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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasks View Post
    Composers not yet done

    Wagenseil
    J. C. Bach
    Michael Haydn
    Pleyel
    Spohr
    Weber
    Fesca
    Volkmann
    Draeseke
    Bruch
    Fuchs
    Weingartner
    Wellesz
    Henze
    Paine
    Riegger
    Piston
    Carter
    William Schuman
    Persichetti
    Rochberg
    Foss
    Mennin
    Onslow
    Gounod
    D'Indy
    Magnard
    Tournemire
    Ferroud
    Landowsk
    Parry
    Rubbra
    Tippett
    Searle
    Arnold
    Rubinstein
    Balakirev
    Grechaninov
    Kalinnikov
    Khachaturian
    Borresen
    Langgaard
    Madetoja
    Englund
    Stenhammar
    Many of those listed are on the list, but most of their symphonies only received 1 request so they were on the bottom of the list. Again, if anyone wants to recommend specific ones from any of the above, feel free to request them...

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    I recommend the following:

    Howard Hanson - 1 “Nordic”
    John Harbison - 2
    Paul Hindemith – Symphony in E flat; Die Harmonie der Welt (“The Harmony of the World”)
    Arthur Honegger – 2; and 5
    Peter Mennin – 3; 5; and 7
    Vincent Persichetti – 3; 4; and 7
    Walter Piston – 2; 3; and 6
    Wallingford Riegger – 3
    Roger Sessions – 1; 2; 4; and 6
    William Walton – 2
    Kurt Weill – 2

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    Hi, I'm a refugee from the now defunct Amazon Monday Symphony group. I wanted to say those are excellent, valuable lists, but I'm surprised there's no mention of three of the most impressive post-WW2 symphonic composers that I've come across in recent years--Joonas Kokkonen, Vagn Holmboe, and Allan Pettersson. If you don't know their symphonies, I'd strongly urge you to look into Kokkonen's 3rd & 4th Symphonies (Oramo in the 3rd, and Kamu or Berglund in the 4th), Holmboe's thrilling 8th Symphony-- "Sinfonia Borealis" (Arwell Hughes, or Semkow), and Pettersson's searing, intensely beautiful & moving 7th Symphony (Comissiona). All of these recordings can be found on You Tube, if interested:

    1. Kokkonen 4th Symphony--conducted by Okko Kamu:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkPXmUSdwqo

    2. Holmboe 8th Symphony: conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwL83AgweBE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtGN2arR_70
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt9qzrygKl4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2BUyBrGf3o

    Here's what critic Rob Barnett had to say about the Arwel Hughes recording of Holmboe's "Sinfonia Borealis":

    "This work opens a door on a rushing and scampering unstoppable energy complete with a tempo giusto Nordic Ride of the Valkyries. Elementals wheel in the firmament and trumpets howl (2.40 Track 2). There is also contented peace conjured by glistening strings but this soon gives way to convulsive forces ruckling the earth in a shuddering iron grip. In the third movement the cor anglais mourns. This is not superficial or shallow. There is the hint of disturbing a pool and setting loose disruptive heavy sleeping hood-eyed forces. In the finale the howl of the second movement returns pregnant with disaster as in the up-rearing wail of the Apocalyptic Horsemen in Franz Schmidt's Book of the Seven Seals. After a momentary blue-eyed peace a great storm of drum salvos and a tornado run past us newsreels of devastation, blasted heaths, flame-throwers and scorched earth. The conclusion stamps out in cleanly sculpted riven chordal hammer-blows sustained over great waves of strings sound."

    or, Semkow's contrasting interpretation of the 8th:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz8PuRo8Xyo

    3. Pettersson 7th Symphony--conducted by Sergiu Comissiona, Pettersson's chosen conductor to premiere his works:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxQyUzOXPiY

    These symphonies are well worth getting to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torkelburger View Post
    I recommend the following:

