Discussion in 'New York City, NY' started by BobaFettWBlasterRifle, Nov 18, 2002.
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.
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.
I'm partial to Mozart myself
Beethoven. I like to slooshy a little Ludwig Van.
Orff = One universally recognized famous work
Mahler = A pantheon of symphonic, choral and vocal brilliance
Although....I could guess Carmina Burana in 3 notes or less. Mahler's 7th would need a few more notes than that.
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.
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)
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.
mmm, Mars, the Bringer of War... <Beavis> DUHHH... DUH DUHHHHHH... DUH DUHHHHHH... DUH DUHHHHHHH! </Beavis>
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.
I'm a Lennon/McCartney fan.
I voted Tchaikovsky, but I'd also mention (and now prefer ) Prokofiev. Both very Williams-like!
I always thought Williams was alot like Handel.
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.
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...
Have to go with "Wolfie"