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Offline Mr Bloom

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2008, 02:03:57 PM »
I'll stick to one.

1. Popov
2. Vermeulen
3. Szymanowski
4. Ives
5. Nielsen
6. Hartmann
7. Sibelius
8. Atterberg
9. Beethoven
10. Tubin

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #121 on: January 09, 2008, 11:26:01 PM »
Ah, why not...

1. Brahms
2. Sibelius
3. Nørgård
4. Nielsen
5. Mahler
6. Tchaikovsky
7. Rautavaara
8. Schnittke
9. Beethoven
10. Shostakovich

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #122 on: July 21, 2021, 08:03:44 PM »
9) [sounds of scuffling, a chair is thrown, police sirens echo in the night] Bruckner

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No chance of minimalism on this fine Peloponnesian morning:

1) Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Elgar, Gade, Langgaard, Schmidt, Tchaikovsky
2) Mahler, Schmidt, Schumann
3) Beethoven, Bruckner, Nielsen
4) Brahms, Bruckner, Nielsen
5) Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Sibelius
6) Mahler, Beethoven
7) Beethoven, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams
8 ) Mahler, Bruckner, Schubert
9) Bruckner (mit finale), Schubert, Beethoven
10) Shostakovich, Mahler
38) Mozart
94) Haydn

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #123 on: July 22, 2021, 06:50:34 AM »
Did my best

1 - Arriaga, Juan Crisóstomo de
2 - Brahms, Johannes
3 - Creston, Paul
4 - Dvořák, Antonín
5 - Enescu, George
6 - Frankel, Benjamin
7 - Gade, Niels
8 - Holmboe, Vagn
9 - ?
10 - Johnson, David Hackbridge
11 - Koželuch, Leopold ("L'irresoluto")
12 - Langgaard, Rued ("Helsingborg")
13 - Myaskovsky, Nikolay
14 - ?
15 - ?
16 - Pettersson, Allan
17 - ?
18 - Röntgen, Julius
19 - ?
20 - ?
21 - ?
22 - Vanhal, Johann Baptist (Bryan order: D2, excluding four works of doubtful authenticity)
23 - ?
24 - ?
25 - ?
26 - ?

This poll is rather unfair to composers in the second half of the alphabet

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #124 on: July 22, 2021, 07:20:30 AM »
1 - Anton Webern
2 - Bohuslav Martinů
3 - Carl Nielsen
4 - Dmitri Shostakovich
5 - Edmund Rubbra
6 - Franz Schubert
7 - Gustav Mahler
8 - Hans Werner Henze
9 - Ib Nørholm
10 - Joseph Haydn
11 - Kalevi Aho
12 - Luigi Boccherini (Op. 35 no. 6)
13 - Mieczysław Weinberg
14 - Nikolay Myaskovsky
15 - ?
16 - Paul Wranitzky (Op. 35 no. 1)
17 - ?
18 - ?
19 - ?
20 - ?
21 - ?
22 - Václav Pichl
23 - Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart (K.181/162b)
24 - ?
25 - ?
26 - ?

Can't say that worked very much better.

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #125 on: July 22, 2021, 08:40:01 AM »
;D


No chance of minimalism on this fine Peloponnesian morning:

1) Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Elgar, Gade, Langgaard, Schmidt, Tchaikovsky
2) Mahler, Schmidt, Schumann
3) Beethoven, Bruckner, Nielsen
4) Brahms, Bruckner, Nielsen
5) Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Sibelius
6) Mahler, Beethoven
7) Beethoven, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams
8 ) Mahler, Bruckner, Schubert
9) Bruckner (mit finale), Schubert, Beethoven
10) Shostakovich, Mahler
38) Mozart
94) Haydn


WANDERER!!!  How did you summon up this topic from 14 years ago?!   ??? ??? ???   :D


You followed my method!

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This topic disses MozartHaydn, Brian, Miaskovsky, and Hovhaness!   0:)

But okay!

Again, like with Fritos, you can't pick just one!  Bold-type indicates my special recommendation of a composer who might not readily come to mind.

