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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:19 pm
by Chris X
Oops, excuse my spelling error. I meant I have not tried any other Scriabin.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:01 am
by 109-1082165152
Beethoven has always been my most favorite composer. I do enjoy playing others but Beethoven comes before Mozart and Bach in my list. (No Offense)

Those I enjoy listening to:
George Crumb

You can tell what I like from the top list.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:00 pm
by Dr. Bill Leland
Mr. C.

I like your list a lot. Crumb's "Voice of the Whale" and "Ancient Voices of Children" are two of my favorites, as is Berg's "Lyric Suite" for string quartet. But tell me something: how do you 'listen' to Cage's 4'33"???

Dr. B.

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 5:46 pm
by 109-1082165152
Dr. B

Refresh my memory please :( is this the silent one? If it is....

One word - WOW!!! Who could have imagine!

How do you like Penderecki's Threnody?

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 10:32 pm
by 81-1074658942
O yes contemporary composers. Very cool. I haven't heard much of them, just because I would have to buy a whole bunch of CDs I've never heard of in order to get a taste for their works. Kind of inconvenient. has some interesting information and you can listen to a few works per composer. I listened to Cage's Christmas suite for piano. I've never really heard anything like it. It was different from what I'm used to, but kind of amazing, actually.

Christopher Theofanidis wrote some really brilliant music! but i would be kind of suprised if anyone in here had heard of him. He's very very contemporary, and I don't think he's too widely known yet. But he didn't seem to take on Cage's type of style. His orchestral work "Rainbow Body" [on the CD of the same title, but there are other works on it]was mentioned in the Reader's Digest. You can hear short sound clips of that on I can't wait to hear the rest of it!

Has anyone else heard anything by Erkki-Sven Tuur? Another new composer. A friend and I heard his "insula deserta" for strings when we were at the symphony. It was great!

I love new music!!!!!

By the way, I knew that my favorite composer would be different a month after my first post in here. Well I was right. I'm on a bit of a Chopin/Shostakovich kick right now. :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 7:49 pm
by 100-1083376015
and Brahms

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 10:45 pm
by 81-1074658942
I LOVE Brahms! His German requiem is gorgeous.... yes yes yes. I would love to see a live performance of that. And some really beautiful Bible verses were chosen as the text. [I remembered it because of your sig :)] Lovliness. o wait, I'm about to ramble on and on... but you get my idea! :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 6:39 pm
by 65-1081382753
Handel was missed too. I LOVE listening to his Messiah, he has a wonder talent of illustrating the words through his music.

PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 4:51 pm
by Mins Music
dcalcoda wrote:and Brahms

If you'd like to vote in the survey, Brahms is there. :)

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 1:50 pm
by 77-1082907864
Never I've been able to answer this question and I think I'll never be. A little easier one for me could be to list my favourite pieces. Also I can name some composers to whom I can not be too attentive. For example I'm not much interested to Weber's music and nor to Haydn's piano music (though I like his orchestral and chamber music).

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:00 am
by 110-1089657553
I love to play Beethoven, Chopin, and Scott Joplin. Yup. Those are probably my three favorites, though Gershwin is up there, too.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:19 pm
by 65-1074818729
Gershwin is one of my favourites too.

"Rhapsody in Blue" is definately one that I will tackle in the future.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:47 pm
by Mins Music
Hey nrogers! Welcome to the board. :)

Speaking of Gershwin, does anyone like the movie "An American in Paris?" It was one of my favourites as a kid, and I now have the DVD.

Ahhh.... Gene Kelly was one of my heroes.....

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:22 am
by 112-1089851768
I havent been playing piano long and out of all of those great composers i had to choose by which one i rathered listening to and it was a toss up between Bach and Chopin but since i played some Bach i had to go with was just to hard of a choice for someone who hasnt learned to play pieces written by all of these composers

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:04 pm
by 110-1089657553
Mins Music, thanks for the welcome.

About Bach ... I always hated playing Bach growing up. The festival judges said I played it with too much emotion (probably I played it more in a romantic style), but the low scores I got in Bach festivals turned me off to Bach for many years. When I did have to learn Bach, it was always a struggle because I did not *like* Bach due to my prior experiences.

I've grown up a bit, though. :-) Now I love Bach, though I still find him very difficult to play (and I've only played Inventions and Sinfonias, in addition to the beginner- and intermediate-level Bach pieces that piano students usually learn). The thing that really taught me to start appreciating Bach was actually listening to his non-keyboard music--the Orchestral Suites, Mass in B Minor, Cantatas, etc.

I asked my piano teacher if we could work on another Bach piece, but she said we should do a different composer for now ... I've learned three Bach pieces in the last eight months and can't seem to get enough of him!