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AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby whuntva » Mon May 18, 2015 2:01 am

Here it is! The final round! After months of votes and several recounts, it's finally time.

Rules:
[*]Anyone may vote, regardless of wether or nor you submitted in prelims.
[*]Rank a list of as many pieces as you've heard. Don't segregate by genre anymore, just take the list and rank them all together.
[*]This is the formula I will use: 100*(1+50)/(position+50)
[*]Yes, you must post your list in this topic. It's just easier to count that way.
[*]Poll is open until August 15. This allows optimal time for listening and will segue into the next Unacclaimed.

The Top 125 were culled from preliminary rounds organized by genre.

Symphonies:

1. Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral"
2. Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor
3. Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major
4. Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, "Eroica"
5. Mahler - Symphony No. 5
6. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique"
7. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter"
8. Mahler - Symphony No. 4 in G major
9. Dvorak - Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
10. Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique
11. Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral"
12. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor
13. Carter - A Symphony of Three Orchestras
14. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor
15. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor
16. Schnittke - Symphony No. 1
17. Messiaen - Turangalîla-Symphonie
18. Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E flat major
19. Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor
20. Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished"

Concertos:

21. Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra
22. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major
23. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor
24. Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
25. Vivaldi - Concerto No. 1 in E major, "Spring"
26. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, "Emperor"
27. Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
28. Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major
29. Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major
30. Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A major
31. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
32. Vivaldi - Concerto No. 2 in G minor, "Summer"
33. Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
34. Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
35. Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
36. Adams - Violin Concerto
37. Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor
38. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
39. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major
40. Bach - Double Violin Concerto in D minor

Vocal:

41. Mozart - Requiem Mass in D minor
42. Puccini - "Nessun dorma" (tenor aria from "Turandot")
43. Brahms - A German Requiem
44. Orff - "O fortuna" (choir from "Carmina Burana")
45. Bach - St Matthew Passion
46. Ligeti - Requiem
47. Palestrina - Missa Papae Marcelli
48. Händel - Messiah
49. Mozart - "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (soprano aria from "The Magic Flute")
50. Poulenc - Stabat Mater
51. Verdi - Messa da Requiem
52. Schubert - Winterreise
53. Schubert - Ave Maria
54. Puccini - "O mio babbino caro" (soprano aria from "Gianni Schicchi")
55. Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
56. Berlioz - Te Deum
57. Bach - Mass in B minor
58. Bizet - "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" (baritone aria from "Carmen")
59. Glass - "Knee 5" (choir from "Einstein on the Beach")
60. Mozart - "Commendatore Scene" (baritone and basses trio from "Don Giovanni")

Solo:

61. Satie - Trois Gymnopédies
62. Debussy - Suite bergamasque
63. Bach - Goldberg Variations
64. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
65. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, "Moonlight"
66. Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor
67. Chopin - 24 Preludes
68. Chopin - Three Nocturnes, Op. 9
69. Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
70. Villa-Lobos - Five Preludes
71. Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
72. Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
73. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, "Pathétique"
74. Liszt - Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata
75. Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major
76. Xenakis - Rebonds
77. Tárrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra
78. Paganini - 24 Caprices for Solo Violin
79. Nancarrow - Studies for Player Piano
80. Glass – Metamorphosis

Chamber/Ensemble:

81. Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue in D for 3 violins and basso continuo
82. Schubert - String Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden"
83. Bartók - String Quartet No. 4
84. Schubert - Piano Quintet in A major, "Trout"
85. Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps
86. Beethoven - String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp minor
87. Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, "Archduke"
88. Eastman - The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
89. Elgar - Salut d'amour
90. Franck - Violin Sonata in A major
91. Brahms - String Sextet No. 2 in G major
92. Varèse - Ionisation
93. Crumb - Black Angels
94. Gabrieli - Canzon primi toni a 8
95. Glass - Glassworks
96. Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
97. Mozart - Serenade No. 13 for Strings, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
98. Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major
99. Schumann - Piano Quintet in E-Flat major
100. Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer"

THE FOLLOWING PIECES ARE INELIGIBLE ALTHOUGH THEY DID TURN UP ON LISTS:

Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, "Archduke"
Gabrieli | Canzon primi toni a 8

VOTES HERE WILL NOT COUNT!

Other Orchestral:


1) Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
2) Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade
3) Prokofiev-"Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet"
4) Sant-Saens-Danse Macabre
5) Grieg - Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1
6) Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
7) Strauss - Also Sprach Zaratustra
8) Debussy - La mer
9) Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
10) Ravel-Bolero
11)Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries (from "The Valkyrie")
12)Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
13) Stravinsky-The Firebird
14)Penderecki - Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
15) Mussorgsky-Night on Bald Mountain
16) Schönberg - Variations for Orchestra
17) Bach - Suite No. 3 in D major
18) Tchaikovsky-1812 Overture
19) Sibelius-Finlandia
20) Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
21) Holst-The Planets
22) Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
23) Kashiwa-Stella
24) Milhaud - Le boeuf sur le toit
25) Sibelius - Valse triste

Thank you everyone who voted in prelims. Let's Go!
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Rob » Mon May 18, 2015 2:22 pm

This might be a tricky question, but is it possible that anyone could make a Spotify playlist of these? Tricky, because there might not be a consensus about which performance to pick, but maybe someone here is knowledgeable enough to pull it off. I'm not sure if I will have the time to give these all enough listening time to actually make a list, but a playlist might make it easier.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby whuntva » Mon May 18, 2015 2:45 pm

I think so. I know for a fact some of them, like Stella, will not be on there.

Honorio gave some Spotify with his lists in prelims. I don't really have the time to make one now, but anyone who can is welcome to.

Since I said in prelims it wasn't necessary to specify a recording, the same should apply to the playlist.
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Postby sonofsamiam » Tue May 19, 2015 8:15 pm

I ordered the list by composer, just because that's how my brain works:

