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#1147682 - 01/04/06 11:40 PM If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Beethoven.
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#1147683 - 01/04/06 11:59 PM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Beethoven or Bartok. Both have such an awesome (if radically different) sound.
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#1147684 - 01/05/06 12:04 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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wellllllllllllllllllllll...

interesting question...

first thing that came to mind is...

would you REALLY want to compose music like *someone else*????

if someone twisted my arm, my answer would be chopin or........rachmaninoff.

OH.

\:\)

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#1147685 - 01/05/06 01:10 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Mozart

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#1147686 - 01/05/06 01:17 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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I am not the slightest bit interested in emulating anybody. Of course I like many characteristics of much music, but any desire to imitate vanished many years ago.
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#1147687 - 01/05/06 07:31 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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I'm with you Ted2. I'd rather be myself, imperfect as I and it (my music) may be.

\:\)

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#1147688 - 01/05/06 08:14 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Chopin. Definitely.
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#1147689 - 01/05/06 11:00 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Beethoven

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#1147690 - 01/05/06 12:44 PM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Can I please be Chopin AND Beethoven?
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#1147691 - 01/06/06 05:52 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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It's difficult to say. I'm stuck between Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff (but only Rach's 2nd and 3rd piano concertos).

I suppose, over all, I'd go with Beethoven, but I'd have to stick some Lisztian pianistic writing in there or I'd go insane not having anything "impossibly difficult" to play. ;\)

(The last thing I wrote, a fantasy in C-sharp minor, I was told sounds like there are five hands on the piano. But it's actually a very simple piece harmonically-speaking. It's the octaves that get to you... ;\) )
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#1147692 - 01/06/06 08:56 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Beethoven - too complex, and too many notes! I like his music but one look as his scores and immediately I say, that's a lot of notes chalked in there! Sometimes, opening a book of his Sonatas to choose one, I've said to myself, wow, look at all those notes, close the book and move on to something else. \:\) .

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#1147693 - 01/06/06 09:54 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by sarabande:
Beethoven - too complex, and too many notes! I like his music but one look as his scores and immediately I say, that's a lot of notes chalked in there! Sometimes, opening a book of his Sonatas to choose one, I've said to myself, wow, look at all those notes, close the book and move on to something else. \:\) . [/b]
ROTFL! This reminds me of the movie Amadeus. "Too many notes!" said the Emporer.

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#1147694 - 01/06/06 10:02 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Easy: Chopin!
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#1147695 - 01/06/06 01:23 PM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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my teacher likes Mozart and Brahms, but not Beethoven. when i asked why, he pointed out some passages from Beethoven's sonatas (appassionata etc), and told me how 'unpianistic' those passages're. but still, i'd stick to Beethoven!

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#1147696 - 01/06/06 01:42 PM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Originally posted by signa:
my teacher likes Mozart and Brahms, but not Beethoven. when i asked why, he pointed out some passages from Beethoven's sonatas (appassionata etc), and told me how 'unpianistic' those passages're. but still, i'd stick to Beethoven! [/b]
I hate this term 'unpianistic'. To me its just an excuse for people who can't be bothered to find the solution to particular technical problems and it really isn't a reason for discounting someone like Beethoven. One of the great things about the 32 sonatas is that they test the extremes of what is possible on a piano and using ten fingers. The challenges make them incredibly rewarding and fascinating to learn and play.
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#1147697 - 01/06/06 03:49 PM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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i agree with you, matthewpiano. but my teacher meant more than just that, since he also said those passages're not 'interesting' from a pianist point of view, as Brahms would do with a passage like that - making it more interesting: as my teacher played a passage from Brahms's 1st piano concerto (1st movement) where LH do trills over the RH theme. i had much to argue with him (and i did), but i also saw his point. i always like Beethoven more though.

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#1147698 - 01/06/06 10:44 PM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Beethoven- Composed with such fire and passion

and expressed it so clearly on the piano. I wouldn't like to compose "like him" but to compose with his "abilities"
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#1147699 - 01/07/06 06:17 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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but my teacher meant more than just that, since he also said those passages're not 'interesting' from a pianist point of view
I'd be wary whenever someone says something like this, no matter who they are. Some people find things interesting, others do not. But nothing in a subjective environment is ever so objective as to be universally applicable. ;\)
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#1147700 - 01/07/06 01:05 PM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Registered: 12/27/04
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I hope I can compose my way into as great a niche as did Scriabin or Ravel. Both were so unique and off on their own that noone has since come close to approaching either! Not to say I would write music exactly as either did, just with as great an individuality as they did.

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#1147701 - 01/07/06 01:14 PM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Myself, I would not want to compose like anyone else, because I am me.

I would like to be as organized and planned as Ligeti, Berg, or Shoenberg.

I would like to be as abstract as Cage

I would like to be as logical as Riley or Reich

I would like to be as colourful as Messiaen

I would like to be as transcendtal as Beethoven
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#1147702 - 01/08/06 01:29 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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Registered: 07/22/05
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Loc: Australia
Although I'd like to compose like 'myself' with my own original ideas I would love to have some of Satie's characteristics - his amazing ability to portray his emotion through his work and allow the pianist to also feel this when they play it. I just love the eerieness and the hypnotic atmosphere that he can create.

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#1147703 - 01/15/06 10:19 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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To many notes?! hehe \:D

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#1147704 - 01/24/06 11:08 AM Re: If you could have written music like anyone, who would it be?
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I would agree with L'echange. Almost like asking a person who would they rather be.

As quoted by a famous philosopher (can't quite remember his name) "I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam".

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