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Who are your favourite composers?
Johann Sebastian Bach 19%  19%  [ 6 ]
Richard Strauss 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Richard Wagner 16%  16%  [ 5 ]
Anton Bruckner 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
Ludwig Van Beethoven 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Felix Mendelssohn 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Frederic Chopin 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Paul Hindemith 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Arnold Schoenberg 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
William Byrd 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Franz Liszt 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski 22%  22%  [ 7 ]
Johannes Brahms 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Franz Schubert 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
George Frideric Handel 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Igor Stravinsky 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
Gustav Mahler 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Serge Prokofiev 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Jean Sibelius 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 32

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20 Jul 2010, 3:05 pm

A poll, choose your favourite from the list. I did miss a lot of composers, I have kind of a blind spot where the Chopin type sit. And I ran out of options, had to delete some of the best.



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20 Jul 2010, 3:11 pm

My favorite is Edvard Grieg, though he's not on the poll.
I also like Camille Saint-Saëns, but he's not there either. :shrug:

Out of those I'm not sure, I'd have to give it some thought.



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20 Jul 2010, 3:17 pm

None of the above. Debussy, Britten, and Barber. In that order.


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20 Jul 2010, 3:29 pm

I had Saint-Seans, Grieg and Debussy, but I had to remove them (too many poll options)



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20 Jul 2010, 3:30 pm

Prokofiev!! !


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20 Jul 2010, 3:30 pm

I welcome any thread that discusses classical music. I played piano and violin when I was young. Recently I studied opera. Richard Strauss wrote some good German opera.



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20 Jul 2010, 3:50 pm

hutchscott wrote:
I welcome any thread that discusses classical music. I played piano and violin when I was young. Recently I studied opera. Richard Strauss wrote some good German opera.


R Strauss' opera is some of my absolute favourite in my genre. He's one of my all-time favourite composers. (I'm very enthusiastic about this!)



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20 Jul 2010, 4:24 pm

Shostakovich.


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20 Jul 2010, 4:47 pm

Ambivalence wrote:
Shostakovich.


He was deleted also... Maybe I should do a second poll with some of the composers I missed?



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20 Jul 2010, 5:07 pm

I chose JS Bach. As an organist, my interest here is not only in the great man himself but also the influences upon him (like Buxtehude), related contemporaries (like Johann Gottfried Walther), pupils (like Krebs), and other Bach survivalists (like Josef Seger).

This "Inner Bach" to "Greater Bach" interest is, in turn, part of a general interest in the Baroque period.

My other major musical preferences include Mahler, the English Pastoral movement (eg Vaughan Williams), and Neoclassicism (eg mid-period Stravinsky, like Pulcinella or Dumbarton Oaks)



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21 Jul 2010, 12:00 am

There are more composers and more genres I like. I like to listen to techno for example, but also Tchaikovsky, The Beatles, Queen, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Bizet, Madonna... if you know what I mean.



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21 Jul 2010, 10:36 am

My favorite composer on that list would probably be Tchaikovsky. I love his music for Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.



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21 Jul 2010, 3:56 pm

Jack Murphy, Clint Mansell, and John Williams. Of the list, probably either Chopin or Tchaikovsky.



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21 Jul 2010, 7:55 pm

Does anyone know about the Second Viennese School....Berg and Schoenberg, etc.?

I ask for two reasons. I'm a big Glenn Gould fan and besides Bach he really liked the moderns. Also, they wrote some operas I haven't yet seen.



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21 Jul 2010, 9:01 pm

Nobuo Uematsu.


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22 Jul 2010, 1:46 am

Tchaikovsky, closely followed by Chopin.