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.
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?