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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #220 on: November 02, 2021, 07:38:46 AM »
Always encouraging to see someone who has such a great appreciation for the wide variety of fine music written during the 20th and 21st centuries. The 20th century - well, the first 60 or so years of it, anyway - is my “desert island” period of classical music. Though, I certainly wouldn’t want to be without the music of the Classical and Romantic eras!

I do love it. My entry point to classical music was the same as most people of my generation and social background for whom such music wasn't usual or particularly encouraged ... Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Vivaldi, and later, Bruckner, Schubert, Dvorak, and their ilk. I guess in the same way that lots of people who read poetry are initially introduced to Romantic era poets before finding that others also exist.

Although these were the gateway for me, it's the last century or so where I find almost all my current listening. Same is probably true of preferred poetry, actually, but less exclusively.
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Re: Top 25 Favorite Composers
« Reply #221 on: November 02, 2021, 07:39:27 AM »
Though, I certainly wouldn’t want to be without the music of the Classical and Romantic eras!

Zero risk of that 8)
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