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    Make up a program that you would like to hear in the concert hall (or on radio). It must include a short (under 20 minutes) introductory piece, a concerto (or something for a soloist with orchestra) and a big symphonic work (this can be a suite or ballet suite over half an hour in length). It would help if it had a theme, but it doesn't have to. It just needs to be cohesive, like something a concert programmer would do. It can also be a program of a concert that you have attended or heard. Here are some of mine:

    Hungarian concert

    Kodaly - Dances of Marosszek
    Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2
    Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra

    Berlioz concert

    Le Corsaire Overture
    Les Nuits de Ete (Mezzo Soprano & Orch.)
    Symphonie Fantastique

    American Concert

    Gershwin - Cuban Overture
    Bernstein - Serenade after Plato's Symposium (Violin & Orch.)
    Copland - Billy the Kid Ballet Suite (the half hour version not the shorter 20 minute one)

    Russian concert

    Prokofiev - The Love for Three Oranges Suite
    Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
    Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10

    Stravinsky concert

    Symphonies of Wind Instruments
    Violin Concerto
    The Rite of Spring
    (This is the conent of a Naxos disc I own, so I have used that program here)

    The possibilities are endless! What is your dream concert?

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    I guess I can be the first to jump in here with a rather obvious one:

    All Beethoven Night
    Egmont Overture
    The Violin Concerto, op. 61a (arranged for piano and orchestra)
    The 9th. (After which I would be exhausted.)

    and one a little less obvious:

    Ladies Night
    Conni Ellisor - Conversations in Silence (yes, I keep advocating this piece)
    Clara Schumann - Piano Concerto in Am
    Wendy Carlos - Digital Moonscapes (for orchestra)

    Now, neither of these would necessarily be my dream concert. That would entail going outside the strict guidelines that were set up. But they are pretty close. If only I could have fit in the Vaughan-Williams Tallis Fantasia somewhere . . . I know - that would be the encore!

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    Great thread! I have a few I’d like to share with you. Some don’t stick to the format but a fair few do. Some are also rather lengthy; however my ultimate dream concert may be many weeks long!

    Early Romantic German Night:
    Weber’s Der Freischutz Overture
    Schumann’s Piano Concerto
    (interval)
    Beethoven 5

    Brahms Night:
    Symphony No.3
    Piano Concerto No.2
    (interval)
    German Requiem

    Schoenberg Night:
    5 Orchestral Works
    Transfigured Night
    Piano Concerto
    (interval)
    Gurrelieder

    Tchaikovsky Night:
    Swan Lake Suite
    Violin concerto
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5

    Rachmaninov Night:
    Vespers
    Piano Concerto No.3
    (interval)
    Symphony No.2

    Shozzy Night:
    Jazz Suites
    Piano Concerto No.2
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5

    Elgar Night:
    Cello Concerto
    Cockney Overture
    Violin Concerto
    (interval)
    Symphony No.2
    Pomp n Circumstance Marches

    Vaughhan Williams Night:
    Symphony No.4
    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    Lark Ascending
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5
    Symphony No.6

    Mahler Night:
    Symphony No.6
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5
    Song of the Earth

    Classical Night:
    Beethoven’s Violin Romance No.2
    Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20
    (interval)
    Schubert’s Symphony No.5

    Sibelius Night:
    Karallia Suite
    Violin concerto
    Symphony No.2
    (interval)
    Valse Tristo
    Symphony No.5
    Finlandia

    Piano Recital:
    Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in Ab major (Book 1)
    Beethoven’s Sonata No.8
    Brahms’ Sonata No.1
    (interval)
    Berg’s Sonata No.1
    Messiaen’s Catalogue d'Oiseaux, Book 1
    Liszt’s Piano Sonata

    Violin Recital:
    Franck’s Sonata
    Rachmaninov’s Vocalise
    (interval)
    Brahms’s Sonata No.3

    Cello Recital:
    Bach’s First Suite
    Shubert’s Arpeggione Sonata
    (interval)
    Rachmaninov’s Sonata

    Brahms’ Marathon Night:
    Symphony No.1
    Symphony No.2
    (interval)
    Symphony No.3
    Symphony No.4

    Mozart Night:
    Ave Verum Corpus
    Clarinet Conterto
    (interval)
    Requiem Mass
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Elgar View Post
    Great thread! I have a few I’d like to share with you. Some don’t stick to the format but a fair few do. Some are also rather lengthy; however my ultimate dream concert may be many weeks long!

    Early Romantic German Night:
    Weber’s Der Freischutz Overture
    Schumann’s Piano Concerto
    (interval)
    Beethoven 5

    Brahms Night:
    Symphony No.3
    Piano Concerto No.2
    (interval)
    German Requiem

    Schoenberg Night:
    5 Orchestral Works
    Transfigured Night
    Piano Concerto
    (interval)
    Gurrelieder

    Tchaikovsky Night:
    Swan Lake Suite
    Violin concerto
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5

    Rachmaninov Night:
    Vespers
    Piano Concerto No.3
    (interval)
    Symphony No.2

    Shozzy Night:
    Jazz Suites
    Piano Concerto No.2
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5

    Elgar Night:
    Cello Concerto
    Cockney Overture
    Violin Concerto
    (interval)
    Symphony No.2
    Pomp n Circumstance Marches

    Vaughhan Williams Night:
    Symphony No.4
    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    Lark Ascending
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5
    Symphony No.6

