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  • Bax: Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

    4 9.76%
  • Beethoven: Diabelli variations, op.120

    19 46.34%
  • Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn (St Anthony Variations), op.56 (either version)

    24 58.54%
  • Britten: Temporal Variations for oboe and piano

    1 2.44%
  • Carter: Variations for Orchestra

    9 21.95%
  • Lutoslawski: Variations on a theme of Paganini, for two pianos

    9 21.95%
  • Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses, op.54

    4 9.76%
  • Mozart: Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman', K.265

    13 31.71%
  • Scarlatti, Alessandro: Variations on 'La Folia'

    4 9.76%
  • Schubert: Variations on 'Trockne Blumen', D.802

    3 7.32%
  • Schumann, Clara: Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann, op.20

    4 9.76%
  • Sor: Variations on a theme of Mozart, op.9

    4 9.76%
  • Webern: Variations for piano, op.27

    12 29.27%
  • I don't know any of these works

    6 14.63%
  • I don't like any of these works

    0 0%
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Thread: Nereffid's A la carte poll #42: Variations (2 of 2)

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    Default Nereffid's A la carte poll #42: Variations (2 of 2)

    Part of a continuing series of polls, which simply asks:
    Which of these works do you like?

    My goal is to build a general picture of the musical interests on TC.

    Please vote for *all* of the pieces you like.
    Options are available for voters who don't know any of the works, and those who know some but don't like any of them. Even "I don't know any" is an interesting and welcome piece of information.


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    Is the Sor the first solo guitar piece in these polls so far?

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    Carter, Lutosławski, Mozart, Scarlatti (I have a fondness for that chord progression), Sor and Webern. I wish Babbitt was on there!

    Another excellent set of guitar variations which is particularly interesting was written by Sor and then Llobet later continued the variations by adding several more. It's also on 'La Folia'


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlerian View Post
    Is the Sor the first solo guitar piece in these polls so far?
    Ginastera's sonata of 1976 appeared in poll 7 (and got 5 votes from 43).

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    Britten's Temporal Variations (1935) seems quite unloved at present, and in fact was only performed once in Britten's lifetime. But perhaps it might appeal to the TC listenership... according to the sleeve notes on a Hyperion release of the composer's music for oboe and piano, "Britten steals unashamedly from Mahler, Bartók, Ravel and Schoenberg".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nereffid View Post
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    Britten's Temporal Variations (1935) seems quite unloved at present, and in fact was only performed once in Britten's lifetime. But perhaps it might appeal to the TC listenership... according to the sleeve notes on a Hyperion release of the composer's music for oboe and piano, "Britten steals unashamedly from Mahler, Bartók, Ravel and Schoenberg".
    Sorry, I've not heard it. I do enjoy Britten's early Sinfonietta, and of course many of his vocal and operatic works.

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    I missed this poll somehow. It must have been all the overtime.

    I voted for only two of the three I know, Brahms and Webern. For once I did not vote for Beethoven. Of the Diabolic Variations I can only say I do not like them, Sam I Am.

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    I voted for the works between Mozart and Brahms in the above. Good selection.

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    Beethoven and Webern are the most interesting works here, imo. After that, probably Brahms, Carter, and Lutoslawski. And of course I have very mixed feelings about Bax but I have a soft spot for some portions of his oeuvre, including his two discs of piano concerti on Naxos...

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