Favourite Works from the 20th Century

Hi Again,

Here is the beginnings of my attempt to list the best works (IMO, of course) from the 20th Century. I’ll keep posting as I think of more and organise them more coherently once I think I’ve got a good solid list. Let me know in the comments if there are any glaring omissions!

Ravel – Gaspard de la Nuit
https://youtu.be/T_-1qMPDf-A

Ravel – La Valse
https://youtu.be/Fg2i2NB-i3o

Ravel – Alborado del grasioso
https://youtu.be/HQ0NgNK-Hl0

Ravel – Daphnis et Chloe (The first few minutes are my favourite actually) https://youtu.be/-Y51ygBRANM

Ravel – Piano Trio
https://youtu.be/3QzLA5se4co

Piano Concerto In G
https://youtu.be/woaoUcDpJsQ

Debussy – La Mer
https://youtu.be/FOCucJw7iT8

Debussy – String Quartet
https://youtu.be/C4XjijkqrAY

Syzmanowski – Myths
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5UJmxd3ixo

Prokofiev – Romeo & Juliet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da8GvPijJIo

Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5, Mvt II
https://youtu.be/wvIr_xOAVhU

Prokofiev – Piano Concertos II & III
https://youtu.be/NOybfjTRCdo

Shostakovich – Piano Trio No. 2
https://youtu.be/IesxWe1pT28

Berio – Sinfonia Mvt III (One of my favourite works actually!)
https://youtu.be/NW30g2tPmDA

Gerard Brophy – None of my favourite works are on youtube, however, this is a good example of his recent composition style:
https://youtu.be/6IFqsUbcjBE

Ligeti – Atmospheres
https://youtu.be/aI0P1NnUFxc

Ligeti – Lontano
https://youtu.be/l2OQbA3r78M

Rachmaninoff – Symphony no. 2
https://youtu.be/iSJsQm6jl6o

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 2
https://youtu.be/pBx-tr1FDvY

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto 3
https://youtu.be/MOOfoW5_2iE

Rachmaninoff – Etude Tableaux
https://youtu.be/EZPmIddGXY8

Bartok – Piano Concerto no 3
https://youtu.be/elaY_d3uG6A

Bartok – Violin Sonata
https://youtu.be/HTmYnX-boxU

Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra
https://youtu.be/C68SkzGb6Ww

Tomasi – Trumpet Concerto
https://youtu.be/C68SkzGb6Ww

Honneger – Symphony no. 2
https://youtu.be/P9qgh0S0-WM

Bozza – Rustiques
https://youtu.be/2rVbM7N8wKw

Enescu – Symphony No. 3
https://youtu.be/huGwdKCdTkc

Enescu – Legend
https://youtu.be/bzlMdBPCXJQ

Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
https://youtu.be/cH2PH0auTUU

Gershwin – Piano Concerto in F
https://youtu.be/7KCpph1nrpk

Gershwin – American In Paris
https://youtu.be/Ros66y1aZ-E

Lutoslkawski – Concerto for Orchestra
https://youtu.be/f5az0xA-gbg

Lutoslawski – Symphony No. 3
https://youtu.be/NK8gvqWEFpk

Schoenberg – Pierrot Lunaire
https://youtu.be/veUJxETj7-c

Boulez – Notations pour Orchestra
https://youtu.be/mZJuqLQ9V6I

Stravinsky – Petrushka
https://youtu.be/hX7aSsic7eM

Stravinsky – Rite of Spring
https://youtu.be/lWotpIy0uTg

Charles Ives – Unanswered Question
https://youtu.be/hX7aSsic7eM

Charles Ives – Symphony No. 2
https://youtu.be/ztLr3kaN4_c

Janacek – Sinfonietta
https://youtu.be/gbncXDimwbQ

Janacek – Cunning Little Vixen
https://youtu.be/a79nSbmy69U

Janacek – In the Mists
https://youtu.be/P2d3_p9yvhc

Webern – 5 Pieces for Orchestra
https://youtu.be/e7CSKmtK-Qc

Berg -Lulu
https://youtu.be/a4-s28gnnyo

Andriessen – Worker’s Union
https://youtu.be/jrQkIxccJnE

Lili Boulanger – Buddhist Preyer
https://youtu.be/xF9SltYJAT8

Lili Boulanger – Faust et Helen
\a href=”https://youtu.be/3BQgfSfMG4E”>https://youtu.be/3BQgfSfMG4E

Villa Lobos – Sinfonia No 10
https://youtu.be/EppdZvDl-xg

Martinu – Symphonic Fantasy https://youtu.be/Hx-Bef2Z3yY Martinu – Symphony No. 5
https://youtu.be/3pNBd3tfz30

Hindemith – Mathis der Maler
https://youtu.be/8nuOWqcg8KU

Hindemith – Kammermusik 1-7
https://youtu.be/wIrvTF2AR7A?list=PL0dYx2N3BTuSoUstz4yk_Mtbhz8YY45EA

Carl Orff – Carmina Burana
https://youtu.be/GXFSK0ogeg4

Sibelius – Violin Concerto
https://youtu.be/YsbrRAgv1b4

Symphony No. 5
https://youtu.be/V8qiAMOiygs

Poulenc – Oboe Sonata
https://youtu.be/hY1j_DJDOf8

Poulenc – Concerto pour Piano
https://youtu.be/tCnctwMgceY

Poulenc – Sinfonietta
https://youtu.be/EgkTATd5UaA

Takemitsu – Rainspell
https://youtu.be/9sbhPvtW0vM

Takemitsu – Orion and Pleiades
https://youtu.be/HtA2qtBgMA4

Takemitsu – From me flows what you call Time
https://youtu.be/LpzMI7pqv7E

Michael Gandolfi – Garden of Cosmic Speculation
https://youtu.be/_9USuClPGMU

Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time
https://youtu.be/UeSVu1zbF94

Messiaen – Turangalila Symphony
https://youtu.be/8PjyCpRKDrk

Messiaen – Fete des belles eaux
https://youtu.be/nrYgm5MML58

Thomas Ades
https://play.google.com/music/m/T23kfv3fejiw4vfipdgz3d3rnju

YET TO COME:

MAHLER
Charles Koechlin
Robert Davidson
Carl Vine – Piano Concerto no. 2
Henry Cowell
Anthiel
Copland
Kurt Weill
Finzi
Elzalde
Carter –

Samuel Barber –

John Cage –

Benjamin Britten –

Lutoslawski –

Babbitt

Ginastera

Lou Harrison

Emanuel Leplin
Robert Ward

Bernstein –

Arutunian – Trumpet Concerto

Malcolm Arnold –

German Galynin

Iain Hamilton

Ilja Hurnik

Xenakis –

Ned Rorem –

Ikuma Dan –

Kotonski –

Makledonski –

Theodorakis

Paul Whear

David Farquhar

GEORGEW CRUMB

Henri Pousser –

SculthorpeNigel Butterly –

Takemitsu

Gorecki –

Penderecki –

Birtwistle –

Peter Maxwell Davies –

Schnittke –

Lachenmann –

Arvo Part –

Terry Riley –

Steve Reich –

Robert Suderburg –

Philip Glass –

Yehuda Yannay –

John Corigliano –

Alvin Curran –

Tomas Svoboda –

Moya Henderson – LindyVolker Kirchner –

Shigeaki Saegusa –

Ferneyhough –

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