View Poll Results: Best 20th century piano composition

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  • Scriabin: Sonata no. 5

    4 7.14%
  • Debussy: Préludes

    21 37.50%
  • Schoenberg: 3 piano pieces op. 11

    2 3.57%
  • Webern: Variations op. 27

    4 7.14%
  • Berg: Piano Sonata op. 1

    6 10.71%
  • Bartók: Out of Doors

    1 1.79%
  • Prokofiev: Piano Sonata no. 7

    10 17.86%
  • Messiaen: 20 Regards sur l'enfant Jésus

    7 12.50%
  • Boulez: Sonata no. 2

    1 1.79%
  • Ligeti: Musica ricercata

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by andruini View Post
    Where are the Rachmaninoff preludes??
    In the 19th Century, of course :-)

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    Very good choices - apart from the Bartok which I haven't heard, I love all of these. I have to go for the Webern though, it's perfect.

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    I'd be tempted to swap Messiaen's Vignt Regards for his Catalogue des oiseaux.

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    My choice would be Debussy.

    But not listed is Rzewski's Variations on The People United, which would be way up there in my estimation.
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    It was between Debussy, Berg, and Webern. Ended up going for Webern.

    If the piece had been on the list, I definitely would have voted for Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues.

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    I like all of these. But the pieces which have done the greater impact on me are:

    Debussy: Préludes
    Boulez: Sonata no. 2
    Ligeti: Études (not in the poll)

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    I chose the Debussy, for their breadth as well as influence, but the Schoenberg Pieces were close. If it were the Suite, Op. 25, I might have gone for that instead.

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    I just wish you'd said favourite instead of greatest/best as that doesn't make the thread any more important.

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    For me a way to limited and conservative selection, but chose Messiaen as the closest to what I would choose..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herzeleide View Post
    Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit.

    Scriabin - pick a piano sonata 6-10.

    Boulez - Second Sonata.

    Messiaen - La fauvette des jardins.


    I have a soft spot for this piece by Giacinto Scelsi -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anLTdNEsU6U

    It sounds like Messiaen on steroids.
    What was the Scelsi piece? Youtube ink long gone.

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    For me it is today and maybe also tomorrow and next month:
    Ligeti - Etudes for piano
    Messiaen - 20 Regards
    Debussy - L'île joyeuse
    Albeniz - Iberia
    Janáček - Over an overgrown path
    Messiaen - Catalogue d'oiseaux
    Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit
    Debussy - Preludes

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    Another vote for "gazpacho de la noche".

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