I am and continue to be blown away by what may be my favorite piece of music of all time, Arvo Part's 3rd Symphony.
What is your favorite 20th/21st century piece?
Edited by kwitel - 11/28/11 at 6:11pm
Sally Beamish, Viola Concerto 2 (2001). Available on a fine BIS recording.
Incidentally, are we talking 20th/21st century (thread title) or 21st only (the actual post)? Part's fourth symphony is 21st century, but number three is 40 years old.
I didnt want to limit to just the past 12 years so, both 20th and 21st.
Ive never even heard of Sally Beamish...
These threads are a great way to expand one's horizons!
Then in the broader time frame, and rather than go down the predictable Mahler-Sibelius-Stravinsky-Shostakovich route, I'd mention Vladimir Godar (my favourite single piece is the passacaglia for cello, but as far as I know it's never been recorded), and Weinberg's first solo cello sonata (Op. 72).