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  • Adams, John Luther (1953--) [the Alaskan one]

    24 20.34%
  • Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924)

    82 69.49%
  • Jackson, Gabriel (1962--)

    2 1.69%
  • Liadov, Anatol (1855-1914)

    20 16.95%
  • Moreno Torroba, Federico (1891-1982)

    2 1.69%
  • Mudarra, Alonso (1510c-1580)

    4 3.39%
  • Nielsen, Carl (1865-1931)

    73 61.86%
  • Panufnik, Andrzej (1914-1991)

    16 13.56%
  • Quantz, Johann Joachim (1697-1773)

    13 11.02%
  • Rossi, Luigi (1598c-1653)

    5 4.24%
  • Spohr, Ludwig (1784-1859)

    32 27.12%
  • Suk, Josef (1874-1935)

    43 36.44%
  • Sullivan, Arthur (1842-1900)

    23 19.49%
  • Wuorinen, Charles (1938--)

    18 15.25%
  • I don't know any, or don't like any

    12 10.17%
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Thread: A la carte Composer Poll #32 (Fauré, Nielsen, Spohr...)

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    Default A la carte Composer Poll #32 (Fauré, Nielsen, Spohr...)

    This is part of a series of polls simply asking "Which of these composers do you like?"
    Select as many as you want; I'll leave it up to you to decide what counts as "liking" a composer's music.
    As with my previous A la carte polls, there's an option if you don't want to vote for any of them.

    I aim to do 43 of these polls, which will cover more than 600 composers. Full results will be provided as the project proceeds - see my signature below for links. The composers in each poll have been selected quasi-randomly so that there will always be a mix of well-known and more-obscure names.

    Previous polls - more votes always welcome!:
    1 (Bach, Sibelius, Cage...)
    2 (Mozart, Satie, Gershwin...)
    3 (Beethoven, Milhaud, J Strauss...)
    4 (Brahms, Franck, Gubaidulina...)
    5 (Schubert, Schoenberg, Pärt...)
    6 (Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Messiaen...)
    7 (Verdi, Mussorgsky, Takemitsu...)
    8 (Schumann, Borodin, Lutoslawski...)
    9 (Haydn, Boulez, Adams...)
    10 (Debussy, Kodály, Varèse...)
    11 (Wagner, Gounod, Maderna...)
    12 (Mahler, Dowland, Bruch...)
    13 (Handel, Reich, Boccherini...)
    14 (Dvořák, Dufay, Kurtág...)
    15 (Mendelssohn, Glazunov, Buxtehude...)
    16 (Chopin, Martinů, Rihm...)
    17 (Ravel, Khachaturian, Ferneyhough...)
    18 (Stravinsky, Berio, Wolf...)
    19 (Prokofiev, Poulenc, Stockhausen...)
    20 (Bartók, Rautavaara, Tallis...)
    21 (Strauss, Gesualdo, Saariaho...)
    22 (Liszt, Penderecki, Massenet...)
    23 (Shostakovich, Respighi, Carter...)
    24 (Rachmaninoff, Gluck, Victoria...)
    25 (Vivaldi, Delius, Tippett...)
    26 (Bruckner, Falla, Mascagni...)
    27 (Berlioz, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla...)
    28 (Grieg, Bellini, Hildegard...)
    29 (Elgar, Hindemith, JC Bach...)
    30 (Saint-Saëns, Ligeti, Schnittke...)
    31 (Rossini, Weber, Lully...)
    See the results of my polls: most-liked composers and most-liked works.

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    Fauré, Quantz, Spohr, Suk and Sullivan for me this time.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    Nielsen is not one of my favorite composers, but within this group he stands above the rest as number one.

    I like his Violin Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Flute Concerto, 4th Symphony and Wind Quintet.
    Last edited by hpowders; Jan-11-2017 at 17:32.

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    Faure, Nielsen, Suk for me as the stand-outs. I also appreciate (and have CD's by) JL Adams, Lyadov, A Panufnik, Spohr and Sullivan.
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    Faure, Nielsen, Spohr and Suk.

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    Fauré and Liadov. I came close to voting for Spohr, but he just missed the cut.

