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Re: Favourite symphonies in two movements
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2021, 01:00:01 PM »
Other two-movement symphonies worth mentioning:

Bentzon 4
Chávez 5
Creston 2
Eshpai 2
Kinsella 3
Lundquist 1
Norgard 3
Nystroem Sinfonia seria
Szymanowski 2
Toch 5
Tournemire 6

Some interesting choices, Cesar. I especially like the Chávez, Eshpai, Szymanowski and Nørgård. My own list would include K. A. Hartmann’s 6th and William Schuman’s 3rd. Another vote for the Webern, too. What a quirky work!
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Re: Favourite symphonies in two movements
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2021, 09:54:09 PM »
Well, already mentioned:

- Pettersson 8
- Nielsen 5
- Gorecki 2

also:
- Pärt 1

I don't think Pettersson 6th is in two movements
OK - I've amended that entry now and will add in Creston's Symphony No.2, Kinsella's 3rd Symphony and Schubert: Symphony No.8
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Re: Favourite symphonies in two movements
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2021, 11:55:23 AM »
Some interesting choices, Cesar. I especially like the Chávez, Eshpai, Szymanowski and Nørgård. My own list would include K. A. Hartmann’s 6th and William Schuman’s 3rd. Another vote for the Webern, too. What a quirky work!

Oh yes, I forgot the Schuman. A formidable example. I need to listen to the Webern, but yes, I don't hesitate it's peculiar!
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Re: Favourite symphonies in two movements
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2021, 02:56:36 PM »
Shoot, I forgot Schuman too but he totally makes my list.

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Re: Favourite symphonies in two movements
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2021, 10:51:00 PM »
The Lajtha is in 4 movements. Perhaps you meant the 5th.

Yes I did. It's mega confusing cos the two symphonies are on the same disc but in the wrong order.

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Re: Favourite symphonies in two movements
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2021, 03:09:03 AM »
Webern's is in 2 movements.  Somebody's favourite, surely?

It's my favourite Symphony period.

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Re: Favourite symphonies in two movements
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2021, 02:40:51 AM »
The two that spring to mind immediately are Nielsen's 5th and Holmboe's 6th.

Mahler's 8th also qualifies, as do several by Brian: #22, #23, #26, #30.

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Re: Favourite symphonies in two movements
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2021, 06:12:29 PM »
The two that spring to mind immediately are Nielsen's 5th and Holmboe's 6th.

Precisely those are my favorites. Two outstanding Danish symphonies.
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