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Offline bwv 1080

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Top 10 post 1950 composers
« on: July 09, 2018, 05:22:54 AM »
defined as favorite based on works composed after 1950

Boulez
Carter
Dutilleaux
Ferneyhough
Henze
Ligeti
Lutoslawski
Messiaen
Schnittke
Takemitsu
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 05:35:57 AM »
Carter
Ligeti
Lutoslawski
Shostakovich (mainly for the string quartets)
Messiaen
Xenakis
Martinu (his best decade)
Pettersson
Norgard
Berio


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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 01:45:32 PM »
Ginastera
Mieczysław Weinberg
Arnold
Dutilleux
Aho
Adams
Rautavaara
Panufnik
Feldman
Paul Moravec

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 02:10:17 PM »
Havergal Brian
George Lloyd
Vaughan Williams
Arnold
Tippett
Shostakovich
Pettersson
Bernstein
Schnittke
Kats-Chernin
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 03:20:12 PM »
Carter
Cage
Stravinsky
Lachenmann
Dusapin
Kurtag
Stockhausen
Wuorinen
Sciarrino
Boulez

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 03:24:59 AM »
Vaughan Williams (symphonies 8 and 9 for example)
Shostakovich
Martinu
Pettersson
George Lloyd
Malcolm Williamson
Honegger (Symphony 5)
Alwyn
Arnold
Rubbra
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 04:34:12 AM »
I see that 3 people have named Malcolm Arnold. If I had an 11th, he might be it - or I might give it to another of those "tonal symphonist" guys (like Rubbra, Holmboe or Simpson).
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 05:31:46 AM »
later Vaughan Williams, but younger are:
Dmitri Shostakovich
Bohuslav Martinů
Vagn Holmboe
William Alwyn
Leonard Bernstein
Malcolm Arnold
Alberto Ginastera
Camargo Guarnieri
Arvo Pärt
Veljo Tormis



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Offline amw

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 12:29:24 AM »
John Cage
Luc Ferrari
Heinz Holliger
Rebecca Saunders
Salvatore Sciarrino
Horațiu Rădulescu
Galina Ustvolskaya
Chaya Czernowin
Witold Lutosławski
Roland Kayn

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 02:17:11 PM »
Messiaen
Ligeti
Xenakis
Grisey
Sciarrino
L. Andriessen
Reich
Lutoslawski
Murail
Dutilleaux

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 06:36:19 PM »
I echo vandermolen's and Christo's choices.  :)
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 12:29:11 AM »
I echo vandermolen's and Christo's choices.  :)

I echo Christo's choices too Kyle  :)

Although I'm not so familiar with Ginastera and Tormis.
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2018, 05:55:22 AM »
In alphabetical order:

Luciano Berio
Pierre Boulez
Elliott Carter
Alberto Ginastera
Cristóbal Halffter
Ernst Krenek
Bruno Maderna
Olivier Messiaen
Luigi Nono
Igor Stravinsky
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2018, 12:45:07 PM »
At the moment the list looks like this, probably:

Boulez
Carter
Dutilleux
Gubaidulina
Kurtág
Ligeti
Lutosławski
Messiaen
Shostakovich (I love his late works the most)
Zimmermann
« Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 12:47:55 PM by Ainsi la nuit »

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2018, 09:05:50 AM »
Penderecki
Bernstein
MacMillan
Arnold
Shostakovich
Corigliano
Ginastera
Schnittke
Mathias
Daugherty

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2018, 09:38:44 AM »
Boulez
Britten
Dutilleux
Holmboe
Kurtág

Ligeti
Schnittke
Shostakovich
Stravinsky
Tippett

Leaving Martinu & Villa-Lobos off on the excuse that they didn't survive the 50s. Lutoslawski is just out.
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2018, 10:00:48 AM »
Berio
Boulez
Carter
Chin
Hosokawa
Kurtag
Ligeti
Messiaen
Stravinsky
Takemitsu
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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2018, 04:25:05 PM »
Berio
Carter
Gubaidulina
Ligeti
Messiaen
Reich
Schnittke
Sciarrino
Lutosławski
Nono

Grisey and GF Haas get an honorable mention.

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2018, 06:32:00 PM »
Boulez
Dhomont
Glass
Kurtág
Ligeti
Messiaen
Reich
Saariaho
Schnittke
Vasks

Others I considered: JL Adams, Murail, Chin, Romitelli, GF Haas, Nono, Berio, Takemitsu, Gubaidulina.

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Re: Top 10 post 1950 composers
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2018, 06:20:41 AM »
Alfred Šnitke
Giya Kancheli
Arvo Pärt
Dmitrij Šostakovič
György Ligeti
Henryk Górecki
Olivier Messiaen
Iannis Xenakis
Krzysztof Penderecki
Unsuk Chin

 

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