Which classical composer are you most like?

Locked
Richard
Posts: 275
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:04 pm

Which classical composer are you most like?

Post by Richard » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:54 pm


Ralph
Dittersdorf Specialist & CMG NY Host
Posts: 20996
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:54 am
Location: Paradise on Earth, New York, NY

Post by Ralph » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:15 pm

The quiz says I'm like Schubert.
Image

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein

Gary
Posts: 1802
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:16 am
Location: Houston, TX

Post by Gary » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:20 pm

Was Schubert a fan of Dittersdorf?


I got Liszt.
"Your idea of a donut-shaped universe intrigues me, Homer; I may have to steal it."

--Stephen Hawking makes guest appearance on The Simpsons

miranda
Posts: 355
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:13 pm

Post by miranda » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:25 pm

I got Beethoven. Ha ha. I think I'll go listen to some of his string quartets now.
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

ch1525
Posts: 991
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:53 pm
Location: New Orleans
Contact:

Post by ch1525 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:42 pm

I got Mozart. I think I could have easily gotten whatever composer I wanted by choosing how I answered the questions. I was pretty sure the way I was answering would give me Mozart.

val
Posts: 1039
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:46 am
Location: Lisbon

Post by val » Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:27 am

I got Schubert. It could be worse. Imagine they said Schumann.

jbuck919
Military Band Specialist
Posts: 26867
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:15 pm
Location: Stony Creek, New York

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:31 am

I looked at it and ended up not taking it because there were too many "none of the aboves." But let's be thankful that Ralph and others do not resemble Schubert in one obvious respect.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Ralph
Dittersdorf Specialist & CMG NY Host
Posts: 20996
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:54 am
Location: Paradise on Earth, New York, NY

Post by Ralph » Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:34 am

Gary wrote:Was Schubert a fan of Dittersdorf?


I got Liszt.
*****

More than a fan, a brazen plagiarizer!!!!!
Image

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein

IcedNote
Posts: 2963
Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:24 pm
Location: NYC

Post by IcedNote » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:50 am

Another Mozart disciple here. :o

-G
Harakiried composer reincarnated as a nonprofit development guy.

BWV 1080
Posts: 4451
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:05 pm

Post by BWV 1080 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:22 am

This is what I got:

Carlo Gesualdo

Your talents are only surpassed by your insecurities and murderous rage against anyone that might betray you. While your prominent position in society protects you from being accountible for your actions, inside your guilt is corroding your soul. If anything happens to this persons significant other, the authorities should be notified

Barry
Posts: 10344
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:50 pm

Post by Barry » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:28 am

Schubert
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

Teresa B
Posts: 3057
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 11:04 am
Location: Tampa, Florida

Post by Teresa B » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:58 am

Debussy.

Teresa
"We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." ~ The Cheshire Cat

Author of the novel "Creating Will"

jbuck919
Military Band Specialist
Posts: 26867
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:15 pm
Location: Stony Creek, New York

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:59 am

BWV 1080 wrote:This is what I got:

Carlo Gesualdo

Your talents are only surpassed by your insecurities and murderous rage against anyone that might betray you. While your prominent position in society protects you from being accountible for your actions, inside your guilt is corroding your soul. If anything happens to this persons significant other, the authorities should be notified
I am going to assume that I do not have to report your for committing murcer.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Lance
Site Administrator
Posts: 18646
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:27 am
Location: Binghamton, New York
Contact:

Post by Lance » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:18 am

Hmm, I came in as MOZART, imagine! Not what I thought it would be as I see myself connected to Liszt/Chopin/Schumann/Alkan, all rolled into one ... a pure romantic!
Lance G. Hill
Editor-in-Chief
______________________________________________________

When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]

Image

Corlyss_D
Site Administrator
Posts: 27663
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:25 am
Location: The Great State of Utah
Contact:

Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:11 pm

Teresa B wrote:Debussy.
Me too. I'm delighted since he's one of my absolute favs. So glad I didn't end up with Liszt or Schumann.
Corlyss
Contessa d'EM, a carbon-based life form

Lark Ascending
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:53 pm
Location: Great Britain

Post by Lark Ascending » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:34 pm

Another Schubert here.
"Look here, I have given up my time, my work, my friends and my career to come here and learn from you, and I am not going to write a petit menuet dans le style de Mozart." - Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maurice Ravel

Lance
Site Administrator
Posts: 18646
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:27 am
Location: Binghamton, New York
Contact:

Post by Lance » Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:50 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
Teresa B wrote:Debussy.
Me too. I'm delighted since he's one of my absolute favs. So glad I didn't end up with Liszt or Schumann.
WHAT? Tsk, tsk! What's wrong with Liszt or Schumann? Other than the latter's mental illness (which I would not want to endure), I would have been delighted as either one, especially Herr Liszt, who had such a way with the ladies! :)
Lance G. Hill
Editor-in-Chief
______________________________________________________

When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]

Image

Lance
Site Administrator
Posts: 18646
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:27 am
Location: Binghamton, New York
Contact:

Post by Lance » Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:52 pm

It's amazing how much of one's personality may be revealed in the final outcome of whom you compare. I think I would have built in some other questions on these to get even a more accurate picture. Nonetheless, this is a fun quiz to take - and I thank the original poster for presenting the site.
Lance G. Hill
Editor-in-Chief
______________________________________________________

When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]

Image

Teresa B
Posts: 3057
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 11:04 am
Location: Tampa, Florida

Post by Teresa B » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:32 pm

Lance wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:
Teresa B wrote:Debussy.
Me too. I'm delighted since he's one of my absolute favs. So glad I didn't end up with Liszt or Schumann.
WHAT? ... I would have been delighted as either one, especially Herr Liszt, who had such a way with the ladies! :)
...Corlyss and I rest our case. :wink:
Teresa
"We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." ~ The Cheshire Cat

Author of the novel "Creating Will"

Richard
Posts: 275
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:04 pm

Post by Richard » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:19 pm

Lance wrote:It's amazing how much of one's personality may be revealed in the final outcome of whom you compare. I think I would have built in some other questions on these to get even a more accurate picture. Nonetheless, this is a fun quiz to take - and I thank the original poster for presenting the site.
******
I had some mixed feelings, Lance, when I posted this quiz. I thought it kind of whimsical but I am glad most people got some fun out of it. I agree it should have contained more questions to expand the composer base. I don't think you will get a lot of composer names to pop up. Didn't see any Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mahler, Wagner, Rachmanonoff, or Franz Suppe.

Richard

BWV 1080
Posts: 4451
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:05 pm

Post by BWV 1080 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:49 pm

Lance wrote:It's amazing how much of one's personality may be revealed in the final outcome of whom you compare.
Its actually an interesting psychological phenomenon called the Forer effect, which explains why people put such stock in personality test, psychotherapy or astrology

http://skepdic.com/forer.html
The Forer effect refers to the tendency of people to rate sets of statements as highly accurate for them personally even though the statements could apply to many people.

Psychologist Bertram R. Forer found that people tend to accept vague and general personality descriptions as uniquely applicable to themselves without realizing that the same description could be applied to just about anyone. Consider the following as if it were given to you as an evaluation of your personality.

You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself. While you have some personality weaknesses you are generally able to compensate for them. You have considerable unused capacity that you have not turned to your advantage. Disciplined and self-controlled on the outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure on the inside. At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing. You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations. You also pride yourself as an independent thinker; and do not accept others' statements without satisfactory proof. But you have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. At times you are extroverted, affable, and sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, and reserved. Some of your aspirations tend to be rather unrealistic.

