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Composer Cagematch! Round 2: Bartok vs. Schoenberg

Well, that was scarcely a contest.

Which is not to say Rimsky-Korsakov should feel bad; at least he wasn’t a one-vote wonder. But PIOTR! ILYICH! Tchaikovsky took that round pretty handily. He may now dance himself back to the locker room and await his next opponent.

Now, please welcome some of the twentieth century’s finest, because in this corner, his scathing review was too much for Shostakovich! It’s

BEEEEEEEEEELAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAARTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

And in this corner, he invented the game, and Berg never stood a chance! It’s

ARRRRRRRRNOOOOOOOOOOLD SCHOOOOOOOOOENBEEEEEEEEERG

Well, what’ll it be? Ethnomusicology FTW again? Or will Schoenberg be transfigured once more?

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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.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “Composer Cagematch! Round 2: Bartok vs. Schoenberg

  1. I have to believe Berg’s poll numbers suffer from sharing the same name as the former governor of California.

    Posted by Terry | December 9, 2011, 1:27 pm

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