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What is your favorite type of concerto?

1. Piano
10
63%
2. Violin
4
25%
3. Guitar
1
6%
4. Flute
0
No votes
5. Clarinet
1
6%
6. Oboe
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 16

What is your favorite type of concerto?

Postby Catmando » Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:51 am

Vote for your favorite concerto type!
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Postby navneeth » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:22 pm

It will take me a few months for me to take part in this poll. I've probably heard LVB's piano (4,5) a couple of times, and I love Bach' violin concertos. I might have heard other types (Oboe by Mozart, once maybe). So can't really decide given this little exposure.
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Postby barfle » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:22 pm

Hmmm, you left off "Brandenburg."
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Postby kwyjibo » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:50 pm

Ahem! Horn concertos :wink:
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Postby owl » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:47 pm

I would click on "Cello" if I could...
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Postby Catmando » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:51 pm

Owl,

Welcome to the board fellow Canadian!

Hmmm, I thought I had put a cello option. I did have an option for "Other", which seems to have disappeared. :(

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Postby owl » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:05 pm

Thanks for the Welcome. I thought you needed some support from up north!
The "Other" category should be quite interesting. I once heard (live) a concerto for double bass. It was the funniest thing to watch the realtively short soloist climbing up and down his instrument. But it was great.
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Postby barfle » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:22 pm

Hi, owl.

I have a passing familiarity with the area around Francois Lake, Burns Lake, and Vanderhoof.

Is that far enough north to be in your territory?
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Postby owl » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:22 am

Hi Barfle!
That's exactly my territory! I live south of Francois Lake on the "Southside". Look it up: http://www.southsidebc.com
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Postby barfle » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:48 am

I spent the summer of 1965 (the year I graduated from high school) on a hay farm/cattle ranch about ten miles west of the post office and general store that made Francois Lake an address. There was a ferry to South Bank, but when you're putting up hay for those BC winters, you're not doing any sightseeing.

When I was there, the telephones were hand crank, so the fact that there's Internet access there shows me just how far things have come. I wonder if I would recognize anything. The road from Burns Lake was dirt, and from your link, it appears that it might be paved.

My dad and some of his friends thought they could get rich by buying defunct farms and hiring the farmer who went out of business to run the place. In hindsight, I can see the problems with that plan.

I made an attempt to get back there in the 1980s, but my boss, just to prove he was the boss, didn't approve my vacatin time, so that didn't pan out the way I had hoped. We were going to take the train from Vancouver to Prince George, bus to Prince Rupert, then BC Ferry back to Vancouver. Ah, well, maybe another time.
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Postby DavidS » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:44 pm

That's a real toughie for me:
I'm nuts about Haydn's Cello Concerto no 2, Dvořák's Cello and Violin Concerti, Sibelius's and Bruch's Violin Concerti, Haydn's and Hummel's Trumpet Concerti, Beethoven's Violin Comcerto and all his Piano Concerti, all of Mozart's Piano Concerti - in particular nos 21 and 25, Chopin's Piano Concerto no 1, Tschaikovsky's Piano Concerto no 1 and his Violin Concerto, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no 2, Grieg's Piano Concerto, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Paganini's Violin Concerto no 2 (La Campanella), Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, Ravel's, Gershwin's and Bernstein's concerti ....
Decisions, decisions...
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Postby DavidS » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:02 pm

Envy me!

Look what I'm hearing over the Internet from BBC Radio 3!

Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

Falla: 3 dances from The Three Cornered Hat
Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez
Bizet: Carmen suite no.2
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
Falla: Nights in the Garden of Spain

Craig Ogden (guitar)
Artur Pizarro (piano)

Heaven!!!
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Postby DavidS » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:29 pm

DavidS wrote:That's a real toughie for me:
I'm nuts about Haydn's Cello Concerto no 2, Dvořák's Cello and Violin Concerti, Sibelius's and Bruch's Violin Concerti, Haydn's and Hummel's Trumpet Concerti, Beethoven's Violin Concerto and all his Piano Concerti, all of Mozart's Violin, Horn and Piano Concerti - in particular nos 21 and 25, Weber's Clarinet Concerto, Chopin's Piano Concerto no 1, Tschaikovsky's Piano Concerto no 1 and his Violin Concerto, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no 2, Grieg's Piano Concerto, Mendelssohn's Violin and Piano Concerti, Paganini's Violin Concerto no 2 (La Campanella), Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, Ravel's, Gershwin's and Bernstein's concerti ....
Decisions, decisions...

And how could I possibly have forgotten Brahms' Violin and Piano Concerti???? And Edouard Lalo's "Spanish Symphony", which is really a violin concerto? And Schumann's and Liszt's Piano Concerti?
And lots more besides...
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:26 pm

kwyjibo wrote:Ahem! Horn concertos :wink:

Oh yes! Horns.
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Postby bignaf » Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:04 pm

all these horny people...
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Postby GreatCarouser » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:01 pm

My personal preference is the ones where all the notes are performed correctly.... :roll:
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Postby GreatCarouser » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:02 pm

My personal preference is the ones where all the notes are performed correctly.... :roll:
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Postby Shapley » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:47 am

I had to pick my second favourite type of concerto, since 'bagpipe' was not an option. :cry:
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Postby Catmando » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:51 am

I should have included more choices such as bagpipes, accordion, harmonica, brown jug. Or the spoons perhaps? :lol: A spoon concerto! :shock:
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Postby Shapley » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:19 am

Yes! Shame on you for forgetting such classic instruments as steel guitar, dobro, autoharp, ukelele, one-string guitar, and washboard. :D I think the poll represents a clear bias towards certain, shall we say, elitist instruments. :roll:

ANd what about the panflute? Zamfir would be rolling over in his grave if he were, in fact, dead. :shock:
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