Posted by Aubrey Foard on April 23, 2002 at 23:35:27:
In Reply to: Re: Re: 20th century symphonies/excerpts posted by A Guy on April 23, 2002 at 17:07:40:
Point taken. How about Bax's Overture to a Picaresque Comedy, Britten's War Requiem or Sweeney Todd, Hindemith's Mathis der Maler, Previn's Four Outings for Brass Quintet (sorry, I know it's not an excerpt), Walton's Variations on a Theme by Hindemith, Schoenberg's Gurre Lieder, John Adams' Harmonium, Stravinsky's Card Game ballet, Daniel Schnyder just wrote a piece called the Revelation of St. John, the Gershwin Piano Concertos have good parts, any of the Charles Ives Symphonies work too. A surprisingly great non-standard part is Puccini's Tosca. Mahler's Das Knaben Wunderhorn has plenty of tuba. Also his reorchestration of Beethoven 5 and 9 I've heard is quite interesting, but I haven't seen it.