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Name Your Favored Composer

Chopin
17 (40.5%)
Liszt
4 (9.5%)
Mendelssohn
3 (7.1%)
Schumann
18 (42.9%)

Total Members Voted: 27

Voting closed: September 02, 2008, 06:23:28 AM

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Don

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Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« on: August 28, 2008, 06:23:28 AM »
I picked Schumann, closely followed by Chopin.

karlhenning

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 06:24:35 AM »
Chopin for me, closely followed by Liszt.

(Of the four mentioned, I mean.)

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 06:56:53 AM »
I usually prefer Schu(b)pininoff. But for the sake of this poll, I voted for Chopin.
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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 06:59:45 AM »
I voted for Schumann as a protest vote - knowing Chopin will get more ;D

In reality I probably prefer Beethoven and Scriabin.
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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 07:07:22 AM »
Chopin all the way, man.

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 08:11:03 AM »
I picked Schumann, closely followed by Chopin.
 
  Difficult to choose Don.  As far as I am concerned it's a draw between Chopin and Liszt.  Not for nothing Don but I hear that J.S. Bach  0:) is one hell of a keyboard player and is eagerly played on the piano. I am surprised he isn't  on your list  ??? ??

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Don

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 08:15:04 AM »
None of these make the grade for me i'm afraid.  :-\

You're a hard man to please.

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2008, 08:16:01 AM »
Chopin, followed closely by Schumann. (from these choices)

However, it's actually between Beethoven and Schubert, followed closely by Brahms for me.  :-\

Too bad there wasn't an option for J. Strauss II this time around  ;D

Don

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2008, 08:17:42 AM »
 
  Difficult to choose Don.  As far as I am concerned it's a draw between Chopin and Liszt.  Not for nothing Don but I hear that J.S. Bach  0:) is one hell of a keyboard player and is eagerly played on the piano. I am surprised he isn't  on your list  ??? ??

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I only selected from composers born in the early 1800's.  If all composers for keyboard were selected, I'd go with Bach, then Schumann, then Scriabin.  

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2008, 10:07:18 AM »
Schumann.

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2008, 10:14:09 AM »
Chopin, followed by Schumann by a long margin. Liszt is interesting and obviously important as far as piano literature goes, but too shallow for my tastes. I don't even know what to think of Mendelssohn. The guy could counterfeit genius like no other, and this sometimes led to decent results, but i don't think his piano works are among them.

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2008, 11:11:08 AM »
For that period I prefer Schumann, followed by Chopin and then Fanny Mendelssohn. Otherwise I rate Medtner very highly not forgetting Debussy of course.
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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2008, 11:24:01 AM »
I would have picked Scriabin if he was there, but Liszt will do.
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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2008, 12:28:26 PM »
None of the above! Instead I cast my vote for George Crumb. Failing that, Bela Bartok. Failing THAT, Stephen Scott.

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2008, 12:50:42 PM »
Haydn? Beethoven? Schubert? Grieg? Rachmaninov? Gershwin?

... not that it matters, since Chopin is my favorite anyway  ;D

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2008, 01:43:29 PM »
Beethoven and Bach would have come ahead of all of these IMO
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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2008, 02:29:47 PM »
Beethoven and Bach would have come ahead of all of these IMO

Agreed.  Of the choices in the poll, I chose Schumann, but he would be placed below Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and Brahms.

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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2008, 02:37:54 PM »
Agreed.  Of the choices in the poll, I chose Schumann, but he would be placed below Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and Brahms.
And Debussy.  And Ravel.  And...but that's enough, Schumann over Chopin by a nose. 
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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2008, 04:04:55 PM »
Haydn? Beethoven? Schubert? Grieg? Rachmaninov? Gershwin?


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Re: Your Favorite Composer for the Piano
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2008, 07:12:33 PM »
I don't even know what to think of Mendelssohn. The guy could counterfeit genius like no other, and this sometimes led to decent results, but i don't think his piano works are among them.

That is certainly a talent in itself, don't you think? You can't even counterfeit an intelligent post on the internet, so I think you should respect Mendelssohn's talent for counterfeiting genius (and the fact that he has managed to fool many generations of musicians so far).


Rachmaninov?

Please not that the correct spelling of this composer's name is Rachmaninoff. I think I may have mentioned that here before.