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View Poll Results: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver?
Beethoven's 9th Symphony 10 35.71%
Beatles: Revolver 14 50.00%
Beatles, but I would have chosen a different album 3 10.71%
None of the above 1 3.57%
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

...The poll about Beethoven's 9th vs Revolution 9 got me thinking...
...What if we took these two giants of their respective musical worlds, who had similar profound and lasting influences on those worlds, and put two of their arguably greatest works against each other?...
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Beatles, but would have picked The White Album. Though for Beethoven I would have picked Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:06 AM   #3
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Revolver. As much as I respect Beethoven's talent and profound influence on music, classical music just does not connect on a sub-conscious, emotional level with me like rock music does. I have only a cognitive/cerebral appreciation for classical music, if that makes any sense.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Revolver.

I love classical music, possibly even more than classic rock, but I simply do not care for this particular composition.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

say what you want about any one of the beatles albums having any influence, but if i had to listen to either id choose the 9th every day. it is audible perfection
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Beethoven, easily.

There is nothing that the Beatles did that is better than Beethoven's 9th.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:50 PM   #7
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Not even close against any of the Beatles albums, Beethoven's 9th Symphony. The guy was completely deaf when he wrote the 9th.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:02 PM   #8
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Revolver though that is not favourite Beatles album, I'm not not much of a classical buff, I do have a Mozart album tooked away somewhere
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:10 PM   #9
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Although I listen to Revolver more, I have to admit Beethoven's 9th is the more substantial work. I mean, it's been beloved and continuously performed for almost 200 years.
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Beatles, but I would have chosen a different album.
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

ROLLover beethoven.Just kidding he was a freaking genious and theres no comparation
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

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Revolver. As much as I respect Beethoven's talent and profound influence on music, classical music just does not connect on a sub-conscious, emotional level with me like rock music does. I have only a cognitive/cerebral appreciation for classical music, if that makes any sense.
That makes complete sense and I think I'm on the same page. For me, music without interpersonal context would scarcely be worth listening to. We don't even get to listen to recordings of Beethoven's actual work, we don't get to hear a symphony that Beethoven conducted himself or what it sounded like when he sat down at a piano. All we have is verbatim cover versions. I love classical music for solo piano and solo strings but I wouldn't choose any classical piece over any of my top 200 rock albums. Now, if Beethoven was a man today, creating those same piano pieces in the interpersonal and intellectual context which means anything to me, he could be among my favorite artists. Context defines what the music means, music in a vaccuum has no worth in my eyes.
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

This is a little too weird for me. I'm not going to vote.

Revolver is actually one of my lesser preferences among Beatles albums (believe it or not), and there are several Beethoven symphonies I prefer to the 9th. (3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th are all bigger favorites with me).
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Beethoven's 9th Symphony
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:25 PM   #15
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Hm I guess the Beatles. If you had picked a different Symphony(2,3,4,6,7) and maybe an earlier Beatle album I would have taken Beethoven.

I listen to more rock but classical has a special feeling too. Maybe too many trips to Carnegie Hall and the MET (opera).
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

I voted "none of the above". Revolver is my favorite Beatles album. I do not consider it the equal of Beethoven's 9th, but the 7th is my all-time favorite piece of music.

You win if you listen to any Beatles OR Beethoven.
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

Beethoven is cool, nothing but total respect for Beethoven and classical music in general.

Not suprising, but I'm picking Revolver....

because it's my thing.

Or ANY other Beatles album.

Heck, I'd seriously take classical music over grunge, rap, hip-hop, reggae and disco.
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Re: Poll: Beethoven's 9th or Beatles Revolver

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Revolver. As much as I respect Beethoven's talent and profound influence on music, classical music just does not connect on a sub-conscious, emotional level with me like rock music does. I have only a cognitive/cerebral appreciation for classical music, if that makes any sense.
If all I had was a cerebral appreciation for classical music, I wouldn't listen to it at all. Especially someone like Beethoven. I mean, his best compositions are blood, tears and snot all over the room. Bach's Brandenberg Concertos and much of Haydn and people like that I can say are more an intellectual pursuit, but Beethoven's a rock star.
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