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  • Bach

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  • Mozart

    37 22.70%
  • Beethoven

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    Question Favorite of the Big Three (poll)

    As it is generally accepted, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, are the big three. Of the three, who do you love most?

    If you can't pick, just add to the discussion, but don't vote, please.

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    This post is now irrelevant. Sorry.

    To add an actual comment: I doubt anyone can guess whom I voted for.
    Last edited by BachIsBest; Mar-24-2020 at 18:14.

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    I voted Mozart. He is probably the most concise composer, with the most refined melodies.

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    It's Bach for me with Mozart a distant second.

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    Beethoven, and then Mozart. Bach I can (and do) do without.

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    For me Beethoven can be grand, but verbose.

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    Bach is too repetitive, yet very spiritual.

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    Normally, I would vote for Beethoven without hesitation. But at this precise moment, I'm leaning Mozart. I am finding that more and more of his works, including works I had dismissed in the past, connect with me. If there is such a thing as perfection in music, it's Mozart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBLee View Post
    Normally, I would vote for Beethoven without hesitation. But at this precise moment, I'm leaning Mozart. I am finding that more and more of his works, including works I had dismissed in the past, connect with me. If there is such a thing as perfection in music, it's Mozart.
    So well put. As my ear matures in classical listening, the more and more it buys into all the Mozart hype.

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    I think the three are interchangeable but that Mozart has the greatest range from child-like innocence to overpowering force -- Eine Kleine Nachmusik to the scene in Don Giovanni where the Don is cast into Hell by the statue come to life.

    I also think Mozart regularly demonstrates greater range of light and shade than the other two composers.

    But to say Mozart is "better" than J.S. Bach or Beethoven wouldn't represent my views. Both of the other composers did magnificent things Mozart did not.

    When I ranked composers Mozart scored 145, Beethoven 116 and J.S. Bach 98. No other composer scored higher than 67 and Nos. 4-8 all scored in a range from 62-67.
    Last edited by larold; Mar-24-2020 at 18:42.

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    Which ever one I am listening to at the time!
    Last edited by DavidA; Mar-24-2020 at 18:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Which ever one I am listening to at the time!

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    I'm listening to Uchida's Mozart Sonatas, so quaint. I adore it.

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    I have to give it to Beethoven, mostly for his piano sonatas and string quartets.

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    Bach, clearly. My #1 composer. Mozart comes in around the #10 spot. Beethoven around #30.
    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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