2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
Who's Online Now
30 members (Gretel, Gustavo Guerra, Hank M, FloRi89, EVC2017, CyberGene, Greta99, clothearednincompo, 1957, 8 invisible), 416 guests, and 349 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Chopin is the greatest of all time
#3026976 09/19/20 11:56 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 143
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 143
Bach, Mozart and Beethoven are not greater. Sorry.

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3026978 09/20/20 12:12 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 10,231
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 10,231
Originally Posted by chopinetto
Bach, Mozart and Beethoven are not greater. Sorry.

So what is the point of your post?


Mason and Hamlin BB - 91640
Kawai K-500 Upright
Kawai CA-65 Digital
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3026984 09/20/20 12:44 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 24,390
Gold Subscriber
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Gold Subscriber
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 24,390
Chopinetto has done this before; at best, it's baseless opinion (to which the OP is entitled); at worst, it's trolling.

For example, from April of this year, Chopinetto writes:

Chopin doesn't belong with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt. His writing contains the pianistic ability of Liszt with the emotional depth of the other three. He exists alone at the top.


... and the discussion (argument?) goes on ...

Regards,

Last edited by BruceD; 09/20/20 12:53 AM.

BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
BruceD #3026986 09/20/20 12:59 AM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 143
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 143
Originally Posted by BruceD
[i]Chopin doesn't belong with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt. His writing contains the pianistic ability of Liszt with the emotional depth of the other three. He exists alone at the top.


Yes... and I challenge ANYONE to refute this................................

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3026990 09/20/20 01:21 AM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 143
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 143
ya...

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027011 09/20/20 03:54 AM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,228
S
1000 Post Club Member
Online Content
1000 Post Club Member
S
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,228
Looks like religion or worshipping, cant discuss dogmatic beliefs.... but if that makes you happy !

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027017 09/20/20 04:51 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 6,956
Silver Subscriber
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
Silver Subscriber
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 6,956
Stating your favorite composer is the best is as useless as contending the piano brand you prefer is the best in the world.

Both laughable and both useless as a discussion.
I hope no one takes the bait.


"Music, rich, full of feeling, not soulless, is like a crystal on which the sun falls and brings forth from it a whole rainbow" - F. Chopin
"I never dreamt with my own two hands I could touch the sky" - Sappho

It's ok to be a Work In Progress
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027030 09/20/20 06:50 AM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 43
M
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
M
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 43


1994 M&H BB; Yamaha N1X
Debussy: Images Bk.1 #1-2, Préludes Bk.2 #1,#6; Brahms: Op. 119 #3,#4; Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prélude; Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027050 09/20/20 07:50 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 28,140
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 28,140
Originally Posted by chopinetto
Bach, Mozart and Beethoven are not greater. Sorry.
Inane.

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027092 09/20/20 09:51 AM
Joined: Aug 2020
Posts: 17
D
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
D
Joined: Aug 2020
Posts: 17
Just a few days ago, I sightreaded through the book of Mazurkas, and I've found that half of them are completely uninteresting, almost "shitty" pieces (probably just made for some "easy" money).
I never played too much Chopin. He has great pieces, no discussion. But I think if there is any composer kind of brutally "overhyped" in public meaning, it would be Chopin.
My mother who is the person who listen to lots of classical music, she can't stand Chopin. She finds his music way too kitschy.
And I am pretty bored by that too. Often same harmonical modulations... - this half tone, chromatic descending modulation, for example. Nice, but boring when you hear it for 10th times in different piece.
Well... I always say - great about piano is that we have such a repertoir that we can always choose. Poor french horn virtuosos who have to play 3 concerts and 2 sonatas for the whole life...

Last edited by Dušan Holý; 09/20/20 09:51 AM.
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027157 09/20/20 12:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 143
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 143
that's what i thought.....

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027181 09/20/20 02:14 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,268
S
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
S
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,268
Originally Posted by chopinetto
Originally Posted by BruceD
[i]Chopin doesn't belong with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt. His writing contains the pianistic ability of Liszt with the emotional depth of the other three. He exists alone at the top.


Yes... and I challenge ANYONE to refute this................................

Symphonies? Operas? String quarters?


Login name is a tribute to Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
Sweelinck #3027203 09/20/20 03:37 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 10,231
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 10,231
Originally Posted by Sweelinck
Originally Posted by chopinetto
Originally Posted by BruceD
[i]Chopin doesn't belong with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt. His writing contains the pianistic ability of Liszt with the emotional depth of the other three. He exists alone at the top.


Yes... and I challenge ANYONE to refute this................................

Symphonies? Operas? String quartets?
Other chamber works? Small and large scale choral works? Lieder? And the list goes on...........


Mason and Hamlin BB - 91640
Kawai K-500 Upright
Kawai CA-65 Digital
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027208 09/20/20 03:47 PM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 4,516
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 4,516
Originally Posted by chopinetto
Bach, Mozart and Beethoven are not greater. Sorry.

They are.

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027216 09/20/20 04:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 13,803
B
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
B
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 13,803
Of course they are right.


"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027254 09/20/20 05:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 6,941
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 6,941
Lord have mercy lol. Just enjoy them all

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027300 09/20/20 08:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,268
S
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
S
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,268
If Chopin's greatness arises from his propelling keyboard technique and composition forward, then we would have to consider Buxtehude to have been as great of a composer. That is more a suggestion that Buxtehude is underrated than Chopin is overrated.

But we can rest assured that Chopin did not choose to compose his preludes in every major and minor key as a tribute to Bach because he considered Bach to be an inferior composer.


Login name is a tribute to Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027340 09/21/20 02:57 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 105
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 105
If there was only one composer I could listen to for the rest of eternity, it would be he!

His Ballades, Nocturnes and Preludes are already on endless repeat, with a bit of Rach, Scriabin and Saint-Saens sprinkled in.

Last edited by leemeadowcroft; 09/21/20 02:57 AM.
Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027388 09/21/20 08:39 AM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 161
D
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
D
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 161
False.

Bach is superior in every way. Sorry.

Re: Chopin is the greatest of all time
chopinetto #3027473 09/21/20 12:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,268
S
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
S
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,268
Chronologically, I think my top 8 are:

Bach
Handel
Mozart
Beethoven
Schubert
Mendelssohn
Brahms
Stravinsky


Login name is a tribute to Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Karsten Collection
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Our October 2020 Free Piano Newsletter is Here!
---------------------
3,000,000+!
------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Key Linkage, instead of Key Pivot ?
by Charles Cohen - 10/24/20 09:02 PM
Thumping sound from keys
by MsTwinkle - 10/24/20 06:48 PM
Korg D1 fault
by MrButcher - 10/24/20 04:41 PM
Counting sixteenth notes
by Prestzie - 10/24/20 02:09 PM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics202,387
Posts3,016,853
Members99,010
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2020 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4