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by Brahms
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Each country's finest composer
Replies: 129
Views: 13489

and while you are technically correct on point 1, you know you are being silly. Hang around for a while, for we are a friendly bunch, before you contradict a senior poster on the site. You might find characterizations of Mahler's nationality to be "silly," but I find it to be a factual reality. Mah...
by Brahms
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Works that you gain from listening to repeatedly....
Replies: 32
Views: 6097

Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4
Mahler, Symphonies no. 2, 3, & 6
Brahms, Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel
Bruckner, Symphonies no. 8 & 9
Mozart, Symphonies no. 38 and 39
by Brahms
Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Each country's finest composer
Replies: 129
Views: 13489

have you heard anything by the german(russian :?: lets assume he was german ) composer called Alfred Schnittke? Paul, I discovered Schnittke about a year ago, and, along with Ligeti and Pettersson, Schnittke ranks among my favorite modern-era composers. I enjoy his cello and violin concerti, his sy...
by Brahms
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Each country's finest composer
Replies: 129
Views: 13489

have you heard anything by the german(russian :?: lets assume he was german ) composer called Alfred Schnittke? Paul, I discovered Schnittke about a year ago, and, along with Ligeti and Pettersson, Schnittke ranks among my favorite modern-era composers. I enjoy his cello and violin concerti, his sy...
by Brahms
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Each country's finest composer
Replies: 129
Views: 13489

And Mahler was not Bohemian, even in the figurative sense. And Brahms, as great as he was, would have laughed if he had been called the greates German composer. 1. Mahler was born Kalischt, Bohemia (today the Czech Republic). 2. The opening post eliminates Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart; after Bach an...
by Brahms
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Greatest Austro-Germanic composer of High-Late Romanticism?
Replies: 113
Views: 12054

Opus132 wrote: Since chamber music is my favored form i'll just vote Brahms... :D
Succinct . . . . . . . and correct.
by Brahms
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What happened to Good Music Guide forum?
Replies: 17
Views: 3211

jbuck919 wrote: All the nightmares over there have already been banned here, sometimes more than once.
Excellent. That means that we're Saul-free.
by Brahms
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What Was Their Purpose?
Replies: 22
Views: 2502

I think to characterize Brahms' 4th simply as "tragic" rather puts limitations on the music *** The coda just catches fire. Whether or not this is tragic, it certainly is intense. I embrace this characterization. We know that the finale is driven and intense; but why must we label it as "tragic"? I...
by Brahms
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Each country's finest composer
Replies: 129
Views: 13489

Germany - Brahms Austria - Schubert, Bruckner Bohemia - Mahler Poland - Penderecki Russia - Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev UK - RVW US - Karl Henning, Ives France - Berlioz, Ravel, Debussy Sweden - Pettersson Italy - Verdi Hungary - Liszt, Bartok Finland - Sibelius Czech - Janacek, Dvorak Romania - Ligeti B...
by Brahms
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Greatest Austro-Germanic composer of High-Late Romanticism?
Replies: 113
Views: 12054

Brahms epitomizes greatness in all music -- not just "high Romanticism." Why this emerges as a point of contention remains mysterious. Brahms was wise to leave the opera genre to Wagner, so that once and for all Wagner would prove that opera is a dying art. In this sense, Brahms was more forward loo...