AM Classical Poll: Solo

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AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby whuntva » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:07 am

So, the strangest, broadest category of the poll is out of the way.

Now, we can go back to whole pieces with little ambiguity.

I am honestly impressed by all you guys' knowledge of classical works. I wasn't expecting much of a turnout, but I have gotten a consistent vote count with a loyal group of people throughout voting. Thnak you all!

This round is pretty self-explanatory. Vote for solo insturmentals, "sonatas".

I will accept a list of at least five. If you want to submit more than fifteen, be my guest. But only the first fifteen will be counted. Top twenty will make it to the final pool of pieces.

Point sum:
1. 50 points
2. 40
3. 30
4. 20
5. 15
6. 10
7. 9
8. 8
9. 7
10. 6
11. 5
12. 4
13. 3
14. 2
15. 1

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SPECIFY A RECORDING!!

I will leave the poll open for two weeks.

EDIT: I changed to solo because the final pool was meant to be 125 pieces, meaning the "Chamber" category was to be split in two.
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Re: AM Classical Poll: Chamber/Ensemble

Postby bonnielaurel » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:37 am

Weren't we going to separate "Ensemble" and "Solo"? Isn't it better to do two or more instruments now?
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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby whuntva » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:16 pm

^^Duly noted. It has been fixed to Solo so we hit 125 for the final pool. Three rounds means sixty advanced. These next two rounds brings us to an even hundred, and we expand Other to twenty-five advancing.

SO just solo for now.
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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby Honorio » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:22 pm

Time for solo instruments then:


1. ERIK SATIE "Trois Gymnopédies" (1888). Favourite part: "Gymnopédie nº 1"
The first ambient pieces ever, not making any waves when they were published but opening a path still travelled today with outstanding results. Music that can be left in the background but imperceptibly changes the environment, giving a sensation of ingravity. But if you pay attention to the music you can easily get caught, almost mesmerized. And these "Gymnopédies" (especially the first one) achieve it with such simplicity that it's unbelievable that nobody did it before.


2. FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN "Nocturnes 1-3, Op. 9" (1832). Fav: "Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2"
If I'm not allowed to vote for the complete "Nocturnes" I'll choose the first three, especially for the dreamy No. 2.


3. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH "Suite No. 1 for Cello in G major" (1720). Fav: "I. Prelude"
Best piece for cello ever. The opening movement is one of the best pieces written by JS Bach. And that's saying a lot.


4. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN "Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor (Moonlight)" (1801). Fav: "I. Adagio sostenuto"
It includes two high peaks of classical, the sublime first (Adagio sostenuto) and the impressive third (Presto agitato).


5. MODEST MUSSORGSKY "Pictures at an Exhibition" (1874). Fav: "I. Promenade - Gnomus"
The version orchestrated by Ravel was superb but the original piano version had all its qualities already in place.

6. FRANCISCO TÁRREGA "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" (1896)
7. CLAUDE DEBUSSY "Suite bergamasque" (1905). Fav: "III. Clair de lune"
8. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" (1707). Fav: "I. Toccata"
9. NICCOLÒ PAGANINI "24 Caprices for Solo Violin" (1817). Fav: "Caprice No. 24 in A minor"
10. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN "Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor (Pathétique)" (1798). Fav: "I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio"
11. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin" (1720). Fav: "V. Ciaccona"
12. PHILIP GLASS "Metamorphosis" (1988). Fav: "Metamorphosis 1"
13. JOHANNES BRAHMS "4 Klavierstücke (Four Pieces for Piano)" (1893). Fav: "I. Intermezzo in B minor"
14. ISAAC ALBÉNIZ "Iberia: Suite for Piano" (1909). Fav: "Book I: 3. Fête-dieu à Seville"
15. BENJAMIN BRITTEN "Nocturnal after John Dowland" (1963). Fav: "VI. Dreaming"


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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby Romain » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:15 pm

whuntva wrote:So, the strangest, broadest category of the poll is out of the way.

