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Topic: What is your favorite 20th century piece?  (Read 3088 times)

Offline ahmedito

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What is your favorite 20th century piece?
on: September 05, 2003, 03:09:34 AM
Dont get me wrong, I love mozart and bach and I cant live without them, or for that matter brahms, chopin, schubert, etc....

But, one of my passions is contemporary and 20th century piano music... so, once again. Whats your favorite 20th century piano music???...

For the moment Id rather we exclude rachmaninoff, debussy, ravel, satie.... you know impressionists and late romantics... Dont get me wrong, I love them too. But Im sure if I dont do that Im going to get 90% of my answers rachmaninoff...


I personaly love the piano music of georgy ligeti. The musica ricercata and the etudes...
I also like Cage's prepared piano stuff...
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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #1 on: September 05, 2003, 05:11:31 PM
Ligeti is AWESOME. Don't forget Bartok either - he's a little early, but still.. I think I like bartok over rachmaninoff anyhow.

I also rather like Conlon Nancarrow's writings - they're always interesting.

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #2 on: September 05, 2003, 06:05:56 PM
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Ligeti is AWESOME. Don't forget Bartok either - he's a little early, but still.. I think I like bartok over rachmaninoff anyhow.

I also rather like Conlon Nancarrow's writings - they're always interesting.

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #3 on: September 05, 2003, 06:19:35 PM
Ahmedito
What do you think of

Stockhausen
Berio
Dutilleux
Boulez

Do you play any of them?
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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #4 on: September 05, 2003, 06:29:23 PM
[Berio
Dutilleux
Boulez


 Dutilleux sonata is a terrific piece.  If you're a fan of impossible, ugly music, try the Boulez 2nd or 3rd sonatas.
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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #5 on: September 06, 2003, 01:32:43 AM
The Dutilleux sonata is rather good. My favourite 20th century piece would have to be Prokofiev's Second piano concerto,
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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #6 on: September 06, 2003, 01:43:38 AM
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The Dutilleux sonata is rather good. My favourite 20th century piece would have to be Prokofiev's Second piano concerto,
Ed


Ed, that raised my opinion of you by considerable degrees - I just joined this forum as you know.

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Offline ravel

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #7 on: September 08, 2003, 04:05:45 AM
well the prokofiev piano concerto no.2 is  one of my favourite 20th century piano pieces toooooooooo.
infact his piano concerto no. 5 is another amazing piece,
bartoks piano concerto number 1 and 2, schoenbergs piano pieces are all good too, although u have to be in a mood to listen to them, prokofievs all piano concertos are really goooooooooood
i heard boulez , but i need time i guess to like his music haha,
i havent heard sorabji, although i would like to hear tha for sure, any one heard any of his music, how do u like it???? how does it compare to boulez or messiaen
which reminds me i heard pieces by messiaen too, i dont rememebr the names, but they were all good too,
but prokofiev ,bartok  are my favourites,
scriabin is amaziagn again, althogh thats a little early,
shostakovich piano concerto no.1 is really nice as well,

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #8 on: September 08, 2003, 05:16:42 PM
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well the prokofiev piano concerto no.2 is  one of my favourite 20th century piano pieces toooooooooo.
infact his piano concerto no. 5 is another amazing piece,
bartoks piano concerto number 1 and 2, schoenbergs piano pieces are all good too, although u have to be in a mood to listen to them, prokofievs all piano concertos are really goooooooooood
i heard boulez , but i need time i guess to like his music haha,
i havent heard sorabji, although i would like to hear tha for sure, any one heard any of his music, how do u like it???? how does it compare to boulez or messiaen
which reminds me i heard pieces by messiaen too, i dont rememebr the names, but they were all good too,
but prokofiev ,bartok  are my favourites,
scriabin is amaziagn again, althogh thats a little early,
shostakovich piano concerto no.1 is really nice as well,

sahir



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Offline ahmedito

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #9 on: September 08, 2003, 10:19:26 PM
Ive listened to the boulez second, though I dont play it.
I like Messian. His catalogue of birds... is there anything like it????

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #10 on: September 10, 2003, 05:02:14 AM
"I haven't played any Stockhausen- but I've trodden in some." -Sir Thomas Beecham.

That man can always raise a smirk, even if you don't entirely agree with him.

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #11 on: September 10, 2003, 09:02:46 PM
i am back now with more 20th century pieces
berg sonata opus 1
barbers concerto for piano and orchestra is also nice, like i really like some parts oof it a lot,
stravinskys concerto for piano and orchetra is also really good, although it requires little more patience maybe as do many of stravinskys later works,  i havent heard shostakovich preludes and fugues , but i reallyu wanna hear them, can u suggest some good recordings,
well more later
sahir

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #12 on: September 11, 2003, 03:42:15 AM
No one mentioned Prokofiev sonatas or Shostakovich concerto #2.
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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #13 on: September 11, 2003, 08:57:00 PM
Prokofiev's Seventh is good,
Ed

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #14 on: September 12, 2003, 05:46:53 PM
prokofievs war sonatas are amazing, absolutely in love with those deadly pieces hhaha,  
i was just hearing richter play the sixth one , out of the world!!!!!!!

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #15 on: September 12, 2003, 06:59:47 PM
Ravel, you obviously have fantastic taste  ;)
Ed

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #16 on: September 13, 2003, 06:11:55 PM
Call me crazy, but the prokofiev I personnaly prefer isnt the histerical deadly gut wrenching on (Don get me wrong, I love him too) but the peter and the wolf ballet kind of prokovief.... thats Why my favorite sonata is #5... and concert the number 3.... by the way. the shostakovich preludes and fugues are amazing.... by the way, does any one out there like the cage prepared piano stuff as much as I do???

On of my favorite recent pieces is Part's fur Alina
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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #17 on: September 13, 2003, 06:21:17 PM
I don't know any piano music of Part but I know Fratres for violin and orchestra - does anyone else know this piece?
Ed

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #18 on: September 14, 2003, 12:39:14 AM
Its great....

you should really listen to fratres 2 violins, prepared piano and orchestra.
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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #19 on: September 14, 2003, 03:11:11 AM
Do you mean Tabula Rasa (for 2 violins, prep. piano and orch.)?
Ed

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Re: What is your favorite 20th century piece?
Reply #20 on: October 05, 2003, 10:36:39 AM
I'm learning Carl Vines' 5 Bagatelles and they are great music to play.  His sonatas are very demanding technically.  Anyone playing any works by Australian living composers?
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