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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #280 on: August 30, 2017, 05:57:46 AM »
Something like this.

1.   Albeniz – Iberia
2.   Bach – Die Kunst der Fuge
3.   Bartók - String Quartet No. 4
4.   Beethoven – String Quartet No. 14 in c# minor, Op. 131
5.   Berg – Violin Concerto
6.   Biber – Mystery Sonatas
7.   Chopin – Ballade No. 4
8.   Debussy – Preludes, Book I
9.   Enescu – Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor 'dans le caractère populaire roumain'
10.   Janáček – String Quartet No. 2
11.   Josquin – Miserere
12.   Kodály – Sonata for Solo Cello
13.   Liszt – Années de pèlerinage
14.   Mahler – Symphony No. 9
15.   Martinů – Nonet
16.   Mompou – Musica callada
17.   Morales – Officium defunctorum
18.   Mozart – Piano Concerto No 20
19.   Nielsen – Wind Quintet
20.   Prokofiev – Violin Sonata no. 1 in f minor
21.   Pärt – Tabula Rasa
22.   Rakhmaninov – All-Night Vigil
23.   Ravel – Piano Trio
24.   Schubert – String Quartet in G major, D. 887
25.   Schumann – Fantasie, Op 17
26.   Schönberg – 5 Pieces for Orchestra
27.   Sibelius – Symphony No. 6
28.   Stravinsky – Rite of Spring
29.   Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms
30.   Varèse – Amériques

A magnificent list.
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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #281 on: August 30, 2017, 05:59:04 AM »
Depth, but no breadth  0:)

I'll join in the fun.

There can be no question of completeness in such a small list, so the first 30 favorite works which came to mind:

1   Shostakovich, Fourth Symphony
2   Shostakovich, Tenth Symphony
3   Shostakovich, Fourteenth Symphony
4   Shostakovich, Four Pushkin Romances
5   Shostakovich, 24 Preludes & Fugues
6   Shostakovich, Seventh String Quartet
7   Shostakovich, Second Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano
8   Shostakovich, Sonata for Viola & Piano
9   Stravinsky, Le sacre du printemps
10   Stravinsky, Symphonies of wind instruments
11   Stravinsky, Concerto for two pianos
12   Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms
13   Stravinsky, Orpheus
14   Stravinsky, Agon
15   Prokofiev, Second Symphony
16   Prokofiev, Le pas d'acier
17   Prokofiev, L'enfant prodigue
18   Prokofiev, Second Sonata for Violin and Piano
19   Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet
20   Prokofiev, Seventh Piano Sonata
21   Bartók, Second Piano Concerto
22   Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra
23   Bartók, Third String Quartet
24   Bartók, Fourth String Quartet
25   Bartók, Fifth String Quartet
26   Bartók, Sixth String Quartet
27   Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta
28   Ravel, Sonata for Violin & Cello
29   Debussy, Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp
30   Copland, Sextet

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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #282 on: August 30, 2017, 05:59:33 AM »
But how can you leave off the Second Cantata (op 31) and the wonderful orchestration of the Ricercare a 6 from the Musical Offering?

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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #283 on: August 30, 2017, 06:27:17 AM »
^^^^

Scriabin wrote 12 piano sonatas? 😮

Yup, there are ten numbered ones and two youthful compositions.  One might even say there are 13 :  Vers la flamme he initially intended as a sonata but ended-up publishing it separately. 
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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #284 on: August 30, 2017, 06:34:54 AM »
Yup, there are ten numbered ones and two youthful compositions.  One might even say there are 13 :  Vers la flamme he initially intended as a sonata but ended-up publishing it separately.

