Greatest Symphonies of All Timeplmilligan1968
The Contenders: Page 4
Something is seriously wrong when this symphony is all the way down here at 55. It's one of my favorite symphonies. Very strong throughout, it's very nearly as good as the famous 9th. This should be in, or at least near, the top 10.
I, personally, consider this Dvorak's BEST symphony! Undoubtedly his 9th is more famous and also fantastic, but I just think this 7th is more, sincere, less refined and very powerful!V 2 Comments
The musicality and personality of the music really tells a story. So beautiful and just real.
Chilling from beginning to end, but not without the greatest courage and. Five movements set to poems centered on the evil of antisemitism, cultimating in the first movememt, which in my opinion is the scariest music ever written, and one of DSCH's greatest works, hindered by Soviet authority's great efforts to censor it and stop performances alltogether.V 1 Comment
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor - how can this one be missed from the list - must be in the top 20 in anyone's list - dko132
I had one conductor compare the last movement to Fate, which I think is a perfect description. The entire symphony is great though. I am always moved to tears by final repetition of the theme at the end of the last movement and the those last pizzicato notes at the end that mirror the end of the first movement always gives me chills.
So passionate and full of loud brass. This is so so so beautiful to play and to listen to, especially with the heart-wrenching melodies!V 1 Comment
This is not a symphony
This symphony is strangely enough still one of the most underrated symphonies.
Its precision and elegance allied to its cumulative power has very few equals in the literature (perhaps only Haydn).
This should be # 1. The finale will inspire
One of the best Symphonies ever written
My favorite of all Medelssohn's symphonies. A truly inspired work, loaded with all sorts of emotion.
The most innovative, creative, emotional, musical genius the world has known!
Stunning beginning to end. One of the best finales I've ever heard.
This is not a symphonyV 1 Comment
Once heard, cannot forget, the vigorous opening and closing movements, and the most memorable slow movement.
The only symphony that Beethoven would have recognized as attaining true spiritual knowledge.
The sheer intellectual achievement quite apart from the majesty and beauty must place this amongst the greatest symphonies ever written To place Dvorak's charming but lightweight symphony in the top 10 is ridiculous. And number I should clearly be the "Eroica". So there!
A wonder of versatility and harmonic playfulness!
I guess it is Haydn's best symphony. Simply outstanding!
Incredibly beautiful, relatively unknown symphony, should be performed more often!
Having just come back to classical music, this is the symphony which has got me excited. I just love all six movements. Thank you Mr. Mahler!
The final few moments in the finale of Symphony No. 3 are the most triumphant moments in music that I've ever had the pleasure of listening (Save for Nessun Dorma). - higgsboson2142
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Top Remixes (10)
2. Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 - Dmitri Shostakovich
3. Symphony No. 1 in D Major - Gustav Mahler
2. Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 - Jean Sibelius
3. Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony
2. Brahms Symphony No. 4
3. Dvorak's 9th (New World) Symphony
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