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  • Palestrina

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  • Rachmaninoff

    18 40.91%
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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    Its at the point where we are very fun to ourselves, but if we don't get any new members to stay for a while we shouldn't be surprised.
    New members just make the same dull threads that have been round a hundred times already - never mind them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMike View Post
    As for me, I quite like Palestrina. I have a collection of his works performed by the Tallis Scholars on their Gimmell label, and will listen to a mass or two every month.
    I second that. The Tallis have done excellent recordings of Palestrina's pieces.

    Anyone who might want a single Palestrina CD to "introduce" themselves to this master, I can recommend this:-




    P.S. I was only joking at the start of this thread.

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    Or this one:
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    I've long enjoyed this disc:



    The multi-disc sets by the Tallis Scholars and the Hilliard Ensemble are also great introductions to Palestrina. Honestly, while I am a lover of early music, I have more music by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Duffay, and Josquin, and nothing by Palestrina like the amount of music I have (and consider "essential") by Rachmaninoff.
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    Sweeeeeeet!!!!

    From what started as a parody poll, this has turned into a great renaissance music discussion - of which there are not nearly enough!

    I'll put another plug in for renaissance music. One of the top pieces in my list of essential works is Tallis' Spem in Alium. It is another one of those works that sucked me in from the first listen. Again, the Tallis Scholars have a wonderful recording of that work.

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    If you like Tallis, you want the Brilliant box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by science View Post
    If you like Tallis, you want the Brilliant box.
    There's a Brilliant box? Oh, my pulse is racing!

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    WTF again...

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    For anybody who wants to compare the two, I recommend the following purchases:



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    This isn't a ridiculous comparison at all. Both Palestrina and Rachmaninoff developed a style that makes great use of homophonic counterpoint. Rachmaninoff is closer to Palestrina than to Bach.

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    Have never heard Rachmaninoff. He doesn't matter.
    "I was a God-fearing child, innocent and physically attractive."
    -- Robert Schumann

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    Not only would I say Rachmaninoff should be winning in this poll, but if you made a poll of greatest musicians ever, he would definitely be a candidate. That's in terms of absolute music. If you just look at Rachmaninoff on the piano, he's second to none. Sure, there's probably a few others that wrote at the same level, Chopin is one name that springs to mind, but certainly no-one better.

    So in the end, hands down, Rachmaninoff.

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    Time for a Corelli vs. Bruch poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoshredder View Post
    Time for a Corelli vs. Bruch poll.
    Britten v. Josquin - the trial of the young millennium

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    Machaut vs. Chin

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