Best Fanfares

  1. Dmitry Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 2, 3rd movement
  2. Dmitry. Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1, 3rd movement
    The concerto has a very melancholic first movement. After the 2nd movement, which is much lighter, maybe even danceable, S. resumes the thought in this movement. The fanfare at the beginning that is considered here sounds rather harsh, only to be again contrasted by the violin part following the fanfare, which is, although dramatic, not so brutal. Interestingly, the fourth movement is even more "personal", as it features the violin solo. The concerto ends then with a "burlesque".
  3. Witold Lutoslawski, Concerto for Orchestra, I. Intrada
    The fanfare is after approximately three minutes into the tune.
  4. Anton Bruckner, Symphony no. 8, 4th movement.
    So popular, there is even a club version of it (google "jazzrausch bruckner 8").
  5. Olivier Messiaen, Turangalîla symphony, Introduction
    Messiaen has a very special sound.
  6. Dmitry Shostakovich, Symphony no. 9, IV. Largo