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Hi,

I tried to create short descriptions for composers, that will characterize their sound: http://alch.strangled.net/cquiz/work/cdesc.php

This is an addition to CQuiz project (composer quiz).

I would be glad to know what is wrong in the table.

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Hi Alexey, this is an interesting table which I will look at at length for more comments later. Small quibble, the word "folklore" is misspelled as "folclore"-

Let's see, so you want to know what's wrong with this table? You have one line about Bach and almost three lines describing Peewee Herman.

Actually, those lines are describing Danny Elfman.
Rodney Carlyle Money said:

Let's see, so you want to know what's wrong with this table? You have one line about Bach and almost three lines describing Peewee Herman. 
Nah, really? Face palm.

evan said:

Actually, those lines are describing Danny Elfman.
Rodney Carlyle Money said:

Let's see, so you want to know what's wrong with this table? You have one line about Bach and almost three lines describing Peewee Herman. 
Just picking with you Evan.

Hi guys! I think, well-known composers (highlighted in green) need less description, because they are distinct and... known. Frankly speaking, I am still very hopeful to get comments on some particular descriptions or even additional descriptions.

If there is a problem though, the table seems bias towards film sound designers, um I meant composers

Yes, there is more text for film composers than for others. This is because it was difficult for me to find some differences between them :) In general, this also shows that more difficult to differentiate composers will have more text, although this is not always the rule.

Rodney Carlyle Money said:

If there is a problem though, the table seems bias towards film sound designers, um I meant composers

Thanks so much. Within the past two years I've been learning about classical/new music composers on my own, and believe me I will keep coming back to this list. I only recently became aware of Arvo Part, and I like pretty much every one of his compositions that I've heard, especially the "Los Angeles" symphony.

Alexey,

     It is interesting to note that the last composer that is not listed as aleatoric, minimalist, or avant garde was born in 1900, Aaron Copland.  Bernstein is one exception.  Apparently there are no classical or neoclassical composers, according to your list, unless of course they compose for film.  But there are many, except that the musical world no longer recognizes them.  For classical music to survive and grow this perception has to be reversed.

Joplin, Copland, Williams seem to me to be well done! Gershwin - surely as the jazz composer who wrote the first serious and highly regarded classical music in that idiom he deserves more than one word

Aaron Copland and Bernstein are closest to Neoclassical I think. They sound closer to romantic composers, than other contemporary styles. Do you know other contemporary classical/neoclassical composers?


Lawrence Aurich said:

Alexey,

     It is interesting to note that the last composer that is not listed as aleatoric, minimalist, or avant garde was born in 1900, Aaron Copland.  Bernstein is one exception.  Apparently there are no classical or neoclassical composers, according to your list, unless of course they compose for film.  But there are many, except that the musical world no longer recognizes them.  For classical music to survive and grow this perception has to be reversed.

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