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Offline SymphonicAddict

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #560 on: July 03, 2018, 12:50:01 PM »
Michael Tippet ~ Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli, for string orchestra (1953)

This is a stringent yet lush-sounding work (enough so a colleague called it 'erotic'), and the counterpoint therein is quite stunning.
The piece impressed me greatly, and I've given it several listens already.  It is also a bit striking to me that compared to others of the more-most modern pieces from that decade, this stands out as a composer who was absolutely following the beat of their own drummer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZv8IxuS1I

This work has to be one of the greatest creations for string orchestra ever composed. The first time I listened to it I was speechless. Sheer overwhelming beauty.

Offline kyjo

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #561 on: July 03, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »
Frank Martin's Trio sur des mélodies populaires irlandaises (piano trio). An absolutely delightful folk-inspired work, with catchy melodies and rhythms presented in a unique way. Lovers of Ravel or Bax in lively-folksy mood need not hesitate!
https://youtu.be/5w1Fn9_jQMk
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