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Excellent article on Neglected 20th Century Composers

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Very nice that the article includes links to listen to all of these specific pieces.

  • Vivian Fine: Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1944)
  • Walter Piston: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (1957)
  • Harold Shapero: Symphony for Classical Orchestra (1947)
  • Norman Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes for String Orchestra (1956)
  • Irving Fine: Symphony (1962)
  • Samuel Barber: Piano Concerto (1962)
  • Virgil Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune (1928)

I have to confess to only being substantially familiar with Piston, (Irving) Fine, Barber, and Thompson -- all of whom I have multiple CD's by.  The other three I only have the vaguest awareness of (and I look forward to hearing the 3 examples they linked to).

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16 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

Very nice that the article includes links to listen to all of these specific pieces.

  • Vivian Fine: Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1944)
  • Walter Piston: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (1957)
  • Harold Shapero: Symphony for Classical Orchestra (1947)
  • Norman Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes for String Orchestra (1956)
  • Irving Fine: Symphony (1962)
  • Samuel Barber: Piano Concerto (1962)
  • Virgil Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune (1928)

I have to confess to only being substantially familiar with Piston, (Irving) Fine, Barber, and Thompson -- all of whom I have multiple CD's by.  The other three I only have the vaguest awareness of (and I look forward to hearing the 3 examples they linked to).

No need to confess my son.We are all victims of the Great 'Tonal Cleansing' alluded to in the 60 years too late article by Thomasini. Other direct victims included John Lessard (who defected after suffering the panic of being left out) Koechlin, Hanson, Harris, Persichetti, Schuman, Walton, Cowell, Ruggles, Chavez, Villa-Lobos, Crumb and many others.

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Dello Joio won a Pulitzer for that piece, so I guess the cleansing wasn't totally successful.

I'm suspicious of Agenda Motherfuckers, I don't care where they are. The truth is enough, everything else is just sociopolitical chessturbation.

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