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    Quote Originally Posted by Llyranor View Post
    For me, either St-Saens' Danse Macabre, or Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead.
    I get excited every time I hear the Isle of the Dead mentioned! You see, the Isle of the Dead is a challenge to a lot of people who don't take Rachmaninov seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    Hey, Lukecash. Luke. LUKE! Luke, I'm talking to you! HEY, LU- Yeah, hi.

    Do you have any orchestral versions of the Dante Symphony you can recommend? You don't have to find a link; just let me know who.
    The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra has a decent album to look into:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...cm_cr_asin_lnk

    The string accompaniment is definitely an improvement on a lot of other recordings I've heard.

    And here's a list of recordings with several sound samples in it:

    http://www.amazon.com/Dante-Alternat...FB5VPZ4XBX8ES7
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    I have just been listening to Sibelius' Kullervo. Incredible!
    I also really like the symphonic poems of Dvorak and Liszt.
    Maybe there should be a top 100 symphonic/tone poem list here.
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    I really love Vaughan Williams' "Oxford Elegy". Beautiful english poems set to wonderfully colored harmonies, not what you'd expect from a typical Vaughan Williams piece...sounds quite like Ravel I find.

    I like to interpret the story as an allegory of an artist's life. The glimmer of hope at the very end is one of the most beautiful moments I've heard in music!


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    I thought I new most of RVW's music but this is a new discovery. Very lovely! thank you for posting it.
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    the one by dvorak that is called VODNIK is my favorite!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmailey View Post
    the one by dvorak that is called VODNIK is my favorite!!!
    Excellent choice! His one called Polednice is my favourite, funnily enough.

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    Vaughan Williams - In the Fen Country



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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    Excellent choice! His one called Polednice is my favourite, funnily enough.
    Holy mother of pearl!! I had no idea your user name was an actual piece of music! :O Mind=blown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    Holy mother of pearl!! I had no idea your user name was an actual piece of music! :O Mind=blown.
    Hahahaha! Yes!!! Dvorak Op. 108. <3

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    There can be no discussion about this really.





    Also, too great to be in the "The Modern Classical Music Project" topic. These masterpieces shouldn't be associated with some of the drivel that is in there.
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    At this point, my favourite tone poems are Les Preludes and The Isle of the Dead. However if we're going to include the Dante Symphony as a tone poem, then it takes the cake.
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    If Respighi's trilogy of Roman works count as tone poems, I'll include them among my favourites. Also, those of Richard Strauss (particularly Ein Heldenleben and Eine Alpensinfonie). I'm also starting to get into the tone poems of Arnold Bax.
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    Honestly, Strauss is such an amazing composer and his autobiography is just so much fun to listen to. Ein Heldenleben quotes his own music and should have been made into a fantasia special by itself. Strauss's other tone poems are AMAZING too but Heldenleben is just awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaroncopland View Post
    Honestly, Strauss is such an amazing composer and his autobiography is just so much fun to listen to. Ein Heldenleben quotes his own music and should have been made into a fantasia special by itself. Strauss's other tone poems are AMAZING too but Heldenleben is just awesome.
    Was it Richard Strauss who said something like: "I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer"?

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