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View Poll Results: Ain't no 42 in this bizzotch
Beethoven 17 37.78%
Bach 15 33.33%
Mozart 13 28.89%
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Are we going to pretend that Hayden and Mozart didn't study Bach?
Didn't Mozart study with one of JSB's sons in England when he was a little kid?

Oh yes, he did. Now the son may have thought Dad's stuff was old-fashioned, as his stuff did differ quite a bit.
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Oh yes, he did. Now the son may have thought Dad's stuff was old-fashioned, as his stuff did differ quite a bit.
Baroque music was a derogatory term. The culture took a huge musical jag, and Bach and his ilk were essentially the disco of their time. Gallant music (or pre-classical if you prefer), was about as far as you can get from the High Baroque.
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I personally digs me some Beethoven, but without the 9th Symphony I might lean more towards Mozart
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Mozart doesn't even belong in this conversation. His stuff is so so until the last couple years of his life. But then he died so there isn't enough music to go off of. I want to see a Mozartian requiem when Mozart is 50....that would be awesome.

But it's not to be. He died too early. And most of his music sucks because he was still young.

That brings us to Bach and Beethovan. And really, Brahms should be in this discussion because he was as great as Bach and Beethovan and better than Mozart obviously because of the above.

Bach - superb musical artist and genius. His music is instantly recognizable and nobody else sounds like him. Logic, emotion, all in perfect balance. Bach seems touched by God.

Beethovan - who captures human joy and tragedy in music better than Ludwig. Nobody. Beethovan's music is amazingly and painstakingly rewritten to acheive the effects he wants. He intimidates all other composers.

I personally prefer Beethovan as a lover, but Bach as a spouse. I'd bang Brahms once in a while too.
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Holy cow this poll is totally evenly split! Can any of these dead dudes getthe upper hand?
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I personally prefer Beethovan as a lover, but Bach as a spouse. I'd bang Brahms once in a while too.
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Holy cow this poll is totally evenly split! Can any of these dead dudes getthe upper hand?
Tough for a composer to get the upper hand when he's decomposing.
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I thought Falco liked Mozart (Rock Me Amadeus!)
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Are we going to pretend that Hayden and Mozart didn't study Bach?
Bach's music itself fell into obscurity for quite a while until Mendelsohn championed its return.

Hayden Christiansen may or may not have studied Bach. Haydn did, though.
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classic piece, no doubt.
Any piece that made it into so many commercials must be.
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