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Old 02-17-2009, 12:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There were many great performers. Vladimir Horowitz is known is one of the greatest pianists of all time. I also think Glenn Gould plays Bach better than anyone besides Bach himself. Sviatoslov Richter, Artur Rubinstein and Georges Cziffra are worth mentioning as well.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Aaron Copland is my favorite to listen to. Gustav Holst as well.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I hate to say it, but I don't think anything from 1900 onwards can compare to the likes of Pachebal's Cannon.

But my favourite is Valse Triste, by a small margin...
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Morton Feldman and Steve Reich are my favorites.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Mozart & Beethoven the "legendary" composer!

until now i think they 're the best
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Dvorak- Symphony from the New World is a masterpiece
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Really? Better than Bartok???
Oooh, I'm glad to see Bartok came up. He's definately a personal favourite. I say that from both a listener and musician's point of view. Bartok is a real pleasure and challenge to play, some of his violin pieces are truly inspiring.

I guess I'll regurgitate what others have said as well, Rachmaninoff is the one to beat in terms of talent. I could listen to him all day.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Composers strangely not mentioned:

Shostakovich
Ligeti
Schoenberg
Berg
Webern
Stockhausen
Varese
Janacek
Martinu
Hell, you could even throw Richard Strauss in there!
We're talking about Steve Reich before Igor Stravinsky?

Dvorak is a 20th century composer? Why, because he lived until 1904? I don't get it.

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Old 07-28-2009, 09:27 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Composers strangely not mentioned:

Shostakovich
Ligeti
Schoenberg
Berg
Webern
Stockhausen
Varese
Janacek
Martinu
Hell, you could even throw Richard Strauss in there!
We're talking about Steve Reich before Igor Stravinsky?

Dvorak is a 20th century composer? Why, because he lived until 1904? I don't get it.
Good calls. Stravinsky doesn't get any love on this forum. I also thoroughly endorse your mentioning of Ligeti. What a great composer. His requiem and Lontano are especially worth mentioning.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
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2 pages and no mention of Prokofiev?

His symphonies and piano concertos are incredible, as is his soundtrack for Alexander Nevsky. Another good composer yet unmentioned is Britten - best known for his War Requiem, but his Spring Symphony and Piano Concerto are are also good. Sibelius I don't think has been mentioned either, he has a great Violin Concerto and Symphonies, as well as Finlandia and the Karelia Suite.
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