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  • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

    16 30.77%
  • Schöneberg: Verklärte Nacht

    5 9.62%
  • John Cage: 4'33

    8 15.38%
  • Beethoven: Symphony 9

    23 44.23%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie Burgess View Post
    Florestan suggested a Beethoven vs Cage poll in the thread Why I do not like Beethoven and things just flowed after that.
    I am sure he was being sarcastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    I am sure he was being sarcastic.
    Shows how you might be careful when you make a sarcastic statement. You never know what it could lead to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    Great point. And if you put 4'33" on a repeating loop, you can listen to the entire 9th. Based on that reasoning, I think I just might vote for 4'33"...
    Yes! Just don't tell 'ol Ludwig! Haha
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    You conveniently listed the four options in my order of preference. Bach it is, then.
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    Pitting Beethoven and Bach against 4'33?

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    I think there could be a fair fight between Beethoven vs Bartók String Quartets
    or Beethoven vs Bartók Piano Concertos

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    Easy choice, Schoenberg...
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvin View Post
    I think there could be a fair fight between Beethoven vs Bartók String Quartets
    or Beethoven vs Bartók Piano Concertos
    Beethoven late quartets you mean?

    I'd go Bartok for the quartets, even though Beethoven's late quartets are my favorite of his works. Bartok simply made a perfect combination of what a quartet was capable at that point in history, truly special works!

    Piano concertos? Bartok's 1st in groundbreaking but I don't like the other two that much. Beethoven's 4th and 5th are really good though. So for those two, probably Beethoven on a level of quantity
    Mr Contemporary is in the house

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    Verklärte Nacht is actually the only Schoenberg work I know that I don't care for much, yet it's the only one there that I feel particularly compelled to vote for. As much as I love Bach, the Brandenburg's have never interested me
    Mr Contemporary is in the house

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST4 View Post
    Beethoven late quartets you mean?

    I'd go Bartok for the quartets, even though Beethoven's late quartets are my favorite of his works. Bartok simply made a perfect combination of what a quartet was capable at that point in history, truly special works!

    Piano concertos? Bartok's 1st in groundbreaking but I don't like the other two that much. Beethoven's 4th and 5th are really good though. So for those two, probably Beethoven on a level of quantity
    Beethoven's late quartets are very profound, but Bartók's are taking it even a step further. Both are sublime.

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    I voted Verklärte Nacht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portamento View Post
    I choose... waiting for the poll... waiting....
    This poll almost had a couple more choices. But I did not add Mozart and Haydn to this poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvin View Post
    Pitting Beethoven and Bach against 4'33?
    All of the choices are based on the other polls I made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    You conveniently listed the four options in my order of preference. Bach it is, then.
    Purely by accident.

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    John Cage: 4'33", closely followed by Schöneberg: Verklärte Nacht

    Don't care for the other two at all
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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