Olmnilnlolm replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"The last several posts on this topic were most eloquently written, and raised profound questions, with regard to what we mean by "most important" works of music, and "most "influential" works.  

I want to read and contemplate the significance of…"
Jan 11, 2016
Al Johnston replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"Be careful not to conflate importance with influence.
Musical tradition in the West began to value contrast over monotony, ordered chaos over featureless eternity, during the age known as the Enlightenment (roughly, the 18th century). The…"
Jan 9, 2016
Ian Ring replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"here are some for your list...Bach - Well Tempered Klavier
Beethoven - Symphony No 9 (Ode To Joy)
Moussourgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition
Debussy - Apres-midi d'une faune
Holst - The Planets
Stravinsky - Rite of Spring
Elvis Presley - That's All…"
Dec 28, 2015
Viktor Mastoridis replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
A great resource for this discussion:-)
Composer links for Howard Goodall's 50 works which changed the course of music history."
Feb 9, 2013
Spiros Makris replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"The Emperor will have your head.  Fredrick zinos said:
Spiros. good question as to Schumann. My opinon..If I were trapped on an isalnd with only one piano concerto it would be the Schumann. for me, personally it is the most satisfying work in that…"
Feb 3, 2013
Spiros Makris replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"Wouldn't you shove some Schumann into that list? I think that epsecially Horowitz's performance of the Kinderszenen is of incredible pedagogical value. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxz2UfCYtQk . Imo the students should be exposed to the video…"
Feb 3, 2013
Olmnilnlolm replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"Sorry if I am writing too much on this thread, but I find the topic compelling.
I just wanted to say, I agree with what Gav said in general about subjectivity, and with what he said specifically about Miles Davis.
Furthermore, I wished to add, if…"
Feb 3, 2013
Olmnilnlolm replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"PS
Are others having trouble with the edit function?
I wanted to correct the mispelling of "Brahams" in the last post to "Brahms," but I could not.
I performed the edit, but the change did not take."
Feb 3, 2013
Olmnilnlolm replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"(List continued from previous post)
24. Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92: II. Allegretto (abbrev. version) At its debut, Beethoven claimed that Symphony No. 7 was one of his best works, with its second movement, allegretto, being so…"
Feb 3, 2013
Olmnilnlolm replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"When I read your question, I saw the word “works,” and so thought of what I considered the most important specific compositions, that are important, in terms of influence and quality. You wanted a list of 40. I found a list of 50 on the internet,…"
Feb 3, 2013
Gavin Brown replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"In a conversation such as this, nobody's wrong, as the opinions expressed are entirely subjective. Each composer I listed changed the conversation about music by either introducing a brand new form, introducing a personal twist which was so unique…"
Feb 2, 2013
Chocolatedog replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"Never thought I would see TOn Loc's Wild thing on a list with Miles Davis' So What. I would love to know the raitonale for that. not that your wrong but just why lol. "
Feb 2, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"Trying to choose 40 pieces of art by voting reminds me futile attempts to create a universal multi-culture. A teacher has the right to be biased towards what is most impressing for him (her) personally. Otherwise the art can be presented to children…"
Dec 17, 2012
David Unger replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"I'd say it's important not to forget music of the present, such as Lady Gaga, Sofia Gubaidulina and Michael Buble for example. These and others have made huge impact on the music scene and might/should be considered to be part of a future canon of…"
Dec 17, 2012
Viktor Mastoridis replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"If you are into Spotify, here are the links to the music, as the above links provide only the notation.
Perotin: Viderunt Omnes by Hilliard - beautiful and truly heavenly
Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dames (whole album) - nice, calm, gentle, proves the…"
Nov 4, 2012
Victor Eijkhout replied to Viktor Mastoridis's discussion List of most important musical works - any genre
"Viktor Mastoridis said:
Victor, if you just click on the link, an empty page opens indeed.

Ok, so don't click on them. The forum software is broken in its URL detection.

Victor."
Nov 3, 2012
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  • Greetings Viktor,

    I like Quiet River. It is light and airy. The melodic changes are very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

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