with all these polls about hip-replacement-hop and alkaline earth metals, i feel a bit left out, and i think nick and john do, too... this poll may've been done before, but probably not in a while.
so these are the standard general divisions... they obviously all overlap... but you probably know whether you like beethoven's early/classical stuff or later/romantic works more... feel free to ask for clarifications, if you need any. Medieval
- from the beginnings of codified liturgical music to around 1400.Renaissance
- 1887-1925 - by far the least significant movement of these, but i didn't really want to include it under either Romantic and 20th Century music, as it happened to bridge the two... and there might be someone just crazy enough to vote for it, too, who knows. "20th Century music"
is a meaningless term stylistically and pretty inadequate because it includes so many developments, but breaking it down into more concrete movements seemed too much within the context of such a general poll... feel free to specify which aspects of 20th century music appeal to you most (or least).
~you can vote for 2 options, and rank the rest of them in your post, if you want.
~you can also post who your favorite composers are from each period, what you like/dislike about each period, why you find it interesting, and whatever else. post examples, too!
PS: don't forget that we have a classical subforum to consult for composers/periods/compositions/etc.