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What's your favorite?

#1
2 (12.5%)
#2
3 (18.8%)
#3
3 (18.8%)
#4
3 (18.8%)
#5
3 (18.8%)
#6
2 (12.5%)

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Offline Brian

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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 01:39:45 PM »
Interesting. I don’t find the 2nd to be ‘happy’ at all or at least not for the entire duration of the symphony. As I mentioned, I find there to be several tinges of melancholy, especially in the slow movement.
Oh definitely, there are elements of melancholy to all the symphonies (and much of his work), and indeed No. 4 manages to hit just about every possible feeling. I didn't say they were uniformly one thing. But there's probably not a happier series of moments in his symphony cycle than the second half of No. 2.

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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 01:42:41 PM »
This is an interesting, and unusual poll in that the votes are almost equally spread among the symphonies. I thought 4 would rule.

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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 01:43:05 PM »
Oh definitely, there are elements of melancholy to all the symphonies (and much of his work), and indeed No. 4 manages to hit just about every possible feeling. I didn't say they were uniformly one thing. But there's probably not a happier series of moments in his symphony cycle than the second half of No. 2.

Oh yeah. Every symphony of Martinu brings me great joy irrelevant to the emotional temperature. ;)
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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2017, 01:44:07 PM »
This is an interesting, and unusual poll in that the votes are almost equally spread between works. I thought 4 would rule.

Sarge

Indeed and this speaks of the high consistency of the cycle as a whole.
“It must be beautiful, or it wouldn't be worth the effort.” - Bohuslav Martinů

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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2017, 01:53:00 PM »
This is an interesting, and unusual poll in that the votes are almost equally spread among the symphonies. I thought 4 would rule.

Granted it's a small sample of votes, but I'm surprised to see #6 with only one vote, as it has been a critical favorite among the symphonies for a long time.

My Martinu symphony pyramid as of now:

4
3, 6
1, 2, 5

Indeed and this speaks of the high consistency of the cycle as a whole.

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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 01:53:29 PM »
Indeed and this speaks of the high consistency of the cycle as a whole.

Amen!

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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2017, 02:51:44 PM »
Voted for No. 6, but as others have said, it's a good, consistent, cycle. As can be seen from the poll results..
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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 04:19:09 PM »
Voted for No. 6, but as others have said, it's a good, consistent, cycle. As can be seen from the poll results..

Love this symphony as well, but I love them all.
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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 04:53:06 PM »
My Martinu symphony pyramid as of now:

4
3, 6
1, 2, 5

My arrangement is a see-saw

1 2 3 4 5
6

Subject to change, of course.  :)

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Re: Favorite Martinů Symphony
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2017, 09:19:53 AM »
My arrangement is a see-saw

1 2 3 4 5
6

Subject to change, of course.  :)

Now, that's a formation that I can agree with!
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