Adams | Violin Concerto
Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major
Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major
Bach | Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
Bach | Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Bach | Goldberg Variations
Bach | Mass in B minor
Bach | St. Matthew Passion
Bach | Suite No. 3 in D major
Bach | The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Bach | Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Bartók | Concerto for Orchestra
Bartók | Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Bartók | String Quartet No. 4
Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, "Emperor"
Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, "Pathétique"
Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, "Moonlight"
Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, "Archduke"
Beethoven | String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, "Eroica"
Beethoven | Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral"
Beethoven | Symphony No. 7 in A major
Beethoven | Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral"
Beethoven | Violin Concerto in D major
Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer"
Berlioz | Symphonie fantastique
Berlioz | Te Deum
Bizet | Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (baritone aria from "Carmen")
Brahms | A German Requiem
Brahms | String Sextet No. 2 in G major
Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E minor
Brahms | Violin Concerto in D major
Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major
Bruch | Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Carter | A Symphony of Three Orchestras
Chopin | 24 Preludes
Chopin | Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor
Chopin | Three Nocturnes, Op. 9
Crumb | Black Angels
Debussy | La mer
Debussy | Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Debussy | Suite bergamasque
Dukas | The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Dvořák | Cello Concerto in B minor
Dvořák | Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
Eastman | The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
Elgar | Salut d'amour
Franck | Violin Sonata in A major
Gabrieli | Canzon primi toni a 8
Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue
Glass | Glassworks
Glass | Knee 5 (choir from "Einstein on the Beach")
Glass | Metamorphosis
Grieg | Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1
Grieg | Piano Concerto in A minor
Händel | Messiah
Holst | The Planets
Kashiwa | Stella
Ligeti | Requiem
Liszt | Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata
Mahler | Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Mahler | Symphony No. 4 in G major
Mahler | Symphony No. 5
Messiaen | Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Messiaen | Turangalîla-Symphonie
Milhaud | Le boeuf sur le toit
Mozart | Clarinet Concerto in A major
Mozart | Commendatore Scene (baritone and basses trio from "Don Giovanni")
Mozart | Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (soprano aria from "The Magic Flute")
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
Mozart | Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major
Mozart | Requiem Mass in D minor
Mozart | Serenade No. 13 for Strings, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
Mozart | Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter"
Mussorgsky | Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition
Nancarrow | Studies for Player Piano
Orff | O fortuna (choir from "Carmina Burana")
Pachelbel | Canon and Gigue in D for 3 violins and basso continuo
Paganini | 24 Caprices for Solo Violin
Palestrina | Missa Papae Marcelli
Penderecki | Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
Poulenc | Stabat Mater
Prokofiev | Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet
Puccini | Nessun dorma (tenor aria from "Turandot")
Puccini | O mio babbino caro (soprano aria from "Gianni Schicchi")
Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
Ravel | Bolero
Ravel | Piano Concerto in G major
Reich | Music for 18 Musicians
Rimsky-Korsakov | Scheherazade
Saint-Saens | Danse Macabre
Satie | Trois Gymnopédies
Schnittke | Symphony No. 1
Schönberg | Variations for Orchestra
Schubert | Ave Maria
Schubert | Piano Quintet in A major, "Trout"
Schubert | String Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden"
Schubert | Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished"
Schubert | Winterreise
Schumann | Piano Quintet in E-Flat major
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5 in D minor
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 10 in E minor
Sibelius | Finlandia
Sibelius | Symphony No. 5 in E flat major
Sibelius | Valse triste
Strauss | Also Sprach Zaratustra
Stravinsky | The Firebird
Stravinsky | The Rite of Spring
Tárrega | Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Tchaikovsky | 1812 Overture
Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor
Tchaikovsky | Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique"
Varèse | Ionisation
Vaughan Williams | Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Verdi | Messa da Requiem
Villa-Lobos | Five Preludes
Vivaldi | Concerto No. 1 in E major, "Spring"
Vivaldi | Concerto No. 2 in G minor, "Summer"
Wagner | Ride of the Valkyries (from "The Valkyrie")
Xenakis | Rebonds

My observations:

- I really like the list, there is generally a good mix of time periods here
- Even so, Bach/Beethoven/Mozart unsurprisingly dominate, with 29 nominations, nearly 25% of the total. They are the AM classical quivalent of the Beatles/Dylan/Stones (or Radiohead as the case may be)
- I was most disappointed that Arvo Part did not make the cut, as I thought he was pretty well-loved around here. I thought "Cantus in Memoriam of Benjamin Britten" might make it, but my #5 was not enough. In retrospect, the point scale was pretty rough given the low turnout ... "Cantus..." got a #5 and I think a #12 vote, and that could not outpace a lone #4 vote. But it wasn't my poll to run, so I'll stop complaining...:)
- Also a little surprised, but not as disappointed, by the relative lack of Wagner
- There was a decent amount of modern classical included, which made me happy, though I think some of that may be due to my own individual high placements (so yes, I take the good with the bad)
- With that, I was bummed that Terry Riley, John Cage, Stockhausen, and a few other avant garde types did not make it through.
- Very shocked that nothing by Aaron Copland, nor "Adagio for Strings", made it.
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby bonnielaurel » Tue May 19, 2015 8:33 pm

The best part of a poll is always the listening, and we'll have a lot of that the coming time. I like the diversity of styles and periods. Most of the big composers are there, but also some less obvious names. The biggest absentees are Haydn, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi and Alban Berg.
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Sun May 24, 2015 4:25 pm

I can do the Spotify playlists but with two conditions: (a) little by little, I got no much spare time right now and (b) I will choose the version using RYM as a guide but the last word about the version will rely on the biggest fan of every classical work (the one who gave more points in the prelims).
The biggest fans on the Symphonies part were:
1. Beethoven | Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral" | Henry & JimmyJazz
2. Beethoven | Symphony No. 5 in C minor | Dan
3. Beethoven | Symphony No. 7 in A major | Kingoftonga
4. Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, "Eroica" | Honorio
5. Mahler | Symphony No. 5 | Romain
6. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique" | whuntva
7. Mozart | Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter" | Henry
8. Mahler | Symphony No. 4 in G major | bonnielaurel
9. Dvorak | Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" | Dan
10. Berlioz | Symphonie fantastique | sonofsamiam
11. Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral" | Romain
12. Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5 in D minor | Jeff
13. Carter | A Symphony of Three Orchestras | Jeff
14. Shostakovich | Symphony No. 10 in E minor | Honorio
15. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4 in F minor | Dan
16. Schnittke | Symphony No. 1 | sonofsamiam
17. Messiaen | Turangalîla-Symphonie | sonofsamiam
18. Sibelius | Symphony No. 5 in E flat major | Romain
19. Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E minor | bonnielaurel
20. Schubert | Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished" | bonnielaurel & Honorio

Here it is the complete playlist for symphonies (more than 15 hours of music!). As you can see, following the RYM charts we have a lot of Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker:

Complete Symphonies



And here it is another playlist aimed to the ones that did not participated in the prelims. 15 hours is maybe too much to listen but maybe if the ones on the list above select our favourite movements of these symphonies some of the other AMers could join for the final round. So right now the second playlist have only three tracks, the second movement of the "Eroica," the third of Shostakovich's Tenth and the first of Schubert's "Unfinished."

Symphonies' favourite movements



So please, "biggest fans," choose your favourite versions and your favourite movements and I will update the playlists.

sonofsamiam wrote:In retrospect, the point scale was pretty rough given the low turnout ... "Cantus..." got a #5 and I think a #12 vote, and that could not outpace a lone #4 vote. But it wasn't my poll to run, so I'll stop complaining...

I agree, sonofsamiam, maybe we could have used another point scale. Another example: on the vocal part the aria from Carmen "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" was voted by four people (bonnielaurel, sonofsamiam, whuntva and me, it was my #5) but it was surpassed by another aria from Carmen, "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre," that was only voted by whuntva (it was his #3).

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby bonnielaurel » Sun May 24, 2015 8:37 pm

For Brahms 4 I suggest Claudio Abbado & the Berliner Philharmoniker - fourth movement.
For Mahler 4: Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic - first movement.

I didn't do an extensive comparison, but I think these are good standard versions.
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Sun May 24, 2015 8:44 pm

Updated

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Romain » Mon May 25, 2015 8:56 am

Thanks a lot Honorio, very good idear.

5. Mahler | Symphony No. 5
Quatrième mouvement (Adagietto, Sehr langsam) by Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philarmoniker (1987)
11. Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral"
Premier mouvement (Allegro ma non troppo) by Herbert Von Karajan, Berliner Philarmoniker (1984)
18. Sibelius | Symphony No. 5 in E flat major
Troisième mouvement (Allegro molto – Misterioso – Un pochettino largamente – Largamente assai) by Kurt Sanderling, Konzerthausorchester Berlin (1971)

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby bonnielaurel » Mon May 25, 2015 12:17 pm

Here are my favorite versions and movements.

