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  • I prefer Schönberg to Shostakovich. Mozart's best string quartets are amazing masterpieces.

    19 44.19%
  • I prefer Schönberg to Shostakovich. Mozart's best string quartets ARE NOT amazing masterpieces.

    2 4.65%
  • I prefer Shostakovich to Schönberg. Mozart's best string quartets are amazing masterpieces.

    12 27.91%
  • I prefer Shostakovich to Schönberg. Mozart's best string quartets ARE NOT amazing masterpieces.

    10 23.26%
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Thread: Schönberg or Shostakovich plus Mozart's amazing masterpieces

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    Default Schönberg or Shostakovich plus Mozart's amazing masterpieces

    I would like to see whether a hunch I had in another thread is supported or contradicted by the membership here.

    Disclaimer: It is not my intention to start an argument about Schönberg versus whoever. For the purposes of this poll, I don't care why you prefer one choice or another, but simply which choice you prefer. Therefore I would appreciate it if everyone would simply refrain from saying why they chose the option they chose, or otherwise arguing about Schönberg, Shostakovich, Mozart, or whatever.
    Last edited by Harold in Columbia; Jan-30-2016 at 04:40.

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    Poll failed?

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    Not exactly, I was just really slow in filling out the options. Seems like we're good to go now.

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    Oh god not this again!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh, right. Okay, I'll add a caveat to my OP and see if that helps.

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    I voted the third one, "I prefer Shostakovich to Schönberg. Mozart's best string quartets are amazing masterpieces".

    And I am 100% sure Mozart's SQ influenced both Shostakovich and Schoenberg when they studied them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    Oh god not this again!!!!!!!!!!
    That's the polite way of saying what I taught

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    I like Schoenberg and Shostakovich roughly equally well and I think Mozart's best string quartets are amazing masterpieces. But that option seems not to be available.

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    Hmm . . .

    I like Schoenberg and Shosatkovich almost equally for different reasons, though I've grown tired of Shostakovich lately. I haven't bothered remembering or may have never heard many Mozart quartets. It seems we can't categorize people as much as even I would like to try. I might overlap option 2 somewhat more in a Venn diagram at this moment in time, but not enough to confidently vote.

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    Schoenberg over Shostakovich. And who can argue that Mozart's best string quartets aren't masterpieces? (Emphasis on "best.")

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    I think we can already see what your hunch was, but it would be interesting to hear you elaborate on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    Schoenberg over Shostakovich. And who can argue that Mozart's best string quartets aren't masterpieces? (Emphasis on "best.")
    That's "amazing masterpieces," not just run of the mill masterpieces!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isorhythm View Post
    I think we can already see what your hunch was, but it would be interesting to hear you elaborate on it.
    Copying what I wrote in the other thread:

    I wonder if it could be ascertained whether people whose favorite 20th century composers are middle-of-the-roaders like Prokofiev and Shostakovich also tend to inadequately appreciate Mozart.

    Anecdotally, I seem to meet a lot of people like that.


    The relevant conversation is mostly on page 4: Mozart's Genius

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    Well, the correlation is not strong, but seems to exist, if we can go by this small sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold in Columbia View Post
    Copying what I wrote in the other thread:

    I wonder if it could be ascertained whether people whose favorite 20th century composers are middle-of-the-roaders like Prokofiev and Shostakovich also tend to inadequately appreciate Mozart.

    Anecdotally, I seem to meet a lot of people like that.


    The relevant conversation is mostly on page 4: Mozart's Genius
    If this is what you are trying to establish, then the poll won't get at what you want because the voters are not asked to indicate if Shostakovich is their favorite composer, only if they prefer him to Schoenberg. Isn't it possible that some might hate Shostakovich but still prefer him to Schoenberg?

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