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    My Favorite Piano Trios:

    Andreae: Piano Trio no. 1 in F minor, op. 1
    Arensky: Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, op. 32
    Babajanian: Piano Trio in F-sharp minor
    Brahms: Piano Trio no. 1 in B major, op. 8
    Dvořák: Piano Trio no. 3 in F minor, op. 65
    Faure: Piano Trio in D minor, op. 120
    Franck: Piano Trio no. 1 in F-sharp minor, op. 1
    Juon: Piano Trio no. 1 in A minor, op. 17
    Kuula: Piano Trio in A major, op. 7
    Martin: Trio sur des melodies popularizes irlandaises
    Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor, M. 67
    Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 92
    Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50

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    My Favorite Piano Trios:

    Andreae: Piano Trio no. 1 in F minor, op. 1
    Arensky: Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, op. 32
    Babajanian: Piano Trio in F-sharp minor
    Bowen: Piano Trio in E minor, op. 118
    Brahms: Piano Trio no. 1 in B major, op. 8
    Dvořák: Piano Trio no. 3 in F minor, op. 65
    Faure: Piano Trio in D minor, op. 120
    Franck: Piano Trio no. 1 in F-sharp minor, op. 1
    Juon: Piano Trio no. 1 in A minor, op. 17
    Kuula: Piano Trio in A major, op. 7
    Martin: Trio sur des melodies popularizes irlandaises
    Martinů: Piano Trio no. 3 in C major, H. 332
    Raff: Piano Trio no. 4 in D major, op. 158
    Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor, M. 67
    Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 92
    Schoenfeld: Café Music
    Schubert: Piano Trio no. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929
    Shostakovich: Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 67
    Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50

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    My Favorite Piano Sonatas:

    Protopopov: Piano Sonata no.3, op.6
    Bortkiewicz: Piano Sonata no.2, op.60
    Sviridov: Piano Sonata
    Chopin: Piano Sonata no.3, op.58
    Chopin: Piano Sonata no.2 "Marche Funebre", op.35

    Prokofiev: Piano Sonata no.9, op.103
    Prokofiev: Sonata no.8, op.84
    Prokofiev: Sonata no.4, op.29
    Ives: Piano Sonata no.2 "Concord"
    Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor, S.178

    Scriabin: Piano Sonata no.2 "Sonata-Fantasy", op.19
    Scriabin: Piano Sonata no.5, op.53
    Scriabin: Piano Sonata no.7 "White Mass", op.64
    Scriabin: Piano Sonata no.8, op.66
    Shostakovich: Piano Sonata no.2, op.61

    Szymanowski: Piano Sonata no.2, op.21
    Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata no.2, op.36
    Medtner: Sonata-Reminiscenza, op.38
    Medtner: Sonata-Tragica, op.39
    Medtner: Sonata-Minacciosa, op.53

    No room for Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Wagner, or Mozart here - sorry Germany/Austria, I appreciate the obvious merit and brilliance of your sonatas, but this is a list of favorites, and my heart is with Russia! My only regret is not being able to squeeze more Scriabin, Prokofiev, and Medtner in. I tried to vary it up and introduce some lesser heard composers just to keep things more interesting (if I hadn't stopped myself, it'd likely be 90% the three above composers). But I still feel like I need to post my honorable mentions below just for those who would like some listening material

    Scriabin: Piano Sonata no.3, op.23
    Scriabin: Piano Sonata no.4, op.30
    Scriabin: Piano Sonata no.9 "Black Mass", op.68
    Scriabin: Piano Sonata no.10, op.70
    Prokofiev: Sonata no.2, op.14
    Prokofiev: Sonata no.3, op.28
    Prokofiev: Sonata no.7, op.83
    Medtner: "Night Wind" Sonata, op.25
    Medtner: Sonata-Ballade, op.27
    Medtner: Sonata-Romantica, op.53
    Medtner: Sonata-Idyll, op.56
    Grieg: Piano Sonata in E minor, op.7

