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Title: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: milk on November 02, 2017, 03:36:09 AM
I this thought already this existed. Maybe it doesn't. Most of my music collection involves the keyboard and much of it is comprised of solo keyboard works. Who are your favorite 10 composers of solo keyboard works (obviously these composers might have composed other types of works as well)?
At the moment mine are maybe
Bach
Froberger
L Couperin
Debussy
Schumann
Feldman

Maybe Satie, Shoshtakovich, Frescobaldi and Cage

My list changes from time to time. But I'm interested in what people think. I wouldn't mine if people wanted to also give the reason for their choices.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: ritter on November 02, 2017, 03:47:04 AM
I this thought already this existed. Maybe it doesn't. Most of my music collection involves the keyboard and much if it is comprised of solo keyboard works. Who are your favorite 10 composers of solo keyboard works (obviously these composers might have composed other types of works as well)?
At the moment mine are maybe
Bach
Froberger
L Couperin
Debussy
Schumann
Feldman

Maybe Satie, Shoshtakovich, Frescobaldi and Cage

My list changes from time to time. But I'm interested in what people think. I wouldn't mine if people wanted to also give the reason for their choices.
Off the top of my head (in chronological order):

Rameau
Bach
Beethoven
Schubert
Liszt
Albéniz
Busoni
Debussy
Ravel
Boulez

Scarlatti, Mozart, Schoenberg , Enescu et al. could alway appear on the list (substituting--almost--any of the names  above). Omnia mutantur nos et mutamur in illis
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 02, 2017, 03:52:29 AM
A genre I don't listen to often other than the 6 I listed below. But I love the works that these 6 have produced.

Bach
Rameau
Forqueray
Schubert
Satie
Prokofiev
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Cato on November 02, 2017, 03:56:16 AM
I this thought already this existed. Maybe it doesn't. Most of my music collection involves the keyboard and much if it is comprised of solo keyboard works. Who are your favorite 10 composers of solo keyboard works (obviously these composers might have composed other types of works as well)?
At the moment mine are maybe
Bach
Froberger
L Couperin
Debussy
Schumann
Feldman

Maybe Satie, Shoshtakovich, Frescobaldi and Cage

My list changes from time to time. But I'm interested in what people think. I wouldn't mine if people wanted to also give the reason for their choices.

Scriabin - because of the sonatas, occult gateways to another dimension 8)!
Beethoven -    "          "    "     "       , spiritual gateways to the soul  0:) !
Bach - because of everything, but especially everything for organ!
Vierne - because of the six organ symphonies!
Liszt - because of everything, but especially Years of Pilgrimage.
Rameau - because it is so much fun to hear his keyboard works!
Schubert - because of everything, but especially the last sonata!
Ravel - because of everything, but especially Gaspard de la Nuit
Schumann - because of everything, but especially Kinderszenen!
Prokofiev - because of everything, but especially the Toccata Opus 11.
Schoenberg - because of everything, but especially the Fuenf Stuecke, Opus 23!
Rachmaninov - because of everything, but especially the Sonatas and the Etudes Tableaux!

Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Jo498 on November 02, 2017, 04:18:26 AM
Beethoven
JS Bach
Chopin
Schumann
Debussy
Schubert
Brahms
D. Scarlatti
Rameau
Couperin
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on November 02, 2017, 04:37:53 AM
I am not really just a 'keyboard music' fan but I really like the music for those types of instruments by the following composers

Boulez
Ligeti
JS Bach
Sweelinck
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre
Stockhausen
Cage
Wyschnegradsky
Couperin
Messiaen
Schumann
Roslavets
Kapustin
Ustvolskaya
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Turner on November 02, 2017, 04:41:31 AM
Bach
Beethoven
Schubert
Chopin
Schumann

Liszt (for some of the works, that is)
Scriabin
Debussy
Rachmaninov
Feinberg (definitely among them)

( Well, maybe at least ;);
5 other candidates would be Mozart, Ravel, Medtner, Skalkottas, Sorabji )
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: amw on November 02, 2017, 04:59:39 AM
in chronological order:

