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Offline lalo57

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What are your favourite orchestral works
« on: December 24, 2014, 04:56:12 AM »
Just curious... Mine would be:

Mozart's Requiem
Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture
Beethoven's 6th, 9th, 3th, 5th and 7th Symphony
Shostakovich's 10th Symphony
Dvorak's last four symphonies
Händel's water music
Rameau's Les surprises de l'amour
Schütz's Musikalischem Exequiem

And so many others... What about you?

 

Offline theholygideons

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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 06:53:30 AM »
Sorry.. i don't listen to orchestral works in general, but when I do... 

Scriabin symphony no.1
Scriabin symphony no.2
Scriabin symphony no.3
Scriabin symphony no.4
Lyapunov symphony no.1 + 2
Balakirev symphony no. 1 + 2




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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 07:35:39 AM »
The symphonies of Havergal Brian, especially the later ones, most of Delius, many more though.
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Offline j_menz

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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 10:43:56 AM »
Pits. The deeper the better.
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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 02:33:23 PM »
If I do wander away from the piano, orchestrally I am usually drawn to Bax & Vaughan Williams.

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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 03:09:20 PM »
hmm a bunch, to start off
David Diamond Symphonies (ie number 2 is probably the greatest american symphony of the 20th century) first mvmt

can link to other mvmnts from the video  8)

Offline hardy_practice

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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 03:43:11 PM »
Mozart 39, 40, 41 and all other Mozart!
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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 04:39:19 PM »
Mozart 39, 40, 41 and all other Mozart!

You can play those 3 on the piano with a friend! Great fun!

For me, there are too many to list.... just too many

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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #8 on: December 24, 2014, 06:05:51 PM »
You can play those 3 on the piano with a friend! Great  fun!
The reason I got more ernest on the piano - I was sick of hearing them murdered by the amateur orchestras I play in.
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Offline indianajo

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Re: What are your favourite orchestral works
«Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 05:33:46 PM »
I'm so conventional.
Moussorgski Pictures at an Exhibition
Katchaturian Ganya Ballet especially Sabre Dance
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espanol
Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream
Beethoven Sixth Symphony
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Prokofiev Classical Symphony
Shostakovich Symphony #5
Elgar Enigma Variations
These don't get much airplay anymore on the FM band. Most are too long to fit the commercials of the new non-profitt FM band format (since 1978).  It seems every other track on the WFMT affiliates is either a guitar adaptation of something, often JS Bach, or Mozart.  As a response I've stocked up on LP's from the charity resale store and listen to radio a lot less now.