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Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

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Re: Your Favorite Composer, Ever, Period!
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2018, 12:07:15 AM »
J.S. Bach
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2018, 02:19:08 AM »
Boulez. It took me longer to scroll down to Quick Reply than it took to decide!

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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2018, 03:35:16 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2018, 04:22:25 AM »
Brahms is the first name that comes to mind. But I don't know for sure. And while I always find if interesting to learn the opinion and taste(s) of informed individuals distilled down to favourite/top ten/desert island kinds of lists, I'm not sure if my own favours are so faithful. I mean, Shostakovich (in Russia, travel midwinter bundled in hats and scarves  via a trolley bus to an almost austerity hallmarked concert hall and hear the Shosty 10) busts my chops with both the honesty and absurdity of the human condition. Meanwhile, Debussy does a fine job of reminding me how unequipped I am to understand music beyond  the facile.

tl;dr: probably Brahms.
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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2018, 04:36:28 AM »
Mozart

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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2018, 05:02:59 AM »
Mahler
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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2018, 07:33:42 AM »
First 10 favourite composers, then 25, now just 1? OK then.

My desert-island composer is Tchaikovsky.

Maybe we can come to some sort of consensus between the three threads...

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« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2018, 07:52:25 AM »
Boulez. It took me longer to scroll down to Quick Reply than it took to decide!
Yeah, I think for most of us it takes nanoseconds. Picking a second choice might be hard though!

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« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2018, 08:10:19 AM »
If I had a gun pointed to my head, then Sibelius I suppose.
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« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2018, 08:10:22 AM »
Yeah, I think for most of us it takes nanoseconds. Picking a second choice might be hard though!

For me it was a toss up between Debussy and Brahms.  I chose Debussy, but Brahms is a close second and they alternate on a regular basis.

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« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2018, 09:02:00 AM »
Tchaikovsky, without question.

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« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2018, 09:05:16 AM »
Beethoven,

I'd regret Brahms, Mozart, Bach, Sibelius, Mahler, Debussy, Stravinsky
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Re: Your Favorite Composer, Ever, Period!
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2018, 09:19:01 AM »
Richard Strauss.

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« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2018, 11:44:09 AM »
Richard Strauss.

That was one of my guesses.  My other guess was Glass.
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« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2018, 01:37:59 PM »
Vaughan Williams
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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2018, 03:14:02 PM »
Yeah, I think for most of us it takes nanoseconds. Picking a second choice might be hard though!
Not at all. It’s Wagner.

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« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2018, 03:33:51 PM »
That was one of my guesses.  My other guess was Glass.

Glass is so close! Top 3 for sure, maybe even top 2 if I'm listening to Songs from Liquid Days!

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« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2018, 09:13:18 PM »
Wagner.

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« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2018, 09:34:23 PM »
Schubert would be my first pick but I'd miss Beethoven.

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« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2018, 03:54:53 AM »
Schubert would be my first pick but I'd miss Beethoven.

I hesitated between Schubert and Mozart but eventually the operas, the concertos and the violin sonatas made the difference.
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