vladimir Mendelssohn
  10. Richard O’Neill

 

Cellists:

  1. Alisa Weilerstein © Jamie Jung
    Alisa Weilerstein
    © Jamie Jung
    Alisa Weilerstein
  2. István Várdai
  3. Gautier Capuçon
  4. Julian Lloyd Webber
  5. Jiaxin Lloyd Webber
  6. Steven Isserlis
  7. Truls Mørk
  8. Jean-Guihen Queyras
  9. David Requiro
  10. Sol Gabetta

 

Harpsichordists:

  1. Kah-Ming Ng
  2. Mahan Esfahani
  3. Eva-Maria Pollerus
  4. Tom Foster
  5. Katie de la Matter
  6. Laurence Cummings
  7. Naoki Kitaya
  8. Julian Perkins
  9. Richard Egarr
  10. Aapo Häkkinen

 

String Quartets:

  1. Heath Quartet © Sussie Ahlberg
    Heath Quartet
    © Sussie Ahlberg
    Heath Quartet
  2. Sacconi Quartet
  3. Edinburgh Quartet
  4. Jerusalem Quartet
  5. Pavel Haas Quartet
  6. Modigliani Quartet
  7. Takács Quartet
  8. Elias String Quartet
  9. Quatuor Danel
  10. Quatuor Ébène

 

Conductors – all events (concerts, opera, dance): 

  1. Jonathan McPhee
  2. Andris Nelsons
  3. Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  4. Sir Simon Rattle
  5. Franz Welser-Möst
  6. Jaap van Zweden
  7. Simon Hewett
  8. Michael Tilson-Thomas
  9. Marco Armiliato
  10. Fabio Luisi

 

Sopranos:

  1. Yuko Kakuta
  2. Lisa McCune
  3. Ana Durlovski
  4. Ailyn Pérez
  5. Martina Serafin
  6. Kristīne Opolais
  7. Diana Damrau
  8. Mirella Bunoaica
  9. Susanna Phillips
  10. Patricia Racette

 

Mezzo-sopranos:

  1. Helene Schneiderman
  2. Okka von der Damerau
  3. Cornelia Oncioiu
  4. Sian Pendry
  5. Elizabeth DeShong
  6. Karine Deshayes
  7. Katarina Karnéus
  8. Serena Malfi
  9. Béatrice Uria-Monzon
  10. Tara Erraught

 

Iestyn Davies © Marco Borggreve
Iestyn Davies
© Marco Borggreve
Countertenors:

  1. Iestyn Davies
  2. James Laing
  3. Anthony Roth Costanzo
  4. Christopher Ainslie
  5. Bejun Mehta
  6. Maarten Engeltjes
  7. David Daniels
  8. Tim Mead
  9. Valer Barna-Sabadus
  10. Franco Fagioli

 

Tenors:

  1. Daniel Kluge
  2. Marco Berti
  3. Atalla Ayan
  4. Saimir Pirgu
  5. Vittorio Grigolo
  6. Piotr Beczała
  7. Stephen Costello
  8. Torsten Hofmann
  9. Arnold Rutkowski
  10. Jonas Kaufmann

 

Teddy Tahu Rhodes © Cal Crary
Teddy Tahu Rhodes
© Cal Crary
Baritones:

  1. Teddy Tahu Rhodes
  2. Ludovic Tézier
  3. Massimo Cavalletti
  4. Thomas Oliemans
  5. Mariusz Kwiecień
  6. Ambrogio Maestri
  7. Ashley David Prewett
  8. Quinn Kelsey
  9. Scott Hendricks
  10. Ronan Collett

 

Bass-baritones:

  1. Joshua Bloom
  2. Seth Carico
  3. Kostas Smoriginas
  4. Samuel Youn
  5. Bryn Terfel
  6. John Relyea
  7. Christian Van Horn
  8. Adam Plachetka
  9. Philippe Sly
  10. Antoine Salmon

 

Basses:

  1. Mark Munkittrick
  2. Henry Waddington
  3. Adam Palka
  4. Tobias Kehrer
  5. Peter Rose
  6. David Soar
  7. Liang Li
  8. Christian Rieger
  9. Matthew Rose
  10. Ante Jerkunica

 

Choruses:

  1. Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris © Christian Leiber | Opéra national de Paris
    Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
    © Christian Leiber | Opéra national de Paris
    Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
  2. Coro Intermezzo
  3. Chorus of Dutch National Opera
  4. Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  5. Bavarian State Opera Chorus
  6. Staatsopernchor Berlin
  7. Arnold Schoenberg Choir
  8. Chorus of English National Opera
  9. Opera Australia Chorus
  10. Vlaams Radio Koor

 

Opera directors (although some of these performances will be revivals)

  1. Robert Carsen
  2. David McVicar
  3. Laurent Pelly
  4. Andrea Moses
  5. Francesca Zambello
  6. Jonathan Miller
  7. Otto Schenk
  8. Jossi Wieler/ Sergio Morabito
  9. Christof Loy
  10. Sven-Eric Bechtolf

 

Top 10 Liszt works:

  1. Franz Liszt © Al Bertrand (1945)
    Franz Liszt
    © Al Bertrand (1945)
    Mephisto Waltz no.1
  2. Piano Concerto no.1
  3. Piano Concerto no.2
  4. Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
  5. Années de Pèlerinage: Les jeux d’eaux à la villa d’Este
  6. Liebestraum no.3
  7. Paraphrase on a Waltz from Gounod’s Faust
  8. Années de Pèlerinage: Sonetto del Petrarca
  9. La campanella
  10. Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 in C sharp minor

 

And just for fun... (because we can)

Top 10 works in B minor:

  1. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 “Pathétique”
  2. Schubert: Symphony no. 8 in B minor D759 “Unfinished”
  3. Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor Op.104
  4. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV232
  5. Chopin: Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor
  6. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115
  7. Bach: Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor BWV1067
  8. Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no. 3 in B minor Op.61
  9. Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor Op.61
  10. Tchaikovsky: “Manfred” Symphony in B minor Op.58