Tchaikovsky.....

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    Jan 19, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    If you clicked on this topic than Im assuming you know who Tchaikovsky is. I picked him as the topic not because he was gay, but because unless you know a little about music you probably won't know who he is. So who's your favorite composer, i just made an account and wanna see if its really only "Jocks" on here.

    My favorite composer is Sergei Prokofiev,
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    Jan 19, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    Claude Debussy for Clair de lune.. when I played piano as a hobby, fell deeply in love with his compositions...so much emotion!! OMG I forgot Arabesque!

    Clair de lune



    Arabesque

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    Jan 19, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    I'm a sucker for Baroque composers, particularly J.S. Bach. He was an unparalleled genius. I do like virtuoso composers like Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Vivaldi a lot, though, whether they're baroque, romantic, or contemporary. Speaking of contemporary, Górecki is incredible.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    Sibelius, Elgar, Mahler, and Bartok are great, too. Aargh, too many wonderful choices! I've been pleasantly surprised by some of the new stuff coming out, too.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    He was my favourite composer growing up, i can still hum all of the Nutcraker, Swan Lake, and the Sleeping Beauty along.. had all the CD's ;)
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Mom used to play Fur Elise on the piano - Beethoven
    still one of my favorite pieces
    I tried learning how to play every summer, but the break back to school ruined my attitude ... I wish I had keep practicing ugh!
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    Ravel.

    Tchaik is OK but once you get to play some his piano music you realize why people say his orchestration and instrumentation are effective but not brilliant. Then again, I remember reading that Tchaik thought Brahms was the most uninspired composer ever, which in a sense is true because they are trying to achieve different things.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    Edvard Grieg is my current favorite.



    (The sound is a bit rough, but it's an awesome recording when you consider who's playing the song.)

    That said, nobody does Sturm und Drang quite like Wagner!
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jan 19, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    We're not all idiots, because we are gay. I'm often compared to the guys on Big Bang Theory. Being gay doesn't mean wel all only listen to club music.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    Handel and mostly baroque
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    BoulderingBum saidI'm a sucker for Baroque composers, particularly J.S. Bach. He was an unparalleled genius. I do like virtuoso composers like Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Vivaldi a lot, though, whether they're baroque, romantic, or contemporary. Speaking of contemporary, Górecki is incredible.


    Bach for the win. Though I've a thing for his son, J.C., only because I find proto-Classical music such a fascinating amalgamate, kind of like how late Beethoven can be described as proto-Romantic.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    Ariodante is a Handelian opera ;)
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    I have no single favorite, but my Pandora stations are:
    Philip Glass
    Tchaikovsky (oddly enough)
    Puccini
    Respighi
    John Barry
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    malibubarbie saidAriodante is a Handelian opera ;)


    Don't I know it ;D

    My favorite aria ia Haendel, coincidentally. V'adoro Pupille from Giulio Cesare in Egitto.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    Shostakovitch,Prokofiev, Rimsky korsakov and Tchaikovsky are the composers I listen to the most.



    I totally need to get my hands on the Flute part of this lol
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    Ludwig Von Beethoven, by far the greatest composer to walk this earth. I also like Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Vivaldi, and Grieg. Minus Vivaldi i'm a huge fan of the Romantic period.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    malibubarbie saidAriodante is a Handelian opera ;)


    Ariodante was set to music by Carlo Francesco Pollarolo, Georg Friedrich Händel and Georg Christoph Wagenseil. And Ariodant by Mehul.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    I love Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, I love almost everything by Tchaikovsky but my fav is act 4 of swan lake or suite no 3 in g major. Hmmm, but I also love Stravinsky and mussorgsky. hmmm... mostly russians.

    There's too many to list- Chopin, Liszt, and Mozart!
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    jprichva saidSo many, but Prokofiev is one of my favorites too.
    Poulenc, Brahms, Copland, Barber, Saint-Saens, Verdi, George Antheil, Richard Strauss, Ravel, Virgil Thomson, and Shostakovich.


    Poulenc is great in turning tiny phrases into something more meaningful. Virgil Thomson, not so much.

    I'm currently listening to little-known Soviet composers.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    I could never narrow it down to only one composer. There are so many genres and so many styles. Among my favorites are: Puccini, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Dvorak, Wagner, R Strauss, J Strauss, Schumann, Gershwin, just to name a few.
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    Jan 19, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    malibubarbie saidAriodante is a Handelian opera ;)


    Don't I know it ;D

    My favorite aria ia Haendel, coincidentally. V'adoro Pupille from Giulio Cesare in Egitto.



    I m a Handel nut, been collection his music for a few years now, almost have everything he ever composed

    the next project will be Telemann I think
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    Jan 19, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    jprichva saidSo many, but Prokofiev is one of my favorites too.
    Poulenc, Brahms, Copland, Barber, Saint-Saens, Verdi, George Antheil, Richard Strauss, Ravel, Virgil Thomson, and Shostakovich.


    Poulenc is great in turning tiny phrases into something more meaningful. Virgil Thomson, not so much.

    I'm currently listening to little-known Soviet composers.


    Really? Like who
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    Jan 19, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    Vivaldi. Most notorious for composing the classic Four Seasons, and also helps the fact that he was a natural redhead, which dubbed him the nickname il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest").

    Nerrrrrrdy, I know. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 19, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    malibubarbie said
    Ariodante said
    malibubarbie saidAriodante is a Handelian opera ;)


    Don't I know it ;D

    My favorite aria ia Haendel, coincidentally. V'adoro Pupille from Giulio Cesare in Egitto.



    I m a Handel nut, been collection his music for a few years now, almost have everything he ever composed

    the next project will be Telemann I think


    Telemann, the most prolific composer, that is going to be a significant undertaking.
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    Jan 19, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    The beauty of Poulenc lies in the exquisite melancholy of his second movements (the Sextet, the Piano Concerto, the Concerto for two Pianos) and some sections of the ballets. Thomson ameliorated the sounds of American folk and gospel music, evoking without imitating, into something quite exciting. The little-heard (now) Four Saints in Three Acts is a genuine masterpiece.


    Interesting. I'm your opposite: I actually like the fast movements for Poulenc. E.g. the flute sonata, the Gloria, the Stabat Mater, Trois mouvements perpétuels, Hodie Christus natus est (from the 4 Christmas motets).