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Offline MishaK

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2007, 07:01:35 AM »
0 - Bruckner "Nullte"

1 - Berlioz (fantastique)

2 - Brahms No.2

3 - Schumann "Rhenish"

4 - Brahms No.4

5 - Mahler No.5

6 - Beethoven "Pastoral"

7 - Beethoven No.7

8 - Schubert No.8 "Unfinished"

9 - Bruckner No.9

10 - Schostakovich No.10

Boring, I know.

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2007, 07:09:06 AM »
1. Brahms/Sibelius/Beethoven
2. Sibelius/Brahms
3. Beethoven/Mahler/Brahms
4. Mahler/Brahms/Tchaikovsky
5. Mahler/Sibelius/Shostakovich/Tchaikovsky
6. Sibelius/Beethoven/Tchaikovsky
7. Sibelius
8. Schubert/Shostakovich/Sibelius ;) Tapiola?
9. Beethoven/Mahler/Schubert
10. Shostakovich/Mahler
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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2007, 07:11:13 AM »
Wow! :o Hasn't this thread taken off since last night!

Great choices, people. Some new names there for me to explore. Nice to see (almost) everyone got the point without me having to explain it. ;)

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2007, 07:14:47 AM »

Having reread the initial posting:

Brahms 1
Mahler 2
Beethoven 3
Vaughan Williams 4
Nielsen 5
Mahler 6
Petterson 7
Shostakovich 8
Bruckner 9
Shostakovich 10

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2007, 07:22:07 AM »
Having reread the initial posting:

Brahms 1
Mahler 2
Beethoven 3
Vaughan Williams 4
Nielsen 5
Mahler 6
Petterson 7
Shostakovich 8
Bruckner 9
Shostakovich 10


Hurrah! :D

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2007, 07:27:33 AM »
In the spirit of reworking former posts:

Having reread the initial posting:

Brahms 1
Mahler 2
Beethoven 3
Vaughan Williams 4 Brahms 4
Nielsen 5
Mahler 6
Petterson 7
Shostakovich 8
Bruckner 9
Shostakovich 10




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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2007, 07:30:39 AM »
In the spirit of reworking former posts:

>:(

Brahms 1 Vaughan Williams 1
Mahler 2 Vaughan Williams 2
Beethoven 3 Vaughan Williams 3
Vaughan Williams 4 Brahms 4  Vaughan Williams 4
Nielsen 5 Vaughan Williams 5
Mahler 6 Vaughan Williams 6
Petterson 7 Vaughan Williams 7
Shostakovich 8 Vaughan Williams 8
Bruckner 9 Vaughan Williams 9
Shostakovich 10  Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto

0:)
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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2007, 07:31:55 AM »
>:(

0:)

LOL

The Tuba Concerto has my vote!  :D

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2007, 07:37:25 AM »
Vaughan Williams 4

Definitely my RVW symphony. Had it been numbered 8 it would have made my list possibly. But there are just too many great 4s. Would have liked to have added Glazunov 5 as well, but too many good 5s.

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2007, 07:49:02 AM »
♪ Vaughan Williams, A Sea Symphony
♪ Prokofiev Second, Opus 40
♪ Nielsen Third, Sinfonia espansiva, Opus 27
♪ Shostakovich Fourth, Opus 43
♪ Tchaikovsky Fifth, Opus 64
♪ Sibelius Sixth, Opus 104
♪ Dvořák Seventh, Opus 70
♪ Shostakovich Eighth, Opus 65
♪ Shostakovich Ninth, Opus 70
♪ Shostakovich Tenth, Opus 93
Unnumbered:: Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette, Opus 17
Latin name:: Britten, Sinfonia da requiem, Opus 20


Explain yourself Sir,

Where's the Bruckner & the Mahler?

Those Tea Parties you throw must be pretty boring  ;D

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2007, 07:50:51 AM »
Explain yourself Sir,

Where's the Bruckner & the Mahler?

The Britten symphony is almost Mahler (and then there's the Shostakovich... :D) :P
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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2007, 08:06:28 AM »
LOL

The Tuba Concerto has my vote!  :D

This is getting unfair!   $:)

How about the Piano Concerto for Orchestra and Chorus by Busoni?     8)

Look, it's basically as long as a Mahler symphony (70 minutes), and better than any symphony by e.g. Glazunov!

It can have my vote for 10 1/2!  (And Fellini votes for 8 1/2.)
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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2007, 08:11:29 AM »
This is getting unfair!   $:)

How about the Piano Concerto for Orchestra and Chorus by Busoni?     8)

Look, it's basically as long as a Mahler symphony (70 minutes), and better than any symphony by e.g. Glazunov!

It can have my vote for 10 1/2!  (And Fellini votes for 8 1/2.)
And it was originally titled Symphonie italienne.
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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2007, 08:34:29 AM »
And it was originally titled Symphonie italienne.

So there! 

And maybe 10 3/4 can be the "Universe" Symphony by Scriabin, aka  Prefatory Action .
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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2007, 10:35:25 AM »
Symphony #10 "Yon Hall of Thunder" Rued Langgaard
Let's all just go ahead and agree that Langgaard wrote the best titles for music of any composer. Isn't it his Thirteenth Symphony that has a movement called "Amok! A Composer Explodes" ?  ;D

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2007, 10:40:59 AM »
Close, Brian! The Twelfth Symphony, Hélsingeborg.  And not a discrete movement;  that marking must be for a passage in the score of a single-movement 7-minute symphony.

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2007, 10:49:08 AM »
I really wanna hear Yon Hall of Thunder now :( Can anyone recommend a recording?
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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2007, 10:52:39 AM »
I really wanna hear Yon Hall of Thunder now :( Can anyone recommend a recording?

There are two to choose from.  You have a 50/50 chance of acquiring the best version (if you buy only one).

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2007, 10:56:02 AM »
I really wanna hear Yon Hall of Thunder now :( Can anyone recommend a recording?
I want to hear it too, but am content to wait until 2008-9, sometime during which Thomas Dausgaard will release the symphony in his ongoing (absolutely brilliant) Dacapo cycle. Until then, his 2 ,3, 4, 5, 12, 13, and 14 are already out. :)

Ah, thanks Karl ~ a mighty odd little work, too, as I recall.

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2007, 10:56:40 AM »
I really wanna hear Yon Hall of Thunder now :( Can anyone recommend a recording?

Danish National Radio Symphony and Ole Schmidt on Danacord, Lethe.