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Offline Winky Willy

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Top 25 Favorite Composers
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:52:34 PM »
Okay, how about we don't be so narrow and focus on just one composer! Let's have everybody's top 25!

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 01:54:32 PM »
Who's going to compile the results? ; )
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 01:55:56 PM »
Okay, how about we don't be so narrow and focus on just one composer!

Actually, just the opposite of being narrow.  You had every composer of music ever on Planet Earth to choose from.

However, a top 25 is also fine.

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 01:56:40 PM »
Who's going to compile the results? ; )

You. 8)

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 01:59:29 PM »
1.   Beethoven
2.   Someone other than Beethoven
3.   Someone other than Beethoven
4.   Someone other than Beethoven
5.   Someone other than Beethoven
6.   Someone other than Beethoven
7.   Someone other than Beethoven
8.   Someone other than Beethoven
9.   Someone other than Beethoven
10.   Someone other than Beethoven
11.   Someone other than Beethoven
12.   Someone other than Beethoven
13.   Someone other than Beethoven
14.   Someone other than Beethoven
15.   Someone other than Beethoven
16.   Someone other than Beethoven
17.   Someone other than Beethoven
18.   Someone other than Beethoven
19.   Someone other than Beethoven
20.   Someone other than Beethoven
21.   Someone other than Beethoven
22.   Someone other than Beethoven
23.   Someone other than Beethoven
24.   Someone other than Beethoven
25.   Someone other than Beethoven
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 02:00:10 PM »
I'm not being mean Bulldog! I just want to hear lots more names!
Todd, thank you for not doing that. :^p

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 02:04:28 PM »
 Quote from: Bulldog on Today at 05:56:40 PM
You. 8)
 
If elected, I refuse to serve . . . .

Thread duty (not in any strict order):

Stravinsky
Tchaikovsky
Shostakovich
Chopin
Prokofiev
Sibelius
Nielsen
Mozart
Rakhmaninov
JS Bach
Bartók
Haydn
Hindemith
Berlioz
Victoria
Brahms
D Scarlatti
Beethoven
Debussy
Ravel
Schoenberg
Buxtehude
F Couperin
Vaughan Williams
Tallis
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 02:04:47 PM »
Okay Karl, start your book-keeping engines:


1.   J S Bach
2.   Scriabin
3.   Shostakovich
4.   Schumann
5.   Chopin
6.   Mahler
7.   Weinberg
8.   Myaskovsky
9.   Handel
10. Dvorak
11. Stravinsky
12. Bloch
13. Martin
14. Schubert
15. Wagner
16. Bruckner
17. Buxtehude
18. Froberger
19. Beethoven
20. Berlioz
21. Prokofiev
22. Janacek
23. Ravel
24. Debussy
25. Sibelius

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 02:08:15 PM »
Well, and now I almost rue missing Dvořák & Janáček from my list . . . but I stand by my 25.

Okay Karl, start your book-keeping engines:


1.   J S Bach
2.   Scriabin
3.   Shostakovich
4.   Schumann
5.   Chopin
6.   Mahler
7.   Weinberg
8.   Myaskovsky
9.   Handel
10. Dvorak
11. Stravinsky
12. Bloch
13. Martin
14. Schubert
15. Wagner
16. Bruckner
17. Buxtehude
18. Froberger
19. Beethoven
20. Berlioz
21. Prokofiev
22. Janacek
23. Ravel
24. Debussy
25. Sibelius

Don, you've got me all wrong . . . I am not a bean-counter! : )
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 02:14:16 PM »
1.   Beethoven
2.   Someone other than Beethoven
3.   Someone other than Beethoven
4.   Someone other than Beethoven
5.   Someone other than Beethoven
6.   Someone other than Beethoven
7.   Someone other than Beethoven
8.   Someone other than Beethoven
9.   Someone other than Beethoven
10.   Someone other than Beethoven
11.   Someone other than Beethoven
12.   Someone other than Beethoven
13.   Someone other than Beethoven
14.   Someone other than Beethoven
15.   Someone other than Beethoven
16.   Someone other than Beethoven
17.   Someone other than Beethoven
18.   Someone other than Beethoven
19.   Someone other than Beethoven
20.   Someone other than Beethoven
21.   Someone other than Beethoven
22.   Someone other than Beethoven
23.   Someone other than Beethoven
24.   Someone other than Beethoven
25.   Someone other than Beethoven

 ;D

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 02:15:14 PM »
Well, and now I almost rue missing Dvořák & Janáček from my list . . . but I stand by my 25.

