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#1888562 04/29/12 08:44 PM
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What's your favorite genre of music?

Favorite composer?

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?

Most melancholy composition?

Current piece you are working on?

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?

What got you in involved in music?

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?








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What's your favorite genre of music?
Modern classical and Baroque

Favorite composer?
György Ligeti

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
Yes quite often

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?


Most melancholy composition?


Current piece you are working on?


Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
Not really to me.

What got you in involved in music?
I honestly can't remember it was do long ago!

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
Performing for others. smile


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What's your favorite genre of music?
Classical - pretty much everything from 1700 to present.

Favorite composer?
Brahms

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
Yes.

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
Brahms Op. 116#4

Most melancholy composition?
Schumann "Hor' ich das Liedchen klingen" (Op. 48#10)

Current piece you are working on?
Dutilleux Oboe Sonata
William Bolcom "Lilith"

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
Too many to mention.

What got you in involved in music?
Boredom.

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
Too many to mention.


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What's your favorite genre of music? Romantic

Favorite composer? Chopin

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music? No. I don't listen that much to music anyway. ha
I mostly check stuff out, and then I'm checking it out. And when I'm at concerts, I'm either just listening to what they're playing, or daydreaming. grin

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
Tie: Chopin's Barcarolle and his Nocturne in B major from Op. 62

Most melancholy composition? Slow mvt of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin & viola

Current piece you are working on? Lots, mostly Chopin

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason? Many, especially various of Chopin

What got you in involved in music? Too broad a question

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
Can't choose among many: When I saw that I could 'really play,' first time performing good stuff, first solo recital, first and only concerto.....oh OK, I got one: Being announced as finalist in amateur competition for 1st time, and being announced as semi-finalist at Cliburn for 1st time.


BTW, why are you asking?
Looks like a project. smile

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What's your favorite...
genre of music? Only genre: Classical...

The happiest moment in your music career/playing? There were two:

1. When I played the Bach D minor concerto with a string quartet and it went really well.

2. My last piano lesson when my teacher gave me a rare complement on my Liszt. He said he liked what I was trying to say with it and that my concept had connection and flow and was making sense. He also said it would be ready to perform this summer. (When I first started it, he wasn't sure I'd be able to play it well enough to perform so the complement meant a great deal.)



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@deborah: what piece by liszt?
@mark C: No, it's not a project, i'm curious what everyone else is interested in and what got them started

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@deborah: what piece by liszt?
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Sonetto 104.


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What's your favorite genre of music? If you mean genre as in classical/pop/jazz etc, then classical.
Favorite composer? Bach, Schubert, Brahms, Mahler and quite a few more.
Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music? Do you mean imagining I'm playing while listening to music? Generally no. I think I used to, when I was 14 or so.
Most beautiful composition in your opinion? Too many, too many. But some of the contenders might include Schubert D960, Strauss Four Last Songs, Mahler 3rd, Berg violin concerto.
Most melancholy composition? Mahler Das Lied von der Erde perhaps.
Current piece you are working on? This week it's: Granados Los Requiebros; songs (ie vocal works) by Manuel de Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, Turina.
Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason? Yes, many.
What got you in involved in music? Always hearing music in the home when I was a small child, a father who played piano, and a pile of music sitting there waiting to be explored.
The happiest moment in your music career/playing? My happiest moments haven't been doing well in competitions so much as just the joy of playing certain pieces of music. Whenever I get to perform Strauss Lieder with a good singer for example, I'm in heaven.


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What's your favorite genre of music?
I will just list a few of my favorite musicians.
Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Led Zeppelin, Glenn Miller.


Favorite composer?
Chopin & Debussy


Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
Yes and I also imagine that I'm playing for an audience while at the piano.

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
Clair de Lune (Debussy)

Most melancholy composition?
"Grande Valse Brillante" op.34 no.2 (Chopin)

Current piece you are working on?
Scherzo no.2 (Chopin)


Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
Polonaise "Heroic" (Chopin)
-This was the first major work that I ever heard by Chopin. It was also the turning point from Ragtime to Romantic music. This was an important time in my life.

What got you in involved in music?
I have always been a musician by heart. Singing the lyrics to whatever I knew since the age of 4. Took up drums at age 11 and piano at 14. Why? I was bound to.

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
The day my grand piano arrived.

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What's your favorite genre of music?
Don't have one any more

Favorite composer?
Too many to list

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
No

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
Cannot answer, far too many candidates

Most melancholy composition?
Still a large number. "Au Pays Devaste" would be near the top of the list

Current piece you are working on?
None

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
Yes, I like sentimentality

What got you in involved in music?
Listening to my father play the piano in my early childhood

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
Thousands. Music has never given me a single bad moment







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What's your favorite genre of music?
(survey says)
Classical

Favorite composer?
(survey says)
Franz Liszt

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
(survey says)
No

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
(survey says)
Un Sospiro

Most melancholy composition?
(survey says)
Un Sospiro

Current piece you are working on?
(survey says)
Too many to list

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
(survey says)
Waltz 64-2, Chopin

What got you in involved in music?
(survey says)
Radio


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What's your favorite genre of music?
Whichever I am playing or listening to at the moment.

Favorite composer?
Whichever I am playing or listening to at the moment.

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
No.

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
Whichever I am playing or listening to at the moment, usually.

