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    Default Composers represented by the composers that influenced them the most

    I thought this might be an interesting game for us to play. The idea is that we choose a composer and represent them by the composers that we feel influenced their style the most.

    I'll start:

    Mozart:
    - J.C. Bach
    - Michael Haydn
    - C.P.E. Bach
    - Johann Schobert
    - Leopold Mozart
    - G.F. Handel
    - Joseph Haydn
    - J.S. Bach
    - Gluck
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    Brahms:
    Beethoven
    Schubert
    Schumann
    Mozart

    (in roughly descending order of intensity of influence)
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    Dvorak:
    Brahms
    Beethoven
    Smetana
    Berlioz
    Wagner
    Mozart

    Am I right?

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    Mendelssohn:
    Bach
    Mozart
    Beethoven
    Schubert
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    Ligeti
    Bartók
    Webern
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    Bach
    God
    Vivaldi
    Lully
    Handel

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    Great idea for a thread. I love these connections. Here is a trio of Australian composers -

    Peter Sculthorpe (born 1929)
    - Varese
    - Messiaen
    - Cage
    - Asian/Australasian music in general

    Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960)
    - Brahms
    - R. Strauss
    - Early Stravinsky
    - Ravel
    - Music of the Caribbean area, eg. Jamaica

    Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912-1990)
    - Virgil Thomson
    - Vaughan Williams
    - Erik Satie
    - World music, esp. Indian, Chinese & Ancient Greek musics
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    Gustav Mahler

    Wagner
    Beethoven
    Bruckner
    Schubert
    Klezmer band in his village

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    Really loving the replies so far, I'm glad people like the idea . I was hoping for more obscure composers too though, along with the big names. For instance, I personally think it's incredible how much of Mozart's basic style you hear in the music of J.C. Bach (Or rather how much J.C. Bach in Mozart), and I'm really interested in finding similar cases of this.

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    Some more -

    Elgar
    - R. Strauss
    - Brahms

    Shostakovich had many, incl.
    - Mahler
    - Berg
    - Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, to some degree
    - Prokofiev
    - J. S. Bach

    Liszt, his three compositional idols where:
    - Beethoven
    - Weber
    - Schubert

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    Schubert

    Beethoven
    Mozart
    Saliere
    Michael Haydn
    Rossini


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    A trio of French composers.

    Debussy
    - Wagner (early on)
    - Cesar Franck, Emmanuel Chabrier, Jules Massenet
    - Liszt
    - Erik Satie
    - Palestrina
    - Asian music, pentatonic scale, esp. Javanese gamelan

    Saint-Saens was a kind of polyglot or hybrid of many influences (no surprises as to the names below, since he was a brilliant pianist), eg.:
    - Liszt
    - J.S. Bach
    - Chopin
    - Beethoven
    - Mozart
    - Wagner

    Messiaen
    - Wagner
    - Debussy, Ravel
    - His teachers, esp. Dukas and Dupre
    - Second Viennese School, esp. Webern
    - J.S. Bach
    - & birdsong (the avian, not human, varieties of birds!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenOBrien View Post
    I thought this might be an interesting game for us to play. The idea is that we choose a composer and represent them by the composers that we feel influenced their style the most.

    I'll start:

    Mozart:
    - J.C. Bach
    - Michael Haydn
    - C.P.E. Bach
    - Johann Schobert
    - Leopold Mozart
    - G.F. Handel
    - Joseph Haydn
    - J.S. Bach

    Don't forget Gluck. I believe he was an important influence on Mozart's operatic style.

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    John Cage
    Marcel Marceau

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    Quote Originally Posted by trazom View Post
    Don't forget Gluck. I believe he was an important influence on Mozart's operatic style.
    True, added.

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