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Offline S.Peterson

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favorite composer?
on: April 03, 2003, 07:21:11 PM
Hey guys!
I was wondering what your favorite composer is?
I love several, i.e. Chopin, Mozart,...etc. but I would have to say Bach is probably my favorite.
Also, does anyone have a favorite calssical piece? I realize I'm pushing it a little. If you're anything like I am than you would have so many favorites there's no way you could name them all. :D
That was all I wanted.
Thanks,
Sarah

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #1 on: April 04, 2003, 05:56:06 PM
umm.... I would have to say that my all time favorite composer is Beethoven, but Mozart is really really close to first. I adore them both!!! As far as my favorite piece goes, it really does depend on my mood!!! I would say that it's probably something like Mozart's "Requiem" or Beethoven's 9th symphony, or I really love Gounod's opera "Faust"!!

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #2 on: April 06, 2003, 08:56:36 AM
i'm really into 20th century composers.. rachmaninov, prokofiev, messiaen, rautavaara, bartok, schoenberg, scriabin, ravel - they're some of my favourites.
bach is definately one of my favourite composers. and also beethoven. and scarlatti.

there are too many great composers for me to choose favourites from :P

i love bartok's, ravel's and rachmaninov's piano concertos, and messiaen's turangalila symphony

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #3 on: April 07, 2003, 07:11:12 PM
I like Beethoven and Mozart both equally.  I've also been liking Grieg, Gottschalk, and Schubert more, but the former two are still my favs.

I don't know about a specific piece because there are just too many to pick from!  

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #4 on: April 07, 2003, 10:59:03 PM
My favorite composer would be probably bach and chopin.

My favorite piece is most assuredly chopin's fantasie impromptu. I listen to this piece numerous times a day and am looking at learning it myself.

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #5 on: April 08, 2003, 03:59:33 AM
I have several favourite composers...I like Beethoven, Chopin, and Brahms.  As for favourite piece - Chopin's op. 25 no. 1 or op. 25 no. 2.
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #6 on: April 08, 2003, 09:49:36 AM
Yes Brahms
Not my favourite though....
his hungarian dances are nice but not very original.
I like his paganini variations and the rhapsodies but yeah thats about it.
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #7 on: April 08, 2003, 03:00:09 PM
Liszt Ferencz

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #8 on: April 08, 2003, 07:22:56 PM
Scriabin

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #9 on: April 09, 2003, 05:58:03 AM
My favorites are Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Ravel, Debussy, Chopin and Liszt.  If I had to choose only one to play and listen to for a lifetime, it would be Rachmaninoff.
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #10 on: April 10, 2003, 12:12:01 AM
Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #11 on: April 10, 2003, 06:51:01 AM
same
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #12 on: June 01, 2003, 10:06:56 AM
Mozart has recently become one of my favourite composers ;D
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #13 on: June 01, 2003, 02:10:58 PM
Mozart was once my favorite, when i haven't heard much of chopin. but now it's CCCHHHHOOOOPPPIIINNN!!!!

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #14 on: June 01, 2003, 02:11:00 PM
Mozart was once my favorite, when i haven't heard much of chopin. but now it's CCCHHHHOOOOPPPIIINNN!!!!

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #15 on: June 02, 2003, 07:39:40 AM

Of course, CHOPIN!!

I also like Mendelssohn, Liszt, and Schbert.

I love Chopin!

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #16 on: June 02, 2003, 09:00:53 AM
If I were to decide on a "favorite" composer, most definitely Schubert. Also Liszt, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Scarlatti, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Ravel, Sorabji. Franck, Shostakovitch. Haydn. Dupre (an organ composer I'm afraid). I am currently working on pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Liszt, and Schumann. There is so much to say in this regard, I'd best be quiet. :-X
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #17 on: June 03, 2003, 05:19:44 PM
Depending on the day and on my mood...

Beethoven for tempestuous days, Chopin for lyrical days, Brahms for active days, Debussy for dreamy days, Mozart for all kind of days...

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #18 on: June 04, 2003, 05:43:23 AM
i absolutely love rachmaninov and chopin cuz they r so good at getting the incredibly full sound that u can only get from the piano.
rach on!

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #19 on: June 04, 2003, 12:02:33 PM
My dear brothers and sisters.

