This is a poll. There are polls of all kinds around here, and I see no harm in making one about fugues. You participate if you wish, of course.I know why Bernstein is there... let me say I think this is quite childish and for that reason I'm not gonna answer this poll. I also don't feel the need to "test Bach's supremacy" as that is history also confirmed by competend scholars and composers.
If the talking is just about counterpoint and nothing else (not fugues), then I think that J.S. Bach has competition from the Renaissance masters such as Palestrina, Tallis, Josquin, Victoria and others.Well in the field of counterpoint there's simply no competition. Although this being an internet forum there will no doubt be naysayers.
No comment. Do not expect any other replies from me. I'm not gonna push this further, as in the Haydn's vs Mozart's symphonies thread you have clearly completely misunderstood my words as an attack on Beethoven (which is one of my and Bernstein's favourite composers...) and that is the reason of this poll's existence. Goodbye.Bernstein said that Beethoven never wrote a good fugue, so I assume that he must have better ones and, considering that Beethoven has a single option for him here, I think that it's fair that Bernstein also have one. He is a composer after all, and I don't know why his presence in the poll should be a problem.
Well, to each their own, but I think that there's a reason for the Renaissance to be called The Golden Age of Polyphony. This said, I of course acknowledge Bach's genius for counterpoint, and it's no surprise to me that he is leading this poll (I voted for him here by the way).Umm...........
No, not really.
I think that your response to our little disagreement is being a bit disproportional and exaggerated. But you do as you wish. I suggest you to not get too personal in discussions such as this, and apologize if my defense of Beethoven annoyed you somehow.No comment. Do not expect any other replies from me. I'm not gonna push this further, as in the Haydn's vs Mozart's symphonies thread you have clearly completely misunderstood my words as an attack on Beethoven (which is one of my and Bernstein's favourite composers...) and that is the reason of this poll's existence. Goodbye.
Perhaps you're right, but I was a bit surprised that even Cage (who most here don't even consider a great composer) almost beat Williams in a poll here some time ago.Given that Williams has many fans here on TC, I can't consider him underrated; if anything, just the opposite.