Louis Couperin
JS Bach
Scarlatti
Beethoven
Schumann
Chopin
Fauré
Medtner
Debussy
Szymanowski
Cage
Kurtág
Xenakis
Ustvolskaya
Murail
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: milk on November 02, 2017, 05:02:58 AM
in chronological order:

Louis Couperin
JS Bach
Scarlatti
Beethoven
Schumann
Chopin
Fauré
Medtner
Debussy
Szymanowski
Cage
Kurtág
Xenakis
Ustvolskaya
Murail
I like these lists with several composers I haven't well explored.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: ritter on November 02, 2017, 05:28:08 AM
...
Stockhausen
...
Couperin
Messiaen
...
These three definitely are also among my "et al."  ;)

...
Liszt (for some of the works, that is)
...
My feeling exactly, but when he's good, he's great (my affinities laying with the late pieces, such as Am grabe Richard Wagner's, La lugubre gondola, R.W. Venezia, In Festo Transfigurationis...).
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: North Star on November 02, 2017, 06:53:57 AM
Bach
Scarlatti
Beethoven
Schubert
Schumann
Chopin
Liszt
Albéniz
Debussy
Ravel
Janáček
Rachmaninov
Medtner
Scriabin
Prokofiev
Mompou
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: ritter on November 02, 2017, 06:56:15 AM
Bach
Scarlatti
Beethoven
Schubert
Schumann
Chopin
Liszt
Albéniz
Debussy
Ravel
Janáček
Rachmaninov
Medtner
Scriabin
Prokofiev
Your arithmetic ability is rivalled only by your taste in music, Karlo!  ;)

Good day to you, my friend.  :)
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: North Star on November 02, 2017, 07:00:21 AM
Your arithmetic ability is rivalled only by your taste in music, Karlo!  ;)

Good day to you, my friend.  :)
Good day, Rafael! I was using the GMG definition of '10'.  0:)
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Mirror Image on November 02, 2017, 07:34:49 AM
I’m not a huge fan of solo piano music but...

(In no particular order):

Rachmaninov
Janáček
Debussy
Ravel
Szymanowski
Scriabin
Mompou
Schumann
Liszt
Satie
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 02, 2017, 07:48:51 AM
J.S. Bach
Haydn
Mozart
Beethoven
Schubert
Chopin
Brahms
Satie
Scriabin
Rachmaninoff
Cage

Edit: I'm the only one who has mentioned Mozart and Haydn?  :o

Sarge
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: amw on November 02, 2017, 07:57:45 AM
Almost exclusively for Territoires de l'oubli, which is honestly a masterpiece on every level, but he has other piano pieces worth hearing.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: North Star on November 02, 2017, 07:58:50 AM
I don't know his solo piano music; but I love his writing in general.  Thanks for listing him; I need to check it out.
Marilyn Nonken's recordings of the complete solo piano Murail are wonderful.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 02, 2017, 08:01:39 AM
Mine would be:
Chopin
Beethoven
Schumann
Medtner (me too!)
Grainger
Godowsky
Liszt
Bortkiewicz
Gottschalk
Galuppi
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Cato on November 02, 2017, 08:06:27 AM
Good day, Rafael! I was using the GMG definition of '10'.  0:)

AMEN!!!  0:) :D  Dude, you are in the club!!!
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: kyjo on November 02, 2017, 08:09:01 AM
I’m not a huge fan of solo piano music but...

(In no particular order):

Rachmaninov
Janáček
Debussy
Ravel
Szymanowski
Scriabin
Mompou
Schumann
Liszt
Satie

This could be exactly my list as well, though I'm not overly familiar with Mompou and Satie. I'd add Brahms as well as Frank Bridge for his stunningly powerful Piano Sonata which is probably my favorite solo piano work at the moment.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Cato on November 02, 2017, 08:09:50 AM
Good day, Rafael! I was using the GMG definition of '10'.  0:)

AMEN!!!  0:) :D  Dude, you are in the club!

