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    Default String orchestra

    I see mostly posts about full orchestral music but not much about string orchestral music.

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    Mendelssohn's String Symphonies are especially magnificent, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novelette View Post
    Mendelssohn's String Symphonies are especially magnificent, in my opinion.
    Agreed! They were the ones I had in mind when I voted. Incredible early works!

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    I'm fond of the string orchestra arrangements of a few of Shostakovich's quartets. Less fond of the Beethoven ones...


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    What are there not to like?

    Can You please point a (Original) work for String Orchestra that is not likeable! I'm not sure that I've ever heard one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptr View Post
    Can You please point a (Original) work for String Orchestra that is not likeable! I'm not sure that I've ever heard one...
    Good point. I can't think of any.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    How can anyone not love this?

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    I like the format - serenades by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart are my more obvious choices, plus later works by Bartok (Divertimento), Tippett (Concerto for Double String Orchestra and Fantasia-Concertante on a Theme of Corelli)), Stravinsky (Concerto in D) etc. I like the occasional arrangement as well - Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht, Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence (both originally for string sextet) and the ubiquitous Barber Adagio spring to mind.

    Just to balance things up, I also like orchestral works for winds only.

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    RVW - Tallis Fantasia.

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    I have to agree with the consensus on Mendellsohn's string symphonies. It took me awhile to warm to them, I didn't have an easy time with the purely string medium previously. But now I like them a lot as well as his concerto for piano and string symphony for that matter!

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    Much pleasure to be had in this discipline from Corelli, Vivaldi, CPE Bach, Mendelssohn, Grieg, R. Strauss, Barber, Britten, Delius, Elgar, RVW, Myaskovsky.

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    I play in a string orchestra, hence I might end up being a bit biased. XD

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    To be honest I don't dislike all string orchrestral music but as a whole, not to fond. The sound to me can be grating, dry and dare I say it; boring. That is why I am the only no vote so far.

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    What about Bernstein's Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 14 & 16 with the Vienna string section? I have mixed feelings about it; I admire Lenny for his attempt, but I prefer the actual quartets.

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