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Favourite classical composer?

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    QUOTE Oct 30, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    Liszt is mine. La campinella is my opium when at 3am I cannot sleep.
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    QUOTE Oct 30, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    Henryk Wieniawski





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    QUOTE Oct 30, 2011 11:46 PM GMT
    Cant say i have one... But Beethoven would be closest to it
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidCant say i have one... But Beethoven would be closest to it


    Agreed, Beethoven was and is amazing.
  • MuscleUp Posts: 118
    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    Probably Beethoven for orchestration. Chopin or Debussy for piano. The Mozart for opera and the Requiem.
  • Puma84 Posts: 12
    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    Schumann and Chopin! I like my classical music with a dark undertone, ha ha.
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
  • LJay Posts: 11164
    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    J. S. Bach
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    Liszt for his showmanship and Chopin for his melodic genius!
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    Tchaikovsky Rachmininoff and Saint-Seans
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven.
    I listen to operas during workouts!
    (Lully, Rameau, Haendel, Berlioz)

    While not of the 'classical' period,
    strictly speaking, I especially enjoy
    Bruckner and Strauss symphonies.

    Now: Dowland and Byrd lute music.
    Will yow walke the woods soe wilde
    I cannot keepe my wyfe at howme (!)
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    For orchestral music, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius.

    For piano, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Scriabin.

    For violin, Sibelius, Elgar, Bach.

    For orchestral and voice together, RV Williams, Bach, and Gorecki.

    For voice, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Golijov.

    For Viola, RV Williams and Bartok (who else is there?).
  • starboard5 Posts: 888
    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Technically, he's not classical, he's baroque, but: Tomaso Albinoni

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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    Cecile Chaminade

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxIJz8WPqO4
  • QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    Shostakovitch every day! Also Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    This question is like asking a parent which child is their favorite, its an impossible question

    After playing Classical piano for ten years, my only way to answer this question is that Its really whoever I am listening to at the time, or playing at the time.

    Nevertheless, I do have a special love for some composer, Brahms, Liszt, Haydn, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart.

    Have been increasingly interested in the works of Cesar Franck, his writing of Cyclic Form is truly amazing, his first trio in F# minor is just beautiful...
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 6:21 AM GMT
    no favs. here.
    if i try to pick one i start thinking about another. .. endlessly.
  • MikemikeMike Posts: 6134
    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    Joe Green for the real white boys-actually
    Guiseppe Verde
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    Rachmaninov. Love his Symphony No. 2. But his Prelude in Gm is my fav.

  • Pepsic0la Posts: 145
    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    Tchaikovsky's grandness and "over-the-topness" gets me every time.
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 7:14 AM GMT
    shostakovich. hollllaaaa
    can listen to symphony no.5 fo DAYS
  • AWBL Posts: 4
    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 7:54 AM GMT
    Eduardo Lalo and the next guy isn't really a classical composer, he's more new age, Phillip Glass...
  • Cutlass Posts: 350
    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 8:17 AM GMT
    For opera Mozart, Verdi, and Puccini.
    For orchestral Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Handel, and again Mozart.
    For piano Chopin, Debussy, and Bach.
    For voice Mahler, again Bach, and Schubert.
    For waltzes, polkas, and marches, Johann Strauss.
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    QUOTE Oct 31, 2011 8:19 AM GMT
    Too many to mention, but the three that come to mind at the moment are: Korngold, Richard Strauss and Revel.