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Scriabin - because of the sonatas, occult gateways to another dimension 8)!
Beethoven -    "          "    "     "       , spiritual gateways to the soul  0:) !
Bach - because of everything, but especially everything for organ!
Vierne - because of the six organ symphonies!
Liszt - because of everything, but especially Years of Pilgrimage.
Rameau - because it is so much fun to hear his keyboard works!
Schubert - because of everything, but especially the last sonata!
Ravel - because of everything, but especially Gaspard de la Nuit
Schumann - because of everything, but especially Kinderszenen!
Prokofiev - because of everything, but especially the Toccata Opus 11.
Schoenberg - because of everything, but especially the Fuenf Stuecke, Opus 23!
Rachmaninov - because of everything, but especially the Sonatas and the Etudes Tableaux!

Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Spineur on November 02, 2017, 10:27:37 AM
I cant believe that only Cato and North Star kept Prokofiev

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Prokofiev - because of everything, but especially the Toccata Opus 11.

for his Sonatas, Visions fugitives, Sarcasms, Tale of an old Grandmother, pensées, music for children....
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Jo498 on November 02, 2017, 10:54:12 AM

Edit: I'm the only one who has mentioned Mozart and Haydn?  :o

I had Haydn in my list and replaced him with Domenico Scarlatti before posting. He might have taken the place of another of the last four on my list or the 11th...
tbh I don't care all that much about Mozart's piano solo, except the last sonata and the one in a minor. The others are very good music but not as important or great as a lot of other stuff (by Mozart or others).
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: North Star on November 02, 2017, 11:11:11 AM
I had Haydn in my list and replaced him with Domenico Scarlatti before posting. He might have taken the place of another of the last four on my list or the 11th...
tbh I don't care all that much about Mozart's piano solo, except the last sonata and the one in a minor. The others are very good music but not as important or great as a lot of other stuff (by Mozart or others).
There are some others too like the Rondo in A minor, K. 511, and especially the Adagio in B minor, K. 540 - but overall, Mozart's solo piano works tend to be shadowed by the concertos, chamber music & operas as far as I'm concerned.
I like the dozen Haydn piano sonatas I've heard but not quite enough, I suppose. If there's much more of similar quality as on Dupoy's C. P. E. Bach clavichord disc, he might get on the list..
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 02, 2017, 11:25:47 AM
Semi-chronological...

Scarlatti
Haydn
Mozart
Beethoven
Clementi
Schubert
Schumann
Brahms
Satie
Debussy

That'll work. :)

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Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Brewski on November 02, 2017, 11:39:53 AM
A tough one -- as usual, for those left behind. Oh well. (And some great lists here!)

Debussy
Feldman
Michael Finnissy
Jonathan Harvey
Medtner
Messiaen
Rachmaninoff
Ravel
Rzewski
Scriabin

--Bruce
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Parsifal on November 02, 2017, 11:44:50 AM
Bach
Beethoven
Brahms
Chopin
Debussy
Faure
Ravel
Scriabin
Schubert
Schumann
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Florestan on November 02, 2017, 12:25:00 PM
Leaving aside the obvious big names (of which I am quite surprised nobody has yet mentioned CPE Bach, Bartok, Martinu and Villa-Lobos)

Galuppi
Blasco de Nebra
Clementi
Cimarosa
Thalberg
Tellefsen
Henri Herz
Gottschalk
Grieg
Offenbach
Bizet
Chabrier
Bortkiewicz
Rebikov
Deodat de Severac
John Ireland
York Bowen
Enescu
Ernesto Nazareth
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: milk on November 02, 2017, 02:41:13 PM
Leaving aside the obvious big names (of which I am quite surprised nobody has yet mentioned CPE Bach, Bartok, Martinu and Villa-Lobos)

Galuppi
Blasco de Nebra
Clementi
Cimarosa
Thalberg
Tellefsen
Henri Herz
Gottschalk
Grieg
Offenbach
Bizet
Chabrier
Bortkiewicz
Rebikov
Deodat de Severac
John Ireland
York Bowen
Enescu
Ernesto Nazareth
You inspired me to listen to Villa-lobos today. Lots of stuff here I don’t know about...
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: amw on November 02, 2017, 04:55:53 PM
Michael Finnissy

Knew I was forgetting somebody important!
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: André on November 02, 2017, 05:08:51 PM
I like the lists by Sarge and Gurn. All my favourites are there!


