Who's Your Favorite Composer?

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Who's Your Favorite Composer?

Poll closed Nov 25, 2002.
Bach 3 vote(s) 21.4%
Beethoven 5 vote(s) 35.7%
Brahms 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Chopin 1 vote(s) 7.1%
Dvorak 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Mahler 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Mozart 3 vote(s) 21.4%
Schubert 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Tchaikovsky 1 vote(s) 7.1%
Wagner 1 vote(s) 7.1%
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  1. BobaFettWBlasterRifle Jedi Knight

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  2. Darth Dowe Jedi Master

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  3. BobaFettWBlasterRifle Jedi Knight

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    Having to limit to only 10 choices meant skipping a LOT of really great composers, I know........ And including John Williams did cross my mind, but that would have meant eliminating one of these legends. That is something I cannot do.

    For the record, including Dr. Dre never crossed my mind.
  4. Darth Venom Jedi Master

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    I agree, if Williams was included then you would also have to include Danny Elfman, James Horner, etc. I think the ten listed are good comparisons for each other, although, I probably would have replaced Mahler with Orff.

    :)
  5. Meriwyn Former RSA

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    I'm partial to Mozart myself :)
  6. ObiWill Jedi Master

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    Beethoven. I like to slooshy a little Ludwig Van. :)
  7. BobaFettWBlasterRifle Jedi Knight

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    Orff = One universally recognized famous work

    Mahler = A pantheon of symphonic, choral and vocal brilliance

    Sorry.....no contest.

    Although....I could guess Carmina Burana in 3 notes or less. Mahler's 7th would need a few more notes than that.
  8. Fermez_La_Boushh Jedi Knight

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    All these are great guys, though I'm partial to Mendellsohn and PUCCINI!! Gotta pick Bach for the Masses, Cantatas, Concerti, and solo instrument work. WOW! Mozart is my close second. I have a recording of BENNY GOODMAN playing a clarinet concerto. Awesome.
  9. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    It's a good thing you left Williams, otherwiswe it would have been a pretty one sided affair! (Although, I do enjoy Jerry Goldsmith's work more) :)
  10. Meriwyn Former RSA

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    Some other favorites of mine are Vivaldi and Holst :) If you listen to Holst's "The Planets", it's supposedly where alot of film composers got some of their influence. Great symphony that.
  11. ObiWill Jedi Master

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    mmm, Mars, the Bringer of War... <Beavis> DUHHH... DUH DUHHHHHH... DUH DUHHHHHH... DUH DUHHHHHHH! </Beavis> :D
  12. Darth Venom Jedi Master

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    BFwBR,

    True that Mahler may have more "known" material, however, I do prefer Orff.

    However, given the choice I'd take Mozart/Beethoven/Wagner over either of them.

  13. cyranodb Force Ghost

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    I'm a Lennon/McCartney fan. ;)

    Mike C. ;)
  14. Anaquinne Jedi Knight

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    I voted Tchaikovsky, but I'd also mention (and now prefer :) ) Prokofiev. Both very Williams-like!
  15. DarthMoby Jedi Master

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    I always thought Williams was alot like Handel.
  16. SilverJedi331 Jedi Master

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    Mozart.
    His Requiem is the most beautiful thing Ive ever heard in my entire life. It brings me to tears almost every time I hear it. Its so powerful.
  17. ObiWill Jedi Master

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    It doesn't get much better than Dies Irae. :)

    Anyone else here like P.D.Q. Bach? The oddest of J.S. Bach's twenty-odd children... ;)
  18. Cailinn-Sarr Jedi Knight

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    Have to go with "Wolfie"
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