Oh well, at least I have 11 of them then! ☺️

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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #285 on: August 30, 2017, 07:31:02 AM »
One per composer:

Wagner: Ring
Debussy: Preludes book 1
Sibelius: Pohjola's daughter
Beethoven: Fidelio
Puccini: La Fanciulla del West
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Rachmaninov: The Rock
Stravinsky: The Firebird
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Weber: Der Freischütz
Liszt: Faust Symphony
Ravel: Miroirs
Brahms: Violin concerto
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Mendelssohn: Piano trio no. 1
Bruckner: Symphony no. 7
Shostakovich: Golden Mountains
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust
Haydn: The Creation
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Gounod: Faust
Massenet: Thaïs
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Franck: Violin sonata
Fauré: Berceuse
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen BWV65
Handel: Solomon




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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #286 on: August 30, 2017, 02:09:26 PM »
One per composer:...


That was a very good idea as I've gone around today with a hang-dog look from obsessing about the many composers I love whose memory I just offended...
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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #287 on: August 31, 2017, 05:23:40 AM »
Dammit, I forgot Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Consider Bach and Handel deleted.

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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #288 on: August 31, 2017, 05:24:34 AM »
My list today would look like this (minimal cheating--cf. the Ravel--, and most certainly not limited to one by composer):

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14, “Moonlight”
Beethoven: Ouvertüre Leonore III
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Berg: Lulu-Suite
Berio: Sinfonia
Boulez: Dérive 2
Boulez: Le Marteau sans maître
Boulez: Pli selon pli
Casella: La Giara
Debussy: Études pour piano
Debussy: Images pour orchestre
Debussy: Jeux
Enescu: Piano Quintet, op. 29
Falla: El retablo de Maese Pedro
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos
Falla / E. Halffter: Atlántida
Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (piano and orchestra versions)
Schoenberg: Serenade, op. 24
Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Stravinsky: Agon
Stravinsky: Pulcinella
Stravinsky: Symphonies d'instruments à vent
Verdi: Falstaff
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner: Parsifal

Strictly in alphabetical order, and ca. 50% of the list could see changes from one day to the next  ;)
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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #289 on: August 31, 2017, 05:25:08 AM »
Dammit, I forgot Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Consider Bach and Handel deleted.

That’s tough.

I cannot say that you’re wrong;  but that’s tough   8)
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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #290 on: August 31, 2017, 05:30:14 AM »
That’s tough.

I cannot say that you’re wrong;  but that’s tough   8)

I know but I'm not the biggest fan of baroque there is.  :(
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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #291 on: August 31, 2017, 06:27:29 AM »
Fair Disclosure:  I could not see Handel’s way into my 30 favorite, either.
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« Reply #292 on: September 03, 2017, 07:59:23 AM »
(One per composer, no order)

Ligeti. Atmospheres
Part. Te deum
Ravel. Daphnis et Chloe
Scriabin. Sonata no.6
Haas. limited approximations
Andriessen. De staat
Bach. Partita no.2
Boulez. Sur incises
Chopin. 3 nocturnes, op.9
Coates. Symphony no.14
Gorecki. Symphony no.3
Murail. Desintegrations
Rzewski. The people united will never be defeated!
Sumera. Musica profana
Bartok. String quartet no.4
Messiaen. Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Bruckner. Symphony no.8
Sibelius. Symphony no.6
Faure. Ballade in F sharp, op.19
Kurtag. Hommage a Mihaly Andras, op.13
Brahms. Symphony no.4
Liszt. Funerailles
Penderecki. String quartet no.3
Rachmaninoff. Piano sonata no.2
Scelsi. Pfhat
Takemitsu. Spirit garden
Szymanowski. Piano sonata no.3
Vaughan Williams. Symphony no.8
Nielsen. Symphony no.5
Debussy. Preludes


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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #293 on: September 03, 2017, 08:11:13 AM »
(One per composer, no order)

