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Composer Cagematch!: Grieg vs. Sibelius

Ouch. I mean… ouch.

Team Nikolai pretty much creamed Team Modest, practically from the beginning. No back and forth, no nothing. I don’t even know what to say about it, except perhaps that you guys don’t seem to be very tolerant of those who dissipate their talents with alcohol. I’ll thank you to remember that when Mozart shows up.

So, Rimsky-Korsakov into the winners pile, Mussourgsky into the losers. Now let’s head even further north to ferret out some of the few Scandinavians anyone’s heard of. (I kid, I kid. Mostly.) You know the boys I mean.

In this corner, he once studied with a man whose name really was Ole Bull! It’s

EDVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD GRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEG

And in this corner, he vants to be alone! It’s

JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAN SIBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELIUSSSSSSSSSSSS

On the one hand, Peer Gynt. The piano concerto. On the other hand, Finlandia. The violin concerto. But then, let us not discount the fact the Edvard is rockin’ the Einstein moptop. Of course, that’s a pretty sweet bouffant, Jean.

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About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.

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