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As the title suggests i want to know what composer you guys admire the most, Baroque, Romantic, Renaissance, 20th century...etc, and why you admire that particular composer. For me personally it is kind of hard to choose but i would ultimately go with Amadeus Mozart for his exceptional ability to compose simple-sounding (almost childish-like) music, which from my point of view no other composer has ever achieved without sounding like just a straight copy of Mozart. There are, of course, a few pieces of his that break this little tradition like his Fantasia in C minor along with the Fantasia in D minor...etc.
We're having a ring contest at school, and the winning ring will be the school ring for next month. Everybody except for me suggest their favourite pop "music", but I decided I'll try to make a ring myself. I tried to make something simple that can loop and can be heard alot of times. Ok, it's feedback time.
I always wanted to compose a sonata of my own, and now that I got the basic knowledge of how to use the orchestra, the timing feels right. However, I don't know if the ideas I chose are good, and I don't want to finish writing it, look back and think: "why the hell did I choose these ideas". Also, my brain works in minor (by that I mean that composing in major never really worked for me) so I don't know if theme 2 is good or not. Opinions, please! Thanks in advance :PIdeas for my first sonata.pdf
Here is a link of 22 great quotations from composers: http://www.classicfm.com/discover/music/inspiring-composer-quotes/ Let's discuss some of these at least. I think many hold great truths about composition. But some are debatable and we might not agree with what is said. In particular: 1. What do you think about the Benjamin Britten quote (No. 18 in the series of slides)? I don't agree with it. Inspiration often keeps me up at night and I don't think that that is mere loss of sleep. Who said that had I slept and put away my inspired state of mind, I would have been able to continue it in the morning. Besides, there is the silence at night which would be conductive to composition. So to me at least, night is often conductive to composing. 2. I don't agree with Elgar's quote (No. 7). I think that art elevates man and brings man closer to God. At least, I believe that this would be true of the greatest artistic works, the greatest compositions. Had he said "Some religions are against art", that would have been true. What are your opinions? Feel free to voice your opinions about any of the other 20 inspiring composer quotes in the link, or to discuss them in general. You might even add to the 22 quotations in the link other great composer quotes that haven't been included and give your opinion about them.