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Who is your favorite?

Liszt
12 (42.9%)
Busoni
4 (14.3%)
Cziffra
2 (7.1%)
Volodos
0 (0%)
Horowitz
0 (0%)
Other (please specify)
2 (7.1%)
Czerny
0 (0%)
Thalberg
2 (7.1%)
Tausig
0 (0%)
Godowsky
1 (3.6%)
Reger
0 (0%)
Gould
0 (0%)
Kempff
0 (0%)
Hough
0 (0%)
Grainger
1 (3.6%)
Makashoff
0 (0%)
J. S. Bach
0 (0%)
Moszkowski
0 (0%)
Brassin
0 (0%)
Bartok
0 (0%)
Pletnev
0 (0%)
Wild
0 (0%)
Rosenblatt
0 (0%)
Whitney
1 (3.6%)
Solis
0 (0%)
Hamauzu
1 (3.6%)
Kameoka
0 (0%)
Feinberg
1 (3.6%)
Friedman
0 (0%)
Siloti
0 (0%)
Taneyev
0 (0%)
Guion
0 (0%)
Kabalevsky
0 (0%)
Gershwin
0 (0%)
Tatum
0 (0%)
Savino
0 (0%)
Gavrilin
0 (0%)
Helps
0 (0%)
Hinton
0 (0%)
Madsen
0 (0%)
Raff
0 (0%)
Reynolds
0 (0%)
Shchedrin
0 (0%)
Sorabji
0 (0%)
Warren
0 (0%)
Walter
0 (0%)
Stradal
0 (0%)
Schalk
0 (0%)
Rohm
0 (0%)
Willner
0 (0%)
Hynais
0 (0%)
Ganz
0 (0%)
Herz
0 (0%)
Jirko
0 (0%)
Ogden
0 (0%)
Rubinstein
0 (0%)
Templeton
0 (0%)
Petri
0 (0%)
Cortot
0 (0%)
Barth
0 (0%)
Balakirev
0 (0%)
Chasin
0 (0%)
Moore
0 (0%)
Lewenthal
0 (0%)
Stevenson
0 (0%)
Haubiel
0 (0%)
Wesendonck
0 (0%)
Klindworth
0 (0%)
Paderewski
0 (0%)
D'Albert
0 (0%)
Levant
0 (0%)
John Bach
0 (0%)
Mukerji
0 (0%)
Lowry
0 (0%)
Steiner
0 (0%)
Rabinowitsch
0 (0%)
Sennett
0 (0%)
Cramer
0 (0%)
Pabst
0 (0%)
Levine
0 (0%)
Geehl
0 (0%)
Kapustin
0 (0%)
Goldbeck
0 (0%)
Joseffy
0 (0%)
Jonas
0 (0%)
Foeckeler
1 (3.6%)

Total Members Voted: 27



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Topic: Favorite composer of transcriptions, arrangements, and/or paraphrases  (Read 11745 times)

Offline j_menz

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how about RACHMANINOFF????????????????

Hahaha.. did we really miss him out?  :-[
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left" -- Oscar Levant

Offline khantallis123

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Grief, i suggest Stravinskylover add grieg...

Offline alistaircrane4

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liszt

Offline visitor

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Katsaris
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Offline awesom_o

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How brilliant! I love Katsaris! He is one of the great masters of our time, and clearly has quite the sense of humour!

Offline kakeithewolf

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I am surprised no one selected Sorabji. I found some of his arrangements quite entrancing.
Per novitatem, artium est renascatur.

Finished with making music for quite a long time.

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I'm sorry if i'm mistaken, but you didn't add Hamelin or saint-sans(his Thais Paraphrase is just...)

Offline rubinsteinmad

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WHERE. IS. RACHMANINOFF >:(

Ravel did some transcriptions, too.

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Debussy

Offline ahinton

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I am surprised no one selected Sorabji. I found some of his arrangements quite entrancing.
Perhaps this was in part because his transcription work is such a small fraction of his output as a whole, consisting as it does of just the Trois Pastiches (Chopin, Bizet and Rimsky-Korsakov, 1922), Pasticcio Capriccioso (Chopin, 1933), two Bach transcriptions (1940 and 1945), two versions of Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole (1923 and 1945) and, finally, the closing scene from Strauss's Salome (1947) - so nothing at all for the final 35 years of his creative career. The Ravel ones include some grave impracticalities (mainly in its last movement) although also contain attractive treatment of the material, the Pastiches are quite amusing and the Bach transcription all well worth attention, but the crown of the all is the Strauss, although it's an utter beast to play. It was premièred just a few years ago by the uniquely intrepid and supremely gifted Jonathan Powell, who has given several performance of it since. All of them have been edited/typeset and all have been performed.

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Offline rubinsteinmad

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TBR, you should be VERY ashamed for not including Rachmaninoff or Hamelin.

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BTW, "Mikhashoff" is spelled wrong.

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Also, you didnt mention Agosti...

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GURRRRRRRRRR Wheres Weissenberg?

Offline ronde_des_sylphes

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I assumed I must have voted first time round, then found I hadn't. I still can't choose a actual favourite, though Liszt is the best overall.

...saint-saens(his Thais Paraphrase is just...)

!! good taste  ;D

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Offline rubinsteinmad

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I assumed I must have voted first time round, then found I hadn't. I still can't choose a actual favourite, though Liszt is the best overall.

!! good taste  ;D



Just so you know, khantallis was my 2nd account.

Offline khantallis123

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Just so you know, khantallis was my 2nd account.

Oui oui, I am.


Comfirmed.

Offline ronde_des_sylphes

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Just so you know, khantallis was my 2nd account.

Haha.  :) Nice one.

Have either of you ever encountered a cd recording of that Saint-Saens? It's work in progress for me, and I can't find any comparative listening.
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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Haha.  :) Nice one.

Have either of you ever encountered a cd recording of that Saint-Saens? It's work in progress for me, and I can't find any comparative listening.

No.

And I bet you cant guess who my first account was :D

(Rubinsteinmad is my 3rd account; kypiano is my 4th account; and I have a 5th account but I dont use it.)

Offline ronde_des_sylphes

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And I bet you cant guess who my first account was :D

(Rubinsteinmad is my 3rd account; kypiano is my 4th account; and I have a 5th account but I dont use it.)

Oh ok, you must be michael_sayers then ;D
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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Oh ok, you must be michael_sayers then ;D

Nope. Guess again.


My first account is even older than michael_sayers

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my choices are fairly straightforward: Liszt, Rach, Busoni

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Praise Foeckeler the Great pianist!

Offline winsto7

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Do contemporary arrangers count? If so it would be David Hicken or Jennifer Thomas
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