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April 15, 2004
Hall of Fame 2004
The best of classical music [via
19 years ago
This kind of chart always includes some questionable results (this one, I would guess, probably makes more sense to regular Classic FM listeners). Interesting, though - one or two of these I haven't even
of - who on earth is J. Ungar, up there at no. 18?
The main links' broken now. New
If the Rach no. 2 wins, I don't want to know the rest of the story.
It does. I've never heard it though. Can you elaborate?
Full-blown pianistic Romanticism. Not my thing at all, I'm afraid, I find it over-ornamented and over-emotional. Or just over-egged.
I wonder where goetter is?
I first couldn't get into the site, and wasn't deeply motivated to try again once you mentioned the Rocky 2nd. Man, I hates me some Rachmaninoff. Kind of quaint to see all the Elgar and Vaughan Williams in the list. How patriotic of them. No Bartok, no Ives. A single Monteverdi and a single Tallis (!?) the sole representatives of the Renaissance. Very little chamber music. I presume that they mean the Ravel orchestrations of all the Mussorgsky. Plegmund, I'd never heard of Ungar, either. Apparently (go
!) the piece in question got picked up on a soundtrack, which I suppose made folks request it more. Ditto the Howard Shore thingy. And somebody's theme for
. Plenty of treacle here. I'm too tired to be properly snide. It's been a long day. G'night, y'all.
A bit startled by the inclusion of Scott Joplin as a classical composer. But if that's the case -- Wot I want to know is where is
, a ragtime composer whose work I admire more than Joplin's.