Tag: Composer

October 11, 2011 at 01:38 AM ·

Hey, I wanted to start a tag kind of thing. So let us say a few things about our favorite composer, or one of our favorites.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Musical genius, themes are layered upon one another and still bring harmony. I love his 4th Violin Concerto, and in fact all of his violin concertos!

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October 11, 2011 at 01:58 AM ·

Saint-Saëns!!!! I love all of his work. Its absolutley amazing! I must say that i have only come to enjoy Saint-Saens in the past months as i began to take my playing seriously. Prior to that and still to this day, My all time favorite composer would have to be Vivaldi. I just love his style and the story that surrounds him.

October 11, 2011 at 02:52 AM ·

Being an ex recorder / one-key flute player it is hard to ignore Telemann. His work falls under the fingers as they say. But since I was a little kid I have always loved J.S. Bach, though his sons aren't that shabby either.

For sheer fire on the recorder and flute Vivaldi, not to mention that contest with harmony and invention thing. Or consider both pairs of Sammartini and Scarlatti. Ok, I was stuck in the Baroque for a few decades. 

But I hate these question. What would my life have been with out Beethoven and Mozart. And the last few months I have been eating and sleeping with Sarasate.

October 11, 2011 at 02:59 AM ·

I'm currently in love with Brahms... but I must admit to being fickle!

October 11, 2011 at 07:31 AM ·

at mo, rvw and sarasate 

October 11, 2011 at 02:47 PM ·

JS Bach.

'nuff said

October 11, 2011 at 04:06 PM ·

Gabriel Faure. Delicacy, elegance, pathos.

October 11, 2011 at 04:59 PM ·

Ludwig

October 11, 2011 at 05:23 PM ·

Julian:

Chris Ludwig?

http://www.chrisludwig.com/

:P

October 11, 2011 at 07:33 PM ·

Elise:
>>Chris Ludwig?

No, I meant that Ludwig Van bloke, er you know, Ludwig Van Morrison

October 11, 2011 at 08:07 PM ·

 A. Dvorak, although, I must check out this Ludwig von Morrison guy...

October 11, 2011 at 08:51 PM ·

 I love all of them, though Mozart takes the crown for musical genius. I could listen to his fifth violin concerto every day of my life. Sarasate is also very interesting. The Carmen Fantasy is one of my other favorites.

October 11, 2011 at 09:22 PM ·

Julian- isn't he Ludwig Van Cliburn's second cousin?  Remind me: which one wrote the Moondance Sonata?

October 11, 2011 at 10:13 PM ·

Moondance sonata?

Lisa, I think that was the native american composer Lud Wigwam.

October 12, 2011 at 02:24 AM ·

 Rebecca Clarke - female composer and violist.  She "got it".

October 12, 2011 at 06:59 AM ·

Lisa- You mean my currant fave, the Moonlight Sultana? I think it was the same guy who did Beethoven's Erotica Symphony.

October 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM ·

Wolfgang!

October 13, 2011 at 09:58 PM ·

You're thinking about PDQ Bach, who wrote the Erotica Variations for Banned Instruments and Piano.

October 15, 2011 at 09:57 PM ·

 :D Great Answers everyone!

 

October 16, 2011 at 02:23 AM ·

I love Antonio Vivaldi because every allegro movement in his concerto is very energetic :) I love Four seasons -  La Primavera, L'Inverne, L'Estate, L'Antunno (spring, winter, summer, autumn), concerto for 2 violins in D minor, and his Concerto for 4 violins in B Minor (RV 580)

October 16, 2011 at 06:21 PM ·

 Aha, yes Spring is probably my favorite :) 

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