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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 14 2013 at 15:03
It's been written time and time again that prog owes a debt of gratitude to many classical composers.  What would a Yesshow be without "The Firebird Suite" or King Crimson without "Mars" or ELP without "Pictures at an Exhibition"?  I want to discover what classical composers us prog fans hold in the highest regard based on their own merits.  

Please only vote for composers that you actually listen to outside of a prog bands interpretation of their work...in other words, don't vote for Holst because you love ELPowell's version of "Mars", vote for him because you love an orchestral or solo recording of his actual piece of music.

This is a multiple choice poll so vote for all your favourite classical composers.
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Franz Liszt for me, how could you forget him? Also missing, Rachmaninoff
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I voted other for: Arvo Part. "Tabula Rasa" is an incredible song, very intense, moving and ultimately peaceful and tranquil, with an overwhelming melancholy flavoring the whole piece. "Fatres" is another great song.
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Ralph Vaughan Williams for me - especially the sublime 3rd symphony (a subtly beautiful elegy for the dead of World War I and a meditation on the sounds of peace.).  A shame he is not on the list!!
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Vaughan Williams and Sibelius; I couldn't choose.
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Bach, Chopin, Satie and for "Other," a great pianist, who died very young, by the name of Charles Tomlinson Griffes.
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Went with Bach, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Satie, Haydn, and my favourite composer Arnold Schoenberg.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2013 at 16:59
Cage, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Reich, Varese

would probably be a legitimate top five for me.
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Where is Mahler ? Unhappy
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1. Chopin
2. Grieg
3. Dvorak
4. Tchaikovsky
5. Verdi


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Post Options Post Options   Quote HannesHolmqvist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2013 at 17:20
 Instead of just naming all the composers I like, I'll just say Sibelius.
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so many beautiful stuff
hmm favorite... maybe mussorgsky
but i gave the first vote to wagner


Edited by VOTOMS - June 18 2013 at 11:35

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Bruckner
Berlioz
Richard Strauss
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Originally posted by hellogoodbye

Where is Mahler ? Unhappy


Decomposing in a Grinzing cemetery.

I've always felt that the influence of Bach, Stravinsky and Bartok could be found in much Prog from the 70's.
Although that's still true for more contemporary Prog, I suspect the minimalists and the serialists to have a bigger impact?


Edited by ExittheLemming - June 14 2013 at 17:53
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Tchaikovsky
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Bach
Beethoven
Ravel
Debussy
Bartok
"It's music, and I like it" - Miles Davis on Sketches of Spain
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming

Originally posted by hellogoodbye

Where is Mahler ? Unhappy


Decomposing in a Grinzing cemetery.

I've always felt that the influence of Bach, Stravinsky and Bartok could be found in much Prog from the 70's.
Although that's still true for more contemporary Prog, I suspect the minimalists and the serialists to have a bigger impact?

I've always suspected albums like Henry Cow's "In Praise of Learning" were composed using serial techniques but I've never heard that for sure.  Certainly the serialists had a huge influence on Zappa.  He's said that he wrote "reams and reams" of the stuff.  Wiki Schoenberg's theory of 12 tone serial music...write some...record it in a freeware program like MuseScore and bang...instant Lumpy Gravy LOL


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Debussy. 
I am currently digging:

Hawkwind, Rare Bird, Gong, Tangerine Dream, Khan, Iron Butterfly, and all things canterbury and hard-psych. I also love jazz!

Please drop me a message with album suggestions.
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Couperin and Rameau 

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Beethoven has been my favorite since childhood when I learned to play the Moonlight Serenade on piano. I also love the bombast of his symphonies.
Actually, all those classical composers speak to me just as much as the prog bands of my own generation do.
I'm just now listening to Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody. A wonderful piece of music.  
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