Violins, and strings in general, are often said to sound at their best the more they can resemble the lyrical voice. It is widely assumed, at least by non-musicians, that classical music deemed “great” is primarily melodic. With this in mind, I wonder how the readers of violinists.com rate composers in their ability to write beautiful melodies, not just a handful, but time after time after time.
To start the ball rolling, I put Schubert at the top of the list. After Schubert, in alphabetical order, I list the following:
J. Strauss, Jr., and
Do you agree with my list? Who would you add? Remember, time after time after time.
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