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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2020, 11:25:20 AM »
How about this

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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #61 on: October 14, 2020, 11:29:21 AM »
Good examples....and Verdi is another composer who one would hardly call “joyful”.
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2020, 04:25:30 PM »
It's true that everyone has his/her own definition of joyful.

Just imagine the answer to this Most Joyful Composers question from a masochist...  :P
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #63 on: October 14, 2020, 04:28:54 PM »
It's true that everyone has his/her own definition of joyful.

Just imagine the answer to this Most Joyful Composers question from a masochist...  :P
Ha!! Did I ever mention the guy I knew in college who told us that Le sacre du printemps sounded like his ideal sex? I've never been able to listen to the piece without wondering if he ever succeeded in achieving his goal...

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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2020, 04:55:24 PM »
Ha!! Did I ever mention the guy I knew in college who told us that Le sacre du printemps sounded like his ideal sex? I've never been able to listen to the piece without wondering if he ever succeeded in achieving his goal...
Are you sure that wasn't me???
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2020, 12:04:37 AM »
But what really gives an artist joy is making art.
I would also say that any piece that's well done (or that engages a listener or two) is a cause for joy, a cause of joy, no matter what the subject. I can think of dozens, hundreds, of pieces that have grim or tragic or sad subjects that are a joy, a delight to listen to.

As Auden said in his Composer sonnet:

You, alone, alone, O imaginary song,
Are unable to say an existence is wrong
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2020, 08:27:41 AM »
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2020, 09:56:12 AM »
Fie on me for losing sight of Nielsen
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2020, 10:09:51 AM »
Just imagine the answer to this Most Joyful Composers question from a masochist...  :P
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2020, 05:45:04 PM »
Bernd Alois Zimmermann;D
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #70 on: October 19, 2020, 02:24:03 AM »
Fie on me for losing sight of Nielsen

Fie on me also!

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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2021, 09:46:17 AM »
Myaskovsky
Tchaikovsky
Smetana
Schumann
Mahler

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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2021, 10:49:32 AM »
Which Mahler strikes you as particularly joyful? There might be a handful of pieces (e.g. finali of symphonies 5 and 7) but overall it is not an adjective that comes to mind first when I think of this composer.
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2021, 12:22:43 PM »
Which Mahler strikes you as particularly joyful? There might be a handful of pieces (e.g. finali of symphonies 5 and 7) but overall it is not an adjective that comes to mind first when I think of this composer.

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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2021, 08:33:18 PM »
Hmmm...my ‘Top 5 Most Joyful Composers’?

In no particular order:

Dvořák
Martinů
Milhaud
Villa-Lobos
Bernstein
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #75 on: January 07, 2021, 06:26:28 AM »
Byrd
Lully
Purcell
Vivaldi
Mozart
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Re: The Top 10 Most Joyful Composers
« Reply #76 on: January 07, 2021, 04:42:13 PM »
Now I'm gonna be more rigurous in my decisions. But OK, here it goes:

Dvorák (I mean, this is unmissable!)
Haydn
Martinu
Nielsen
Prokofiev (yes, this was tough to add into!)

I think some honorable mentions must be taken into account:

Respighi, Mozart, Atterberg, Langgaard (I mean, exhilarating!!), and Braga Santos.
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