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Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« on: July 20, 2016, 07:21:54 PM »
I'll start....

Rachmaninov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Schnittke
Weinberg
Stravinsky
Mussorgsky
Scriabin
Lyadov
Myaskovsky
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 07:27:33 PM »
My list:

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

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 09:01:00 PM »
Stravinsky
Schnittke
Gubaidulina
Shostakovich
Firsova
Ustvolskaya
Shchedrin
Scriabin
Raskatov

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


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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 11:50:00 PM »
Prokofiev
Rachmaninov
Tchaikovsky
Stravinsky
Shostakovich
Schnittke
Mussorgsky
Scriabin
Rimsky-Korsakov
Lyadov
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 12:05:22 AM »
Not in order:

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

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 12:31:51 AM »
Only 10? Impossible. Top 3 is easier.  :D

Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninoff
Shostakovich







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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 02:23:46 PM »
Only 10? Impossible. Top 3 is easier.  :D

Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninoff
Shostakovich

Well, who are some other favourites if you could go beyond 10?
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 02:29:33 PM »
1. Stravinsky

2. Scriabin and Prokofiev

3. Mussorgsky and Gubaidulina

4. Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

5. Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and Glazunov

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2016, 02:39:05 PM »
you guys are good ! i can't even name 10, let alone 10 favorites.

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2016, 08:09:42 PM »
Prokofiev
Scriabin
Stravinsky
Rachmaninov
Shostakovich
Tchaikovsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Mussorgsky
Medtner
Schnittke

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2016, 01:33:41 AM »
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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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2016, 01:39:16 AM »
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...
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2016, 01:39:32 AM »
^ Weinberg was a Polish Jew.  He later became a Russian citizen, of course, fleeing from Nazi-Germany's invasion of Poland in '39.

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.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2016, 01:40:48 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?

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2016, 01:41:28 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
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2016, 01:44:33 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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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2016, 01:47:13 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.

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2016, 01:52:29 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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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2016, 02:32:14 AM »
Thanks for the recommendations! I shall take note and listen when I can. :)

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2016, 02:51:05 AM »
Tchaikovsky
Scriabin
Stravinsky
Rachmaninov
Mussorgsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Mosolov
Popov