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Your top five classical composers

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by audiophilia, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Fixed. But I've never heard the 10th. How does it compare to the 5th?

    Considering the 10th is greatest symphony of the 20th Century, not well!

    [​IMG]

    Love the 5th. Superb, but the 10th's cohesion and form (and without the 'shallow' finale), makes it tops. My favourite is the crazy as a jay bird 4th. One of the amazing pieces of music ever written. The perfectly formed 5th was in direct response to the 4th after Stalin savaged it. Wanker! Hence, the 'shallow' heroic finale. 'An artist's response to just criticism'. Gotta play the game with a nutter like Uncle Joe.
     
  2. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Fifth is utterly spectacular. Tenth - only a shade less so. But then again I'm going with Bernstein's fifth against Karajan's tenth. If you took...for instance, Mravinsky's fifth or Gergiev's fifth, then Karajan's tenth would win IMHO.

    BTW: Seventh - Bernstein/Chicago PO, is cruelly overlooked IMHO, particularly the finale.


    Check out the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra from the Proms with Dudamel on YouTube. An astonishing 10th.

    Karajan 10th (the earlier one) [​IMG]
     
  3. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Check out the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra from the Proms with Dudamel on YouTube. An astonishing 10th.

    Karajan 10th (the earlier one) [​IMG]


    Have you heard Ormandy's 10th? Curious as I tend to favor Ormandy when he cuts loose. I'd figure the second movement would be a riot.
     
  4. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    if I can ever find Ormandy's version with the Philadelphia.

    Got it. LP reissue! Amazing.

    I remember my father playing an original LP when I was a kid. It scared me. That cover with the swash of blue paint.

    Here you go
     
  5. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Have you heard Ormandy's 10th? Curious as I tend to favor Ormandy when he cuts loose. I'd figure the second movement would be a riot.

    Not Ormandy.

    Heard most. Played it several times but never conducted it. On my list.
     
  6. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Not Ormandy.

    Heard most. Played it several times but never conducted it. On my list.


    mine too. Should have bought it when Amazon had it available back in the day. arg.
     
  7. binge

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    I will readily admit to pedestrian knowledge and appreciation of classical music.

    1. Mozart
    2. Beethoven

    after that, I like all the rest of the better-known more or less equally. No one composer stands out much more than the other.
     
  8. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    1. Mahler
    2. J.S. Bach
    3. Stravinsky
    4. Tchaikovsky
    5. Brahms

    --Andre
     
  9. cadillac37

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    1. Beethoven
    2. Mahler
    3. Rachmaninoff
    4. Brahms
    5. Bruckner
     
  10. rach2jlc

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    In no particular order,

    1. Mahler (esp. 7th & 9th symphonies)
    2. Prokofiev (just about everything, but especially Piano Concertos 2 & 5, some of his operas, and his ballet and film scores)
    3. Liszt (Sonata in B minor, transcental etudes, piano concerto #2, many of the Symphonic poems... you name it)
    4. Ravel (just about everything he wrote is nearly perfect, but especially the Piano concertos and Gaspard de la nuit)
    5. Poulenc (especially his piano and orchestra work, like Aubade)

    And Saint-Saens for honorable mention.

    I also like some more modern stuff, like Ligeti, Messiaen, Scriabin's weird mystic later stuff, Glass, etc.

    Though I love Don Giovanni and the Requiem, Mozart has really never done much for me. Haydn, Handel, Scarlatti, etc. and a lot of baroque stuff (not counting Bach) didn't float my boat much, either. But, hey, different strokes for different folks.
     
  11. bounce

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    Mahler
    Rachmaninoff
    Penderecki
    Wagner
    Leo Ornstein
     
  12. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    chopin
    rachmaninov
    chopin
    rachmaninov
    chopin
     
  13. amerikajinda

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    Mozart
    Beethoven
    Tchaikovsky
    Paganini
    Mendelssohn

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    chopin rachmaninov chopin rachmaninov chopin
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    Mozart Beethoven Tchaikovsky Paganini Mendelssohn
    (Violin player)
    Mahler Rachmaninoff Penderecki Wagner Leo Ornstein
    (20th century fan?) Me: Beethoven Shostakovich Prokofiev Wagner Holst (Trombone player)
     
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    sho'nuff Senior member

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    (20th century fan?)

    Me:

    Beethoven
    Shostakovich
    Prokofiev
    Wagner
    Holst

    (Trombone player)


    dude . youre good!
     
  16. Joycey

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    Bach
    Allegri
    Beethoven
    Mozart
    Tchaikovsky
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  17. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    Beethoven
    Tchaikovsky
    Chopin
    Rachmaninov
    Bartok


    My interests have changed quite a bit.

    Beethoven
    Chopin
    Strauss
    Brahms
    Bach
     
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    Igor Stravinsky
    [​IMG]la Bartók
    Alberto Ginastera
    Steve Reich
    Charles Ives
     
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    In no particular order
    Mahler
    Stravinsky
    Bartok
    Brahms
    Chopin

    They'll probably change in a few weeks, though
     
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    Mine have changed lately... As of 03/22/11:

    Shostakovitch
    Grieg
    Tchaikovsky
    Mahler
    Wagner
     

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