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 Post subject: Re: Mussorgsky
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:58 pm 
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Ace wrote:
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but i'd have to say that my favorite classical work is Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgesky


My other favorite, Night On Bald Mountain and Ballet of The Chicks In Their Shells (or something like that) by Mussorgsky


If you're referring to the orchestral version, you need to give big thanks to Maurice Ravel, also. Mussorgsky's original "Pictures at an Exhibition" was for (two?) piano(s). It was Ravel who gave it the brilliant orchestra sound that it's famous for today. Personally, my favorite movement is "The Hut on Fowls' Legs."


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Favorites:

1. Mahler's 1st. If I were stranded alone on a desert island with one recording, this would probably be it. The rest of Mahler gets way too long winded for me. I mean, come to the dang point!
2. Bruckner's 4th. Yeah, I know, its pretty straight forward and unsophisticated, So what.
3. Copland: Sym. #3. Nice.
4. Bantock: Celtic Symphony. Its not really a symphony, but its a great piece.
5. Strauss: Alpine Symphony. OK, its not really a symphony either, but I might be temped to take it to the desert island too.

But I've got to say, I'm more of a "tone poem" kind of person. Most symphonies just aren't interesting enough to hold my attention for that long.
So, under my list of tone poems:

1. The Roman Trilogy (Resphighi) Sorry, can't pick one out of the 3. If I had to, it would depend on my mood. Probably Feste Romane, but I've taken quite a liking to Fountains.
2. Till Eulenspiegel. "nuff said.
3. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. OK, its not a tone poem or a symphony, but I love it.

SO, can I add to the string? What about favorite OVERTURES????


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jcys wrote:
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But I've got to say, I'm more of a "tone poem" kind of person. Most symphonies just aren't interesting enough to hold my attention for that long.
So, under my list of tone poems:

1. The Roman Trilogy (Resphighi) Sorry, can't pick one out of the 3. If I had to, it would depend on my mood. Probably Feste Romane, but I've taken quite a liking to Fountains.
2. Till Eulenspiegel. "nuff said.
3. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. OK, its not a tone poem or a symphony, but I love it.

SO, can I add to the string? What about favorite OVERTURES????


So. another touble maker. :wink:

Overtures? I came up with a couple of dozen that I love. Here are my essentials:

Carnival Overture-Dvorak
Colas BreugnonOverture-Kabelevsky
Overture to The School for Scandal-Barber
Tsar's Bride Overture-Rimsky-Korsakov
Egmont Overture-Beethoven
Flag of Stars-Jacob
Circus Overture-W. Schuman
Celebration Overture-Creston
An American Overture-Jenkons
Zampa-Herold (you need at LEAST one "barn-burner")

And many, many more :!:

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Yeah. the original Pictures was for pianos. Have you ever heard the Emerson Lake and Palmer version of the work? Its totally awesome


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Mahler 6 and Tchaikovsky #4 are really high up on my list

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Overtures? Oy vey, that could be a long list... okay, I'll just throw them out as fast as I can think of them... (I included a couple of orchestral marches and a few other short works, but left out excerpts from suites like Respighi's masterworks; including suites and other orchestral bon mots would make the list oppressively long.)

Colas Breugnon Overture (Kabelevsky)
Festive Overture (Shostakovich)
Rosamunde Overture (Schubert)
Marche Slave (Tchaikovsky)
Festival Coronation March (Tchaikovsky)
Egmont Overture (Beethoven)
Cuban Overture (Gershwin)
Russlan and Ludmilla (Glinka)
Bartered Bride Overture (Smetana)
Light Cavalry Overture (Von Suppe)
Beautiful Galatea Overture (Von Suppe)
Academic Festival Overture (Brahms)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
Die Fledermaus (Strauss)
The Flying Dutchman (Wagner)
Medea's Dance of Vengeance (Barber)
Prince Csongor and the Kobold (Weiner)
Cockaigne Overture (Elgar)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Rodgers)
Johannesburg Festival Overture (Walton)
Candide Overture (Bernstein)
Danse Macabre (Saint-Saens)
Overture: The 14th of July (Auric)
Peterloo Overture (Arnold)
La Forza del Destino Overture (Verdi)
The Girl in Satin (Anderson)
G-Spot Tornado (Zappa)


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Great Group:

I would like to add the Rossini Overtures
Italian in Algiers
William Tell
and Schuman's Chester Overture

I never got tired of playing Overtures. they sort of invigorated our concert performances

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Festive Overture is awesome
beethoven's 7th in terms of symphony? I think that's right

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Festive Overture and Carnival Overture are among my favorites

But what about suites?

Not a big fan of Peer Gynt, but I love the movement Anitra's Dance.


PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!

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I used to really love Tchaikovsky's latter symphonic trilogy (No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6) for there sheer, passionate, and raw emotions, but after knowing the significance of classical music even more, I am now fully obsessed with Gustav Mahler.

My top favorite symphonies are Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection), Symphony No. 6, Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand), and above all, Symphony No. 9. All of his music seems even more touching, despite it's immensly difficult anaology in music.

Symphony No. 9 represented Mahler's requiem, and it shall represent mine.

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