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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!

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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 »
Xenakis - Pithoprakta, Syrmos, Aroura
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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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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #90 on: July 01, 2017, 08:43:17 AM »
Strauss - Metamorphosen
Lutoslawski - Musique funèbre
Ginastera - Concerto per cordes
Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht
Bartók - Divertimento
Hindemith - Trauermusik

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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #91 on: July 02, 2017, 08:55:31 AM »
Since that last episode of Twin Peaks, all I can think of is Penderecki.

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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #92 on: July 03, 2017, 02:57:53 PM »
Since that last episode of Twin Peaks, all I can think of is Penderecki.

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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #93 on: July 07, 2017, 03:39:26 PM »
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 #94 on: July 10, 2017, 02:22:10 PM »
Janis Ivanovs: Symphony 14. A new discovery for me.
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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2017, 11:16:05 PM »
All of the [37?] Miniatures by Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925-1991) in their version for strings - wish a recording company like BIS would do all of them together.
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Re: 6 favourite works for string orchestra
« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2017, 11:34:37 PM »
My list includes only one work (the Krenek) not mentioned here before:

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Bartók: Divertimento for Strings
Berg: Lyric Suite
Debussy: Danses, sacrée et profane
Krenek: Symphonic Elegy
Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in C Minor K. 546

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