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    Thanks Kyjo - I confess, I thought I knew my favorites but I've recently heard some (Rautavaara, Lyapunov, Moskowski and others) that have made me reconsider! I think I'll wait a bit until I've examined more besides the tired warhorses (that still admittedly have a place in my heart) - it'll provide a more interesting list anyways.

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    My Favorite Record Labels:

    Aeolus
    Alpha
    BIS
    Carus
    Challenge

    Champs Hill
    Chandos
    CPO
    Dacapo
    Dutton Labs

    ECM
    Harmonia Mundi
    Hyperion
    Loft Recordings
    Naxos

    Northern Flowers
    Pentatone
    RCO Live
    Ricercar
    Supraphon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    My Favorite Record Labels:

    Aeolus
    Alpha
    BIS
    Carus
    Challenge

    Champs Hill
    Chandos
    CPO
    Dacapo
    Dutton Labs

    ECM
    Harmonia Mundi
    Hyperion
    Loft Recordings
    Naxos

    Northern Flowers
    Pentatone
    RCO Live
    Ricercar
    Supraphon
    Ooooooh, interesting idea for a list! I very much agree with your choices.

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    My Favorite Suites*:

    Arensky: Suite no. 1 in F major for two pianos, op. 15
    Atterberg: Suite no. 5 "Suite Barocco" for chamber orchestra, op. 23
    Bach: Cello Suite no. 6 in D major, BVW 1012
    Casella: Suite in C major for orchestra, op. 13
    Cassadó: Suite for Cello Solo in D minor

    Debussy: Petite Suite, L. 65
    Delius: Florida Suite
    Dohnányi: Suite in F-sharp minor for orchestra, op. 19
    Enescu: Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D Major “Villageoise”
    Godowsky: Java Suite

    Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40
    Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
    Hanson: Bold Island Suite
    Ireland: A Downland Suite (version for string orchestra)
    Klami: Kalevala Suite, op. 23

    Rachmaninoff: Suite no. 2 for two pianos, op. 17
    Rutter: Suite for Strings
    Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite, op. 22
    Stravinsky: Suite italienne for violin or cello and piano
    Taneyev: Suite de concert for violin and orchestra, op. 28


    *not including suites extracted from operas, ballets, incidental music, and film scores
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    My Favorite Electronic Music

    20 pieces. 20 different composers. If you're not familiar with the electronic music genre, I provided a youtube link to every piece below:

    Barrett: Trade Winds
    Bayle: Erosphère
    Berio: Laborintus II
    Boulez: Répons (also an amazing live performance here)
    Dhomont: Forêt profonde
    Ferrari: Petite symphonie intuitive pour un paysage de printemps
    Fujikura: Prism Spectra
    Grisey: Les Chants de l'amour
    Harvey: Mortuos plango, vivos voco
    Haas: String Quartet no. 7
    Mitterer: Coloured Noise
    Murail: Désintégrations
    Nono: La fabbrica illuminata
    Parmegiani: De Natura Sonorum
    Riley: You're No Good
    Romitelli: An Index of Metals
    Saariaho: Lichtbogen
    Stockhausen: Kontakte
    Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon
    Varèse: Déserts

    Rădulescu's SQ 4 would've easily made the list had I not used it in my string quartets game. Also under serious consideration for this game: Schaeffer/Henry's Symphonie pour un homme seul, Andre's ... als II ..., something by Steen-Andersen (either his Piano Concerto or his Double Up).
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    I am bumping this thread up in the hope that there will be more submittals. The possibilities are endless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    I am bumping this thread up in the hope that there will be more submittals. The possibilities are endless.
    Don't mind if I do....

