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    Being a big fan of concertos, and of the composers whose works started me off in classical music--the composers I heard at home as a child and adolescent and teen (there's that imprinting phenomenon again!)--I would choose for my desert island sojourn the 100 years 1845-1944. I know, I know, I lose Bach through Beethoven and some pretty good music post-1944, but I retain the vast majority of the CM that has nourished and sustained me over the decades. I get the Schumann piano concerto all the way through to the Hovhaness Piano Concerto No.1, plus everything and everyone in between, and that's a lot! And I get 8 of my favorite 11 composers, plus a whole bunch more.

    What are your favorite 100 years?
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    My favorite 100 years are: 1848 - 1947

    I can actually narrow it down to 50 years if I have to: 1874 - 1923
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    This will come as a big surprise to everyone: 1785-1885

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    1710-2010. Not exactly 100 years but close enough.
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    1850-1950: All of Brahms, Mahler, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky. The whole of Impressionism. The best of Prokofieff and Shostakovich. And I could hear Koussevitsky.

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    I'll go with 1700-1800 for Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, and some early Beethoven.

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    Whatever the last hundred years were

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    1750-1850
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    Quote Originally Posted by S P Summers View Post
    My favorite 100 years are: 1848 - 1947

    I can actually narrow it down to 50 years if I have to: 1874 - 1923
    Who/what are you desiring to specifically capture within those two spans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    1710-2010. Not exactly 100 years but close enough.
    Ken, try not to be so obsessed by minutiae!

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    Let's see. I'm sure this will change over time with my tastes, but as of now... probably 1740-1839. I get the tail end of Bach, all of Mozart, all of Beethoven, all of Schubert, some Chopin and Liszt, etc. I would lose a lot of late romanticism but to my taste losing late baroque, classical, and early romantic would have been a bigger loss.

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    1820-1920

    My favourite composer (Bach) has to be left out anyway, as my favourite period is the romantics, especially the late romantics. I went for the early starting year rather than a late end year, because I want Schubert in there. Now I have the majority of my favourites, including Mahler, Schubert, Brahms, Sibelius, Dvorak, Wagner, Bruckner, Debussy, and Mendelssohn. Too bad about Shosty.
    I treat my music like I treat my pets. It’s something to own, care about and curate with attention to detail. From a blog by hjr.

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    1875-1975. As another member pointed out, it gathers the main works by the majority of my favorite composers (Dvorak, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler, Nielsen, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Strauss, VW, Rachmaninov, Bax, Atterberg, etc). It excludes some important works by Lutoslawski, Schnittke, Penderecki et al, but I could live without them.

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    A very tough question for me, I either have to give up my favorite composer - Bach, or my favorite musical period - Modernism.

    I would probably take 1700-1800 so I could get all of Bach and Mozart who I consider the two greatest composers.

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    2019-2119! Looking forward to it all

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