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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2015, 03:58:03 AM »
And we all need a collective slap in the face for not remembering what might be the most famous work for string orchestra in the world in the last 50 years!

Bernard Herrmann's score for...


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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2015, 03:59:47 AM »
And we all need a collective slap in the face for not remembering what might be the most famous work for string orchestra in the world in the last 50 years!

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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2015, 06:10:43 AM »
And before Herrmann composed the Psycho score, there was his Sinfonietta for Strings from 1936.

You will hear presages of the Psycho score in this work.

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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #83 on: May 17, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »
Alwyn: Lyra Angelica
Bantock: A Celtic Symphony
Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme by Corelli
Vaughan Williams: Concerto grosso
Penderecki: Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima
Strauss: Metamorphosen

Honorable mentions
Suk: Serenade in E-flat major
Tippett: Concerto for double string orchestra
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge

English composers were gifted in the creation of music for strings.
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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2017, 05:24:05 PM »
Off the top of my head......

Boulez: Livre pour cordes
Ligeti: Ramifications
Brett Dean: Electric Preludes
Brett Dean: Etüdenfest
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue K546
Penderecki: Polymorphia

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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #85 on: May 17, 2017, 05:48:46 PM »
Barber Adagio
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Strauss Metamorphosen
Vaughn Williams Tallis Fantasia
Elgar Introduction and Allegro
Vivaldi Concerto in F Major RV 141

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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #86 on: May 17, 2017, 11:30:12 PM »
Alwyn: Lyra Angelica
Bantock: A Celtic Symphony
Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme by Corelli
Vaughan Williams: Concerto grosso
Penderecki: Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima
Strauss: Metamorphosen

Honorable mentions
Suk: Serenade in E-flat major
Tippett: Concerto for double string orchestra
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge

English composers were gifted in the creation of music for strings.
Very much agree. The VW Concerto Grosso is a very underrated work I think. Must play it later.
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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #87 on: May 18, 2017, 07:57:13 PM »
Very much agree. The VW Concerto Grosso is a very underrated work I think. Must play it later.

That concerto is a full exquisiteness!

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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #88 on: May 18, 2017, 08:13:52 PM »
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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #89 on: May 22, 2017, 12:31:44 AM »
Can I give a mention to Musica Profana by Sumera.  :)



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