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)

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  • It does not matter though when the the periods start. In someones list can be any composer. From a Roman composer writing for a cithera to a composer who's first work was debuted in early 2011. 

    Ansgar Kreutz said:

    so we can see, that this kind of descriptions isn´t realy helpful 



    Jacob Royal said:

    In technical terms Classical is about 1750-1830

    Baroque overlaps for the first ten years, and Romantic for the last 15.

    Romantic ends roughly around when WWI begins, Contemporary begins in the 1970s :)

     

     


    Anthony Berlin said:

    Anything from before the 20th century, I guess?

    Ansgar Kreutz said:
    what is "classical" --- and what not?

    Anthony Berlin said:

    Does it have to be classical composers?

     

    1. Mozart

    2. Prokofiev

    3. John Williams

    4. James Newton Howard

    5. Debussy

     

    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 think it´s a very individual hit-list



    Jacob Royal said:

    It does not matter though when the the periods start. In someones list can be any composer. From a Roman composer writing for a cithera to a composer who's first work was debuted in early 2011. 

    Ansgar Kreutz said:

    so we can see, that this kind of descriptions isn´t realy helpful 



    Jacob Royal said:

    In technical terms Classical is about 1750-1830

    Baroque overlaps for the first ten years, and Romantic for the last 15.

    Romantic ends roughly around when WWI begins, Contemporary begins in the 1970s :)

     

     


    Anthony Berlin said:

    Anything from before the 20th century, I guess?

    Ansgar Kreutz said:
    what is "classical" --- and what not?

    Anthony Berlin said:

    Does it have to be classical composers?

     

    1. Mozart

    2. Prokofiev

    3. John Williams

    4. James Newton Howard

    5. Debussy

     

    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*…
  • 1) Beethoven

    2) Shostakovich

    3) Ravel

    4) Bach

    5) Mahler

  • 1) paul    IF someone else was my favorite I wouldn't compose

    2) Grieg   Just by the amount of time I spent on the concerto ... For #1 And #2 I'm just being statistical. objective, empirical?  I don't care if someone says I'm a lousy composer. I'll agree if the food is good and they're paying.

    The rest are harder to rank.

    3) Handel  Beethoven said he was the greatest, but that's easy for Beethoven. Besides Handel makes you get a grasp of GOD Omnipotent riegneth better than anyone.

    4) Beethoven I think he was a noble guy too.. hard to see him at #4 here.

    5) Pucinni just for a couple of sweet pieces, Un Bel Di and O Mio Babbino Caro and the duet from the Pearl Fishers and I dont' like opera much. bunch of vowels.

     

     

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  • LOL - my list will consist of a mix of film, game, contemporary and classical composers. I can see the general taste is for classical. :) Its not in order and if you ask me tomorrow it might change. Five is just not enough and much too hard an exercise in deprivation for me. LOL

     

    Nobuo Uematsu

    Jeremy Soule

    Claude Debussy

    Michael Danna

    Basil Paledouris

     

    Danny Elfman, Yasunori Mitsuda, Trevor Jones, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Kanji Kodo, and more would have filled this list out better!

  • Hmm....

     

    Josquin Des Prez

     

    Thomas Tallis

     

    Claudio Monteverdi

     

    JS Bach

     

    GF Händel

     

     

    Top 5 lists are so unfair. 

  • Fully agree with Tony. And so is the orchestration of that same suite!
  • I must make a distinction between "Classical composers" (in the classical sense ;-)) and "Film composers" (in the classical sense :-p)

     

    Classical:

    1. J.S.Bach

    2. D. Shostakovich

    3. L.v. Beethoven

    4. W.A. Mozart

    5. Karl Jenkins

     

    Film:

    1. John Williams

    2. Philip Glass

    3. Jerry Goldsmith

    4. John Barry

    5. Thomas Newman

  • 1 Ravel/Philip Glass

    2 Gabriel Faure

    3 Jonathan Newman

    4 John Mackey

    5 Steve Reich

     

    Faure and Ravel are just ungodly pretty :D

  • Philip Glass does a lot more than film (listen to his Cello COncerto of 2nd Violin Concerto) Though he did influence many many film composers

    Jorgi 'Canaeus' D'hondt said:

    I must make a distinction between "Classical composers" (in the classical sense ;-)) and "Film composers" (in the classical sense :-p)

     

    Classical:

    1. J.S.Bach

    2. D. Shostakovich

    3. L.v. Beethoven

    4. W.A. Mozart

    5. Karl Jenkins

     

    Film:

    1. John Williams

    2. Philip Glass

    3. Jerry Goldsmith

    4. John Barry

    5. Thomas Newman

    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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