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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #140 on: November 04, 2015, 12:21:44 PM »
I really should bump Glass and add Walton.

I've never heard the Glass. :-[ Time to do a little Youtubing...


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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #141 on: November 04, 2015, 02:37:08 PM »
I wonder if that was the one they broadcast...?  What I remember from that broadcast was that Ms. Chung's tone was so powerful that in a number of places she swamped the orchestra! :D

Cleveland concerts were broadcast nationally back then. So, yeah, it might have been that concert you heard. I do believe, though, that program was taken to several cities, including, possibly, Pittsburgh too. It was a tour celebrating Walton's 70th birthday. He was in the audience; came out for a bow at the end of the evening.

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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #142 on: November 04, 2015, 02:39:50 PM »
No, it was the Tchaikovsky that we share as a favourite.  Do you ever listen to Schumann's music?   :D

I do listen to Schumann, but rarely listen to the Violin Concerto.

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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #143 on: November 04, 2015, 03:04:34 PM »
I don't think Schumann had become too sick or mad to compose but I find the relative obscurity of his violin concerto non entirely undeserved. Although as with many other "re-discovered" pieces everybody seems to be loving that piece now...
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #144 on: November 06, 2015, 04:35:46 AM »


The Korngold Violin Concerto is starting to really take ahold of me. There's more depth here than I realized before. Favorite performance of this concerto right now: Ehnes/Tovey.
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #145 on: November 06, 2015, 05:07:10 AM »


The Korngold Violin Concerto is starting to really take ahold of me. There's more depth here than I realized before. Favorite performance of this concerto right now: Ehnes/Tovey.

Love that Concerto, and performance.  Got to hear Ehnes perform it live a number of years ago.  :)
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #146 on: November 06, 2015, 03:47:11 PM »
Love that Concerto, and performance.  Got to hear Ehnes perform it live a number of years ago.  :)

Yes, indeed, Ray. Who was the conductor/orchestra whenever you saw Ehnes?
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #147 on: November 06, 2015, 04:00:57 PM »
Yes, indeed, Ray. Who was the conductor/orchestra whenever you saw Ehnes?

My Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, with WSO conductor Alexander Mickelthwate.  :)
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #148 on: November 06, 2015, 04:03:44 PM »
My Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, with WSO conductor Alexander Mickelthwate.  :)

Very nice. Do you remember what the rest of the program was per chance (just out of curiosity)?
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« Reply #149 on: November 06, 2015, 04:32:39 PM »
Very nice. Do you remember what the rest of the program was per chance (just out of curiosity)?

Hah!  I know you have had a love/hate affair with Richard Strauss.  :laugh: 

A pair of Strauss works (Also Sprach Zarathustra and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks) accompanied the Korngold Violin Concerto.  The concert was in the Fall of 2008.

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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #150 on: November 07, 2015, 04:20:31 AM »


The Korngold Violin Concerto is starting to really take ahold of me. There's more depth here than I realized before. Favorite performance of this concerto right now: Ehnes/Tovey.

It is a gorgeous work. I loved it instantly.
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #151 on: November 07, 2015, 05:10:25 AM »
If you need more information on the topic, I could recommend my gratuitous encyclopedia e-book "The 20th century violin concertante" from my website www.tobias-broeker.de.

And if you have questions about recordings or specific works, just frop me a line.

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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #152 on: November 07, 2015, 05:51:59 AM »
Hah!  I know you have had a love/hate affair with Richard Strauss.  :laugh: 

A pair of Strauss works (Also Sprach Zarathustra and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks) accompanied the Korngold Violin Concerto.  The concert was in the Fall of 2008.

I certainly didn't like Strauss much back then but I do now of course. I'm sure that was a good concert. Love those two works as well. 8)
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #153 on: February 12, 2019, 06:56:35 AM »
This is tough!  In alphabetical order:

Beethoven
Brahms
Glazunov
Korngold
Mozart 5
Schumann
Shostakovich 1
Sibelius
Stravinsky
Tchaikovsky

The only changes I might consider is adding Prokofiev 1 and Britten to this list.  However, I don't think I could remove anything from it.

Top 5 faves in approximate order:

Sibelius
Shostakovich 1
Tchaikovsky
Schumann
Stravinsky
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #154 on: February 12, 2019, 08:39:59 AM »
Let’s try again:

Alwyn
Barber
Glazunov
James Newton Howard (8))
Karlowicz
Khachaturian
Korngold
Shostakovich no. 1
Sibelius
Walton
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #155 on: February 12, 2019, 09:37:43 AM »
The only one concerto that I can call great is Kchachaturian violin concerto.
I have not heard such great concerto for violin any more...

In Russian music I single out also Anton Rubinstein's violin concerto.
In Western music - Mendelssohn e minor and Ferdinand Reis violin concerto.

Sibelius concerto in it's first version is a unique and interesting work, it's a pity that he made the revision.
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #156 on: February 12, 2019, 11:01:33 AM »
List No.2

Alwyn
Pettersson No.2
Williamson
Shostakovich No.1
Barber
David Morgan
Miaskovsky
Bloch
Peterson-Berger
Britten
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #157 on: February 12, 2019, 11:14:52 AM »
Shostakovich 1st
Korngold
Tubin 1st
Bacewicz - 4th or 5th
Penderecki 1st
Brahms
Respighi Concerto gregoriano
Finzi
Castelnuovo-Tedesco 1st (or the 2nd)
Szymanowski 1st

Honorable mentions for Sibelius, Janacek, Goldmark, Beethoven, Nielsen and Bartok 2nd

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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #158 on: February 12, 2019, 11:20:54 AM »
Barber
Respighi, Concerto gregoriano
Janáček
Brian
Moeran
Tubin No. 2
Khatchaturian
Shostakovich No 1
Taktakishvili No. 2
Rodrigo, Concierto de Estio
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Re: Top 10 Favorite VCs
« Reply #159 on: February 12, 2019, 11:27:33 AM »
Shostakovich 1st
Korngold
Tubin 1st
Bacewicz - 4th or 5th
Penderecki 1st
Brahms
Respighi Concerto gregoriano
Finzi
Castelnuovo-Tedesco 1st (or the 2nd)
Szymanowski 1st

Honorable mentions for Sibelius, Janacek, Goldmark, Beethoven, Nielsen and Bartok 2nd

Oh, I should have chosen Respighi's Concerto Gregoriano - a lovely work which, when I first heard it on the radio, thought must be by Finzi. Castelnuovo-Tedesco's 'Prophets' violin concerto is another inspired choice.
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