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    Can't do it, too many great symphonies....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnC Bartok View Post
    My list of top ten, but avoiding "the usual suspects" or the "Great Symphonists":

    In no particular order....

    Suk: Asrael Symphony
    Magnard: Symphony No.4
    Tubin: Symphony No.2
    Berwald: Symphony No.3
    Holmboe: Symphony No.6
    Madetoja: Symphony No.3
    Schmidt: Symphony No.4
    Bantock: A Celtic Symphony
    Diamond: Symphony No.4
    Moeran: Symphony in G minor

    I must say I am delighted to see that Franz Schmidt's 4th seems to be getting a lot of love here.
    Very good list!

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    I couldn't go with only 10, but with 11:

    Shostakovich 8
    Mahler 6
    Sibelius 7
    Nielsen 5
    Langgaard 6
    Dvorak 8
    Holmboe 8
    Vaughan Williams 9
    Roussel 2
    Tubin 2
    Walton 1
    Last edited by MusicSybarite; Nov-29-2021 at 02:43.

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    Alphabetical order:

    Brahms #1
    Brahms #2
    Brahms #3
    Brahms #4
    Dvorak #7
    Dvorak #8
    Schubert #9 ("Great C Major")
    Sibelius #4
    Sibelius #6
    Vaughan Williams #3 (*Pastoral")
    Last edited by Brahmsian Colors; Nov-29-2021 at 00:02.

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    Ten more:

    Brahms 4
    Tchaikovsky 5
    Beethoven 3
    Rachmaninov 2
    Prokofiev 5
    Casella 2
    Bax 6
    Martinu 6
    Braga Santos 4
    Atterberg 3
    Last edited by MusicSybarite; Nov-29-2021 at 02:36.

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    And ten more:

    Madetoja 2
    Bantock A Celtic Symphony
    Bruckner 7
    Mendelssohn 3 Scottish
    Bloch in C sharp minor
    Schmidt 4
    Elgar 2
    Arnold 7
    L. Nielsen 3
    Magnard 4

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    I am really enjoying this thread; so many symphonies to discover. to all the contributors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntone View Post
    I am really enjoying this thread; so many symphonies to discover. to all the contributors.
    I was thinking that I would create a list at one point. In order of number of mentions of the symphonies on this thread.
    Last edited by Waehnen; Nov-29-2021 at 07:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heck148 View Post
    Can't do it, too many great symphonies....
    True, but I will make a list anyway, maybe others will discover new symphonies to enjoy.

    In no particular order:


    Alla Pavlova - Symphony No. 3
    Kurt Atterberg - Symphony No. 5
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
    Vasili Kalinnikov - Symphony No. 1
    Erkki Melartin - Symphony No.4
    Alexander Glazunov - Symphony No. 4
    Sergei Bortkiewicz - Symphony No. 1
    Felix Weingartner - Symphony No. 4
    Thomas Schmidt-Kowalski - Symphony No. 4
    Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4

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    Tchaikovsky 2, 4, 5, 6
    Beethoven 3, 5, 9
    Dvorak 5, 8, 9
    Borodin 2
    Kalinnikov 1

    I can't do 10, so I gave you a dozen.

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    I'll do a list - Americans only:

    Schuman - 3, 9, 10
    Hanson - 1,3
    Copland - Dance, 3
    Mennin - 7
    Harris - 3
    Diamond - 3
    Bernstein - 1

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    Prokofiev's 6th
    Berlioz's Symphonie F.
    Arnold's 7th
    Shostakovich's 9th
    CPE Bach's H. 663
    Piston's 2nd
    Lutoslawski's 3rd
    Haydn's 26th Lamentatione
    Stravinsky Symphony in 3 Movements
    Bizet's 2nd "Roma"
    "But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying..." Peter Sinfield

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    Schubert no.5
    Schubert the Unfinished NO.7
    Schubert the Great symphony in C major NO.8
    I'm a bit obsessed with Schubert, hence my emphasis over the numbers.
    Bruckner no.4
    Bruckner no.5
    Bruckner no.6
    Bruckner no.7
    Sibelius no.3
    Sibelius no.5
    Mahler no.1

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