Twentieth Century Symphonies

Large instrumental groups with or without piano
lutoslawski
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Re: Twentieth Century Symphonies

Post by lutoslawski » Wed May 12, 2010 12:00 pm

rob wrote:
lutoslawski wrote:You guys think sorabji's Symphonies or symphonic work might be personal..? I mean comparing to the discussions of mahler or pettersson.
Well i guess shosti was a little in that too, or am i using another point of view ?

Do tell me ><

Tony
The only orchestral work of Sorabji I have heard was a Piano Concerto played by Donna Amato on Dutch Radio (I think). Are there any purely orchestral works by Sorabji?

Not sure what you mean by 'personal'? The alternative is 'anonymous' I suppose. Composers of this sort of stature simply don't create anything that is 'anonymous' sounding. My experience is that it is usually lack of knowledge on the listener's part that makes them imagine something sounds 'anonymous'. Most composers take some getting to know, and then their 'finger-prints' become extremely obvious - sometimes even a single chord might be enough to identify a composer.

So, what was the question again?
I mean personal , like inside the compositions he shows his inner emotion, his soul. Something only he and many few people would understand. My view to personal is like shostakovich's symphonies 8,13 or Mahlers 9th. Or beethoven's 32nd Sonata 2nd movement, Schumann's Op.133. Pettersson pity's himself with those symphonies, shostakovich criticize's stalin. So on... anyway i dont really know how to explain my question haha. sorry.
You can skip my question anyway. haha

Tony

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Re: Twentieth Century Symphonies

Post by sgambatiesque » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:31 pm

Op. XXXIX wrote:
Richard0428 wrote: What do you think of the Robert Simpson symphonies? I've listened to a few by George Lloyd, but I just don't seem to connect with his music.
I last listened to Simpson about 20 years ago, and a little of George Lloyd at that time as well. The rather pastoral first movement of his Fifth is one of the few bits that have stayed with me.

Rutland Boughton's Third (coupled beautifully with his Oboe Concerto on Hyperion) is perhaps my favourite British symphony of the last - well I was going to say half century - but it's 75 years...

Sh^Ar^Ky`
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Re: Twentieth Century Symphonies

Post by Sh^Ar^Ky` » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:17 pm

just heard the stenhammer piano cto #2....very nice piece..
would love to see the sheet music posted here if anyone has it?

sgambatiesque

Re: Twentieth Century Symphonies

Post by sgambatiesque » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:53 pm

Sh^Ar^Ky` wrote:just heard the stenhammer piano cto #2....very nice piece..
would love to see the sheet music posted here if anyone has it?
Probably better located on the piano concerto or Scandinavian composer thread, but easy enough to find:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No ... ,_Wilhelm)

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Re: Twentieth Century Symphonies

Post by Sh^Ar^Ky` » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:01 pm

sgambatiesque wrote:
Sh^Ar^Ky` wrote:just heard the stenhammer piano cto #2....very nice piece..
would love to see the sheet music posted here if anyone has it?
Probably better located on the piano concerto or Scandinavian composer thread, but easy enough to find:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No ... ,_Wilhelm)
thanks a lot !! i shouldda thought of that before i posted...o well :)

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