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Yes, I did say five.
You do not have to say why.
Just put them in order from favorite to fifth favorite.

1. Beethoven
2. Tchaikovsky
3. Frank *EDIT* Franck (sorry, I never spell his name correctly)
4. Liszt
5. Schubert

If your opinions differ (by that I mean if you hate a composer that someone else loves), please be civil in your arguments. That is more of a reminder for me than a request for you :)

 

Since I can still edit my list (hehehehe) I have a new one

1. Beethoven

2. Tchaikovsky

3. Strauss, R.

4. Shostakovitch

5. Barber for his Adagio (I've only heard that one piece by him)/ Mozart (For Sym. 40, Eine Kleine, violin+viola duets, Mass, and Requiem)

HM Liszt

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Mozart

Bach

Dvorak

Händel

John Williams (the film scores not his other stuff)

 

Thgere are many more modern composers that hold a place in my heart too, like

 

Neal Morse

Bill Hubauer

Jon Camp, Michael Dunford and John Tout of Rennaisance

Marco, I forgot about Ennio Morricone (He's definitely one of my favorite).

1. Stravinsky

2. Messiaen

3. J.S. Bach

4. John Adams

5. Joseph Schwantner

6. Verdi (sneak another one in there ;)

I assume that the discussion dealt with CLASSICAL/FILM composers. For jazz, I have to think about it. Although Chris' list is not bad at all:).

1. I'm going to go ahead and list all 3 of the "Crazy Russians" as this Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich.. I can't decide!

2. Maurice Ravel

3. Steve Reich

4. Gustav Mahler

5. George Crumb

Stravinsky - His orchestral movements are absolutely brilliant.

Chopin - His piano etudes are simply beautiful

Alkan - his technicality and use of chords exceeds anything else I've ever heard

Wyschnegradsky - His microtonal music is pure and beautiful

Beethoven - He changed music

 

These can be moved around depending on the day

 

You won't get an argument from me:)

Ryland Lafferty said:

Stravinsky - His orchestral movements are absolutely brilliant.

Chopin - His piano etudes are simply beautiful

Alkan - his technicality and use of chords exceeds anything else I've ever heard

Wyschnegradsky - His microtonal music is pure and beautiful

Beethoven - He changed music

 

These can be moved around depending on the day

 

Current favorites, list changes hourly:

 

1. Vaughn Williams

2. Puccini

3. Delius

4. Faure

5. Dvorak

Only five? That's hard... Difficult to decide whether to make my list based on the complete or best works - save Bach, that really makes a difference!

1. J.S. Bach (everything)

2. Frédéric Chopin (more ambitious works like 2nd & 3rd sonata's, Etudes, Ballades) 

3. César Franck (Chamber music)

4. Maurice Ravel (OMG)

5. Antonio Lotti (his Crucifixus a 8 is a pinnacle in music history)

 

This is a disaster: no room for Mozart, Beethoven, Fauré, Martin, Brahms, Schubert ...

You know, I need to put a mention out to Frank Martin (Dutch composer). I love is piano concertos
Frank Martin was actually Swiss, although he lived an important part of his creative life in Naarden, The Netherlands. For me, his most important work is the 8 Préludes he wrote for Dinu Lipatti. I can't see any other 20th century solo piano work that's more profound.


Pepper Williams said:
You know, I need to put a mention out to Frank Martin (Dutch composer). I love is piano concertos
I stand corrected. In any event, I love his work!

Frans Wentholt said:
Frank Martin was actually Swiss, although he lived an important part of his creative life in Naarden, The Netherlands. For me, his most important work is the 8 Préludes he wrote for Dinu Lipatti. I can't see any other 20th century solo piano work that's more profound.


Pepper Williams said:
You know, I need to put a mention out to Frank Martin (Dutch composer). I love is piano concertos

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