Bach
Bach (CPE)
Scarlatti
Soler
Haydn
Mozart
Clementi
Beethoven
Schubert
CHOPIN
Schumann
Liszt
Ravel
Cage

I wouldn’t put him up there with the immortals, but Leo Ornstein was no slouch either.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Earthed on November 02, 2017, 11:51:08 PM
Quite a timely thread (in terms of some of my recent listening habits) - my choices:

Chopin
Bach
Debussy
Ravel
Beethoven
Schumann
Rachmaninov
Messiaen
Satie
Shostakovich
Title: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on November 03, 2017, 04:49:05 AM
Damn I forgot Michael Finnissy, Salvatore Sciarrino, Chris Dench, Rebecca Saunders and Brian Ferneyhough
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 03, 2017, 05:28:25 AM
I love that you have listed this composer!  His music is delightful and needs to be advocated more.  IN fact, you reminded of a composer that I will include on my list: Scott Joplin.
Gottschalk IS a delight, but I love that he has many facets and a mixture of ideas. I, on the other hand, love Joplin! I played a lot of his works - transposed for saxophone. Some of my best memories of playing are at a summer music camp. When you get a group that can execute just right, well let's just say, my soul wells up when I hear his works. Naturally, the Sting is one of my absolute favorite movies!
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: James on November 03, 2017, 05:36:46 AM
Thinking of individual pieces, consistency, the level of creativity, the artist's voice/imprint .. as I'm doing this. There is some great work that I'm overlooking to come up with composers who wrote great music which happened to utilize a keyboard (percussive) instrument .. be it a piano, harpsichord, organ, (even synthesizer) consistently.

JS Bach (untouchable great to this day, highest level, mind boggling amount of pure music, all of it amazing and gets better and better with age)

After that .. Faure/Debussy/Ravel (A LOT of beauty here, love this whole French school lineage, like a lot of favorite things, when it's 'on' it speaks to me in a big way)

20th century .. Bartok/Stravinsky/2nd Viennese School (some monumental music here, rhythmic/harmonic wonders, often overlooked, powerful creative voices distilled to their essence)

For more modern personal faves .. I'd have to go with Boulez (Sonatas), Stockhausen (Klavierstucke), Ligeti (Etudes), Donatoni (Francoise Variations, just amazing!) .. some mind bending, ear stretching, and challenging music here, some powerfully abstract ... overall well thought out and executed by great talents.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Florestan on November 03, 2017, 05:36:57 AM
Gottschalk IS a delight, but I love that he has many facets and a mixture of ideas.

+ 1

Looks like I must investigate Joplin asap.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Florestan on November 03, 2017, 05:41:33 AM
I knew I forgot a few names: CM von Weber, John Field, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Granados, Albert Roussel, Reynaldo Hahn.  :D

Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: vandermolen on November 03, 2017, 05:43:08 AM
Debussy
Ravel
Bloch
Koechlin
Novak
Szymanowski
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 03, 2017, 05:47:15 AM

+ 1

Looks like I must investigate Joplin asap.

He's know for ragtime. If you haven't seen The Sting, do check it out. Not only is the music excellent, but it's really a great movie.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Cato on November 03, 2017, 06:37:54 AM
Honorable mentions to the radicals of the early decades of the 1900's Leo Ornstein and Sergei Protopopov.


https://www.youtube.com/v/Ii3oEVz1rVg



https://www.youtube.com/v/_jevFEltpUA
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 03, 2017, 07:22:54 AM
I knew I forgot a few names: CM von Weber, John Field, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Granados, Albert Roussel, Reynaldo Hahn.  :D

Yeah, but you are just cheating. I could name every piano writer I enjoy, but they wouldn't ALL qualify for my 10 Favorites. (Don't forget Hummel while you are naming everyone. He wrote at least 6 excellent sonatas... :) )

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Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Florestan on November 03, 2017, 07:51:05 AM
Yeah, but you are just cheating. I could name every piano writer I enjoy, but they wouldn't ALL qualify for my 10 Favorites. (Don't forget Hummel while you are naming everyone. He wrote at least 6 excellent sonatas... :) )

 ;D

You know only too well that any specified number is actually quite variable on GMG...

