Your FIVE favorite composers.

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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  • 1) Copland (He was the first composer that made me interested in symphonic music.)
    2) Holst (St. Paul's suite is an amazing 15min journey.)
    3) Mussorgsky (He had many flaws, but I think he was struggling just to be heard and appreciated.)
    4) Ravel (For Bolero and arranging Pictures at an Exhibition.)
    5) Hans Zimmer (Say what you might about this last choice, but he is just like the rest of us and all those who have preceded, in that he loves music and is constantly trying to explore its boundaries.)
  • 1. Feldman
    2. Messiaen
    3. Stravinsky
    4. Boulez
    5. Gorecki

    Though they are all very close and prob all 1st equal
  • The choice is very hard, anyway:
    1. Bach
    2. Beethoven
    3. Scriabin
    4. Shostakovich
    5. Prokofiev

    Not sure -- maybe it's easier to name 50 favorite music masterpieces.
  • So how about a discussion on that then, eh?

    Ray Kemp said:
    Andrew Gleibman said:
    Not sure -- maybe it's easier to name 50 favorite music masterpieces.

    Your not wrong there Andrew. much easier.
  • I’ll go with five of my favourites, though there are others, (in no particular order) also my favourite works by them.

    1) John Ireland: Piano concerto in E flat
    2) Django Bates: Music for the Third Policeman
    3) Peter Gabriel: Soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ
    4) Thomas Newman: Soundtrack to The Road to Perdition
    5) Bill Bruford: One of a Kind
  • I've noticed that some of the liszts posted are incorrect...

    My favs, in no particular order:

    Beethoven (uplifting spiritual qualities)
    Brahms (Symphony 1, 1st mov, Piano Quartets!, Piano Quintet)
    Stravinsky (Symphony of Psalms)
    Hindemith
    Shorter
  • 1. Beethoven (late period)
    2. Beethoven (middle period)
    3. Wagner
    4. Stravinsky
    5. Ravel
  • 1. Brahms
    2. Berlioz
    3. Saint-Sanz
    4. Greig
    5. Dvorak
  • Les, What are your favourite compositions by Brahms?
  • Hmmmm. . ..That's a toughy. I like his piano works -- any number of Intermezzos (Intermezzi?) There's an orchestral piece called Academic Festival Overture. Being a rock guy, you'd probaby love the beginning of it. He has one or two symphonies that use choral parts at the end. In fact, all of his choral pieces are so rich.

    Brahms has a certain depth and darkness. Even his "happy" moments contain an underlying somberness.

    When you get a chance, check out my variations on his famous lullaby called Dare We Dream.


    Doug Lauber said:
    Les, What are your favourite compositions by Brahms?
    Your FIVE favorite composers.
    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*…
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