Your Top 10 Favorite Russian Composers

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Cato

Quote from: 71 dB on July 22, 2016, 02:44:33 AM
This is a great CD to start with Taneyev:
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Amen!  Again, allow me to proselytize for Taneyev's opera The Oresteia.

Liadov

Mussorgsky

Prokofiev

Rachmaninov

Rimsky-Korsakov

Scriabin

Stravinsky

Taneyev

Tchaikovsky

Scriabin

Shostakovich

Stravinsky

Wyschnegradsky


For those unacquainted with the last composer:

https://www.youtube.com/v/B9WPfkXQa_Y
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#21
Shostakovich
Prokoviev
Stravinsky
Rachmaninoff
Tchaikovsky
Myaskovsky
Schnittke
Kalinnikov
Arensky
Pavlova (with a sample from her Third Symphony)

https://www.youtube.com/v/XzYD-gtA-SQ
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k a rl h e nn i ng

Bortnyansky
Glinka
Mussorgsky
Prokofiev
Rakhmaninov
Schnittke
Scriabin
Shostakovich
Stravinsky
Tchaikovsky
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
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nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

North Star

Quote from: karlhenning on July 22, 2016, 08:00:08 AM
Bortnyansky
Hm, there's a name I don't recognize. Any particular works / recordings you'd recommend, Karl?
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k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: North Star on July 22, 2016, 08:09:55 AM
Hm, there's a name I don't recognize. Any particular works / recordings you'd recommend, Karl?

Cheers, Karlo!  I have some three or four CDs of the "sacred concerti";  I have not yet heard a note I did not like  8)

http://www.youtube.com/v/wLzJrQyzSJc
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

North Star

Quote from: karlhenning on July 22, 2016, 09:25:06 AM
Cheers, Karlo!  I have some three or four CDs of the "sacred concerti";  I have not yet heard a note I did not like  8)

http://www.youtube.com/v/wLzJrQyzSJc
That is beautiful. Further investigation will be needed.
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vandermolen

#26
Miaskovsky
Shostakovich
Glazunov
Rachmaninov
Popov
Shebalin
Salmanov
Gliere
Liadov
Kabalevsky

If it was 'greatest' I'd have included Prokofiev, Mussorgsky and Rimsky Korsakov.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Androcles

Judging by how many discs I own of respective composers, probably something like
1. Tchaikovsky
2. Shostakovich
3. Miaskovsky
4. Prokofiev
5. Rachmaninov
6. Stravinsky
7. Schnittke
8. Scriabin
9. Mussorgsky
10. Gubaidulina

I have at least a few discs by each of these. I also have a few by some other composers that I like, but thats taking me beyond 10 and some of them are pretty obscure. See my thread on Zaderatsky, for example  :)


And, moreover, it is art in its most general and comprehensive form that is here discussed, for the dialogue embraces everything connected with it, from its greatest object, the state, to its least, the embellishment of sensuous existence.

springrite

In no particular order:

Prokofiev
Stravinsky
Rachmaninov
Veinberg
Schnittke
Dargomyzhsky
Scriabin
Rubenstein
Tanayev
Gubaidulina
Do what I must do, and let what must happen happen.

Androcles

Quote from: springrite on August 22, 2016, 04:10:41 PM
In no particular order:

Prokofiev
Stravinsky
Rachmaninov
Veinberg
Schnittke
Dargomyzhsky
Scriabin
Rubenstein
Tanayev
Gubaidulina

Russian teachers of music history in Russian Conservatoires would approve of the inclusion of Dargomyzhsky.




And, moreover, it is art in its most general and comprehensive form that is here discussed, for the dialogue embraces everything connected with it, from its greatest object, the state, to its least, the embellishment of sensuous existence.

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Prokofiev
Tchaikovsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Stravinsky
Balakiriev
Scriabin
Mussorgsky
Glazunov

and then the two loved for single works:

Kalinnikov
Lyapunov


ComposerOfAvantGarde


James

On a deep level, Stravinsky is the only Russian composer I really care about. Outside of that, there are only a handful of pieces I'm fond-of written by others.
Action is the only truth

nathanb

Quote from: jessop on September 06, 2016, 04:44:15 PM
Pls everyone pls listen to more Firsova!

I'll check him/her out if you listen to more Kourliandski.

Wanderer


vandermolen

Quote from: Wanderer on September 06, 2016, 10:40:10 PM
Yes! Also, Gretchaninov. Definitely in my top 20.
Interesting. I must re listen to the CD I have containing two of his symphonies on the old Olympia label.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Jaakko Keskinen

Can't think of 10.

Rachmaninov
Tchaikovsky
Stravinsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Mussorgsky
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Dee Sharp

No order:

Rachmaninov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Stravinsky
Mussorgsky
Miaskovsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Tchaikovsky
Taneyev
Gubaidulina

SymphonicAddict

Tchaikovsky (the king)
Prokofiev
Shostakovich
Rachmaninov
Taneyev
Myaskovsky
Rimsky-Korsakov
Glazunov
Stravinsky
Khachaturian

ComposerOfAvantGarde

Quote from: nathanb on September 06, 2016, 07:22:33 PM
I'll check him/her out if you listen to more Kourliandski.
I'm on it! ;)

Listening to the Riot of Spring which I am enjoying quite a bit!