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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyIII View Post
    I'll go with 1700-1800 for Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, and some early Beethoven.
    I'll go with that as well. Maybe you could tack on a few years and make it 1710-1830.

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    1850-1950
    Quote Originally Posted by CypressWillow View Post
    There are those who don't like chocolate.

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    There are those who don't enjoy waking up to the first snowfall of the year.

    And there are those who simply don't get Chopin.

    Pity.

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    1740-1840, and then I have almost all the music I consider the best ever written

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    The restless 1820-1920, I projected. I used to like Baroque the best, the first years. I just finished taking a college music history course online that leads up to the Baroque period. I've also come across a few Baroque orchestras.

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    I guess I have to choose between 1550-1650 and 1650-1750, which is horrible. After a photo-finish, I think the earlier period just edges it, but I am wracked with guilt on my desert island.

    No chance of 1580-1650 plus a top-up of 1720-50 I suppose?

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    1894 - 1994

    From Claude Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, through Witold Lutoslawski who died in 1994 (his last major composition being his Symphony No. 4 in 1992). In other words, the Modern and post-Modern Periods.

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    Either 1350-1450 or 1920-2020

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    All replies interesting and welcome, but special notice to S P Summers, flamencosketches, allerius, Portamento, Trout, BrahmsWaAGreatMelodist, and ORigel, for, shall we say, accuracy in counting.
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    My favorite 100 years period in approximately is 1830 - 1930. From Chopin's Piano Concertos to Sibelius' Symphony No. 7. Unfortunately, at the end of this period because of the activities of The Second Viennese School, The Frankfurt School, The New School (from New York) and later also Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (from Birmingham) took place a regression or even breaking with the achievements of European culture.
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    1780-1880.

    That gets me Mozart's mature music, a lot of Haydn and a reasonable chunk of Brahms. And of course, everything in between.

    Can I count all the Bach music rediscovered during that period?
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    This is really hard for me because I love nearly all musical periods equally, but probably 1850-1950. Gets me Brahms, Dvorak, Bruckner, Mahler, Sibelius, Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, a lot of Shostakovich, Webern, Vaughan Williams and many other composers who make life worth living even if I would never bring this “century” to a desert island - indeed, if that was the case, it would be Bach or bust.
    "If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances." - Jean Sibelius

    "Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere." - G.K. Chesterton

    "Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe." - Douglas Adams

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    1800-1900. Covers essentially Beethoven, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky with some Mendelssohn and Brahms thrown in. What else could anyone want?! Even the two early 20th century musicians I admire, Elgar, and Rachmaninoff were essentially musical fossils that survived into the 20th century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haziz View Post
    1800-1900. Covers essentially Beethoven, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky with some Mendelssohn and Brahms thrown in. What else could anyone want?! Even the two early 20th century musicians I admire, Elgar, and Rachmaninoff were essentially musical fossils that survived into the 20th century.
    Getting back to imprinting and the possibly lifelong effect of what music, CM and otherwise, we heard in our formative years, could you give us a thumbnail of the musical influences you heard early on? Certainly the reason I chose the 100 years I did was to seize those 20th-century pieces and composers I heard at home in my adolescence and then work back to recover the Schumann piano concerto, the earliest PC other than the Bach D-minor to really engage me in those early years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante Largo View Post
    Unfortunately, at the end of this period because of the activities of The Second Viennese School, The Frankfurt School, The New School (from New York) and later also Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (from Birmingham) took place a regression or even breaking with the achievements of European culture.
    The Frankfurt School has nothing to do with Music. Neither does the New School or the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. I know what axe your grinding. You should take it to one of the political forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorx View Post
    The Frankfurt School has nothing to do with Music. Neither does the New School or the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. I know what axe your grinding. You should take it to one of the political forums.
    I think the point is valid, though I think the phrase "achievements of European culture" is fraught with "blood and soil" connotations and I avoid it. But the postmodern ridiculousness that devalues some of the greatest art *because* it is "European" is also an "achievement of European culture", I guess. That's my ax to grind, and since existence is now so politicized I don't see any reason to compartmentalize it.

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