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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2016, 07:12:03 AM »
Updated list (warning: lots of operas coming):

Wagner: Ring
Beethoven: Pastoral symphony
Debussy: Pelléas
R. Strauss: Elektra
Rachmaninoff: Miserly knight
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Ravel: Miroirs
Sibelius: Pohjola's daughter

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2016, 07:15:57 AM »
Difficult, but here goes:

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6
Miaskovsky: Symphony No 6
Bruckner: Symphony No 9
Braga Santos: Symphony No 4
Moeran: Symphony
Bax: Symphony No 3
Patrick Hadley: The Trees so High
Shostakovich: Symphony No 4
Walton: Symphony No 1
Copland: Symphony No 3

(+ Sibelius: Tapiola)

Of the pieces that I know, great list, Jeffrey!
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2016, 07:39:17 AM »
I'm going to try this again:

Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Sibelius: Symphony No. 4
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva"
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2
Dvorak: Symphony No. 4
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Elgar: Symphony No. 2
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2016, 07:50:45 AM »
All right! I'll play!

Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet
Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Rakhmaninov, Всенощное бдѣніе
Hindemith, Konzertmusik for strings and brass, Op.50
Schoenberg, Serenade, Op.24
Sibelius, Symphony № 6
Berlioz, Les Troyens
Shostakovich, Preludes & Fugues, Op.87
Wuorinen, Mass for the Restoration of St Luke's
Vaughan Williams, A Pastoral Symphony
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2016, 07:51:10 AM »
I'm going to try this again:

Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Sibelius: Symphony No. 4
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva"
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2
Dvorak: Symphony No. 4
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Elgar: Symphony No. 2


Dadgummit, I left Nielsen out . . . .
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2016, 07:54:46 AM »
Brahms Clarinet Trio No. 1, Op. 114

Is there another?

And, goldarnit, why do I not yet know this piece?
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2016, 07:56:10 AM »
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2016, 10:26:46 AM »
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
Ravel: Piano Concerto in D (for the left hand)
Stravinsky: Les noces
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten
Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie
Skalkottas: Piano Concerto No. 2
Berg: Drei Orchesterstücke, op. 6

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Berlioz: Grande messe des morts
Haydn: Die Schöpfung
Alkan: Grand duo concertant, op. 21
Medtner: Second Improvisation, op. 47
Schumann: Introduction & Allegro concertante, op. 134
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Janáček: Jenůfa
Mahler: Symphony No. 8
R. Strauss: Deutsche Motette
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2016, 05:58:43 PM »
Ok, I'll try (from my top ten composers list, this may or may not be accurate of my favorite composers  :P )

Xenakis - Lichens (It's hard when I have 160 favorite Xenakis works  :laugh: )
Webern - Six Pieces For Orchestra (Or Symphony Op 21)
Kagel - Die Stücke der Windrose (Hard to pick a favorite again.....)
Ives - Symphony no 4
Nancarrow - Study #37 (Hard too pick a favorite but I choose this?)
Partch - Delusion Of The Fury
Zorn - Memento Mori
Schnittke - Concerto Grosso #1
Stockhausen - Samstag
Cage - Roaratorio
« Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 06:08:27 PM by Thatfabulousalien »

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2016, 06:06:00 PM »
Sequel list:

Mahler - Symphony no 9
Bach - A Musical Offering
Varese - Ecuatorial
Stravinsky - The Rite Of Spring (Le Sacre, couldn't help it even if I struggle to listen to it now)
Ligeti - Le Grand Macabre
Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin (Because it mean't so much to me when I was younger)
Grisey - Espaces acoustiques
Schoenberg - Pierrot Lunaire

Man this is difficult  :'(

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2016, 06:27:54 PM »
The problem that I always had with threads like this is that it is very difficult for me to answer them.  Between my tiepos and puur speelink if can get quick comical.

Like my all time favorite work is Walton's Belshazzard's Feets.

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2016, 06:34:24 PM »
I will take my top 10 composers (for today) and do the same that thatfabulsoujdalskjflien has done

Boulez: Répons
Pintscher: Sonic Eclipse
Saariaho: Orion
Bruckner: Symphony no. 7
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Neuwirth: Eleanor
Steen-Andersen: Double Up
Oliveros: Sound Geometries
Coates: String Quartet no. 7
Cage: Ryoanji

but another list where I simply just think of works I really love firstly and then choose one work per composer would look like this:

Répons (Boulez)
Comic Sense (Gadenstätter)
Eleanor (Neuwirth)
Sonic Eclipse (Pintscher)
Ich und du (Mundry)
Bliss (Dean)
Sonatas for String Quartet (Ferneyhough)
Viderunt Omnes (Perotin)
Sound Geometries (Oliveros)
Sparking Orbit (Fujikura)
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2016, 07:33:51 PM »

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2016, 07:37:00 PM »
Trying to keep it to one work composer seems problematic in retrospect. I can't even tell if they're all my favourite works  :laugh:

Limiting it to one work, also leaves out some of my favorite all time works.
Also, I completely skipped over early music and the romantic era  :-[

To be fair, if I made a list of my all time works, it'd fill up a whole thread  :laugh:

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2016, 07:40:58 PM »
Ok, I'll try (from my top ten composers list, this may or may not be accurate of my favorite composers  :P )

Xenakis - Lichens (It's hard when I have 160 favorite Xenakis works  :laugh: )
Webern - Six Pieces For Orchestra (Or Symphony Op 21)
Kagel - Die Stücke der Windrose (Hard to pick a favorite again.....)
Ives - Symphony no 4
Nancarrow - Study #37 (Hard too pick a favorite but I choose this?)
Partch - Delusion Of The Fury
Zorn - Memento Mori
Schnittke - Concerto Grosso #1
Stockhausen - Samstag
Cage - Roaratorio

What **** is wrong with you pal? You missed out a key important work: Messiaen - Eclairs De Sur L'au-dela  :-[

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2016, 07:02:50 AM »
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Wagner - Tristan und Isolde
Mahler - Symphony No. 6
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
Bruckner - Symphony No. 9
Richard Strauss - Death and Transfiguration
Debussy - L'isle Joyeuse
Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
Poulenc - Concerto for (single) piano
Scriabin - Piano Sonata No. 5

Maybe.
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2016, 03:48:50 PM »
I think, if I was forced to pick one work which I think is the greatest work of all time I would choose Eclairs De Sur L'au-dela by Messiaen.

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2016, 03:53:31 PM »
I think, if I was forced to pick one work which I think is the greatest work of all time I would choose Eclairs De Sur L'au-dela by Messiaen.

Boy, that's a ridiculous statement! I admire your courage, though. :)
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2016, 04:08:47 PM »
Boy, that's a ridiculous statement! I admire your courage, though. :)

It wasn't stated correctly, I meant to say "my favourite work of all time", but I'd need someone to have a gun to my head to make that decision  :-\
If there is a greatest piece of music of all time at all, it's either "I want to hold your hand" by the Beatles or even greater, Louie Louie.  :P

I should probably give the internet a rest for a few weeks  :-[
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2016, 04:29:13 PM »
It wasn't stated correctly, I meant to say "my favourite work of all time", but I'd need someone to have a gun to my head to make that decision  :-\
If there is a greatest piece of music of all time at all, it's either "I want to hold your hand" by the Beatles or even greater, Louie Louie.  :P

I should probably give the internet a rest for a few weeks  :-[

Computer analysis has revealed that Smells Like Teen Spirit is the most iconic song of all time.

http://www.spin.com/2015/09/nirvana-smells-like-teen-spirit-most-iconic-song-ever-cant-argue-with-science/

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