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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2013 at 18:08
Stravinsky from the list, plus an other; Olivier Messiaen. 
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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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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 14:10
Maurice Ravel, especially Piano Concerto for the left hand.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 14:47
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.

You can, it's a multi-choice poll!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 16:36
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 16:59

Mozart

Débussy

Bach




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 17:06
Rachmoninoff :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 21:06

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

Bartok

Beethoven

Chopin

Prokofiev (write-in)

Tchaikovsky

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Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Ligeti really rocks !
 


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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2013 at 14:00
Ferenc Liszt, a genius and a master rebel

Liszt on on the list?LOL


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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 04:08
J.S. Bach
C. Debussy
I. Stravinsky
M. Ravel
R. Vaughn Williams
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