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Composer Cagematch! Round 3: Verdi vs. Gershwin

Well. No one can say that wasn’t definitive.

In a contest that probably surprised precisely no one including those that voted for the other guy, Stravinsky took the first match of round 3 away from Bartok. Not that there wasn’t a lot of love for Bela! There was! Just not… y’know… enough. Whereas practically everyone on earth seems to be doodling “Mrs. Igor Stravinsky” in their notebook during study hall (do the kids still have study hall?), his vague rat-face notwithstanding. (Sorry, Igor, but I’m sure you know what you look like; and anyway, you WON, so chillax.) (Do the kids still say chillax?)

Hopefully this one will give you a bit more pause. Wait for it…

Wait for iiiiiiiiit…*

………….. In this corner, he CAN Handel it! It’s


And in this corner, he gave Chopin the chop! It’s


USA vs Italia, people!

UPDATE! I have exciting news! This CC! just got more interesting, because our own medalist of Violar Mr. Stephen P. Brown (Can Moo. Can You?) is offering one lucky winner 20% off the online viewing fee of the Tapestry Tampa Bay concert on March 23! All you need to do to win is comment on this post with the reasoning behind your vote (those who have already commented are automatically entered). One name will be selected at random as the winner, who will be announced along with the weekly viola joke on March 22. Ready? COMMENT!

* This can be a HIMYM reference OR a Psych reference. Dos deuces!

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.


12 thoughts on “Composer Cagematch! Round 3: Verdi vs. Gershwin

  1. Ooh – these are getting TOUGH 🙂

    Posted by Stephen P Brown (@Stephen_P_Brown) | March 13, 2012, 8:45 am
  2. Porgy and Bess doesn’t stand a chance against Rigoletto!

    Posted by Chris McGovern | March 13, 2012, 9:18 am
  3. Otello vs. Porgy and Bess…Hmmmm… Otello.

    Posted by Mark J. | March 13, 2012, 9:27 am
  4. A black main character … a disabled hero … a work surrounded by controversy … could be any of the above.

    Posted by Tom Sharpe | March 14, 2012, 6:28 pm
  5. Jenn, it’s more a HIMYM reference if you put it in the middle of a word like “legen — Wait for it….– dairy!”

    V — Wait for it…– airdy!

    Posted by Chris McGovern | March 14, 2012, 6:37 pm


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