Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers

Started by Mirror Image, July 20, 2016, 08:21:54 PM

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Mirror Image

I'll start....

Rachmaninov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Schnittke
Weinberg
Stravinsky
Mussorgsky
Scriabin
Lyadov
Myaskovsky
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My "Top 5" Favorite Composers: Debussy, Mahler, Strauss, Sibelius and Bartók


Autumn Leaves

My list:

Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Rimsky-Korsakov
Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninov
Glazunov
Mussorgsky
Stravinsky
Taneyev
Khachaturian

ComposerOfAvantGarde

Stravinsky
Schnittke
Gubaidulina
Shostakovich
Firsova
Ustvolskaya
Shchedrin
Scriabin
Raskatov

and I am really stuck on a tenth one...........


North Star

Prokofiev
Rachmaninov
Tchaikovsky
Stravinsky
Shostakovich
Schnittke
Mussorgsky
Scriabin
Rimsky-Korsakov
Lyadov
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius

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Wanderer

Not in order:

Tchaikovsky
Prokofiev
Medtner
Rachmaninov
Scriabin
Shostakovich
Stravinsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Mussorgsky
Borodin? Gubaidulina? Taneyev? Schnittke? Myaskovsky? Protopopov? Tcherepnin? Ustvolskaya? Pick one.

Florestan

Only 10? Impossible. Top 3 is easier.  :D

Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninoff
Shostakovich







"Art is no excuse for boring people." - Jules Renard

"Melody is the essence of music." - Mozart

ComposerOfAvantGarde

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Quote from: Florestan on July 21, 2016, 01:31:51 AM
Only 10? Impossible. Top 3 is easier.  :D

Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninoff
Shostakovich

Well, who are some other favourites if you could go beyond 10?

Chronochromie

1. Stravinsky

2. Scriabin and Prokofiev

3. Mussorgsky and Gubaidulina

4. Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

5. Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and Glazunov

PerfectWagnerite

you guys are good ! i can't even name 10, let alone 10 favorites.

Dancing Divertimentian

Prokofiev
Scriabin
Stravinsky
Rachmaninov
Shostakovich
Tchaikovsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Mussorgsky
Medtner
Schnittke

Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

71 dB

Weinberg and Taneyev are my favorite Russian Composers. Other Russian composers have great music, which I enjoy a lot, but those two are my favorites at the moment.
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Florestan

Quote from: jessop on July 21, 2016, 03:23:46 PM
Well, who are some other favourites if you could go beyond 10?

In no particular order: Medtner, Prokofiev, Lyadov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Kalinnikov, Taneyev, Borodin, Glazunov, Chesnokov, Anton Rubinstein, Balakirev, Cui, Scriabin...
"Art is no excuse for boring people." - Jules Renard

"Melody is the essence of music." - Mozart

Scion7

#12
^ Weinberg was a Polish Jew.  He later became a Russian citizen, of course, fleeing from Nazi-Germany's invasion of Poland in '39.

EDIT: And may Florestan suffer a thousand cuts of the blade for posting at the same time as I did thus messing up my beautiful upwards-pointing arrow comment.
(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

ComposerOfAvantGarde

Quote from: Florestan on July 22, 2016, 02:39:16 AM
In no particular order: Medtner, Prokofiev, Lyadov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Kalinnikov, Taneyev, Borodin, Glazunov, Chesnokov, Anton Rubinstein, Balakirev, Cui, Scriabin...

I notice that Taneyev is a composer mentioned by many.....I haven't heard any Taneyev at all. Can you recommend something?

71 dB

Quote from: Scion7 on July 22, 2016, 02:39:32 AM
^ Weinberg was a Polish Jew.  He later became a Russian citizen, of course, fleeing from Nazi-Germany's invasion of Poland in '39.

Yes. If Weinberg is not accepted then Sergei Taneyev is my favorite Russian Composer!  :P
Spatial distortion is a serious problem deteriorating headphone listening.
Crossfeeders reduce spatial distortion and make the sound more natural
and less tiresome in headphone listening.

My Sound Cloud page <-- NEW track "Jazzz"

71 dB

Quote from: jessop on July 22, 2016, 02:40:48 AM
I notice that Taneyev is a composer mentioned by many.....I haven't heard any Taneyev at all. Can you recommend something?
This is a great CD to start with Taneyev:
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Spatial distortion is a serious problem deteriorating headphone listening.
Crossfeeders reduce spatial distortion and make the sound more natural
and less tiresome in headphone listening.

My Sound Cloud page <-- NEW track "Jazzz"

Florestan

Quote from: jessop on July 22, 2016, 02:40:48 AM
I notice that Taneyev is a composer mentioned by many.....I haven't heard any Taneyev at all. Can you recommend something?

First and foremost, the piano quintet, but his whole chamber output is exquisite.

"Art is no excuse for boring people." - Jules Renard

"Melody is the essence of music." - Mozart

71 dB

Quote from: Florestan on July 22, 2016, 02:47:13 AM
First and foremost, the piano quintet, but his whole chamber output is exquisite.
For the Piano Quintet (and Piano Quartet + Piano Trio) this is a great twofer:

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Spatial distortion is a serious problem deteriorating headphone listening.
Crossfeeders reduce spatial distortion and make the sound more natural
and less tiresome in headphone listening.

My Sound Cloud page <-- NEW track "Jazzz"

ComposerOfAvantGarde

Thanks for the recommendations! I shall take note and listen when I can. :)

Drasko

Tchaikovsky
Scriabin
Stravinsky
Rachmaninov
Mussorgsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Mosolov
Popov