Concertos:
21. Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti (First movement)
26. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, "Emperor"
Arthur Rubinstein & Symphony of the Air, Josef Krips (First movement)
35. Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Janine Jansen & Gewandhaus Orchester, Ricardo Chailly (Third movement)

Vocal:
47. Palestrina - Missa Papae Marcelli
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly (Kyrie)
54. Puccini - "O mio babbino caro" (soprano aria from "Gianni Schicchi")
Anna Netrebko & Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
55. Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Thomas Hampson & Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein ("Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht")

Solo:
66. Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor
Vladimir Horowitz
70. Villa-Lobos - Five Preludes
Pepe Romero (No.1)
73. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, "Pathétique"
Rada Lupu (First movement)
74. Liszt - Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata
Jorge Bolet
76. Xenakis - Rebonds
Pedro Carneiro (Rebonds B)

Chamber/Ensemble:
83. Bartók - String Quartet No. 4
Takács Quartet (First movement)
91. Varèse - Ionisation
Ensemble intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez
95. Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Gaby Pas-Van Riet, Gunter Teuffel & Xavier De Maistre (First movement)
98. Schumann - Piano Quintet in E-Flat major
Borodin Quartet & Sviatoslav Richter (First movement)
99. Schönberg - Verklärte Nacht
Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Other Orchestral:
8) Debussy - La mer
Orchestre National de France, Daniele Gatti (First movement)
16) Schönberg - Variations for Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Dan » Mon May 25, 2015 3:24 pm

Thanks for this, Honorio!

I was the "biggest fan" of three symphonies:

2. Beethoven | Symphony No. 5 in C minor
I'm happy with the Herbert von Karajan and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra recording on the playlist. My favourite movement is actually the fourth movement, but the first movement is obviously the more famous one, so please add the first movement to your playlist of movements.

9. Dvorak | Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
My preferred recording is a 1998 recording by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.



I have a soft spot for the second movement, but the fourth one is my favourite. So please add the fourth movement to the movements playlist.

15. Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Happy with the recording by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the USSR State Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. I love the subtle pizzicato (string plucking) of the third movement, but for me this is a very close call between the first and fourth movements. I almost want to flip a coin to decide. Let's go with the fourth movement, please.

Thanks again. I will take a look at the remaining genres to see which other works I'm the biggest fan of and I'll submit Spotify playlists for those here.
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Mon May 25, 2015 6:28 pm

Many thanks, my friends. Playlists updated.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Rob » Tue May 26, 2015 9:02 am

This is a great method for making the playlist. Thanks guys!

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue May 26, 2015 4:23 pm

Berlioz | Symphonie fantastique
New York Philharmonic / Bernstein
Movement 5: Songe d’une nuit de Sabbat [Dream of a Witches Sabbath]

Schnittke | Symphony No. 1
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Leif Segerstam
Movement 1

Messiaen | Turangalîla-Symphonie
Orchestre de la Bastille / Myung-whun Chung
Movement 1 (Introduction)

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Wed May 27, 2015 9:17 pm

Thanks, sonofsamiam. Playlist updated.

I did a deeper research on the best versions according to Rateyourmusic and here are the results for Symphonies. It includes Composer | Work | Orchestra | Conductor | Recording date | Position on RYM classic music chart (only for the works included on the Top 100)

1. Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral" | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1962 | #14
2. Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 5 in C minor | Wiener Philharmoniker | Carlos Kleiber | 1974 | #48
3. Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 7 in A major | Wiener Philharmoniker | Carlos Kleiber | 1976
4. Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, "Eroica" | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1962
5. Gustav Mahler | Symphony No. 5 | Wiener Philharmoniker | Pierre Boulez | 1996
6. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique" | New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein | 1986
7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter" | Berliner Philharmoniker | Karl Böhm | 1962
8. Gustav Mahler | Symphony No. 4 in G major | Cleveland Orchestra | George Szell | 1966
9. Antonín Dvorák | Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" | Wiener Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1985 | #44
10. Hector Berlioz | Symphonie fantastique | New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein | 1963
11. Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral" | Wiener Philharmoniker | Karl Böhm | 1971
12. Dmitri Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5 in D minor | Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra | Kirill Kondrashin | 1964 | #76
13. Elliott Carter | A Symphony of Three Orchestras | New York Philharmonic | Pierre Boulez | 1977
14. Dmitri Shostakovich | Symphony No. 10 in E minor | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1981
15. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4 in F minor | Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra | Gennadi Rozhdestvensky | 1971
16. Alfred Schnittke | Symphony No. 1 | The USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra | Gennadi Rozhdestvensky | 1988
17. Olivier Messiaen | Turangalîla-Symphonie | Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra | Antoni Wit | 1998
18. Jean Sibelius | Symphony No. 5 in E flat major | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1965
19. Johannes Brahms | Symphony No. 4 in E minor | Wiener Philharmoniker | Carlos Kleiber | 1980 | #30
20. Franz Schubert | Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished" | Wiener Philharmoniker | Carlos Kleiber | 1978

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Sun May 31, 2015 7:36 pm

I updated the playlist of the favourite movements of Symphonies including the best version according to RYM and the favourite movement according to my own tastes. But of course if the rest of the "biggest fans" (in this case Henry, JimmyJazz, Kingoftonga, whuntva and Jeff) express their opinions about the subject I will gladly make the changes and update the playlists.

And now it's time for Concertos. First the biggest fans:
21. Béla Bartók | Concerto for Orchestra | Kingoftonga
22. Johann Sebastian Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major | Henry, JimmyJazz and whuntva
23. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor | Henry and Romain
24. George Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue | sonofsamiam
25. Antonio Vivaldi | Concerto No. 1 in E major, "Spring" | antonius
26. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, "Emperor" | bonnielaurel
27. Sergei Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor | Honorio and JimmyJazz
28. Johannes Brahms | Violin Concerto in D major | Kingoftonga
29. Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Concerto in D major | Romain
30. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Clarinet Concerto in A major | Honorio
31. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major | Dan
32. Antonio Vivaldi | Concerto No. 2 in G minor, "Summer" | Honorio
33. Edvard Grieg | Piano Concerto in A minor | Dan
34. Maurice Ravel | Piano Concerto in G major | Romain
35. Max Bruch | Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor | bonnielaurel
36. John Adams | Violin Concerto | Kingoftonga
37. Antonín Dvorák | Cello Concerto in B minor | Henry
38. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor | sonofsamiam
39. Johann Sebastian Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major | Henry
40. Johann Sebastian Bach | Double Violin Concerto in D minor | antonius

And now the playlists:

