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Offline vandermolen

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Favourite composer names.
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:50:03 PM »
I don't mean favourite composer but favourite composer names, a stupid idea, I agree, but here are mine (three allowed):

Glazunov

Ippolitov-Ivanov

Miaskovsky (spelt that way)

Maybe I have a thing for Russian names?
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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 12:49:22 AM »
Yesterday I found out Franck's full name - César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck - Blimey!

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 02:32:48 AM »
Yesterday I found out Franck's full name - César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck - Blimey!

Excellent!
Thanks
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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 02:38:43 AM »
I like the French composer names: Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Clérambault, Rameau, Charpentier, Couperin,...

Camille Saint-Saëns is maybe my all time favorite name of a classical music composer.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 03:04:29 AM »
I like the French composer names: Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Clérambault, Rameau, Charpentier, Couperin,...

Camille Saint-Saëns is maybe my all time favorite name of a classical music composer.

Excellent! I like Saint-Saens as a name, as well as his Organ Symphony!
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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 12:48:35 AM »
Silly me. I should have included Lyatoshinsky (Lyatoshynsky), Balanchivadze and Philip Spratley as well.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2018, 11:25:28 AM »
David Diamond for me, the alliteration, plus the fact that in Cockney and Australian slang a 'diamond' is someone who is a bit of a spiv, but kind of likeable at the same time.

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 11:39:31 AM »
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Easiest name to roll off the tounge... Arvo Pärt

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2018, 12:04:30 PM »
Grimace
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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2018, 12:56:47 PM »
Langgaard automatically comes to my mind  :D

Janacek, Hausegger, Herzogenberg, Weingartner, Bantock, Hindemith, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Scharwenka, Fitzenhagen, Chaminade, Diepenbrock, Stravinsky also appeal to me.

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2018, 01:27:54 PM »
Grimace

Yeah, Grimace is good. I also like Moondog, and Clemens non Papa ("Clement, but not the Pope of that name").

Also Xenakis, because it starts with an X.

I also like the fact that the names Mozart and Beethoven are so rare that I can't think of anyone else with that name. There's a story about Franz Schmidt being advised to change his name by a teacher, because it was "too ordinary" to make him stand out as a composer.
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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2018, 02:30:04 PM »
David Diamond for me, the alliteration, plus the fact that in Cockney and Australian slang a 'diamond' is someone who is a bit of a spiv, but kind of likeable at the same time.

Very nice. Thanks. One of my favourite composers.
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2018, 03:22:03 PM »
Clemens non Papa ("Clement, but not the Pope of that name")

Cool did not know that

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2018, 04:01:31 PM »
Havergal Brian, of course  8)


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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2018, 10:25:13 PM »
Yesterday I found out Franck's full name - César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck - Blimey!
Why did he drop the Blimey?    ;D

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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2018, 12:09:38 AM »
Why did he drop the Blimey?    ;D

Probably thought it too much or possibly it is just common usage, like Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is usually known as Felix Mendelssohn

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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2018, 12:12:34 AM »
Probably thought it too much or possibly it is just common usage, like Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is usually known as Felix Mendelssohn

I can't tell if you're being serious or sarcastic... :-\

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2018, 01:39:02 AM »
I can't tell if you're being serious or sarcastic... :-\

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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2018, 01:46:16 AM »
Havergal Brian, of course  8)


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A friend of mine called Brian Williams, on my introducing him to the music of Havergal Brian, said that he wanted to change his name to 'Williams Brian'.
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Re: Favourite composer names.
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2018, 01:48:38 AM »
Yes, I like Langgaard and Granville Bantock as well.

How could I forget Klaus Egge?  :o

Thanks for all the replies, all read with much interest. I thought this thread would sink without trace (not unusual for me 8))
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