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Favourite classical composer?
ozoneocean at 7:46AM, Jan. 21, 2007
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Who's your fave classical composer?

I've no artistic pretensions here, I like big popular ones :)
My faves are:
Tiachovsky
Verdi
Stravinsky
Grieg
Prokofiev
Ravel
and Beethoven

…in that order pretty much. I never really liked Motzart though… and Wagner is a bit toooooooooo dense…

Who is your fave or faves?
Perhaps you have a greater artistic appreciation of them than I?
 
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Tantz Aerine at 9:40AM, Jan. 21, 2007
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Ooo I like populars as well. They are popular for a reason ;)

Chopin is my absolute favourite!

Tsaikovsky
Beethoven
Mozart
Some Rachmaninov
Brahms
Bizet
and most of Verdi

There are more, but these are the first that come to mind.
 
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Crazy Dutchman at 11:23AM, Jan. 21, 2007
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Tchaikovsky
Wagner
Grieg
Debussy
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ozoneocean at 11:59AM, Jan. 21, 2007
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oooo, I forgot Bizet… Carmen is such a lovely opera. :)
 
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Tantz Aerine at 1:12PM, Jan. 21, 2007
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Yes it is :) I also like Nabucco quite a bit.

And a cookie to Dutchman for spelling Tchaikovsky correctly, first trial! :)
 
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kaminari at 1:29PM, Jan. 21, 2007
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Mendelssohn!!


Wagner had a very interesting relationship with Ludwig II of Bavaria.
Neuschwanstein castle is like his shrine to Wagner.
Neat place to visit if you're ever in Bavaria.

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ozoneocean at 10:00PM, Jan. 21, 2007
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kaminari
Wagner had a very interesting relationship with Ludwig II of Bavaria.
Neuschwanstein castle is like his shrine to Wagner.
Neat place to visit if you're ever in Bavaria.
It's more or a rumour that anything though, because Wagner had about a million girlfriends and Ludwig was a little obsessive and dreamy…
 
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SarahN at 10:21PM, Jan. 21, 2007
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Beethoven.
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Crazy Dutchman at 6:47AM, Jan. 22, 2007
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Tantz Aerine
And a cookie to Dutchman for spelling Tchaikovsky correctly, first trial! :)
Thanks :D
Still I do have trouble remembering names of classical composers. I mostly remember the melodies, not the title and composer. There's this one song on my mind, a very famous one that a lot of people will recognize. It's very happy and I believe it's used in various family-comedies (the little Disney-like ones). I'll try to look up what it is, maybe I can find it on a CD somewhere :)

And I had to look up who composed ‘Carol of the Bells’. I love that classical piece. Turns out Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych wrote it, don't know anything else of that guy so I can't call it a favorite but I love all the different adaptions to that song.
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jgib99 at 9:58PM, Jan. 22, 2007
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Mozart
Beethoven
Strauss
Bach
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Priceman at 8:40PM, Jan. 30, 2007
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Beethoven and Mozart
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 3:19AM, Feb. 2, 2007
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I like the dramatic, depressing ones…

Tchaikovsky (that's how ya spell it!)~ especially… the swan lake Act II opening song.. you know… the mournful one that brings to mind shadowy graveyards, vampires and biting winter winds… (or is that just for me?) and the Act III opening is a good song for the gym!! weird… ^^
I also like the Sleeping Beauty ballet, mostly the main song and the final song– “Apotheosis”… it's so beautiful! It's like gilded aural ecstasy! (wow that can sound pervyish) and then it ends with blaring trumpets!

I also love Chopin… his stuff's good for when I'm feeling deep and existentialist. “Polonaise #6” is one of my very favorites.

Saint-Saens is frickin sweet too~~ especially… dammit what is the song called? it's from later in his career, and …well it's pretty.

lessee… Ravel is awesome, my first symphony they played “La Mer” and “Bolero”..

Oh, and Gackt. ^________________________^! he-plays-classical-pianooo!
I'm probably forgetting one of my staple favorites, but hey, that's life
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 3:20AM, Feb. 2, 2007
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oh and dvorak
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SpANG at 11:24PM, Feb. 3, 2007
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Schubert
Ravel
Brahms
Mozart
Beethoven
Tchaikovsky
Bach
Chopin
Handel
Vivaldi


… And John Williams. Yeah, I know he's not classical, but he is my favorite composer of all time. If any of the classical composers were alive today, they wouldn't be writing operas. They'd be doing what Williams does. Movie soundtracks.
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suzi at 5:40PM, Feb. 4, 2007
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God, I don't understand why Tchaikovsky's so popular. I really can't stand him.

I'm a classical pianist, so, my list is kind of biased towards that.

Claude Debussy <3
Maurice Ravel (but i'm not too fond of the bolero)
Felix Mendelssohn (some – the Songs without Words are just so nice to play)
L von Beethoven
Olivier Messaien (organist, composer, and ornithologist – I just started a piece from his “Catalogue D'oiseaux” which is based on birdsong)
Igor Stravinsky
Philip Glass
Frederick Chopin
some JS Bach

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Kristen Gudsnuk at 10:08AM, Feb. 8, 2007
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I like Tchaikovsky because his music is really emotional. There's so much feeling behind it, in my opinion (I really have no basis for saying that, it's just how I feeeel) also, there's a part of the song from Swan Lake that sounds a lot like “Somewhere” from West Side Story… EXCEPT BETTER! (“huh?” you ask. “How could anyone even possibly dream of writing a better song than those on the WSS soundtrack?”)
also he had cool hair.
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