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Offline Florestan

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Your Favorite Composer, Ever, Period!
« on: December 19, 2018, 01:45:39 PM »
You're scheduled for immediate deportation on a desert island. As a last favor, you're allowed to take with you the complete works of one single composer. You have 5 minutes to decide --- no second thoughts, no alternate choices allowed. Five minutes for one and only one composer. Name him / her and have a nice lifetime on the island!

My pick: Mozart.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 02:09:32 PM »
Richard Wagner, of course.  :)

Took just something like 15 seconds... ;D
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 02:11:31 PM »
Richard Wagner, of course.  :)

Took just something like 15 seconds... ;D

I saw it coming.  :D
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 02:33:33 PM »
Tchaikovsky, absolute!
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 02:44:40 PM »
Beethoven. My dude.

Easy one, really!

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 02:56:33 PM »
In the present time, it is Bruckner.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 02:56:56 PM »
J S Bach - who would doubt that?
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 03:41:25 PM »
Debussy

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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 04:22:26 PM »
Haydn. ;)

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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2018, 04:27:20 PM »
Haydn. ;)

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2018, 04:28:22 PM »
You're scheduled for immediate deportation on a desert island. As a last favor, you're allowed to take with you the complete works of one single composer. You have 5 minutes to decide --- no second thoughts, no alternate choices allowed. Five minutes for one and only one composer. Name him / her and have a nice lifetime on the island!

My pick: Mozart.

Well definitely Webern then

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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2018, 04:36:33 PM »
Mahler

On my saner moments it would certainly be Bach, but those moments are now few and far between.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2018, 04:36:57 PM »
10 voters, 10 different composers so far!

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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2018, 04:37:52 PM »
In terms of variety, works, affinity, tastes, I would say Dvorak, BUT I wouldn't consider him as my favorite composer ever.

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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2018, 06:12:17 PM »
You are asking me to pick between Bach and Mahler.
Suicide, I guess.

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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2018, 06:40:21 PM »
You are asking me to pick between Bach and Mahler.
Suicide, I guess.
I have the perfect solution for this: bi-polar!
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2018, 06:45:17 PM »
I have the perfect solution for this: bi-polar!

No. Mahler for the mania, but Bach is not exactly depressing.

Multiple Personality Disorder, perhaps?

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Re: Your Favorite Composer, Ever, Period!
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2018, 07:51:31 PM »
You're scheduled for immediate deportation on a desert island. As a last favor, you're allowed to take with you the complete works of one single composer. You have 5 minutes to decide --- no second thoughts, no alternate choices allowed. Five minutes for one and only one composer. Name him / her and have a nice lifetime on the island!

My pick: Mozart.
5 minutes? Don’t be ridiculous. I don’t need 5 seconds. I knew my answer by the end of your first sentence. Bach.
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2018, 07:54:05 PM »
You are asking me to pick between Bach and Mahler.
Suicide, I guess.
Paul Suicide wrote a pretty good violin concerto. Or do you mean Hans Suicide, his cousin?
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