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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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Offline Sergeant Rock

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2007, 07:37:05 AM »
10 is my favorite . . . . .

Number? Volume control setting? Female rating?

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2007, 07:38:57 AM »
7, 6 and 4 in that order.

Another vote for the Fourth! Unbelievable. We are now neck and neck with the Sixth and gaining fast on the Fifth. This is turning out to be quite a horse race, folks.

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2007, 07:57:10 AM »
It's either the 1962 Herbert Von Karajan-conducted 3rd Symphony or the incredible performance of the 9th from that same cycle.

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2007, 08:18:37 AM »
Uneasy, 6

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2007, 09:57:14 AM »

Quote from: D Minor on Today at 01:09:56 AM
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10 is my favorite . . . . .

Number? Volume control setting? Female rating?

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Obviously a reference to the Brahm... (whoops!) BRUCKNER First Symphony!!!
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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2007, 10:23:52 AM »
Another vote for the Fourth! Unbelievable. We are now neck and neck with the Sixth and gaining fast on the Fifth. This is turning out to be quite a horse race, folks.

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Since we're apparently about to start a fan club, I'd like to mention the recording that sold it to me:


(CD ACCORD, ACD 021, Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Jan Krenz: Beethoven - 4th, Mozart - G Minor KV550, Bach/Krenz - Polyphonic Suite)

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2007, 11:18:26 AM »
Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth for me.   :)


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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2007, 01:41:07 PM »
Pierre Monteux with the LSO.

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2007, 02:52:10 PM »
4, 7 and 8.

I like all the others too, of course, but of those I am particularly fond.
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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2007, 02:57:33 PM »
Number? Volume control setting? Female rating?

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2007, 03:21:40 PM »
Element . . . . . . (Neon)

Very "Noble" of you.   ;D

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2007, 03:27:49 PM »
Very "Noble" of you.   ;D

Indeed, d minor is a gas... ;D

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #72 on: May 16, 2007, 05:12:39 PM »
Indeed, d minor is a gas... ;D

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #73 on: May 16, 2007, 08:36:46 PM »
9, 6, 7.



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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2007, 05:48:11 AM »
1, 5, 7


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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2007, 06:29:29 AM »
That's odd . . . . . .

Don't forget, some people here revel in being odd. They think it makes them clever, or something.  :-\

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2007, 07:00:22 AM »
Don't forget, some people here revel in being odd. They think it makes them clever, or something.  :-\

An answer like 1, 5, 7, strikes me as perfectly sane...not odd or 'clever'.

But yes, there is such a thing as thinly disguised immaturity passed off as clever. But I admit I don't see it here...



Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2007, 07:08:03 AM »
That's odd . . . . . .

What's odd in my choice?
The fifth and seventh are some of the most popular and performed amongst Beethoven's symphonies (see the percentages?). I do love the first symphony, always considered its andante and menuetto extremely enjoyable.
I don't like the 2nd, cannot stand its larghetto. 3rd and 4th I don't know very much. The 6th I've listened too many times and so on.

All attempts at judging someone else's taste seems so futile to me.. ???
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Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2007, 07:17:05 AM »
Don't forget, some people here revel in being odd. They think it makes them clever, or something.  :-\

And don't forget, being a ministry of the obvious is always more comfortable.