Seriously now, it is impossible for me to pick only 10. Solo piano music is my favorite genre and it is blessed with a long list of very fine composers. I am not exaggerating: I have at least 30 firm favorites and every new discovery expands the list a little more. 

Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 03, 2017, 08:10:31 AM
Since most composers wrote something for solo piano, I took this thread to mean composers who made it somewhat of a specialty of writing solo piano music.  Similar to songs/lieder, some composers wrote reams of songs while others only a small amount.

Me too.

8)

PS - Florestan: Don't forget Antonio Soler while you're naming everyone. He was the reincarnation of Scarlatti... :)
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Mahlerian on November 03, 2017, 08:19:22 AM
Bach
Mozart
Beethoven
Schumann
Chopin
Debussy
Schoenberg
Messiaen
Takemitsu
Ligeti

Subject to change without notice.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Crudblud on November 03, 2017, 08:42:29 AM
I think it would go a little something like this...

D. Scarlatti
Frescobaldi
Messiaen
Ravel
Ives
Ligeti
Fauré
Nancarrow
F. Couperin
George Crumb

But you know, I actually struggled to think of ten off the top of my head so I had to go a-huntin' through the ol' shelves. The first four at least are definitive if not in order, but beyond that it's a bit of a mess.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Florestan on November 03, 2017, 08:50:00 AM
composers who made it somewhat of a specialty of writing solo piano music. 

Okay then, here is my top 10 list, composers known mainly / exclusively for their solo piano music.

Scarlatti
Clementi
Chopin
Liszt
Thalberg
Tellefsen
Gottschalk
Rachmaninoff
Bortkiewicz
Medtner








Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Daverz on November 03, 2017, 10:04:42 AM
Scarlatti
Bach
Schubert
Haydn
Prokofiev
Debussy
Ravel
Shostakovich
Messiaen
Rzewski
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Spineur on November 03, 2017, 01:06:15 PM
3 pages down this thread and the name of Felix Mendelssohn hasnt been mentionned once.
Besides his 3 sonatas and Fantaisie ecossaise he wrote 7 books of songs without words, his beautiful variation serieuses, preludes & fugues, cappricios.  And his organ sonatas are also pretty unique.



Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 03, 2017, 02:27:26 PM
Okay then, here is my top 10 list, composers known mainly / exclusively for their solo piano music.

Scarlatti
Clementi
Chopin
Liszt
Thalberg
Tellefsen
Gottschalk
Rachmaninoff
Bortkiewicz
Medtner


Nice. Only 2 in common with me (Scarlatti & Clementi), but that gives some variety, dunnit?  :D

It really was kinda hard, I agree.  ;)

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Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 03, 2017, 02:28:50 PM
3 pages down this thread and the name of Felix Mendelssohn hasnt been mentionned once.
Besides his 3 sonatas and Fantaisie ecossaise he wrote 7 books of songs without words, his beautiful variation serieuses, preludes & fugues, cappricios.  And his organ sonatas are also pretty unique.

I can second that. He was the one on the cut line for me. :-\

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Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: milk on November 03, 2017, 04:32:11 PM
;D

You know only too well that any specified number is actually quite variable on GMG...

Seriously now, it is impossible for me to pick only 10. Solo piano music is my favorite genre and it is blessed with a long list of very fine composers. I am not exaggerating: I have at least 30 firm favorites and every new discovery expands the list a little more.
I should have said "top 20"; top 10 is a bit boring for an area encompassing so much music. And many names are predictable in such a short list. But is it too late to change the subject?
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 03, 2017, 05:10:48 PM
I should have said "top 20"; top 10 is a bit boring for an area encompassing so much music. And the many names are predictable in a short list. But is it too late to change the subject?

