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Your favorite orchestral works #523732 04/08/04 11:24 AM
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As with many questions of this sort, the list would be too long. Of late, I've been enjoying this:

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Changes all the time - but right now it would be Mahler Symphony #3


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Haydn Symphony no 89 and mozart 25...as of today!
also the cd cover scanne above...is brilliant..heard it in the library last week:) love mehta!

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Long list, changes all the time, right now I'd say:

Chen Da-Wei and Xu Jing-Xin's "Flying Apsaras" ( 飞天 ).

Goto Naxos.com and lookup item 82006 "The Silk Road," there might be an on-line stream that you can listen to. (Edit: Well, the Naxos recorded performance is no where near the old Shanghai Conservatory performance/recording, but that's the only one I can find on the web now. frown )

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Rachmaninoff's Isle of the dead - My absolute Favourite
Mahler 3 - Jascha Horenstein
Dvorak 9 - Dohnanyi
Beethoven 7 - Kleiber

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Liszt/Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre




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Ernest Bloch's second concerto grosso

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I've become very fond of the works of Havergal Brian lately, especially the symphonies he wrote in his eighties and nineties. For emotional listening I still like Elgar, especially his first symphony and "In the South".

As pianophiles, we're probably inclined to forget that it's possible to have a lot of fun orchestrating things. I used to orchestrate music in sequencers such as MED - using bizarre samples taken from video games or written myself with code - very cheap and easy, but you can make some terrific music through good stereo equipment. Doing this sort of thing also develops the ability to think away from the piano.

My piano playing improves through frequent listening to orchestral music - of that I am certain.


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Liszt/Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre
Was Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre orchestrated?


My favorite orchestral(with piano) work at the moment is Liszt's Danse Macabre.
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zorro, it was originally orchestral, the Liszt/Saint-Saens version is a (inferior) transcription that I think adds way too much fluff.

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Handel - Water Music
Dvorak - 9th Symphony
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition


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The CDs I have that get the most play are probably:

Schumann 4th Symphony
Strauss Heldenleben
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Brahms 1st Symphony
Haydn "Farewell" Symphony (#45)


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In my cd changer at the moment I have the following:

Mahler Symphony Nr. 3 (Pierre Boulez - Wiener Philharmoniker)

Double Piano Concerti - Mozart/Mendelssohn/Bruch

Mercadante - 3 Flute Concerti

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Bruckner - Mass Nr. 1 / Motets


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Mine are:

- Adams: Harmonielehre, Century Rolls, Violin Concerto
- Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
- Boulez: Pli selon pli
- Carter: Concerto for Orchestra
- Gubaidulina: Viola Concerto
- Henze: Symphony No. 7, Barcarola
- Hindemith: Symphony "Mathis der Maler", Concerto for Orchestra
- Ligeti: Requiem, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto
- Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra, Livre pour Orchestre
- Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10
- Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony, Et Expecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum
- Milhaud: La Création du Monde
- Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
- Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, Piano Concerti Nos. 2, 3, 5, Violin Concerto No. 1
- Schnittke: Viola Concerto
- Shostakovich: Symphonies nos. 4, 5, 8, 14, Violin Concerto Nos. 1, 2
- Stravinsky: The Firebird, Le Sacre du Printemps, Symphony in Three Movements, Symphony of Psalms
- Takemitsu: Twill by Twilight, Quotation of Dream, Dream/Window, Achipelago S., riverrun, A String Around Autumn
- Varèse: Amériques, Arcana, Déserts, Intégrales

(Long, I know, but it was twice as long before I shortened it.)


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Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
I particularly like string orchestra music (having played a stringed instrument), and one of my wishes is to compose a nice piece for string orchestra. Since that's not going to happen ( wink ), I listen to my favorite string orchestra pieces instead:

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Dvorak - Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
Elgar - Serenade for Strings (hmm, notice a pattern here? wink )
Grieg - Holberg Suite (I think it was originally for piano solo)
Britten - Simple Symphony
Warlock - Capriol Suite

I don't actually like recordings that feature a huge number of strings (like 60+). I prefer the orchestras to have a more chamber-like quality (around 20). The Tchaikovsky and the Grieg from above is on this CD I have with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and I love this recording.

Excluding concertos, here's a partial listing of what orchestra pieces I like:

Mozart: Linz & Prague symphonies (#36, 38)
Beethoven: all symphonies
Brahms: all symphonies, particularly #1 and 4
Liszt: Les Preludes
Dvorak: Symphony #8 (but not #9, go figure!)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Ravel: Bolero
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Peter & the Wolf


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-Dvorak's 7th Symphony above all else
-Take 2 or 3 of the mvmts of Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ, call it a "symphony"...it makes my list.

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I just can't stop listening to Mahler's 9th symphony! I also like listening to Ravel's Bolero, no matter how "boring" everyone says it is-I find it very fascinating for some reason. Beethoven's 9th is filled with a power that I just cannot ignore, and I also like Mozart's 40th though have yet to actually get a CD of it...
Also on the list is Rachmaninoff's second symphony, Faure's Pavane (sp?), and all of Bach's Brandenburg concerti.
edit: I also forgot to mention Schubert's "Unfinished" symphony. This has got to be one of my all time favorites..

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Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice!
(the Trumpets at FFF with the splashes of the big.. err, i dont know the name of it in english.. cymbals ? but i guess you all know what i mean)

and saint-saens Dance Macabre, (and also horowitz transcription of it )

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Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice!
(the Trumpets at FFF with the splashes of the big.. err, i dont know the name of it in english.. cymbals ? but i guess you all know what i mean)

and saint-saens Dance Macabre, (and also horowitz transcription of it )
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