Now, we can go back to whole pieces with little ambiguity.


This round is pretty self-explanatory. Vote for solo insturmentals, "sonatas".



My poor Whuntva, I'm afraid to be very unpleasant but "Sonatas" are not ONLY for solo instruments. :)

I know I'm going to put some sonatas on the "ensemble" list :romance-kisscheek: We are not kind with you.
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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby bonnielaurel » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:47 am

1. Frédéric Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor (piano)
2. Heitor Villa-Lobos - Five Preludes (guitar, favorite = No. 1)
3. Franz Liszt - Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata (piano)
4. Iannis Xenakis - Rebonds (percussion)
5. Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor "Pathétique"
6. Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Sonata in D minor for Lute (Weiss SW 13)
7. Federico Moreno Torroba - Sonatina (guitar)
8. Johannes Brahms - Rhapsody No. 2 in G Minor Op. 79 (piano)
9. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 3, No. 2 (piano)
10. Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (piano)
11. G. F. Handel - Harpsichord Suite in D minor HWV 437
12. W. A. Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major
13. J. S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor
14. Franz Schubert - Impromptu No. 4 in A-Flat major (piano)
15. György Ligeti - Volumina (organ)
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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:36 pm

This was much harder than I thought...

1 | Bach | Goldberg Variations (Aria)
2 | Debussy | Suite Bergamesque (Clair de Lune) -> This is really a vote for Clair de Lune, one of my favorite pieces ever
3 | Bach | Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Toccata)
4 | Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 14, "Moonlight" (Adagio sostenuto)
5 | Satie | Gymnopédies (Gymnopédie 1)
6 | Nancarrow | Studies for Player Piano (Study 25)
7 | Liszt | Piano Sonata in B minor
8 | Chopin | Nocturnes, Op. 9 (No. 2)
9 | Glass | Metamorphosis (Metamorphosis Two)
10 | Ligeti | Études, Books 1-3 (No. 4: Fanfares)
11 | Cage | Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (Sonatas I-IV)
12 | Shostakovich | 24 Preludes and Fugues (Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major)
13 | Schumann | Fantasie in C major (Second Movement)
14 | Debussy | Préludes, Book 1 (The Submerged Cathedral)
15 | Brahms | Variations on a Theme of Paganini
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16 | Paganini | 24 Caprices (Caprice 24)
17 | Messiaen | Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus (Noel)
18 | Satie | Gnossiennes 1-3 (Gnossienne 1)
19 | Bach | Suite for Cello No. 1 in G major (Prelude)
20 | Mussorgsky | Pictures at an Exhibition (The Great Gate of Kiev)
21 | Ravel | Gaspard de la Nuit (Scarbo)
22 | Chopin | Fantaisie Impromptu in C-sharp minor
23 | Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor "Appassionata" (Allegro ma non troppo - Presto)
24 | Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 8, "Pathétique" (Grave)
25 | Varèse | Density 21.5
26 | Schnittke | A Paganini for solo violin
27 | Rachmaninoff | Études-tableaux, Op. 39 (No. 6 in A minor)
28 | Xenakis | Rebonds
29 | Debussy | Children's Corner (Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum)
30 | Bartók | Sonata for Solo Violin (Presto)
31 | Crumb | Sonata for Cello
32 | Ligeti | Volumina
33 | Ives | Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 19 "Concord, Mass., 1840-60" (The Alcotts)
34 | Beethoven | Bagatelle In A Minor, "Für Elise"

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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby whuntva » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:29 pm

Just a quick reminder, our time grows short.

