Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My favourite music

MY FAVOURITE MUSIC (chronological)…………………as of January 2007
CLASSICAL.(tr.=transcribed; esp.=especially; Op.=Opus)

COUPERIN, Francois, 1668-1733 – keyboard music tr. piano (esp. Book I and II)
BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 – Unaccompanied cello suites Nos. 1-6 (BWV1007-12); English suites Nos. 1-6 (BWV806-11 tr. piano); French suites
Nos. 1-6 (BWV812-17); Goldberg variations (BWV988 tr. piano)
SCARLATTI, Domenico 1685-1757 – all keyboard sonatas tr. for piano (Kk 1-555)BACH, Carl Philipp Emanuel 1714-1788 – cello concertos, keyboard sonatas tr. piano (esp.G.minor – Wq62)
HAYDN, Joseph, 1732-1809 – all piano sonatas (esp. 19,29,31,34,35,46 and 49); string quartets Op. 76, Nos. 1-6
BOCCHERINI, Luigi, 1743-1805 – guitar quintets I to VII
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 – all piano sonatas (esp. 311,330,331,494,533,545,570); “Haydn” string quartets KV387,421,428.458.464,465;“Hoffmeister”quartet 499; and “Prussian” quartets 575,589 and 590.
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig Van, 1770-1827 – “Razoumovsky” string quartets Nos. 7-9 Opus 59 1-3 and string quartets No.9 Op.127;No. 13 Op.130;No.14 Op. 131; No.15 Op.132;No.16 Op.135 and Grosse Fugue Op.133
MENDELSSOHN, Felix, 1809-1847 – Songs without words
DEBUSSY, Claude, 1862-1918 – Preludes for piano Books I,II; La Mer; Nocturnes
SCHOENBERG, Arnold, 1874-1951 – Verklaerte Nacht
RAVEL, Maurice, 1875-1937 – Gaspard de la nuit; L’Enfant et les sortileges
JANACEK, Leos, 1854-1928 – String quartets Nos.1 and 2
BARTOK, Bela, 1881-1945 – Music for strings, percussion and celesta; Contrasts for clarinet, violin and piano; Piano music for children; String quartets Nos. 1-6
STRAVINSKY, Igor, 1882-1971 – The Song of the Nightingale; Pulcinella; Jeu de Cartes; The Rite of Spring; Dumarton Oaks Concerto.
VILLA-LOBOS, Heitor, 1887-1959 – all Choros
IBERT, Jacques, 1890-1962 - Escales
PROKOFIEV, Serge, 1891-1953 – The Love for Three Oranges; Romeo and Juliet; Violin concertos Nos. 1, 2; Five piano concertos; Scythian Suite.
HONNEGER, Arthur, 1892-1955 – Pastorale d’ete; Pacific 231; Le Roi David
POULENC, Francis, 1899-1963 – Concert champetre for harpsichord and orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitri 1906-1975 – 24 preludes for piano both Op.34 (1932) and Opus 87 (1949); Symphony No. 9; Complete string quartets Nos. 1-15.
BARBER Samuel, 1910-1981 – Cello concerto; String quartet Op. 11; Excursions
FRANCAIX, Jean, 1912-1997 – Wind quintets; L’Heure du berger; L’Horloge des fleurs
BRITTEN, Benjamin, 1913-1976 – Sea interludes from Peter Grimes; Violin concerto
, 1939- Guitar concertos and other guitar compositions BRYARS, Gavin, 1943- South Down; The sinking of the Titanic; String quartets


Jimmy Yancey, 1898-1951 – blues piano player and singer (with Mamie Yancey)
Meade Lux Lewis, 1905-1964, USA – boogie-woogie piano player
Albert Ammons, 1907-1949, USA – boogie-woogie piano player
Oscar Peterson, 1925- Canada – boogie-woogie and jazz piano player
Stan Getz, 1927-1991, USA – tenor-sax jazz player
John Fahey, 1939-2001, USA – blues and folk 6 and 12-steel string guitar-player
Leo Kottke, 1945- USA – blues and folk 6 and 12-steel string guitar player and singer
Michael Kaeshammer, 1977- Canada – boogie-woogie piano player
The Weavers 1947- USA (Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, Pete Seager) folk.


Middle Eastern/European folk music (Iran, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, Turkey):
Szaszcavas Gypsy Band – Folk Music from Transylvania
Muzsikas/Mareta Sebestyen – Folk Music from Hungary
Teka Band – Csardas Music from Hungary
Bulgarian Womens’ Choir
Kambar family – Kurdish music from Iran
Indonesian folk music (Bali):
Colin McPhee (Canada) – Tabu Tabuhan, and others
Gamelan gong music from Bali

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