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ChamberNut

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2009, 09:16:58 AM »
Not bad Brian!  Let's see my top 30

Mozart's Vandal or Luchesi 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st
Haydn's 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th
Beethoven's 3rd, 4th, 8th
Schubert's 9th
Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique
Brahms 3rd, 4th
Mahler's 4th, 9th
Bruckner's 4th, 7th, 9th
Nielsen's 4th, 5th, 6th
Prokofiev's 5th
Shostakovich's 8th, 10th
Stravinsky's Symphony in C, Symphony for Wind Instruments, Symphony in Three Movements

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David, I just corrected a minor error on your part.  ;D

karlhenning

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2009, 09:20:39 AM »
Beethoven 9 is just No. 1 because of political correctness reasons

No, in WCRB's case I am sure it is as much laziness as 'political correctness'.

karlhenning

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2009, 09:22:21 AM »
David, I just corrected a minor error on your part.  ;D

Hah!


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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2009, 09:27:16 AM »
David, I just corrected a minor error on your part.  ;D
Hehe. Maybe we should also change Bruckner to "Bruckner and critics". But hey AFAIK this does at least not apply on Syms 7 and 9.

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2009, 09:28:25 AM »
Ah Bruckner, the neurotic, insecure Woody Allen of symphonists... oh no wait that's Mahler... :D

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2009, 09:39:46 AM »
somebody needs to listen!! ;D

Well, yes. That's is exactly. WCRB is a commercial radio station. Unlike public stations funded by people and corporations who don't necessarily listen to or know anything about what they're supporting, or a college radio station program where only the DJ's girlfriend tunes in (or at least she says she does), WCRB has to have a legitimate audience to survive. If playing these 30 symphonies ensures the viability of a commercial all-classical radio format in this day and age, I have no problem with it. At any rate, it at least provides a fun opportunity to come up with individual Top-30 lists.
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karlhenning

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2009, 09:40:55 AM »
An impossible task! But it's impossible not to play!  ;D

Today's list:

Beethoven   Fourth
Beethoven   Seventh
Berlioz   Romo et Juliette
Berlioz   Harold en Italie
Brahms   Third
Dvořk   Seventh
Mozart   39th
Nielsen   Sinfonia espansiva
Nielsen   Det uudslukkelige
Nielsen   Fifth
Prokofiev   Fifth
Prokofiev   Sixth
Prokofiev   Seventh
Shostakovich   Fourth
Shostakovich   Sixth
Shostakovich   Eighth
Shostakovich   Tenth
Shostakovich   Fourteenth
Sibelius   Third
Sibelius   Fourth
Sibelius   Fifth
Sibelius   Sixth
Sibelius   Seventh
Stravinsky   Symphony of Psalms
Stravinsky   Symphony in Three Mvts
Tchaikovsky   Second
Tchaikovsky   Fourth
Tchaikovsky   Fifth
Vaughan Williams   Fifth
Vaughan Williams   Sixth

ChamberNut

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2009, 09:55:29 AM »
Well, yes. That's is exactly. WCRB is a commercial radio station. Unlike public stations funded by people and corporations who don't necessarily listen to or know anything about what they're supporting, or a college radio station program where only the DJ's girlfriend tunes in (or at least she says she does), WCRB has to have a legitimate audience to survive. If playing these 30 symphonies ensures the viability of a commercial all-classical radio format in this day and age, I have no problem with it. At any rate, it at least provides a fun opportunity to come up with individual Top-30 lists.

Are the symphonies at least played in their entirety?  :)

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Re: Top 32 Symphonies
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2009, 09:56:49 AM »
Berlioz himself considered it one  0:)

Yeah, but he was wrong 0:)
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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2009, 09:58:33 AM »
Are the symphonies at least played in their entirety?  :)

Only this weekend     :-[
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karlhenning

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2009, 10:02:33 AM »
Only this weekend     :-[

Playing them in their entirety isn't viable, as a normal thing  ;) :o 0:) 8)

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2009, 10:08:15 AM »
Playing them in their entirety isn't viable, as a normal thing  ;) :o 0:) 8)
It could be - they could put commercials between each movement.
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karlhenning

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2009, 10:11:12 AM »
Why wait until the movement is over?

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2009, 10:12:28 AM »
I didn't have the heart to tell you but even you, a Janacek fan, doesn't have his Sinfonietta in a top 30 list. :'(

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I actually thought about it, but you know what? It's a sinfonietta  ;D

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2009, 10:13:44 AM »
Why wait until the movement is over?
That could be an interesting thread - Ideal places in a symphony for a radio station to insert a commercial. :)
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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2009, 10:14:49 AM »
Ah Bruckner, the neurotic, insecure Woody Allen of symphonists... oh no wait that's Mahler... :D
Yeah, Bruckner was more like the Wilford Brimley of symphonists. :D

karlhenning

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2009, 10:15:03 AM »
I actually thought about it, but you know what? It's a sinfonietta  ;D

We'll wait a while before WCRB has a Top Ten Sinfoniettas list!

That could be an interesting thread - Ideal places in a symphony for a radio station to insert a commercial. :)

Well, we can hear that the composer has written a rest there before taking up the secondary theme of the exposiition, so let's go to this announcement from The Gables at Winchester.

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2009, 10:47:23 AM »
That could be an interesting thread - Ideal places in a symphony for a radio station to insert a commercial. :)

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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2009, 11:35:34 AM »
At any pianissimo.
:o Oh, you're awful, Szykniej!! ;D

But I'm surprised no one has asked what "top" really means by the station's definition...
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Re: Top 30 Symphonies
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2009, 12:04:54 PM »
Well, we can hear that the composer has written a rest there before taking up the secondary theme of the exposiition, so let's go to this announcement from The Gables at Winchester.
Lol - Well we've quite clearly arrived at the recapitulation, so you get the idea. We'll rejoin the program after a short commercial break.....
"Do you think that I could have composed what I have composed, do you think that one can write a single note with life in it if one sits there and pities oneself?"

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