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Post by Personal » Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:40 am

I would have to whole heartedly agree on the Phillipe Spark comment. I have the pleasure of playing one of his pieces this year. We are playing "Invictus." In fact, we are playing it today at the Ramona concert in Riverside. I have played Kaddish in the past, and did not really enjoy it that much. As you said though, I do not enjoy "12 Seconds to the Moon," but I do enjoy "Inchon."
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Post by ctr » Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:27 am

our orchestra seems to play at least 2 Tchaikowsky pieces a year (Romeo and Juliet, Marche Slav, the Nutcracker, 4th and 5th Symphonies, and Violin Concerto in the past 2 years), and i think his music is fantastic. I don't care how many times it is overplayed, one of my favorite pieces will always be the 1812 Overture. it is such a fun piece to listen to- my sister and i always make a game of trying to correctly cue the cannon blasts.

I know this board is about ensembles, but i'd also like to add that Rachmaninoff is my favorite piano composer. i get chills everytime i hear Prelude in C# minor.

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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Apr 07, 2003 3:39 am

If we're talking about pieces for JUST solo piano, I'd say Chopin was the greatest, followed closely by Beethoven and maybe Shostakovich. If we're talking concertos for Piano and full orchestra... you could make a list a hundred miles long. Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Schumann, etc. etc. etc.

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Post by Starky » Sun Oct 19, 2003 3:32 pm

I like Shostickovich and Samuel Barber
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Post by cobybos » Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:29 am

I notice a lot of John Williams bashing on this thread. John Willams has a job, to create music to enhance a movie. While he is trying to compose something exceptional, he is also composing to support something else. His audience is the public, not the music reviewiers. John is not trying to compose the next Beethoven 5 or Shostakovich 10. John is successful when you walk out of a movie with his theme in your head. C'mon, I bet you can hum at least 4-5 themes from a John Williamss scores right now. I respect the man, as well as every other film composer. The immense amount of time and work that goes into creating a score intimidating.

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Post by Personal » Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:14 pm

I really like Samuel Barber. I love Adagio for Strings. Definitely one of my Fav. pieces.
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Post by altohack » Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:51 pm

Personal wrote:n]
1. Dmitri Shostakovich
Is that the guy who wrote "Folk Dances"? If he is, I definitely agree.
Personal wrote:I really like Samuel Barber. I love Adagio for Strings. Definitely one of my Fav. pieces.
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Post by angelgurrl151 » Fri Oct 31, 2003 11:50 pm

I can't believe no one has mentioned Eric Whitacre! He is such an awesome modern composer! I've played many of his pieces and enjoyed every one! Also, UNLV's top wind ensemble has some awesome CDs with Eric Whitacre stuff!

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Post by Starky » Sat Nov 01, 2003 8:05 pm

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Post by ohstenorplayer » Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:42 pm

I like Vincent Persicetti, especially pageant, even though the stupid tenor sax part was lacking a lot of true difficulty.
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Post by OHSwoodwindplayer » Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:20 am

ya i like Vincent Persichetti also, he's a great composer, i also like Alfred Reed's Armenian Dances. I don't know why but I love that song.

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Post by altogirl06 » Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:56 am

ohstenorplayer wrote:I like Vincent Persicetti, especially pageant, even though the stupid tenor sax part was lacking a lot of true difficulty.
even though that may be true, it was a great part that added a special touch to the song.persicetti i a great composer and will remain one of my favorites .
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Oooooh!

Post by Ace » Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:43 pm

I like whoever wrote the music to Harry Potter and The Mummy. And to Alf Clausen, all I have to say is " :bow: " That Simpson's song is a great score!
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Post by Hostrauser » Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:38 pm

Ace wrote:I like whoever wrote the music to Harry Potter and The Mummy. And to Alf Clausen, all I have to say is " :bow: " That Simpson's song is a great score!
Jerry Goldsmith wrote the music to the first Mummy movie. Danny Elfman wrote the theme-song to "The Simpson's."

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Re: Oooooh!

Post by Personal » Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:57 pm

Phantom Phan wrote:
Ace wrote:I like whoever wrote the music to Harry Potter and The Mummy. And to Alf Clausen, all I have to say is " :bow: " That Simpson's song is a great score!
Jerry Goldsmith wrote the music to the first Mummy movie. Danny Elfman wrote the theme-song to "The Simpson's."
Com on Phantom...John Williams wrote the music to Potter, HOWEVER, I know for a fact that Phantom thinks that Mr. Williams is a hack. Maybe that is why you did not mention who wrote it...
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