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Old 02-05-09, 12:33 PM   #1
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Favorite Composer?

I'm not a fan of some of the newer "classical" stuff. It doesn't agree with me. Right now, I'm listening to Rachmoninoff's 3rd Piano concerto. One of the most powerful piano concerto's I've heard. Great stuff. I'll move on to Liszt's Totentanz.

Favorite overall composer, though, would probably be Tchaikovsky.
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I know it sounds stereotyped, but no classical music moves me as much as Mozart has.

Maybe its a nostalgia factor as "Amadeus" came out when I was in high school and I LOVED the movie. Still do.
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I know it sounds stereotyped, but no classical music moves me as much as Mozart has.

Maybe its a nostalgia factor as "Amadeus" came out when I was in high school and I LOVED the movie. Still do.
Mozart is a little weak for me. Some of his stuff is great. His Requiem is extremely moving, but overall... I tend to use him for background study music.
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As far as playing on the piano, I am a Mozart fan. It is just livelier than others.
Some of Mozart's father's peices are good also.

I am not good enough for some of the pieces by Rocmoninoff. I like hearing them played though.
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Mozart rocks my socks. Rachmaninoff is another favorite, but overall, Gershwin is probably my favorite for his ability to "paint" with sound.
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I'm assuming you mean J.S. and not P.D.Q.

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Beethoven from a historical perspective he was the one to really move music towards the romantic period. He was a phenominal composer considering he was deaf. Without him we wouldnt have rock, metal, etc etc etc.
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i'm not well versed enough to name a name with conviction.

i can state, without any reservations, that bach's cello suites are sublime.

i can also throw out the fact that phillip glass's recordings: solo piano moves me.

other than that, john cage was a genius, on many levels.
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1. Mahler
2. Mendelssohn
3. Mozart

Keep the 3 "B's". I'll take the 3M's.
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Mozart is a little weak for me. Some of his stuff is great. His Requiem is extremely moving, but overall... I tend to use him for background study music.
People don't generally categorize Mozart as "late, middle and early," the way they do Beethoven, but...

There is an extraordinary difference in the compositional style starting with K's in the mid-400s. Things like the later string quartets, and some of the "viola" quintets, have a Beethoven-like complexity that, in Mozart's hand, I find truly sublime.
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I'm assuming you mean J.S. and not P.D.Q.

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Of course if I remarry I'm playing my own procession:

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I don't know that I can pick favorite composers. I tend to like whatever I'm playing or have played recently. Here's what I'm into at the moment.

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso No.1
Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim - Water music
Franz Doppler: L'oiseau des bois
Gabriel Faure: Pavane

Always had a love of Dvorak's 9th too.

Oh.... and I commute to rehearsal often on my bike - FYI !
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PCad told me to tell you all that Bruce Springsteen was 100X better than any of the names mentioned (or ever will be mentioned unless Bruce Springsteen is mentioned).
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PCad told me to tell you all that Bruce Springsteen was 100X better than any of the names mentioned (or ever will be mentioned unless Bruce Springsteen is mentioned).
are you capable of getting through a day without making an unprovoked bitchy post about Pcad or me?
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John Williams- he brought me Star Wars.
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Haydn and Tchaikovsky...love 'em both.
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you sir are incorrect:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/awards

as you can see, in the original movie, John Williams is indeed the music composer.
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I enjoy a variety of composers, but I am often drawn to Bach's music, especially the Brandenburg Concertos.
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