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Glazunov gets my vote. As I've been telling people for years, his music is often beautiful and very well written: their neglects not only astonishing & unfathomable, but also sinful. If you listen to say, his 4th - 8th symphonies, his suite "From the Middle Ages", his Karelian Legends, and some of his piano works (esp. the sonatas), you'll see what I mean.
Bax is another composer that comes to mind, as do Nielsen, believe it or not. But the neglect of Myaskovsky even in Russia is truly a tragedy. His music is solid, his journey long, varied, yet complex, his communication far-reaching yet honest. For the likes of me, I cannot see why he is still obscured. I would like to see Langgaard performed more often (and Atterberg come to think of it). Atterberg's symphonies are masterful & Langgaard's music is very intriguing yet adventurous. I could go on (the Americans esp.), but I'll stop here.
But not without thanking the American Symphony Orchestra for what it's doing in bridging this fashion, politcal, profit ladened gap.
David A. Hollingsworth
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