I do enjoy my moments I have to share with you. I just would like to share that I do indeed, as i'm sure many of you do, fluctuate sometimes daily, as to which composer at the time most speaks to my heart. But with all honest, and with no difficulty I say that J.S. Bach is in my book the Greatist composer that ever lived, if not the most important. When I listen to Bach, especially and almost exclusively Gould, I can't help but sing. I walk the streets of the town I live in singing Bach, right along with Gould I might add ( ;D). Bach's music is truly divine. It can calm the most violent storms of emotion, only to replace it with the most overwhelming feelings of Innocence, Warmth and Compassion that I have ever felt. I could even go as far as to say that on certain occations I feel as if the very fingers of God are singing the Bach piece I'm listening to; especially The Goldberg Variation number 12 Canone alla Quarta. I do indeed wish you all the chance to be swept away by such divinly inspired music.

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #20 on: June 18, 2003, 05:38:00 PM
My favorite composers are Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff.  Hence the name I have on this forum.

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #21 on: June 24, 2003, 01:10:36 AM
My favorite Composers in order are Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #22 on: July 08, 2003, 06:43:17 AM
in order
1. Beethoven
2. Mozart
3. Schubert
4. Chopin
5. Rachmaninov
6. Liszt
well I like em all so it's hard to number em all :)

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #23 on: July 08, 2003, 07:32:23 AM
Rachmaninoff. I love all of his works ---  no exceptions whatsoever!

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #24 on: July 08, 2003, 07:45:18 AM
Well, I guess if I was to be stranded on a desert island with the works of only one composer forever, it would have to be Beethoven.  He produced more varied *colors* than most composers.  Plus his music is easy to live with.
So much music, so little time........

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #25 on: August 01, 2003, 02:10:35 AM
J. S. Bach.  I want to play the whole work, I worked already on it and I'm planning to complete that repertoire  in no more than 10 years. 8) 8) 8) ;)
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #26 on: August 01, 2003, 02:59:03 AM
well...
1) chopin
2) beethoven/beach/brahms
3) rachmaninoff/bach/haydn
4) granados/de falla/copland/debussy
5) anon. (medieval)
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1217) mozart
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #27 on: August 01, 2003, 04:59:56 AM
not enough Ravel's out there, I think ^^ and Jeux d'Eau is my lover =P
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #28 on: August 01, 2003, 09:30:01 AM
1.chopin
2.beethoven
3.rachmaninoff
4.debussy
5.scriabin
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #29 on: August 01, 2003, 09:38:51 AM
fav pieces.. clarinet concerto - mozart.   ballade no.1 in g-minor-chopin

btw.. amee... u like chopin's etude op.25 no.1? ive just started playing it.. but i find it almost a big repetitive at times... maybe cuz ive been playing it for about a week...
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #30 on: August 02, 2003, 02:29:32 PM
So many but I love Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Ravel, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Bartok and Gershwin. And Shostakovich, hmm and some Stravinsky. As for an all time favourite piece - that would have to be Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto,
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #31 on: September 11, 2003, 08:41:50 AM
beethoven was my favourite composer when i started learning piano. And now,Franz Liszt is my favourite composer.

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Reply #32 on: September 11, 2003, 05:04:18 PM
almost every composer has a piece that really moves me.
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #33 on: September 11, 2003, 10:19:22 PM
I love Rachmaninoff, early Scriabin, and recently I've been getting into Hindemith and Barber...

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Reply #34 on: September 14, 2003, 04:45:23 PM
Liszt maybe...what about new age composer ? i prefer George Winston,especially his transcription of Pacelbell's variation of kanon in d and Bach's cantatas.

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Reply #35 on: September 29, 2003, 08:31:38 AM
My favorite is   J.S. Bach  ;D especially the Italian Concerto (which i am currently workin on).
oh, also, i m starting to like Bela Bartok's Suite Op.14. (at first, i really did not like it, but as time pass.. i started to take an interest of it) ;)

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #36 on: September 29, 2003, 09:21:52 PM
The Bartok is awesome!
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #37 on: April 05, 2004, 11:07:12 PM
Liszt, Chopin and Beethoven top the list in general.
Schumann, Brahms and Schubert come next.
Then there are Ravel, Debussy, Bach, Rachmaninov, Skriabin and some Mozart.

Rachmaninov is cool stuff, with shades of darkness serving as his signature. His concertos are awesome but I don't like his sonatas at all.

Ravel's fluency in his flow is alway a pleasure to the ears, as is most of Debussy's.

Bach's architectural structure is often grand. Listening to Bach is always relaxing and refreshing.

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So my conclusion is - enjoy the best from all worlds!
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Reply #38 on: April 06, 2004, 01:36:28 PM
Absolutely Ludwig van Beethoven. I also like Bach, Schumann, Chopin, Tschaikowsky, Mozart and Rachmaninoff. But Beethoven is def. my number 1!!!

