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Last great Violin Concerto
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March 30, 2012 - 11:51 pm
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Lots of unknown concertos in that list since the 19 century and before.   The only good ones I know that are dated last are the Britten and Barber, both in 1939.

Perhaps there is a hidden gem in there somewhere beyond 1939 but if not, its kind of sobering.

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March 31, 2012 - 8:19 am
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I am sure that there are hidden gems. We used to have to play a given amount of contemporary classical music on a regular basis when I played in Sweden (orchestras are funded by the government) but the gems are far and few between the others..... Kind of discouraging but the modern composer is steered to writing this kind of music. They are not considered good composers if they try to write a style from the past. They are expected to write the classical music of this day and age.

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