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    Default Early or late romanticism?

    "Early" and "late" refer here more to styles than chronology. For the purposes of this poll Beethoven will be counted as an early romantic, and on the other hand chronologically middle but stylistically progressive composers will counted as "late".

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    Late romanticism for my taste. Nearly early modernism.

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    I prefer early, although Schubert, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn can easily be classified as Classical. Still, nobody takes a 2nd step without having taken a first. In this regard, these three were giants of the early Romantic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchgolf View Post
    I prefer early, although Schubert, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn can easily be classified as Classical. Still, nobody takes a 2nd step without having taken a first. In this regard, these three were giants of the early Romantic.
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    Late, almost entirely because of Brahms and Mahler.

    But it was close, because of Schubert.

    I personally don't call Beethoven Romantic, but he's not one of my very favorite composers so it wouldn't affect my answer anyway.

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    I have a very unfortunate case of Wagner addiction, I guess that would count as late? But I don't really have a strong affinity for anything else romantic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dim7 View Post
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    I'm a Phillies fan so your threats of losing scare me very little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isorhythm View Post
    Late, almost entirely because of Brahms and Mahler.
    I tend to lump Brahms among the "early" because of his musical conservatism, even if he chronologically ain't so.

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    I'm not going to be able to choose. I like a lot of music from both periods. I am allergic to the big Germanic Post-Romantic style, however. But that isn't enough to tip the balance decidedly to the early Romantic.

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    I am so happy to relate here that I voted for Beethoven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingHead View Post
    I am so happy to relate here that I voted for Beethoven.
    I voted for Ludwig van. I'm surprised by your shortsightedness.

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    edit: wrong thread,

    to answer the question, late. Don't know how to remove the thumbnail now but I'll leave it here as a good example of late Romantic music.
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    Late romanticism for me, mainly due to the emergence of the Russians, the Scandinavians, the Baltics (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia), the English (Stanford, Parry, then Elgar, Delius, Bax, & Coleridge-Taylor). Plus, there were Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner, Reger. Then there was Debussy who, during this era, led the way, at least in part, to early modernism (and the rest was history). Plus Massenet, Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni (and the verismo movement many of them took on). So it has to be late romanticism, for me anyway, for the wide-ranging possibilities and potentials that most people never had anticipated.
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    Late R / Early M

    But Beethoven is in a class of his own, so I'd vote for him too.

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    I insist on including Beethoven in the Early Romantics, because otherwise this wouldn't be fair fight at all!

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