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    Default Greatest work of the 20th century

    I'll cast a vote for Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto, ca 1948. Right in mid-century. Anybody else?


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    Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde.
    I treat my music like I treat my pets. It’s something to own, care about and curate with attention to detail. From a blog by hjr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    I'll cast a vote for Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto, ca 1948. Right in mid-century. Anybody else?
    Greatness Meter must be working again!

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    Stravinsky-- The Rite of Spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Magic View Post
    Greatness Meter must be working again!
    I changed the batteries.


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    Shostakovich - Symphony no. 10

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    Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time [1998]

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    Sibelius's Seventh Symphony but I would also mention:

    Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, Sibelius's Fifth Symphony and also his Tapiola Tone Poem.

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    Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby One More Time (String Quartet)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqsTRxyBtWw
    Last edited by janxharris; Aug-07-2020 at 08:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilgore Trout View Post
    Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time [1998]
    Is that classical ??????
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Aqua - Barbie Girl in a Barbie World

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    My vote:



    If I picked my favourite single piece or movement, probably this:

    Last edited by Phil loves classical; Aug-07-2020 at 13:05.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    1875-1899 Gen. - Le Sacre (1913)
    1900-1924 Gen. - Gayane (1939 rev. 1957)
    1925-1949 Gen. - ESB (1980)
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    Britten War Requiem for me...well for today at least.
    New website and some new music......www.mikehewer.com

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    I don't think there can be a "greatest" work of the 20th Century. That century went too many different directions. But this is topic interesting anyway.

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