17 Best Violin Pieces?
in 2016 Classic FM posted an article with the title:
"These are factually the 17 best violin pieces in existence" and they just (re)shared the link on Facebook today.
I'm curious to hear opinions on this list, I apologize for the long link but can't find another way to provide the link in this post. Would you add to the list? Replace part, or all of the list?
"Factually"?! That's ridiculous. In fact, the fundamental flaw in this list is that they only chose ONE piece from each composer, probably so that a third of the list wasn't Bach. And, uh, John Williams' music for Schindler's List is nice and all, but... on the same list with the Chaconne, with Paganini's 24th Caprice?! Nothing from Mozart?!! But we've got Philip Glass, Amy Beach, and Clara Schumann?! Pfft, sorry, I would throw this list out and start over; this looks to me like a click-bait joke.
@ Paul. My thoughts exactly. FACEBOOK !!! Isn't there enough sponsored fake news these days on Social Media, Russian Bots and all?
Best for WHAT?
Just a badly worded article, made to sell ClassicFM. Such a title should have been properly edited, but in our current age of so called "truthful hyperbole" being constantly used to sell the most absurd snake oil to the unwary, I guess it was given the OK to move forward.
Thanks for posting this article Mrs. Kostyn, thought it was kind of fun and interesting to read about and listen to some of the linked videos although I most certainly found it an odd amalgam.
I found the wording interesting as well "factually"? Really? However I thought it might be a nice way to discuss favorite composers and pieces. I think that the "17 best" is going to have to differ from person to person. I could have found a better way to start this thread.
Let's not forget a few classics:
My top four are all Brahms. Violin concerto, violin sonatas 1 and 3, and the F-A-E scherzo, in no particular order.
Sander: reminds me of one of my favorite pieces I've ever heard (perhaps off topic because it has no string parts), one composed by a local composer a few years ago that's rather notorious in my area's music community. It's titled "Did You Get My Text?" and it's for piccolo, bass clarinet, baritone voice, and cellphone.
Main question: Why on earth 17 pieces? Have you ever seen a 17 best list of anything?
Truly lazy writing by some marketing intern at Classical FM, though I think maybe as an April Fool's Joke it has some utility. How does the phrasing go? Something like 'Rankings are for horses, not violins'.
Made you click.
"Factually" reeks. It's like the Soviet "objectively". It means whatever the writer intends, and basically tells anybody objecting to shut up.