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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2012, 03:03:11 PM »
I guess that wasn't so hard.  8)

You make it look easy, Dave.

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2012, 03:12:55 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
Dvorak
Respighi
J.S. Bach
Elgar
Schoenberg
Schumann

That Johan Strauss sohn, how did he get there?  :o
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2012, 03:16:03 PM »
That Johan Strauss sohn, how did he get there?  :o

What's the matter? I really love Strauss' works, I was introduced to classical music listening to the Neujahrskonzerte.
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2012, 03:19:54 PM »
Surprisingly light music for a Wagner fan  :)
But I understand when you say it was your introduction to classical music.
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2012, 03:22:29 PM »
Surprisingly light music for a Wagner fan  :)
But I understand when you say it was your introduction to classical music.

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Well, about Strauss Sohn, once Wagner said: "The most musical mind of Europe".
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2012, 03:45:27 PM »
Alkan
Bach
Beethoven
Brahms
Chopin
Dvorak
Gabrieli
Haydn
Lassus
Ligeti
Mozart
Palestrina
Penderecki
Prokofiev
Purcell
Rachmaninoff
Ravel
Rimsky-Korsakov
Saint-Saens
Schubert
Schumann
Shostakovich
Sibelius
Tchaikovsky
Wagner

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2012, 03:57:21 PM »
Vaguely arranged from high to low -

Schumann
Verdi
Schubert
Liszt
Haydn
Bach
Dvořák
Fauré
Holmboe
Medtner
Brahms
Reger
Schnittke
R. Strauss
Wagner
Schoenberg
Chopin
Janáček
Rihm
Vaughan Williams
Puccini
Martinů
Simpson
Langgaard
Bartók

It would be neat to have a single favourite composer but I get cabin fever :(
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2012, 04:02:39 PM »
In alphabetical order, not of preference:

Bach, CPE
Bach, JS
Bartok
Beethoven
Berg
Brahms
Carter
Debussy
di Lasso
Dowland
Dufay
Faure
Gesualdo
Handel
Haydn
Josquin
Marchaut
Mozart
Palestrina
Ravel
Scarlatti, D
Schoenberg
Schubert
Stravinsky
Webern

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2012, 05:11:25 PM »
Hmmmm .......

I'll probably think "no, I wanna change this" right after I hit Post ...

Beethoven
Brahms
Vivaldi
Bach
Mozart
Handel
Haydn
Chopin
Liszt
Bartok
Schubert
Schumann
Shostakovich
Hindemith
Tchaikovsky
Mendelssohn
Schoenberg
Rachmaninoff
Bacewicz
Mahler
Bruckner
Smetana
Dvorak       
Prokofiev
Saint-Saens

....... but that leaves out a whole lotta great and near-great and purty good folks!

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2012, 05:48:47 PM »
01. Haydn
02. Bach
03. Mozart
04. Beethoven
05. Brahms
06. Handel
07. Mahler
08. Shostakovich
09. Bartok
10. Dvorak
11. Mendelssohn
12. Tchaikovsky
13. Vivaldi
14. Penderecki
15. Sibelius
16. Bruckner
17. Martinu
18. Nielsen
19. Stravinsky
20. Schubert
21. Berlioz
22. Wagner
23. Schoenberg
24. Chopin
25. Lutoslawski

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2012, 05:02:41 AM »
 Quote from: Lisztianwagner on March 01, 2012, 06:21:00 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 #31 on: March 02, 2012, 05:03:49 AM »
 Quote from: Lisztianwagner on March 01, 2012, 07:16:03 PM
What's the matter? I really love Strauss' work
s[...]
 
And quite right! : )
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2012, 07:52:16 AM »
In alphabetical order, not of preference:

Bach, CPE
Bach, JS
Bartok
Beethoven
Berg
Brahms
Carter
Debussy
di Lasso
Dowland
Dufay
Faure
Gesualdo
Handel
Haydn
Josquin
Marchaut
Mozart
Palestrina
Ravel
Scarlatti, D
Schoenberg
Schubert
Stravinsky
Webern

Here's the order:


1   Haydn
2   Bach, JS
3   Schoenberg
4   Mozart
5   Beethoven
6   Brahms
7   Schubert
8   Stravinsky
9   Handel
10   Bartok
11   Faure
12   Debussy
13   Ravel
14   Bach, CPE
15   Scarlatti, D
16   di Lasso
17   Dowland
18   Dufay
19   Gesualdo
20   Josquin
21   Marchaut
22   Palestrina
23   Webern
24   Berg
25   Carter

 :)

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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2012, 08:02:31 AM »
My Top 25 Favorite Composers:

1. Shostakovich
2. Vaughan Williams
3. Ravel
4. Bartok
5. Villa-Lobos
6. Koechlin
7. Prokofiev
8. Debussy
9. Stravinsky
10. Berg
11. Szymanowski
12. Sibelius
13. Janacek
14. Bruckner
15. Martinu
16. Revueltas
17. Ginastera
18. Honegger
19. Nielsen
20. Milhaud
21. Myaskovsky
22. Mussorgsky
23. Tchaikovsky
24. Ives
25. Respighi

Numbers 2-5 are in the correct order and won't be changed. Numbers 6-10 are also firmly in place. Numbers 11-25 are interchangeable and aren't in any kind of order.
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2012, 09:27:18 AM »
Quote from: Lisztianwagner on March 01, 2012, 06:21:00 PM
I'm afraid there's something wrong in your list; I can see neither Wagner nor Mahler.....
 >:( ;) ;D
 
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Hmmm ::)

But naturally, no problem Karl! ;)
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2012, 09:34:50 AM »
And anyway, Ilaria: How many others have Liszt in their Top 25, eh? Pazzi! : )
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2012, 09:51:16 AM »
And anyway, Ilaria: How many others have Liszt in their Top 25, eh? Pazzi! : )

 ;D
Yes, this has quite impressed me; it seems that I'm the only one who really loves Liszt, Holst and Johann Strauss so far.
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2012, 10:38:01 AM »
 Quote from: Lisztianwagner on Today at 01:51:16 PM
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Yes, this has quite impressed me; it seems that I'm the only one who really loves Liszt, Holst and Johann Strauss so far.
 
Well, I feel (a little) silly, Ilaria: I posted that, thinking that I included Liszt in my 25!  And I certainly might have.
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2012, 10:50:10 AM »
;D
Yes, this has quite impressed me; it seems that I'm the only one who really loves Liszt, Holst and Johann Strauss so far.

This is probably true. ;) :D
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2012, 11:18:16 AM »
Quote from: Lisztianwagner on Today at 01:51:16 PM
;D
Yes, this has quite impressed me; it seems that I'm the only one who really loves Liszt, Holst and Johann Strauss so far.
 
Well, I feel (a little) silly, Ilaria: I posted that, thinking that I included Liszt in my 25!  And I certainly might have.

At least, nice to hear that you might have included Liszt in your list. :)

I have to correct myself: also Scion7 included Franz Liszt.

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