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Which is your favorite String Instrument?

Poll ended at Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:05 am

Violin
3
33%
Viola
1
11%
Violincello
3
33%
Double Bass
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
Trumpet! (Strings are for losers, brass instruments rule! :twisted:)
2
22%
 
Total votes : 9

Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:00 pm

Here is how everyone did based on score alone (matching not considered):

Marye 21.80
Shapley 21.20
bignaf 20.40
dai bread 20.00
TrumpetMaster 18.40
Serenity 17.30
Catmando 16.70
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:00 pm

And here is how everyone did based on accuracy (matching not considered):

Marye 90.0%
Shapley 90.0%
bignaf 78.0%
TrumpetMaster 76.7%
dai bread 70.0%
Serenity 65.0%
Catmando 56.0%
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:01 pm

Full Results

Top Ten String Pieces

43 Barber- Adagio for Strings
29 Schubert- String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"
26 Tchaikovsky- Serenade for Strings
18 Beethoven- String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131
18 Beethoven- String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132 'Hellinger Dankesaang'
17 Beethoven- Große Fuge
11 Dvorak- String Quarte No. 12, Op. 96 "American"
10 Mozart- Serenade for Strings in G "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
10 Beethoven- String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130
09 Beethoven- String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 'Harp'
09 Tchaikovsky- String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11
09 Paganini- Cantabile, Op. 17
08 Beethoven- String Quartet No. 1, Op. 18
08 Borodin- String Quartet in D
08 Crumb- String Quartet "Black Angels"
08 Saint-Saëns- String Quartet No. 2 in G, Op. 153
08 Schubert- Quintet in A, Op. 114 "Trout"
08 Schubert- String Quartet No. 15 in G
07 Schubert- String Quartet No. 13, D. 804 "Rosamunde"
07 Boccherini- String Quintet in C, Op. 30
07 Shostakovich- String Quartet No. 8 in Cm
06 Beethoven- String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127
06 Brahms- String Quartet No. 2
06 Dvorak- Serenade for Strings in E
06 Schubert- Quartet No. 10, Op. 125
05 Mendelssohn- Octet for Strings, Op. 20
05 Brahms- Sextet No. 1 in Bb
05 Brahms- String Sextet No. 2
05 Debussy- String Quartet in Gm, Op. 10
05 Mozart- String Quartet No. 20 in D, "Hoffmeister"
05 Schubert- String Quintet in C, D. 956
05 Vivaldi- Concerto in D for Lute and Strings
04 Beethoven- String Quarte No. 11 in Fm, "Serioso"
04 Brahms- Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36
04 Dvorak- String Sextet in A, Op. 48
04 Paganini- 24 Caprices for solo violin
04 Schumann- String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41/3
03 Bach- Partita in Dm for solo violin
03 Brahms- String Quartet No. 1, Op. 51/1
03 Mozart- String Quartet No. 14 in G
03 Mozart- String Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465 "Dissonance"
03 Pachelbel- Canon & Gigue in D for Strings
02 Bach- Air on the G String
02 Haydn- String Quartets Op. 33, No. 29-34 "Russian Quartets"
02 Mendelssohn- String Quartet in Fm, Op. 80
02 Schickele- String Quartet No. 5 "A Year in the Country"
02 Vaugh Williams- Partita for Double String Orchestra
01 Haydn- Emperor Quaretet, Op. 76
01 Rossini- String Sonata No. 3
01 Tchaikovsky- Souvenir de Florence in D
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:01 pm

Thank you everyone that submitted a list this time around. I hope you find the results as fun as I do. Hope to see everyone again on the next Top Ten thread, topic courtesy of bignaf. :)
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Postby hal 9000 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:01 pm

Topic Compilation Thus Far

The topics in italics are ones that have been done before but enough time has passed that they probably can be revisited now.

The topics in bold are topics that have been used and probably need to sit for awhile. They are presented here only for reference, PLEASE DO NOT NOMINATE THESE TOPICS, THEY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

The rest are unused topic ideas.

