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abidoful

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2010, 09:43:10 AM »
J.S. Bach- St Matthew passion
W.A. Mozart- Don Giovanni
Ludvig van Beethoven- Symphony 9
Franz Schubert- String quintet
F. Mendelssohn- Italian Symphony
F. Chopin- Concerto op.11
F. Liszt- the Faust symphony
R. Wagner- Tristan und Isolde
C. Debussy- Pelleas et Melisande
A.Berg- Wozzeck
This was tough! As can be seen, i started chronologically from baroque to early 20th century and apart from the Schubert Quintet there's only big operatic/oratorio and symphonic works on my list.
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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #61 on: May 28, 2010, 12:13:32 PM »
Bach ................ The Goldberg Variations
Mozart ............. Clarinet Quintet
Beethoven ....... Symphony No. 5
Chopin ............. Nocturnes
Smetana .......... Má Vlast
Dvořák ............. String Quintet, op. 77
Grieg ................ Peer Gynt
Fauré ............... Pelléas et Mélisande
Sibelius ............ Lemminkäinen’s Return
Rachmaninoff ... Symphonic Dances

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2010, 10:33:32 PM »
To demonstrate that any instrument beyond piano is strictly unnecessary, though I'll toss in a bit of colour and movement from inferior instruments to show how broadminded I am:

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor Op. 23 No. 5 (hard to choose just one of these, but here is the entirety of Russian history compressed into about 4 minutes ...)
Debussy: Preludes Livre 1 No, 10 - La Cathédrale Engoulitie (o course if I'd chosen Rachmaninoff Op. 3 No. 2 I'd hae gone with something other than this)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 (or No. 2 if you've not heard it before)
Schubert/Liszt (is this cheating?): Vier Geistliche Lieder S 562 - Litanei "Auf Das Fest Aller, Seelen"
Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 Op. 53
Kabeláč: Prelude Op. 30 No. 1, no, wait, No. 5, because I couldn't squeeze in any Chopin nocturnes
Beethoven: hmmmm, better think a bit more about this
Franck: Prelude, Choral et Fugue
Grieg: Piano Concerto Op. 16 (of course later on we shall scoff at anything so common as an uncommon gift for melody. This could as easily have been Tchaikovsky)
... which brings us back to the Beethoven problem.  It seems to be out of sonatas Nos. 8, 14, 21 and 23. I'll go for No. 14. Because everyone has heard the first movement somewhere along the line. And whilst the new listener is lying back feeling that they've got a hold of this classical thing at its close, the short second movement perhaps passing unnoticed, there is, as we know, that moment of "But wait! There's more ..."
And we'll finish with
Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B flat minor BWV 867

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2010, 03:52:29 AM »
To demonstrate that any instrument beyond piano is strictly unnecessary . . .

Interesting!

From the Respectful Opposition:

Stravinsky, Three Pieces for clarinet solo
Bartók, Sonata for unaccompanied violin
Ravel, Sonata for violin & cello
Prokofiev, Quintet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola & double bass, Opus 39
Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola & harp
Webern, Six Songs for voice, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin & cello, Opus 14
Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht for string sextet, Opus 4
Elliott Carter, Sonata for flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord
Wuorinen, Viola Variations (unaccompanied)
Henning, The Mousetrap for clarinet & viola

abidoful

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2010, 04:31:09 AM »

Henning, The Mousetrap for clarinet & viola

Your own piece? :) I love that attitude!!! :D

karlhenning

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2010, 04:57:10 AM »
Hey, it's a good piece!

abidoful

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #66 on: June 19, 2010, 05:06:37 AM »
I don't doubt that, mr  :)
they are kind like ones children, aren't they!

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2010, 05:14:01 AM »
Well, but I believe that apart from the proprietary fondness one expects, it's a fine piece.
 
Have a listen and judge for yourself.

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2010, 04:58:36 PM »
I cannae find yer mousetrap, Karl (I dare say I'll have to maintain my mindless prejudice against tooting in all its forms), but I did like the excerpt of yer Passion of St John on utube. Very much.

