View Poll Results: Which of these works do you like?

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  • Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1

    32 59.26%
  • Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

    32 59.26%
  • Beethoven: String quartet no.14 in C sharp minor, op.131

    35 64.81%
  • Berlioz: Les Troyens

    13 24.07%
  • Brahms: Piano quintet in F minor, op.34

    26 48.15%
  • Franck: Violin sonata in A

    15 27.78%
  • Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

    33 61.11%
  • Messiaen: Des canyons aux étoiles

    20 37.04%
  • Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

    27 50.00%
  • Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

    18 33.33%
  • Shostakovich: String quartet no.8 in C minor, op.110

    26 48.15%
  • Sibelius: Violin concerto in D minor, op.47

    35 64.81%
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

    41 75.93%
  • I don't know any of these works

    0 0%
  • I don't like any of these works

    1 1.85%
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Thread: Nereffid's A la carte poll #34: Champions' edition, 1 of 4

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    Default Nereffid's A la carte poll #34: Champions' edition, 1 of 4

    Part of a continuing series of polls, which simply asks:
    Which of these works do you like?

    My goal is to build a general picture of the musical interests on TC.

    Please vote for *all* of the pieces you like.
    Options are available for voters who don't know any of the works, and those who know some but don't like any of them. Even "I don't know any" is an interesting and welcome piece of information.


    Thank you to everyone who's voted so far!
    You can still vote in all the previous polls; the most recent is the Opus 33 poll.
    For the full list, see the blog entry linked in my signature below.

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    What I've done for this series of 4 polls is combine the top 5 works from each of the TC Recommended Lists. I've omitted anything that's already appeared in a poll, and each poll's selection is random.

    The Well-Tempered Clavier as a whole was top of the Solo Keyboard list, but I've already had book 2 in a poll, so it's just book 1 here.

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    Picking three, definitely the Bach, Beethoven, Mozart.

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    If many of the responders click on as many (9) choices as I did, the poll's only significance will be negative. Negativity is a downer.
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    I haven't heard the Franck yet.
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    All of them, of course.

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    Lots of borderline likeable works but I ended voting only for Shosta's 8th quartet. I'd really like to like the Rite of Spring, and I guess I kinda do, but not really all that much tbh...

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    I picked seven of those pieces. In previous polls, I always tried to pick just one, but I couldn't in this poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dim7 View Post
    Lots of borderline likeable works but I ended voting only for Shosta's 8th quartet. I'd really like to like the Rite of Spring, and I guess I kinda do, but not really all that much tbh...
    PFFT. Everything here is a masterpiece in my relative book.

    Disclaimer: Word "relative" should carry the same function as "IMHO" and should incite zero discussion of the word best or greatest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukko View Post
    If many of the responders click on as many (9) choices as I did, the poll's only significance will be negative. Negativity is a downer.
    I'm not sure what your perspective on these polls is, or why you think the information has negative value. If most people select a lot of pieces, that tells us those pieces are popular, which yes, we already knew. But this poll exists in the context of the other polls, and I'm more interested in relative popularity. And clearly some works are much more popular than others, even though these are all among the most popular works of their various genres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    I picked seven of those pieces. In previous polls, I always tried to pick just one, but I couldn't in this poll.
    Given what I say in the OP - "Please vote for all of the pieces you like" - when I read the words "I always tried to pick just one", I'm tempted to interpret this as "I always tried to avoid admitting publicly that I liked more than one".

    Seriously, I don't understand why some participants are so shy about this... what are you worried will happen if you click on a bunch of boxes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nereffid View Post
    I'm not sure what your perspective on these polls is, or why you think the information has negative value. If most people select a lot of pieces, that tells us those pieces are popular, which yes, we already knew. But this poll exists in the context of the other polls, and I'm more interested in relative popularity. And clearly some works are much more popular than others, even though these are all among the most popular works of their various genres.
    It is quite possible that a few of the choices will be relatively ignored. I shudder to contemplate the consequences.

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    OK, I clicked on a bunch of boxes. In fact I voted for 10 works, omitting the two I haven't heard. And the one I don't care for...

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    Easier to list the ones I didn't pick:

    Berlioz. I haven't seen this opera and I'm not much of an opera or Berlioz fan.
    Franck: I love most of his work, but don't know this one.
    Mozart: I haven't seen this opera and I'm not much of an opera or Mozart fan.
    Rzewski: I've heard this. I haven't gotten excited about it I'm afraid.

    Hope that doesn't offend anyone, but that still leaves nine masterpieces!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Easier to list the ones I didn't pick:

    Berlioz. I haven't seen this opera and I'm not much of an opera or Berlioz fan.
    Franck: I love most of his work, but don't know this one.
    Mozart: I haven't seen this opera and I'm not much of an opera or Mozart fan.
    Rzewski: I've heard this. I haven't gotten excited about it I'm afraid.

    Hope that doesn't offend anyone, but that still leaves nine masterpieces!
    Les Troyens needs to be heard, maybe a half at a time. Either of the Davis/LSO recordings will do. You do need the synopsis, so you can plug in the music...

    I'm not much of an opera fan either.
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