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Offline Florestan

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Re: Your Favorite Composer, Ever, Period!
« Reply #40 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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« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2018, 08:21:19 AM »
Verdi

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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2018, 09:42:37 AM »
Verdi

This was a shock to me.  I thought it would be 100% Bruckner.
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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2018, 10:58:43 AM »
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« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2018, 11:28:02 AM »
This was a shock to me.  I thought it would be 100% Bruckner.

That was my opinion on December 21, 2018 at 11:21:19 am.  ;)

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« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2018, 12:06:31 PM »
That was my opinion on December 21, 2018 at 11:21:19 am.  ;)

Yeah but five minutes after that you were on your way to the desert island, complete works of Verdi as luggage. I said it clearly: no second thoughts, no alternate choices --- one and only one. So you're stuck with Verdi for life, I'm afraid, your opinion on December 27, 2018 at 13:45:09 notwithstanding.  ;D
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« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2018, 02:12:06 PM »
Yeah but five minutes after that you were on your way to the desert island, complete works of Verdi as luggage. I said it clearly: no second thoughts, no alternate choices --- one and only one. So you're stuck with Verdi for life, I'm afraid

Inhuman.
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« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2018, 08:21:28 PM »
I’m perfectly fine with that !  :D

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« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2018, 10:53:54 PM »
Schnittke...  ::)

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« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2018, 11:44:30 PM »
There's only one William Byrd.
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« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2018, 08:16:40 AM »
There's only one William Byrd.
So they Tallis.
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« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2018, 09:21:08 AM »
So they Tallis.

Excellent one.  8)

This thread is silly, but I started it in reaction to such threads as "Your Top X Composers / Symphonies / Concertos / Trombone Sextets / Whatnot" where X is any number between 3 and 25. Actually I fully subscribe to Bartok's dictum that competitions are for horses, not for artists. If I were deported to a desert island, I'd take with me my whole musical and literary library. :laugh:
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« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2018, 09:23:48 AM »
Beethoven.  Less than a second to decide.
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« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2018, 02:48:59 AM »
No one.

I'm assuming I go there with my memory intact.

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« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2018, 01:06:08 PM »
J.S. Bach

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« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2018, 11:41:19 AM »
Verdi

 ??? We can’t be friends anymore, André... :( :P
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« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2018, 12:53:08 PM »
We all have our little secrets. But don’t worry. I have a B list and even a C list.  ;D

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« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2018, 02:38:51 PM »
We all have our little secrets. But don’t worry. I have a B list and even a C list.  ;D
If Andrei allows you a B island or a C island you'll be fine.
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« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2018, 06:19:43 PM »
Verdi

Joe Green should be the name of a football great, NOT of a composer  :P
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« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2018, 07:03:16 PM »
We all have our little secrets. But don’t worry. I have a B list and even a C list.  ;D

Don't we all! ;D In all seriousness, I should give ol' Giuseppe another chance. I actually do really like his epic Te deum from the Quattro pezzi sacri, which I've had the opportunity to perform. I should try to get into his operas, but I must say we listened to a bit of Aida in my music history class at one point and I was soon searching for the nearest emergency exit!  ::) ;D
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