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    Joseph Jongen - Concert à cinq, for flute, harp and string trio

    One thing this project is revealing to me is that, although I have fairly wide-ranging interests in music, my enthusiasm for some sections of the repertoire has come at the expense of leaving others unfairly under-nourished. I really should listen to more chamber music in general, and early 20th-century chamber music in particular. Jongen's unfamiliar to me, apart from a few piano pieces I remember liking when I heard them about 10 years ago. This is a very effective combination of instruments, especially in the outer movements. I'll certainly be coming back to this again, and listening to more Jongen too.


    In summary:
    1st tier: Mouton, Vasks
    2nd tier: Jongen, Lutoslawski
    3rd tier: Ornstein, Revueltas, Kernis
    Mahler, Glass, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Wolfe, Liszt, Reich, Bach, Nyman, Schubert

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    Again, I get the opportunity to ride Nereffid's coattails and issue my somewhat different rankings:

    No 1st tier
    2nd tier: Revueltas, Ornstein, Jongen
    3rd tier: Mouton, Vasks, Lutoslawski, Prangcharoen, Kernis,
    No 4th tier:
    Last edited by Strange Magic; Yesterday at 18:11.

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    I rank them more traditionally:

    1. Mouton
    2. Jongen
    3. Ornstein
    4. Revueltas
    5. Lutoslawski
    6. Vasks
    7. Kernis

    Honestly, I didn't full-out dislike any work in this one. I liked at least some aspect of each one, and all but two received 4/5 ratings from me- much different than the previous round. I've done deeper exploration into Mouton and Jongen since, and they are quickly becoming favorites. Wonderful stuff! Even though only one work was not from the 20th century, there was a good variety in genres (chamber, choral, concerto, orchestral) with each being very unique. Nothing like expanding one's horizons while discovering gems of all sorts!

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    1. Jongen. It's here not necessarily because it was my choice (it would be a bit selfish from me if it were the real reason), but for real taste. If anyone else had recommended this, I would have loved it, even more because I would have heard it with fresher ears.

    2. Vasks. I love the nostalgic feel of this music. It couldn't be a masterpiece, but it certainly moves me, and that's quite fine for me. I also love the other concertos and symphonies (mostly) by this composer.

    3. Ornstein and Lutoslawski. Both pieces are so different each other. The former is meditative and the latter spicier. Very entertaining pieces by their own rights.

    5. Revueltas. It's an interesting piece because of the use of the orchestra. I feel Revueltas was a remarkable orchestrator and I felt that feature very well represented here.

    6. Mouton. I have to admit that this piece was too short to give it a higher score. For what it is, I found it heavenly, a most pleasing listen.

    7. Kernis. It is on the bottom because of the modernity of the piece, but it's not a bad one at all. It's fun but not with much substance overall or profoundity, but I did like it.


    Or like this:

    1st tier: Jongen and Vasks
    2nd tier: Ornstein and Lutoslawski
    3rd tier: Revueltas, Mouton and Kernis
    Last edited by MusicSybarite; Today at 04:25.

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    Simon Moon is around on the site, but has not replied to my email and has not shown up here.

    I think by now it's safe to assume that he won't make an appearance. Let's wrap this one up and start episode 3 in a few days.
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    I think we're missing (but I did have an error in my spreadsheet before):
    Tchaikov6: Jongen, Mouton
    Kjetil Heggelund: Kernis (own submission)

    The next one will be for compositions between 30 and 80 minutes, probably a once-off, for maximum 6 participants. I'll start the thread once the remaining posts are done. After that I hope there's enough interest for a fourth one, back to the current format.
    Allüberall und ewig blauen licht die Fernen! Ewig ... ewig ...

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