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

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  • Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin

    30 49.18%
  • Beethoven: Piano sonata no.27 in E minor, op.90

    35 57.38%
  • Chopin: Nocturnes (2), op.27

    33 54.10%
  • Dufay: Missa L'homme armé

    14 22.95%
  • Haydn: The Seasons

    22 36.07%
  • Liszt: Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses, S.173

    20 32.79%
  • Mahler: Symphony no.5

    46 75.41%
  • Martinů: Double concerto for 2 string orchestras, piano, and timpani, H. 271

    17 27.87%
  • Mendelssohn: String quartet no.2 in A minor, op.13

    19 31.15%
  • Prokofiev: Piano concerto no.2 in G minor, op.16

    39 63.93%
  • Schubert: Fantasia for violin and piano in C, D. 934

    20 32.79%
  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, op. 71

    44 72.13%
  • Verdi: Aida

    25 40.98%
  • I don't know any of these works

    0 0%
  • I know some of these, but don't like any of them

    0 0%
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Thread: Aida, Nutcracker, etc (A la carte poll #58)

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    Default Aida, Nutcracker, etc (A la carte poll #58)

    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.


    You can still vote in all the previous polls - please do! For the full list, see this blog entry.

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    I haven't heard that Schubert one. Is it good?
    ≥12

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    Picked favourites only. Sadly I´m not familiar with Mendelssohn´s string quartets.

    The opening of the Schubert piece is quite magical.

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    I definitely want to hear Haydn's Seasons, since I recently greatly enjoyed the Creation.

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    I passed on The Nutcracker because it's one of those overplayed atrocities through no fault of its own. I just don't want to hear it. I chose everything else except the Dufay and the Verdi which I am not familiar with.

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    Definitely the Beethoven, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Verdi masterpieces.

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    Liszt's Harmonies Poetiques... is one of the very best things ever. Also I love the Seasons. And Mahler 5 more than most Mahler fans, I think?
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brotagonist View Post
    I definitely want to hear Haydn's Seasons, since I recently greatly enjoyed the Creation.
    It is great.
    I must say I am dissapointed that only 38 % like Aida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloe View Post
    It is great.
    I must say I am dissapointed that only 38 % like Aida.
    Or 62% haven't heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    Or 62% haven't heard it.
    Who knows. I think it can be one of the finest operas.

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    Just Aïda for me- and only for the great tenor aria in the first act. It's all downhill from there, I'm afraid- unless it's live and there are elephants.

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    I'll stop reviving polls soon, I promise...

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    Until then, my votes:

    Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin
    Beethoven: Piano sonata no.27 in E minor, op.90
    Chopin: Nocturnes (2), op.27
    Haydn: The Seasons
    Liszt: Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses, S.173
    Mahler: Symphony no.5
    Mendelssohn: String quartet no.2 in A minor, op.13
    Prokofiev: Piano concerto no.2 in G minor, op.16
    Schubert: Fantasia for violin and piano in C, D. 934
    Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, op. 71
    Verdi: Aida
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    Only 12 for Haydn's Seasons? Ah, you kids with your walkmans...

    I declined to vote for Aïda, but I think we today may be temporarily unequipped to appreciate that opera, as the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries were evidently unequipped to appreciate all of Handel's operas. We're too far away in time to be in sympathy with the conventions, and too close to view them objectively. (Verdi's earlier operas don't have this problem because they're not pretentious. His other late operas don't have it because they're not conventional.)
    Last edited by Harold in Columbia; Jan-28-2016 at 17:05.

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    So, I have just discovered that I had managed to miss the exact Nereffid poll where my favourite work was.
    Listening to one another is an important thing in life. And music tells us how to do that. - Claudio Abbado

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