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  1. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Béla Bartók's music is not one of my favorites and not one that I listen to often. But I do have a suspicion that he was one of the most important 20th century composer, certainly for the first half of the century. For example, his popular six string quartets must be one of the most influential...
  2. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    This poll is not about anyone else but yourself as a listener of 20th century and contemporary avant-garde music if you are a listener of such. How well do you think you know the music? It is whatever this question may mean to you or if you are confused by this question, then you may well...
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    if not, who do you choose instead
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    I've listened to nearly all of this today (I'm up to Erwartung now) and enjoyed it quite a bit: http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/story/10-great-works-20th-century-pierre-boulezs-90th-birthday/ Happy 90th, Pete!! (and before anyone tries to stir up controversy, please note that the title of the list...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    In the spirit of conciliation, here are some things about which I agree with the anti-modernists on this forum, and disagree with at least some of the pro-modernists. I believe the following: 1) The audiences who don't "get" most 20th century and contemporary music are not essentially the same...
  6. Ballet
    What are your top three 20th century ballets? Besides the Stravinsky and Prokofiev’s ballets, since they would probably win hands down. I listed them in order of their premier dates and the composer. Since there were only 15 options, I know I left out a few including Jewels & Kraanerg , among...
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    I have listed quite a few well recognized, frequently performed and studied 20th century American composers, who I think will survive into being classical composer status, owing to their success and posterity. Sure, you may not agree, but in any case, who do you think was/is the greatest 20th C...
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