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    Favorite Orchestral works of this century

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    Whats you favorite Orchestral Works written from 1900-2004 ?

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    Re: Favorite Orchestral works of this century

    WOW!

    Let's see .....

    Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
    Camile Saint-Siens - Cello Concerto #1
    Sergi Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody of a Theme of Paganini
    Charles Ives - Symphony #1
    John Corigliano - Symphony #1
    Leo Brouwer - Concierto No. 8 "Concierto Cantata de Perugia"
    Bernard Herrman - "Vertigo" soundtrack
    Hector Villa-Lobos - Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra
    Aaron Copeland - Third Symphony

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    All for now ...

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    Re: Favorite Orchestral works of this century

    Stravinsky - Rite of Spring

    Holst - The Planets



    As an aside, while technically not orchestral, I believe that John Cage's 4'33" is one of the most important works of this century.
    >>Kays
    http://www.musicbykays.com
    Music Composition for Feature Films, Television and Interactive Entertainment

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    Re: Favorite Orchestral works of this century

    Dutilleux's "Shadows of time".

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    Re: Favorite Orchestral works of this century

    Stravinsky's "the rite"

    ed

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    Re: Favorite Orchestral works of this century

    Not in any particular order:

    Lutoslovsky - Concerto for Orchestra
    Janacek - Sinfonietta
    Hovhanness - Mysterious Mountain
    Holst - Planets
    Respighi - Pines of Rome
    Stravinsky - pretty much anything he wrote
    Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
    - Layne

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    Re: Favorite Orchestral works of this century

    Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

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    Re: Favorite Orchestral works of this century

    Still no takers for any Atonal, 12-tone, or post-Webern - Boulez, Stockhausen?

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    Re: Favorite Orchestral works of this century

    Well you've all mentioned some good one's and of course Le Sacre and the two other early ballets of Stravinsky belong on such a list as well as Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and Holst's The Planets. A few obvious one's that have been missed are Barber's Adagio for Strings and Violin Concerto and while I'm not a real big Gershwin fan, Rhapsody in Blue deserves a mention.

    I have two personal favorites I'd like to mention. Ned Rorem's 3rd Symphony is a wonderful piece and William Schuman's Violin Concerto is a work of visceral excitement. Both are available in the American Classics series from Naxos (i.e. cheap). Also, Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony is also a real nice piece.

    Finally, Arthur Honneger's Christmas Contata is a work appropriate to the season.

    And finally, Charles you've hot a nail on the head, you're correct no 12 tone for me, the post asked for favorites. However there's Alban Berg's Violin Concerto that's pretty nice. It's 12 tone, but not brutally so.

    Cheers,

    Steve Chandler

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