    Howard Hanson - 1 “Nordic”
    John Harbison - 2
    Paul Hindemith – Symphony in E flat; Die Harmonie der Welt (“The Harmony of the World”)
    Arthur Honegger – 2; and 5
    Peter Mennin – 3; 5; and 7
    Vincent Persichetti – 3; 4; and 7
    Walter Piston – 2; 3; and 6
    Wallingford Riegger – 3
    Roger Sessions – 1; 2; 4; and 6
    William Walton – 2
    Kurt Weill – 2
    Your requests have been added. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josquin13 View Post
    Hi, I'm a refugee from the now defunct Amazon Monday Symphony group. I wanted to say those are excellent, valuable lists, but I'm surprised there's no mention of three of the most impressive post-WW2 symphonic composers that I've come across in recent years--Joonas Kokkonen, Vagn Holmboe, and Allan Pettersson. If you don't know their symphonies, I'd strongly urge you to look into Kokkonen's 3rd & 4th Symphonies (Oramo in the 3rd, and Kamu or Berglund in the 4th), Holmboe's thrilling 8th Symphony-- "Sinfonia Borealis" (Arwell Hughes, or Semkow), and Pettersson's searing, intensely beautiful & moving 7th Symphony (Comissiona). All of these recordings can be found on You Tube, if interested:

    1. Kokkonen 4th Symphony--conducted by Okko Kamu:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkPXmUSdwqo

    2. Holmboe 8th Symphony: conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwL83AgweBE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtGN2arR_70
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt9qzrygKl4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2BUyBrGf3o

    Here's what critic Rob Barnett had to say about the Arwel Hughes recording of Holmboe's "Sinfonia Borealis":

    "This work opens a door on a rushing and scampering unstoppable energy complete with a tempo giusto Nordic Ride of the Valkyries. Elementals wheel in the firmament and trumpets howl (2.40 Track 2). There is also contented peace conjured by glistening strings but this soon gives way to convulsive forces ruckling the earth in a shuddering iron grip. In the third movement the cor anglais mourns. This is not superficial or shallow. There is the hint of disturbing a pool and setting loose disruptive heavy sleeping hood-eyed forces. In the finale the howl of the second movement returns pregnant with disaster as in the up-rearing wail of the Apocalyptic Horsemen in Franz Schmidt's Book of the Seven Seals. After a momentary blue-eyed peace a great storm of drum salvos and a tornado run past us newsreels of devastation, blasted heaths, flame-throwers and scorched earth. The conclusion stamps out in cleanly sculpted riven chordal hammer-blows sustained over great waves of strings sound."

    or, Semkow's contrasting interpretation of the 8th:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz8PuRo8Xyo

    3. Pettersson 7th Symphony--conducted by Sergiu Comissiona, Pettersson's chosen conductor to premiere his works:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxQyUzOXPiY

    These symphonies are well worth getting to know.
    I have added your recommendations. Thanks!

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    There are about 18 months worth of Haydn not yet listened to
    I would like to go for some early Haydn say 6,7 & 8 these could even be all done the same week given the obvious link between them

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    May I recommend these symphonies

    Alwyn 4
    Arnold 5, 6
    Bowen 2
    Chadwick 2
    Dittersdorf 1-3 (on Ovid's Metamorphoses)
    Enescu 1-3
    Englund 2 (Blackbird)
    Haydn 48, 49
    Hovhaness 6 (Celestial Gate)
    Khachaturian 2 (The Bell)
    Martinu 5
    Moeran Sym in G minor
    Parry 3 (English)
    Nielsen 1
    Raff 7 (In Den Alpen)
    Rubinstein 2 (Ocean)
    Cyril Scott 4

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    Realdeal has not made SS of the day yet. Looks like Kokkonen 4th if I will call the shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mika View Post
    Realdeal has not made SS of the day yet. Looks like Kokkonen 4th if I will call the shots
    Strangely enough I just played it before reading your post Mika.

    Joonas Kokkonen Symphony No. 4 Moderato (00:00) Allegro (7:26) Adagio (12:50 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Okko Kamu. From LP Bis (1980, Vinyl - pressed by Teldec in Germany)
    A good call, I enjoyed it. Nordic and a little disturbing.

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    No Saturday Symphony yet. Who will pick the one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mika View Post
    No Saturday Symphony yet. Who will pick the one?
    I though you where second in comment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    I though you where second in comment?
    Well I can do it again.

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    I for one am missing my weekly dose of the SS
    Listen to me when I'm talking to you boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn man View Post
    I for one am missing my weekly dose of the SS
    Mika chose one - Kalinnikov no 1, so join in.
    Last edited by Pugg; Apr-21-2018 at 11:44.

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    How does one suggest symphonies to be part of the Saturday Symphony?

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