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    Default Update TCers on your personal top composers!

    Have your personal favorites changed at all? Anyone new you'd like to mention or talk about?

    Right now, the big composers who's music I feel most strongly about are the following:

    Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach
    George Phillip Telemann
    Orlando Gibbons
    William Byrd
    Franz Joseph Haydn
    Nikolai Medtner
    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Alexander Scriabin
    Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Muzio Clementi
    Henry Purcell

    Some composers who may make this list in this future:
    Federico Mompou
    Antonio de Cabezon
    John Bull
    Deitrich Buxtehude
    Robert Schumann
    Frederic Chopin
    Anatoly Liadov
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Girolamo Frescobaldi

    Additionally, some "minor" composers who really intrigue me:
    Willhelm Friedmann Bach
    Emmanuel Chabrier
    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
    Henri Joseph Rigel
    Alexander Tcherepnin
    Sergei Lyapunov
    Gottlieb Muffat
    Leopold Kozeluch
    John Field
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    William Boyce
    Johann Stamitz
    Christoph Graupner
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    Mozart
    Beethoven
    Glass
    Bach
    Chopin
    Mendelssohn
    Handel
    Schubert
    Schumann
    Stravinsky
    Tchaikovsky
    Berlioz
    Prokofiev
    Lully
    Bizet
    Poulenc
    Wyschnegradsky
    Weber
    Herschel
    Eberl

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    In very rough order:

    Schumann
    Beethoven
    Janacek
    Britten
    Medtner
    Chopin
    Webern
    Berg
    Bach
    Shostakovich
    Hindemith
    Elgar
    Tallis
    Machaut
    Byrd
    Dowland
    Stravinsky
    Sibelius
    Vaughan Williams
    Walton

    I'm probably forgetting a few...
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    Dearest to my heart in no particular order:

    Schoenberg
    Bach
    Górecki
    Cherubini
    Palestrina
    Brahms
    Barber
    Hovhaness
    Schnittke
    Honegger
    Shostakovich
    Sibelius

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    J.S.Bach
    Beethoven
    H.Purcell
    Corelli
    Palestrina
    Arvo Part
    Samuel Barber
    Buxtehude
    Verdelot
    Bartok
    Machaut
    Tavener
    Taverner
    Monteverdi
    Liszt
    Schubert
    Prokofiev
    Stravinsky
    Bruckner

    No particular order.
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    My favorites?

    Erik Satie
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Maurice Ravel
    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Giuseppe Torelli
    Antonio Vivaldi
    Karlheinz Stockhausen
    Claude Debussy
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky
    Bela Bartok
    Philip Glass
    Steve Reich
    Toru Takemitsu
    Arnold Schoenberg
    Anton Webern
    Alban Berg
    Olivier Messiaen
    Krzysztof Penderecki
    Pierre Boulez
    Johannes Brahms
    Camille Saint-Saens
    Igor Stravinsky
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Edvard Grieg
    Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Modest Mussorgsky
    Antonin Dvorak
    Johann Strauss II
    Leos Janacek
    Claudio Monteverdi
    Francis Poulenc
    Darius Milhaud
    Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Domenico Scarlatti
    Carlo Gesualdo
    George Crumb
    Nino Rota
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
    Henryk Gorecki
    Perotin
    Sergei Prokofiev
    George Phillip Telemann
    William Byrd
    Arvo Part
    Gyorgy Ligeti
    Nico Muhly
    Iannis Xenakis
    a lot of small time march and waltz composers
    things like that...

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    My favourites at present:

    Clementi
    Haydn
    Dussek
    Beethoven
    Nyman
    Mozart
    Elgar
    JS Bach
    Schubert
    Tartini
    Vivaldi
    Mendelssohn
    Schumann
    Tchaikovsky
    Hummel
    Chopin
    Alkan
    Rachmaninov
    Brahms
    Neil Hannon

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    1. JS Bach
    2. Mahler
    3. Brahms
    4. Schubert

    These four are solid top and will most likely not change anymore as I have listened to classical music for over 25 years now.

    Next would be the likes of Dvorak, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Takemitsu, Barber, Debussy, Ravel, Mozart, and Gubaidulina.
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    The permanent seven, listed chronologically:

    Monteverdi
    Haydn
    Schumann
    Brahms
    Elgar
    Nielsen
    Barber

    Currently intrigued by:

    The Scandinavian composers


    Current projects:

    Chronological - Hildegard, Leonin, de Vitry, Perotin

    Alphabetical - Alwyn, Arnold, J C Bach
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    I've only been listening seriously for a few months, so I haven't really moved on from the big names yet.

    1. Beethoven - based on how much I like his piano concertos
    2. Chopin - I seem to be primarily a piano music fan at the moment
    3. Schubert
    4. Tchaikovsky - I'm really enjoying his symphonies when I want a break from piano music (I also like his piano concertos)
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    Mendelssohn
    Tchaikovsky
    Dvorak
    Mozart
    Paganini
    Rode
    Bruch
    Bach
    Vivaldi
    Sibelius
    Beethoven
    (and just to make those modern listeners happy ) Glass
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricABQ View Post
    I've only been listening seriously for a few months, so I haven't really moved on from the big names yet.

    1. Beethoven - based on how much I like his piano concertos
    2. Chopin - I seem to be primarily a piano music fan at the moment
    3. Schubert
    4. Tchaikovsky - I'm really enjoying his symphonies when I want a break from piano music (I also like his piano concertos)
    Don't worry Eric, there is a reason why those names are big.

    Listen to Beethoven's violin concerto! Once you've done that listen to Tchaikovsky's violin concerto. And then the Sibelius violin concerto. Sorry, I could go on but I'll stop now.
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    Current favourites:

    Liszt.
    Beethoven.
    Chopin.
    Schumann.
    Schubert.
    Berlioz.
    Debussy.
    Rachmaninoff.

    No order.
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    I love (solo) piano music most of all.

    My list = Lisztian's list plus Scriabin and Ravel and minus Berlioz, in no particular order, except that Scriabin is my obsession.
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    Favourites:

    Bach
    Beethoven
    Verdi
    Haydn
    Debussy
    Liszt
    Barber (nice to see that so many others here appreciate him too)
    Messiaen
    Mahler
    Bartok
    Berlioz
    Stravinsky

    Getting there:
    Monteverdi
    Sibelius
    Schumann
    Shostakovich
    Faure

    Needs more work:

    Brahms
    Schubert
    Dvorak
    Mendelssohn
    Richard Strauss
    Richard Wagner
    Vivaldi
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