Forer gave a personality test to his students, ignored their answers, and gave each student the above evaluation. He asked them to evaluate the evaluation from 0 to 5, with "5" meaning the recipient felt the evaluation was an "excellent" assessment and "4" meaning the assessment was "good." The class average evaluation was 4.26. That was in 1948. The test has been repeated hundreds of time with psychology students and the average is still around 4.2 out of 5, or 84% accurate.

In short, Forer convinced people he could successfully read their character. His accuracy amazed his subjects, though his personality analysis was taken from a newsstand astrology column and was presented to people without regard to their sun sign. The Forer effect seems to explain, in part at least, why so many people think that pseudosciences "work". Astrology, astrotherapy, biorhythms, cartomancy, chiromancy, the enneagram, fortune telling, graphology, rumpology, etc., seem to work because they seem to provide accurate personality analyses. Scientific studies of these pseudosciences demonstrate that they are not valid personality assessment tools, yet each has many satisfied customers who are convinced they are accurate.

Gary
Posts: 1802
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:16 am
Location: Houston, TX

Post by Gary » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:58 pm

Richard wrote: I don't think you will get a lot of composer names to pop up. Didn't see any Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mahler, Wagner, Rachmanonoff, or Franz Suppe.
...or Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, that great composer of the Donna Diana Overture. :wink:
"Your idea of a donut-shaped universe intrigues me, Homer; I may have to steal it."

--Stephen Hawking makes guest appearance on The Simpsons

GK
Posts: 467
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:04 am
Location: Silver Spring, MD

Post by GK » Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:20 pm

I got Debussy who's not among my favorites.

Richard
Posts: 275
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:04 pm

Post by Richard » Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:23 pm

Gary wrote:
Richard wrote: I don't think you will get a lot of composer names to pop up. Didn't see any Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mahler, Wagner, Rachmanonoff, or Franz Suppe.
...or Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, that great composer of the Donna Diana Overture. :wink:
************
Gary, you have a good memory! Reznicek... one of my favorite composers!

*************

By the way, was anyone most like Dittersdorf?
"Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods". H.L. Mencken.

lmpower
Posts: 877
Joined: Wed May 21, 2003 2:18 pm
Location: Twentynine Palms, California

Post by lmpower » Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:26 pm

They said I was Debussy. I would have thought Brahms.

paulb
Posts: 1078
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 6:08 pm
Location: baton rouge

Post by paulb » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:40 pm

I thought hummm , let me see if i can pick Beethoven here in this 5 questionare. As Beethoven is opposite of me, always felt repulsed by his music.
It was quite simple . look for the KEY words,
dsyfunctional, rebellious, violent, failing health=abit cooky, grumpy

And bingo, came up with...Beethoven :P
His character traits made it sooo easy to get right him as the answer.
My personality, or lets say deepest thoughts, intuitions, feelings are reflected by my favorite top 10 or so composers.
Which I won;t mention here as I've done so many times already.
Last edited by paulb on Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Psalm 118:22 The Stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord's doing , it is marvelous in our sight.

Werner
CMG's Elder Statesman
Posts: 4223
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:23 pm
Location: Irvington, NY

Post by Werner » Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:17 pm

Yes you have. And we do believe in freedom of expression. But I can't help feeling that you reputation would gain by keeping some of these opinions to yourself, at least until you know something of what you're talking about.
Werner Isler

paulb
Posts: 1078
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 6:08 pm
Location: baton rouge

Post by paulb » Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:40 pm

Werner wrote:Yes you have. And we do believe in freedom of expression. But I can't help feeling that you reputation would gain by keeping some of these opinions to yourself, at least until you know something of what you're talking about.
If I made mention of how one day while flipping the car radio to the 'classical" station, the piano piece had just finsihed., and the dj told the story some odd story about Beethoven heard a piece from a nearby concert hall, and said like 'who in the right mind wrote such a work as that" the astounded passerby said 'well it was you sir'. It went something like that, but even more hilarious. I think it was a tale about Beethoven;'s final days when he was losing it.
Psalm 118:22 The Stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord's doing , it is marvelous in our sight.

