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Favourite composer?

Started by Piratenerforsej, March 24, 2012, 08:42:50 PM

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Ennio Morricone and Johnny Greenwood are my favourite cinematic composers.

For video games it's Garry Schyman (I'm trying to learn this song at the moment - hard but very, very fun)

other than that, probably Alfred Schnittke (and here), Dmitri Shostakovich, Krzysztof Penderecki and John Tavener (not Taverner, he's the old one, haven't listened to much of his stuff)
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My Top Ten:

Lalo Schifrin
Bill Conti
Ennio Morricone
Bernard Herrmann
Elmer Bernstein
John Barry
James Horner
Max Steiner
Dmitri Tiomkin
Patrick Doyle

My Other Likes:

Nino Rota
Maurice Jarre
Michel Legrand
Leonard Bernstein

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Video games:

Yasunori Mitsuda for Chrono Cross

Nervous_Testpilot for Frozen Synapse

There are a few others, but those two are the first two that come to mind.

Movies: Mostly Hans Zimmer, but most of his songs are more or less the same. They're good IMO though.

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That's a really tough one for me. Probably the composers that I listen to the most these days are Thomas Tallis, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Particularly I love Renaissance choral music and Impressionist music. They're both very unique styles of music that invoke feelings that can't be found anywhere else.

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You all give me some new composers to listen to! That's awesome :D


Ryuichi Sakamoto
Philip Glass
Kronos Quartet
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I really love Michiru Yamane, who did the music for Castlevania: Sympathy of the night.

Also Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Umematsu worked magic for the music of chrono trigger on SNES. Still gives me shivers. :)
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As far as traditional classical music, Gustav Mahler is at the top of my list, as is Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Dvorak. The Dvorak cello concerto is beautiful enough to make me tear up.

Movie music: John Williams (of course), Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings), and James Horner (Star Trek II and Glory, among others mentioned here already)
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Interesting that no one so far has chosen any composers from the traditional classical lists. Here are a few of my faves,...

Undisputed masters all!

J. S. Bach
W.A. Mozart
L. van Beethoven
I. Stravinsky
B. Bartok
F. Poulenc
I. Xenakis
E. Varese
O. Messaien


Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PM
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Luxembourg trembles.


Quote from: Asmodean on April 23, 2012, 09:03:01 PM
What, no Wagner?

Well, not everyone can love Wagner, although I do treasure the Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd version!

You will find a decided lack of Romantic period stuff in my collection, esp late Romantic. My preferences, though not absolute, run through Baroque, Classical, and then misteriously skip over the Romantics like a stone over turbulent water, and then through the 20th century from beginning to end.


Ah! Well, being an utterly mad and somewhat evil academic, Ritt der Walküren is a must on my like-list.  :D
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PM
In Asmo's grey lump,
wrath and dark clouds gather force.
Luxembourg trembles.


Sibelius (we so need to make Finlandia the national anthem. Vårt land is good enough I suppose, but....)

Jean Sibelius - Finlandia
Jean Sibelius - The Swan of Tuonela

And of course Mozart, Beethoven, Händel, Vivaldi, Bach, Zimmer, etc.

And pretty much anyone who composes the musics for Two Steps from Hell, Epic Score, Pfeifer Broz. Music and Audiomachine  ;D

And indeed, the Ride of the Valkyries is a must....well I am a bit mad, and I love war history. I think that compensates for being evil...almost... :P Oh, and O Fortuna is another!
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Quote from: Asmodean on April 24, 2012, 06:27:44 AM
Ah! Well, being an utterly mad and somewhat evil academic, Ritt der Walküren is a must on my like-list.  :D

Now madness and evil I can understand! Brings to mind the Wagner-Hitler connection (admittedly indirect)