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Which composer is the most refreshing?
« on: December 02, 2007, 05:32:22 PM »
When you listen to a certain composer, which one seems to have a voice that is very much unrelated to anything else?

I vote for Bartok, often listening to his music it makes me wonder, "now how did he come up with that?"  ???

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 06:48:11 PM »
Bartok is good...

But I'd go with Sibelius. And island if ever there was one.



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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 06:56:35 PM »
Hugo Wolf, any of his works are definitely "unique".

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007, 07:05:32 PM »
Einojuhani Rautavaara or Per Nørgård

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 07:25:55 PM »
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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 07:48:47 PM »
Instead of composer, I would offer a tandem.  Hogwood and AAM.  They may not always be my first choice, but I always find them refreshing.  I would include Consortium Classicum and Emma Kirkby in this conversation as well.
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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007, 01:04:29 AM »
When I saw the thread title, I thought 'Nielsen'. Though obviously Janacek too of course ( ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D) though he isn't particularly refreshing for me personally, as he is pretty much home turf....
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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007, 01:13:55 AM »
I vote for Bartok, often listening to his music it makes me wonder, "now how did he come up with that?"  ???

I agree.  He's most refreshing.

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007, 02:43:23 AM »
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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007, 03:33:40 AM »
Per Nørgård

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2007, 04:36:10 AM »
Nielsen and Sibelius, indeed; hard to choose between them. And also Brahms, for me, believe it or not! :D

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2007, 05:27:11 AM »
Bruckner in particular sounds unique. I've only heard a few pieces that sound remotely similar to his work, and two of those were written well after his death.

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2007, 06:22:47 AM »
And also Brahms, for me, believe it or not! :D

I was going to say Brahms ....... but no one would believe me........  :'(

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2007, 06:33:33 AM »
I was going to say Brahms ....... but no one would believe me........  :'(

Their problem. 0:)

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2007, 06:37:28 AM »
"Which composer is the most refreshing?"

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Actually...

I'm sure it's some modern composer, but I don't know which one.

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2007, 07:24:11 AM »
Well, a number of composers whose work I often find refreshing:

Chopin
Tchaikovsky
Saint-Saëns
Stravinsky
Hindemith
Chávez

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2007, 07:30:13 AM »
Malcolm Arnold.

Serious with a seriously humorous side to him.

greg

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2007, 02:57:18 PM »
Nielsen, Sibelius, Norgard.... runners-up for me  8)
the second runner-up, right before Bartok would be Prokofiev and after him, my list would definetely include Henze, Gorecki, and Glass...

in fact, i'm about to throw on some Gorecki since now that i think about it, that would be most refreshing!  0:)

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2007, 03:00:40 PM »
I find the inward-looking Froberger very refreshing, but I can't handle more than one hour of him at one sitting.

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Re: Which composer is the most refreshing?
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2007, 03:03:09 PM »
Um ... yeah ... all of the above, actually. ;D