Complete Concertos



The best versions according to Rate Your Music are represented in the following list. The items on the list are Composer | Work | Orchestra | Soloist | Conductor | Recording date | Position on RYM classic music chart (only for the works included on the Top 100)
21. Béla Bartók | Concerto for Orchestra | Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Fritz Reiner | 1955 | #36
22. Johann Sebastian Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major | The English Concert | Trevor Pinnock | 1982
23. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor | RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra | Van Cliburn | Kirill Kondrashin | 1958
24. George Gershwin | Rhapsody in Blue | Columbia Symphony Orchestra | Leonard Bernstein | Leonard Bernstein | 1959 | #40
25. Antonio Vivaldi | Concerto No. 1 in E major, "Spring" | Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields | Alan Loveday | Neville Marriner | 1969 | #35
26. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, "Emperor" | Berliner Philharmoniker | Wilhelm Kempff | Ferdinand Leitner | 1961
27. Sergei Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor | Concertgebouw Orchestra | Vladimir Ashkenazy | Bernard Haitink | 1984
28. Johannes Brahms | Violin Concerto in D major | Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Itzhak Perlman | Carlo Maria Giulini | 1976
29. Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Concerto in D major | Philharmonia Orchestra | Itzhak Perlman | Carlo Maria Giulini | 1980
30. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Clarinet Concerto in A major | English Chamber Orchestra | Thea King | Jeffrey Tate | 1985
31. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major | Wiener Philharmoniker | Friedrich Gulda | Claudio Abbado | 1974
32. Antonio Vivaldi | Concerto No. 2 in G minor, "Summer" | Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields | Alan Loveday | Neville Marriner | 1969 | #35
33. Edvard Grieg | Piano Concerto in A minor | Berliner Philharmoniker | Krystian Zimerman | Herbert von Karajan | 1981
34. Maurice Ravel | Piano Concerto in G major | Berliner Philharmoniker | Martha Argerich | Claudio Abbado | 1967 | #65
35. Max Bruch | Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor | Berliner Philharmoniker | Anne-Sophie Mutter | Herbert von Karajan | 1980
36. John Adams | Violin Concerto | London Symphony Orchestra | Gidon Kremer | Kent Nagano | 1994
37. Antonín Dvorák | Cello Concerto in B minor | Berliner Philharmoniker | Mstislav Rostropovich | Herbert von Karajan | 1968
38. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor | Wiener Philharmoniker | Friedrich Gulda | Claudio Abbado | 1974
39. Johann Sebastian Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major| The English Concert | Trevor Pinnock | 1982
40. Johann Sebastian Bach | Double Violin Concerto in D minor | Café Zimmermann | Pablo Valetti and Amandine Beyer | 2003


Concertos' favourite movements



So far it only includes my selections and bonnielaurel's. About my choices:
- For Mozart's clarinet concerto I'm glad to use the one more voted on RYM, recorded in 1985 by the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Tate with Thea King on clarinet. My favourite movement is the second one.
- But I replaced the version of Vivaldi's Summer recorded in 1969 by Academy St Martin-in-the-Fields by the one recorded in 1972 by the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan with Michel Schwalbé on violin. My favourite movement is the third one.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Dan » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:12 am

Hey Honorio. Re the concerti that I’m the biggest fan of:

31. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
My preferred recording is by Géza Anda (pianist and conductor) and Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteums (1989)
Favourite movement: 1. Allegro maestoso



33. Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
I’m happy with the recording on the playlist.
Favourite movement: 1. Allegro molto moderato

Thanks!
Let's make this a good year.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Romain » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:59 am

For the recordings, I don't have any preference. You can put the "best version" in your list.

23. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor | Henry and Romain
Mouvement n°1 : Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso -- Allegro con spirito

29. Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Concerto in D major | Romain
Mouvement n°1 : Allegro ma non troppo

34. Maurice Ravel | Piano Concerto in G major | Romain
Mouvement n°2 : Adagio Assai

Thanks a lot Honorio again.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:57 am

Like I did last week I updated the playlist with our favourite movements of Concertos including the best version according to RYM and the favourite movement according to my own tastes. But of course if both the rest of the "biggest fans" (in this case Kingoftonga, Henry, JimmyJazz, whuntva, sonofsamiam and antonius) and the usuals (bonnielaurel, Romain and Dan) consider there are better choices I will gladly make the changes and update the playlists.

By the way, biggest fans, please participate on this. Probably you are not participating because you are not sure about the best version (at least that's my case, that's why I looked for it on RYM) but for sure you know the favourite movement of your choices. As a reminder we have still waiting so far:
- Henry: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral" (Beethoven), Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter" (Mozart), Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major (Bach), Cello Concerto in B minor (Dvorák) and Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major (Bach).
- Jeff: Symphony No. 5 in D minor (Shostakovich) and Symphony of Three Orchestras (Carter).
- JimmyJazz: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral" (Beethoven) and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major (Bach) and Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (Rachmaninoff).
- Kingoftonga: Symphony No. 7 in A major (Beethoven), Concerto for Orchestra (Bártok), Violin Concerto in D major (Brahms) and Violin Concerto (Adams).
- sonofsamiam: Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) and Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (Mozart).
- whuntva: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique" (Tchaikovsky) and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major (Bach).

And now it's time for Vocal. First the biggest fans:
41. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Requiem Mass in D minor | sonofsamian and whuntva
42. Giacomo Puccini | "Nessun dorma" (tenor aria from "Turandot") | Honorio and Dan
43. Johannes Brahms | A German Requiem | Kingoftonga
44. Carl Orff | "O fortuna" (choir from "Carmina Burana") | whuntva
45. Johann Sebastian Bach | St Matthew Passion | Honorio
46. György Ligeti | Requiem | sonofsamiam
47. Giovanni Palestrina | Missa Papae Marcelli | bonnielaurel
48. Georg Friedrich Händel | Messiah | whuntva and Kinoftonga
49. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (soprano aria from "The Magic Flute") | Honorio
50. Francis Poulenc | Stabat Mater | Romain
51. Giuseppe Verdi | Messa da Requiem | Dan
52. Franz Schubert | Winterreise | Kingoftonga
53. Franz Schubert | Ellens Gesang III - Ave Maria | Dan
54. Giacomo Puccini | "O mio babbino caro" (soprano aria from "Gianni Schicchi") | bonnielaurel
55. Gustav Mahler | Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen | bonnielaurel
56. Hector Berlioz | Te Deum | Romain
57. Johann Sebastian Bach | Mass in B minor | sonofsamiam
58. Georges Bizet | "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" (baritone aria from "Carmen") | whuntva
59. Philip Glass | "Knee 5" (choir from "Einstein on the Beach") | Kingoftonga
60. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | "Commendatore Scene" (baritone and basses trio from "Don Giovanni") | whuntva

And now the playlists:

Complete Vocal



Wow, more than 16 hours of music! And we selected our favourite arias from the operas, if we had included the complete operas we could have doubled the time!!!

The best versions according to Rate Your Music are represented in the following list. The items on the list are Composer | Work | Orchestra | Singer (soloist or choir) | Conductor | Recording date | Position on RYM classic music chart (only for the works included on the Top 100):

41. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Requiem Mass in D minor | Berliner Philharmoniker | Wiener Singverein | Herbert von Karajan | 1962 | #16
42. Giacomo Puccini | "Nessun dorma" (tenor aria from "Turandot") | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Luciano Pavarotti | Zubin Mehta | 1972
43. Johannes Brahms | A German Requiem | Philharmonia Orchestra | Philharmonia Chorus | Otto Klemperer | 1961 | #93
44. Carl Orff | "O fortuna" (choir from "Carmina Burana") | Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin | Eugen Jochum | 1967
45. Johann Sebastian Bach | St Matthew Passion | Collegium Vocale Gent | Philippe Herreweghe | 1998 | #11
46. György Ligeti | Requiem | Sinfonie-Orchester Des Hessischen Rundfunks Frankfurt | Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks | Michael Gielen | 1968 | #61
47. Giovanni Palestrina | Missa Papae Marcelli | The Tallis Scholars | Peter Phillips | 1980
48. Georg Friedrich Händel | Messiah | Gabrieli Consort & Players | Paul McCreesh | 1997
49. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (soprano aria from "The Magic Flute") | Philharmonia Orchestra | Lucia Popp | Otto Klemperer | 1964
50. Francis Poulenc | Stabat Mater| Boston Symphony Orchestra | Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Kathleen Battle | Seiji Ozawa | 1987
51. Giuseppe Verdi | Messa da Requiem | Philharmonia Orchestra | Philharmonia Chorus, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Nicolai Ghiaurov | Carlo Maria Giulini | 1964
52. Franz Schubert | Winterreise | Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau | Jörg Demus | 1965
53. Franz Schubert | Ellens Gesang III - Ave Maria | Janet Baker | Gerald Moore | 1970
54. Giacomo Puccini | "O mio babbino caro" (soprano aria from "Gianni Schicchi") | London Symphony Orchestra | Montserrat Caballé | Charles Mackerras | 1970
55. Gustav Mahler | Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen | Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks | Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau | Rafael Kubelík | 1968
56. Hector Berlioz | Te Deum | Dresden Staatskapelle | Dresden State Opera Chorus, Dresden Philharmonic Children's Chorus, Stuart Neill | Colin Davis | 1998
57. Johann Sebastian Bach | Mass in B minor | English Baroque Soloists | Monteverdi Choir | John Eliot Gardiner | 1985 | #17
58. Georges Bizet | "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" (baritone aria from "Carmen") | Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris | Robert Massard | Georges Prêtre | 1964
59. Philip Glass | "Knee 5" (choir from "Einstein on the Beach") | Philip Glass Ensemble | Samuel Johnson, Sheryl Sutton, Lucinda Childs | Michael Riesman | 1978
60. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | "Commendatore Scene" (baritone and basses trio from "Don Giovanni") | Philharmonia Orchestra | Eberhard Wächter, Gottlob Frick | Carlo Maria Giulini | 1959

