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  • Alwyn: Lyra Angelica

    8 12.50%
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, BWV1046-51

    45 70.31%
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

    38 59.38%
  • Beethoven: Piano sonata no.32 in C minor, op.111

    42 65.63%
  • Beethoven: String quartet no.13 in B flat, op.130 (Grosse Fuge optional!)

    46 71.88%
  • Brahms: Cello sonata no.1 in E minor, op.38

    35 54.69%
  • Glière: Harp concerto in E flat, op.74

    12 18.75%
  • Mahler: Symphony no.2, 'Resurrection'

    51 79.69%
  • Messiaen: Quatuor pour le fin de temps

    31 48.44%
  • Mozart: Symphony no.41 in C, K 551, 'Jupiter'

    51 79.69%
  • Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin, D 795

    31 48.44%
  • Schubert: String quintet in C, D 956

    43 67.19%
  • Schumann: Piano concerto in A minor, op.54

    48 75.00%
  • I don't know any of these works

    1 1.56%
  • I don't like any of these works

    0 0%
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Thread: Nereffid's A la carte poll #37: Champions' edition, 4 of 4

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    Default Nereffid's A la carte poll #37: Champions' edition, 4 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 part 3 of the "Champions' edition".
    For the full list, see the blog entry linked in my signature below.

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    I don't know the Alwyn or th Glière so I can't vote for all of them

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    All of them please.

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    A very fine row. As far as I remember, Gliere´s Concerto can´t be said to be quite in the same League, IMO.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Jul-02-2015 at 11:18.

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    The Top Recommended Harp Concertos is rather a specific list, I think, so I won't be surprised if the Alwyn and Glière pieces don't do very well.
    (I've now included the top 5 pieces from all the lists, but not that one)

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    All of them!!!!!!!!

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    I voted nearly all of them except a few on a lower tier, Gliere and Messiaen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    I voted nearly all of them except a few on a lower tier, Gliere and Messiaen.
    Messiaen is on a tier far above Alwyn and Gliere in most people's books. Isn't that why he's performed and recorded far more often than both of them put together?

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    I can second Mahlerian with Messiaen's compositions. I rank him as well as Schoenberg and Mozart and Beethoven.
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    Having noted that Mozart 41 received a relatively low score - 34/45 doesn't put it among the top 20 symphonies in these polls - I wonder if a fresh batch of votes might improve its fortunes?

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    My votes:
    Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, BWV1046-51
    Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
    Beethoven: Piano sonata no.32 in C minor, op.111
    Beethoven: String quartet no.13 in B flat, op.130 (Grosse Fuge optional!)
    Mozart: Symphony no.41 in C, K 551, 'Jupiter'
    Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin, D 795
    Schubert: String quintet in C, D 956
    Schumann: Piano concerto in A minor, op.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nereffid View Post
    Having noted that Mozart 41 received a relatively low score - 34/45 doesn't put it among the top 20 symphonies in these polls - I wonder if a fresh batch of votes might improve its fortunes?
    The answer at present seems to be yes, its fortunes do improve, but not by a huge amount.
    Ten more people voted, and 8 said they liked it, which is a little better than the ~75% score it already had. If I rank the symphonies under my (somewhat arbitrary) weighting system, it's no.21 now, up a few places. Just based on raw percentages, it's no.20.
    The simple lesson here is that just because we have a gut feeling about what the results "should" be, doesn't mean we'll always find data to support it; and our view of the world is affected by what data sets we choose to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nereffid View Post
    The answer at present seems to be yes, its fortunes do improve, but not by a huge amount.
    Ten more people voted, and 8 said they liked it, which is a little better than the ~75% score it already had. If I rank the symphonies under my (somewhat arbitrary) weighting system, it's no.21 now, up a few places. Just based on raw percentages, it's no.20.
    The simple lesson here is that just because we have a gut feeling about what the results "should" be, doesn't mean we'll always find data to support it; and our view of the world is affected by what data sets we choose to believe.
    I think one poll in which way less than one percent of the members of the forum voting is not a real good poll. The fact that there way more polls in which more people voted for Symphony 41 is more likely to be true. Your poll could just be a fluke and that is not meant to but you down personaly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie Burgess View Post
    I think one poll in which way less than one percent of the members of the forum voting is not a real good poll. The fact that there way more polls in which more people voted for Symphony 41 is more likely to be true. Your poll could just be a fluke and that is not meant to but you down personaly.
    Actually in general the polls produce results in the ballpark of what might be expected, even when only 30-something people vote in them. True, that small a number means a single vote can make a significant difference, but even so the leaderboard doesn't contain many shocks, and any surprises are only a question of degree (especially when you take quirks of the voting population into account, such as the fact that orchestral music is more popular than vocal music). Even if Mozart 41 is doing relatively poorly by being no.21 among symphonies, that's still ahead of 274 other symphonies that have been voted on. Of course there's no definitive answer to where it "should" be, anyway. My bumping of the poll was simply to see whether its position could change appreciably, not to "correct" a problematic result.
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