Saturday, 28 March 2015

My Top 10 Hits of the 20th Century

HERE are Pierre Boulez's Top Ten Hits from the 20th Century. Anyone can play!  And should, because the fun is in the process of thinking, not in Beckmessering a result. My Top Ten Hits of the 20th Century. In Random Order. Subject to change at any moment.

Britten : Violin Concerto (more here)
Messiaen  :Et exspecto resurrectionem Mortuorum (more here)
Messiaen : Chronochromie
Messiaen : Sept Hai kai (more here)
Britten : Death in Venice

Boulez : Pli selon Pli
Janáček : Diary of One Who Disappeared

Szymanowski : Symphony no 3 (more here)
Szymanowksi: Violin Concerto
Sibelius : Luonnotar

Sibelius : Symphony no 7

Mahler : Symphony no 8
Mahler : Symphony no 10 Cooke III completion (Harding)
Janáček : Sinfonietta (first version)
Brian Ferneyhough : Shadowlines

Britten : Billy Budd

Franz Schreker : Die Gezeichneten, or Irrelohe, or Christophorous
Walter Braunfels : Jeanne d'Arc (more here)
Berg : Wozzeck
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Edgard Varèse : Ionization, Equatorial

Elgar : The Dream of Gerontius
Ralph Vaughan Williams : Six Songs from a Shropshire Lad
Gerald Finzi : Dies Natalis
George Butterworth : Songs from A Shropshire Lad, Banks of Green Willow

Benjamin : Into the Little Hill
Birtwistle : Thesus Games, Earth Dances (more here
Ernst Krenek : Reisebuch aus den österreichIschen Alpen (more here
K A Hartmann : Simplicius Simplicissimus (more here)

K A Hartmann : Gesangszene (more here) 

Braunfels : Die Verkündigung (more here)
Puccini : Madama Butterfly (lots on this site) 
Mahler : Das Lied von der Erde
Xenakis : 
Boulez : Derive 2

Oops that's 80+ dashed off in 20 minutes, and loads left out.

3 comments:

Olivier Masson said...

My bet, not on quality but liking, on a deserted island:

1 Debussy : Images

2 Bartók : Piano Concerto n°2

3 Stravinsky : Petrushka (orchestra or piano)

4 Ravel : Left hand concerto

5 Ligeti : Preludes for piano

6 Britten : Billy Budd (when mental health allows)

7 Mahler : Symphony 7

8 Rimsky : Golden Cockerel

9 Puccini : Madama Butterfly (with Lemieux)

10 Elgar : Symphony n°2 (I like beckmerisng)

11 Walton : Partita for orchestra

12 Stravinsky : Histoire du Soldat

13 Albéniz: Iberia

14 Dutilleux : Symphony 1

15 Messiaen : Turangalila

16 Sibelius : Pohjola's Daughter

17 Schoenberg : Variations op 28

18 Shostakovich : Symphony 10

19 Poulenc : Le bestiaire

20 Nielsen : Symphony 4

21 Lutoslawski : Quartet

22 Me : unwritten works

NPW-Paris said...

Not one work by Strauss...

NPW-Paris said...

Or Prokofiev?