Vocal's favourite movements



So far it only includes my selections and bonnielaurel's. About my choices:
- I replaced the Herreweghe's 1998 version of Bach's "Matthäus-Passion" by the one recorded in 1959 by the Munich Bach Orchestra and Munich Bach Choir conducted by Karl Richter. Especially because of my favourite movement (the opening chori "Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen"), slower but also deeper and more profound.
- And I replaced the Klemperer's 1964 version of Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" by the one also recorded in 1964 by the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Karl Böhm with Roberta Peters singing (wonderfully) the aria "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen".

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:34 pm

Bump.
I'll wait a few more days to post the complete Solo playlist to see if someone post their favourite movements on the Vocal part.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Romain » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:04 pm

I completely forget Honorio. I will do it tomorrow.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:18 pm

Many thanks Romain

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Dan » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:13 am

Hi again, Honorio. Sorry, I meant to reply earlier. Next time I won't sleep on it too long. :sleeping-sleeping:

42. Giacomo Puccini | "Nessun dorma" (tenor aria from "Turandot") | Honorio and Dan
We are both biggest fans of this. I'm happy with the recording by Pavarotti and the London Philharmonic, if you are. But the recording on the Spotify playlist actually includes "Nessun dorma" as well as the next aria in the opera, "Tu che guardi le stelle". Here is the same recording, but with only "Nessun dorma" in it:


51. Giuseppe Verdi | Messa da Requiem | Dan
My preferred recording is by conductor John Eliot Gardiner, The Montiverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique:



My favourite piece on there is "Dies irae".

53. Franz Schubert | Ellens Gesang III - Ave Maria | Dan
Please replace the recording on the playlist with this one by Barbara Bonney:

Let's make this a good year.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Romain » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:52 am

Chose promise, chose due ;-)

Francis Poulenc - Stabat Mater / Favourite Mouvement : Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Hector Berlioz - Te Deum / Favourite mouvement : Te Deum Laudamus
The version I have and like a lot :

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:57 pm

Many thanks, my friends, excellent choices.
I updated the list and I took the liberty to include the sonofsamiam choices using his song list, with "Lacrimosa" for the Mozart's Requiem and "Sanctus" for Bach's Mass. I also updated the Concertos list replacing the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 for the third one ("Rondo"), #929 in your all-time list. The only one I still don't know is your favourite movement of Ligeti's Requiem (it appears as a full piece at the #6 of your list).

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:09 pm

Well, I finally updated the Vocal playlist with my own choices for movements (I finally chosen "Kyrie," the second movement of Ligeti's "Requiem").

So now it's the time for Solo instruments. First the biggest fans:
61. Erik Satie | Trois Gymnopédies | Honorio and whuntva
62. Claude Debussy | Suite bergamasque | sonofsamiam
63. Johann Sebastian Bach | Goldberg Variations | sonofsamiam
64. Johann Sebastian Bach | Toccata and Fugue in D minor | whuntva
65. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, "Moonlight" | Honorio, sonofsamiam and Dan
66. Frédéric Chopin | Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor | bonnielaurel
67. Frédéric Chopin | 24 Preludes | Dan
68. Frédéric Chopin | Three Nocturnes, Op. 9 | Honorio
69. Modest Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition | whuntva
70. Heitor Villa-Lobos | Five Preludes | bonnielaurel
71. Johann Sebastian Bach | The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 | Dan
72. Johann Sebastian Bach | Cello Suite No. 1 in G major | Honorio
73. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, "Pathétique" | bonnielaurel
74. Franz Liszt | Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata | bonnielaurel
75. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major | whuntva
76. Iannis Xenakis | Rebonds | bonnielaurel
77. Francisco Tárrega | Recuerdos de la Alhambra | Honorio
78. Niccolò Paganini | 24 Caprices for Solo Violin | Honorio
79. Conlon Nancarrow | Studies for Player Piano | sonofsamiam
80. Philip Glass | Metamorphosis | sonofsamiam

And now the playlists:

Complete Solo



The best versions according to Rate Your Music are represented in the following list. The items on the list are Composer | Work | Performer | Recording date | Position on RYM classic music chart (only for the works included on the Top 100)
61. Erik Satie | Trois Gymnopédies | Reinbert de Leeuw | 1992 | #21
62. Claude Debussy | Suite bergamasque | Alexis Weissenberg | 1985
63. Johann Sebastian Bach | Goldberg Variations | Glenn Gould | 1981 | #6
64. Johann Sebastian Bach | Toccata and Fugue in D minor| E. Power Biggs | 1970
65. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, "Moonlight" | Wilhelm Kempff | 1961
66. Frédéric Chopin | Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor | Idil Biret | 1991
67. Frédéric Chopin | 24 Preludes | Martha Argerich | 1975 | #45
68. Frédéric Chopin | Three Nocturnes, Op. 9 | Arthur Rubinstein | 1965 | #4
69. Modest Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition | Vladimir Ashkenazy | 1982
70. Heitor Villa-Lobos | Five Preludes | Norbert Kraft | 1999
71. Johann Sebastian Bach | The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 | Glenn Gould | 1962
72. Johann Sebastian Bach | Cello Suite No. 1 in G major | Pierre Fournier | 1960 | #41
73. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, "Pathétique" | Wilhelm Kempff | 1961
74. Franz Liszt | Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata | Lazar Berman | 1971
75. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major | Glenn Gould | 1970
76. Iannis Xenakis | Rebonds| Kuniko Kato | 2014
77. Francisco Tárrega | Recuerdos de la Alhambra | John Williams | 1964
78. Niccolò Paganini | 24 Caprices for Solo Violin | Itzhak Perlman | 1972
79. Conlon Nancarrow | Studies for Player Piano | Conlon Nancarrow | 1977
80. Philip Glass | Metamorphosis | Philip Glass | 1989

