Started by Mirror Image, July 20, 2016, 08:21:54 PM
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Quote from: kyjo on June 12, 2020, 08:40:06 PMIn some sort of order of preference:Rachmaninoff Prokofiev(My undisputed top two)KabalevskyTaneyevGlazunovShostakovichBorodinScriabinMedtnerTchaikovsky (P.I.)With, of course, many runner-ups! Had Kalinnikov written more, he would've certainly made it onto my list. Schnittke is certainly a "rising star" for me and I've really enjoyed getting to know some of his works recently. Overall, he's a more approachable composer than I expected (though some of his works definitely aren't "easy"!).Much to Jeffrey's dismay, and certainly with due respect to his striking new avatar, I must admit that I have mixed feelings about Miaskovsky. A lot of his music is rather too subdued and somber for my taste - I keep longing for more color and outward emotion in his music. I think part of it has to do with his rather thick and heavy-handed (IMHO, of course) orchestration. That said, there are certain movements/sections within his works that I really enjoy (e.g. the finale of Symphony 15, slow movement of 24, the outer sections of the Cello Concerto, and most of the 22nd Symphony, 13th string quartet, and 2nd cello sonata). Also, I think a lot of his works are still waiting to receive ideal recordings. Svetlanov's recordings are generally good, but I feel like a more variegated (mood- and color-wise) and detail-oriented approach with a really first-rate modern orchestra would do wonders with some of the symphonies.
Quote from: Mirror Image on June 12, 2020, 05:20:55 PMI think I'll give this a shot:ShostakovichProkofievWeinbergRachmaninovGlazunovBorodinSchnittkeRimsky-KorsakovMyaskovskyLyadovHonorable mentions: Popov, B. Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Scriabin, Kalinnikov, Balakirev and Shchedrin
Quote from: ritter on June 16, 2020, 09:58:55 AMOh, poor old Igor Fyodorovich, left out in the cold just like that....
Quote from: Mirror Image on June 16, 2020, 10:08:06 AMOh well. I love many of Stravinsky's works, but his aesthetic is one that I'm not hugely attracted to. I never have been a big Stravinskian.
Quote from: Mirror Image on February 03, 2020, 06:19:43 PMTime for an update:'Top 3' - Debussy, Ravel, and BartókThe other 7 (in no particular order) - First row: Ives, Stravinsky, EnescuSecond row: Fauré, Schoenberg, SzymanowskiThird row: Britten
Quote from: vers la flamme on June 24, 2020, 01:48:14 PMNever?! You put him in your top 5 a couple of months ago ...:
Quote from: Mirror Image on June 24, 2020, 01:50:01 PMTrue, but everyone here knows I go through phases where I like/dislike Stravinsky, but even, in the beginning, I have to say I haven't been particularly drawn to him in general. I do love a good bit of his music, though. I certainly won't deny that.
Quote from: kyjo on June 24, 2020, 05:12:47 PMI'm waiting for a change to a Stravinsky avatar within the next couple hours.
Quote from: Mirror Image on June 24, 2020, 01:50:01 PMTrue, but everyone here knows I go through phases where I like/dislike Stravinsky a lot of composers
Quote from: springrite on August 22, 2016, 04:10:41 PMIn no particular order:ProkofievStravinskyRachmaninovVeinbergSchnittkeDargomyzhskyScriabinRubensteinTanayevGubaidulina
Quote from: Florestan on June 25, 2020, 12:00:35 AMFixed.
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