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    Faure, Liadov, Nielsen, Panufnik (a bit hit or miss, but the hits are very nice), Quantz, Spohr, and Wuorinen.

    Not to be negative but a couple of entries on the list had me recoiling in revulsion. I'm usually merely indifferent to those I did not select.

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    Just Nielsen this time.

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    To reflect the low turnout on this poll, here's the "loserboard" of lowest-scoring composers:

    Liked by nobody:
    Chilcott, Bob (1955--)
    Gillingham, David (1947--)
    Eccard, Johannes (1553-1611)
    Pasquini, Bernardo (1637-1710)
    Encina, Juan del (1468-1529)
    Karg-Elert, Sigfrid (1877-1933)
    Keiser, Reinhard (1674-1739)
    Marini, Biagio (1587-1663)
    Jackson, Gabriel (1962--)

    Liked by 1 voter:
    Giordani, Tommaso (1733c-1806)
    Verdelot, Philippe (1480s-1530s)
    Hume, Tobias (1569c-1645)
    Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377-1445)
    Bononcini, Giovanni (1670-1747c)
    Castello, Dario (1590c-1658c)
    Narváez, Luis de (1490c-1550c)
    Paulus, Stephen (1949-2014)
    Harbison, John (1938--)
    Moreno Torroba, Federico (1891-1982)
    Rossi, Luigi (1598c-1653)

    Liked by 2 voters:
    Catalani, Alfredo (1854-1893)
    Rossi, Salomone (1570c-1630c)
    Kerll, Johann Caspar (1627-1693)
    Parsons, Robert (1530c-1570)
    Lieberson, Peter (1946-2011)
    Sandström, Jan (1954--)
    Ferrabosco, Alfonso snr (1543-1588)
    Ciconia, Johannes (1370?-1412)
    Cornelius, Peter (1824-1874)
    Adler, Samuel (1928--)
    Dove, Jonathan (1959--)
    Langlais, Jean (1907-1991)
    Edwards, Ross (1943--)
    Grétry, André (1741-1813)
    Hassler, Hans Leo (1564-1612)
    Guilmant, Alexandre (1837-1911)
    Heggie, Jake (1961--)
    India, Sigismondo d' (1582c-1629)
    Ewazen, Eric (1954--)
    Sermisy, Claudin de (1490c-1562)
    Bozza, Eugène (1905-1991)
    Currier, Sebastian (1959--)
    Scheidemann, Heinrich (1595-1663)
    Daquin, Louis-Claude (1694-1792)
    Mudarra, Alonso (1510c-1580)

    I've heard music by quite a few of these composers, and it seems like their low scores must be due to lack of familiarity rather than any particular lack of quality.
    See the results of my polls: most-liked composers and most-liked works.

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    A trouble with a poll like this is that it is about composers rahter than pieces of music. I really like some Nielsen and really dislike others. I know only one work by Liadov and have no idea if it's typical. I like Sullivan when paired with Gilbert, but "Onward, Christian Soldiers" doesn't do much for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nereffid View Post
    To reflect the low turnout on this poll, here's the "loserboard" of lowest-scoring composers:

    <snip>

    I've heard music by quite a few of these composers, and it seems like their low scores must be due to lack of familiarity rather than any particular lack of quality.
    If you asked the same poll in a German-speaking forum, Cornelius would rank higher; Der Barbier von Bagdad used to be a popular work even mid-century. I'm astonished, though, that Catalani is so low - La Wally is still on the fringes of the repertoire. Grétry is more obscure; who these days has seen a performance of Richard Coeur-de-lion? His music, though, is delightful - certainly he ranks low, as you suggest, due to unfamiliarity rather than lack of quality.
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    Fauré, Spohr and Sullivan.

    G&S mention Spohr in The Mikado:

    The music-hall singer attends a series
    Of masses and fugues and "ops"
    By Bach, interwoven
    With Spohr and Beethoven,
    At classical Monday Pops.

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    re: how Spohr's doing vs. Fauré here, what do you call a German who's losing to a French person? Ver-done.

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    Quantz, Rossi and - um - Sullivan!
    My fiddle my joy.

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    Definitely Quantz and Spohr.
    "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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