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Offline calyptorhynchus

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Greatest Living Symphonists
« on: March 12, 2020, 02:05:20 PM »
Off the top of my head I think the greatest living symphonists (in no order) are:

David Matthews
Peteris Vasks
John Pickard

What do other people think?

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Re: Greatest Living Symphonists
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 02:13:32 PM »
John Kinsella
Peteris Vasks
Ragnar Soderlind
I rate Kevin Puts's Symphony No.2 very highly.
Yoshimatsu
« Last Edit: March 12, 2020, 02:34:38 PM by vandermolen »
"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: Greatest Living Symphonists
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 02:29:14 PM »
Definitely Kinsella and Vasks must be on my list too. These too: Takashi Yoshimatsu, Kalevi Aho, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Seppo Pohjola. I might add Penderecki, but I don't think highly of all his symphonies.

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Re: Greatest Living Symphonists
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 02:35:10 PM »
Definitely Kinsella and Vasks must be on my list too. These too: Takashi Yoshimatsu, Kalevi Aho, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Seppo Pohjola. I might add Penderecki, but I don't think highly of all his symphonies.
Added Yoshimatsu to my list. Thanks for reminding me of him.
"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: Greatest Living Symphonists
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 04:06:49 PM »
John Kinsella
Peteris Vasks
Ragnar Soderlind
I rate Kevin Puts's Symphony No.2 very highly.
Yoshimatsu

It's Ragnar Søderlind god dammit!  Søderlind!!!!! 

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Re: Greatest Living Symphonists
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 04:31:13 PM »
For me, I would choose:

Ragnar Soderlind
Kjell Mork Karlsen (I've loved every one of his symphonies I've heard and they are epic)
Kevin Puts
John Kinsella
Kalevi Aho
Mine

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Re: Greatest Living Symphonists
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2020, 10:54:12 PM »
For me, I would choose:

Ragnar Soderlind
Kjell Mork Karlsen (I've loved every one of his symphonies I've heard and they are epic)
Kevin Puts
John Kinsella
Kalevi Aho
Mine

I was just so impressed with Soderlind's 8th Symphony.

We need to hear more of 'Mine'. I like what I have heard very much.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Greatest Living Symphonists
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 01:44:29 AM »
I'll add Penderecki to the mix, along with Sir James MacMillan.