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    Also like Chopin, especially his nocturnes and polonaises. Other favs: Satie, Mozart(Don Giovanni, Requiem and Grand Mass above all) and Wagner.
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    (Original post by Dededex)
    When I first listened to Classical Music, I was won over by Rachmaninov and his, admittedly overplayed, Prelude in C Sharp Min.

    But after a while I started to change. Still loved Rachmeister but I started to become obsessed with Schoenberg and all the whacky things he's done :eek3:

    But none, in my opinion, compare to the Musical God that is Scriabin; he's simply underrated... The "Mysterium"... is just brilliant! His Etudes and Preludes alike!

    As you can see I like Russian dudes when it comes to Classical :rolleyes:

    Anyway, how about you guys?
    I'm a big Chopin fan. The piano nocturnes are to die for... especially Nocturne in E minor... or C minor

    I also love Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Not a big fan of Mozart. Some of his stuff's too 'happy' for my taste - except the Requiem... and Fauré, I love Fauré. Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.3 is a great one. Oh and I like Handel's choral stuff (but boy is it hard to sing)... I'm singing a beautiful song for my grade 8 called 'The Spirit Song' by Hayden. It's so unlike his other music... it's absolutely gorgeous.

    And I LOVE La Boheme...
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    (Original post by LaMusiqueEstMaVie)
    I'm a big Chopin fan. The piano nocturnes are to die for... especially Nocturne in E minor... or C minor
    Op.48 No.2 :suith:

    If by "favourite" we mean "the composer you'd keep if all the others had to disappear", then it'll always be Beethoven.
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    Beethoven!
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    Shostakovich
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    Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Palestrina, Mahler, Wagner, Schubert, Schönberg, Stravinsky, Messiaen, Britten... and so many more!
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    Shostakovich
    Grovlez
    Poulenc
    Vivaldi
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    John Williams of the London Symphony Orchestra
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    Beethoven is my favourite. the piano sonatas, the symphonies, the quartets, the Missa Solemnis. Every type of music you want is there.
    Rachmaninoff is another of my favourites, though, and I have to admit a certain fondness for Schoenberg.
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    I love Grieg, Sibelius, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Vaughan-Williams. Chopin is probably one of my least favourite composers Sorry Chopin lovers!

    Favourite is probably Copland though...
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    1. Wagner
    2. Liszt
    3. Chopin
    4. Bach
    5. Paganini
    6. Johann strauss II

    Don't think i have much preference after that.

    PS. i'm the only one who likes wagner? :O
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    (Original post by derp)
    I love Grieg, Sibelius, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Vaughan-Williams. Chopin is probably one of my least favourite composers Sorry Chopin lovers!

    Favourite is probably Copland though...
    I don't want to neg you for this, but I couldn't just not let you know how much I don't like this
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    (Original post by meatball893)
    I don't want to neg you for this, but I couldn't just not let you know how much I don't like this
    Ahahaha very good of you
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    (Original post by superfoggy)
    Funny, mine is Rachmaninov's piano concerto #2 in c minor. Although it does change frequently.

    Rachmaninoff Concerto N. 2 - II. Adagio sostenuto (1/2)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llveGVApdz4

    no idea how it fits with the rest of the concerto, havent looked, this part is fine on its own.
    That, and the first movement. All time favourite. The music just speaks the truth really. And also, the Ravel piano concerto movt II <3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftJ-gJ-l5HQ
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    (Original post by derp)
    I love Grieg, Sibelius, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Vaughan-Williams. Chopin is probably one of my least favourite composers Sorry Chopin lovers!

    Favourite is probably Copland though...
    Not Saint-Saens! Noooooooooooooooo!
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    (Original post by Haeron)
    Not Saint-Saens! Noooooooooooooooo!
    Whaaaaa? He is awesome! Organ symphony, clarinet sonata, so many more...
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    (Original post by derp)
    Whaaaaa? He is awesome! Organ symphony, clarinet sonata, so many more...
    Nahhhhhhhhhhh MATE. If you're going to listen to crap Romantics, at least make it Weber!

    EDIT: To clarify, I am a big fan of crap Romantics.
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    (Original post by Haeron)
    Nahhhhhhhhhhh MATE. If you're going to listen to crap Romantics, at least make it Weber!

    EDIT: To clarify, I am a big fan of crap Romantics.
    I'm going to agree both that Saint-Saens is rubbish and that Weber is much better.

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    Poulenc at the moment. :heart:
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    (Original post by scherzi)
    1. Beethoven = Bach
    3. Mozart
    4. Chopin/Rach
    Then the rest

    I have a soft spot for Mendelssohn and Webern at times
    I know this is an old post, but would you really rate Rach and Chopin above, say, Haydn?
 
 
 
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