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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #160 on: March 15, 2021, 07:46:47 PM »
Time for me to come out of GMG hibernation and update my list! 8)

Symphonies:
Alfvén: Symphony no. 3
Arnold: Symphony no. 5
Atterberg: Symphony no. 2
Braga Santos: Symphony no. 4
Casella: Symphony no. 3
Damase: Symphonie
Elgar: Symphony no. 2
Honegger: Symphony no. 3 "Liturgique"
Korngold: Symphony in F-sharp
Lloyd: Symphony no. 4 "Arctic"
Magnard: Symphony no. 4
Peterson-Berger: Symphony no. 3 "Same Ätnam"
Prokofiev: Symphony no. 5
Rachmaninoff: Symphony no. 2
Nielsen: Symphony no. 5
Schmidt: Symphony no. 4
Sibelius: Symphony no. 2
Tubin: Symphony no. 2 "Legendary"
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no. 6
Walton: Symphony no. 1

Concerti:
Alnaes: Piano Concerto
Alwyn: Harp Concerto "Lyra Angelica"
Arnold: Guitar Concerto
Atterberg: Cello Concerto
Barber: Violin Concerto
Bartók: Piano Concerto no. 3
Britten: Piano Concerto
Finzi: Cello Concerto
Honegger: Cello Concerto
Khachaturian: Violin Concerto
Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Peterson-Berger: Violin Concerto
Poulenc: Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 3
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (since Cesar chose the left-hand ;))
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Tcherepnin: Piano Concerto no. 4 "Fantaisie"
Walton: Cello Concerto
Weinberg: Cello Concerto

Anything else involving orchestra:
Barber: Second Essay
Bax: November Woods
Bliss: Meditations on a Theme of John Blow
Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne
Carreño: Margariteña
Dvořák: Rusalka
Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos
Janáček: Taras Bulba
Klami: Kalevala Suite
Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass
Martinů: Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
Poulenc: Stabat Mater
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Respighi: Metamorphoseon
Schmidt: Das Buch mit dem Sieben Siegeln
Sibelius: Tapiola
Vaughan Williams: Job

Most of these works would be on my list.  This would be shorter than my list.  This is why I do not play games like these.  I have a lot more that just twenty.

Heck.  I could come up with 20 works by William Schuman.

New England Triptych
Violin Concerto
Song on Orpheus
American Festival Orchestra
Concerto on Old English Rounds
Credendum
In Praise of Shahn
Judith
Night Journey
Prayer in the Time of War
Umdertow
To Thee Old Cause
3 Colloquies for Horn & Orchestra
Symphonies 3-8 (Not that crazy about 9 & 10)

OK.  We will throw in the 9th to make it twenty.



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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #161 on: March 20, 2021, 02:26:23 AM »
Most of these works would be on my list.  This would be shorter than my list.  This is why I do not play games like these.  I have a lot more that just twenty.

Heck.  I could come up with 20 works by William Schuman.

New England Triptych
Violin Concerto
Song on Orpheus
American Festival Orchestra
Concerto on Old English Rounds
Credendum
In Praise of Shahn
Judith
Night Journey
Prayer in the Time of War
Umdertow
To Thee Old Cause
3 Colloquies for Horn & Orchestra
Symphonies 3-8 (Not that crazy about 9 & 10)

OK.  We will throw in the 9th of make it twenty.
Interesting! I've increasingly come to appreciate William Schuman's music, especially symphonies 3 and 6, Prayer in Time of War and the New England Triptych. I must look out for the others.

I guess I could do 20 favourites by Vaughan Williams

Nine symphonies
Job
Double Piano Concerto
Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Tuba Concerto
Three Portraits from the England of Elizabeth
In the Fen Country
Norfolk Rhapsody
Old King Cole
Concerto Grosso
Harmonica Romance
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"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).

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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #162 on: March 20, 2021, 06:46:45 AM »
Interesting! I've increasingly come to appreciate William Schuman's music, especially symphonies 3 and 6, Prayer in Time of War and the New England Triptych. I must look out for the others.

I guess I could do 20 favourites by Vaughan Williams

Nine symphonies
Job
Double Piano Concerto
Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Tuba Concerto
Three Portraits from the England of Elizabeth
In the Fen Country
Norfolk Rhapsody
Old King Cole
Concerto Grosso
Harmonica Romance
49th Parallel

How dare you!!!! That is my list as well.

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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #163 on: March 20, 2021, 02:51:31 PM »
How dare you!!!! That is my list as well.
Haha  ;D
"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).

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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #164 on: March 21, 2021, 11:34:01 AM »
A new list for a new day. How do we keep it down to 20?

Prokofiev L'enfant prodigue
Shostakovich Symphony № 10 in e minor, Op. 93
Mennin Symphony № 5
Langgaard Sfærernes Musik
Stravinsky, Le baiser de la fée
Barber Symphony № 1
Nielsen Symphony № 3, « Sinfonia espansiva »
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Vaughan Williams, Job: A Masque for Dancing
Debussy, Images
Sibelius, Tapiola, Op. 112
Ravel La valse
Schuman Symphony № 9, « Le fosse Ardeatine »
Schnittke Symphony № 4
Schoenberg Variations, Op.31
Hartmann Miserae
Berg Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite
Hanson Symphony № 6
Martinů Memorial to Lidice
Bartók The Wooden Prince, Op. 13
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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #165 on: March 21, 2021, 01:01:33 PM »
A new list for a new day. How do we keep it down to 20?

Prokofiev L'enfant prodigue
Shostakovich Symphony № 10 in e minor, Op. 93
Mennin Variations Symphony № 5
Langgaard Sfærernes Musik
Stravinsky, Le baiser de la fée
Barber Symphony № 1
Nielsen Symphony № 3, « Sinfonia espansiva »
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
Vaughan Williams, Job: A Masque for Dancing
Debussy, Images
Sibelius, Tapiola, Op. 112
Ravel La valse
Schuman Symphony № 9, « Le fosse Ardeatine »
Schnittke Symphony № 4
Schoenberg Variations, Op.31
Hartmann Miserae
Berg Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite
Hanson Symphony № 6
Martinů Memorial to Lidice
Bartók The Wooden Prince, Op. 13


The Mennin Variations Symphony is the No. 7, though.  ;)
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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #166 on: March 21, 2021, 05:02:49 PM »
The Mennin Variations Symphony is the No. 7, though.  ;)

Aye, typo.
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Re: Your Top 20 Favorite 20th Century Orchestral Works
« Reply #167 on: March 21, 2021, 08:13:30 PM »
The Mennin Seventh is my favorite Mennin work.

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« Reply #168 on: March 21, 2021, 08:16:21 PM »
The Mennin Seventh is my favorite Mennin work.

Great piece!
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