Solo's favourite movements



So far it includes my selections and bonnielaurel's plus sonofsamiam's favourite movements (according to his all-time list). About my choices:
- I replaced the Reinbert de Leeuw 's 1992 version of Satie's "Gymnopédies" by the one recorded in 1983 by Pascal Rogé. The de Leeuw version has many fans because of its idiosyncrasy but I find it tooooo slow.
- For the Chopin's "Nocturnes" I'm more than satisfied with the superb version of Arthur Rubinstein and I choose the Nocturne No. 2.
- I replaced the Pierre Fournier's 1960 version of Bach's "Cello Suite" (even if it's excellent) by the one recorded in 1983 by Yo-Yo Ma, an impeccable performance both on the technique and feeling departments.
- I fully endorse the John Williams 1964 version of Tárrega's "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" and the Itzhak Perlman 1972 version of Paganini's "24 Caprices for Solo Violin." And I select from the latter the Caprice No. 24.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:10 pm

Bump.
Dan, I took the liberty of including the choices of version and movements that you included on your Spotify playlist so:
- I kept Whilhelm Kempff's version of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and the first movement.
- I replaced Martha Argerich's 1975 version of Chopin's "24 Preludes" by Maurizio Pollini's 1974 version and I included "No. 4" on the "favourite movements" playlist.
- I replaced Glenn Gould's 1962 version of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier" by Maurizio Pollini's 2009 version and I included the first Prelude on the playlist.
If you disagree with the choices please let me know.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Dan » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:30 pm

Thanks Honorio. The changes you made sound good to me. Sorry, I've been neglecting this thread again. After spending most of my free time on the all-time songs poll, I'm now busy with an album-listening marathon for the 1964 poll. I need to get a social life again next month. :D
Let's make this a good year.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:17 pm

That's all right, Dan. Yes, there's a whole world outside the Acclaimed Music Forum. :D

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:31 pm

Ooops sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry whuntva

While I was compiling the playlist for the Chamber part I noticed that I made a mistake when I posted to you the complete list, I sent to you a provisional list that did not include Kingoftonga's votes. You counted the votes correctly in the Chamber thread but you trusted me and posted the incorrect list as definitive. So the corrected list is:
81. Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue in D for 3 violins and basso continuo
82. Schubert - String Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden"
83. Bartók - String Quartet No. 4
84. Schubert - Piano Quintet in A major, "Trout"
85. Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps
86. Beethoven - String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp minor
87. Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, "Archduke"
88. Eastman - The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
89. Elgar - Salut d'amour
90. Franck - Violin Sonata in A major
91. Brahms - String Sextet No. 2 in G major
92. Varèse - Ionisation
93. Crumb - Black Angels
94. Gabrieli - Canzon primi toni a 8
95. Glass - Glassworks
96. Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
97. Mozart - Serenade No. 13 for Strings, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
98. Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major
99. Schumann - Piano Quintet in E-Flat major
100. Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer"

So the ones that are left out after the correction are:
99. Schönberg - Verklärte Nacht
100. Dvořák - String Quartet in F major, "American"

And the ones entering are:
87. Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, "Archduke"
94. Gabrieli - Canzon primi toni a 8

Please whuntva replace the Chamber/Ensemble list on the beginning of the thread. And sorry for the inconvenience.
I'll post the playlists in a couple of days.

Edit: corrected the mistake between "Archduke" and "Kreutzer"
Last edited by Honorio on Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby bonnielaurel » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:55 pm

Honorio wrote:87. Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer"
100. Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer".


Kreutzer is in it twice now.

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Postby whuntva » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:58 pm

Honorio wrote:Ooops sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry whuntva
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Please whuntva replace the Chamber/Ensemble list on the beginning of the thread. And sorry for the inconvenience.
I'll post the playlists in a couple of days.


No problem. I fixed it.
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:03 pm

bonnielaurel wrote:
Honorio wrote:87. Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer"
100. Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer".

Kreutzer is in it twice now.

Sorry sorry, it seems that I'm thick today.
Number 87 is Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, "Archduke"
The new entries were in fact Gabrielli and Archduke, Kreutzer was already in the incorrect list.
Just edited the list above

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Postby bonnielaurel » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:52 am

Honorio wrote:Sorry sorry, it seems that I'm thick today.

And they say classical music is good for the nerves...

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:06 am

Yes, probably I should listen more death metal :D

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Postby Honorio » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:56 pm

So now that the mistake is fixed it's time to post the playlists for Chamber/Ensemble category. First the biggest fans:
81. Johann Pachelbel | Canon and Gigue in D for 3 violins and basso continuo | Honorio and whuntva
82. Franz Schubert | String Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden" | Romain
83. Béla Bartók | String Quartet No. 4 | bonnielaurel
84. Franz Schubert | Piano Quintet in A major, "Trout" | whuntva
85. Olivier Messiaen | Quatuor pour la fin du temps | sonofsamiam
86. Ludwig van Beethoven | String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp minor | whuntva
87. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, "Archduke" | Kingoftonga
88. Julius Eastman | The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc | sonofsamiam
89. Edward Elgar | Salut d'amour | Dan
90. César Franck | Violin Sonata in A major | Dan
91. Johannes Brahms | String Sextet No. 2 in G major | Romain
92. Edgard Varèse | Ionisation | bonnielaurel
93. George Crumb | Black Angels | sonofsamiam
94. Giovanni Gabrieli | Canzon primi toni a 8 | Kingoftonga
95. Philip Glass | Glassworks | Honorio
96. Claude Debussy | Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp | bonnielaurel
97. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Serenade No. 13 for Strings, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" | Honorio and whuntva
98. Johannes Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major | Dan
99. Robert Schumann | Piano Quintet in E-Flat major | bonnielaurel
100. Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer" | Romain

And now the playlists:

Complete Chamber/Ensemble



The best versions according to Rate Your Music are represented in the following list. The items on the list are Composer | Work | Ensemble | Conductor (in some cases) | Recording date | Position on RYM classic music chart (only for the works included on the Top 100)
81. Johann Pachelbel | Canon and Gigue in D for 3 violins and basso continuo| London Baroque | 1994
82. Franz Schubert | String Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden" | Alban Berg Quartett | 1985
83. Béla Bartók | String Quartet No. 4 | Takács Quartet | 1996 | #20
84. Franz Schubert | Piano Quintet in A major, "Trout" | Amadeus Quartet, Emil Gilels, Rainer Zepperitz | 1975
85. Olivier Messiaen | Quatuor pour la fin du temps | Luben Yordanoff, David Tétard, Claude Desurmont and Daniel Barenboim | 1978 | #67
86. Ludwig van Beethoven | String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp minor | Quartetto Italiano | 1969 | #82
87. Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, "Archduke" | Beaux Arts Trio | 1979
88. Julius Eastman | The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc| Julius Eastman, Chase Morrison, Abby Newton, Larry Rawdon, David Sabee, Jodi Beder, Sarah Carter, Barry Gold, Julie Green, Christine Gummere, Maureen Hynes | 1981
89. Edward Elgar | Salut d'amour| Kyung-Wha Chung, Phillip Moll | 1977
90. César Franck | Violin Sonata in A major | Kaja Danczowska, Krystian Zimerman | 1980
91. Johannes Brahms | String Sextet No. 2 in G major | Raphael Ensemble | 1988
92. Edgard Varèse | Ionisation | ASKO Ensemble | Riccardo Chailly | 1996 | #26
93. George Crumb | Black Angels | Kronos Quartet | 1990
94. Giovanni Gabrieli | Canzon primi toni a 8 | London Symphony Orchestra Brass | Eric Crees | 1997
95. Philip Glass | Glassworks | Philip Glass Ensemble | 1981 | #52
96. Claude Debussy | Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp | Roger Bourdin, Annie Challan, Colette Lequien | 1966
97. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Serenade No. 13 for Strings, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" | Amadeus String Quartet | 1980
98. Johannes Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major | Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy | 1983
99. Robert Schumann | Piano Quintet in E-Flat major major | Artemis Quartet, Leif Ove Andsnes | 2006
100. Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer" | Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy | 1973

