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. 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

     

    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*…
  • 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
    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*…
  • 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
    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*…
  • Five is really hard ...

     

    Anyway:

     

    JS Bach

    Mahler

    Bartók

    Schönberg

    Messiaen

  • The number 1 choice never changes, but the others are rather fluid:

    1.  Beethoven

    2.  Chopin

    3.  Bruch

    4.  Franck (especially the Last Seven Words)

    5.  Gorecki (if only for his 3rd Symphony, which is brilliant)

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