Greatest Symphonies of All Timeplmilligan1968
The Contenders: Page 4
I think the first movement is the best thing ever written in music. Perfection. - Alex151
For me, it is the best Beethoven symphony
I had one conductor compare the last movement to Fate, which I think is a perfect description. The entire symphony is great though. I am always moved to tears by final repetition of the theme at the end of the last movement and the those last pizzicato notes at the end that mirror the end of the first movement always gives me chills.
So passionate and full of loud brass. This is so so so beautiful to play and to listen to, especially with the heart-wrenching melodies!V 1 Comment
This symphony is strangely enough still one of the most underrated symphonies.
Chilling from beginning to end, but not without the greatest courage and. Five movements set to poems centered on the evil of antisemitism, cultimating in the first movememt, which in my opinion is the scariest music ever written, and one of DSCH's greatest works, hindered by Soviet authority's great efforts to censor it and stop performances alltogether.V 1 Comment
This should be # 1. The finale will inspire
One of the best Symphonies ever written
My favorite of all Medelssohn's symphonies. A truly inspired work, loaded with all sorts of emotion.
The most innovative, creative, emotional, musical genius the world has known!
Stunning beginning to end. One of the best finales I've ever heard.
This is not a symphonyV 1 Comment
Once heard, cannot forget, the vigorous opening and closing movements, and the most memorable slow movement.
The only symphony that Beethoven would have recognized as attaining true spiritual knowledge.
The sheer intellectual achievement quite apart from the majesty and beauty must place this amongst the greatest symphonies ever written To place Dvorak's charming but lightweight symphony in the top 10 is ridiculous. And number I should clearly be the "Eroica". So there!
A wonder of versatility and harmonic playfulness!
I guess it is Haydn's best symphony. Simply outstanding!
Incredibly beautiful, relatively unknown symphony, should be performed more often!
This is not a symphony
Having just come back to classical music, this is the symphony which has got me excited. I just love all six movements. Thank you Mr. Mahler!
The final few moments in the finale of Symphony No. 3 are the most triumphant moments in music that I've ever had the pleasure of listening (Save for Nessun Dorma). - higgsboson2142
So much of Mahler seems to be taken from this gem. Specifically the 2nd symphony. Anyhow, a phenomenal neglected work. And by the way, he didn't commit suicide. He died of tuberculosis in 1884 in an insane asylum.
Great genius who tragically committed suicide on a train after receiving negative criticism from Brahms. Mahler called him the "founder of the modern symphony".
Hans Rott and Gustav Mahler were both students of Anton Bruckner.
Unbelievable that this masterful symphony was written at the age of 19 as a graduation piece from Leningrad Conservatory
Its precision and elegance allied to its cumulative power has very few equals in the literature (perhaps only Haydn).
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Top Remixes (10)
2. Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 - Dmitri Shostakovich
3. Symphony No. 1 in D Major - Gustav Mahler
2. Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 - Jean Sibelius
3. Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony
2. Brahms Symphony No. 4
3. Dvorak's 9th (New World) Symphony
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