View Poll Results: Beethoven, or Mozart?

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Thread: Mozart versus Beethoven

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    Default Mozart versus Beethoven

    The Bonn Bruiser versus Kid Wolfie. One has the scars of many battles, the other has the finesse and the quick moves. Who wins? You call it, round by round if you can.


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    Neither. They are both stupendous creative musicians who work out their genius in different ways. Just wish I'd have been at the benefit concert where Beethoven played Mozart K466

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    Symphonies: B
    Concertos: M
    Chamber music: tie
    Piano works: B
    Religious works: M
    Opera: M

    Overall: Mozart
    Und Morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen.....

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    Both, obviously. The world wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retrograde Inversion View Post
    Both, obviously. The world wins.
    Impossible choosing , for me any way.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    I prefer Mozart but would hate to be without either.

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    At this time, I prefer Beethoven, but I would put J.S. Bach over both of them.

    Having all three of these guys on our shelves and speaking for the rest of the classical music world, 0.005% of the world wins.

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    When voting in these types of polls, I vote for my favorite (I have no idea who the "greatest" or "greater" composer is, and I'm not interested in making those judgments). My favorite of the two is definitely Beethoven, although I do love Mozart as well.

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    They've both been fighting longer than Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed, punching with symphonies and responding with string quartets—and now to their mutual terror all they've got left in reserve are Wellington's Victory and Leck mich im Arsch.

    The referee stopped the contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    The Bonn Bruiser versus Kid Wolfie. One has the scars of many battles, the other has the finesse and the quick moves. Who wins? You call it, round by round if you can.
    Well on my scorecard I have Kid Wolfie taking an early points lead over the first few rounds as he knocks the Bonn Bruiser onto the back foot with some nimble combinations and fast hands. The Kid reels off a number of concertos and symphonic works of dazzling style but fails to land any serious damage on the Brusier who keeps moving forward steadily.
    Round 5 saw the Brusier land a Violin Concerto on the Kid who was visibly rocked by the masterpiece, but came back with a combination string quartet/piano sonata series.
    Mighty blows were traded through the later rounds as the Bruiser sensed the Kid was getting tired, but wonderful counter punching operas peppered the Bruiser.
    Final round and scores level, the Bruiser goes for the knockout with the late quartets but the Kid summons his last reserves of energy to be hanging on at the final bell.
    A careful check and it's a draw, both seem happy with no one calling for a rematch
    Last edited by Haydn man; Dec-02-2016 at 19:33.

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    Can we image the world of Beethoven without Mozart?
    "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." - Ludwig van Beethoven

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    I'll take Beethoven for solo keyboard, chamber works and symphonies; Mozart for the remainder. Considering that I listen to Mozart more frequently, my vote goes to Mr. M.

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    I think they both reside so high in the echelons of greatness that each and every attempt at comparing their oeuvres is destined to be meaningless. That said I voted for Wolfie to bring the scores closer together.

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    I would expect the results to be near equal. History has proven this to be consistent.
    "You must have no dependence on your own genius. If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency." Sir Joshua Reynolds, PRA, FRS, FRSA (1723 - 1792)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcnog11 View Post
    Can we image the world of Beethoven without Mozart?
    Yes we can. What we can't imagine is Beethoven without Haydn coming before him.

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