Not at all: no rules, just right.... ;)

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Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: André on November 03, 2017, 05:26:03 PM
Well, instead of expanding to 20, I’d be tempted to narrow down to just 4:

C.P.E. Bach
Mozart
Clementi
Chopin
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Gurn Blanston on November 03, 2017, 06:56:47 PM
Well, instead of expanding to 20, I’d be tempted to narrow down to just 4:

C.P.E. Bach
Mozart
Clementi
Chopin

Keep Chopin and give me Scarlatti and I think we can work out a deal... :)

8)
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: André on November 03, 2017, 07:29:51 PM
Could have added Scarlatti  ::) So that’s 5, not 4. Yes, 5 is a good number, I’ll keep it that way.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: milk on November 03, 2017, 11:04:04 PM
3 pages down this thread and the name of Felix Mendelssohn hasnt been mentionned once.
Besides his 3 sonatas and Fantaisie ecossaise he wrote 7 books of songs without words, his beautiful variation serieuses, preludes & fugues, cappricios.  And his organ sonatas are also pretty unique.
I love the Songs Without Words.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: springrite on November 03, 2017, 11:34:32 PM
Bach
Medtner
Liszt
Busoni
Alkan
Beethoven
Sorabji
Schubert
Schumann
Rzewski
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Wanderer on November 04, 2017, 02:40:24 AM
Bach
Mozart
Beethoven
Brahms
Schubert
Schumann
Alkan
Medtner
Ravel
Debussy
Liszt
Scriabin
Skalkottas
Chopin
Janáček

Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: The One on December 11, 2017, 03:37:42 AM
- Bach
- Beethoven
- Chopin
- Schumann
- Schubert
- Hummel
- Field
- Scarlatti D.
- Handel
- Satie
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: some guy on December 14, 2017, 04:19:03 AM
Walter Marchetti
John Cage
Sergei Prokofiev
Bartók Béla
Andrea Neumann
Frederic Rzewski
Leoš Janáček
Franz Schubert
Johannes Brahms
Ross Bolleter
Tom Johnson (because of that whole "how GMG counts to ten" thing)
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: SymphonicAddict on December 14, 2017, 11:57:28 AM
Beethoven
Liszt
Chopin
Debussy
Bach
Schubert
Prokofiev
Bartók
Rachmaninov
Schumann
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: DaveF on December 15, 2017, 06:42:03 AM
OK, this has gone on quite long enough:

Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
er... Messiaen (who let him in?)
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: North Star on December 15, 2017, 06:44:03 AM
OK, this has gone on quite long enough:

Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
er... Messiaen (who let him in?)

https://www.youtube.com/v/aPrtFxd9u9Y
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: milk on December 15, 2017, 06:52:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/aPrtFxd9u9Y
:laugh:
Word! Um...Yeah...Byrd is pretty great.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: Mahlerian on December 15, 2017, 07:20:31 AM
OK, this has gone on quite long enough:

Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
Byrd
er... Messiaen (who let him in?)

You caught him Byrd-watching.
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 15, 2017, 07:41:12 AM
Hm, I perceive that I have not, erm, voted. Lessee . . . .

F. Couperin
D. Scarlatti
JSB
Chopin
Liszt
Rakhmaninov
Debussy

Mompou
Prokofiev
Monk
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: DaveF on December 15, 2017, 01:37:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/aPrtFxd9u9Y

 :laugh: Brilliant, thank you.  I'm looking through my Catalogue d'Oiseaux to try to identify the bird - it is the Subalpine Weasel-Strangler, isn't it?
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: ahinton on December 15, 2017, 01:51:26 PM
OK, so ten it is (hard as that is):

Byrd
Bach
Chopin
Liszt
Alkan
Scriabin
Godowsky
Rachmaninoff
Medtner
Sorabji

Ouch! That hurt, leaving out so many!
Title: Re: your favorite 10 composers for solo keyboard
Post by: kishnevi on December 15, 2017, 04:41:17 PM
Beethoven
Chopin
Liszt
Alkan
Schumann
Rachmaninov
JS Bach
Medtner
Satie
Scriabin