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    My favorite works composed (completed) from 1914 to 1919 (approximately during WWI):

    Berg: 3 Pieces for Orchestra, op. 6
    Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator
    Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85
    Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
    Holst: The Planets
    Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 8
    Milhaud: Le bœuf sur le toit, op. 58
    Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (Vespers), op. 37
    Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
    Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

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    My favorite conductors:

    John Barbirolli
    Eduard van Beinum
    Leonard Bernstein
    Karl Bohm
    Bernard Haitink
    Eugen Jochum
    Herbert von Karajan
    Rudolf Kempe
    Istvan Kertesz
    Otto Klemperer
    Hans Knappertsbusch
    Rafael Kubelik
    Peter Maag
    Pierre Monteux
    Charles Munch
    Fritz Reiner
    Hermann Scherchen
    George Szell
    Bruno Walter
    Felix Weingartner
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    Quelle Horreur! I've just realized I've forgotten Tchaikovsky in my lis(z)t. Am I allowed to retroactively swap Scriabin's 7th Sonata for Tchaikovsky's C Major?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandr Rachkofiev View Post
    Quelle Horreur! I've just realized I've forgotten Tchaikovsky in my lis(z)t. Am I allowed to retroactively swap Scriabin's 7th Sonata for Tchaikovsky's C Major?
    Sure, no problem.

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    My favorite operas

    Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle
    Beethoven: Fidelio
    Berg: Wozzeck
    Bizet: Carmen
    Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande
    Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
    Mozart: Don Giovanni
    Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
    Puccini: La Boheme
    Verdi: Otello
    Wagner: Parsifal
    Wagner: Siegfried
    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

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    My Favorite British Vocal Works:

    Alwyn: Miss Julie
    Britten: Les Illuminations, op. 18
    Browne: To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
    Dale (R): Requiem For My Mother
    Delius: Koanga
    Elgar: Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, op. 27
    Finzi: In terra pax, op. 39
    Hadley: Symphonic Ballad: The Trees so High
    Holst: First Choral Symphony, op. 41
    Holst: The Cloud Messenger, op. 30
    Howells: Hymnus Paradisi
    Howells: Missa Sabrinensis
    Lambert: The Rio Grande
    Leighton: Symphony no. 3 "Laudes musicae", op. 90
    Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass
    Moeran: Four Shakespeare Songs
    Quilter: Three Shakespeare Songs, op. 6
    Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
    Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
    Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
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    I've already posted a favorites, but I've sort of been feeling violin concerti lately. If anyone else wants to take this first who hasn't had a game be my guest. I'll wait a day or two to see if anyone else wants to do this; after that I'll likely post a list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyjo View Post
    My Favorite British Vocal Works:

    Alwyn: Miss Julie
    Britten: Les Illuminations, op. 18
    Browne: To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
    Dale (R): Requiem For My Mother
    Delius: Koanga
    Elgar: Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, op. 27
    Finzi: In terra pax, op. 39
    Hadley: Symphonic Ballad: The Trees so High
    Holst: First Choral Symphony, op. 41
    Holst: The Cloud Messenger, op. 30
    Howells: Hymnus Paradisi
    Howells: Missa Sabrinensis
    Lambert: The Rio Grande
    Leighton: Symphony no. 3 "Laudes musicae", op. 90
    Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass
    Moeran: Four Shakespeare Songs
    Quilter: Three Shakespeare Songs, op. 6
    Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
    Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
    Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
    Bulldog, can I please replace Finzi's "In terra pax" with his "Let us garlands bring"? Thanks!

