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Old December 27th, 2016, 07:47 AM   #41

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Old December 27th, 2016, 10:05 AM   #42

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Back to the routes of the thread, back to “classic” authors, don’t noticed if Albinoni was already mentioned.

Here “Adagio in G Minor”:



Not so “classical”, but probably still considered more erudite than pop, Joaquín Rodrigo

Here, “Concierto de Aranjuez”:



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Also from the XX century, Ravel, with his fantastic Bolero:



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Oh! How could I forgot, going back a “couple” of centuries, still didn’t saw him here:

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Old December 27th, 2016, 04:25 PM   #43

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As a former professional musician graduate from high school in a previous life, i agree with all already mentioned.
We could add another ones, for example, Debussy...etc
But what about this phenomenon?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X5FUxqnoHDU
Only few musicians have capability to play the famous Black Page.
Polyrhythm, dodecaphonism, hexatonic patterns, quarter-tone intervals.....😨
Perhaps the greatest composer of the 20th century.

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Old February 6th, 2017, 12:04 PM   #44

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One other composter no one has mentioned but who I've learned to appreciate is Hector Berlioz. He was a friend of Chopin and Liszt--in fact, one big factor in Liszt's development as a composer was hearing Berlioz and he had a large influence on the Russian composers such as Glinka and Mussorgsky.

Although most people think only of the Symphonie Fantastique, he wrote a lot of other things that are just as good or better: Harold in Italy, Requiem, L' Enfance du Christ And his Memoirs are a really fun read of the "Romantic" era.
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Modern movie music composers like John Williams deserves honorable mention.

Almost all the composers mentiohed are westerners. Is there any non-western composer, say from Indoa or China, that should be mentioned?
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Jean Philippe Rameau Suite in G minor

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Old February 6th, 2017, 07:24 PM   #47

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Modern movie music composers like John Williams deserves honorable mention.

Almost all the composers mentiohed are westerners. Is there any non-western composer, say from Indoa or China, that should be mentioned?
Rentaro Taki is known for Moon over the Ruined Castle and Hana



I have the marimba (perhaps vibraphone) and flute version on CD, but I cannot find it online.

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Old February 6th, 2017, 07:35 PM   #48

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This guy is by no means one of the greatest, but he had a couple of nice pieces:
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Rentaro Taki is known for Moon over the Ruined Castle and Hana



I have the marimba (perhaps vibraphone) and flute version on CD, but I cannot find it online.
Excellent! Thank you for posting it.

As I was listening to the clapping, it occured to me that clapping is might be a a western custom that was adopted. Did Eastern (Chinese, Japanese) audience always clap to show their appreciate? If not, how did Eastern audiences show their appreciation of a fine performance befoee clapping was adopted? Something I never thought about before.
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I have two favorites old and modern my favorite old composer is Mozart and new ones i have many like Paul Romero, Hans Zimmer, John Williams

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