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Composer Cagematch!: You’re Not Going to Like It

It happened again!

Shostakovich was winning. So much was he winning, a Twitter follower who will remain nameless (nohewon’tERIC) declared it to be a fruitless battle and almost didn’t vote for Bartok. Who ended up winning by one point. Hmmm….

Anyway. I’m sensing some voter fatigue out there. Don’t worry, guys, this is your last match in the first round; next time it’ll be winner against winner! In the meantime, allow me to present to you: A Match You Won’t Like. They do not match at all. They are two composers I wanted wanted to feature, and I couldn’t think of a workable match for my love Schubert. Besides, we really need some cultural diversity up in here — do you have any idea how many Russians and Germans are advancing to round two? So suck it up, because in this corner, shhhh! Don’t mention the carnival! It’s


And in this corner, shhh — don’t mention the circus! It’s


I know. I know. They don’t match. Shut up. I like them, and they are from somewhere that isn’t Russia OR Germany. And they wrote some really good music, okay? Have you ever listened to Gayane? How about the Organ Symphony? Just shut up and vote so we can take this baby to round two, would you?

* Ha… girl’s name.

** Kal Penn in forty years? Anyone? No? Just me?


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.


6 thoughts on “Composer Cagematch!: You’re Not Going to Like It

  1. You know, it’s funny, I could swear that in a early book on composers that I had many years ago they listed Saint-Saens as “Charles Camille Saint-Saens”. Perhaps they threw the Charles on there to cover for the Camille for that very reason, Jenn!

    And yes, Katch does look like Kal Penn. He also looks like Ben Stein without glasses.

    Posted by Chris McGovern | October 4, 2011, 9:11 am


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