Tsontakis and other listener friendly living composers

A Listmania! list by Sir Butternut Longsword "Butternut Longsword" (Chicago, IL)
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The list author says: "The following is a list of recent and past releases of living composers and those I find who are satisfying to the ear, mind, and heart."
The NYFA Collection: 25 Years of New York New Music
1.  The NYFA Collection: 25 Years of New York New Music by Anita Feldman
The list author says:
  "Tsontakis Gymnopedies is a brief four movement work lasting less than 15 minutes, but it is still nice and does not come up when searching for this composer on Amazon[disc 5]"
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The Sylvan Winds: Tsontakis, Etler, Adolphe, Chaitkin
2.  The Sylvan Winds: Tsontakis, Etler, Adolphe, Chaitkin by Sylvan Winds
The list author says:
  "Tsontakis brief piece for winds is a nice delectable treat"
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For David and Wu Han: cello/piano duos by Jalbert, Auerbach, Adolphe, Tsontakis
3.  For David and Wu Han: cello/piano duos by Jalbert, Auerbach, Adolphe, Tsontakis by David Finckel and Wu Han
The list author says:
  "Tsontakis duo piece called Mirrors."
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George Tsontakis: Violin Concerto No. 2; Clair de Lune; The Past, The Passion
4.  George Tsontakis: Violin Concerto No. 2; Clair de Lune; The Past, The Passion by George Tsontakis
The list author says:
  "Violin Concerto 2 won the Grawemeyer Award several years ago. An absolute dream of a piece, not to over shadow the other two works, CLaire de Lune, and the The Past, The Passion-easily the starting point for any Tsontakis explorer."
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George Tsontakis: Mirologhia; October; Violin Concerto No. 1
5.  George Tsontakis: Mirologhia; October; Violin Concerto No. 1 by George Tsontakis
The list author says:
  "For me, the piece October makes this disc a real winner. While the Violin Concerto falls a little short of his wondrous second concerto, Mirologhia is an homage to his greek routes and a splendid piece."
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Tsontakis: Man of Sorrows / Berg: Sonata / Webern: Piano Variations / Schoenberg: Sechs kleine Klavierstucke
6.  Tsontakis: Man of Sorrows / Berg: Sonata / Webern: Piano Variations / Schoenberg: Sechs kleine Klavierstucke by George Tsontakis
The list author says:
  "Tsontakis wrote Man of Sorrows for Stephen Hough[his second Tsontakis work..see Ghost Var.]. At first I found this piece a little rough, but on repeated listenings, I must admit to falling for its soundworld."
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Tsontakis: Four Symphonic Quartets
7.  Tsontakis: Four Symphonic Quartets by George Tsontakis
The list author says:
  "AFter the Second Violin Concerto, this is the disc one needs to explore. Truly a tour de force of orchestral accomplishment and the one that solidified Tsontakis' place as the foremost composer of our generation."
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Heartsounds: Music of Tsontakis
8.  Heartsounds: Music of Tsontakis by .
The list author says:
  "Good Disc of chamber music. Much of Tsontakis' output is for smaller forces. His most oft recorded piece is in fact a chamber work, Eclipse."
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Tsontakis: Piano Quartet Trilogy
9.  Tsontakis: Piano Quartet Trilogy by George Tsontakis
The list author says:
  "THe Piano Quartet Trilogy is a good solid work, I found it more satsifying that his other disc of piano chamber music."
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George Tsontakis: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4
10.  George Tsontakis: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 by American String Quartet
The list author says:
  "These quartets are good, though not great. Of all his works, these seem to fall short."
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The Sinking of the Titanic, Live Bourges
11.  The Sinking of the Titanic, Live Bourges by GAVIN BRYARS
The list author says:
  "I encourage this to be listened to as you are trying to sleep. It will take you places."
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Madhares
12.  Madhares by Thomas Larcher
The list author says:
  "This was my introduction to the music of Thomas Larcher."
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Sibelius & Lindberg: Violin Concertos
13.  Sibelius & Lindberg: Violin Concertos by Magnus Lindberg
The list author says:
  "The Violin Concerto by Magnus Lindberg should join the contemporary repretoire as it is both virtuosic and extremely enjoyable."
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Clarinet Concerto / Gran Duo / Chorale
14.  Clarinet Concerto / Gran Duo / Chorale by Magnus Lindberg
The list author says:
  "The Clarinet Concerto put Magnus lindberg on the classical map. It is an incredible work."
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Einojuhani Rautavaara: Before the Icons; A Tapestry of Life
15.  Einojuhani Rautavaara: Before the Icons; A Tapestry of Life by Einojuhani Rautavaara
The list author says:
  "Be it Choral Music, concerti, symphonic, or chamber music, Rautavaara has dones it and done it at the highest contemporary standards. This is the sole reason he is the heir to Sibelius."
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Viatore / Musica Adventus / Concerto for English Horn
16.  Viatore / Musica Adventus / Concerto for English Horn by P. Vasks
The list author says:
  "This disc contains several of Vasks most inspired works, including Musica Adventus, a reworking of his masterful string quartet. Viatore is also one of his best tone poems."
