Poll

OK, pick your favorites, in order

1-2-3-4
0 (0%)
1-2-4-3
2 (2.9%)
1-3-2-4
1 (1.5%)
1-3-4-2
1 (1.5%)
1-4-2-3
3 (4.4%)
1-4-3-2
3 (4.4%)
2-1-3-4
2 (2.9%)
2-1-4-3
2 (2.9%)
2-3-1-4
2 (2.9%)
2-3-4-1
3 (4.4%)
2-4-1-3
1 (1.5%)
2-4-3-1
0 (0%)
3-1-2-4
1 (1.5%)
3-1-4-2
2 (2.9%)
3-2-1-4
2 (2.9%)
3-2-4-1
1 (1.5%)
3-4-1-2
2 (2.9%)
3-4-2-1
7 (10.3%)
4-1-2-3
6 (8.8%)
4-1-3-2
5 (7.4%)
4-2-1-3
2 (2.9%)
4-2-3-1
2 (2.9%)
4-3-1-2
7 (10.3%)
4-3-2-1
11 (16.2%)

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Author Topic: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies  (Read 13096 times)

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George

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2007, 06:30:36 AM »
yeah, this was hard. I found I could only add one option at a time, and I had to save after each one. But they're all there now. And the data will be absolutely meaningless, as they are in all good polls. I have a feeling if we graph the results, it will be a flat line.   ;)

Or rather, that will be my final result if I see one more list thread.  :-[

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« Last Edit: June 22, 2007, 06:32:31 AM by George »

Joe Barron

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2007, 06:34:07 AM »
I can easily identify the top 3 ....... But I'm having difficulty with the 4th spot ........

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2007, 07:24:36 AM »
I'd vote, but my preferences change every time I listen to one of them! ;D  So, my final answer: The one I played or heard last.
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mahlertitan

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2007, 09:38:08 AM »
anyone wants to start and put all 362880 combinations on Beethoven's top 9 symphonies thread?

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2007, 09:51:53 AM »
Joe, can you post a similar thread for Mozart of Haydn symphonies?

Maybe you could start with Beethoven, that poll would only have 362,880 choices

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2007, 10:50:27 AM »
yeah, this was hard. I found I could only add one option at a time, and I had to save after each one. But they're all there now.

Joe, you're my hero! :D :D :D

I vote to name this The Perfect GMG Thread!

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2007, 10:51:56 AM »
Ha, after voting I see that my option is not as popular as I expected... At least not yet. ;D

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2007, 11:05:33 PM »
4 3 1 2
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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2007, 11:15:18 PM »
That's it, Novitiate, we're going in the right direction. 8)

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2007, 11:48:06 PM »
That's it, Novitiate, we're going in the right direction. 8)

Cool! Great minds and all that ... ;)

#4 will always be at the top for me 0:). In fact it's right up there with my all time favourite pieces. This was the first Brahms I'd ever heard and I was caught from the get go. This was Kleiber's recording and it still holds top place, although Furtwangler's up there too these days.

#3: I had a single disk with Klemperer's 2 and 3, but unfortunately I never really got on with this one. But then I got Walter's ColSO set. And then his NYPO set. Walter's seem a lot tauter, more exciting.

#1: I'm not sure why, but this one took a long time. I first heard it in performance and it wasn't bad, but not on fire. I just wasn't 'getting' it even after listening to it a fair bit. Then one day I just clicked. I like Furtwangler here.

#2: note that this does not mean I dislike #2, but that I prefer the others more :).
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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2007, 12:00:27 AM »
My top four?

Silly, silly question, ALL FOUR of course!

Q

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2007, 07:45:41 PM »
Not silly for me!  ;D

The four symphonies are as different from each other as possible, so a ranking among them does reflect on my personality.  :) 

My criteria:

Works in major keys preferrable to those in minor keys.
Scherzi with both serene and bucolic moments intermingled.
Expanisve first movements are great.
Blazing, energetic finales are a treat.
Moody slow movements are good but they ought to be somewhat tuneful and not too sedate.

Hence 2 > 3 > 4 = 1
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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2008, 10:22:24 PM »
4321, though 3 and 4 keep changing places.

Interesting.... Why do you like the first the least ?

Mine is 1243.

By the way, the first was Karajan's favorite; he found it the most fascinating and he often programmed it last in concert...

Of course they are all  (wonderfully)  different.
I worship Debussy's gentle revolution  -  Prelude To The Afternoon of A Faun  -  for its mostly carefree mood and its rich variety of exquisite sounds.

ChamberNut

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2008, 05:21:03 AM »
My favorites in order:

1,4,3,2

Hector

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2008, 07:39:13 AM »
4, Piano Concerto 1 and Piano Qt 1 op25 as orchestrated by Schoenberg and the first serenade is quite symphonyish.

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2008, 07:55:08 AM »
My criteria:

Works in major keys preferrable to those in minor keys.


My criteria:

Works in minor keys preferrable to those in major keys.


Ergo: 4/1/3/2


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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2008, 05:52:49 PM »
3421

Symphonien

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2008, 06:09:06 PM »
4-3-1-2. Looks like I'm the 2nd most popular...

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2008, 04:02:34 AM »
We have a most popular GMGer thread?

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Re: Your Top Four Brahms Symphonies
« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2008, 04:37:52 AM »
What happens if there's a tie as between two or more symphonies?