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Your Preferred Musical Era(s), and Why

 
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(Sorry for lack of specification, and actually.. I can't believe I'm asking such a heinous question, but I'm jw some things..) You prefer music of the..?
the baroque period (1600 - 1750)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
the classical period (1750 - 1820)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
the romantic period (1820 - 1910)
87%
 87%  [ 7 ]
the modern period (1910 - present)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
other..? o0
12%
 12%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 8

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:16 am    Post subject: Your Preferred Musical Era(s), and Why Reply with quote

I decided to do this when I read the following
citrine_peridot wrote:
Chozart wrote:
Great to see another classical music admirer whose favorite composer is from the classical era Razz

technically, Beethoven is the one who started the Romantic Era ( to be more sepecific , his pathetique sonata did it).

Chozart, i wonder what quality of *Classical Era*'s music made you like it so much. for me. Baroque and Classical are just just too happy for me to get into( i like playing them, but not LOVE). with Romantic and laters, i can really feel the emotions going on ````````````

and so - in a nutshell - I respond:

yeah that's true, but he also did write music with 'classical' qualities, so i considering him a classical composer as well as a romantic one - especially because of the transition of eras.
baroque and classical i don't find 'too happy'.. actually, I think that's sort of a stereotypical view most romantics in particular believe, at least around my parts >_>
obviously, there are such works.. but what I like about the two is that I find them intellectually stirring and extremely powerful.
They combine both complexity with simplicity with auras of pensivity, joy, sadness, and reflection, etc... creating what I feel is an almost perfect balance.. listening to them makes me feel almost graced.. ya i know, sounds kinda weird lol.
and you know, it just gives me that feeling in my chest, sort of like butterflies.. Razz
yeah I do feel this way about music of other eras & genres as well, but to me - baroque and classical are consistently personal.
people might think that it's romantic that would evoke this in most.. but it depends on personality types..
I guess I'm just like that.. often I feel out of place.. heh, An!ma` ~ remember, I belong in the 17th & 18th centuries Wink

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how about the rest of you?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I'm afraid I have to say the Romantic period is king with me; unfortunate, because that's the way with 99% of all pianists, it seems, and I'd sound so much more cultured and intelligent if I said Baroque, Classical, or Modern! Well, ok, maybe not modern, but still...

Truth is, I love the histrionics, complexity, epic nature (sometimes), transcendentalism, improvisational style, and even the flashiness of the Romantic age. I'm shallow and I admit it right here and now; my cards are on the table!

Seriously, though, there's something about Liszt, Alkan, Donyanhi, Busoni, and Grieg (etc.) that just keeps drawing me back in no matter what. They were more or less the first generation of "pianist's pianists" and lived in a time where their electrifying recitals were unprecedented, and where modern piano technique was a swirling blob of chaos waiting to be molded by the great masters. They explored every aspect of human emotion in the most comprehensible manners found in music, perhaps ever. It's just so exciting, if played correctly, and each piece has its own individual personality.

Though I have to say I agree entirely about your assessment of the Baroque and Classical eras. I think they are often underestimated on emotional terms and tend not to appeal to people, perhaps for that reason. Had I been asked the question a few months ago, I probably would have answered with "Baroque," but since then, Liszt has become quite personal for me and I cannot betray him right now! Not to mention the other composers I...already...mentioned...*ahem* Stupid overused and natural English phrases...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Romantic Era

my fav composers:
Chopin ,Beethoven , Liszt (now you see why)
and i have to second a point that Goldberg mentioned :*flashiness*
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Modern, but I voted for "other" because I've just found a new interesting period: pre-baroque. Some really interesting stuff there, too.
Favorite composers:
Modern: Ravel, Penderecki
Pre-baroque: Lasso

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to just pick one, so I won't. As much as I like the "Little" Fugue in G by Bach, most other Baroque doesn't really suit me.

The Classical period, it's okay I guess...I never really thought about it...

If I had to pick one, i would say its the Romantic Period, mostly Beethoven, but that's just me...

Only one real Modern work sticks out immediatly in my head: John Williams' Star Wars...

But then again, I love trumpet music, and there's Vivaldi's Concert for Trumpets in C and that's Boroque, right? But then again there Mummel and Clarke and those were more modern composers....

What's a guy to do?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I think I like the late Beethoven/Schubert period best.

