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Gallery of my 76 Favorite

Romantic and Post-Romantic


Composers
with, for each of them, the titles of my favorite orchestral works

by Corentin Boissier, composer


https://www.corentinboissier.net

2015 – rev. 2021

Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981, Netherlands)


Symphony No. 2 (1937)
Symphony No. 3 (1946)
Ricercare, for orchestra (1949)
Organ Concerto (1950)
Symphony No. 4 (1954)
Violin Concerto (1969)

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006, UK)


Symphony No. 2 (1953)
Rinaldo and Armina, ballet in one act (1954)
Symphony No. 5 (1961)
Concerto for two violins and strings (1962)
Electra, ballet in one act (1963)
Concerto for piano three hands & orch. (1969)

Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974, Sweden)


Symphony No. 3 “West Coast Pictures” (1916)
Suite No. 3 for violon, viola and strings (1917)
Cello Concerto in C minor (1922)
Symphony No. 5 “Sinfonia funebre” (1922)
Piano Concerto in B-flat minor (1936)
Ballad without Words, for orchestra (1958)
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969, Poland)
Violin Concerto No. 3 (1948)
Cello Concerto No. 1 (1951)
Symphony No. 3 (1952)
Symphony No. 4 (1953)
Polish Overture (1954)
Violin Concerto No. 5 (1954)

Samuel Barber (1910-1981, USA)


Music for a Scene from Shelley, for orchestra (1933)
Symphony No. 1 in one movement (1936)
First Essay for orchestra (1937)
Adagio for strings (1938)
Violin Concerto (1939)
Cello Concerto (1945)

Bela Bartok (1881-1945, Hungary)


Two Portraits for orchestra (1909)
The Wooden Prince, ballet suite (1916)
Four Pieces for orchestra (1921)
The Miraculous Mandarin, ballet suite (1924)
Music for strings, percussion and celesta (1937)
Concerto for orchestra (1945)

Arnold Bax (1883-1953, UK)


Spring Fire, tone poem (1913)
November Woods, tone poem (1917)
From Dusk Till Dawn, ballet in one act (1917)
Saga Fragment, for piano and small orchestra (1932)
Violin Concerto (1938)
Oliver Twist, film music (1948)

Arthur Bliss (1891-1975, UK)


Mêlée fantasque, for orchestra (1921)
A Colour Symphony (1921; rev. 1932)
Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra (1924; rev. 1968)
Things to come, suite from the film music (1934)
Chekmate, ballet (1937)
Adam Zero, ballet (1946)
Ernest Bloch (1880-1959, Swiss/USA)
Three Jewish Poems, for orchestra (1913)
Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for cello & orch. (1916)
America, Epic Rhapsody for orchestra (1926)
Violin Concerto (1938)
Concerto symphonique for piano & orchestra (1948)
Sinfonia breve (1953)

Joly Braga Santos (1924-1988, Portugal)


Symphony No. 1 in D major (1946)
Symphony No. 2 in B minor (1948)
Symphony No. 3 in C major (1949)
Symphony No. 4 in E minor (1951)
Concerto for strings (1951)
Prelude to the opera “Viver ou Morrer” (1952)

Max Bruch (1838-1920, Germany)


Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (1867)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor (1877)
Scottish Fantasy, for violin and orchestra (1880)
Kol Nidrei, for cello and orchestra (1881)
Romance for viola and orchestra (1910)
Double Concerto for violin, viola & orchestra (1911)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976, UK)


Simple Symphony, for strings (1934)
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge (1937)
Violin Concerto in D minor (1938; rev. 1958)
Sinfonia da Requiem (1941)
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia,
from the opera “Peter Grimes” (1945)

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899, France)


Viviane, symphonic poem (1887)
Symphony in B-flat major (1891)
Concert for piano, violin and strings (1891)
Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer, for voice & orch. (1892)
Poem for violin and orchestra (1896)
Soir de fête, symphonic poem (1898)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918, France)
Fantasy for piano and orchestra (1890)
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1894)
Trois nocturnes, for orchestra (1899)
La Mer, three symphonic sketches (1905)
Le Martyre de saint Sébastien, suite (1911)
Trois images, for orchestra (1912)

Frederick Delius (1862-1934, UK)


Florida Suite, for orchestra (1887)
Hiawatha, tone poem (1888)
Suite for violin and orchestra (1889)
Three Small Tone Poems (1890)
Appalachia, variations [with choir] (1903)
Violin Concerto (1916)

Paul Dukas (1865-1935, France)


Symphony in C major (1896)
L’Apprenti Sorcier, symphonic scherzo (1897)
Introduction of the 3rd act of the
opera “Ariane et Barbe-bleue” (1907)
La Péri, fanfare and danced poem (1912)

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904, Czech Rep.)