1) Satie-Gymnopédies
2) Bach-Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Toccata) (One of my favorites. Could have won had I not heard "Gymnopedie" in Unacclaimed)
3) Debussy-Suite Bergamesque
4) Mussorgsky-Pictures at an Exhibition
5) Beethoven-Piano Sonata No. 14, "Moonlight"
6) Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major
7) Bach-Goldberg Variations (Aria)
8) Beethoven-Piano Sonata No. 8, "Pathétique"
9) Chopin-Fantaisie Impromptu in C-sharp minor
10) Paganini-24 Caprices for Solo Violin
11) Schumann-Fantasie in C major
12) Ravel-Gaspard de la Nuit
13) Nancarrow-Studies for Player Piano
14) Glass-Metamorphosis
15) Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor

Poll closes Saturday at Midnight UTC.
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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:42 pm

01 | Frédéric Chopin | 24 Preludes, Op. 28
02 | Johann Sebastian Bach | The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
03 | Johann Sebastian Bach | Goldberg Variations
04 | Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight")
05 | Claude Debussy | Suite bergamasque
06 | Johann Sebastian Bach | Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
07 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major
08 | Franz Schubert | Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor
09 | Johann Sebastian Bach | Toccata and Fugue in D minor
10 | Frédéric Chopin | Études, Op. 10
11 | Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathetique")
12 | Francisco Tárrega | Recuerdos de la Alhambra
13 | Johann Sebastian Bach | Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor
14 | Frédéric Chopin | Polonaises, Op. 40
15 | Felix Mendelssohn | Songs without Words for Piano, Op. 19
Let's make this a good year.

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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby whuntva » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:17 am

Wow. Low turnout.

Well, we did hit my house minimum, so I guess the show must go on.

This one was noticeably close. There was no clear leader up until the very end. Though I'm sure Satie's victory had something to do with his "Unacclaimed" performance.

1)Satie-Gymnopédies/115 points
2)Debussy-Suite bergamasque/94 points
3)Bach -Goldberg Variations (Aria)/89 points
4)Bach-Toccata and Fugue in D minor /87 points
5)Beethoven-Moonlight Sonata/75 points
6) Chopin-Nocturnes, Op. 9/58 points
7)Chopin-24 Preludes/50 points
8)Chopin-Fantasie Impromptu/47 points
9)Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor/44 points
10)Mussorgsky-Pictures at an Exhibition/41 points
11)Johann Sebastian Bach-The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1/40 points
12)Villa-Lobos - Five Preludes/40 points
13)Beethoven-Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathetique")/34 points
14)Liszt - Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata/30 points
15)Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major/23 points
16)Xenakis – Rebonds/20 points
17)Glass-Metamorphosis/14 points
18)Tárrega-Recuerdos de la Alhambra /14 points
19)Nancarrow-Studies for Player Piano/13 points
20)Paganini-24 Caprices for Solo Violin/13 points

Up next, we hit Chamber. This was grouped separately to give us an even 125 headed into the next round. But thank you to all the voters once again.
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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby Honorio » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:22 pm

whuntva wrote:Wow. Low turnout.

Yes, we lost 5 voters in a month (10 voted on the "Concerti" thread). Let's hope to rejoin them on the "Other Orchestral" thread.

Sorry whuntva but I noticed a minor mistake. #9 should be Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 in G major (voted by me as #3 and Dan as his #6, so 40 points in total) instead Bach's Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor (voted by bonnielaurel as her #13 and you as your #15, so 4 points). Probably you added up all the votes for Bach's Cello Suites (that's why the total is 44) but in any case the points should go to Cello Suite No. 1.

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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby Romain » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:30 pm

I'm sorry but i'm unable to choose a top 20 in this too vast category (like the top song of all time.. I just can not make a ranking that makes sense). I would return for the chamber music category.

Quickly : The "Pavane pour une infante défunte" de Ravel or the "Elegie pour violoncelle" de Fauré are not in the final list and certainly at the beginning of my list in I had vote.

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Re: AM Classical Poll: Solo

Postby Kingoftonga » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:14 pm

I'm sorry I couldn't get my votes in for this round on time, but I should be able to submit lists from this point forward. Life got in the way last week...


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