    My Favorite Overtures:

    Arnold: Peterloo Overture, op. 97
    Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal, op. 5
    Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, op. 9
    Braga Santos: Symphonic Overture no. 3
    Dvořák: Carnival Overture, op. 92
    Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, op. 40
    Kabalevsky: Overture to Colas Breugnon, op. 24
    Lilburn: Aotearoa Overture
    Nicolai: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
    Nielsen: Helios Overture
    Raff: The Tempest Overture, WoO 49
    Respighi: Belfagor Overture, P. 140
    Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra
    Schreker: Ekkehard: Symphonic Overture, op. 12
    Shostakovich: Festive Overture, op. 96
    Škerjanc: Solemn Overture
    Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride
    Strauss (J): Overture to Die Fledermaus
    Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
    Walton: Portsmouth Point

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    My Favorite Bach Conductors/Directors:

    Alessandrini
    Belder
    Bruggen
    Christophers
    Gardiner
    Goebel
    Herreweghe
    Hogwood
    Jacobs
    Koopman
    Kuijken
    Leonhardt
    Minkowski
    Parrott
    Pearlman
    Pinnock
    Richter
    Rifkin
    Savall
    Suzuki

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    My current favorite works per composer from twenty composers:

    Josquin - Missa Pange Lingua (1515);
    Vivaldi - L'estro Armonico, Op. 3 (1711);
    Handel - The Messiah, HWV 56 (1741);
    Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (1749);
    Mozart - The Magic Flute, K. 620 (1791);
    Haydn - The Creation, Hob. XXI:2 (1798);
    Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op. 125 (1824);
    Schubert - String Quintet in C major, D. 956 (1828);
    Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (1844);
    Berlioz - Les Troyens, H 133 (1858);
    Wagner - Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90 (1859);
    Brahms - A German Requiem, to Words of the Holy Scriptures, Op. 45 (1868);
    Liszt - Années de pèlerinage (1877);
    Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From the New World", Op. 95 (1893);
    Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor "The Passionate", Op. 74 (1893);
    Debussy - La Mer, L. 109 (1905);
    Mahler - Symphony No. 9 in D major (1909);
    Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition (for Orchestra, 1874/1922);
    Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (1935);
    Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11 in G minor "The Year 1905", Op. 103 (1957).
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    My 20 favourite living* composers

    Sofia Gubaidulina [Russia, 1931]
    Arvo Pärt [Estonia, 1935]
    Aulis Sallinen [Finland, 1935]
    Giya Kancheli [Georgia, 1935]
    Steve Reich [USA, 1936]
    Philip Glass [USA, 1937]
    Valentyn Sylvestrov [Ukraine, 1937]
    John Corigliano [USA, 1938]
    Gavin Bryars [UK, 1943]
    Peteris Vasks [Latvia, 1946]
    John Adams [USA, 1947]
    Kalevi Aho [Finland, 1948]
    Christopher Rouse [USA, 1949]
    Kaija Saariaho [Finland, 1952]
    John Luther Adams [USA, 1953]
    Michael Daugherty [USA, 1954]
    Bright Sheng [PRC/USA, 1955]
    Toshio Hosokawa [Japan, 1955]
    James MacMillan [UK, 1959]
    Unsuk Chin [South Korea, 1961]

    * at the time of this post.
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    My favorite works from the Soviet* Avant-Garde

    Avraamov: Symphony of Factory Sirens [1922] (see here)
    Feinberg: Piano Sonata no. 6, op. 13 [1923] (see here)
    Lourié: 2 Poèmes, op. 8 [1912] (see here)
    Lourié: String Quartet no. 1 [1915] (see here)
    Lyatoshynsky: String Quartet no. 3, op. 21 [1928] (see here)
    Mosolov: Piano Sonata no. 2 [1923-1924] (see here)
    Mosolov: Piano Sonata no. 5 [1925] (see here)
    Mosolov: Piano Concerto no. 1 [1926-1927] (see here)
    Obukhov: Révélation [1915] (see here)
    Obukhov: Le Livre de la vie [1924?] (see here -- though a complete manuscript exists, it seems that only the preface has ever been performed)
    Polovinkin: Piano Sonata no. 4, op. 18 [1926-1927] (see here)
    Popov: Chamber Symphony, op. 2 [1927] (see here)
    Protopopov: Piano Sonata no. 2 [1924] (see here and here)
    Roslavets: Piano Sonata no. 2 [1916] (see here)
    Roslavets: Violin Sonata no. 2 [1917] (see here)
    Roslavets: Piano Trio no. 3 [1921] (see here)
    Roslavets: Cello Sonata no. 1 [1921] (see here)
    Roslavets: Violin Concerto no. 1 [1925] (see here)
    Shcherbachov: Nonet for String Quartet, Piano, Harp, Flute, Voice, and Dancer, op. 10 [1930] (see here and here)
    Wyschnegradsky: 24 Préludes dans tous les tons de l'échelle chromatique diatonisée à 13 sons, op. 22 [1934] (see here)

