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Which composers born between 1803-1845 do you listen to most often from this list?

Poll ended at Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:57 am

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
5
3%
Felix Mendelssohn (1804-1857)
9
6%
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
11
7%
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
15
10%
Franz Liszt (1813-1886)
5
3%
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
6
4%
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
6
4%
César Franck (1822-1890)
1
1%
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
13
9%
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
22
15%
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
8
5%
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
1
1%
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
5
3%
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
10
7%
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
17
11%
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
6
4%
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
3
2%
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
7
5%
 
Total votes: 150

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Composers b. 1803-1845 listening frequency

Post by James » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:57 am

Which composers born between 1803-1845 do you listen to most often from this list? :)

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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:14 am

Getting warmer, James! :wink:
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Post by val » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:25 am

Brahms, in the first place and by far.

Then, Schumann, Bruckner, Wagner.

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Post by stenka razin » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:47 am

Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner and Verdi (Wagner). :wink: 8)
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Post by piston » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:51 am

Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov, Faure, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saens.
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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:59 am

val wrote:Brahms, in the first place and by far.

Then, Schumann, Bruckner, Wagner.
I think it's another game of match three. :) Take away Bruckner, add Mendelssohn and Chopin. (Dig that "by far," Val).

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Post by RebLem » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:12 am

Brahms, Dvorak, Schumann, Wagner, Mendelssohn, in that order.
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Post by Ken » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:14 am

In the following order:

Schumann

Brahms, Grieg, Borodin, Mendelssohn
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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:03 pm

Verdi, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, and Rimsky Korsakov...

BUT...a couple of months ago it was...

Brahms, Greig, Chopin, Liszt, and Saint Saens...
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Post by karlhenning » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:16 pm

Fairly easy for me, actually: Berlioz, Chopin, Dvořák, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky.

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Post by karlhenning » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:20 pm

karlhenning wrote:Fairly easy for me, actually: Berlioz, Chopin, Dvořák, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky.

Brahms sixth, by a full length.

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Post by Lance » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:31 pm

Interesting that the two double-digit composers are Brahms and Dvorak and Chopin and Schumann follow as the next most listened-to composers. It's not surprising about Brahms and Dvorak, however. Also, not a single composer shown hereon at this time, 3:31 p.m. September 8th, has a zero [0].
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Post by lmpower » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:29 pm

I am quite surprised that Dvorak is that popular. It is also strange that Mussorgsky is ahead of Wagner and Verdi. I was pleased to see Faure doing so well, since he is one of the five I voted for. I have only become an admirer of Faure relatively late in life.

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Post by Ricordanza » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:47 am

karlhenning wrote:Fairly easy for me, actually: Berlioz, Chopin, Dvořák, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky.

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Very tough for me to narrow it down to five from this stellar group. My choices were: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak.

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Post by diegobueno » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:01 am

lmpower wrote: It is also strange that Mussorgsky is ahead of Wagner and Verdi.
This is no doubt because the criteria are frequency of listening, rather than judgment on their greatness. Opera, especially the Wagnerian kind, requires a greater devotion of time than most people have on a regular basis.

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Post by Chalkperson » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:47 pm

lmpower wrote:I am quite surprised that Dvorak is that popular. It is also strange that Mussorgsky is ahead of Wagner and Verdi. I was pleased to see Faure doing so well, since he is one of the five I voted for. I have only become an admirer of Faure relatively late in life.
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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:02 pm

diegobueno wrote:
lmpower wrote: It is also strange that Mussorgsky is ahead of Wagner and Verdi.
This is no doubt because the criteria are frequency of listening, rather than judgment on their greatness.
:shock: You mean there are people for whom the two don't line up?

