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Favorite piece of 20th/21st Century Classical Music?

post #1 of 68
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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
post #2 of 68

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.


Edited by Henry Flower - 11/25/11 at 11:03pm
post #3 of 68
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Originally Posted by Henry Flower View Post

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...

post #4 of 68

Corigliano Piano Concerto!

post #5 of 68
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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).

 

post #6 of 68
There are really too many to list, but I'd like to put in a word for a newish recording of Ives Sonatas
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Edited by rroseperry - 11/26/11 at 11:52pm
post #7 of 68
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Wow...ive never heard of any of these composers.

I have my work cut out for me.

post #8 of 68

Leonard Bernstein.

post #9 of 68

Not a fan of 21st century classical music but I am quite fond of Piazolla's works.

post #10 of 68
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Not a fan of 21st century classical music but I am quite fond of Piazolla's works.



Looking for 20th as well!smile.gif

post #11 of 68

You've just let Stravinsky in the door. Concert for Violin in D.

post #12 of 68

Funny, I've always found Stravinsky somewhat still romantic to consider it 20th century... Never got that...

post #13 of 68

^ Something like Paganini I guess. I probably assumed wrong, but I thought the OP was referring to time periods.

post #14 of 68

Aaron Copland music is my favorite.. From fanfare to the common Man,Appalachian Spring and third symphony are all special to me.

post #15 of 68
anyone heard any Andrew Poppy peices? He's a modern classical composer. Check him out.
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