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  • Éclat/Multiples

    2 3.70%
  • "…explosante-fixe…"

    0 0%
  • Répons

    9 16.67%
  • Dérive

    1 1.85%
  • Sur incises

    4 7.41%
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

    3 5.56%
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

    2 3.70%
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

    12 22.22%
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

    7 12.96%
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

    8 14.81%
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

    2 3.70%
  • Orchestral Suite No. 1

    0 0%
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2

    2 3.70%
  • Orchestral Suite No. 3

    2 3.70%
  • Orchestral Suite No. 4

    0 0%
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Thread: Boulez vs Bach

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    Default Boulez vs Bach

    I'm doing this not because of mushistorical links but cause I can.

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    Of the above, I chose Sur Incises. Many tempting choices though.

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    I used a random number generator to pick one of the 15. The program generated '13', which corresponds to the Orchestral Sute No. 2

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    Since I am only familiar with the Brandenburg Concertos, I will have to pass on this one.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    Sur Incises. "…explosante-fixe…" would be my second choice.

    The result might have been different if against some other Bach pieces, like the major choral or keyboard works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNZ View Post
    Sur Incises. "…explosante-fixe…" would be my second choice.

    The result might have been different if against some other Bach pieces, like the major choral or keyboard works.
    Welcome back, Simon

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    Which Dérive?

    For me the Brandenburg No. 3 edges out either Dérive, but I wouldn't want to live without any of the works on the list.

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    Any of the two and also any version of the pieces that is scored for ensemble or 'chamber' orchestra.
    Last edited by Richannes Wrahms; Feb-03-2016 at 03:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanb View Post
    Welcome back, Simon
    Thanks for that. I'm not really "back" proper, though. GMG is now my base-camp, where it doesn't seem to occur to anyone to fight over whether modern classical is actually any good.

    Good to see you though. Hope all's well with you.

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    Toccatta and Fugue in D minor?

    I know. But I still don't believe it.
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    I don't particularly like most of Boulez though I feel I do keep giving his work a fair shot. Even if I did like him this wouldn't be much of a contest though. Interesting tonality debates active today, I just happen to not like very much atonal/non-tonal/serialist music - cause I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brotagonist View Post
    I used a random number generator to pick one of the 15. The program generated '13', which corresponds to the Orchestral Sute No. 2
    It's in B minor. Good choice.

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    Répons. Boulez. Only because Bach's greatest works: WTC, Keyboard Partitas and Violin Sonatas and Partitas weren't included in the poll. For me the Brandenburgs Concertos and Orchestral Suites are Bach at his "lightest"-his music for the "masses", not the connoisseurs.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Répons. Boulez. Only because Bach's greatest works: WTC, Keyboard Partitas and Violin Sonatas and Partitas weren't included in the poll. For me the Brandenburgs Concertos and Orchestral Suites are Bach at his "lightest"-his music for the "masses", not the connoisseurs.
    "Bach Light" is on target, but I never vote against him. I went with Brandenburg no. 1, primarily for the wonderfully varied last movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNZ View Post
    Thanks for that. I'm not really "back" proper, though. GMG is now my base-camp, where it doesn't seem to occur to anyone to fight over whether modern classical is actually any good.

    Good to see you though. Hope all's well with you.
    Actually, there have been. But of the two people who were inclined to sneer, one left a while ago, and the other posts only intermittently, and is an all-around rear end of a donkey to begin with. So their hyperbolic remarks prompted even those who don't like modern stuff to defend it.

    On the topic of the thread

    Anything by Bach beats any thing by Boulez any day.
    If music be the food of life, play on!
    ....Shakespeare, corrected.

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