Chamber's favourite movements



So far it includes the selections from 4 voters:
a) bonnielaurel:
83. Bartók | String Quartet No. 4 | Takács Quartet | First movement: Allegro
91. Varèse | Ionisation | Ensemble intercontemporain | Pierre Boulez
95. Debussy | Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp | Gaby Pas-Van Riet, Gunter Teuffel & Xavier De Maistre | First movement: Pastorale. Lento, dolce rubato
98. Schumann | Piano Quintet in E-Flat major | Borodin Quartet & Sviatoslav Richter | First movement: Allegro brillante

b) Dan (I took the liberty of including the selections of versions and movements from your playlist):
89. Elgar | Salut d'amour | Kyung-Wha Chung & Phillip Moll
90. Franck | Violin Sonata in A major | Augustin Dumay & Maria João Pires | Fourth movement: Allegretto ben moderato
98. Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major | Itzhak Perlman & Vladimir Ashkenazy | First movement: Vivace ma non troppo
The versions are the same as RYM except for Franck's Sonata. If you want change something please let me know.

c) sonofsamiam (I also took the liberty of including your favourite movements according to your all-time list, I kept the versions selected on RYM):
85. Messiaen | Quatuor pour la fin du temps | Seventh movement: Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps
88. Eastman | The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
93. George Crumb | Black Angels | First movement: Departure

d) Honorio:
81. Johann Pachelbel | Canon and Gigue in D for 3 violins and basso continuo | Andrew Manze, John Holloway, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie & Nigel North | First movement: Canon (I chose this version instead of the London Baroque one because it's probably closer to the original version, only for 5 performers)
95. Philip Glass | Glassworks | Philip Glass Ensemble | Sixth movement: Closing (I chose Closing instead the more widely known Opening because it fits better with the chamber/ensemble concept, being Opening a piece for solo piano more fitting in the previous category).
97. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Serenade No. 13 for Strings, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" | Hagen Quartett | First movement: Allegro (I chose a version for quartet and not a version for chamber orechestra because it fits better with the category and the Hagen Quartett version was the one I liked the most).

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Romain » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:54 am

Thanks again Honorio, here is my choices, I let you choose the best version :

82. Franz Schubert | String Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden" | Romain
Mouvement n°2 : Andante con moto (of course : for me, the most beautiful piece of music ever created)
91. Johannes Brahms | String Sextet No. 2 in G major | Romain
Mouvement n°1 : Allegro non troppo
100. Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer" | Romain
Mouvement n°1 : Adagio sostenuto - Presto - Adagio

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Romain » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:12 am

And just for the fun, I discovered this incredible guy in youtube. I can pass hours to look his videos :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2zb5c ... U9l3tke1pg

In this one in particular, very simple, I think we can all see the genius of Bach, even if we don't know music :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bh ... 978B3A6D7C

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:39 pm

Merci beaucoup, Romain. Playlist mis à hour...
Et merci aussi pour ces merveilleux vidéos!

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby whuntva » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:06 pm

Alright guys, I want to call your attention back to this poll.

The songs poll is over and we are about one month from the expected deadline (though if anyone wants I can extend it).

I dunno if I can provide you with too many good versions of pieces. Too often I just like the piece without attaching it to a recording. But thank you so much for organizing these playlists! It makes listening so much easier.
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby whuntva » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:49 am

As for Spotify, I can tell you right now "Stella" will be absent.

Here's a video link:

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Postby Honorio » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:16 pm

So finally we have the last playlist, the one for the Other Orchestral category. First the biggest fans:
101. Igor Stravinsky | The Rite of Spring | Honorio and sonofsamiam
102. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov | Sheherazade | Romain
103. Edvard Grieg | Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 | Dan
104. Sergei Prokofiev | Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet | Honorio
105. Camille Saint-Saëns | Danse Macabre | whuntva
106. Paul Dukas | The Sorcerer's Apprentice | Romain and whuntva
107. Richard Strauss | Also Sprach Zaratustra | whuntva
108. Claude Debussy | La mer | bonnielaurel
109. Steve Reich | Music for 18 Musicians | sonofsamiam
110. Maurice Ravel | Boléro | Romain
111. Modest Mussorgsky | Night on Bald Mountain | Kingoftonga
112. Richard Wagner | Ride of the Valkyries (from "The Valkyrie") | Dan
113. Vaughan Williams | Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis | Kingoftonga
114. Igor Stravinsky | The Firebird | Kingoftonga
115. Krzysztof Penderecki | Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima | sonofsamiam
116. Johann Sebastian Bach | Suite No. 3 in D major | Honorio
117. Arnold Schönberg | Variations for Orchestra | bonnielaurel
118. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | 1812 Overture | whuntva
119. Jean Sibelius | Finlandia | Dan
120. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Swan Lake | Dan
121. Gustav Holst | The Planets | Kingoftonga
122. Béla Bartók | Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta | Honorio
123. Kashiwa Daisuke | Stella | sonofsamiam
124. Darius Milhaud | Le boeuf sur le toit | Romain
125. Jean Sibelius | Valse triste | Romain

And now the playlists:

Complete Other Orchestral



The best versions according to Rate Your Music are represented in the following list. The items on the list are Composer | Work | Ensemble | Conductor | Recording date | Position on RYM classic music chart (only for the works included on the Top 100)
101. Igor Stravinsky | The Rite of Spring | New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein | 1958 | #5
102. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov | Sheherazade | Chicago Symphony | Fritz Reiner | 1960 | #62
103. Edvard Grieg | Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1982
104. Sergei Prokofiev | Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet | London Symphony Orchestra | André Previn | 1973
105. Camille Saint-Saëns | Danse Macabre | Philharmonia Orchestra | Charles Dutoit | 1980
106. Paul Dukas | The Sorcerer's Apprentice| Berliner Philharmoniker | James Levine | 1986
107. Richard Strauss | Also Sprach Zaratustra | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1973
108. Claude Debussy | La mer | Cleveland Orchestra | Pierre Boulez | 1993
109. Steve Reich | Music for 18 Musicians | Steve Reich and Musicians | 1976 | #2
110. Maurice Ravel | Boléro | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1965
111. Modest Mussorgsky | Night on Bald Mountain| Los Angeles Philharmonic | Esa-Pekka Salonen | 2006
112. Richard Wagner | Ride of the Valkyries (from "The Valkyrie") | Wiener Philharmoniker | Wilhelm Furtwängler | 1954
113. Vaughan Williams | Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis | Academy of St Martin in the Fields | Neville Marriner | 1972
114. Igor Stravinsky | The Firebird | London Symphony Orchestra | Antal Doráti | 1959
115. Krzysztof Penderecki | Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima | Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice) | Antoni Wit | 1998
116. Johann Sebastian Bach | Suite No. 3 in D major | Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra | Ton Koopman | 1988
117. Arnold Schönberg | Variations for Orchestra | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1974
118. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | 1812 Overture | Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Brass Band | Antal Doráti | 1954
119. Jean Sibelius | Finlandia | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1984
120. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Swan Lake | Boston Symphony Orchestra | Seiji Ozawa | 1978 | #87
121. Gustav Holst | The Planets | New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein | 1971
122. Béla Bartók | Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta | Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Pierre Boulez | 1994
123. Kashiwa Daisuke | Stella | Kashiwa Daisuke | 2007
124. Darius Milhaud | Le boeuf sur le toit | London Symphony Orchestra | Antal Doráti | 1965
125. Jean Sibelius | Valse triste | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1984

Note 1: the only classical work on our list not available on Spotify is Kashiwa Daisuke's "Stella," with the Youtube link already included by whuntva. As you can see, the availability of Classical music on Spotify is much wider than for Pop music. In fact I could find even all the versions selected on RYM except for two cases:
a) The Raphael Quartet version of Brahms' String Sextet No. 2 (I replaced it by the second highly rated version on RYM, the Amadeus Quartet one).
b) The original version of Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians" (recorded in 1976 and released in 1978 on ECM label). I replaced it by the recorded in 1996 by Steve Reich too, released in 1998 on Nonesuch label, eleven minutes longer including newly written material.