Ligeti. Atmospheres
Part. Te deum
Ravel. Daphnis et Chloe
Scriabin. Sonata no.6
Haas. limited approximations
Andriessen. De staat
Bach. Partita no.2
Boulez. Sur incises
Chopin. 3 nocturnes, op.9
Coates. Symphony no.14
Gorecki. Symphony no.3
Murail. Desintegrations
Rzewski. The people united will never be defeated!
Sumera. Musica profana
Bartok. String quartet no.4
Messiaen. Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Bruckner. Symphony no.8
Sibelius. Symphony no.6
Faure. Ballade in F sharp, op.19
Kurtag. Hommage a Mihaly Andras, op.13
Brahms. Symphony no.4
Liszt. Funerailles
Penderecki. String quartet no.3
Rachmaninoff. Piano sonata no.2
Scelsi. Pfhat
Takemitsu. Spirit garden
Szymanowski. Piano sonata no.3
Vaughan Williams. Symphony no.8
Nielsen. Symphony no.5
Debussy. Preludes

Wonderful list. Is the Bach Partita for solo violin or harpsichord?
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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #294 on: September 03, 2017, 08:15:04 AM »
Wonderful list. Is the Bach Partita for solo violin or harpsichord?

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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #295 on: September 06, 2017, 03:45:53 PM »
Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes
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« Reply #296 on: September 12, 2017, 08:59:48 AM »
Brahms, Clarinet Quintet----Kell, Fine Arts Qt.

Mussorgsky- -Ravel, Pictures----Ansermet, SRO

Beethoven, Symphonies ------Leibowitz

Beethoven, Symphony no. 4----- Ansermet, Leibowitz

Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 ---- Leibowitz, Ansermet, Suitner

Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 --- Amsermet, Leibowitz

Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 --- Suitner, Leibowitz

Bach, 6 Brandenburg Concerto ---- Karl Ristenpart, Chamber Orchestra of the Saar

Bach, Magnificat ---- Prohaska

Brahms, Symphonies 1, 2, and 3 -----Walter, Columbia SO

Brahms, Symphony no. 4 ------Reiner, Royal Phil.

Sibelius, Symphonies ----- Maazel, Vninienna Phil.

Sibelius, Lemminkainen Suite, etc. ---- Gibson, Stein                 

Haydn, Symphonies 82-86 ----- Marriner, ASMF

Haydn, Symphony nos. 22, 77 ----Ward

Puccini, La Boheme ---- Beecham

Mozart, Symphonies nos.35 (Krips, RPO) and 41 (Leibowitz, Davis)
 
Rachmaninoff, Symphony no. 2--Ormandy

Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 3--Horowitz, Reiner

Rachmaninoff, Isle of the Dead---- Reiner

Mayuzumi, Samsara --- Louisville Orch., Hong Kong Phil.

Schumann, Symphonies ---- Wit, Polish NRSO


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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #297 on: September 13, 2017, 07:59:58 PM »
I suppose a new list is in order and I’m trying to keep the one work per composer idea (in no particular):

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Sibelius: Symphony No. 4
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, “Sinfonia espansiva”
Mahler: Symphony No. 6
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra
Schnittke: Cello Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: Apollo
Janáček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Ives: Symphony No. 4
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2
Martinů: Musique de Chambre No. 1, "Les fêtes nocturnes"
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Szymanowski: Litany for the Virgin Mary
Berg: Lyric Suite
Britten: Nocturne
Hartmann: Symphonische Hymnen
Takemitsu: Toward the Sea (all three arrangements)
Barber: Violin Concerto
Duruflé: Requiem
Tippett: Double Concerto
Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 6
Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes
Chávez: Sinfonia india “Symphony No. 2”
Revueltas: La noche de los Mayas
Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
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Re: Simply your favourite 30 works
« Reply #298 on: September 14, 2017, 05:07:26 AM »
Ravel snuck in there twice. An interesting list.

I haven't dared even try to do one myself yet...
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« Reply #299 on: September 14, 2017, 06:16:39 AM »
Ravel snuck in there twice. An interesting list.

I haven't dared even try to do one myself yet...

Thanks for the correction. Revueltas’ La noche de los Mayas is added to my list.
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