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Favorite Modern Composer


Favorite Modern Composers  

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  1. 1. Favorite Modern Composers

    • John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Schindler's List)
      6
    • Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Spiderman)
      3
    • John Powell (I Am Sam, The Bourne Identity, Shrek)
      0
    • Hans Zimmer (The Last Samurai, Pearl Harbor, Batman Begins)
      4
    • Mark Mothersbaugh (The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums)
      0
    • Yann Tiersen (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain)
      0
    • Klaus Badelt (The Time Machine, Pirates of the Caribbean)
      0
    • Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings)
      5
    • Don Davis (The Matrix)
      2
    • Hisaishi Jo (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds)
      2
    • Other... (another film composer - please specify in a post)
      2


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I'm a bit disappointed that Carlisle Floyd wasn't on the list. Carlisle is rapidly becoming the greatest known American composer of all time. His opera Susannah, is becoming the most popularly performed American opera in the world, second only to Porgy and Bess. Floyd is a real genius in how he writes both the music and his own libretti. He also set my favorite novel (Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men") into my favorite opera.

Also note, Danny Elfman was my first choice as film composer, but Don Davis was a close second.

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Guest Anders

Shostakovich is my favorite out of these, he can create some adventurous soundscapes. My pick for a film composer would be Hisashi, his music is extremely interesting. Let me also add that I would like to pee in Hans Zimmers face one day... ;)

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Eric Satie is classified as Late Romantic composer, around the same time as Debussy and Poulenc. Satie was one weird guy, though, don't know if I'd call him my favorite. Do you know there was a period in his life where he only wore ONE crushed velvet suit because he wanted to promote it as modern day fashion? He also carried an umbrella around all the time, even if it wasn't raining, and if it DID happen to rain, he would stick it under his coat to protect it. He also organized his own religion of which there was only one member... himself.

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Eric Satie is classified as Late Romantic composer, around the same time as Debussy and Poulenc. Satie was one weird guy, though, don't know if I'd call him my favorite. Do you know there was a period in his life where he only wore ONE crushed velvet suit because he wanted to promote it as modern day fashion? He also carried an umbrella around all the time, even if it wasn't raining, and if it DID happen to rain, he would stick it under his coat to protect it. He also organized his own religion of which there was only one member... himself.

He maybe be wierd, but I sure think that he writes good music, and btw so does Debussy:P

I'm personally quite inspired by those two:P

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Guest FPSchubertII

I'm quite surprised you added so many rather un heard of composers without putting my good friend Serge Prokofiev up there. I'd have picked him if he were there.

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Guest Anders

Who other than me voted for Hisashi?? I'll be your best friend. (I've got a feeling i'll regret this)

Somewhat off topic here, but who likes John Field?

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My oh my, none of you know me yet, apparently. Gershwin doesn't suck, I don't even see how anyone could hate him...that was the....wow I've lost all hope in you.

:)

It's just that I take it very seriously when someone bashes something I like, even when it's just a joke :)

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