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Re: 10 favorite works for soloist & orchestra that are NOT concerti
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2021, 11:33:15 PM »
the thread made me listen to Britten's "Diversions"...

No love so far for Britten's Cello Symphony?  (Which also could well belong on the "Great British Symphonies" list in the British Composers' thread.)
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Re: 10 favorite works for soloist & orchestra that are NOT concerti
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2021, 12:37:12 AM »
Franck - Variations symphoniques for piano and orchestra
Vieuxtemps - Fantasia apassionata for violin and orchestra
Mozart - Rondo(s) for piano and orchestra, KV 382, KV 386
Mendelssohn - Capriccio brillant, Rondo capriccioso, Serenade & Allegro giocoso for piano and orchestra
Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen, Carmen Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Hummel - Oberon's Magic Horn for piano and orchestra
Chopin - "La ci darem la mano" Variations for piano and orchestra
Lecuona - Rapsodia Argentina for piano and orchestra

A very fine list and kudos for mentioning Oberons Zauberhorn8)



A list of favourites, piano and orchestra, not in order of preference:

Liszt: Totentanz
Weber: Konzertstück
Schumann: Introduction & Allegro appassionato, Op. 92
Schumann: Introduction & Allegro concertante, Op. 134
R. Strauss: Burleske
R. Strauss: Parergon zur Symphonia Domestica
Respighi: Toccata
Respighi: Fantasia slava
Scriabin: Prométhée, le Poème du feu
Rachmaninov: Rhapsodie sur un thème de Paganini


Bonus selections:

Beethoven: Fantasia, Op. 80
Henselt: Variations de Concert on "Quand je quittai la Normandie" from Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable, Op. 11
Hummel: Le Retour de Londres – Grand Rondeau Brillant
Janáček: Capriccio for piano left hand, flute and brass ensemble 'Vzdor'
Liszt: Grande fantaisie symphonique sur des thèmes de Lélio
Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Lyapunov: Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes
Tchaikovsky: Concert Fantasia

Super bonus entries:

Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie
Sorabji: Opus clavisymphonicum


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Re: 10 favorite works for soloist & orchestra that are NOT concerti
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2021, 05:28:51 AM »
No love so far for Britten's Cello Symphony?  (Which also could well belong on the "Great British Symphonies" list in the British Composers' thread.)

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Re: 10 favorite works for soloist & orchestra that are NOT concerti
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2021, 08:02:48 AM »
Fine piece!

Yes, and not a concerto - Britten was quite good at music (despite being told by his housemaster at school not to consider a career in it) and he knew his concerti from his symphonies.

Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie

Or, for a serious piece of Messiaen ;D, Des canyons aux étoiles.
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Re: 10 favorite works for soloist & orchestra that are NOT concerti
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2021, 02:24:50 PM »
No love so far for Britten's Cello Symphony

That was actually the ONLY ONE I thought of!  So not having 10 I ignored the thread. :D  But yeah you got my vote.

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Re: 10 favorite works for soloist & orchestra that are NOT concerti
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2021, 06:03:05 PM »
Saint-Saëns has a good bunch of them! Caprice andalou, Morceau de concert for both horn and violin, Africa, Odelette, etc. A miniature-concerto composer.
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Re: 10 favorite works for soloist & orchestra that are NOT concerti
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2021, 02:59:54 PM »
Saint-Saëns has a good bunch of them! Caprice andalou, Morceau de concert for both horn and violin, Africa, Odelette, etc. A miniature-concerto composer.

Indeed, and every one of them is an absolute gem!
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