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Composer Cagematch! Round 2: Saint-Saens vs. Grieg

Have you been paying attention? If you have, you know that I’m leaving for WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!! tomorrow (the answer to your question is: this is my eleventh time). Two things can of course be taken for granted — I will a) be tweeting about my musical findings all throughout the trip (so follow me now!) and b) I’ll tell you all about it when I get back, which in this case will be on Tuesday, January 10.

But never you fear — I’m leaving you with a babysitter. Two, actually, because with the holidays out of the way [sad face goes here] we can return to our Composer Cagematches!

(Perhaps you are thinking, Jenn, whatever happened to the most recent match? To which I say: shhhhh. We don’t want to make Shostakovich feel worse than he already does and Bartok’s head is big enough. Okay? Okay.)

And so in this corner, he ain’t afraid of no Soviet Republic! It’s


And in this corner, he’s so literal about Herzwunden! It’s


So who would you like to see die — Ase or a swan?

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.


14 thoughts on “Composer Cagematch! Round 2: Saint-Saens vs. Grieg

  1. ‘Grieg didn’t write any symphonies’. Oh yes he did – the ‘forbidden’ C Minor Symphony. Check it out!

    Posted by Tom Sharpe | January 3, 2012, 8:24 am
  2. Jenn,
    Love them both, but I’m definitely more into Camille for the Organ Sym, Phaeton, the PIano and Violin Concertos and Samson et Delilah. He was also an archaeologist and a friend of Liszt’s.

    The swan died in Les Carnaval des Animaux?? I thought that was Swan Lake…

    Posted by Chris McGovern | January 3, 2012, 9:41 am
  3. Ah yes, I remember that! And I always forget it’s a dude!

    Posted by Chris McGovern | January 3, 2012, 10:59 am
  4. Grieg grieg grieg grieg … love him to bits.

    Posted by fireandair | January 3, 2012, 12:17 pm
  5. Reblogged this on The Glass and commented:
    People! I implore you to vote for Saint-Saens–The Frenchman is trailing the Norwegian. You can still get him to first place!! Please vote for Camille! Thanks!

    Posted by Chris McGovern | January 12, 2012, 8:26 pm


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