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In Reply to: RE: I have an idea - Let's define the Four (War)Horse symphonies of the Apocalypse posted by gd on March 06, 2017 at 13:58:21
If we're limiting the list to four and Dvorak 9 and Tchaik 6 are two, I'd go with Rach 2 and Saint-Saens 3. Next for me would be Beethoven 5 and Schubert 8. Then Brahms 4 and Schubert 9. Then Tchaik 5 and Brahms 1.
Your inclusion of the Organ Symphony leads me to insist that a "Warhorse" be over-performed in concerts, not merely over-played at home.
Dowager wives of mining, shipping, and maufacturing benefactors who dominate orchestral boards of directors have a 19th Century aesthetic that makes the above list of Dvorak 9, Beethoven 5, Mozart 40, and Tchaikowsy 6 my choice as well.
For proof see the elderly female box-holders who ran Boulez out of Cleveland.
he didn't mean BATTLEAX.
I was thinking about actual, live concerts more than what people listen to at home. With technology these days, I have no idea what other people listen to at home. You will rarely hear any full symphony on what's left of classical radio these days.
Edit: But "warhorse" means very often played and well-known, not (necessarily) overplayed.
I'll add the slow movements of Mahler's 3rd and 5th* symphonies as one. :-)
* I want that Adagietto to be playing as fade away to heaven.
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William Bruce Cameron: "...not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
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