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Poll Question: Who is your favorite Baroque period composer?
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    Posted: January 02 2009 at 23:58

I don't know, this might be an interesting question to ask.  Why not?



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 00:51
As a classical guitar player I'd have to go with Bach for his lute suites.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 01:04
I'm really trying to buffer up my classical music knowledge, but I really don't know much.
 
However, I thought it'd be interesting to note that I'm listening to the 4 seasons by Vivaldi at the moment.Cool

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 03:53
a good list; I would have mentioned Jan Dismas Zelenka too, whose music sounds a lot like Bach (and who was held in high esteem by Bach himself). and let us at least have one woman, so how about Barbara Strozzi? she was one of the most prolific composers of her time and is especially renowned for her compositions for vocals.
although I like many of them I have to go with the giant. good old Bach is the godfather of music. as conductor, pianist and composer Hans von Bülow (whose wife Cosima ran away with womanizer Richard Wagner) once put it: "I believe in Bach, the Father, Beethoven, the Son, and Brahms, the Holy Ghost of music"



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 07:27
What's Baroque?

Just kidding, I went for Scarlatti. Being a pianist (I'm sure Rico will agree with me on this also) I can appreciate his greatest works, a la Cat's Fugue and his Sonatas for harpsichord, and I must say I prefer those to most Baroque music on any instrument.

BTW, I love this poll, thanks for making it.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 08:48
You shouldn't have put Bach there LOL

Some other favourites of mine: Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Monteverdi. Is Haydn baroque or classical?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 10:24
Originally posted by Swan Song Swan Song wrote:

You shouldn't have put Bach there LOL

Some other favourites of mine: Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Monteverdi. Is Haydn baroque or classical?

Haydn is definitely classical. the big trias of classical composers is Haydn-Mozart-Beethoven, though Beethoven is on the brink to romantic music, and his latter work definitely falls under "romantic"


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 11:42
Originally posted by Swan Song Swan Song wrote:

You shouldn't have put Bach there LOL




Yup.

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