Geez, guys, you really had me worried there for a bit. For awhile it looked like Sibelius might win against Grieg, people, Grieg, and that’s just wrong, okay? But it all turned out right! After trailing for a bit, Team Edvard ended up taking down Team Jean by a decisive if not excessive margin. Which is how it SHOULD be.
And now for the juiciest match up yet! Because in this corner, going quite mad, it’s
And in this corner, definitely NOT having an affair with anybody‘s wife…
wait for it… wait for it…
Not that I mean to suggest any kind of interesting May-December thing went on between Clara Schumann and Brahms. There’s no reason why I would even bring it up. I mean, he only lived with them for a time. And Wikipedia only describes their relationship as “emotionally passionate.” Which is perfectly innocent at the core. Clearly.
What were we talking about again? Oh, right, this is the bit where I mention some great accomplishments of the two composers in question. Let’s see… Carnaval. Faust. “Rhenish” symphony. Or, The Academic Festival Overture. Hungarian Dances. The iconic Lullaby.
This is the most Team Jennifer/Team Angelina matchup yet — shiz just got serious!
* I chose this picture because it makes Schumann look vaguely like the guy who played Mr. Collins in the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice.
** Updated to add that I am starting to feel that this photo, by contrast, makes Brahms look kinda like Jesse Spencer from House. I might be going nuts.