Serenade for strings (1875)
Symphony No. 8 in G major (1889)
Requiem, for soloists, choir and orchestra (1890)
Symphony No. 9 in E minor “New World” (1893)
Cello Concerto No. 2 in B minor (1895)
The Water Goblin (Vodnik), symphonic poem (1896)

George Enescu (1881-1955, Romania)


Study Symphony No. 1 (1895)
Romanian Poem, for orchestra (1897)
Study Symphony No. 4 (1898)
Romanian Rhapsodies No. 1 & 2 (1901-02)
Symphony No. 3 (1918)
Romanian Caprice, for violin and orchestra (1928)
George Gershwin/Ferde Grofé & Co.
Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (1924)
Piano Concerto in F major (1925)
An American in Paris, for orchestra (1928)
Second Rhapsody, for piano & orchestra (1931)
I Got Rhythm, variations for piano & orch. (1934)
Porgy and Bess, airs from the opera (1935)

Don Gillis (1912-1978, USA)


Symphony No. 4 “The Pioneers” (1943)
Symphony No. 5 1/2 “A Symphony for Fun” (1946)
Rhapsody for harp and orchestra (1946)
Piano Concerto No. 1 “Encore Concerto” (1956)
Symphony No. 10 “The Big D” (1967)
Rhapsody for trumpet and orchestra (1969)

Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936, Russia)


Oriental Rhapsody, for orchestra (1889)
Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (1893)
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major (1895)
From the Middle Ages, suite for orchestra (1902)
Violin Concerto in A minor (1904)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor (1911)

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956, Russia)


Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1908)
Symphony No. 3 “Ilya Muromets” - short version (1911)
Overture “Shakh-Senem” (1925)
The Red Poppy, ballet (1927)
Harp Concerto in E-flat major (1938)
Overture “Gyul’sara” (1949)

Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004, USA)


The Sand Pebbles, film music (1966)
Planet of the Apes, film music (1968)
Papillon, film music (1973)
The Omen, film music (1976)
Alien, film music (1979)
Masada, film music (1981)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907, Norway)
Piano Concerto in A minor (1868)
Peer Gynt, suites 1 & 2 (1876)
String Quartet No. 1 [version for string orchestra] (1878)
Holberg Suite, for strings (1884)
Lyric Suite, for orchestra (1905)

Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975 - USA)


Symphony (1941)
Citizen Kane, film music (1941)
Concerto Macabre for piano and orchestra (1945)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, film music (1947)
The Kentuckian, suite from the film music (1955)
Psycho, for strings, film music (1960)

Vincent D’Indy (1851-1931, France)


Saugefleurie, legend for orchestra (1884)
Symphonie Cévenole, for piano & orchestra (1886)
Jour d’été à la montagne, symphonic triptych (1905)
Souvenirs, poem for orchestra (1906)
Poème des rivages, symphonic suite (1921)
Diptyque méditerranéen, for orchestra (1926)

Janis Ivanovs (1906-1983, Latvia)


Symphony No. 1 “Poem” (1933)
Pictures from Lataglian Landscapes (1935)
Cello Concerto in B minor (1938)
Rainbow, symphonic picture (1939)
Symphony No. 4 “Atlantida” (1941)
Symphony No. 5 (1945)

Joseph Jongen (1873-1953, Belgium)


Suite for viola and orchestra (1915)
Heroic Poem for violin and orchestra (1919)
Symphony concertante for organ & orch. (1927)
Symphonic Piece for piano and orchestra (1928)
Triptych for orchestra (1937)
Three Symphonic Movements (1951)
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987, Russia)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor (1935)
The Comedians, incidental music (1940)
Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor (1949)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major “Youth” (1952)
Symphony No. 4 in C minor (1956)
Cello Concerto No. 2 in C minor (1964)

Albert Ketèlbey (1875-1959, UK)


In a Monastery Garden (1915)
In a Persian Market (1920)
Bells Across the Meadows (1921)
Chal Romano (A Gypsy Overture) (1924)
Sanctuary ot the Heart (1924)
In the Mystic Land of Egypt (1931)

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978, Armenia)


Dance Suite, for orchestra (1933)
Violin Concerto in D minor (1940)
Gayaneh, ballet (1942)
Maskarade, incidental music (1944)
Symphony No. 2 in E minor (1944)
Spartacus, ballet (1968)

Tikhon Khrennikov (1913-2007, Russia)


Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1942)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major (1959)
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major (1964)
Symphony No. 3 in A major (1974)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in C major (1975)
Love for Love, ballet (1976)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957, Austria/USA)


Sinfonietta for large orchestra (1913)
Adventures of Robin Hood, film music (1938)
Kings Row, film music (1942)
Overture “The Constant Nymph” (1943)
Violin Concerto in D major (1945)
Cello Concerto “Deception” (1946)
Edouard Lalo (1823-1892, France)
Violin Concerto in F major (1873)
Symphonie espagnole, for violin & orchestra (1874)
Cello Concerto in D minor (1877)
Norwegian Rhapsody, for orchestra (1879)
Symphony in G minor (1886)
Piano Concerto in F minor (1888)

George Lloyd (1913-1998, UK)


Symphony No. 2 in E minor (1933)
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major (1947)
Symphony No. 6 (1956)
Symphony No. 7 “Proserpine” (1959)
Symphony No. 8 (1961)
Symphony No. 9 (1969)

Albéric Magnard (1865-1914, France)


Symphony No. 2 in E major (1893)
Chant funèbre, for orchestra (1895)
Overture for orchestra (1895)
Symphony No. 3 in B-flat minor (1896)
Hymne à la Justice, for orchestra (1902)
Symphony No. 4 in C-sharp minor (1913)

Joseph Marx (1882-1964, Austria)


Romantic Piano Concerto (1919)
Autumnal Revelries, for orchestra (1921; rev. 1945)
Symphonic Night Music (1922)
“Idyll” concertino on the pastoral fourth (1925)
Nordic Rhapsody, for orchestra (1929)
Piano Concerto No. 2 “Castelli romani” (1930)

Arthur Meulemans (1884-1966, Belgium)


May Night, symphonic poem (1911)
Pliny’s Foutain, three symphonic sketches (1913)
City Park, prelude and scherzo for orchestra (1932)
Symphony No. 2 (1933)
Symphony No. 3 « Dennensymfonie » (1933)
Symphony No. 9 « Droomvuur » (1943)
Alfred Newman (1901-1970, USA)
Wuthering Heights, film music (1939)
How Green Was My Valley, film music (1941)
The Song of Bernadette, film music (1943)
Captain from Castile, concert suite (1947)
How the West Was Won, film music (1962)
The Greatest Story Ever Told, film music (1965)

Alex North (1910-1991, USA)


A Streetcar Named Desire, film music (1951)
Viva Zapata!, film music (1952)
Rhapsody “Four Girls in Town” for piano & orch. (1957)
The Wonderful Country, film music (1959)
The Sound and the Fury, film music (1959)
The Misfists, film music (1961)

Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937, France)


Piano Concerto in C minor (1887)
Scherzo-Caprice for piano and orchestra (1890)
Ramuntcho, incidental music (1910)
Les Cathédrales, prelude for orchestra (1915)
Paysages franciscains, three pieces for orch. (1920)
Cydalise et le Chèvre-pied, ballet in two acts (1923)

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963, France)


Les Biches, ballet in one act (1923)
Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (1932)
Concerto for organ, strings and timpani (1938)
Les Animaux modèles, ballet in one act (1942)
Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor (1950)
Gloria, for soprano, choir and orchestra (1959)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953, Russia)


Symphony No. 1 “Classical” (1917)
The Love for Three Oranges, suite from opera (1919)
Overture on Hebrew Themes (1934)
Romeo and Juliet, ballet suites 1 & 2 (1936)
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major (1944)
Ivan the terrible, film music (1944)
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943, Russia)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor (1891)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (1901)
Symphony No. 2 in E minor (1907)
Isle of the Dead, symphonic poem (1909)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor (1926)
Symphonic Dances (1941)

Ture Rangström (1884-1947, Sweden)


Dithyramb, for orchestra (1909)
Midsummer Piece, for violin and orchestra (1910)
Song of the Sea, symphonic poem (1913)
Symphony No. 1 in C-sharp minor (1914)
Symphony No. 3 “Song under the Stars” (1929)
Symphony No. 4 “Invocatio” with organ (1936)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937, France)


Spanish Rhapsody, for orchestra (1907)
Pavane pour une infante défunte, for orchestra (1910)
Daphnis et Chloé, ballet in three parts, with choir (1912)
Ma Mère l’Oye, ballet in one act (1912)
Piano Concerto in G major (1931)
Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (1932)

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936, Italia)


Fantasia slava, for piano and orchestra (1907)
Fountains of Rome, four pieces for orchestra (1916)
Violin Concerto “Gregoriano” (1921)
Pines of Rome, four pieces for orchestra (1924)
Church Windows, four symphonic impressions (1926)
Botticelli Triptych, for orchestra (1927)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908, Russia)


