Poll: Who is the 4th biggest composer?
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View poll results: Who is the 4th biggest composer?
Brahms
12 5%
Stravinsky
14 6%
Chopin
79 34%
Wagner
35 15%
Schubert
8 3%
Handel
9 4%
Vivaldi
51 22%
Liszt
5 2%
Schumann
1 0%
Haydn
15 7%
Voters: 229.
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#1
I'm really just curious to see who wins the poll. It's generally accepted that Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven are the 3 'biggest' composers who ever lived, but I wanna know who you guys would consider to be the 4th? Much like the big 4 of thrash, 3 of them are set in stone, and the last one (anthrax) seems to be a topic of controversy.

Vote!


Edit: Just to clarify, this is not who is your favorite, it is who you think is most renown.
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#4
I like Chopin
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I like Four Seasons Haven't really listened to any of the others in detail.
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I give it to Wagner. Purely because that guy was the tits.


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#9
Chopin is the next most well known one...

from what I've seen.
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#13
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No Tchaikovsky? I am dissapoint.

I ****ing hate Tchaikovsky but he should be the fourth.
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#14
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No Tchaikovsky? I am dissapoint.



Sorry. I could only have 10 options. Tschaikovsky can be a write-in
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#15
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I renounce my post, and select him.

Oh and, I think you were talking about John Philip Sousa for the marches.

Also, Gustav Holst ftw. THIS POLL SUCKS!
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#19
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Oh and, I think you were talking about John Philip Sousa for the marches.

Also, Gustav Holst ftw. THIS POLL SUCKS!



Holst isn't really 'classical' since he's a 20th century composer. I limited it to baroque, classical and romantic.
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#20
Man that's though. Tchaikovsky probably gets my vote. Chopin is dirty but I wouldn't put him on a level with Schumann and Strvinsky. Wager went REALLY out there too. This is hard. Big 4? Tchaikovsky I think.
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#22
Haydn. He's responsible for pretty much all the innovations that most people credit Mozart with...

Excluding him, it would be between Stravinsky and Wagner

Also: Chopin? Tchaikovsky? Really???? =/
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#23
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Holst isn't really 'classical' since he's a 20th century composer. I limited it to baroque, classical and romantic.

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Plus, he's that damn good

Also, how does anyone not like Tchaikovsky?
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I'd say Chopin is the most well known outside of those three.


Most well known, almost certainly, on the street anyway. But I wouldn't say he's worthy of Big 4.
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#26
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Plus, he's that damn good

Also, how does anyone not like Tchaikovsky?

I haven't heard a huge amount of his pieces but every piece I've heard annoyed the shit out of me. And it's only him. I have no idea why.
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#29
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I haven't heard a huge amount of his pieces but every piece I've heard annoyed the shit out of me. And it's only him. I have no idea why.

5th Symphony, 2nd Mvt?
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#31
That reminds me. I need some Schumann.
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#33
It's not that i don't like him, he just doesn't seem the obvious choice for me. At least not above Wagner, Brahms, Stravinsky or Debussy, so there you go: you could have a "second tier" Big 4 before even thinking of Tchaikovsky (He was pretty damn good though...)
#34
Not that I know a whole lot about classical music, but Tchaikovsky is definitely the fourth guy I think of.
#35
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Most well known, almost certainly, on the street anyway. But I wouldn't say he's worthy of Big 4.

Then I'd probably give it to Wagner. Tremendously ambitious.
#36
It's out of Chopin, Brahms, Vivaldi and Handel.

I'd give it to Chopin.

My only problem with giving it to Chopin is that Bach, Beethoven and Mozart wrote for all instruments, keyboard, cello, violin, lute, etc. Chopin's music is all about the piano, and I can't think of a single piece off the top of my head that he wrote that didn't involve the piano at all.

I'm probably biased but I don't like Wagner.
#39
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#40
You guys suck at the whole "don't vote for your favourite" thing.

Tchaik, like Brahms, wrote for all instruments and has a wide arrangement of works, unlike anybody else on that list. Most of the rest of were instrument players that wrote music; Brahms and Tchaik were composers. Plus both of them round out the spectrum, being Baroque, Classical, In-between, and then Romantic.

I'd sooner put Mahler, Sibelius, and Dvorak in that list than Stravinsky, Chopin or even Vivaldi.
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