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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2016, 09:16:48 PM »
Nice to see some love for Canticum. I seem to be the only one here, apart from the Opposition, not to list the Rite. That might be fatigue after decades of listening.  :laugh:

Of course the list will differ on a different day, but my top 3 have been rock steady for 35 years.
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2016, 09:49:23 PM »
In chronological order:

The Rite of Spring
Les Noces
Octet
Apollo
Symphony of Psalms
Violin Concerto
Duo Concertant
Concerto for Two Pianos
The Rake's Progress
Threni

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2016, 10:13:24 PM »
Oh no, no...the Tango is great fun, and if fun is what one wants, then in the top 10 it goes  8)

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Of course I didn't mean it like that, I love the Tango but it's not a piece you would expect in someone's top 10 list....  :)

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2016, 07:19:08 PM »
Ok, my top ten would be:

The Rite Of Spring (Le Sacre)
Requiem Canticles
Symphony in Three Movements
Symphonies of wind instruments
Variations for Huxley
Three Pieces For String Quartet
Oedipus Rex
The Soldiers Tale
Movements for Piano and orchestra
Les Noces

I think I'd like to add Agon to that. As I've said before, Stravisnky isn't actually one of my favorite composers (despite his importance to me) but he definitely has over 10 solid works  :P

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2016, 08:14:34 PM »
Agon
Threni
Ebony Concerto
8 Instrumental Miniatures
Petrushka
Song of the Nightingale
Movements for piano and orchestra
Dumbarton Oaks
Symphony in 3 Movements
Symphony of Psalms

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2016, 08:25:25 PM »
I have come to the conclusion that Agon is in fact one of my favorite Stravinsky works, it's just so......woah!  8)

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2016, 08:33:06 PM »
I have come to the conclusion that Agon is in fact one of my favorite Stravinsky works, it's just so......woah!  8)

An awesome work that's for sure. It's in my 'Top 10'. 8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2016, 10:56:01 PM »
My revised list:

The Rite Of Spring (Le Sacre)
Symphony in Three Movements
Requiem Canticles
Agon
Symphonies of wind instruments
Variations for Huxley
Three Pieces For String Quartet
Oedipus Rex
The Soldiers Tale
Les Noces  8)

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2016, 05:47:02 AM »
My revised list:

The Rite Of Spring (Le Sacre)
Symphony in Three Movements
Requiem Canticles
Agon
Symphonies of wind instruments
Variations for Huxley
Three Pieces For String Quartet
Oedipus Rex
The Soldiers Tale
Les Noces  8)

The Three Pieces are arguably something of an idiosyncratic choice, but of course:  why not?  8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2016, 08:38:45 AM »
Here goes nothing:

Le sacre du printemps (of course -- 8) )
Petrouchka
The Fairy's Kiss
Jeu de cartes
Agon
Violin Concerto
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
(another vote for this work as it's highly underrated)
Symphony for Wind Instruments
Dumbarton Oaks
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I'm still quite satisfied with this list, so I'll leave it alone (for a change). :)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2016, 05:34:47 PM »
I seem to be the only one here, apart from the Opposition, not to list the Rite. That might be fatigue after decades of listening.  :laugh:

I agree, I have a bit of Sacre Fatigue too  :-[

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2016, 07:30:45 AM »
I agree, I have a bit of Sacre Fatigue too  :-[

Gotta pace yourselves!
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2016, 02:24:32 PM »
Gotta pace yourselves!

Well if it's any consolation, I can probably remember the entire thing in my head  :laugh:

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2016, 07:27:25 AM »
What is your top ten Stravinsky works?

Le Sacre du Printemps
Firebird
Petrushka
Octet
L'Histiore du Soldat
Sym in 3 mvts
Sym in C
Danse Concertantes
Agon
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2016, 10:38:51 AM »
I've just struggled unsuccessfully to name only five top Schnberg works. I'd likewise struggle to get a list of top Stravinsky works up to ten. Sorry!

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2016, 11:45:05 PM »
Threni
Requiem Canticles
Movements for Piano and orchestra
Agon
Three Pieces For String Quartet
Symphonies of wind instruments
The Firebird
Concertino for 12 players
Octet for wind instruments
Capriccisio for Piano and orchestra

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2016, 06:36:12 AM »
I've just struggled unsuccessfully to name only five top Schnberg works. I'd likewise struggle to get a list of top Stravinsky works up to ten. Sorry!

Get on it!  8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2016, 06:36:36 AM »
Threni
Requiem Canticles
Movements for Piano and orchestra
Agon
Three Pieces For String Quartet
Symphonies of wind instruments
The Firebird
Concertino for 12 players
Octet for wind instruments
Capriccisio for Piano and orchestra

Nice to see the love for the Capriccio!
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2016, 07:40:22 AM »
I couldn't find an existing thread on this, which I find suspicious...


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Symphony of Psalms
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
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