Werner
CMG's Elder Statesman
Posts: 4223
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:23 pm
Location: Irvington, NY

Post by Werner » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:04 am

Well, Paul, you tried - and failed again.

I suggest you give us your opinion only aboutthings you know.
Werner Isler

Teresa B
Posts: 3057
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 11:04 am
Location: Tampa, Florida

Post by Teresa B » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:11 am

paulb wrote: As Beethoven is opposite of me, always felt repulsed by his music.
Beethoven's personality was not much like mine, but I love his music.

Teresa
"We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." ~ The Cheshire Cat

Author of the novel "Creating Will"

jbuck919
Military Band Specialist
Posts: 26867
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:15 pm
Location: Stony Creek, New York

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:07 am

Gary wrote:
Richard wrote: I don't think you will get a lot of composer names to pop up. Didn't see any Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mahler, Wagner, Rachmanonoff, or Franz Suppe.
...or Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, that great composer of the Donna Diana Overture. :wink:
Oh, is THAT how you spell it? I've only ever heard it on the radio during rish hour--about 50 million times.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

paulb
Posts: 1078
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 6:08 pm
Location: baton rouge

Post by paulb » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:25 am

Teresa B wrote:
paulb wrote: As Beethoven is opposite of me, always felt repulsed by his music.
Beethoven's personality was not much like mine, but I love his music.

Teresa
Oh but a composers music is himself. I've always felt at odds to Beethoven.
btw I'll try to look that TRUE story up, its really sad how Beethoven went into a demise in his last yrs. But he actually madea sarcastic remark on his own muisc. The story is true because the comment I heard sounded like something Beethoven would say.
I'll try to look it up. Does anyone know the story, please post.

btw I was doing some clip reviewing on some Mozart sysm,a a few conductors/orch's take Mozart as IF they were playing Beeethoven. From this a I gather Beethoven got his creative impulse from Mozart. IOW w./o Mozart, there would have been no Beethoven.
But w/o Vivaldi and Bach, there would have been no Mozart.
Just thought I'd place LVB in proper perspective.
Its high time we make adjustments in the composers shrine.
Psalm 118:22 The Stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord's doing , it is marvelous in our sight.

jbuck919
Military Band Specialist
Posts: 26867
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:15 pm
Location: Stony Creek, New York

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:02 pm

Teresa B wrote:
paulb wrote: As Beethoven is opposite of me, always felt repulsed by his music.
Beethoven's personality was not much like mine....
Teresa
I am certain your patients are grateful for that.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Teresa B
Posts: 3057
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 11:04 am
Location: Tampa, Florida

Post by Teresa B » Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:35 pm

:lol:

Teresa
"We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." ~ The Cheshire Cat

Author of the novel "Creating Will"

diegobueno
Winds Specialist
Posts: 2552
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:26 pm
Contact:

Post by diegobueno » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:28 pm

I am very much like Mark Simon
Black lives matter.

Jack Kelso
Posts: 3004
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:52 pm
Location: Mannheim, Germany

Post by Jack Kelso » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:03 am

Hmm...odd---I got Chopin. Oh, well---better than Debussy or Ravel.

Jack
"Schumann's our music-maker now." ---Robert Browning

Wallingford
Posts: 4563
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:31 pm
Location: Brush, Colorado

Post by Wallingford » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:44 pm

I don't like this quiz--It doesn't tell me if I qualify as a Buxtehude or Kuhnau (what I'd REALLY aspire to).
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
--Paul Simon

Cyril Ignatius
Posts: 1035
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:14 pm
Location: Pennsylvania

Post by Cyril Ignatius » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:08 pm

This is my first post in a while - I just got back to the CMG after a few weeks absence; things have been very intense in a number of ways, and I'm doing alot of composition. But I took the quiz and it said "Beethoven".
Cyril Ignatius

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests