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Listing dead guys is punishable by lashing followed by upside down crucifixion.

Now then...

(01) György Kurtág
(02) Georg Friedrich Haas
(03) Beat Furrer
(04) Brian Ferneyhough
(05) Richard Barrett
 
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Random order and currently only, based on what I listen to mostly, not necessarily their "general importance":

- Nørgård,
- Saariaho,
- Gubaidulina,
- Silvestrov.

For no. 5,
Holliger, Narbutaite, Ruders, Murail, Slonimsky and Crumb are among the (many) other current candidates.
 

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Living composers whose, in my opinion, best works are (so far) not so recent:

1. Pierre Boulez
2. George Crumb
3. Philip Glass
4. Krzysztof Penderecki
5. Steve Reich


Living composers whose recent works are still top-notch:

1. John Luther Adams
2. Unsuk Chin
3. Beat Furrer
4. Georg Friedrich Haas
5. Kaija Saariaho
 
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Holliger, Narbutaite, Ruders, Murail, Slonimsky and Crumb are among the (many) other current candidates.
And Slonimsky has been dead for twenty years.

I was at his hundredth birthday party in 1994. What fun that was!

Well, I'd like to play this game, too, but there's no way I would stop at five.

And a big old long list would look like bragging, instead of the sincere appreciation for everyone's unique contribution that it would really be. OK, sincere appreciation and bragging.
 
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Joen_cph, just as I hit "send," I thought, "I wonder if...."

And sure enough.

Hey, now I want to go listen to some Sergei Slonimsky, so it's not all bad.
 

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Joen_cph, just as I hit "send," I thought, "I wonder if...."

And sure enough.

Hey, now I want to go listen to some Sergei Slonimsky, so it's not all bad.
Unfortunately, the youtube selection of his works is quite conservative. Overall, almost 15 symphonies are available, one way or the other, as recordings etc.

Some do polystylism. Symphony 33 shows him in a dark "Shosty XV/Schnittke mood" and includes theatrical elements (21:40), etc.
 
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Unfortunately, the youtube selection of his works is quite conservative. Overall, almost 15 symphonies are available, one way or the other, as recordings etc. Some do polystystilism.
Yeah, so I discovered. Youtube is so easy though, and you don't have to register or anything. I'll search a bit more.

I did click around a bit, though, and am listening to Yuri Vorontsov's sym. no. 5, which is nice.
 
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