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    A few comments. A very enjoyable game and I loved the flexibility in the rules making when logical suggestions were offered. I think we should be all proud of the top ten that covers hundreds of years of great music.

    Max Reger started the game in the top fifty and never dropped out. As a Caltech nerd, I watched the “Reger Line” the entire game and he was Mr consistency. R Strauss came from pretty far back to end up in the top thirty. Vaughn Williams was the biggest climber on the list and nobody stopped him from his lowly beginning to a top performance.

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    Really surprised Elgar finished that low. For the record, he's certainly not one of my favorites. Same with Rossini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist View Post
    Really surprised Elgar finished that low.
    By the time we reached 100 entries, Bruckner was no. 97 with Elgar somewhere in the 80's. I became an advocate for Bruckner, and he ended up no. 44. Elgar had no advocate.

    My other observation is that modernist composers did not fare well. We did initially have a few modernist members participating, but they largely departed as the game moved forward.

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    I enjoyed this game over a large majority of others. Thanks very much for coming up with it Bulldog. Might we expect others with a similar format involving symphonies, concertos, chamber works, etc. ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn67 View Post
    I enjoyed this game over a large majority of others. Thanks very much for coming up with it Bulldog. Might we expect others with a similar format involving symphonies, concertos, chamber works, etc. ?
    I didn't come up with the game. Another member (don't remember the name) initiated it. However, it soon became clear that there were major problems, and the game-starter was an absentee. All I did was revive it with a few changes.

    As for future games of this type, I can't say I'm a fan of the format. If I do use it again, it will be infrequent and there won't be any downward moves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    I didn't come up with the game. All I did was revive it with a few changes.

    As for future games of this type, I can't say I'm a fan of the format. If I do use it again, it will be infrequent and there won't be any downward moves.
    In any event, thanks at least for the "revival".
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist View Post
    Really surprised Elgar finished that low. For the record, he's certainly not one of my favorites.
    The interesting thing is that I thought he was a favourite of mine, in fact I was the one who nominated him at the first place. However, as the game proceeded I experienced an epiphany and realised that he was not that much of a favourite at all. These games help one to explore some hidden inner thoughts.

    Other than a few exceptions, the final list is surprisingly convenient on my behalf. It was indeed very enjoyable. Thank you Bulldog for conducting it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    As for future games of this type, I can't say I'm a fan of the format. If I do use it again, it will be infrequent and there won't be any downward moves.
    Agree. I only jumped in mid way because I thought the format was not appealing. A few days of playing confirmed that for me. It came down to votes of players with opposite preferences continuing to cancel out one another. So I quit before the end.
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