Hello. A very basic question. Who is your favourite composer and your favourite composition by them? Only original comps allowed ;)
My favorite composer is Beethoven for the totality of his work. If I had to choose a favorite composition it would probably be one of the late piano sonatas. Maybe the Op 111. You can just picture the ideas flowing out of Beethoven's head, the delicate flowers and the crashing hailstorms. Look for the video with Ivo Pogorelich.
Mine is Haydn and his symphony 104 in D (one of London ones I think)
My favorite composer is J.S. Bach. For each instrument he wrote solo works for, it seems to be an entire cascading universe. The Violin Sonatas and Partitas, The Cello Suites and the The Goldberg Variations played by Glenn Gould. It seems unfair to ask for a favorite, as they seem to change over time and on different days.
Brahms for his chamber music. Hard to pick a single favorite piece. Maybe his C minor piano quartet.
I enjoyed all of Brahms' chamber music. I did a marathon of all of it earlier this year/late last year and enjoyed all of them thoroughly
I dearly love Bach, pretty much everything, and I simply cannot pick a favorite from his work as my favorite as that changes from day to day.
Franz Wohlfahrt, Op. 45 No. 27.
@J Ray, are they the études?
It's hard to narrow down to one composer and one piece. Often, my favorite piece is the one on my stand that week.
I've never listened to German requiem
An impossible task.... but some days it's Beethoven. Under pressure I'd pick the quartet Op131, but as Paul says there's just so much.....
2 is better than none
György Ligeti - Violin Concerto
I enjoyed Ligeti's solo viola sonata
Beethoven's Archduke Trio.
Beethoven for me is Symphony 7. Specifically last movement
Since only one choice is allowed, the answer is clear.