Note 2: for positions 103 and 104 I selected the most acclaimed version of the orchestral suites (the one voted by us) but the most acclaimed version of the complete stage version (incidental music in the case of "Peer Gynt" and ballet music in the case of "Romeo and Juliet") were:
103. Edvard Grieg | Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 | Estonian National Symphony Orchestra | Paavo Järvi | 2004 (I strongly recommend this version but it belong more properly to the "Vocal" part since it includes many sung parts).
104. Sergei Prokofiev | Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet | Boston Symphony Orchestra | Seiji Ozawa | 1986
Moreover Igor Stravinsky also wrote three different orchestral suites from his music for the ballet "The Firebird." Since the votes did not specify which orchestral piece (whuntva voted for "The Firebird" and kingoftonga for "The Firebird Suite") I included the most acclaimed version of the 1910 original score. The most acclaimed version (according to RYM) of the second orchestral suite (1919) was recorded by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein in 1957.

Other Orchestral's favourite movements



So far it includes the selections from bonnielaurel and me. About my choices:
- I'm tied as biggest fan of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" with sonofsamiam but we disagree about our favourite movement. He chose the second part, "The Sacrifice" (with probably "Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen Victim)" as the selected "track") but I prefer the first part, "Adoration of the Earth" (more exactly I selected the second "track" of this first part, "The Augurs of Spring (Dance of the Young Girls)"). I finally decided to include my choice since it's both the most popular and the most groundbreaking part (with these mythical broken rhythm patterns).
- Although both the Previn and Ozawa versions of Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" are excellent I prefer the version recorded in 2003 by Paavo Järvi with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. And my favourite movement is, of course, "Montagues and Capulets."
- The version of Bach's "Orchestral Suite No. 3" by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman is excellent and probably closer to what Bach had in mind. But the grandeur of the version by the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert Von Karajan (recorded in 1964) is unbeatable, especially the wonderful second movement (my choice, obviously).
- The version of Bártok's "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta" by Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is fantastic. I choose the third movement, "Adagio" (the one used by Stanley Kubrick in "The Shining").

bonnielaurel, since Schönberg's "Variations for Orchestra" is divided in "tracks" on the CD/Spotify version I assumed you would vote for the first one ("Introduktion und Theme") but if you think otherwise please let me know.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Romain » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:37 am

102. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov | Sheherazade | Romain
Favorite movement : 1) La mer et le vaisseau de Simbad (Largo e maestoso — Allegro non troppo)
106. Paul Dukas | The Sorcerer's Apprentice | Romain and whuntva
124. Darius Milhaud | Le boeuf sur le toit | Romain
125. Jean Sibelius | Valse triste | Romain

Easy for me this week, tho other three are only one movement pieces.

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

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Updated

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:12 pm

Bumping this. Dan?

As an appetizer, the Top 10 of our nominated works as rated in RateYourMusic:
Composer | Work | Date of composition | Orchestra-Ensemble-Perfomer recommended in RYM | Conductor | Date of recording | Date of release | Position in RYM classical chart


1. Steve Reich | Music for 18 Musicians | 1976 | Steve Reich and Musicians | 1976 | 1978 | #2


2. Frédéric Chopin | Three Nocturnes, Op. 9 | 1832 | Arthur Rubinstein | 1965 | 1967 | #4


3. Igor Stravinsky | The Rite of Spring | 1913 | New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein | 1958 | 1958 | #5


4. Johann Sebastian Bach | Goldberg Variations | 1741 | Glenn Gould | 1981 | 1982 | #6


5. Johann Sebastian Bach | St Matthew Passion | 1727 | Collegium Vocale Gent | Philippe Herreweghe | 1998 | 1999 | #9


6. Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral" | 1824 | Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan | 1962 | 1963 | #14


7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Requiem Mass in D minor | 1791 | Berliner Philharmoniker | Wiener Singverein | Herbert von Karajan | 1961 | 1962 | #16


8. Béla Bartók | String Quartet No. 4 | 1928 | Takács Quartet | 1996 | 1997 | #17


9. Johann Sebastian Bach | Mass in B minor | 1749 | English Baroque Soloists | Monteverdi Choir | John Eliot Gardiner | 1985 | 1985 | #19


10. Erik Satie | Trois Gymnopédies | 1888 | Reinbert de Leeuw | 1983 | 1984 | #21

Well, some cheating here because #1 is the 1963 edition of the Nine Beethoven Symphonies by the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Since it includes 5 of our nominations I haven't included it considering it a kind of "compilation."

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby whuntva » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:51 pm

I am currently in the process of listening and ranking. REally digging everything so far.

My favorite discovery is probably "Music for 18 Musicians".

Is everyone okay with the deadline?

To any newcomers, remember you do NOT have to have participated in prelims to vote here. Also, you have to post lists here so I can see them better.

Thank you for these suggestions everyone!
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:29 pm

Other Orchestral's Favourite Movements playlist updated with my own choices

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Dan » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:05 pm

Pardon my language (again), but Honorio you’ve been fucking amazing with these playlists, “best versions of recordings” lists, and your posts in general. Thank you, my friend.

I see that you’ve finalised the favourite movements playlist for the “other orchestral” section. Unsurprisingly, I like your choices of movements for the works I’m the biggest fan of and have no problem if you want to keep them as they are, but I would like to make a couple of minor tweaks if you don’t mind…

Edvard Grieg | Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1
Pfff… First or fourth movement? They’re both so good! Urgh. You chose the elegant first movement. I’m very narrowly leaning more towards the exciting fourth movement. And the recording in the playlist is my favourite recording of this work too.

Richard Wagner | Ride of the Valkyries (from "The Valkyrie")
I prefer the recording by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Georg Solti.


Jean Sibelius | Finlandia
Perfectly happy with the chosen recording.

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Swan Lake
There are so many pieces from this ballet that I enjoy listening to (I basically love the whole first act, especially the white swan’s romantic “Pas de deux”: here’s a nice straight(ish) production of it, and here’s a nice gay production… if, as a friend of mine once pointed out, a viewer not used to ballet can stomach all that prancing about, lol). But I totally agree with you that the signature piece of the ballet is No. 10 scene from the second act.
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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby Honorio » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:34 am

Many thanks, Dan!
Updated, including the wonderful "Pas de deux."

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Re: AM Classical Poll Final Round

Postby whuntva » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:57 pm

Wait a sec, Honorio.

I CAN help with favorite movements. Not versions, but I can give favorite movements of certain symphonies.

*My favorite movement of Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique" is the finale.
*I prefer the second movement of Beethoven's 5th to the famous first one.
*I like the first movement of Beethoven's 6th. It's my ringtone.
*Symphonie Fantastique peaks at the last two movements: "March to the Scaffold" and "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath"
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