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Your top five classical composers

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

  1. Althis

    Althis Senior member

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    It may be rather generic, but of all that I've played, my favorites are:

    Bach
    Beethoven
    Tchaikovsky
    Mozart
    toss up between Paganini and Strauss


    Currently working on the Bach Chaconne and Beethoven Violin Concerto
     
  2. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ah-- another fiddler in the house.
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1. Beethoven 2. Mozart 3. Rimsky-Korsakov 4. Haydn 5. Dvorak Enjoy!
     
  6. antirabbit

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    It may be rather generic, but of all that I've played, my favorites are:

    Bach
    Beethoven
    Tchaikovsky
    Mozart
    toss up between Paganini and Strauss


    Currently working on the Bach Chaconne and Beethoven Violin Concerto


    Paganini? Really? He really wasnt much of a composer.
    If you are going for technically difficult violin music with heart its either Bartok or Ysaye for the win.
    Im also a fiddler.
    Beethoven violin concerto is one of the best pieces ever written (as is the Bach Chaconne).
    All of the below wrote for most insturments, all wrote for orchestra, and all wrote some of finest string music every concieved.
    1. Shostakovich
    2. Bartok
    3. Bach
    4. Beethoven
    5. Messiaen

    To round out the top 10....
    6. Brahms
    7. Debbusy
    8. Ravel
    9. Stravinsky
     
  7. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    Mozart is a great composer
     
  8. mrhills0146

    mrhills0146 Well-Known Member

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    1. Beethoven (on the back of the 9th alone - had he not written anything else, the 9th by itself is IMO, worthy of this slot.)
    2. Bach
    3. Haydn
    4. Mozart
    5. Tchaikovsky
     
  9. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Senior member

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    Johann Bach
    George Handel
    Beethoven
    Schubert
    Tchaikovsky
     
  10. amstokesdb9

    amstokesdb9 Senior member

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    Paganini? Really? He really wasnt much of a composer. If you are going for technically difficult violin music with heart its either Bartok or Ysaye for the win. Im also a fiddler.
    Paganini can be very beautiful I you are in to that sort of thing. Also, Mozart is dead by the way.
     
  11. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    Paganini? Really? He really wasnt much of a composer.
    If you are going for technically difficult violin music with heart its either Bartok or Ysaye for the win.
    Im also a fiddler.
    Beethoven violin concerto is one of the best pieces ever written (as is the Bach Chaconne).
    All of the below wrote for most insturments, all wrote for orchestra, and all wrote some of finest string music every concieved.
    1. Shostakovich
    2. Bartok
    3. Bach
    4. Beethoven
    5. Messiaen

    To round out the top 10....
    6. Brahms
    7. Debbusy
    8. Ravel
    9. Stravinsky


    Played viola for almost 20 years in my early days and I'd say this is my list already posted.... just might put Stravinsky in at #5 ... but I do love Tchaikovsky.... great picks....[​IMG]
     
  12. Momocat

    Momocat New Member

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    1.rachmaninov
    2.bach
    3.beethoven
    4.schastakovitsch
    5.liszt
     
  13. Popol Vuh

    Popol Vuh Active Member

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    Top 5 in terms of how many plays they have on my computer (Seemed the best way to decide), YouTube to make it more exciting:

    1. Karlheinz Stockhausen

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    2. Anton Webern

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    3. Charles Ives

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    4. Gustav Mahler

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    5. Igor Stravinsky

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  14. yachtie

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    Hindemith
    Prokofiev
    Desprez
    Bruckner
    Bach
     
  15. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    ^ Josquin, really? Nothing wrong with it- just interetsing.
     
  16. AJB

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    Dvorak
    Mozart
    Rimsky-Korsakov
    Tchaikovsky
    Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Ravel/Debussy
     
  17. yachtie

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    ^ Josquin, really? Nothing wrong with it- just interetsing.
    Greatest hits of the 70's.... the 1470's [​IMG] Love medieval music. We had one of his Masses sung for our wedding. Like him better than Palestrina (who is also very good)
     
  18. cimabue

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    Hindemith Prokofiev Desprez Bruckner Bach
    That's interesting. L v Beethoven R Wagner JS Bach R Vaughn Williams S Prokofiev
     
  19. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    I don't have that vast of a classical background but

    Rachmaninoff
    Debussy
    Satie
    Barber
    Beethoven
     
  20. amerikajinda

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    Mozart
    Beethoven
    Brahms
    Tchaikovsky
    Saint-Saens
     

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