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Offline Florestan

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Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:23:26 AM »
Tough, I know, but you don't get one year more, nor less, just fifty.

Mine has to be 1801 -1850, much as I regret leaving aside Haydn and Mozart.

What's yours, if you have any?
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 01:25:52 AM »
1701-1750, for obvious reasons. ;D
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 01:37:56 AM »
I say between 1950 and 2000 roughly   8)

This gives me:

Darmstadt
The late Stravinsky works (including a favorite "Requiem Canticles")
The late Varese works (including a favorite "Deserts")
the rise of most genres of rock
the rise of avantgarde jazz
American/English folk (and folk rock)
three decades of metal
Reggae
electronic/ambient
New age music
two decades of rap
Funk

All of which I love very highly


I'm more than satisfied with those 50 years  ;D
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 01:45:15 AM »
1701-1750, for obvious reasons. ;D

Same here, even if some earlier periods offer strong competition.
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 02:27:03 AM »
1778 to 1828

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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 02:37:55 AM »
Same here, even if some earlier periods offer strong competition.

Same here. ;)
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 02:40:09 AM »
1778 to 1828

Yeah.

From Mozart's KV 310 to Schubert's Winterreise.
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 03:06:31 AM »
If pressed, I'd probably also go with ca. 1780-1830 as it has the highest number of favorite works and composer. With 1830 one even gets early Berlioz, Chopin and Mendelssohn.
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 03:58:24 AM »
Having a very difficult time choosing between 1778-1828, 1890-1940, 1945-1995.

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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 04:00:54 AM »
In my opinion the period from late 18th century to early 19th century is overemphasized in music history.

My favorite 50 years period in classical music must be about 1680-1730.
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 04:17:36 AM »
1775-1824. If the world has to end, Beethoven's 9th symphony is as good a place for it as any, and better than most. :)

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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 04:22:22 AM »
1775-1824. If the world has to end, Beethoven's 9th symphony is as good a place for it as any, and better than most. :)

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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 04:48:16 AM »
Late Romantic, early modern period for me: 1878-2027 1927

That covers Parsifal, Bruckner 1-9 (at least the later versions of the early symphonies), Brahms 3 & 4, Mahler, Dvorak 6-9, Sibelius,Fauré, Magnard, Elgar, Debussy, much of my favorite R.Strauss and Stravinsky, early Second Viennese School, and, of course, Havergal Brian's Gothic.

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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 04:57:43 AM »
Hmmmm. Tough one. I'd either go 1824 to 1874 (Just getting Verdi's Requiem in) or something like 1851-1901 (which would fit in Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Dvorak and later Bruckner). I am leaning with the first, but as I think about it, I'd also get Saint-Saens, Faure and other wonderful composers from that later transition period. I'd also get later Verdi, but I'd miss out on Donizetti and Bellini.

So maybe I'd go with the second period after all. Tough call. If forced to play fair, I guess I'd go with 1852-1901 (but I'd have to look more exactly to see which way is better).

Props to Gurn, Marc and Florestan for not cheating like the rest of us! :)

And Maybe Sarge, who seems to be quite on the edge with his choice (does he have a time machine or what?)! :)
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2017, 05:08:14 AM »

And Maybe Sarge, who seems to be quite on the edge with his choice (does he have a time machine or what?)! :)

 ;D :D ;D  ...didn't notice that brain fart, obviously.

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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2017, 05:12:34 AM »
;D :D ;D  ...didn't notice that brain fart, obviously.

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And here, I took that as an effort to encompass Henningmusick!  0:)
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 05:15:39 AM »
And here, I took that as an effort to encompass Henningmusick!  0:)

I'm sure that was my subliminal intention  8)

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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2017, 05:18:07 AM »
I haven't even lived for fifty years. Not even half that. I wouldn't know what fifty years feels like so it would be hard to make an informed choice anyway. I do like music being created now, and if I am also allowed to say that I like music composed today as well as whatever year was 50 years ago then I'd be glad to update my 50 year choice each year, bumping off one from the past as I add a new one to the present. Also, this period allows me to listen to music however I'd like. And in the age of international travel I could also relatively easily go see some famous orchestras and musicians in their home towns.
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 05:56:18 AM »
1850-1900.
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Re: Your Favorite 50-Year-Period in Music History
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 06:04:36 AM »
1900 - 1950
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