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    May be coincidental on this one but the intro to Stravinsky's Babel sounds similar to the intro of Shostakovich symphony no. 10 to me. The Stravinsky piece was composed about 9 years earlier.

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    A few other Stravinsky works outside of what I frequently see mentioned here that I really enjoyed listening to after going through all his music were Ode, Eight Instrumental Miniatures and Japanese Lyrics.

    Serialism is possibly my least favorite stylistic trend in classical music history, so not surprisingly his late period works were not my favorite in particular, but I will say that through his blending serialism in his own unique way I found much of the late stuff listenable and some pretty good, my favorite piece of his in this vein possibly being the Variations for Orchestra.

    (I don't consider the Septet serial, more highly chromatic).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdc View Post
    A few other Stravinsky works outside of what I frequently see mentioned here that I really enjoyed listening to after going through all his music were Ode, Eight Instrumental Miniatures and Japanese Lyrics.

    Serialism is possibly my least favorite stylistic trend in classical music history, so not surprisingly his late period works were not my favorite in particular, but I will say that through his blending serialism in his own unique way I found much of the late stuff listenable and some pretty good, my favorite piece of his in this vein possibly being the Variations for Orchestra.

    (I don't consider the Septet serial, more highly chromatic).
    There are several gems of his late output for me: Requiem Canticles, Agon, Huxley Variations, Threni and In Memoriam Dylan Thomas.
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