The Worst First!

Started by Cato, December 11, 2007, 11:29:07 AM

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Cato

Yes, in Germany you always eat the Wurst first!   8)

But we are talking about SYMPHONIES now!

Since the forum loves lists and rankings, how about your opinions on the Worst First Symphony by a composer?

Dvorak's Bells of Zlonice?  (Anybody?  Anybody?)

Khachaturian?  (Can you even find a recording of it?)

Copland?   :o

How many people have I just outraged with these suggestions?   0:)
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karlhenning

Quote from: Cato on December 11, 2007, 11:29:07 AM
Since the forum loves lists and rankings, how about your opinions on the Worst First Symphony by a composer?

Elgar

BachQ


71 dB

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Quote from: karlhenning on December 11, 2007, 11:30:57 AM
Elgar

Elgar's first symphony is perhaps the most matured and sophisticated first symphony ever. Elgar was very experienced and skilfull composer at the time he wrote it. In fact I think Elgar's first is the best first symphony ever!

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BachQ

Quote from: 71 dB on December 11, 2007, 11:34:09 AM
Complete BS. Elgar's first symphony is perhaps the most matured and sophisticated first symphony ever. Clearly too sophisticated for you.

We do concede, however, that Elgar 1 generates some fabulous vibrational fields ........

karlhenning

Quote from: Cato on December 11, 2007, 11:29:07 AM
Dvorak's Bells of Zlonice?  (Anybody?  Anybody?)

Khachaturian?  (Can you even find a recording of it?)

Copland?   :o

I need to revisit the Dvoř├ík, but I remember liking it very well;  I don't think it's a serious contender for Worst First.

Never heard the Khachaturian, cannot comment.

The Copland would be the Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, yes?  I've been meaning to investigate that one.

greg

surprisingly, i can't think of a first symphony that's actually bad..... i guess that's cuz i haven't listened to Rachmaninov's or Elgar's 1st yet......

71 dB

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Crossfeeders reduce spatial distortion and make the sound more natural
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greg

i think we have given him some unpleasant vibrational fields.

karlhenning

Quote from: G...R...E...G... on December 11, 2007, 11:42:31 AM
i think we have given him some unpleasant vibrational fields.

He's just not sophisticated enough to handle good vibrational fields, poor sod.

EmpNapoleon

Quote from: EmpNapoleon on December 11, 2007, 11:34:51 AM
Thirded. 

I feel bad.  I know my opinion hardly matters, but perhaps if only two mentioned Elgar's 1st, he wouldn't have gotten that upset.  Come back 71!

karlhenning

Quote from: EmpNapoleon on December 11, 2007, 11:51:55 AM
I feel bad.  I know my opinion hardly matters, but perhaps if only two mentioned Elgar's 1st, he wouldn't have gotten that upset.

Don't fret; he'd flown off the handle before your post appeared.

Gustav

Quote from: Cato on December 11, 2007, 11:29:07 AM
Yes, in Germany you always eat the Wurst first!   8)

But we are talking about SYMPHONIES now!

Since the forum loves lists and rankings, how about your opinions on the Worst First Symphony by a composer?

Dvorak's Bells of Zlonice?  (Anybody?  Anybody?)

How many people have I just outraged with these suggestions?   0:)

:o

Wanderer

I can't think of a truly horrible First Symphony at the moment. I strongly believe, though, that Elgar's First Symphony doesn't belong in this thread.  8)

m_gigena

Quote from: 71 dB on December 11, 2007, 11:34:09 AM
Elgar's first symphony is perhaps the most matured and sophisticated first symphony ever.

Why?

MN Dave


jochanaan

The least satisfactory First I know is Gounod's.  It's pleasant enough--but against such formidable contenders for good Firsts as Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and even Bizet, it's simply not in the running.
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karlhenning

I must say that I remain in entire ignorance of Gounod's First . . . .