Chart of your favourite pieces?

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Smudger5150
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Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by Smudger5150 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:53 pm

Hi all,

I'm probably going to get vilified for this crass idea but I thought it might be fun to compile a chart of all the delcampers' favourite pieces. Well, it would be those who participate - a bit like a survey. I did a search and didn't see anything quite like this...

But my idea is that we'd all submit a top 10 and then I'd periodically produce the 'current' chart. My idea is to give a number or score to each person's choice and add them up over all the top 10s entered to get an overall position.
E.g.
My 'current' top 10 is:-
1.Antonio Ruiz Pipo - Danza No 1
2 Falla: La Vida breve
3 Albeniz_Asturias/Leyenda
4 Domeniconi – Koyunbaba
5 Bustamente – Misionera (arr. Morel)
6 Sains de la Maza – campanas del alba
7 Sagreras– El colibri
8 Ryan - Benga beat
9 Maxwell-Davies - Farewell to Stromness
10 Bach: Prelude In D Minor BWV 999

so my no 1, Danza, would get 10pts and no 2, La Vida breve would get 9 pts etc.

and then the next person's would be taken into consideration and so and so forth. Hopefully pretty straightforward.

So if you good people are interested in this bit of fun then let me know your top 10. If few are interested then I'm sure it will languish in the abyss of unpopular threads with few replies :(

I could have gone with a top 20 or 100 but I thought 10 was manageable for most people.

By the way, I have many pieces bubbling under that might have made the list on another day:-
e.g.
Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, K 380 (L 23)
Narvaez - Diferencias Sobre Conde Claros
Roland Dyens - Fuoco (Libra Sonatine)
Satie – Gymnopedies #3 Lento
York - Suburst
Sanz - Canarios
Barrios – Le Catedral
Albeniz - Sevilla
Koshkin - Usher waltz Op 29
Einaudi - Le Onde/Questa Notte
Tansman: Sonatine - 3. Vif
Krouse: Variations On A Moldavian Hora
Tarrega – Adelita
Canova Da Milano: La Compagna
Fantasia (Alonso Mudarra)
Paganini: Caprice 24
...
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Re: Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by cedartop » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:17 am

Would these be pieces you want to listen to or pieces you want to learn?
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Re: Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by Smudger5150 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:31 am

Pieces you want to listen to. Or rather, ones you like to listen to.

Although for me, I want to play all my favourites anyway unless they're going to take too much time to learn (see Benga Beat - for me as an amateur that might take far too long to coordinate all the different techniques Ryan has stuffed into the piece!).
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Re: Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by Tomzooki » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:57 pm

1- Bach’s Chaconne
2- Domeniconi’s Koyunbaba
3- Barrios Choro da Saudade
4- Rodrigo’s Invocation and Danse
5- Mertz’s Variations Mignones (played by Pavel Steidl)
6- Brouwer’s El Decameron Negro
7- Mertz/Schubert Standchen as I heard played in concert by Marcin Dylla
8- Barrios’s Un sueno en la Floresta
9- Coste’s Valse Favorite as played bu Bigitte Zaczek
10- Villa-Lobos’s Valsa Choro
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Re: Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by Kevin Cowen » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:42 pm

My favourite pieces change from day to day.
Perhaps I've a short attention span.
Can't help. Sorry.

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Re: Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by Vlasic1 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:41 pm

I really like, and have been listening to a lot recently, Sagreras book 6 number 20. The parallel major section really fits in s well.

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Re: Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by Smudger5150 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:45 am

Vlasic1 wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:41 pm
I really like, and have been listening to a lot recently, Sagreras book 6 number 20. The parallel major section really fits in s well.
Well I know there are some nice pieces by Sagreras but your reply isn't a top 10 so I can't use it in the chart I'm afraid unless you're saying that this is your one and only favourite track of all time and you don't like any others.
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Re: Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by Smudger5150 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:48 am

Kevin Cowen wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:42 pm
My favourite pieces change from day to day.
Perhaps I've a short attention span.
Can't help. Sorry.
No problem, your prerogative and all that. I was wondering about letting people re-submit their top10s just in case it changes. The chart could be updated periodically on that basis. But apart from a short attention span, as you say, I theorise that you just like a lot of music.
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Re: Chart of your favourite pieces?

Post by Smudger5150 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:56 am

And after 2 top 10 entries, it's official, Koyunbaba is the number 1 in the delcamp chart!

So just to further clarify the idea, the following chart gives an idea of how it would get updated from new top 10 entries:-

1 Domeniconi’s Koyunbaba
2 Antonio Ruiz Pipo - Danza No 1 / Bach’s Chaconne
3 Falla: La Vida breve
4 Albeniz_Asturias/Leyenda / Barrios Choro da Saudade
5 Rodrigo’s Invocation and Danse
6 Bustamente – Misionera (arr. Morel) / Mertz’s Variations Mignones (played by Pavel Steidl)
7 Brouwer’s El Decameron Negro / Sains de la Maza – campanas del alba
8 Mertz/Schubert Standchen as I heard played in concert by Marcin Dylla / Sagreras– El colibri
9 Barrios’s Un sueno en la Floresta / Ryan - Benga beat
10 Coste’s Valse Favorite as played bu Bigitte Zaczek / Maxwell-Davies - Farewell to Stromness
11 Bach: Prelude In D Minor BWV 999 / Villa-Lobos’s Valsa Choro

I'd thought the Chaconne would pop up and some point so there's no surprise to see it enter and number 2 seeing as it's Tomzooki's top piece
Because it's early days, there are quite a few ties such as Danza no 1 and Chaconne at number 2 and Asturias ad Choro de Saudade at number 4.
There would no doubt be less of these when and if more people submit their entries.
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