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Poll Question: Who are your favourite classical composers?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
11 [9.73%]
5 [4.42%]
7 [6.19%]
7 [6.19%]
5 [4.42%]
2 [1.77%]
2 [1.77%]
3 [2.65%]
5 [4.42%]
7 [6.19%]
13 [11.50%]
1 [0.88%]
4 [3.54%]
3 [2.65%]
3 [2.65%]
2 [1.77%]
3 [2.65%]
5 [4.42%]
1 [0.88%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [2.65%]
0 [0.00%]
2 [1.77%]
0 [0.00%]
19 [16.81%]
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    Posted: June 18 2013 at 04:08
J.S. Bach
C. Debussy
I. Stravinsky
M. Ravel
R. Vaughn Williams
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 01:36
I adore Gustav Mahler's symphonies and orchestral works with vocals (such as "Das Lied von der Erde"). From the list I'd choose J. S. Bach.

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Ferenc Liszt, a genius and a master rebel

Liszt on on the list?LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2013 at 07:26
I'm not a big fan of classical music but Stravinsky is my choice for The Firebird Suite and The Rite of Spring. Holst would be my next choice for The Planets.
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Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Ligeti really rocks !
 


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Mmm, wonderful topic for a poll. My favorites, alphabetically:

Bartok

Beethoven

Chopin

Prokofiev (write-in)

Tchaikovsky

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Rachmoninoff :D
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Mozart

Débussy

Bach




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Originally posted by Dr. Occulator Dr. Occulator wrote:

Maurice Ravel, especially Piano Concerto for the left hand.

Ravel's Prelude from "Le tombeau de Couperin"  I believe is the most "prog" classical piece.
Of course, versions may vary, but the one on youtube by Angela Hewitt is pretty close.
It's not as punctual in places.  I like it to state its themes more clearly with less pedal. 
Some versions are also played very fast or slower. 

Emerson was given advice as a youth to study Ravel (and Debussy?) if he wanted
to learn jazz, which he thought was bad advice.  But you can hear how progressive
rock modes can grow out of impressionistic works like this.   There are several French
composers loosely associated with Impressionism and they've all been interesting. 



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Originally posted by HackettFan HackettFan wrote:

Stravinsky, though I would have voted for Varese and some others if I could vote for more than one.

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Maurice Ravel, especially Piano Concerto for the left hand.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 06:22
My classical collection is so small that I can only pick 4 composers

Dvorak (New World Symphony)
Mussorgsky (Pictures From An Exhibition as arranged by Ravel)
Elgar ( Variations)
Holst (Planets Suite)



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 21:50
Stravinsky, though I would have voted for Varese and some others if I could vote for more than one.
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Stravinsky from the list, plus an other; Olivier Messiaen. 
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Bruckner is fine, I just don't find him in the company of the elites. My issue with him is that while he has some great symphonies, he doesn't have a ton of elite smaller scale chamber works, and for me those are just as important in defining a great composer as are symphonies and concerti. I put a heavy emphasis on piano sonatas and string quartets and piano trios and the like.
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Originally posted by brainstormer brainstormer wrote:

I think prog fans will like Bruckner.  There is something about some of his
music that sounds later 20th Century, in some harmonic way.  He's got strong lyricism, also. 
Well said. He is my favorite composer, couldn't live without his music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brainstormer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 12:15
I think prog fans will like Bruckner.  There is something about some of his
music that sounds later 20th Century, in some harmonic way.  He's got strong lyricism, also. 
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Very interesting poll! though I'm not a specialist in classical, but I very like Stravinsky, Wagner and Scheonberg Smile
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