from Modern and Contemporary Classical:
JOHN ADAMS: China gates: short piano piece. / Shaker Loops, for seven strings (or version for string orchestra - I prefer the original) / Common Tones in Simple Time: orchestral one-movement piece, ca 20 minutes. / Harmonium, for large orchestra, chorus / Grand Pianola music: orchestra - with a few female voices as 'sirenes' / Eros Piano - piano and chamber orchestra / Violin Concerto / Century Rolls: Piano and orchestra (emanuel ax, piano) /Slonimsky's earbox / Hallelujah Junction (piano duet) / Road Movies (violin and piano) / Dharma at Big Sur: for otchestra and solo electric violin.
LOUIS ANDRIESSEN: M is for Mozart, (Soprano and Wind band & piano & VBass)
SAMUEL BARBER: Violin Concerto / Piano Concerto / Capricorn Concerto / Knoxville Summer of 1915.
BELA BARTOK: Music for Stringed Instruments, Percussion and Celeste / Bluebeard’s Castle (one-act opera) / Concerto for Piano No.2
ERNST BLOCH: Concerto Grosso No. 1 (string orchestra)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes / Les Illuminations (Soprano and String orchestra)
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings / War Requiem
GAVIN BRYERS: "One last bar, then Joe can sing."
ELLIOTT CARTER: ‘Cello Sonata / Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord / A Symphony of Three Orchestras / A Mirror on Which to Dwell; Soprano and small(er) instrumental ensemble.
AARON COPLAND: Appalachian Spring, (suite) version for 13 instruments / Symphony No. 3.
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: La Mer (Symphony) / Danses Sacres et Profane for Harp and Strings / Nocturnes, for orchestra / String Quartet (he wrote only one)
MORTON FELDMAN: Piano and String Quartet (ca. 70 minutes) / Triadic Memories (piano solo, ca. 70 minutes.) / / Crippled Symmetry (Piano, Celeste, Flutes) / Violin and String Quartet / Madame Press died last week at 90.
MANUEL DE FALLA: Concerto for Harpsichord /
Nights in the Gardens of Spain; orchestra with piano obbligato
LUCAS FOSS: Time Cycle. Song cycle for Soprano and orchestra - premiere recording with Bernstein, NY Phil, Adele Addison, soprano / Orpheus, for Viola or Cello and orchestra.
ALBERTO GINASTERA: Cantata para America Magica; dramatic soprano, percussion orchestra
HENRYK GOREKI: Symphony No.3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" Dawn Ushaw, Soprano, David Zinman, Conductor.
PAUL HINDEMITH: Symphonic suite, 'Mathis de Mahler // Symphonic suite, 'Nobilissme Visione.'
CHARLES IVES: The unanswered question / Symphony No.4
NIKOLAI KORNDORF: Hymn III, on CD 'A new Heaven", and the other Hymn on the recording. Large orchestra, one hymn with voice.
GYORGY KURTAG: many wonderful songs for soprano and chamber ensembles.
DAVID LANG: The Passing Measures (for women's chorus and instruments, the whole piece is in a very ambient style, all soft dynamics.
INGRAM MARSHALL: Fog Tropes
OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Trois petites liturgies sur la presence Divine (orchestra and women’s chorus.
ROBERT MORAN: Requiem. Multiple choirs and orchestras
AVRO PART: fur Elina (piano piece, on you tube) / Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten / Fratres, for orchestra of 'cellos / Tabula Rasa
FRANCIS POULENC: Sextuor (piano and wind quintet)
Aubade, for Piano and 18 instruments.
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (Poulenc and Fevrier; pianists)
Concert Champetre..Harpsichord & Orchestra (Aimee van de Weld; harpsichord.)
Gloria: Chorus, Orchestra, with organ.
Concerto for Organ
SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto Nos. 1 & 3 , Gary Graffman, Pianist. / Piano Concerto No.4 / Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2.
EINUJUHANI RAUTAVAARA: Symphony No. 7 ('Angel of Light) / "Cantus Arcticus" ~ both pieces are on one CD.
MAURICE RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G, Piano Concerto in D, Sampson Francoise, Pianist / String Quartet (he wrote only one) / Le Tombeau de Couperin, for Piano / Violin Sonata / Daphnis and Chloe: (complete ballet, with wordless chorus) Boston Symphony, Charles Munch, conductor / L’Enfant et les sortileges, one-act opera, CD on DGG, Loren Maazel, conductor.
STEVE REICH: Music for Eighteen Musicians / Different Trains / Triple Quartet
TERRY RILEY: In C
JOAQUIN RODRIGO - Concierto de Aranjuez (guitar and orchestra)
MICHAEL TORKE: Proverbs (Cantata, chorus and orchestra).
EDGAR VARESE: Offrandes; soprano and chamber orchestra (surrealist poetry, lyrical and lovely)
ERIK SATIE: Parade. For orchestra – Utah Symphony, Maurice Abravanel, conductor
IGOR STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (complete, not the suite) / Pulcinella (complete, not the suite) // Violin Concerto / Octet for winds / Symphony of Psalms / Sonata for two pianos: Ursula Oppens, (& Paul Jacobs, I think), pianos / Dumbarton Oaks Concerto (for chamber ensemble) / Apollo, for string Orchestra / Violin Concerto / Concerto in D for string orchestra (i.e. Basler concerto) / Von Himmel Hoch Variations (variations on a Chorale tune by Bach.)
Start anywhere, have fun.
best regards, petr b.