View Poll Results: What period's music do you listen to the most?

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  • Before 1700

    1 1.64%
  • 1700-1750

    6 9.84%
  • 1750-1800

    1 1.64%
  • 1800-1850

    7 11.48%
  • 1850-1900

    12 19.67%
  • 1900-1950

    21 34.43%
  • 1950-2000

    12 19.67%
  • After 2000

    1 1.64%
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    Default What period's music do you listen to the most?

    Please choose the period you listen to the most. Not necessarily the bulk of your listening, but more than the other periods listed.


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    For me, it's 1800-1850.

    I listen to a lot of solo piano music, and this period encompasses all of Schubert, Chopin, and Mendelssohn; most of Schumann; and mature Beethoven.

    Lately, though, I have also been listening to a lot of 20th/21st century music (largely due to the excellent suggestions I find here). This era may take the lead in the future.

    And Bach will always represent a healthy chunk of my listening time as well.
    Last edited by Balthazar; Jul-24-2015 at 04:52.

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    The great 18th century.

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    I thought that others have already polled this.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    Since I started keeping track of deep listens (not random background play) I'm very surprised the numbers came up 1900 - 1950 by a wide margin.

    1700-1750 .....10 %
    1750-1800 .....7.5 %
    1800-1850.......5 %
    1850-1900 .....15 %
    1900-1950.....50 %
    1950-2000.....12.5 %

    If I were to take my whole life into account the time period would be shifted way back because of my earlier decades of binging on baroque and Beethoven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpeggio View Post
    I thought that others have already polled this.
    Possible, even likely!


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    90% 20th Century, 9% 19th, 1% 18th

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    Much of my listening focuses into works composed in the period 1800-1850: Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti.
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    Poll is meaningless for me because I listen to music from all of these periods. I checked out my music library and the top twenty composers come from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. They include Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Hindemith and Carter.

    One week it may be one period and next week it may be another.

    A few weeks ago I was digging on the music for Frank Ticheli, a contemporary composer.

    This week it is 1850-1900 because I am digging on Rimsky-Korsakov's Snow Maiden and 1900-1950 because I am listening to Zandonai's opera Francesca da Rimini.

    Next week it maybe 1750-1800 and 1800-1850 because I just acquired a set of clarinetist Sabine Meyer performing late 18th century and early 19th century clarinet concertos. One of them is an obscure concerto for Basset Horn by Stamitz.

    On a regular basis most of us listen to music from all periods so it is impossible for us to answer this question yet some of our members keep asking it thinking that this time they may get a different answer.

    Many of our ears can process music from all centuries not just one. Some of us even have the facility to dig ABBA (Still hate Mama Mia. Barf!).

    And really. Most of you all are going to listen to what you want to regardless of my listening habits.
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    It's difficult to say exactly, as I have pretty large collections of Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and numerous others, but I'd say my listening starts to get pretty heavy around Mahler to Stockhausen.

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    For listening I'm pretty much in the Classicism period, for background music I favor the Baroque period.

    Really have a difficult time with most 20th-Century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    The great 18th century.
    No one's voted for the 18th century yet. You gotta support it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMamba View Post
    No one's voted for the 18th century yet. You gotta support it!
    Why? My favorite 18th century composers and Vivaldi and Mozart. Why should I spend most of my time listening to just them?

    What is wrong with those of us who like to listen to music from every century, including the 18th?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arpeggio View Post
    Why? My favorite 18th century composers and Vivaldi and Mozart. Why should I spend most of my time listening to just them?

    What is wrong with those of us who like to listen to music from every century, including the 18th?
    You misunderstood my post. Art Music posted the great 18th century as his answer, but apparently hasn't voted for it. The "you" in my post referred to him.

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    ^^^
    Oops! I goofed again. Sorry.
    Last edited by arpeggio; Jul-24-2015 at 15:25.
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