Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Yes Fred, but at least Tsitsanis very tenderly uses a lot of Arabic or Turkish words in his songs when he mentions his oriental lovers who apart from this Gioulbachar also include Zaira, Serah, Farinda etc.
That, I suppose makes him a bit of an Arab…"
Sep 3, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Sappho
Aeschylus
Romanus the Melodist
J. S. Bach
Vassilis Tsitsanis

(4 Greek and 1 German... not bad)"
Sep 2, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"These change all the time.

So for me, they are the last five composers I have (willingly) listened to.  (I didn't willingly listen to that terrible song broadcast over the supermarket sound system).
In other words, the last five composers, I chose…"
Feb 6, 2015
Dave Ostrowski replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Hmmm...no particular order, except Kate goes on top.

Kate Bush
Stravinsky
Mahler
Shostakovich
John Adams"
Feb 5, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"I like what Julie said below.

My favorite composers used to be Beethoven, Mahler, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Stravinsky, a long time ago. At some point, I realized I had a strong Western bias in my musical preferences. So I gradually changed my…"
Dec 19, 2014
B Gray replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"I must be in my "classical" period finally.  Years in the making.  I listed my 3 top Bach, Beethoven, Mozart because while not everything they wrote is equally good -- some I don't care for at all -- they wrote great works in so many different…"
Mar 20, 2013
Milan Arandjelovic replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Yes, i love Rachmaninoff, i play his music, i started composing because of him... Now, my music don't have almost anything that looks like his music, but, i enjoy listening him everyday."
Mar 19, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Chuckle.  I see you kinda like Rachmaninoff, Milan!  
I couldn't possibly list my five favorites, because I don't rank them that way.   For example, I recognize Beethoven's greatness, but I'm not drawn to listen to his music.  I wouldn't dream of…"
Mar 19, 2013
Milan Arandjelovic replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"1.Rachmaninoff
2.Rachmaninoff
3.Rachmaninoff
4.Rachmaninoff
5.Tchaikovsky"
Mar 18, 2013
B Gray replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"This is more a ranking of stature for my sense of my favorite composers.
1) Bach
2) Beethoven / Schubert
3) Mozart
THE REST: Gabrielli, Victoria, Haydn, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Penderetski, Barber, Copland, Vaughn-Williams . ..…"
Mar 18, 2013
Jeff Brien replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Vivaldi/Bach
Beethoven/Mozart
Chopin/Chaikovsky
Barber/Mahler
Schubert/Bartok"
Jan 16, 2013
Eddy Gp replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"1. - Beethoven
2. - Wagner
3. - Borodin
4. - Rachmaninov / Chopin / R. Strauss
5. - Dvorak / Prokofiev"
Jan 3, 2013
David Unger replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Stenhammar for his piano music, Vaughan Williams for his symphonies, Lauridsen for his choral music, Berg for his operas and Schumann for his songs."
Jan 2, 2013
David Unger replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"1. Wilhelm Stenhammar
2. Ralph Vaughan Williams
3. Morten Lauridsen
4. Alban Berg
5. Robert Schumann

and just outside this list

Jake Heggie and Brad Mehldau"
Jan 2, 2013
Ursula Jasovec replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"There are so many good composers, but here it goes:


Beethoven
JS Bach
Stravinsky
Barber
Bernstein"
Sep 19, 2012
Olmnilnlolm replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"So here is my list of favorite composers for this year.

I defined my favorite composers as those who have challenged me and inspired me to rethink what music is, and what it should be in the future.
For those who don't know the names or the music…"
Apr 15, 2012
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  • Which samples? By that I mean, is it Garritan, EWQLSO, MOTU, VSL? Who made the voices you are using?
  • Hi Jacob, sorry for the late reply. I guess that because my symphony starts in A minor, it must be in that key, although the movement ends in B minor.

    I like your music very much. You have a great skill with chromatics. Which samples are you using?
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