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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2016, 03:04:14 AM »
This is a great CD to start with Taneyev:



Amen!  Again, allow me to proselytize for Taneyev's opera The Oresteia.

Liadov

Mussorgsky

Prokofiev

Rachmaninov

Rimsky-Korsakov

Scriabin

Stravinsky

Taneyev

Tchaikovsky

Scriabin

Shostakovich

Stravinsky

Wyschnegradsky


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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2016, 03:18:46 AM »
Shostakovich
Prokoviev
Stravinsky
Rachmaninoff
Tchaikovsky
Myaskovsky
Schnittke
Kalinnikov
Arensky
Pavlova (with a sample from her Third Symphony)

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2016, 07:00:08 AM »
Bortnyansky
Glinka
Mussorgsky
Prokofiev
Rakhmaninov
Schnittke
Scriabin
Shostakovich
Stravinsky
Tchaikovsky
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2016, 07:09:55 AM »
Bortnyansky
Hm, there's a name I don't recognize. Any particular works / recordings you'd recommend, Karl?
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2016, 08:25:06 AM »
Hm, there's a name I don't recognize. Any particular works / recordings you'd recommend, Karl?

Cheers, Karlo!  I have some three or four CDs of the "sacred concerti";  I have not yet heard a note I did not like  8)

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2016, 08:31:47 AM »
Cheers, Karlo!  I have some three or four CDs of the "sacred concerti";  I have not yet heard a note I did not like  8)

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2016, 02:32:29 AM »
Miaskovsky
Shostakovich
Glazunov
Rachmaninov
Popov
Shebalin
Salmanov
Gliere
Liadov
Kabalevsky

If it was 'greatest' I'd have included Prokofiev, Mussorgsky and Rimsky Korsakov.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2016, 02:41:26 PM »
Judging by how many discs I own of respective composers, probably something like
1. Tchaikovsky
2. Shostakovich
3. Miaskovsky
4. Prokofiev
5. Rachmaninov
6. Stravinsky
7. Schnittke
8. Scriabin
9. Mussorgsky
10. Gubaidulina

I have at least a few discs by each of these. I also have a few by some other composers that I like, but thats taking me beyond 10 and some of them are pretty obscure. See my thread on Zaderatsky, for example  :)


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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2016, 03:10:41 PM »
In no particular order:

Prokofiev
Stravinsky
Rachmaninov
Veinberg
Schnittke
Dargomyzhsky
Scriabin
Rubenstein
Tanayev
Gubaidulina
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2016, 02:07:29 PM »
In no particular order:

Prokofiev
Stravinsky
Rachmaninov
Veinberg
Schnittke
Dargomyzhsky
Scriabin
Rubenstein
Tanayev
Gubaidulina

Russian teachers of music history in Russian Conservatoires would approve of the inclusion of Dargomyzhsky.




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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2016, 07:53:40 AM »
Prokofiev
Tchaikovsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Stravinsky
Balakiriev
Scriabin
Mussorgsky
Glazunov

and then the two loved for single works:

Kalinnikov
Lyapunov


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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2016, 03:44:15 PM »
Pls everyone pls listen to more Firsova!

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2016, 03:57:26 PM »
On a deep level, Stravinsky is the only Russian composer I really care about. Outside of that, there are only a handful of pieces I'm fond-of written by others.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2016, 06:22:33 PM »
Pls everyone pls listen to more Firsova!

I'll check him/her out if you listen to more Kourliandski.

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2016, 09:40:10 PM »
Bortnyansky

Yes! Also, Gretchaninov. Definitely in my top 20.

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2016, 10:07:31 PM »
Yes! Also, Gretchaninov. Definitely in my top 20.
Interesting. I must re listen to the CD I have containing two of his symphonies on the old Olympia label.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2016, 02:52:04 AM »
Can't think of 10.

Rachmaninov
Tchaikovsky
Stravinsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Mussorgsky
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2016, 03:12:28 AM »
No order:

Rachmaninov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Stravinsky
Mussorgsky
Miaskovsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Tchaikovsky
Taneyev
Gubaidulina

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2016, 05:51:10 PM »
Tchaikovsky (the king)
Prokofiev
Shostakovich
Rachmaninov
Taneyev
Myaskovsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Glazunov
Stravinsky
Khachaturian

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2016, 06:27:22 PM »
I'll check him/her out if you listen to more Kourliandski.
I'm on it! ;)

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