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Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« on: February 14, 2020, 02:30:29 PM »
The one and only composer whose music, no matter how familiar or how new, unfailingly touches and stirs the deepest recesses of your soul...

The one and only composer whose music you feel encapsulates the whole gamut of human experience, from the darkest despair to the most exhilarating joy and everything in between...

The one and only composer whose music you feel to be the most humane, companionable and life-affirming...

One and only one, please!

For me, it's Franz Schubert.
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  --- Victor Hugo

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 02:33:40 PM »
Hector Berlioz

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 02:47:54 PM »
R.W.
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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 02:58:19 PM »
Mahler

(As I stare awkwardly down at my feet, pondering so many others.)

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 03:01:31 PM »
Mahler...staring at my feet too but not so awkwardly...just a bit unsteady...

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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 03:25:05 PM »
Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 05:36:49 PM »
Bach

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 05:40:27 PM »
Mozart

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 05:47:43 PM »
Bach.

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 07:26:10 PM »
Debussy
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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 09:30:08 PM »
Torn between Vaughan Williams and Miaskovsky.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 10:59:41 PM »
Torn between Vaughan Williams and Miaskovsky.

Not torn at all.  ;)
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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 06:31:54 AM »
Using this thread, we can come up with a GMG Favorite Composers list:

Mahler (2)
Bach (2)
Schubert
Berlioz
Wagner
Beethoven
Mozart
Debussy
Vaughan Williams*
Miakovsky*

* Unclear how to treat Vaughan Williams and Miakovsky, since Vandermolen said they were tied. And Christo was not clear which of the two he chose.
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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 06:38:43 AM »
Using this thread, we can come up with a GMG Favorite Composers list:

Mahler (2)
Bach (2)
Schubert
Berlioz
Wagner
Beethoven
Mozart
Debussy
Vaughan Williams*
Miakovsky*

* Unclear to treat Vaughan Williams and Miakovsky, since Vandermolen said they were tied. And Christo was unclear which of the two he chose.

All of those except Debussy and Miakovsky  would come in my top 10.

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2020, 07:08:11 AM »
Very interesting answers, thank you.

I was torn between Schubert and Mozart but eventually Schwammerl won over Wolferl. I guess it's the ultimate expression of my irrepressible romantic taste and inclination.
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  --- Victor Hugo

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2020, 10:30:35 AM »
Vaughan Williams*
* Unclear how to treat Vaughan Williams and Miakovsky, since Vandermolen said they were tied. And Christo was not clear which of the two he chose.

My avatar will never look back into your face again!  ??? :'(
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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2020, 10:32:48 AM »
My avatar will never look back into your face again!  ??? :'(

LOL, I have set my site prefs so that member's avatars don't display.  RVW it is then. 

Mahler (2)
Bach (2)
Schubert
Berlioz
Wagner
Beethoven
Mozart
Debussy
Vaughan Williams
Miakovsky*

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 10:39:17 AM »
LOL, I have set my site prefs so that member's avatars don't display.  RVW it is then. 

Mahler (2)
Bach (2)
Vaughan Williams (1,5)
Schubert
Berlioz
Wagner
Beethoven
Mozart
Debussy
Miakovsky (0,5)

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… music is not only an 'entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.    RVW, 1948

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 10:44:15 AM »
The genius of Bonn: Ludwig van Beethoven.

Yesterday I attended a concert with 3 of his string quartets. Absolutely mindblowing, music of the highest inspiration, sheer mastery. Upon hearing this kind of music live is critically different to hear it on CD. The impression they gave me is priceless.

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Re: Your One and Only Soulmate Composer
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2020, 10:59:55 AM »
The exiled genius of Bonn Mechelen/Malines: Ludwig van Beethoven.
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… music is not only an 'entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.    RVW, 1948