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Who are your favourite piano composers?

J. S. Bach
Scarlatti
Haydn
Mozart
Beethoven
Schubert
Mendelssohn
Chopin
Schumann
Liszt
Brahms
Tchaikovsky
Grieg
Debussy
Scriabin
Rachmaninoff
Ravel
Prokofiev
Bartók
Medtner
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Who are your favourite piano composers? (Read 1811 times)

Offline jsen

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Who are your favourite piano composers?
« on: November 18, 2012, 10:20:32 PM »
You can choose your 3 favourite composers, for piano music. Sorry if I forgot any composer, I chose the best known. You can vote for "another" and indicate his name on forum. Sorry for my bad english too.
Hope you participate and enjoy it.

Offline mikeowski

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 12:01:18 AM »
You made some mistakes with the names:
It's
Schubert
Schumann
Liszt
Just saying.

Offline clavile

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 04:54:33 AM »
Everybody makes mistakes though, right?

...and we don't have to be rude and point them out when they do.


Mozart, Chopin, and Debussy. Amazing composers! Fun poll, jsen!
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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 06:51:38 AM »
Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Medtner.

Offline zezhyrule

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 07:56:37 AM »
Why is Bartok not an option? I question the validity of this poll!

Not to mention countless other composers as well. Oh well, I went with Beethoven, Scriabin, and Debussy
Currently learning -

- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3

Offline jsen

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 08:06:38 AM »
You made some mistakes with the names:
It's
Schubert
Schumann
Liszt
Just saying.

Really sorry for that, I already corrected it . Thanks

Offline emrysmerlin

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 12:26:57 PM »
Why only three?  :-\

Offline thesuineg

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 12:34:54 PM »
Mozart is obvious, but the others are really unclear for me.
Anyways, ended up with brahms and rach. though both bach and schumann are very close

Offline stoudemirestat

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 12:43:02 PM »
At this point: Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin.

Top 12 (solo) piano works for each:

Liszt.

1. Piano Sonata.
2. Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen.
3. Années de pèlerinage. Deuxième année; Italie (Favourites: Sposalizio, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata (given a good performance, which is VERY rare, it's one of my very favourite piano pieces)).
4. Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (Favourites: Pensée des morts, Funérailles).
5. Ballade No. 2.
6. Douze études d'exécution transcendante (Favourites: Ricordanza, Chasse-Neige).
7. Années de pèlerinage. Première année; Suisse (Favourites: Vallée d'Obermann, Les cloches de Genève: Nocturne).
8. Deux épisodes d'apres le Faust de Lenau (Favourite: Mephisto Waltz No. 1).
9. Réminiscences de Norma, Réminiscences de Don Juan.
10. Trois Odes Funèbres (Favourite: Le Triomphe funèbre du Tasse).
11. Deux légendes (Favourite: St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots). 
12. Années de pèlerinage. Troisième année (Favourites: Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este I and II: Thrénodie, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este).

Beethoven:

1. Piano Sonata Op. 109.
2. Piano Sonata Op. 57.
3. Piano Sonata Op. 110.
4. Piano Sonata Op. 27 No. 1.
5. Piano Sonata Op. 53.
6. Piano Sonata Op. 13.
7. Piano Sonata Op. 27 No. 2.
7. Piano Sonata Op. 106.
8. Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 3.
9. Piano Sonata Op. 81a.
10. Piano Sonata Op. 10 No. 3.
11. Piano Sonata Op. 26.
12. Piano Sonata Op. 31 No. 2.

Chopin

1. Études Op. 25 (Favourites: 7, 11, 12).
2. Ballade No. 4.
3. Scherzo No. 3.
4. Nocturnes Op. 27 (Favourite: No. 2).
5. Preludes Op. 28 (Favourites: 4, 15, 24).
6. Piano Sonata No. 2.
7. Ballade No. 1.
8. Nocturnes Op. 48 (Favourite: 1).
9. Piano Sonata No. 3.
10. Études Op. 10 (Favourites: 9, 12).
11. Scherzo No. 2.
12. Ballade No. 2.

Offline jsen

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 02:09:48 PM »
Why is Bartok not an option? I question the validity of this poll!

Not to mention countless other composers as well. Oh well, I went with Beethoven, Scriabin, and Debussy

I will add some more composers but you have to understand that is impossible to choose ALL piano composers!

Offline jsen

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #10 on: November 19, 2012, 02:21:20 PM »
Why only three?  :-\

Because it's a "favourite" choice, not a "like choice" ( Of course, people generally appreciate more than 3 composers). It would be worse if it were only to choose 1 composer. I chose 3 because I think it's a good number. 5 or 6 it is a large number for a "favourite choice".

Offline evitaevita

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 08:07:53 PM »
Why only three?  :-\

 :(
I have exactly the same problem!...

I voted for Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin, although it was a very difficult decision!
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Offline davidjosepha

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Re: Who are your favourite piano composers?
«Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 08:24:39 PM »
A difficult decision for me too, although I think 3 composers is plenty.

Had the question been, "If you could only play 3 composers for the rest of your life, who would you choose?", my answer most likely would have been Bach, Beethoven, and Scriabin, simply due to the depth, quantity, and quality of their works, although at this point in my life, I don't even enjoy Beethoven's sonatas all that much.

However, since the question was for favorite composers, I chose Liszt, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff, simply because I enjoy listening to them the most. Rachmaninoff wouldn't have made the cut in the possible question I posed above because he didn't write all that much piano music, and much of what he did write was average at best. However, when on his A game, his music is the best. I also imagine I will grow tired of his and Liszt's "heart-on-the-sleeve" approach to music as I grow older, although I guess it's possible that doesn't happen. I really hope that doesn't happen