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    Posted: April 14 2010 at 21:21
For those that love classical music, who are your top three composers, in order of preference?

mine are

1)   Anton Bruckner -the greatest symphonist since Beethoven, and also the greatest writer of choral with orchestra compositions (his 11 symphonies and 3 great masses)

2) Hector Berlioz-ahead of his time, and a romantic genius-there is really only one Symphonie Fantastique-his overtures and other symphonies are just as astounding and original

3) Richard Strauss-the greatest composer entering the 20th Century-all of his tone poems are works of genius, especially Ein Heldeleben, which is always a wonderfull experience to hear
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2010 at 21:31
Schoenberg
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J.S. Bach



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2010 at 21:36
1. Franz Liszt - invented the tone poem, the modern piano recital and made immeasurable advances in piano technique and chromatic harmony.
2. Hector Berlioz - Amazing orchestrator, expanded the orchestra significantly, brought program music to a whole new level. Check out his Romeo and Juliet Symphony.
3. Gioacchino Rossini - Best opera composer ever. Also, his overtures and instrumental works are incredibly tuneful and well developed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2010 at 12:20
1. Ralph Vaughan Williams
2. Ludwig Van Beethoven
3. Gustav Mahler
Haiku

Writing a poem
With seventeen syllables
Is very diffic....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2010 at 13:52
- Fryderyk Chopin
- Johann Sebastian Bach (have you ever heard 'the art of the fugue' in the interpretation with new instumentation by Hermann Scherchen ?)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2010 at 13:56
Shostakovich
Bach
Satie
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2010 at 15:57
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

- Fryderyk Chopin
- Johann Sebastian Bach (have you ever heard 'the art of the fugue' in the interpretation with new instumentation by Hermann Scherchen ?)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
yes, i have heard and have the Scherchen instrumentation recording on Wesminster conducted by Scherchen-it is very appealing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2010 at 11:27
Shostakovich
Schubert
Bach
Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2010 at 18:54
Charles Ives
Steve Reich
Gyorgy Ligeti 
"One had to be a Newton to notice that the moon is falling, when everyone sees that it doesn't fall. "
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2010 at 19:19
Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Shostakovich
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2010 at 23:09

Johann Strauss the Younger 

Mozart

Tchaikovsky



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2010 at 23:51

My favorites are

  1. Modest Mussorgsky
  2. Richard Wagner
  3. Igor Stravinski
But I can't deny Bach is more transcendental for musical history.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2010 at 17:13
I'll be SO original: 

JS Bach
WA Mozart 
Lv Beethoven

Closely followed by 

A Bruckner
D Shostakovich

I love too many composers really.. My list is endless... But I choose my three original composewrs, the ones I've loved all my live since I was a child. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2010 at 17:19
Mozart
Beethoven
Stravinski

Then the Strauss's, but mostly Johann Jr, Mussorgski, Mahler, Tchaikovsky...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2010 at 17:38
Those Russian guys whose names end in "sky."

1. Tchaikovsky
2. Stravinsky
3. Mussorgsky
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2010 at 18:11
For decomposing composers mine are Debussy, Holst, and Mussorgsky.

For modern ones still alive: Reich, Glass, and Hackett.


Edited by Slartibartfast - April 19 2010 at 18:12
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2010 at 18:19
^I really doubt those three are still decomposing... I'm sure they're one with our mother earth now... Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2010 at 18:22
Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

^I really doubt those three are still decomposing... I'm sure they're one with our mother earth now... Tongue

Monty Python did this Decomposing Composers song on their Contractual Obligation album.
"You can still hear Beethoven, but Beethoven can not hear you." LOL

Decomposing Composers by Monty Python




Edited by Slartibartfast - April 19 2010 at 18:24
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2010 at 20:40
Stravinsky
Ravel
Mozart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2010 at 22:10
I'm big fan of German composers that begin in "B".
1. Blind Guardian.
2. Beethoven
3. Bach
 
 
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

1. Franz Liszt - made immeasurable advances in piano technique and chromatic harmony.


 
technique-wise did he contribute more than Chopin? Beethoven? Just curious.
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