Top Ten...
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...Non-Beethoven Symphonies (hal9000)
...Symphonies (hal9000)
...String Pieces (Shapley)
...Operas (hal9000, with some help from friends :D )
...Modern Composers (bignaf)
...Ballets (Lliam)
...Conductors (bignaf/BenG)
...Orchestras (TrumpetMaster)
...Concert Soloists (Bones)
...Overtures/Tone Poems (TrumpetMaster)
...Composers (hal9000)
...Overrated/Overplayed Works (originally BenG)
...Beethoven (Saxy Buff)
...Chamber Works (shostakovich)
...Concertos (hal9000)
...Underheard (BenG)
...Top Ten Topics (hal9000)
...Waltzes (lioness)
...American Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...American works (Angie)
...Musicals (OperaTenor)
...Film Scores (hal9000)
...Best Uses of Classical Music in Film (hal9000)
...Arias (hal9000)
...Opera Performers (OperaTenor)
...Uses of Folk music in Classical (Angie)
...Fanfares (NateBrei)
...Romantic Era Compositions (Super Sean)
...Cello Concertos (TrumpetMaster)
...Cello Pieces (lioness)
...Bach (hal9000)
...Russian Compositions (lioness/TrumpetMaster)
...Sacred Music (dai bread)
...Adagios (lioness)
...Allegro movements (lioness)
...Art Songs (OperaTenor)
...Baroque (Angie/OperaTenor)
...Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Bones)
...Best Finishes (BenG)
...Best Melody/Theme (Bones)
...British works (Angie)
...Choirs (Angie)
...Chorale Pieces (piqaboo)
...Commercial Jingles (Selma in Sandy Eggo)
...Crowd Pleasers (Super Sean)
...Film Composers (hal9000)
...Guitar Pieces (lioness)
...Handel (Bones)
...Haydn (Bones)
...Instrumental Cadenzas (OperaTenor)
...Instruments (BenG/Super Sean)
...Italian Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...Lieder (piqaboo)
...Mahler (lioness)
...Masses (OperaTenor)
...Movie Themes (OperaTenor)
...Mozart (hal9000)
...Music Centers of the World (hal9000)
...Musical Legends (intriguing stories, fact or fiction)(hal9000)
...National Anthems (Selma)
...Opera Choruses (OperaTenor)
...Oratorios (OperaTenor)
...Organ Music (ks organist)
...Pianists (BenG)
...Piano Concertos (BenG)
...Piano Pieces (hal9000)
...Piano Rags (OperaTenor/Super Sean)
...Piano Sonatas (Super Sean)
...Renaissance Composers (TrumpetMaster)
...Requiems (OperaTenor)
...Russian Composers (lioness)
...Schumann (Super Sean)
...Soldiers Songs (dai bread)
...Sorrowful Works(not to be confused w/ the Overrated topic :p )(hal9000)
...Spooky Scores (NateBrei)
...Stravinsky (lioness)
...Symphonic Movements (subcategory topic)(hal9000)
...Traditional/Anonymous Works (Selma in Sandy Eggo)
...Trumpet Concertos (TrumpetMaster)
...Uplifting Music Passages (hal9000)
...Variations (shostakovich)
...Venues (barfle)
...Violin Concertos (lioness)
...Violin Sonatas (Angie)
...Vocal Cadenzas (OperaTenor)
...Vocalists (hal9000)
...Works for Piano and Orchestra (OperaTenor)
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Postby Catmando » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:20 pm

Congratulations Naf! :)

I noticed we have 3 of the same Beethoven string quartets in our Top 10.

There were so many string works that I wanted to include, but they either didn't come to mind, or they were just below the Top 10.

Honorable mentions for Bach's Cello Suites (my favorite # 5).

Also, I didn't even consider Mozart's Serenade for Strings :shock:
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Postby bignaf » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:05 pm

I'm not too ashamed of winning this one, because I did it with only 5 matches. I'm thinking of topic.
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Postby bignaf » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:07 pm

ok, top ten arias.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:25 am

I hate to nit-pick, but isn't the Trout a piano-quintet? Or are we grouping piano under 'strings'?
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Postby navneeth » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:28 am

bignaf wrote:ok, top ten arias.

I know what barfle's top-ten will not contain? :rofl:
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Postby Catmando » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:01 am

bignaf wrote:ok, top ten arias.


This will be a "music appreciation" class for me. :)

I don't have enough knowledge with opera yet, or arias. My only experience are with Mozart opera excerpts, including the "Queen of the Night" aria. :) That's the "Revenge" aria, right?
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Postby dai bread » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:51 pm

navneeth wrote:I hate to nit-pick, but isn't the Trout a piano-quintet? Or are we grouping piano under 'strings'?


I put the "Trout" in because a) I like it very much; b) it's got a fabulous piano variation in the "Trout" movement, and c) I wasn't too concerned about the impurity because the piano is something of a universal instrument and in any case, it does have strings!
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Postby barfle » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:32 pm

My favorite area is 59. :rolleyes:
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Postby barfle » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:33 pm

Sorry, ahreeyah, not ayreeyah. :dunce:
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