It just because you can actually see the changes (for example, comparing the Beethoven op.14 sonatas, to his op.111)

And also more noticable influences on the composers (and homages)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goldberg wrote:
Sadly, I'm afraid I have to say the Romantic period is king with me; unfortunate, because that's the way with 99% of all pianists, it seems, and I'd sound so much more cultured and intelligent if I said Baroque, Classical, or Modern! Well, ok, maybe not modern, but still...

Truth is, I love the histrionics, complexity, epic nature (sometimes), transcendentalism, improvisational style, and even the flashiness of the Romantic age. I'm shallow and I admit it right here and now; my cards are on the table!

Seriously, though, there's something about Liszt, Alkan, Donyanhi, Busoni, and Grieg (etc.) that just keeps drawing me back in no matter what. They were more or less the first generation of "pianist's pianists" and lived in a time where their electrifying recitals were unprecedented, and where modern piano technique was a swirling blob of chaos waiting to be molded by the great masters. They explored every aspect of human emotion in the most comprehensible manners found in music, perhaps ever. It's just so exciting, if played correctly, and each piece has its own individual personality.

Though I have to say I agree entirely about your assessment of the Baroque and Classical eras. I think they are often underestimated on emotional terms and tend not to appeal to people, perhaps for that reason. Had I been asked the question a few months ago, I probably would have answered with "Baroque," but since then, Liszt has become quite personal for me and I cannot betray him right now! Not to mention the other composers I...already...mentioned...*ahem* Stupid overused and natural English phrases...

I understand what you mean for why you're drawn to romantic music..
I, too, enjoy Liszt very much.. I find him more personal in a way than other romantic composers, like Chopin

and finally somebody agrees with me about evaluation of apparently wide perceptions of the Baroque & Classical periods. Thank you! Razz

I do find romantic music extremely appealing with its elaborateness and depth.. but I just have a strange affinity for 'the classics', whom I look upon sort of as the founders of great music, and can't help but be adherent to the traditionalness both from which they are derived and produce.. kind of hard to explain, but it's just as you feel about romantic.. in a somewhat simplistic statement, it's sort of like "there's just something about it" Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Romantic for me. I haven't gotten around to listening to alot of Baroque and Classical music
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Max wrote:
It just because you can actually see the changes (for example, comparing the Beethoven op.14 sonatas, to his op.111)


That's an interesting point. Especially how Beethoven's works are always categorized into three periods. And how his first ones were to be imitative of what he had learned from Mozart and (somewhat directly) from Haydn. Then, later on, near the end of his career he began using different techniques (larger contrasts in dynamics, chromatic harmonies, etc.) and I find that all very interesting.

Anyways, I chose romantic, for the sole reason that it was the only category that really dragged me into classical music in general. Yet, since then, I've learned to appreciate music and can easily sit down and listen to the Goldberg Variations or the Brandenburg Concertos. Anyways, the fact that my current favorite is Liszt probably doesn't help keep my vote un-biased. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol Choz, the 17th 18th century woman haha.

Well, I like every era, it just depens on my mood to which I want to listen. Basically, I love neo-romanticism because of Rachmaninoff, and I love Scriabin too. Schubert is amazing, but then I also adore Bach and especially Scarlatti's music. I'm always in for Ravel and Debussy, so impressionism is really my thing too.

The romantic era is what dragged me into classical music. Liszt did, actually. And I grew away from that, into classical and baroque and impressionism. I even had a period in which I couldn't stand romantic music. I absolutely detested Liszt's music and Chopin was too much of a dreamer for me. But now, I relove it Very Happy. And I love all.
Listening to Bach and Mozart a LOT now, because of exams, it makes me learn better Smile.

For me, baroque and classical music can be very romantic, but those compsers all have their feet on the ground, while romantic composers dream away a lot more. But that's just my opinion on how to describe both, I don't like one more than the other.


I don't prefer a certain era's styles, I'm prefer certain composers's music, yet I love all. Haha, ok I guess you get the point, I just like most things Wink.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PianistSk8er wrote:
That's an interesting point. Especially how Beethoven's works are always categorized into three periods. And how his first ones were to be imitative of what he had learned from Mozart and (somewhat directly) from Haydn. Then, later on, near the end of his career he began using different techniques (larger contrasts in dynamics, chromatic harmonies, etc.) and I find that all very interesting.
I read a book (for kids more that adults) about that, I'll see if i can't find it.
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