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Offline opaquer

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2017, 07:33:24 PM »
I'll try 10 again  ;)

Messiaen - Eclairs Sur L'au Dela
Partch - Delusion of the Fury
Xenakis - Lichens, Oresteia and Akea (to name a few, it's very hard)
Webern - Symphony op 21 or Concerto for nine instruments
Kagel - Der Schall
Nancarrow - Study 37/7/20/40
Stockhausen - Samstag
Stravinsky - Requiem Canticles
Zorn - Memento Mori
Varese - Arcana/Integrales
Ives - Symphnony no 4

That's me attempting (and failing) to get it at 10 :laugh:

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2017, 08:47:24 PM »
I will try with these choices (in no order):

Janácek: Glagolitic Mass
Rachmaninov: The Bells
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Bruckner: 7th symphony
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
Schubert: String quintet
Tchaikovsky: Piano trio
Ravel: Piano concerto for the left hand
Brahms: Clarinet quintet
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2017, 12:40:02 AM »
Why only Book II?

for me, it is sooo much more polished and fluid (far less "boxy" themes and rhythms) than book I.  Book II was written decades after book I, and the composer had developed in skills quite a bit over those decades, and it shows in Book II.

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2017, 04:18:34 AM »
As someone who can neither play the piano nor knows anything about composition I'd say that as a listener the "highs" of book 1 are for me among the best pieces in either books (e.g. P&F in  c sharp minor, b minor, prelude in E flat major and minor and a few more, mostly minor mode fugues) and I probably prefer them to almost anything from book II but the "average" or median quality is higher in book II. There is also the difference that almost all the preludes of book II are more elaborate pieces, there is not a single "arpeggio"-Prelude left, if I am not mistaken.
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2017, 04:51:27 AM »
Tchaikovsky: Piano trio

An especially fine choice!
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2017, 01:17:11 PM »
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Tell that computer it still has to pick nine more favorites.   :D
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2017, 08:20:45 PM »
It's been long enough for this, time to revive this thread and attempt it again. Everybody get their pitchforks? check!

Lassus - Penitential Psalm no 5 (if not the whole cycle)
Webern - Symphony
Josquin Des Prez - Missa Pange lingua
Stravinsky - Requiem Canticles
Messiaen - Eclairs sur l'au-delŕ
Mahler - Symphony no 9
Stockhausen - Licht (Samstag, if not the whole cycle)
Berlioz - Requiem
Barrett - Dark Matters



And I'm leaving it at 9 and choosing to neglect THAT composer, out of spite (*Xenakis)

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2017, 08:28:05 PM »
Janácek: Glagolitic Mass


That is a very strong contender for me and I reluctantly left it off, have I made a mistake?   :laugh:




and Faure's Requiem  :-[


DON'T MAKE ME DO THIS!!!!  >:D >:D
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #68 on: September 30, 2017, 05:48:54 PM »

That is a very strong contender for me and I reluctantly left it off, have I made a mistake?   :laugh:




and Faure's Requiem  :-[


DON'T MAKE ME DO THIS!!!!  >:D >:D

I understand you. It's kind of frustrating  :D

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2017, 04:42:44 AM »
Fudging the rules in all sorts of ways, I must be mad!

Bach WTC 
Feldman Bunita Marcus
Debussy Arabesques
Froberger FbWV 620
Mendelssohn Songs Without Words
Schubert Die Schone Mullerin
Schumann 5 Stucke Im Volkston
Satie Gymnopedie
Cage Sonatas for Prepared piano
Riley: The Harp of New Albion

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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #70 on: November 15, 2017, 08:51:12 PM »
I’ll try my hand at this again (in no particular order):

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, “Leningrad”, Op. 60
Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5
Sibelius: The Oceanides, Op. 73
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonia Espansiva", Op. 27, FS 60
Martinů: Musique de Chambre No. 1 "Les fętes nocturnes", H 376
Dvořák: The Wild Dove Op. 110, B. 198
Ives: ’Holidays’ Symphony
Szymanowski: Litany to the Virgin Mary, Op. 59

Of course, lists like these are always subject to change.
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Re: Top 10 favorite works, one by each composer
« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2017, 06:04:04 AM »
Mahler: Symphony 2
Wagner: Ring
Langgaard: Symphony 7
Beethoven: Symphony 7
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Shostakovich: String Quartet 8
Bruckner: Symphony 9
Cooke: Mahler 10 performing edition (see how sneaky I am?)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante

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