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Autumn Leaves

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2017, 02:45:34 AM »
If you like Puccini and Wagner....maybe Schreker can be next to add to your list? ;D

Defintely! ;D

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2017, 02:50:30 AM »
Any composer who has written even one single opera, counts.

Alright, sorry I should have read the opening post (I will retract my earlier statement..).
New list:

Bizet
Leoncavallo
Mascagni
Mozart
Puccini
Ravel
(R) Strauss
Tchaikovsky
Verdi
Wagner


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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2017, 07:30:22 AM »
Berlioz
Prokofiev
Handel
Strauss
Martinu (hardly anybody knows this side of Martinu, beyond, perhaps, Julietta).
Mozart
Wagner
Britten
Janacek
Rimsky-Korsakov

My stowaway: Berg

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2017, 08:11:52 AM »
My two cents worth:

Monteverdi
Rameau
Gluck
Mozart
Berlioz
Wagner
Debussy
R. Strauss
Berg
Dallapiccola


That's my top 10 (right now). Runner-ups (another 16  ::) ):

Lully
Beethoven
Rossini
Spontini
Mussorgsky
Chabrier
Schoenberg
Prokofiev
Křenek
Ravel
Bartók
Enescu
Ginastera
Eötvös
Birtwistle
C. Halffter


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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2017, 12:54:45 AM »
Janacek has been a glaring omission from my lists, one which I ought to fix. After seeing The Cunning Little Vixen with friends I think I might explore some of his other ones.

Where should I go next?

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2017, 11:59:26 PM »
Janacek has been a glaring omission from my lists, one which I ought to fix. After seeing The Cunning Little Vixen with friends I think I might explore some of his other ones.

Where should I go next?
Makropulos Case, From the House of the Dead, Excursions of Mr. Broucek, Kát'a Kabanová. Read the synopses and pick the one you fancy most at the moment.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2017, 01:18:18 AM »
Makropulos Case, From the House of the Dead, Excursions of Mr. Broucek, Kát'a Kabanová. Read the synopses and pick the one you fancy most at the moment.
Shall do. Thank you for the suggestions. :)

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2017, 07:24:06 AM »
Ashley
Berg
Birtwistle
Monteverdi
Mozart
Rautavaara
Reimann
Sciarrino
Stockhausen
Wagner

Or something like that, I guess. Furrer, Neuwirth, Rameau, and so on make for some tough exclusions.

ComposerOfAvantGarde

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #48 on: June 29, 2017, 11:49:02 AM »
Wtf I love Birtwistle operas yet never included him on my lists?????


Nathanb who is Ashley and what do you recommend? :)

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2017, 02:46:55 PM »
Wtf I love Birtwistle operas yet never included him on my lists?????


Nathanb who is Ashley and what do you recommend? :)

You've gone all this way and never heard of Robert Ashley?

ComposerOfAvantGarde

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2017, 05:28:50 PM »
You've gone all this way and never heard of Robert Ashley?

All what way? I'm still fairly new to music. I don't have as many years experience of understanding as other people on this forum, which is why I'm here! :)

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2017, 05:31:03 PM »
Okay I just checked Wikipedia and it says he is American. I don't know many American composers, so that's probably why. It seems as if his operas would really be interesting to me. Thanks for bringing him up!

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #52 on: June 29, 2017, 06:41:55 PM »
All what way? I'm still fairly new to music. I don't have as many years experience of understanding as other people on this forum, which is why I'm here! :)

Well, I think you were already on TalkClassical when I was just starting to obsess over Beethoven for the first time, just sayin' ;)

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #53 on: June 29, 2017, 07:08:35 PM »
Well, I think you were already on TalkClassical when I was just starting to obsess over Beethoven for the first time, just sayin' ;)
Hah yep fair enough. I find it particularly difficult to discover American composers; from my perspective as an outsider it's difficult to see as diverse a representation of styles in the relatively more avant-garde movements as one can see quite easily in the music that has come out of Europe. It might just be some kind of bias I have towards certain styles, though.

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Opera Composers
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2018, 05:33:10 PM »
Monteverdi
Rameau
Mozart
Berlioz
Wagner
Mussorgsky
Janacek
Berg
Schoenberg
Sciarrino

 

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