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    Favorite classical composer?

    I rotate music in my office regularly, and have been listening to classical this week. I've been enjoying it quite a bit. I've been streaming the classical channel from SiriusXM, and have been listening to Brahms, Debussy, Dvořák, Chopin, Mozart, etc. A really good variety. I quite enjoyed Dvořák's Symphony No 7 yesterday.

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    Bach
    The cello suites do it for me

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    I'll probably get in trouble for saying early Herbie Hancock, guessing it's not those kinds of classics you mean..

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    Chopin right now. I've been listening to Rachmaninoff playing Chopin lately and although the recordings are very old and primitive, I think his versions are great. For the guy that mentioned classic Herbie Hancock (whom I like too), check out the above mentioned Debussy; he's huge influence on Hancock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrenseren View Post
    I'll probably get in trouble for saying early Herbie Hancock, guessing it's not those kinds of classics you mean..
    His 60s stuff is great, but Headhunters is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrenseren View Post
    I'll probably get in trouble for saying early Herbie Hancock, guessing it's not those kinds of classics you mean..
    I'd actually agree entirely. The correct 'period', maybe not, but energetic, individualistic, with formal structure and composure, yep! Some Bach takes me other places, but then so do The Stones....
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    Debussy is a favorite here. Also like some Chopin sometimes, and some Rodrigo guitar concertos now and again.
    As for Herbie, I was lucky enough to see him in concert around the Headhunters time, and it was truly amazing. Another from a similar period is Keith Jarrett. The Live Concert from Cologne is uplifting too. (If you are looking for that on itunes it is called The Koeln Concert)
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    I like a lot of the classical composers, but Mozart and Beethoven are probably my favorite. Beethoven because fur elise is so simple, but one of my favorites. Mozart because his story fascinates me. I played silver trumpet many years ago and have taken multiple music classes in college and really enjoy them. Lot's of those guys were true musical geniuses.

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    Anything by Bach! There's a reason all subsequent composers looked up to him.

    Also Stravinsky and Steve Reich.

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    iTunes stats say, recently: Schoenberg, Cage and (inevitably in this thread it seems) Debussy.

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    Chopin... so beautiful!
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    I particuarly love the use of classical music in silent movies to convey emotion in the scenes. Chaplin was a master of choosing musical accompaniment.
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    Mahler is tops for me. Respighi and Hindemith too!

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    Antonín Dvořák - Slavonic Dances, New World #9, #7.
    And then all the typical studs - Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Bach.
    I saw Beethoven's 5th performed by NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center last year. Amazing.

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    Anything by Mozart, love it. Years ago the wife and me
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    In no specific order: Dvořák, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Verdi.

    I have a soft spot in my heart for Dvořák since me and Antonín have the same family name. It is one of the most frequent Czech family names btw.

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    I'm with dirt farmer. Stravinsky and Reich. Also, Wagner--I love his compositions. Schubert and Rimsky-Korsakov. Does Branca count? I like him too.

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    Arvo Part for me.
    Amazing.

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    Not a composer, but a conductor, but I love Gustavo Dudamel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    I'm with dirt farmer. Stravinsky and Reich. Also, Wagner--I love his compositions. Schubert and Rimsky-Korsakov. Does Branca count? I like him too.
    I wonder if bombing single track to Wagner would be cool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    I wonder if bombing single track to Wagner would be cool?
    It is.

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    Niccolo Paganini, the first "rock" star.

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, hands down.

    Now, modern-day composers on the other hand… well, it’d have to either be Lalo Schifrin or Jean-Michel Jarre.
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    John Cage. Not classical though. So, irrelevant post?

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    Bach, Beethoven and Mozart...

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