Who, in your opinion, rank as the top ten most underrated composers....here is my list:):)...in no particular order...
1. Ottorino Respighi- He wrote many things that aren't part of his famous Roman Festival/Pines of Rome/ Fountains of Rome trilogy.
2. Martinu- Some really wonderful chamber music was written by Martinu...particularly the string quartets
3. Alan Hovhanness- A really unique style and a huge compositional output
4. Khachaturian- Not just the violin concerto; his piano concerto and his second symphony is also really great.
5. Kodaly- some really beautiful choral music and an AMAZING serenade for two violins and viola, not to mention his suites and operas.
6. Darius Milhaud- wrote really wonderful sonatas, miniatures and concertos for the viola.
7. Carl Maria Von Weber- His Opera Overtures and his clarinet concertos and concertinos are great....Zoloft commercial anyone.
8. Paul Hindemith...ok I know I am a violist so how can I not mention Paul Hindemith....but still listen to Matrhis De Mahler or the Symphonic Metamorphisis....those pieces are great.
9. Schnittke- Wrote some really interesting modern works...especially his piano quartet and his duet for violin and cello. I really like his violin concerto, tooo
10. George Enescu- Wrote some really beautiful chamber music and his Rumanian Rhapsodies are wonderful. His Performing career got in the way fo his own composing, though.
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