View Poll Results: Who's better?

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  • Ives, Feldman, Duckworth

    3 30.00%
  • Ives, Feldman, Luther Adams

    4 40.00%
  • Ives, Young, Duckworth

    1 10.00%
  • Ives, Young, Luther Adams

    1 10.00%
  • Carter, Feldman, Duckworth

    0 0%
  • Carter, Feldman, Luther Adams

    1 10.00%
  • Carter, Young, Duckworth

    0 0%
  • Carter, Young, Luther Adams

    0 0%
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Thread: American paradigms:

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    Default American paradigms:

    Charles Ives vs. Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman vs. La Monte Young, and William Duckworth vs. John Luther Adams. Who's better?

    (This is the last one of these I'll do, I promise. For a while, at least.)

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    None of the above.

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    The only of these composers I can say that I like somewhat is Carter.
    Last edited by Sloe; Feb-26-2016 at 23:23.

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    Probably Ives, Feldman, Luther Adams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling View Post
    None of the above.
    Not even Ives? Forsooth, thou art no true New Englander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling View Post
    None of the above.
    Is this because you have better American composers in mind or do you just not care for American composers?.. Simply curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling View Post
    None of the above.
    That's what you said on the other thread/poll. Who do you like?

    for me:

    Feldman and Ives way out in front neck and neck. Then Carter. The others I don't play much.
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    My favorites are Carter and Ives. Which is better? I do not know.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    Too bad there isn't a selection for Charles Ives alone. I can do without all the others.

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    Better at what? Feldman, Ives, and Carter are three different styles. (The rest of them I pretty much ignore).
    Last edited by Manxfeeder; Feb-27-2016 at 00:14.

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    - Only three votes (not counting mine). Looks like I was right to keep Duckworth and Adams out of the latter-day music poll.

    - Poor Carter! It could change, of course, but so far he's getting shut out.

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    Better at what?
    Composing.


    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    Feldman, Ives, and Carter are three different styles. (The rest of them I pretty much ignore).
    I would say Ives and Carter aren't nearly as different as Carter wanted them to be.
    Last edited by Harold in Columbia; Feb-27-2016 at 00:38.

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    I can't vote for any of these. I could vote for Ives, Carter, Crumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    Probably Ives, Feldman, Luther Adams.
    This is perhaps the only time in a poll where we have the same answer...

    Wow.

    The Ives/Carter was really close, but the Unanswered Question, Concord Sonata, and Symphonies are such unique masterpieces.

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