Sadko, musical picture (1867; rev. 1891)
Symphony No. 2 “Antar” (1868)
Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor (1883)
Capriccio Espagnol, for orchestra (1887)
Great Russian Easter Overture (1888)
Scheherazade, symphonic suite (1888)
Jean Rivier (1896-1987, France)
Symphony No. 1 in D minor (1931)
Symphony No. 3 for strings (1937)
Symphony No. 5 in A minor (1950)
Requiem, for soloists, choir and orchestra (1953)
Symphony No. 7 “The Contrasts” (1961)
Drames, for orchestra (1961)

Albert Roussel (1869-1937, France)


Résurrection, symphonic prelude (1903)
Symphony No. 1 “The Poem of the Forest” (1906)
The Sandman, incidental music (1908)
Evocations, triptych [with choir in the 3rd part] (1912)
Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major (1921)
Symphony No. 3 in G minor (1930)

Miklos Rozsa (1907-1995, Hungary/USA)


The Thief of Bagdad, film music (1940)
Spellbound Concerto, for piano and orchestra (1946)
Ben-Hur, film music (1959)
The Cid, film music (1961)
Piano Concerto (1966)
New England Concerto, for two pianos & orch. (1984)

Ludomir Rozycki (1883-1953, Poland)


Stanczyk, symphonic scherzo (1904)
Anhelli, symphonic poem (1909)
King Cofetua, symphonic poem (1910)
Mona Lisa Gioconda, symphonic prelude (1911)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor (1918)
Violin Concerto (1944)

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921, France)


Intro. and Rondo capriccioso, for violin & orch. (1863)
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor (1872)
Danse macabre, symphonic poem (1874)
Symphony No. 3 “With Organ” (1886)
Piano Concerto No. 5 “The Egyptian” (1896)
La Foi, Three Symphonic Pictures (1909)
Heather Schmidt (b. 1975, Canada)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in one movement (1997)
Cello Concerto (1998)
Prelude for Hamilton, for orchestra (2002)
Light and Shadow, double concerto for viola & horn (2003)
Symphony No. 1 “Manufactured Landscapes” (2005)
Piano Concerto No. 4 “Phoenix Ascending” (2005)

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958, France)


Soirs, suite for orchestra (1896)
The Tragedy of Salomé, symphonic suite (1910)
Antoine and Cleopatra, six symphonic episodes (1920)
Le Petit Elfe Ferme-l’Œil, ballet suite (1923)
Introït, récit et congé, for cello and orchestra (1952)
Symphony No. 2 (1958)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975, Russia)


The New Babylon, music for the silent film (1929)
Hamlet, incidental music (1932)
Symphony No. 5 in D minor (1937)
The Gadfly, ballet suite (1955)
Symphony No. 11 “The Year 1905” (1957)
Symphony No. 12 “The Year 1917” (1961)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957, Finland)


The Swan of Tuonela, from Lemminkäinen Suite (1895)
Finlandia, symphonic poem (1899)
Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1899)
Symphony No. 2 in D major (1902)
Violin Concerto in D minor (1905)
Valse triste [from “Kuolema”, incidental music] (1906)

Lucijan Skerjanc (1900-1973, Slovenia)


Marenka, choreographic symphonic poem (1940)
Eight Pieces for strings (Suite for strings No. 2) (1940)
Symphony No. 5 in F major (1943)
Concertino for piano and strings (1949)
Gazelles, seven orchestral poems (1950)
Five Lyrical Melodies for cello and orchestra (1953)
Adolfs Skulte (1909-2000, Latvia)
Symphony No. 1 in F minor “About Peace” (1954)
Choreographic Poem, for orchestra (1957)
Symphony No. 4 in A major “Youth” (1965)
Symphony No. 5 (1974)
Symphony No. 8 (1985)
Symphony No. 9 (1987)

Vladimir Soukup (1930-2012, Czech Rep.)


