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  • Palestrina, Beethoven, Berlioz

    0 0%
  • Palestrina, Beethoven, Debussy

    10 30.30%
  • Palestrina, Wagner, Berlioz

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  • Palestrina, Wagner, Debussy

    4 12.12%
  • Verdi, Beethoven, Berlioz

    6 18.18%
  • Verdi, Beethoven, Debussy

    8 24.24%
  • Verdi, Wagner, Berlioz

    3 9.09%
  • Verdi, Wagner, Debussy

    2 6.06%
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Thread: National champions: Italy, Germany, and France

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    Default National champions: Italy, Germany, and France

    Palestrina vs. Verdi, Beethoven vs. Wagner, and Berlioz vs. Debussy. Who's better?

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    Hah! First one in!

    One cannot place a composer of little but operas, great though they may be, over such a brilliant master of music in all its forms as Beethoven.
    Last edited by drnlaw; Feb-26-2016 at 20:56.

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    I could solve Palestrina vs. Verdi and Berlioz vs. Debussy, but Beethoven vs. Wagner is scaring me!
    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 Xaltotun View Post
    Beethoven vs. Wagner is scaring me!
    Easy — Beethoven

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    A bit difficult to compare, but I would say Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Debussy in that main order overall.

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    Vaguely: Beethoven > Debussy > Wagner > Verdi > Palestrina > Berlioz

    You do the math. Love them all, of course, but this is probably my preference.

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    None of the above. Debussy, Wagner, Monteverdi I could do.
    Last edited by tdc; Feb-27-2016 at 00:45.

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    Voi non amate gli Italiani?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold in Columbia View Post
    Voi non amate gli Italiani?
    edited my post.............

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    Capisco. Grazie!

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    I wanted to vote for Luxembourg but wasn't an option

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    Vivaldi Bach Ravel
    If music be the food of life, play on!
    ....Shakespeare, corrected.

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    I really do not understand this poll.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    Better at what? Wagner could stand on his head and climb trees, so I vote for him.

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    It is a little known fact that Beethoven was out for a walk in the countryside one day when a thunderstorm rolled in, so he quickly climbed into the nearest tree, pulled out some paper and started sketching the 4th movement of the Pastoral symphony. I have yet to find any references to him standing on his head but there is an unconfirmed rumour that, due to an error at his publisher's, the letter 't' was left out of the middle of the name of his 3rd symphony.

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