Started by Mirror Image, August 27, 2016, 07:10:16 PM
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Quote from: Mirror Image on August 29, 2016, 07:16:26 AMCool list, Greg. I really should listen to that Schoenberg. The Poulenc is a good one indeed. It's not talked about much (for whatever reason), but it's certainly a fine work. Ives' VS3 is, of course, a favorite.
Quote from: 71 dB on December 13, 2016, 06:36:04 PMI can't sleep it's 5:35 so tired can't sleep!
Quote from: Mirror Image on August 29, 2016, 05:59:00 AMWell, I meant the violin sonatas, but....you don't know them? Oh boy, that's got to change ASAP!
Quote from: kyjo on January 09, 2019, 11:33:31 AMI'll give it a go: Alkan (Grand duo concertant, effectively a sonata)Beethoven no. 7 (C minor)Fauré no. 1FranckGrieg no. 3 (although I love all 3 just about equally)Medtner no. 3 EpicaMonasypov (ultra-obscure, I happened across it on YouTube - gorgeous!)LekeuStraussVaughan WilliamsRunner-ups:JanáčekProkofiev no. 1 (or no. 2)Schumann no. 2I have yet to listen to the Shostakovich violin sonata in full, but what I have heard of it sounds very promising.
Quote from: Mirror Image on August 27, 2016, 07:10:16 PMA difficult poll for me as there's so many of them that I love, but here goes nothing (in no particular order):Ives (all four of the them)Ravel DebussyProkofiev 1JanacekElgarF. Martin 1
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 12, 2019, 06:06:53 AMNice list, Kyle. I'd say the Shostakovich Violin Sonata is worth hearing, but it is a rather gloomy piece and I can usually tolerate this kind of atmosphere, but I'm not sure why I don't enjoy it as much as his Cello Sonata for example. But you definitely should hear the whole piece. Would love to know your thoughts on it.
Quote from: kyjo on January 12, 2019, 07:51:54 PMYeah, from what I've heard, the Shostakovich Violin Sonata does seem quite gloomy - I'll report back once I've listened to it. His much earlier Cello Sonata (which I've played recently) is a real favorite of mine - it has moments of gloom, for sure (particularly in the slow movement), but it also possesses a radiant lyricism and a sense of wit that is really appealing to me. I find it to be one of his most multifaceted works, actually.
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