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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2017, 07:53:35 PM »

Other pieces like Sibelius' Violin Concerto or Bartok's 1st piano concerto, Ligeti's Chamber Concerto etc haven't made it but would be close.

Did I do the format properly? Keqrops is at the top with the most points  8)

Interesting list, Alien. I will need to explore many of these pieces. Thanks!

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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2017, 08:16:44 PM »
1) Dvorak Cello concerto 10 point
2) Ravel Left hand concerto 9 point
3) Mozart no 20 D minor 8 point
4) Brahms double concerto 7 point
5) Bartok Concerto for strings percussions and Celesta 6 points
6) Haydn D minor cello concerto 5 points
7) Prokofiev violin concerto no 1 4 points
8) Rachmaninov piano concerto no 2 3 points
9) Schumann piano concerto 2 points
10) Elgar cello concerto 1 point



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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2017, 12:34:55 AM »
I should have included Bartok PC 3. Ho hum  ::)
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2017, 02:24:57 AM »
I should have included Bartok PC 3. Ho hum  ::)
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2017, 03:51:28 AM »
'L'Hongrie zéro points, Hungary, no points'  :laugh:
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2017, 04:19:36 AM »
Nice list, Jay. Mine is also going to include at least 2 Vivaldi concertos.

Once was a time the only classical music I listened to was what I heard in movies. I loved Vivaldi's RV 425 when I first heard it in Kramer v. Kramer. I didn't know anything about the various numbering systems in 1979, though, and when I went to buy the record it was on, the woman who owned the record store, who hadn't seen the movie, told me I'd probably find it on this record:



It turned out not to have the Kramer v. Kramer theme, but I loved it anyway. I've played it hundreds of times. It never had a CD release of its own, and instead was spread across three different Bernstein Edition CDs. Now I have them all assembled together on iTunes, and I can play them digitally in just the order I remember them. It's still one of my favorite records.
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2017, 05:55:21 AM »
Damn, no love for Kapustin? :o
Now there's indeed a surprise! Never thought his name would show up in this thread..
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2017, 06:02:37 AM »
Is he the Russian jazz musician? If so my old school friend bought me a CD of him playing for my birthday. I really enjoyed it.
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2017, 06:08:47 AM »
Damn, no love for Kapustin Tartini, Locatelli, Handel, Haydn, Viotti, Weber, Paganini, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Vieutemps and Saint-Saens ? :o

FTFY.

It's as if some truly great and popular concertos were never written, and as if whole chapters in the history of music suddenly turned into mere negligible footnotes. It must be some sort of conspiracy.  ;D


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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2017, 06:21:01 AM »
Damn, no love for Kapustin? :o

The same thing I was wondering when you excluded Schnittke from your list. ;)

But my thoughts were ”Damn, no love Schnittke?” ;D
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2017, 06:22:45 AM »
I secretly hope Shostakovich sweeps the board after all is said and, in this case, voted for. :)
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2017, 06:33:27 AM »
I secretly hope Shostakovich sweeps the board after all is said and, in this case, voted for. :)

There is a piece from a Russian composer that has a comfortable 20pt lead for the top spot.  :-X

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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2017, 06:39:04 AM »
There is a piece from a Russian composer that has a comfortable 20pt lead for the top spot.  :-X

Can’t wait to see the results, Greg. How much more time will you allow to elapse before tallying up everything and making the votes official?
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2017, 06:46:00 AM »
Can’t wait to see the results, Greg. How much more time will you allow to elapse before tallying up everything and making the votes official?

I've got 22 lists, I would like to hit at least 30, so I will probably let it run through the rest of the weekend before I post results.

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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2017, 07:02:36 AM »
Y'all are killing me here with choosing 10!!

Given the vast array of solo instruments represented, would honestly be interested in another version of this where we could list twenty just to see how that would shake out ;D

(10 pt) Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1
(9 pt) Stravinsky Violin Concerto
(8 pt) Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
(7 pt) Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
(6 pt) Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
(5 pt) Lutoslawski Cello Concerto
(4 pt) Adams Dharma at Big Sur
(3 pt) Salonen Violin Concerto
(2 pt) Lindberg Clarinet Concerto
(1 pt) Korngold Violin Concerto

I'm so bummed I couldn't include these, but some already were well spoken for anyway:

Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Elgar Cello Concerto
Rouse Flute Concerto

Shocked and saddened no one else has listed DSCH PC 1!! What the heck y'all! :o

Otherwise, great lists everyone ;)

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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2017, 07:24:11 AM »

Shocked and saddened no one else has listed DSCH PC 1!! What the heck y'all! :o

Otherwise, great lists everyone ;)

Thanks, Senta! And I agree, DSCH's 1st Piano Concerto is the bomb! Would be the one concerto I would choose from his collection of great concertos.

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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #56 on: September 16, 2017, 07:45:20 AM »
Yes! Shostakovich’s PC1 is glorious, but so is the 2nd.
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2017, 08:42:00 AM »


  I must be the only member here who believes that Saint-saens 2nd and 5th (Egyptian) piano concertos are the best piano concertos of the romantic era fullstop!


   nobodys mentioned them...
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2017, 09:00:45 AM »

  I must be the only member here who believes that Saint-saens 2nd and 5th (Egyptian) piano concertos are the best piano concertos of the romantic era fullstop!


   nobodys mentioned them...
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You can do so in your list, Marvin:)
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Re: GMG's Greatest Concertos Poll of 2017
« Reply #59 on: September 16, 2017, 09:14:14 AM »
Somebody had to do it*

10 pts - Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jenamy" ("Jeunehomme") in E-flat major, K. 271
09 pts - Mozart - Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C major, K. 299/297c
08 pts - Mozart - Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218
07 pts - Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
06 pts - Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, Hob.VIIe:1
05 pts - Handel - Organ Concerto in G minor op. 7 No 5
04 pts - Boccherini - Cello Concerto in D major, G. 479
03 pts - Vivaldi - Flute Concerto in D major, RV 428 "Il gardellino"
02 pts - Mercadante - Flute Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 57
01 pts - Somervell - Violin Concerto in G minor

* ie, trying in vain to revert the balance from doom & gloom, dark & bark to light & bright, sunny & funny! You know, ladies and gentlemen, humor, laughter and merriment are just as humane and legitimate as tragedy, weep and mourning.  :laugh:






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