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2010, 02:58:54 AM »
Holst - The Planets
Beethoven - Symphony 5
Schubert - Impromptus
Chopin - Etudes
Brahms - Piano Concerto 2
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Mahler - Symphony 4
Dvorak - Symphony 9
Vivaldi - Four Seasons
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto 2
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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #70 on: June 25, 2010, 06:20:18 PM »
Okay, 10 composers, 10 works (in no particular order):
 
1. Mahler: Symphony No. 5
2. Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
3. Bartok: The Wooden Prince
4. Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 11
5. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe
6. Barber: Violin Concerto
7. Delius: In A Summer Garden
8. Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5
9. Alwyn: Lyra Angelica
10. Respighi: Church Windows
 
This is an old list I've used many times. It's always subject to change.
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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2010, 09:36:22 AM »
Vivaldi...The Four Seasons
Handel...Water Music
Rodrigo...Concerto de Aranjuez
Rimsky-Korsakov...Scheherazade
Beethoven...Waldstein Sonata
Saint-Saens...Symphony No.3
Dvorak...Symphony No.9
Haydn...The Creation
Mozart...Die Zauberflote
Bizet...Carmen
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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #72 on: July 11, 2010, 12:56:14 AM »
Rodrigo...Concerto de Aranjuez

While this is a great piece and his most popular, if I were to suggest a Rodrigo work for a classical newbie to listen to it would be his "Piano Concerto." This work's slow movement alone would definitely make the listener sit up and take notice.
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« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2010, 02:43:47 AM »

While this is a great piece and his most popular, if I were to suggest a Rodrigo work for a classical newbie to listen to it would be his "Piano Concerto." This work's slow movement alone would definitely make the listener sit up and take notice.
I've never heard his piano concerto. BTW - nice to communicate with you again. It's been awhile.  ;)
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« Reply #74 on: July 11, 2010, 02:59:28 PM »
I've never heard his piano concerto. BTW - nice to communicate with you again. It's been awhile.  ;)

It's a beautiful work that I think you would enjoy immensely, but the concerto's slow movement makes the whole work worthwhile.

It is great to communicate with you again too. It has been awhile. About how long has it been? A year or so?
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« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2010, 03:16:35 PM »
It's a beautiful work that I think you would enjoy immensely, but the concerto's slow movement makes the whole work worthwhile.

It is great to communicate with you again too. It has been awhile. About how long has it been? A year or so?
Yes, about a year I think. What recording of the Rodrigo piano concerto do you recommend?
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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2010, 04:24:00 PM »
Yes, about a year I think. What recording of the Rodrigo piano concerto do you recommend?

This one:


 
I actually recommend the entire Rodrigo orchestral series on Naxos. There are ten volumes in all. They are all excellent.
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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #77 on: July 11, 2010, 04:40:45 PM »
Mendelssohn - Midsummer's Overture

Bach - Toccada & Fugue in D minor

Vivaldi - 4 Seasons

Beethoven - 5th

Mozart - 40th

Handel - Water Music

Chopin - Nocture In E flat major

Brahms - Symphony No.3

Bizet - Carmen

Ravel - Bolero

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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #78 on: July 11, 2010, 04:47:52 PM »
J.S. Bach, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, a 2 Clav. e Pedale, BWV 659
Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde Act 1 Prelude
Debussy, Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune
Anton Webern, Passacaglia, op.1
Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
Francis Poulenc, Piano Nocturne No. 8
Bela Bartok, Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta
Gyorgy Ligeti, Lux Aeterna
Jonathan Harvey, Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Octophony
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Re: Ten Composers.......one piece each.
« Reply #79 on: July 11, 2010, 11:16:31 PM »
Monteverdi – L’Incoronazione di Poppea
Handel – Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro
Beethoven - Fidelio
Donizetti – L’Elisir D’Amore
Verdi – La Traviata
Bizet - Carmen
Wagner – Der Fliegende Hollander
Puccini – Tosca
Glass - Akhnaten

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