Poll

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

Author Topic: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies  (Read 17911 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Mozart

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2007, 07:18:57 AM »
Mine are 7 6 4 in that order.

Offline Josquin des Prez

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3655
  • Lyric Suite, Opus131
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #81 on: May 17, 2007, 07:23:12 AM »
What's odd in my choice?
.
.
.
.
.
I do love the first symphony

That is what's wrong with it.  ;D

karlhenning

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2007, 07:38:56 AM »
The First is eminently likeable.

That said, I find it hard to imagine preferring it to, well, a number of the other symphonies.

Having said that, though, if someone else finds that he does prefer it, well, how should enyone gainsay him?

Offline Josquin des Prez

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3655
  • Lyric Suite, Opus131
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #83 on: May 17, 2007, 07:44:04 AM »
well, how should enyone gainsay him?

Because we can?

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...

Scriptavolant

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2007, 08:30:57 AM »
It's hard to tell which is an honest preference and which is fueled by ulterior motives anymore...

So that gives you some homework. Try to tell, eh?
In the meanwhile I'll give a listen to the First once again  8)

karlhenning

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #85 on: May 17, 2007, 08:48:39 AM »
Heck, if my co-worker had returned my Beethoven symphony box, I'd listen afresh to the First  8)

Offline BachQ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 5788
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #86 on: May 17, 2007, 08:49:11 AM »
What's odd in my choice?

(No, I meant that 1/5/7 are all odd numbers . . . . . . .)

karlhenning

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #87 on: May 17, 2007, 08:51:02 AM »
(No, I meant that 1/5/7 are all odd numbers . . . . . . .)

 0:)

Offline Que

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 17735
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2007, 08:52:45 AM »
Nice: 1, 2 & 6
Great: 3, 4, 5, 7, & 8
Epic: 9

Q

Offline Maciek

  • Ban them all!
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 5200
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #89 on: May 17, 2007, 09:43:22 AM »
Don't worry, Andrea. I rather like the 1st too - I never liked it very much until I heard Bernstein's (NYP) recording, where it sounds light and fresh, and quite perfect really... 8)

Still, it doesn't make my top 3. It fits perfectly in the top 9 though... ;D

Michel

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #90 on: May 17, 2007, 09:57:57 AM »
I just got Barenboim through the post, I am dying to put it in, but I can't as my father is sleeping... the joys of moving back home...

Mozart

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #91 on: May 17, 2007, 09:58:48 AM »
Has anyone ever gone through a whole cycle in 1 day? I've been flirting with the idea but it seems to be exhausting!

Don

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #92 on: May 17, 2007, 10:02:54 AM »
I just got Barenboim through the post, I am dying to put it in, but I can't as my father is sleeping... the joys of moving back home...

Sounds like you might need headphones.

Mozart

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #93 on: May 17, 2007, 10:07:52 AM »
7, 6 and 4 in that order.
Dude! I swear I didnt read this before I replied but we said the same exact thing! Allright then!

Don

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #94 on: May 17, 2007, 10:14:37 AM »
Has anyone ever gone through a whole cycle in 1 day? I've been flirting with the idea but it seems to be exhausting!

I have, and I would never do it again - decreasing marginal returns.

karlhenning

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #95 on: May 17, 2007, 10:31:43 AM »
Heck, if my co-worker had returned my Beethoven symphony box, I'd listen afresh to the First  8)

Hey! Wish was father to the event!

George

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #96 on: May 17, 2007, 10:37:42 AM »

karlhenning

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #97 on: May 17, 2007, 10:48:11 AM »
Lemme guess, the friend is a GMG member?  ::)

No, it was really happenstance.  I had lent my Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Kurt Masur box to a co-worker here.  Every week, he would stop by and apologetically say that he would be sure to bring it back.  Today, getting back to my desk after an invigorating walk, what do I find, but my Masur box!

Offline Maciek

  • Ban them all!
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 5200
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #98 on: May 17, 2007, 10:50:28 AM »
Tough call, but I voted for the Fourth, Sixth & Seventh.

7, 6 and 4 in that order.

Mine are 7 6 4 in that order.

This is getting scary - there are 4 of us now (never mind the order).

Michel

  • Guest
Re: Your Favorite Beethoven Symphonies
« Reply #99 on: May 17, 2007, 10:54:59 AM »
Sounds like you might need headphones.

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.