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Reply #39 on: April 06, 2004, 01:59:48 PM
Rachmaninov
Chopin
Ravel
Prokofiev.
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #40 on: April 07, 2004, 10:43:09 AM
Nobody mentioned Erik Satie  :'(

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Reply #41 on: April 07, 2004, 11:12:37 AM
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Nobody mentioned Erik Satie  :'(


Exactly. That was why he wrote the Vexations, just to anticipate himself being vexed at the unpopularity of his music . . . heehee! ;D
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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #42 on: April 08, 2004, 09:39:48 PM
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My dear brothers and sisters.

I do enjoy my moments I have to share with you. I just would like to share that I do indeed, as i'm sure many of you do, fluctuate sometimes daily, as to which composer at the time most speaks to my heart. But with all honest, and with no difficulty I say that J.S. Bach is in my book the Greatist composer that ever lived, if not the most important. When I listen to Bach, especially and almost exclusively Gould, I can't help but sing. I walk the streets of the town I live in singing Bach, right along with Gould I might add ( ;D). Bach's music is truly divine. It can calm the most violent storms of emotion, only to replace it with the most overwhelming feelings of Innocence, Warmth and Compassion that I have ever felt. I could even go as far as to say that on certain occations I feel as if the very fingers of God are singing the Bach piece I'm listening to; especially The Goldberg Variation number 12 Canone alla Quarta. I do indeed wish you all the chance to be swept away by such divinly inspired music.

DepravedPianist


Whenever I listen to any Bach "x+fugue" organ work (esp. in the minor) I get the thought that "this is the closest one could come to proof of the existence of some kind of "god".

My fave composers (in no particular order):

Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Liszt
Schumann
Brahms
Rachmaninoff



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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #43 on: April 15, 2004, 02:59:59 AM
:D  My Favorite composer is LISZT because the style of his music varies greatly with the time of composition in his lifetime.  

One can see this if they compare the Etude in 12 exercises, 12 grand Etudes, and the ever-popular 12 Transcendental etudes.  

If not liszt, I have to say other favorites (in no particular order) are Balakirev, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Chopin, Bellini, or Busoni.

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Reply #44 on: April 15, 2004, 05:23:10 AM
S. Peterson...it's refreshing to hear someone say BACH! So many pianists I know, don't like Bach. I think it may be hard for them to interpret his pieces. Of course I love Chopin, Mozart, Rach, Liszt, etc....but I guess my favorite composer (right now anyway) is Gottschalk. One of my favorite pieces ever is "L'Union" and "Bamboula"...(actually, the middle slow part is so probably the most moving piece I've ever heard). Not too many others like Gottschalk, and I don't hear him played much. Seems I either like the really S L O W passionate music or hard, fast, loud virtuoso type.

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Reply #45 on: April 15, 2004, 06:43:18 AM
1. chopin
2. rachmaninoff
3. scriabin

i know im a hopeless romantic. *sigh*

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Re: favorite composer?
Reply #46 on: April 22, 2004, 02:17:12 AM
Alkan and Beethoven come to mind.
but chopin is probably the composer i keep forgetting the importance of, my first piece was chopin and all the pieces im working on now are chopin.
i also love scriabin ,rach, liszt, schubert, schumann. godowsky, and the usual stuff, plus some unusual  ;)
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Reply #47 on: April 22, 2004, 03:51:18 AM
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Alkan and Beethoven come to mind.
but chopin is probably the composer i keep forgetting the importance of, my first piece was chopin and all the pieces im working on now are chopin.
i also love scriabin ,rach, liszt, schubert, schumann. godowsky, and the usual stuff, plus some unusual  ;)


Hi comme_le_vent,
I am interested in expanding my knowledge of composers.  I don't know too much about Alkan.  Can you suggest some of your favorite pieces of Alkan I should listen to?
thanks, donjuan

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Reply #48 on: April 22, 2004, 06:27:29 AM
1. Maurice Ravel
2. Franz(Ferenc) Liszt
3. Manuel de Falla

Not many know of the last one, which is sad. Though his works aren't plentiful, he wrote some of the most beautiful spanish music ever. And he was also a friend of the composer who's number one in my lis(z)t ;D.

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Reply #49 on: April 22, 2004, 06:40:33 PM
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i also love scriabin ,rach, liszt, schubert, schumann. godowsky, and the usual stuff, plus some unusual  


Comme-le-vent, what do you mean under unusual :o???
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