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    Here is a more controversial one...everyone gets their own opinion.

    I would nominate Richard Strauss and Stravinsky, with Mahler coming second.
    I am afraid I don't consider Schoenberg and company to be classical music. That's just my own opinion.

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    Schoenberg and the coming atonal, minimalistic, blablabla music are only experiments for me, not a living, emotional heartful music.

    Richard Strauss is a wonderful orchestrator. I really don't like Wagner, but i can't say he was bad, though his way in composing led to Atonalisme which I don't support.

    Mahler is a strange case. His range is from near primitisme which he uses ingenious as in his 1 st symphony: the canon Frère Jacque (3 rd movement if i am right), and also in natural atmospheres....

    But in general to nominate a worst composer is difficult for me in that way, because you must decide between personal opinion, if you like it or not and/or technical skill.

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    never heard any schoenberg (thank god).

    Richard Strauss is strange, I haven't heard much of him, but he just doesn't seem to appeal to me emotionally.

    Mahler is a strange case, he has some wonderful songs, particularly the Kindertotenlieder, some parts of the Lied von der Erde are also nice, but he has this quality about his music, I don't know what it is, but it puts me off in some of his works, I can fully understand why people might not like him.

    but I hardly think Strauss and Mahler are fit for the worst composer prize, there are much worse composers, particularly some obscure american composers that you come across once in a while, and you understand perfectly why they're so obscure. I'm not too fond of this Glass fellow either :blink: .

    the final result:

    3-Stravinsky
    2-some obscure guy from somewhere who can't write well, and still calls himself a composer.

    and the prize goes to.............

    1- ME

    the worst composer you'll ever meet

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    I gotta say Stravinsky ... I have never seen what people liked about his music, but that's purely my personal taste!
    <span style='color:red'>Carpe Jugulum</span>

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    I am the worst composer of all time
    ~*~The Angel of Music Sings Songs In Your Head~*~

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    Originally posted by The Angel of Music@Aug 28 2004, 02:52 AM
    I am the worst composer of all time
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    you haven&#39;t heard my compositions <_<

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    We could make a competition.

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    that would be too horrible :blink: , I can&#39;t write two lines of music that make sense

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    Come on, that&#39;s not true, i have heard some of your compositions, you should focus more on it, you have talent.

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    oh, I am sure I am horrible, maybe someday I will be better.

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    Proove your non-ability in your eyes and post something....i am sure you will change your mind.

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    The worst ones are probably Sarasate, Lalo, Saent-saens, Bach, Mozart, Dvorak, et.c

    P.S.
    Just kidding.
    It is our imperfections that make us who we are.

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    The worst WELL KNOWN composer (well not really, he arranges) I&#39;ve ever heard is Richard Clayderman.
    IF I hit a wrong key its becaus i kind of like it that way.

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    when I have something worth posting, then I might consider it, but currently :unsure:

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    I believe that there is no way to judge who is a good composer or a bad composer, i am shocked to see that someone mentioned mahler's name in the "worst composers". I have a deep belief that the only reason that somone doesn't like Mahler is because either they are deaf, or doesn't understand his music, I also believed that some times music is larger then the music itselft, it not just notes and papers, for example, the message the Shotakovich incoporated in his symphonies, if you don't know a little about the historical context, you might misunderstand his music and therefore condemn his music to be "bad".
    again, I just don't know why in the world people would not like mahler, perhaps some people dislike symphonies, but for the people that like symphonies, i would like to say that Mahler's symphonies is definitely the best.
    here are my opinion of who composes best symphonies.
    1. Mahler
    2. Beethoven
    3. Bruckner
    4. Dvorak
    5. Haydn
    6. Tchaikovsky

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