    In making this list, I tried to limit my selections to 1. Soviet composers that are considered part of the "avant-garde" and 2. those works of said composers that were written from the mid-1910's to the mid 1930's, when they were at the height of their creative powers. I also limited my selections to those that can be found on youtube, as I don't want anyone to go hunting for an out-of-print CD on an obscure music label in order to play this game.

    *includes Soviet emigrés Obukhov, Wyschnegradsky, Lourié
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    My favorite Mozart Serenades and Divertimentos:

    Serenade no. 3 in D major "Antretter", K 185/167a
    Serenade no. 9 in D major "Posthorn", K 320
    Serenade no. 10 "Gran Partita" in B flat major, K 361/370a
    Serenade no. 11 for winds in E flat major, K 375/


    Divertimento no. 2 in D major, K 131
    Divertimento no. 7 in D major, K 205/167A
    Divertimento no. 11 in D major "Nannerl Septet", K 251
    Divertimento no. 12 in E flat major, K 252/240a
    Divertimento no. 17 in D major, K 334
    Divertimento for String Trio in E flat major, K 563

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    My favorite Haydn Piano Sonatas

    No. 1 (Hob. 8) in G major
    No. 3 (Hob. 9) in F major
    No. 12 (Hob. 12) in A major
    No. 15 (Hob. 13) in E major
    No. 31 (Hob. 46) in A flat major
    No. 33 (Hob. 20) in C minor

    No. 34 (Hob. 33) in D major
    No. 35 (Hob. 43) in A flat major
    No. 36 (Hob. 21) in C major
    No. 42 (Hob. 27) in G major
    No. 48 (Hob. 35) in C major
    No. 50 (Hob. 37) in D major

    No. 52 (Hob.39) in G major
    No. 59 (Hob. 49) in E flat major
    No. 60 (Hob. 50) in C major
    No. 61 (Hob.51) in D major
    No. 62 (Hob. 52) in E flat major

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    My Favorite Bach Cantatas

    BWV 4 "Christ lag in Todes Banden"
    BWV 21 "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis"
    BWV 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir"
    BWV 54 "Widerstehe doch der Sünde"
    BWV 63 "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag"
    BWV 78 "Jesu, der du meine Seele"
    BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"
    BWV 82 "Ich habe genug"
    BWV 103 "Ihr werdet weinen und heulen"
    BWV 105 "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht"
    BWV 106 "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit"
    BWV 120 "Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille"
    BWV 132 "Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn"
    BWV 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
    BWV 146 "Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen"
    BWV 170 "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust"
    BWV 198 "Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl"
    BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut"
    BWV 211 "Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht"
    BWV 212 "Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet"

    Up until recently, I was only familiar with 5-6 of the cantatas, so I decided to use one of these games as an excuse to survey a good chunk of them. I would listen to a cantata, rank it against the others that I had already listened to, and then continue this until I was able to reach the maximum 20 slots for this game. This process led to me listening to 45 cantatas in about the span of a couple of weeks. The other cantatas that I heard but didn't deem worthy for this game were:

    1, 12, 14, 17, 25, 26, 28, 34, 35, 51, 56, 66, 70, 75, 81, 96, 99, 100, 116, 123, 135, 138, 147, 151, 169, 182, 202, 208

    I listened especially to those cantatas that have been recommended here on TC at some point or another. From there, I listened randomly based on what youtube recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinpv View Post
    Finally, I'm leaving out BWV 82, 140, and 147 because, let's be honest, those three are probably gonna make up the top three winners if I were to leave them in. I want this game to be interesting.
    Maybe, but there are a few cantatas I rate as highly as those three.

    At any rate, it's a fine list of 20, and I look forward to the competition.

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