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    After becoming a little jaded sometimes with familiar piano fare I have been listening to the works of Jan Ladislav Dussek 1760-1812. I know some of his work is used as teaching material but the larger scale piano sonatas are full of invention and drama and cannot understand why they aren't heard more often in the concert hall.

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    An old friend has blown me away recently:
    Bartok's Violin Concerto #2.
    Amazing how something I was lukewarm to years ago, has emerged as the greatest violin concerto I know of today.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    I'm in the process of surveying Scriabin's music and currently in the midst of listening to the solo piano works, and holy cow, frankly all of his Piano Sonantas have blown me away, but I think it fair to point out one, #3 in f# minor. I have a feeling I report back into this thread once I get more familiar with the later sonatas, though the last, #10 in C major made an immediate deep impact as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTortoise View Post
    I'm in the process of surveying Scriabin's music and currently in the midst of listening to the solo piano works, and holy cow, frankly all of his Piano Sonantas have blown me away, but I think it fair to point out one, #3 in f# minor.
    Yes, it's stunning. Did you listen to Horowitz? It's a marvelous recording that quickly makes you forget about the sound quality. The way he plays the first movement... it's out of this world. The final measures... just shivers all over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBfMwqLmgsY
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    On a smaller scale, Barber's Cello Sonata. Incredible piece of music.

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    Haydn's String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 71 no. 1 as performed by The Salomon String Quartet on this disc:

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    The music of Maurice Ohana.

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    As a result of some recommendations on the forum in the last month or so, I've become interested in Jonathan Harvey--particularly his Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco, which I've heard many times now.

    Here's a bit of reading material from Wikipedia, for anyone interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortuos_Plango,_Vivos_Voco

    It's got a couple other good recommendations along similar lines.

    And here's Harvey's piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxEGPIEraFA
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    Continuing to blow me away:
    Allan Pettersson's 7th Symphony. Melodic, moving, impressive.
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    Aaron Copland's "The Second Hurricane." :-)

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    Yeah. That Copland opera should blow everybody away!
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    Vincent Persichetti, 12 Piano Sonatas, Geoffrey Burleson.
    Underrated 20th Century American composer.
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    2nd movement Myaskovsky 17th symphony...Svetlanov interpretation
    'so where are the strong, who are the trusted and where is the harmony, sweet harmony?'
    (Nick Lowe)

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    Haydn's Keyboard Sonata No. 36 in C major, Hob. XVI:21 as performed by Ronald Brautigam on this disc:

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