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What are your three favorite Beethoven Symphonies

Sym. 1
4 (2.4%)
Sym. 2
3 (1.8%)
Sym. 3
26 (15.8%)
Sym. 4
18 (10.9%)
Sym. 5
23 (13.9%)
Sym. 6
20 (12.1%)
Sym. 7
30 (18.2%)
Sym. 8
9 (5.5%)
Sym. 9
32 (19.4%)

Total Members Voted: 39

Voting closed: May 18, 2007, 06:17:13 AM

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2007, 12:00:08 PM »
I have been meaning to get some for a while, but I hesistate as I am deaf in one ear, and don't really want the direct sound in my ear - I need to be careful with what I have.

Understood.

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #101 on: May 17, 2007, 02:55:16 PM »
Also, after the 9th thread i'm more suspicious then ever about such 'odd' choices. It's hard to tell which is an honest preference and which is fueled by ulterior motives anymore...

No doubt more feminist conspiricists out to destroy society!!!!!!!!!!1
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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #102 on: May 17, 2007, 04:54:44 PM »
No doubt more feminist conspiricists out to destroy society!!!!!!!!!!1

Old Europe has been dead for half a century. There is no society to destroy, we already live in the dark ages.  ;D

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #103 on: May 17, 2007, 09:40:47 PM »
Fourth, Sixth, Eighth.
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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #104 on: May 18, 2007, 05:29:21 PM »
The voting has closed, and the results are as expected; the 9th is the runaway winner with the 1st and 2nd recognized as trash.  :D

I thank you all for your participation!

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #105 on: May 18, 2007, 06:27:17 PM »
The voting has closed, and the results are as expected; the 9th is the runaway winner with the 1st and 2nd recognized as trash.  :D

Ha!

Don

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #106 on: May 18, 2007, 08:46:14 PM »
Ha!

Is that the only response I get after giving an insightful analysis of the voting results?  This is a tough crowd.

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #107 on: May 19, 2007, 01:13:57 AM »
I would have voted for 8 / 6 / 4 (in that order)

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #108 on: May 19, 2007, 09:01:36 AM »
Awaiting the assault:


These are the "parts" of LvB's Symphonies that I adore:

#1: 1st and 4th Movements
#3,4, and 5:   1st movements in each
#6:  Pretty much the whole damn thing
#9: 1st, 2nd, and 4th (I just can't seem to "get" the 3rd movement...a great cure for insomniac evenings for me!)


Andy's overall Symphonic LvB favorites: the 1st movement of the "Eroica", and the 4th movement of the 9th.

Just being honest. For me, the perfect Symphonies (all the way through) are Mozart's last six;Haydn's nos  96, 102, and 104; Shostakovich nos. 4 and 14; Mahler nos. 4, 5, and 9; Profokiev "Classical", Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique",and Mendelssohn's "Italian".

Beethoven for me was the master of Chamber Music, particularly the Piano Sonatas/Trios and of course the String Quartet.

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2007, 07:04:04 AM »
That's Rob's motivation - to get us to buy more music. ;D

Well, it certainly has worked.  I just went to BRO and found some of Wyn Morris's Beethoven and immediately started salivating.  Now I'll have to wait to hear it. 

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #110 on: May 20, 2007, 07:34:26 AM »
Is that the only response I get after giving an insightful analysis of the voting results?  This is a tough crowd.

:)

Well, as much as I like 1 & 2, how could I have put one of them in ahead of 9, for example. I think the poll starter was unnecessarily mean not letting us have up to 9 choices... :(

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #111 on: May 20, 2007, 07:57:38 AM »
Is that the only response I get after giving an insightful analysis of the voting results?  This is a tough crowd.

The first and second are far from trash.  They are merely overshadowed by the mightier symphonies.  Btw, I picked the general consensus favorites as my favorites, fwiw.  That doesn't make the 3rd, 7th, and 9th the only great symphonies, nor does it make me a prophet. 

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #112 on: May 20, 2007, 08:17:31 AM »
I think the poll starter was unnecessarily mean not letting us have up to 9 choices... :(

Yeah, the poll would be much more meaningful if we could cast 9 (or even 10) votes . . . . . .
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Haffner

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #113 on: May 20, 2007, 08:22:40 AM »
The first and second are far from trash.  They are merely overshadowed by the mightier symphonies.  Btw, I picked the general consensus favorites as my favorites, fwiw.  That doesn't make the 3rd, 7th, and 9th the only great symphonies, nor does it make me a prophet. 




I always thought that the 4th movement of the 1st was one of the best pieces that Mozart never wrote.

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #114 on: May 20, 2007, 02:45:57 PM »
:)

Well, as much as I like 1 & 2, how could I have put one of them in ahead of 9, for example. I think the poll starter was unnecessarily mean not letting us have up to 9 choices... :(

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I always thought that the 4th movement of the 1st was one of the best pieces that Mozart never wrote.

Yup.  Number 1 made my top three cut.
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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #115 on: May 20, 2007, 05:39:51 PM »
Fourth, Sixth, Eighth.

I have seen this pattern before!

...Ten Twelve Fourteen

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #116 on: May 20, 2007, 07:35:47 PM »
If I could have indicated individual movements...

Eroica, Opening Movement
4th, Second Movement
9th, Fourth Movement

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #117 on: May 21, 2007, 03:09:17 AM »
Well, at least the Eighth garnered more votes than than the First and Second together . . . .

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #118 on: May 21, 2007, 03:12:33 AM »
. . . the 9th is the runaway winner . . . .

Esteemed Don, far be it from me to precipitate upon a ceremonial march . . . .

But the Ninth edged the Seventh by only two votes (32 vs. 30);  furthermore, it received votes from only a marginal majority of voters (32 out of 59).  I'm not reading that as a runaway  8)

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #119 on: May 21, 2007, 03:21:09 AM »
I've changed my mind. 4, 6 and 8. That's today's vote.
On the serious side, 1 is the only one I have problems getting to. Inmaturity on my behalf I guess.

Mind you, 3 is outside any competition.
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