Favourite composer

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Favourite composer

Postby author3 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:44 pm

Seeing as this is as close as we have to a music thread.

Who's your favourite composer?
Mine would have to be Haydn.
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Postby SimsKatie » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:02 pm

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, for purely orchestral. His symphony in C major for organ is stunning and even hilarious.

Currently, Béla Bartók is up there for libretto. Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard also have my enduring love for their libretto of Gaetano Donizetti's La fille du régiment.
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Postby Quatermass » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:55 pm

Hmm...

I don't actually have a favourite composer from outside the 20th century, but I suppose that if I had to choose one person, it'd be Ron Grainer.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:12 am

This is a lot more of a complicated question than you might think. I'll try and answer later. :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:40 am

Ok let's see. As i said earlier, it's a tricky question because there are so many different types of music and some composers have written pieces that I really like and pieces that I don't much care for.

I'm very fond of just about everything I've heard by Ralph Vaughan Williams, so I'd probably put him at the top of the list, with Philip Glass as my favourite contemporary composer.

But after that, the spectrum is so wide that I couldn't pin it down to individuals. :?
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Postby author3 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:10 pm

Wow there all wonderful composers :D
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Postby meerkat » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:24 pm

I love Mozart, Wagner probably as level peggers. Then there's Beethoven who comes second.

My favourite comtemporary composer is Howard Goodall. (He also composed the theme to Qi)
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:26 pm

is a composer somebody who does classical music or a modern songwriter as they still compose music :?:
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Postby author3 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:34 pm

This thread focuses more on classical composers chris
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Postby meerkat » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:08 pm

Then Paul McCartney can't be on it even though he has written some great classical stuff? :?
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Postby michelanCello » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:13 pm

Pff... there are so many...

OK, startin with the easy one: my all-time favorite classic composer is Bach, who was an amazing musician and left us soooo many beautiful pieces... I have many others, but I will stick to Bach at the moment...

As to more modern music: I'm a huge fan of movie soundtracks, and my absolute Hero is Hans Zimmer :D He's a genious, really! Soundtracks like Driving Miss Daisy, Rain Man, Madagascar, Batman Begins, Angels and Demons, Pirates of the Carribbean and so on, and so on...
I also love a lot of others, like Morricone, John Williams, Howard Shore, etc...
Gotta love good movie soundtracks :wink:
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Postby author3 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:20 pm

I recently got an issue of Classic FM which came free with a CD of Classical movie music.
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Postby Finomans » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:03 pm

I would ngo for either Beethoven or Bach. But Beethoven wrote my all-time favorite piece: 7th symphony 2nd movement. I just love that piece it's so unique.
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Postby DaveC » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:12 pm

Same as mC, I prefer movie composers, some of my favourites include: Thomas Newman (Wall-e, Lemony Snicket) Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings, Cronenberg films), Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future...) Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West) Jon Brion (I Heart Huckabees, Eternal Sunshine, Step Brothers), David Holmes (Out of Sight, Oceans Eleven...) Also too love Hans Zimmer (mainly for The Dark Knight...) and John Williams too. :)
ly for The Dark Knight...) and John Williams too. :)
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Postby michelanCello » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:37 pm

Dark Knight soundtrack is brilliant :D Followed some intervieuws with Zimmer about working with Nolan... already looking foreward to the new one :D
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