I forgot all about Mozart, even after lamenting his lack of votes for no. 1.  Guess that Mozart is easy to forget as his silky music just flows into the atmosphere.

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 02:15:52 PM »
25 is actually harder than picking 5.

Wagner
Mahler
Bruckner
Haydn
Beethoven
Mozart
Sibelius
Bach
Havergal Brian
Vaughan Williams
Elgar
Richard Strauss
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Nielsen
Rachmaninoff
Schubert
Brahms
Dvorak
Franz Schmidt
Schoenberg
Hindemith
Ives
Arnold
Lloyd
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 02:21:00 PM »
Stravinsky
Tchaikovsky
Shostakovich
Chopin
Prokofiev
Sibelius
Nielsen
Mozart
Rakhmaninov
JS Bach
Bartók
Haydn
Hindemith
Berlioz
Victoria
Brahms
D Scarlatti
Beethoven
Debussy
Ravel
Schoenberg
Buxtehude
F Couperin
Vaughan Williams
Tallis

I'm afraid there's something wrong in your list; I can see neither Wagner nor Mahler.....
 >:( ;) ;D
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 02:31:01 PM »
I can't do this.  ;D

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 02:34:04 PM »
I'm afraid there's something wrong in your list; I can see neither Wagner nor Mahler.....
 >:( ;) ;D
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2012, 02:37:41 PM »
Mahler
R.Strauss
Elgar
Ravel
Debussy
Tchaikovsky
Chopin
Vaughan Williams
Brahms
John Adams
Bernstein
Rachmaninov
Glazunov
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Nielsen
Beethoven
Bruckner
Schumann
Simpson
Dvorak
J.S Bach
Respighi
Novak
Bortkiewicz

Hard list to come up with... and of course not in any particular order, except perhaps from the first four who have remained my top 4 favourites for a long time now! :)
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2012, 02:40:24 PM »
1. Bach
2. Bartók
3. Beethoven
4. Brahms
5. Chopin
6. Couperin
7. Debussy
8. Dvorak
9. Haydn
10. Janacek
11. Liszt
12. Mahler
13. Mendelssohn
14. Mozart
15. Prokofiev
16. Rakhmaninov
17. Ravel
18. Saint-Saens
19. Schubert
20. Schumann
21. Schönberg
22. Sibelius
23. Stravinsky
24. Tsaikovski
25. Vivaldi

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2012, 02:52:52 PM »
Mine could be:

Wagner
Beethoven
Liszt
Mahler
Rachmaninov
J. Strauss Sohn
Mozart
Tchaikovsky
R. Strauss
Shostakovich
Brahms
Holst
Sibelius
Chopin
Bruckner
Nielsen
Ravel
Debussy
Prokofiev
Dvořák
Respighi
J.S. Bach
Elgar
Schönberg
Schumann

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2012, 02:53:18 PM »
Okay, let's try, my top 25:

1 Handel
2 Mozart
3 Tchaikovsky
4 Haydn
5 Puccini
6 Sibelius
7 Verdi
8 Dvorak
9 Brahms
10 Janacek
11 Mussorgsky
12 Rameau
13 Rossini
14 Mahler
15 Beethoven
16 Britten
17 Schubert
18 Wagner
19 Schumann
20 Bruckner
21 Bach
22 Strauss (R)
23 Monteverdi
24 Prokofiev
25 Bellini

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2012, 02:54:57 PM »
Beethoven
Chopin
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Bach
Beethoven

I guess that wasn't so hard.  8)