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  • CPE Bach (20 Symphonies)

    6 12.24%
  • Ives 4 Symphonies

    8 16.33%
  • Mahler 9(10) symphonies

    37 75.51%
  • Martinu 6 Symphonies

    3 6.12%
  • Mendelssohn (5 Symphonies)

    15 30.61%
  • Mozart 41 (40) symphonies (plus another 20 possibilities: see Wiki listing

    26 53.06%
  • Myaskovsky (27 symphonies)

    3 6.12%
  • Nielsen 6 symphonies

    13 26.53%
  • Norgard 8 Symphonies

    1 2.04%
  • Part 4 Symphonies

    0 0%
  • Penderecki 8 Symphonies

    2 4.08%
  • Prokofiev (7 Symphonies)

    17 34.69%
  • Rachmaninov 4 Symphonies

    10 20.41%
  • Raff - 11 Symphonies

    5 10.20%
  • Rautavaara - 8 Symphonies

    1 2.04%
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    Default Favorite Symphony Cycles Part 2

    Pick up to 4 Symphony Cycles on this list. One more list coming. Still open spots for the next poll for any suggestions.

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    I assume the last part will have the obvious candidates, i.e. Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Shostakovich. However, I would suggest adding Scriabin if he is already not part of the line-up. Thanks for the interesting poll.

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    Mahler, Mendelssohn, Myaskovsky and Prokofiev are my choices. I also like out of this list: Mozart, Nielsen, Rachmaninov.


    Next List should include Imho: Sibelius, Schubert, Vaughan williams, Sains-Saens, Shosh, Scriabin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Milhaud, Szymanowski.

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    Just to mention - Rachmaninov composed 3 symphonies not 4.
    There may come a time when Youtube won't let us do this...

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    Not mentioned yet, but Schnittke deserves a spot in the S-Z group.
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    Also, if one counts Das Lied von der Erde, Mahler wrote 11 symphonies.

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    CPE Bach, Ives, Mahler, Penderecki.

    Also, add Farrenc to the next list. Those symphonies are some of the best composed in the 19th century.

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    Very difficult, I know I should have picked Mozart somewhere (probably over Rachmaninov) but I picked Mahler, Rachmaninov, Nielsen and Prokofiev.

    In a hurry, but gor the next list other than the usual suspects such as Schubert, Scumann, Tchaikovsky et al. I would like to suggest Wilhelm Furtwangler's symphonies. I think they are really under-rated pieces which have a lot to give to the listener. It feels like they hidden by his stature as a conductor which is really a pity.

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    Don't forget Segerstam (258 symphonies) in the S-Z group.

    (Just kidding)

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    Unfortunately I don't know/like Myaskovsky as much as I would want to put him side by side with his other brethren.

    What is Rachmaninoff's 4th symphony? A sketch?
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    Prokofiev, Mahler and Nielson. I think I would vote for Norgard too but I haven't heard any of his symphonies yet I love his string quartets though and from what I've heard from other people seems like I would like his symphonies, but I can't vote for him honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinski View Post
    Don't forget Segerstam (258 symphonies) in the S-Z group.

    (Just kidding)
    Whaddaya mean "Just kidding?!?!?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Whaddaya mean "Just kidding?!?!?!"
    I don't want to joking. I love his (Segerstam) Sibelius, especially fourth.

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    Mahler wins!

    Also voted Mendel, Prokofiev and Nielsen.

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    CPE Bach, Penderecki, Nielsen & Mozart.
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