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Favorite Symphonic Cycles - Nominations (no Voting Round)


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Initial post: Dec 15, 2012, 11:28:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012, 11:29:37 PM PST
J. Nelson says:
Hoping to get up to 40 Composers Cycles. Not interested in making a Voting Round as that is where the game gets too serious for me. So maybe just a Nomination Round. I'll name 2 obvious ones to start out.
Nominate:

Beethoven (9 Symphonies)
Sibelius (7 Symphonies)

Posted on Dec 15, 2012, 11:43:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012, 11:44:14 PM PST
Skaynan says:
Cool Nelson. If no specific recording is required, I'll nominate:

Mahler 9(10) symphonies.
Bruckner 9 (11) symphonies.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 3:51:21 AM PST
MacDoom says:
Nice one!

Schubert (depending on how you choose to count, anything from eight to eleven)
Dvorak (9)

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 3:55:17 AM PST
scarecrow says:
Try Symphonies;other than the symbolic order you think you know. . . . .Try , , , ,

Latter: Hans Werner Henze, 7,8,9
Wm Schuman, 3,4,7,8,9
Wolfgang Rihm, Third
Isang Yun 1-4
Havergal Brian
Robt. Simpson
Leif Segerstam (anything past 80)
Christopher Rouse, First,
Allan Pettersson, 5,7,9. . . it's all you need
Noam Sheriff.. . .
Valentin Silvestrov, 5,6
Giya Kancheli, 5,6,7

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 4:55:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012, 5:04:35 AM PST
Brahms 4 symphonies

Mozart 41 (40) symphonies (plus another 20 possibilities: see Wiki listing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart#Symphonies)

(41, the canonical number, is probably close enough)

Haydn 104 (106) symphonies

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 4:58:32 AM PST
Nielsen 6 symphonies

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 5:34:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012, 5:47:06 AM PST
Ahmad says:
Edward Rubbra - Complete Symphonies

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 7:53:40 AM PST
John Spinks says:
Ralph Vaughan Williams -- Nos. 1-9

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 8:32:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012, 8:35:59 AM PST
WH says:
Second:
Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9

Nominate:
Rautavaara: Symphonies 1-8

JN and others, Like you, I'm inclined to steer away from "games", but would like to discuss symphonies. So where JN here is focusing on cycles, I'll be starting a thread on favorite individual symphonies. It's something that I had been planning for a while and had mentioned earlier in my thread "Best Classical Works: Part I: Best String Quartets"). Keep an eye for it, and hopefully folks here will jump in there as well.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 8:37:59 AM PST
Skaynan says:
If we are seconding stuff, Sibelius is wholeheartedly seconded, and so is Dvorak.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 8:46:05 AM PST
Second : Mozart and Haydn

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 9:07:23 AM PST
Ahmad says:
Second Brahms.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 9:51:45 AM PST
Mahlerian says:
Second Mahler and Bruckner

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 11:19:30 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012, 9:00:57 PM PST
J. Nelson says:
Seconded:

Beethoven (9 Symphonies)
Brahms 4 symphonies
Bruckner 9 (11) symphonies.
Dvorak (9)
Haydn 104 (106) symphonies
Mahler 9(10) symphonies.
Martinu 6 Symphonies
Mozart 41 (40) symphonies (plus another 20 possibilities: see Wiki listing
Nielsen 6 symphonies
Schumann 4 Symphonies
Schubert - 8 Symphonies
Shostakovich (15 symphonies)
Sibelius (7 Symphonies)
Vaughan Williams -- Nos. 1-9

Nominees:

Hindemith (6)
Lutoslawski: 4 Symphonies
Per Norgard: 8 Symphonies
Piston 8 Symphonies
Prokofiev (7)
Rautavaara: Symphonies 1-8
Edward Rubbra - Complete Symphonies

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 12:24:03 PM PST
John Spinks says:
Second Nielsen.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 12:44:04 PM PST
K.J. McGilp says:
Second Vaughan Williams.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 12:49:18 PM PST
KenOC says:
Probably WAY past time to nominate:

Shostakovich (15 symphonies)

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 1:20:54 PM PST
Skaynan says:
Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and of course Tchaikovsky.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 2:35:13 PM PST
MacDoom says:
How many symphonies does it take to be able to speak of a 'cycle'?
Four has already been accepted as enough - Brahms
Three? (Glière springs to mind)
Two? (Kalinnikov gets top marks - this would be called the Bicycle)
One? (Bizet would qualify in my book on this unicycle).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 3:19:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012, 3:20:40 PM PST
David M. says:
Nom Prokofiev (7) & Hindemith (6)

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 5:14:42 PM PST
Dmitri says:
Shostakovich (15) seconded
Nielsen (6)

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 6:08:53 PM PST
K.J. McGilp says:
Nominate: Robert Schumann
Second: Franz Schubert

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 7:08:21 PM PST
second Schumann
Nominate Martinu

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 7:13:03 PM PST
Nom Piston
2nd Martinu

Posted on Dec 16, 2012, 8:00:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012, 8:27:21 PM PST
WH says:
MZ beat me to seconding Martinu.

Nominate:
Per Norgard: 8 Symphonies
Lutoslawski: 4 Symphonies

[EDIT: Number of Norgard symphonies corrected thanks to MZ's watchful eye]
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