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Thread: Your fav symphony, composed in the last 100 years?

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    Chief assistant to the assistant chief JHC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by some guy View Post
    So that's what the kids nowadays are calling it, eh?

    Really some guy, what on earth do you mean ? its hard for a simple colonial boy to keep up with your razor wit
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    HaHa Well I've been leaning to a sort of relativistic view of music appreciation, but now that I know that there's a ultimate standard it feels like i'm on solid ground again. I've changed all my favorite pieces of music to your's, and have been combing through the archives to revise my opinion to your own in practically every matter. What a relief!
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    thirdcreed, I see in your profile you play in bands, what instrument/s do you play?
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    Midshipman, Forte thirdcreed's Avatar
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    Principally piano, then Organ (Hammond B3, not pipe organ), trumpet, accordion and guitar. I sing alot of the time as well. I also serve as a arranger for instrumental parts and as a songwriter. So, I wore alot of hats in the bands I was in. The last band I was in played as Wanda Jackson's band during her showcase In SXSW.

    I play alot more instruments in my class at the public school I teach at, but I'm not profecient enough to play in front of others my own age.

    That's probably more than you were asking for, but there's an overview of my activity in the local bands i'm in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    A few more (max one per composer):

    1911 GLIERE - Symphony 3 in B minor "Ilya Muromets"
    1913 BANTOCK - Hebridean symphony
    1915 SIBELIUS - Symphony 5 in E flat major
    1922 NIELSEN - Symphony 5
    1922 BLISS - A colour symphony
    1930 HANSON - Symphony 2 "Romantic"
    1933 SCHMIDT - Symphony 4 in C major
    1934 HINDEMITH - Mathis der Maler
    1935 BAX - Symphony 6
    1937 MOERAN - Symphony in G Minor
    1941 SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony 7 in C major "Leningrad"
    1941 LEIFS - Saga symphony
    1943 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Symphony No. 5 in D
    1944 PROKOFIEV - Symphony 5 in B Flat major
    1948 MESSIAEN - Turangalila symphony
    1951 LILBURN - Symphony 2
    1976 GORECKI - Symphony 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
    1980 SILVESTROV - Symphony 5
    1982 HOVHANESS - Symphony 50 "Mount St. Helens"
    1990 SALLINEN - Symphony 6 "From a New Zealand Diary"
    1994 RAUTAVAARA - Symphony 7 "Angel of Light"
    Draging this thread back on topic!!!

    Thanks - art rock, my friend. You've listed some important works I've never heard - I'll keep my ears open for them, promise!
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    Bantock is a composer that I can live without as are a few of the others but good to see our man Doug Lilburn mentioned and personally I prefer VW's 6th but yes some not so popular composers there, interesting
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    Webern's.

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    My top two are:
    1. Howard Hanson: Symphony No 2 "Romantic"
    2. Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 - and the BPO/Karajan recording of this has never been bested, IMHO

    Sorry, but I'm either not sufficiently familiar with any other modern symphonies, or else haven't heard any I would consider "favorite". But these two a great start, no?
    “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
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    hey there mathetes1963, good to see you posting at least once in a blue moon. I agree about Hanson's Romantic Symphony, it's a fine work. Also love Prokofiev's 5th, though not that version, much prefer the London Symphony's "live" set of the lot.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Mahler's 8th...
    Last edited by Corno Dolce; May-19-2011 at 16:57.
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    Oh, I'm usually lurking about, even when I don't post...
    BTW, are we strictly limiting ourselves here to "symphony", or are going to allow "symphonic work"? In that case I definitely would add that list.
    “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
    -Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750

    "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing."
    -Duke Ellington, 1899-1974

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    Shostakovich--Symphony No.7 in C Major, Op.60 {"Leningrad"}.
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