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Composer Cagematch! Round 2: Copland vs. Britten

Whew! That one was a real nail biter. And I’ll tell you the truth — I paired Stravinsky against Debussy thinking, hey, no one’s going to get much of a foothold against Igor, but Debussy will probably manage to garner a few votes so it won’t be a boring sweep.

Well. It was not a boring sweep.

At first it all proceeded as I expected — Debussy had some followers, but Stravinsky had over twice as many votes. But somehow — and I think a Twitter plea may have had something to do with it — Debussy inched up. And then overtook his competitor. And he was winning by one when I tweeted a last call for votes.

When I closed the poll, Stravinsky had taken back the single vote lead. Photo finish! Well done, Team Igor. Go back to the locker room and drink some water; I’ll call you back for round three.

This week, it’s time to party like it’s metaphorically 1779, because in this corner, he made Dvorak a Bohemian dissonance! It’s


And in this corner, he knocked down Holst like he was Pluto!* It’s


It’s like a Boston Tea Party for you MP3 player!

* Ironically enough.

** I can’t remember — did I already mention Britten’s resemblance to Rowan Atkinson?


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.


4 thoughts on “Composer Cagematch! Round 2: Copland vs. Britten

  1. no fair – Britten wins by a landslide just for his operas alone.
    Copland fails the weigh-in He’s in a different weight class altogether.

    Copland = Welterweight for Rodeo and Fanfare for the Common Man
    Britten = light heavyweight for Budd, Grimes and Lucretia.

    Posted by Classical Music Broadcast | November 7, 2011, 9:07 am


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