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Composer Cagematch! Round 2: Stravinsky vs. Debussy

Let’s just say Saint-Saens beasted my boy Khachaturian and leave it at that, shall we?

And that does it. Sixteen rounds we’ve had. Sixteen winners. I bet they’re feeling pretty proud of themselves. I bit they’re throwing confetti made of bits of discarded sheet music and tossing back the Verdi.

Well, they’d best watch out. IT’S TIME FOR ROUND 2.

And so in this corner, he cracked open the egg containing Prokofiev’s soul!* It’s


And in this corner, he goosed Ravel! It’s


Which do you choose — the innovator or the innovator? Le Sacre du Printemps or Le Mer? The French guy or the guy who liked to hang out in France?

* What do you mean, you don’t get it? Fine. Here.


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.


5 thoughts on “Composer Cagematch! Round 2: Stravinsky vs. Debussy

  1. Team Igor, hands-down. I hate to say this, but there really aren’t any composers that I “hate”, I just like some better than others. Debussy and Stravinsky both pushed boundaries, but can Debussy claim to have started a riot? 🙂 I’d be proud to have that on my resume.

    Posted by Chris McGovern | October 18, 2011, 10:46 am
  2. I’m with Chris on this one

    Posted by Classical Music Broadcast | October 28, 2011, 7:11 am


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