Piano Forum



Remembering the great Maurizio Pollini
Legendary pianist Maurizio Pollini defined modern piano playing through a combination of virtuosity of the highest degree, a complete sense of musical purpose and commitment that works in complete control of the virtuosity. His passing was announced by Milanís La Scala opera house on March 23. Read more >>

Topic: Composer's Choice For Greatest Musician!?  (Read 1442 times)

Offline Allan

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
Composer's Choice For Greatest Musician!?
on: February 26, 2005, 12:00:40 AM
There are many different composers that we all enjoy to varying degrees.  If we could take all the great (or, shall we say, well known)  composers and ask them who their very favorite composer was, what would be the result?  My guess is.....Bach is the majority winner!

I will go with the composer's pick!   ;)

______________________

"...for Bach still holds good, and when I have edified myself sufficiently with Handel's common chords, I long for the precious dissonances of the Passion."
                           ---F. Liszt  (From the Letters of F. Liszt, vol. 2.)

Offline chopinisque

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 227
Re: Composer's Choice For Greatest Musician!?
Reply #1 on: February 26, 2005, 01:46:41 AM
Bach definitely.  They all seem to just want to write a set of preludes (and fugues) in every key a la Bach.
Mad about Chopin.

Offline steinwayguy

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 991
Re: Composer's Choice For Greatest Musician!?
Reply #2 on: February 26, 2005, 06:37:11 AM
I don't think there is any question it would be Bach. Now I just wonder who Bach regarded as the greatest composer...

Offline apion

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 757
Re: Composer's Choice For Greatest Musician!?
Reply #3 on: February 26, 2005, 06:56:02 AM
I don't think there is any question it would be Bach. Now I just wonder who Bach regarded as the greatest composer...

That's the problem.  I think Bach actually liked Vivaldi .....

Offline Radix

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 65
Re: Composer's Choice For Greatest Musician!?
Reply #4 on: February 28, 2005, 01:44:41 AM
I think that Rachmaninoff's was Medtner, and that Medtner's was Beethoven.

Offline musik_man

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 739
Re: Composer's Choice For Greatest Musician!?
Reply #5 on: February 28, 2005, 01:49:21 AM


That's the problem. I think Bach actually liked Vivaldi .....

Bach also had a much smaller selection of composers, so we can't blame him for that one.
/)_/)
(^.^)
((__))o
For more information about this topic, click search below!
 

Logo light pianostreet.com - the website for classical pianists, piano teachers, students and piano music enthusiasts.

Subscribe for unlimited access

Sign up

Follow us

Piano Street Digicert