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    My favorite Nocturnes:

    Borodin: "Notturno" from String Quartet no. 2 in D major
    Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor, op. 9/1
    Chopin: Nocturne in B major, op. 9/3
    Chopin: Nocturne in F sharp major, op. 15/2
    Chopin: Nocturne in D flat major, op. 27/2
    Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, op. 48/1
    Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, op. 55/1
    Debussy: Nocturne, L. 82
    Debussy: "Nuages" from 3 Nocturnes, L. 91
    Debussy: "Sirènes" from 3 Nocturnes, L. 91
    Enescu: Nocturne for Piano in D flat major
    Enescu: "Carillon Nocturne" from Piano Suite no. 3, op. 18
    Fauré: Nocturne in F sharp minor, op. 104
    Field: Nocturne in A major, H. 36
    Lourié: Phoenix Park Nocturne
    Respighi: "Notturno" from 6 Pieces for Piano
    Roslavets: Nocturne for Harp, Oboe, 2 Violas, and Cello
    Roslavets: "Nocturne" from 3 Dances for Violin and Piano
    Scriabin: Poème-Nocturne, op. 61
    Stanchinsky: Nocturne

    I had two criteria when choosing my favorites:
    1. I didn't choose the best pieces that happened to be called a "nocturne". Rather, I chose those nocturnes that actually sounded what a nocturne should sound like (from my perspective, of course): dreamy, atmospheric, languid, romantic, lyrical (in some cases, coming at the expense of rich underlying harmonies), etc. This may explain the dearth of Field and Fauré: I admire what they wrote for the genre, but, imo, they don't scream "nocturne" to me.
    2. At the same time, I decided to restrict my attention to pieces explicitly named "nocturne" as opposed to choosing just any old piece with nocturne-like qualities. Because, frankly, as nocturne-like as the pieces above may be, I can think of perhaps dozens of others that are not called a nocturne but evoke the mood of the night even more strongly (Bartók's night music, a lot of music by Berg, the late Frank Bridge, Pierrot Lunaire, pretty much anything by George Crumb, etc.). Placing this restriction will give this game a sort of coherence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyjo View Post
    My Favorite Piano Trios:

    Andreae: Piano Trio no. 1 in F minor, op. 1
    Arensky: Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, op. 32
    Babajanian: Piano Trio in F-sharp minor
    Bowen: Piano Trio in E minor, op. 118
    Brahms: Piano Trio no. 1 in B major, op. 8
    Dvořák: Piano Trio no. 3 in F minor, op. 65
    Faure: Piano Trio in D minor, op. 120
    Franck: Piano Trio no. 1 in F-sharp minor, op. 1
    Juon: Piano Trio no. 1 in A minor, op. 17
    Kuula: Piano Trio in A major, op. 7
    Martin: Trio sur des melodies popularizes irlandaises
    Martinů: Piano Trio no. 3 in C major, H. 332
    Raff: Piano Trio no. 4 in D major, op. 158
    Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor, M. 67
    Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 92
    Schoenfeld: Café Music
    Schubert: Piano Trio no. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929
    Shostakovich: Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 67
    Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50
    Sorry to be a pain, Bulldog, but can I please replace Schoenfeld's Café Music with Pizzetti's Piano Trio in A major? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandr Rachkofiev View Post
    I've already posted a favorites, but I've sort of been feeling violin concerti lately. If anyone else wants to take this first who hasn't had a game be my guest. I'll wait a day or two to see if anyone else wants to do this; after that I'll likely post a list.
    Go right ahead, my friend! I'd be interested to see your list.

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    chamber music with winds

    Arnold - Divertimento for Wind Trio, op. 37
    Barber - Summer Music
    Bax - Elegiac Trio
    Beethoven - Quintet for Piano and Winds, op. 16
    Bliss - Oboe Quintet
    Cras - Quintet for Flute, Harp and Strings
    Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
    Jacob - Oboe Quartet
    Janacek - Mladi
    Jolivet - Pastorales de Noel
    Khachaturian - Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
    Martinu - Madrigal Sonata
    Milhaud - Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, op 157 b
    Moeran - Fantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings
    Mozart - "Kegelstatt" Trio, K498
    Nielsen - Wind Quintet, op.43
    Rimsky-Korsakov - Quintet for Piano and Winds
    Roussel - Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, op. 40
    Rubinstein - Quintet for Piano and Winds, op. 55
    Saint-Saëns - Oboe Sonata, op. 166

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