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Silvestrov: Bagatellen und Serenaden
17.  Silvestrov: Bagatellen und Serenaden by VALENTIN SILVESTROV
The list author says:
  "Pure enjoyment from first note to last. Silvestrov is enjoyable, but I often find it hard to label his music "great." Exception, of course, to his fifth symphony."
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Sym 4/5
18.  Sym 4/5 by V. Silvestrov
The list author says:
  "This should be your first disc by Silvestrov"
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Exodus
19.  Exodus by Erkki-Sven Tuur
The list author says:
  "Keep an eye out for ECM's up coming release of Tuur's symphony 6 and concerto for Clarinet, Violin and Orchestra"
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Liebermann: Piano Concertos
20.  Liebermann: Piano Concertos by Lowell Liebermann
The list author says:
  "For those who miss the grand romantic piano concerto, this adds that ideal with prokofian humor. Highly recommended...as is this composer...."
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Peter Lieberson: Red Garuda, Rilke Songs, Bagatelles, Piano Quintet
21.  Peter Lieberson: Red Garuda, Rilke Songs, Bagatelles, Piano Quintet by Peter Serkin
The list author says:
  "I saw this concerto years ago in Chicago, played by Serkin. What a triumph it finally made it to disc. The Piano Quintet is also fantastic and the Rilke Songs, sung by the late great Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, seals the deal. Lieberson may be the dark horse among the american classical elite."
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Violin Concerto
22.  Violin Concerto by Robin Greville Holloway
The list author says:
  "This is the place to start when listening to Robin Holloways music. Also investigate his Concerto for Orchestra number 2 and Schumann Fantasy Pieces."
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Jeux & Preludes
23.  Jeux & Preludes by C. Debussy
The list author says:
  "Colin MAtthews is a well known, as deserved so, english composer. This disc, of his modern orchestrations of Debussys preludes is a must have."
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Saariaho: L'Amour de loin
24.  Saariaho: L'Amour de loin DVD ~ Gerald Finley
The list author says:
  "Beware much of Saariaho's early works[same can be said for several composers on this list]. Saariaho has recently composed some of her most convincing works[starting with this Grawemeyer award winning opera]"
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Notes on Light / Orion / Mirage
25.  Notes on Light / Orion / Mirage by K. Saariaho
The list author says:
  "Next Stop on the Saariaho Express.....Notes on Light, Orion, and Mirage."
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First Takes - SONYC
26.  First Takes - SONYC by String Orchestra of New York City
The list author says:
  "Paul Moravec is a pulitzer prize winning composer. His music consists of livley orchestration, incredible rhytmic buoancy, and lots of appeal. Truly one of the elite."
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On the Verge: Chamber Music of Sebastian Currier
27.  On the Verge: Chamber Music of Sebastian Currier by Sebastian Currier
The list author says:
  "Another Grawenmeyer Winning Composer, Sebastian Currier is a fantasic composer. I would start with this disc, then check out his MicroSymphony, coupled with Berlioz' Symphony Fantastique."
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Shall We Dance for Piano / Darkened Valley Piano
28.  Shall We Dance for Piano / Darkened Valley Piano by Robert Helps
The list author says:
  "Whether alive or dead, I love this man and his music."
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Dalbavie: Janacek Variations / Rocks Under The Water / Sinfonietta
29.  Dalbavie: Janacek Variations / Rocks Under The Water / Sinfonietta by Marc-André Dalbavie
The list author says:
  "Dalbavie is a sprectralist, for the most part, though on disc his best works stray from such extremes. This disc represents the best of that world."
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Hamelin: (12) Etudes / Little Nocturne / Con intissimo sentimento - excerpts / Theme and Variations (Cathy's Variations)
30.  Hamelin: (12) Etudes / Little Nocturne / Con intissimo sentimento - excerpts / Theme and Variations (Cathy's Variations) by Marc-Andre Hamelin
The list author says:
  "I havent heard much by Hamelin, but these etudes are thrilling. A must hear for pianophiles, but you already know that."
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Bach Violin Concertos & Gubaidulina ‘In Tempus Praesens'
31.  Bach Violin Concertos & Gubaidulina ‘In Tempus Praesens' by Anne-Sophie Mutter
The list author says:
  "Another fantastic composer, at times. This concerto is certainly a great place to start, as if her intial violin concerto, offertorium."
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Higdon & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos
32.  Higdon & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos by Hilary Hahn
The list author says:
  "Jennifer Higdon might be the most famous living serious classical composer of the moment. Her larger works sometimes are a little busy, but her chamber music is where she really shines."
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Salonen - LA Variations · Five Images After Sappho · Mania · Gambit · Giro / Upshaw · Karttunen · L.A. Phil. · London Sinfonietta · Salonen
33.  Salonen - LA Variations · Five Images After Sappho · Mania · Gambit · Giro / Upshaw · Karttunen · L.A. Phil. · London Sinfonietta · Salonen by Esa-Pekka Salonen
The list author says:
  "Salonen might be the most up and coming composer in the world. His works, thus far, have lived up to the hype and his up and coming violin concerto has garnered rave reviews/."
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