    Mahler Night:
    Symphony No.6
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5
    Song of the Earth

    Classical Night:
    Beethoven’s Violin Romance No.2
    Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20
    (interval)
    Schubert’s Symphony No.5

    Sibelius Night:
    Karallia Suite
    Violin concerto
    Symphony No.2
    (interval)
    Valse Tristo
    Symphony No.5
    Finlandia

    Piano Recital:
    Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in Ab major (Book 1)
    Beethoven’s Sonata No.8
    Brahms’ Sonata No.1
    (interval)
    Berg’s Sonata No.1
    Messiaen’s Catalogue d'Oiseaux, Book 1
    Liszt’s Piano Sonata

    Violin Recital:
    Franck’s Sonata
    Rachmaninov’s Vocalise
    (interval)
    Brahms’s Sonata No.3

    Cello Recital:
    Bach’s First Suite
    Shubert’s Arpeggione Sonata
    (interval)
    Rachmaninov’s Sonata

    Brahms’ Marathon Night:
    Symphony No.1
    Symphony No.2
    (interval)
    Symphony No.3
    Symphony No.4

    Mozart Night:
    Ave Verum Corpus
    Clarinet Conterto
    (interval)
    Requiem Mass
    What on earth... These are some rather... um... shall we call them "extended" concerts... I mean, what, 3-4 hours per program on some of them??? Goodness.

    Anyway:

    Sibelius
    Pohjola's Daughter
    Violin Concerto
    Sixth Symphony

    That's all I can come up with for now...
    You get a frog in your throat, you sound hoarse.

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    My dream concert. This is tough, but here I go:

    1. Barber - School For Scandal Overture
    2. Nielsen - Clarinet Concerto
    3. Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2

    I don't know really there's just so much I would love to hear that I haven't heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Elgar View Post
    Shozzy Night:
    Jazz Suites
    Piano Concerto No.2
    (interval)
    Symphony No.5
    A lot of folks seem to appreciate the Jazz Suites more than I do. I don't quite get them. This would however be a dream concert for me if it included the Cello Concerto No. 1.

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    Something new that is new to me - not **** though.
    Something old that is new to me.
    Something I enjoy.

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    Sentimental night
    Dvořák: Serenade in E major
    Grieg: Piano concerto
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

    Drama night:
    Verdi: The Force of Destiny Overture
    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

    Erotic night:
    Wagner: Tristan and Isolde Overture
    Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
    Messian: Turangalila-Symphonie

    Easy night
    Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
    Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5
    Prokofiev: Classical Symphony

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    A lot of folks seem to appreciate the Jazz Suites more than I do. I don't quite get them. This would however be a dream concert for me if it included the Cello Concerto No. 1.
    Possibly because the limit of their 'jazziness' is having Saxophones?

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    dream concert:
    No.1
    Playing 1st bass in St Matthew Passion with Helmut Rieling and the Bach Academie!

    So... it's just a dream - Oh no it wasn't! - 2004 in the Athens concert Hall!

    No.2

    Playing in a Cycle of all the Beethoven piano concertos with Radu Lupu soloist conducted by Sir Neville Marrinier.

    Once again, not just a dream!

    No.3

    Playing Schostakovitch Cello concerto with Rostropovich soloist on his 70th birthday concert in Madrid!
    With Schosty 10 and Mozart Clarinet concerto with Andrew Marriner in the same gig!

    yes! That too is true!

    No.4

    Playing Verklerte Nacht, Strauss' Don Jaun and Liszt's Burlesque with the BBC while still at college!

    For one more time, the thread is about dreams not reality!

    No.5

    Playing principlal bass in the Berlin Phil doing Bruckner 4, Mahler 8, and Rachmaninov 3rd piano Concerto with Emile Gillels in the Musikverein in Vienna in 1969.

    O.K. Now THAT is a dream concert!

    FC

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    I've stumbled upon yet another concert I would like to hear:

    1. Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
    2. Barber - Violin Concerto
    3. Nielsen - Symphony No. 2 "The Four Temperaments"

    Now, this would be a great show, for me anyway.

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    Beethoven - Overture Leanore No. 3
    Sibelius - Violin Concerto
    Int.
    Bruckner - Symphony No. 4



    Mendelssohn - Overture, Midsummer Nights Dream
    Beethoven - Piano Con No. 3
    Int.
    Berlioz - Sympnonie Fantastique.



    Liszt - Symphonic Poem, Les Preludes
    Rachmaninov - Paganini Variations
    Int.
    Shozzie - Symphony No. 5


    Brahms - Tragic Overture
    Brahms - Piano Con. No. 1
    Int.
    Brahms - Symphony No. 4


    Wagner - Liebestotd from Tristan and Isolde
    Int.
    Mahler - Symphony No. 5


    Mozart - Overture, Don Giovanni
    Mozart - Clarinet Concerto
    Int.
    Mozart - Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)


    That'll do for now...I'm sure I have some more in the pipeline...

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    Britten: Four Sea Interludes
    Elgar: Violin Concerto
    Elgar: Enigma Variations

    maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C Coleman View Post
    Brahms - Tragic Overture
    Brahms - Piano Con. No. 1
    Int.
    Brahms - Symphony No. 4
    Me like! I'll come with you to that one!
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    The reason I keep choosing Nielsen in my dream concert is because I have never heard a Nielsen composition preformed live. It would be quite a thrill for me.

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