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Post by diegobueno » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:17 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
diegobueno wrote:
lmpower wrote: It is also strange that Mussorgsky is ahead of Wagner and Verdi.
This is no doubt because the criteria are frequency of listening, rather than judgment on their greatness.
:shock: You mean there are people for whom the two don't line up?
Well, just for instance, I love Wagner, but how often do I have the 90 to 120 minutes it takes to listen to an act of Parsifal? Almost never. And I know if I start the 3rd act, I'm not going to be able to tear myself away until the last choir boy in the dome of the Montsalvat Temple has sung his piece and the dove has come down from the heavens. So I'm more likely to listen to Mussorgsky's Pictures. I can hardly help it, it's always on the radio.

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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:51 pm

diegobueno wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
diegobueno wrote:
lmpower wrote: It is also strange that Mussorgsky is ahead of Wagner and Verdi.
This is no doubt because the criteria are frequency of listening, rather than judgment on their greatness.
:shock: You mean there are people for whom the two don't line up?
Well, just for instance, I love Wagner, but how often do I have the 90 to 120 minutes it takes to listen to an act of Parsifal? Almost never. And I know if I start the 3rd act, I'm not going to be able to tear myself away until the last choir boy in the dome of the Montsalvat Temple has sung his piece and the dove has come down from the heavens. So I'm more likely to listen to Mussorgsky's Pictures. I can hardly help it, it's always on the radio.
Well, I certainly hope you're right, Mark. The alternative explanation is too horrible to contemplate. :wink: :)

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Post by karlhenning » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:09 am

jbuck919 wrote:. . . The alternative explanation is too horrible to contemplate. :wink: :)
Oh, I don't know, John . . . .

; )

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Post by Jared » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:13 am

Brahms, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Bruckner, Schumann

... in that order, so far... :wink:

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Post by karlhenning » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:15 am

Well, Schumann has been my snooze-me-to-dreamland music these past few evenings.

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Post by Jared » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:20 am

karlhenning wrote:Well, Schumann has been my snooze-me-to-dreamland music these past few evenings.

Cheers,
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tbh Karl, it was Schumann or Tchaikovsky at No 5... but I find my reaction to the latter to be rather strange these days... of choice, I hardly ever listen to him, but when I do put something of his on, I always enjoy it... go figure.. :?

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Post by Ken » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:02 am

karlhenning wrote:Well, Schumann has been my snooze-me-to-dreamland music these past few evenings.

Cheers,
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Ah, into those Karajan recordings again, are we? ;)
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Post by karlhenning » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:21 am

Hah!

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Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:50 pm

Jared wrote:
karlhenning wrote:Well, Schumann has been my snooze-me-to-dreamland music these past few evenings.

Cheers,
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tbh Karl, it was Schumann or Tchaikovsky at No 5... but I find my reaction to the latter to be rather strange these days... of choice, I hardly ever listen to him, but when I do put something of his on, I always enjoy it... go figure.. :?
May I just say Jared that my 'relationship' with Tchaikovsky seems very similar to yours: I rarely feel the urge to play his works but when I actually do I am often thrilled by them :!: :lol: :?

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Post by James » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:19 pm

From this list...the master Gabriel Fauré (Requiem, Chamber Music, Piano Music (esp. Late Pno Nocturnes!), Profound Late Songs) & Richard Wagner (Overtures & Preludes) have gotten the most time. Grieg (Lyric Pieces, wonderful little evocative creations). Brahms (Piano Ballades, Piano w/ mixed strings chamber wrks, Clarinet Quintet). Mussorgsky (Pictures, both piano & orchestral versions).

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Post by jbuck919 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:12 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:
Jared wrote:
karlhenning wrote:Well, Schumann has been my snooze-me-to-dreamland music these past few evenings.

Cheers,
~Karl
tbh Karl, it was Schumann or Tchaikovsky at No 5... but I find my reaction to the latter to be rather strange these days... of choice, I hardly ever listen to him, but when I do put something of his on, I always enjoy it... go figure.. :?
May I just say Jared that my 'relationship' with Tchaikovsky seems very similar to yours: I rarely feel the urge to play his works but when I actually do I am often thrilled by them :!: :lol: :?
Oh, absolutely. Something just goes up and down the spine. (Sorry Karl, I just can't resist these opportunities. :) )

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