1. Bruckner, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Ives, Hartmann, Ernst Chausson (!),  Hans Rott (!!!)
2. Mahler, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Ives, Schumann Ernst Krenek,
3. Schumann, Scriabin, Bruckner, Prokofiev, Gliere, Alexander Tcherepnin
4. Bruckner, Beethoven, Brahms, Scriabin, Ives, Ernst Toch
5. Mahler, Bruckner, Sibelius, Scriabin, Ernst Krenek
6. Mahler, Bruckner, Prokofiev, Dvorak, Karl Amadeus Hartmann
7. Beethoven, Bruckner, Mahler, Sibelius, Karl Amadeus Hartmann
8. Bruckner, Mahler, Schubert, Karl Amadeus Hartmann
9. Bruckner, Beethoven, Mahler, Dvorak, Shostakovich
10. Mahler, Mahler, Mahler, Mahler, Shostakovich

It seems things were evolving in our usual fashion!   ;)

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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 getting out of control in our usual fashion!  0:)


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And maybe 10 3/4 can be the "Universe" Symphony by Scriabin, aka  Prefatory Action .


For Tenth Symphonies: It struck me that Hans Werner Henze's Tenth is over 20 years old now:



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And for Ninths, an alternate candidate whom some may not have thought of:


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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #126 on: July 23, 2021, 04:50:23 AM »
1) Tippett or Simpson - a tie.
2) Mahler.
3) Beethoven or Bruckner - probably Beethoven.
4) Tubin, Sibelius, or Shostakovich - probably Tubin.
5) Nielsen.
6) Mahler, strong honorable mentions to Holmboe, Tubin.
7) Tubin or Pettersson - probably Tubin. Honourable mention to Simpson.
8 ) Bruckner or Shostakovich - a tie. Honorable mentions to Simpson and Holmboe.
9) Almost too many to mention: Beethoven, Schubert, Bruckner, Mahler, Holmboe, Simpson. Probably Holmboe.
10) Simpson or Holmboe - probably Simpson.

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #127 on: July 23, 2021, 12:37:13 PM »
1) Tippett or Simpson - a tie.
2) Mahler.
3) Beethoven or Bruckner - probably Beethoven.
4) Tubin, Sibelius, or Shostakovich - probably Tubin.
5) Nielsen.
6) Mahler, strong honorable mentions to Holmboe, Tubin.
7) Tubin or Pettersson - probably Tubin. Honourable mention to Simpson.
8 ) Bruckner or Shostakovich - a tie. Honorable mentions to Simpson and Holmboe.
9) Almost too many to mention: Beethoven, Schubert, Bruckner, Mahler, Holmboe, Simpson. Probably Holmboe.
10) Simpson or Holmboe - probably Simpson.

I love your list  :)
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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #128 on: July 23, 2021, 03:00:54 PM »
1 ) Mahler, Elgar - Symphony No. 1

2 ) Mahler, Sibelius, Elgar - Symphony No. 2

3 ) Beethoven - Symphony No. 3

4 ) Bruckner, Brahms - Symphony No. 4

5 ) Mahler, Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

6 ) Beethoven, Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6

7 ) Beethoven, Bruckner - Symphony No. 7

8 ) Shostakovich, Bruckner, Schubert - Symphony No. 8

9 ) Dvorak, Mahler - Symphony No. 9

10 ) Mahler - Symphony No. 10

11 ) Shostakovich, couldn't leave this out as its one of my faves  8)

I like TonyTT's list, think that matches mine except I'll replace the Mahler 10 with Shostakovich 10 and replace Beethoven 6 with Mahler 6.  And oh yeah I apologize for my complete meltdown 14 years ago.  It is no excuse, but I was in my first year as a teacher with no guidance or structure whatsoever.  It was a huge amount of stress.

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Re: Favourite Top Ten Symphonies ... with a difference
« Reply #129 on: July 23, 2021, 11:24:06 PM »
WANDERER!!!  How did you summon up this topic from 14 years ago?!   ??? ??? ???   :D

From time to time I like to run through the topics’ lists in reverse and see what I’ve missed (and revisit interesting conversations). In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen most of the topics from the mid-2007 to mid-2008 period, as that was the time I was serving my military service. When this specific topic was created, for instance, I believe I was in combat training in Arcadia.


You followed my method!

It is the most sensible. 😉


It seems things were evolving in our usual fashion!   ;)



And getting out of control in our usual fashion!  0:)

Don’t you love it when that happens? 😁