#1
There's no subforum in bands and artists for composers, so i thought maybe everyone could discuss their favourite ones here.

My favourites would have to be Chopin and Debussy.
#5
Dvorak, Fiocco and from more recent times Michael Nyman is pure awesomeness - only probelm is I'm not sure I can spell any of their names :/
#6
<- Debussy
i'm also a fan of the modern russians - stravinsky, rachmaninov, shostakovich - in fact i was at the rachmaninov/shostakovich prom last night in the royal albert - it was superb

i once made a mistake though - talking to a czech person saying i like the russians - such as dvorak... i swear that is the closest i have come to death/ the only thing that saved me was introducing them to cider - something which doesn't exist in the czech rep
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#7
I haven't heard much, I must say...

But Jason Becker is an amazing composer. Anyone listened to Perspective?? and Collection.. Electric Prayer for Peace is a master piece!!!!
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#8
^^i used to like Becker but i found his shredding approach too over the top which ruined some potentially good songs In my opinion.

doive what are some of your favourite debussy pieces?
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#11
But do you mean Perpetual Burn??
I've seen that comment a lot of times.. but really his last 2 records are not shred, are just pure beauty!
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#12
Beethoven, Hendel, Bach.
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#14
i am rather a fan of the arabesques I think the fact that i have played both of them on the piano has made me love them even more, i've not really got round to learning a lot of his other stuff a lot of it rather pushes my ability as a pianist I haven't had lessons for about 3 years now
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#15
Quote by doive
<- Debussy
i'm also a fan of the modern russians - stravinsky, rachmaninov, shostakovich - in fact i was at the rachmaninov/shostakovich prom last night in the royal albert - it was superb


Yes Doive!

Of course I love Debussy and Stravinsky. Also I once saw the Toronto Symphony Orchestra perform "Rachmaninoff & Bernstein". I'm not a big fan of Leonard Bernstein's "pop music orchestra", but the Rachmaninoff pieces blew me away.
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#16
Chopin, Yoko Shimomura, rachmaninov and...




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#19
I listen to John Cage occasionally, Some of his prepared piano pieces are actually quite good. I'm ashamed to say the only Debussy I've heard is the children's corner suite.

I really like some of Johnny Greenwood's work as well
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#20
sorabji and sibelius ftw
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#21
Bach, Debussy, Satie, Rachmaninoff, Agustin Barrios Mangore, Manuel De Falla, Leo Brouwer has some good things, Faure, Mussorgsky...


that list could go on for ages.