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  • Barber: The School for Scandal overture, op.5

    18 26.09%
  • Beethoven: Coriolan overture, op.62

    33 47.83%
  • Beethoven: Leonore overture no.3, op.72b

    36 52.17%
  • Berlioz: Le Carnaval Romain, op.9

    23 33.33%
  • Berlioz: Le Corsaire, op.21

    20 28.99%
  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, op.80

    32 46.38%
  • Brahms: Tragic Overture, op.81

    37 53.62%
  • Dvořák: Carnival Overture, op.92

    27 39.13%
  • Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, op.26

    42 60.87%
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, op.36

    33 47.83%
  • Shostakovich: Festive Overture, op.96

    24 34.78%
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, op.49

    29 42.03%
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

    47 68.12%
  • I don't know any of these works

    2 2.90%
  • I don't like any of these works

    0 0%
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Thread: Overtures (A la carte poll #47)

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    Default Overtures (A la carte poll #47)

    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. For the full list, see the blog entry linked in my signature below.

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    Am not so fond of ouvertures & was being quite selective here. I don´t have anything against any of the works, though.

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    I love this format (overtures) and selected them all. Yes, even 1812. BOOM!

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    I voted nearly all of the works.

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    I voted the ones that I liked very much.
    I hope there is a second poll and some Wagner in it.

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    I agree with joen_cph on this. Overtures are seldom my favorite, even Beethoven's. The weird thing is I really love the Hebrides Overture, but I'm tepid toward most other Mendelssohn works. I selected about 2/3 of the list however.

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    Loved all of them except the Dvorak which I don't know and the 1812 is all right but overplayed.
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    I have every one of them on the list, but several of them are just "pretty good". I chose the four I like best. I'd vote twice for the R-K if I could.

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    I voted for everything except for the Festive Overture by Shostakovich and the 1812 Overture - both of which I strongly dislike.
    to drown,
    to sink unconscious --
    supreme bliss!

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    I HATE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

    just kidding

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    I selected many from the list, I like overtures. I like playing them too. We play a couple different ones every year. We haven't played The Hebrides even though each year I request it, because I love it.

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    I essentially like them all as well, but Russian Easter Overture (this piece is responsible for much of my interest in classical today), Academic Festival, 1812, and Le carnaval Romain stand out above the rest for me
    A way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    I love this format (overtures) and selected them all. Yes, even 1812. BOOM!
    Me too.KABAM!!!
    "Music in any generation is not what the public thinks of it but what the musicians make of it"....Virgil Thomson

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    Anything but 1812

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn man View Post
    Anything but 1812

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