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    I've recently discovered counterpoint and fell in love with it, what's everyones favourite composers that write counterpoint other than J.S Bach, as he's the only one i know

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    Never realised somehow, any pieces you'd recommend me to check out?

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    Check out his piano sonata called " The hammerklavier"
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    Try Zelenka and Handel as well.

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    Dodecaplex started a thread about this a while ago and it became a very nice list. I'll throw Mozart's fantasy in C as one of my favorite counter works of all time.

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    Max Reger (any of his string trios and quartets)
    Sergei Taneyev (Any of his chamber works)
    Leopold Godowsky (any of his original piano works)

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    Palestrina (not really a favourite but this piece is)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yd5E...feature=fvwrel

    Haydn (preferably at 3:50)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03pFjO2jU2U#!

    Josquin Des Prez
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6pBEHBXmKk

    Guillaume Dufay
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QipoTdSDx8

    I should really stop now, this could go on and on..

    EDIT: Ok, I can't resist one of the best fugues ever written
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIhwX7jxBWM
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    R. Strauss
    Mahler
    Brahms
    Schoenberg
    Hindemith
    Barber
    Wagner
    Sweelinck
    Hovhaness
    Honegger
    Cherubini
    Shostakovich

    For most of these composers, it seems to me, counterpoint was the basis of their musical thought process.
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    I don't know anything about counterpoint, but I often see Nancarrow and Tippett called contrapuntal composers, so I guess I'll post them.

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    It's really sad JL Krebs never gets mentioned or Buxtehude.....

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    Schoenberg. Definitely Schoenberg. Schoenberg has written some amazing counterpoint and I rank him up next to Bach because of his incredible technical skill.

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    The last movment of Bruckner's 5th symphony has cool counterpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    The last movment of Bruckner's 5th symphony has cool counterpoint.
    I will listen to that today then.

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