Most melancholy composition?
I don't really rank and rate music all that much, but there are a few things so sad that I actually can't listen to them. Richter playing the slow movement of Schubert's last sonata is one. Another is the recording of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson singing her husband's (Peter Lieberson) Neruda songs shortly before her death, especially the song "My love, if I die and you don't." Which was just about to happen...

Current piece you are working on?
I work on/look at a different P&F from Bach's WTC each week - this week it is the A major from II. Clementi Gradus 1 and 3. Moscheles etude op. 70, no. 13 and Grande Etude de Concert op 126. Rachmaninoff E-T op. 33, the Eb minor and Eb major, plus the prelude op. 23, no. 6 (which is in that delicious stage where I know the notes well enough so that playing it can get quite free, almost improvisatory). Chopin Nocturne op. 9, no. 2. Liszt HR 11. Some etudes by Tagliapietra, Friedman, Persichetti, Bacewicz, and Toch. A group of esquisses by Koechlin. A Medtner skazka. Some of this stuff is there because I do a thing where I focus on a particular key each month and, besides doing exercises in that key, I explore pieces in it. This month was Eb. Come Tuesday, it will be Bb, and there will be a shift to some other pieces.

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
Yes. Quite a few, actually. But most of that stuff it too private to be talking about it here.

What got you in involved in music?
It was there.

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
Another ranking and rating exercise of the type I don't really do. But what the hey, here's a couple of happy moments:

- The moment when I was playing the first section of the slow movement of the Ravel concerto and I could feel that the whole audience was totally engaged with the music-making. It was like a wonderful and beautiful "we are all one" kind of mind-meld between Ravel, the audience, and me.

- The roar of the audience after a particularly electric performance of the Brahms G minor piano quartet (for which I was the lucky pianist) - they were yelling, screaming, whistling, and stamping their feet. It was wild, almost scary, but absolutely exhilarating. Music can sure stir people up sometimes. And I can see why some people can easily get addicted to what can happen on stage.


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What's your favorite genre of music?
Chamber music (esp with piano), choral music, orchestral music

Favorite composer?
Brahms & Schubert

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
Nope

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
Brahms: Nänie + Requiem, Schubert: String Quintet

Most melancholy composition?
Beethoven: String Quartet Op.131, Schubert: Winterreise, Brahms: Horn Trio

Current piece you are working on?
Brahms: Symphony No.4 for solo piano, 1st movement
Haydn: F minor variations

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody & the 2nd movement of Piano Quartet No.2

What got you in involved in music?
Meeting other musicians

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
Sharing Op.118/2 with numerous people for their first time


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What's your favorite genre of music?
Classical

Favorite composer?
Brahms

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head.....
No

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
The Adagio from Schubert's C major String Quintet

Most melancholy composition?
The Largo e mesto movement from Beethoven's opus 10 #3.
It slays me every time.

Current piece you are working on?
Schubert's d959 sonata, Bill Evans' Waltz for debby

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
Yes, of course....maybe about 10 or so for various reasons

What got you in involved in music?
I always thought that it was manifest (for lack of a better term).

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
A performance of Schubert's Impromptu in F minor,D935. My first after the symptoms resulting from a serious accident derailed me for a number of years. Never mind that my playing was still a little on the feeble side: I was walking on a cloud - almost giddy with happiness before, during and after...
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Originally Posted by JulianG123
What's your favorite genre of music?
Bach

Favorite composer?
Bach

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
No

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
Bach Any Fugue

Most melancholy composition?
Chopin Prelude in E minor

Current piece you are working on?
Bach

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
Chopin Prelude in E minor

What got you in involved in music?
Bach

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
Bach



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What's your favorite genre of music?
- classical, obviously, jazz and 70s rock

Favorite composer?
- I have SO many. But ultimate impulsively favourite is Rachmaninoff. Technically, it should be Beethoven.

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
-I don't understand the question?

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
- my opinion changes with each wave of new obsession. Right now, I'll go with Rachmaninoff 1st sonata.

Most melancholy composition?
- again, right now, I'll go with Medtner Sonata Reminiscenza. And a lot of Rachmaninoff. the g flat prelude op. 23 stands out in my mind.

Current piece you are working on?
- currently 1 solo recital program and 3 chamber concert programs.

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
- yes

What got you in involved in music?
- intuition and insanity

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
- when I found out I'll be studying with my current teacher. It meant so many things at once.



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What's your favorite genre of music?
No particular favourite.

Favorite composer?
if i had to choose it would be between Beethoven, Bach, brahms, Telemann and Vaughan Williams.

Do you give imaginary concerts in your head while listening to music?
No

Most beautiful composition in your opinion?
So many to list

Most melancholy composition?
Erm.Ennio Moricone Crisis from Legend of 1900. That's one amazing piece.

Current piece you are working on?
A Bach Fugue, Beethoven 109 (which i've been working on and off for years) and a busoni transcription of a Brahms Chorale prelude for organ.

Any pieces that are sentimental for any reason?
I can't think of any.

What got you in involved in music?
Probably my grandfather but i think i was simply drawn to it.

The happiest moment in your music career/playing?
Music is always a beautiful thing

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Originally Posted by Pogorelich.

What got you in involved in music?
- intuition and insanity


Perhaps a good explanation for love too. ha


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