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Which composer is your favorite?

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Bach is for me the greatest composer ever, but I am also very keen on very modern composer's,and my favourite for some time has been Peter Maxwell Davies, an English composer who has written a large number of works, a lot of which have been inspired by the life and culture of the Orkney Islands where he has lived for a number of years. I would be interested to know what other people think of his work.

Incidentally he has recently been commissioned by Naxos to write a number of string quartets which shows how adventurous good old Naxos have become.

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Originally posted by violinist82:

I can't believe no one mentioned Johann Strauss! The Blue Danube is a great piece!

Gee, didn't you read my post? wink.gif I included him in my "favorite composer" list.

By the way, I love his operettas as well, "Die Fledermaus", "Gypsy Baron" and "Wiener Blut" are wonderful stuff!

Toscha

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Standard reply but still valid:

1. Beethoven

1.000001 Bach

4. Mozart

6.BrahmsSchubertTchaikowskyDvorakProvofievSchostokovithcHaydnHandel,etc.

The big three still reign supreme.

Now somtimes when I am listening to Brahms or someone else I think I like them best, but that's just the passion of the moment.

Hey, how about Schikele, or is it PDQ Bach?

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Originally just Tchaik (see post #4)

But this thread got me thinking...so now

1. Still Tchaik

2. Bach (many votes from us with good reason)

3. Verdi (not mentioned yet if I'm not mistaken)

4. St. Gregory-patron saint of music (a.k.a. Gregorian chant)

5. Mendelssohn (probably not my #5 but I feel bad as Bernd said that nobody's mentioned him.)

Many other mentionables that just missed, but they'd take to long to think of and list.

DM

[This message has been edited by DigiMark (edited 07-29-2000).]

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Toscha,

oops, I guess I wasn't looking very closely smile.gif We played Die Fledermaus in orchestra this year. Have you heard Vienna Blood? I like that one too. Also, have you listened to any of Richard or Edward? I have a cd of Johann, and another of the other Strauss's. Very cool.

violinist82

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