View Poll Results: Which composer do you like best?

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  • Mozart

    3 9.38%
  • Beethoven

    6 18.75%
  • Bach

    5 15.63%
  • Mozart and Beethoven

    0 0%
  • Mozart and Bach

    1 3.13%
  • Beethoven and Bach

    2 6.25%
  • They're all excellent.

    12 37.50%
  • They all suck.

    3 9.38%
  1. Post #1
    Crimptor's Avatar
    January 2012
    689 Posts

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    This thread is about the "big three" of composers. Although it is debatable, I'm fairly certain that the big three are most commonly Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. First, let us begin with my favourite composer... Mozart.



    Mozart (born Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, babtismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart) was a prominent and influential classical period composer who was born on January 27th, 1756 and died on December 5th, 1791. He was the creator of over 600 works, including symphonies, operas, chamber pieces and choral music. He was a child prodigy, and had composed his first symphony by the age of 8, and his first opera at 12. He brought the classical period to full maturity, with often experimental works. He will forever be immortalized as one of the greatest composers ever.

    SOME OF HIS BEST KNOWN WORKS:

    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) - 1787

    Marriage of Figaro Overture - 1786

    Symphony 40 - 1788

    Piano Concerto 21 - 1785

    Magic Flute, Queen of the Night Aria - 1791

    Next up, Ludwig van Beethoven.



    Beethoven (born Ludwig van Beethoven) was a prominent and influential late classical and early romantic period composer who was born on December 16th, 1770 and died on March 26th, 1827. He was the creator of over 200 works including symphonies, an opera, chamber pieces and choral music. He was a child prodigy in piano, an would often perform publicly at a young age. He was the figurehead of the romantic period transition, and without him music would never be the same. He will forever be immortalized as one of the greatest composers ever.

    SOME OF HIS BEST KNOWN WORKS:

    Symphony 5 - 1808
    Symphony 9 - 1824


    Moonlight Sonata - 1801

    Fur Elise - 1810

    And last but not least, Bach...



    ! I AM NOT VERY BIG ON BACH, SO YOU GUYS WILL NEED TO HELP ME FILL OUT THIS SECTION !

    ! THIS IS VERY MUCH A WORK IN PROGRESS, SO GIVE ME ANY INPUT AS TO WHAT I SHOULD ADD OR REMOVE !

  2. Post #2
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    Zeraxify's Avatar
    June 2009
    11,556 Posts
    beethoven was gangsta, my vote is for him

  3. Post #3
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    abcpea2's Avatar
    April 2007
    5,665 Posts
    Ah, Bach!

    Edited:


  4. Post #4
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    kitthehacker's Avatar
    March 2008
    2,037 Posts
    Beethoven and Bach are in my opinion on another level to Mozart. Even though Mozart was still undeniably and genious and his music is fantastic.
    For me Beethoven's music just carrys such an emotional weight. It's almost draining to listen to Beethoven because it is so involved and so moving and evocative. That just touches on something for me and draws me to his music.

    I love Bach because he almost single handedly saved the Baroque period for me. The fact that all the music of that time was written to strict rules and conventions makes the majority of the music from that time boring, similar and predictable in my eyes. But Bach managed to bend these rules in such a way that he made his music something unique and very, very special.
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  5. Post #5
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    lil timmy's Avatar
    February 2006
    2,291 Posts
    all are hilariously overrated but Bach is definitely my fav, followed by Beethoven. I've never really been fond of Mozart.
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  6. Post #6
    Crimptor's Avatar
    January 2012
    689 Posts
    all are hilariously overrated but Bach is definitely my fav, followed by Beethoven. I've never really been fond of Mozart.
    How are they all hilariously overrated?

  7. Post #7
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    AK'z's Avatar
    January 2011
    29,700 Posts
    "overrated/underrated" opinions are pretty worthless just to start arguements.
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  8. Post #8
    Crimptor's Avatar
    January 2012
    689 Posts
    "overrated/underrated" opinions are pretty worthless just to start arguements.
    I guess you're right, I won't get into it.

    Anyway, can you suggest some of Bach's music I could put up above?

  9. Post #9
    vagrant's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,447 Posts
    I guess you're right, I won't get into it.

    Anyway, can you suggest some of Bach's music I could put up above?
    i've been listening to Art of the Fugue a lot which is pretty incredible, also the Goldberg Variations.
    been meaning to listen to Mathew's Passion as well.

  10. Post #10
    meow
    Dennab
    February 2012
    3,083 Posts
    No Stravinsky?

    Anyways, for some reason I'd always preferred Bach over the other known classical musicians. Followed by Mozart.

  11. Post #11
    Rad McCool's Avatar
    August 2009
    3,883 Posts
    Some Bach classics:

    Air on the G String
    Toccata & Fugue in Dm
    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
    Goldberg Variation 1
    Prelude No. 1
    Brandenburg Concertos
    Jesu, meine Freude

    He has a really nice mix of styles. I especially dig his epic organ works.

  12. Post #12
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    MrAus10's Avatar
    March 2006
    261 Posts
    There is a disturbing lack of Vivaldi in this thread...

    Here:

  13. Post #13
    Crimptor's Avatar
    January 2012
    689 Posts
    Thanks, I'll put these in the OP.

    Edited:

    Is anyone up for making a little banner to put at the top? My mspaint one is a bit lacking.

  14. Post #14
    Crimptor's Avatar
    January 2012
    689 Posts
    Holy crap, Beethoven Symphony 10.


    It really is an excellent piece of music, although some parts aren't really Beethoven, the beginning and from about 5:00 onwards are good, top form Beethoven.

  15. Post #15
    ThunderGod's Avatar
    May 2010
    425 Posts
    So much pretension in this thread already.
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  16. Post #16
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    TheHydra's Avatar
    July 2006
    5,826 Posts
    motherfucking bach


    a little backstory to this one: it was written as a challenge. a king presented bach with a seemingly impossible subject matter for a fugue (you hear it at the very beginning of the piece) and ordered him to improvise one for him. so he did. this lead to the two ricercars, ten canons, and one sonata based on the subject matter, which bach called the "theme of the king", found in "the musical offering".

    "fuck you faggot" - JS bach

  17. Post #17
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    MachiniOs's Avatar
    September 2008
    12,294 Posts
    My absolute favorite from Mozart.