Piano Concerto (1961)
Symphony No. 2 “Dramatic” (1962)
Symphony No. 3 “Song of Joy” (1964)
Symphony No. 4 “Sinfonia da camera” (1968)
Cello Concerto (1972)
Violin Concerto (1978)

Michal Spisak (1914-1965, Poland)


Concertino for strings (1942)
Allegro de Voiron, for orchestra (1943; rev. 1957)
Suite for strings (1945)
Piano Concerto (1947)
Divertimento for two pianos and orchestra (1950)
Concerto Giocoso for orchestra (1957)

Max Steiner (1888-1971, Austria/USA)


Gone with the Wind, film music (1939)
Symphonie Moderne [from “Four Wives”] (1939)
All this, and Heaven too, film music suite (1940)
Now, Voyager, suite from the film music (1942)
A Stolen Life, suite from the film music (1946)
Adventures of Don Juan, film music suite (1948)

William Grant Still (1895-1978, USA)


Africa, symphonic poem (1930)
Symphony No. 1 “Afro-America” (1930)
Symphony No. 2 “The Song of a New Race” (1936)
Poem for orchestra (1944)
Archaic Ritual, suite in three movements (1946)
Symphony No. 3 “Sunday Symphony” (1958)
Veselin Stoyanov (1902-1969, Bulgaria)
Bay Ganyo, symphonic suite (1941)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in A minor (1942)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor (1952)
Cello Concerto in A minor (1960)
Symphony No. 1 in B minor (1962)
The Popess Joanna, ballet suites 1 & 2 (1967)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949, Germany)


Death and Transfiguration, tone poem (1889)
Don Juan, tone poem (1889)
Till Eulenspiegel, tone poem (1895)
A Hero’s Life, tone poem (1898)
Dance of the Seven Veils [opera “Salomé”] (1905)
Alpine Symphony (1915)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971, Russia)


Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major (1907)
Chant funèbre, in Memory of Rimsky-Korsakov (1908)
Fantastic Scherzo, for orchestra (1908)
The Firebird, ballet (1910)
Petrushka, ballet (1911)
The Rite of Spring, ballet (1913)

Eugen Suchon (1908-1993, Slovakia)


Sinfonietta in D major (1924)
The Night of the Witches, symphonic poem (1927)
Nocturne for cello and orchestra (1927)
Balladic Suite, for orchestra (1936)
Fantasy and Burlesque, for violin and orchestra (1948)
Metamorphosis, for orchestra (1953)

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893, Russia)


Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture (1869)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor (1875)
Swan Lake, ballet suite (1876)
Serenade for strings (1880)
Violin Concerto in D major (1881)
The Nutcracker, ballet (1892)
Joaquin Turina (1882-1949, Spain)
La Procession Del Rocio, symphonic poem (1913)
Danzas Fantasticas, for orchestra (1919)
Sinfonia Sevillana (1920)
Danzas Gitanas, for orchestra (1930)
Rapsodia sinfonica, for piano and orchestra (1931)
Primavera Sevillana, symphonic suite (1943)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958, UK)


The Lark Ascending, romance for violin & orch. (1914)
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, for orchestra (1914)
Symphony No. 2 “A London Symphony” (1920)
Serenade to Music, for 16 vocal soloists & orch. (1938)
Concerto for oboe and strings (1944)
Symphony No. 7 “Sinfonia Antartica” (1952)

Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978, Bulgaria)


Piano Concerto No. 1 in A minor (1918)
Three Impressions, for orchestra (1920)
A Dream Play, scandinavian suite for orchestra (1924)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (1930)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in B-flat minor (1937)
Symphony No. 1 in D minor (1939)

William Walton (1902-1983, UK)


Symphony No. 1 in B-flat minor (1935)
Violin Concerto (1939)
Scapino, A Comedy Overture (1940)
Spitfire, Prelude and Fugue, for orchestra (1942)
Cello Concerto (1957)
Symphony No. 2 (1960)

Franz Waxman (1906-1967, Germany/USA)


Rebecca, film music (1940)
Carmen-Fantasy, for violin and orchestra (1946)
Tristan & Isolde Fantasy, for violin, piano & orch. (1946)
Rhapsody for piano & orch. [The Paradine Case] (1947)
Sunset Boulevard, suite from the film music (1950)
A Place in the Sun, suite from the film music (1951)
Grace Mary Williams (1906-1977, GB)
Sinfonia concertante for piano and orchestra (1941)
Symphonic Impressions (Symphony n°1) (1943)
Sea Sketches, for strings (1944)
Violin Concerto (1950)
Penillion, symphonic poem in four movements (1955)
Ballads for orchestra (1968)

John Williams (b. 1932, USA)


Jaws I & II, film music (1975 & 1978)
Star Wars, first two trilogies (1977-2005)
Fury, film music (1978)
Superman : the Movie, film music (1978)
Dracula, film music (1979)
E.T., film music (1982)

Ján Zimmer (1926-1993, Slovakia)


Piano Concerto No. 1 (1949)
The Tatra Mountains, 2 symphonic suites (1952 & 1956)
Symphony No. 1 (1955)
Strečno, symphonic poem (1958)
Symphony No. 3 (1959)
Symphony No. 7 (1966)