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

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  • Ligeti: Études, Book 1

    20 47.62%
  • Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus

    5 11.90%
  • Ung: Inner Voices

    2 4.76%
  • Tower: Silver Ladders

    1 2.38%
  • Penderecki: Symphony no.4, 'Adagio'

    7 16.67%
  • Husa: Cello concerto

    2 4.76%
  • Takemitsu: Fantasma/Cantos

    9 21.43%
  • Adams: Violin concerto

    14 33.33%
  • Tcherepnin: Double concerto for violin and cello

    1 2.38%
  • Bainbridge: Ad Ora Incerta

    1 2.38%
  • Tan Dun: Marco Polo

    4 9.52%
  • Boulez: Sur incises

    13 30.95%
  • Kernis: Colored Field

    3 7.14%
  • I don't know any of these works

    16 38.10%
  • I don't like any of these works

    0 0%
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Thread: Nereffid's A la carte poll #39: Grawemeyer Award (1 of 2)

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    Default Nereffid's A la carte poll #39: Grawemeyer Award (1 of 2)

    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; have you participated in the 1740-2 poll yet?
    For the full list, see the blog entry linked in my signature below.

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    This is the first of two polls about the winners of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. (Read about it on Wikipedia)

    The award has been given 29 times since the first one in 1985, but to reduce the number of polls needed to 2, I had to have only 26 works. Two winners have already featured in polls: Lutoslawski's Symphony no.3 (poll #28) and Adès's Asyla (poll #24). I've also dropped Corigliano's Symphony no.1 because I have a place for it in a future poll.

    The works are listed in order of winning the award, covering the years 1986 to 2002.

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    I am voting for Brett Dean on the next poll

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    Durn few. Of those I know, I like three.


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    I have some knowledge of about half the works & own them. As far as I remember, I don´t particularly like those of Birtwistle, Boulez, Penderecki and Takemitsu (the last mentioned maybe due to an unattractive recording). So only voted Ligeti. I´m pretty sure I´d like the relatively conservative works by Husa and Tcherepnin, though.

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    I'm supposed to like Adams: Violin concerto but sadly I think I forgot to get it.

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    I'm glad to see a few people have voted "I don't know any".
    Not because I want this music to be unknown! But for poll reasons: I sometimes get the impression that, despite the "I don't know any" and "I don't like any" options, some people will only vote in a "positive" way, i.e. vote for something they really like, and if there's nothing they like, they just won't vote at all. But a "negative" vote is also useful information.

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    The best: Ligeti/Birtwistle/Takemitsu/Boulez.

    Also voted for: Ung/Penderecki/Adams/Bainbridge

    Unsure of my liking at this point: Tan/Kernis

    Have not heard: Tower/Husa/Tcherepnin

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    The problem is we have "I don't know any" but not "I know some but not others." So the base size really differs for each work.

    No way to get around it, but we really can't tell distinguish between liked and well known works.

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    I haven't even heard of more than half of those and the only one I have ever heard (and collected) is the Boulez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMamba View Post
    The problem is we have "I don't know any" but not "I know some but not others." So the base size really differs for each work.

    No way to get around it, but we really can't tell distinguish between liked and well known works.
    Yeah, ideally for each work there'd be the options of "I like it", "I know it but don't like it", and "I don't know it". But that would make for duller polls (with only 5 works in each).

    Still, though, I'm not especially interested in such detail because ultimately these polls are an indicator of popularity rather than quality, and popularity is inevitably a combination of being known and being liked. Maybe all 23 voters have heard Tower's Silver Ladders, and only 1 likes it, or maybe only 1 voter has heard it; either way, it can't be called a "popular" work. If 22 out of 23 listeners actually dislike it, one could argue that this means it's not "good"... if one believes such a property can be objectively measured, which I don't. So the fact that only 1 of 23 people has said they like it is sufficient information for me.

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    Only Ligeti and Boulez for me this time. I don't know many of these works. (Tan Dun? I'm a little surprised. Should I re-evaluate this composer?)

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    I haven't voted, I know only one piece. Voting "I don't know any" would be a lie. Adams Violin concerto I really like, but I might like other pieces too given the chance to hear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    I haven't voted, I know only one piece. Voting "I don't know any" would be a lie. Adams Violin concerto I really like, but I might like other pieces too given the chance to hear them.
    You misunderstand the nature of the poll.
    You're being asked which of these do you like now, not which you might like in the future.

    If you only know one work, and like it, you can vote for that one work.
    If you only know one work, and don't like it, you can vote for "I don't like any".

    I really don't know how to make these polls any simpler to avoid the (what seem to me) bizarre philosophical and ethical conundrums some of you are grappling with!

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