Well, I’m sure we’re all shocked.
Yes, Tchaikovsky did have a solid lead there for awhile. Yes, Brahms did get a vote. But was there any real doubt as to who would come to the ultimate ring?
I’m not going to offer an opinion here; longtime readers know exactly where I stand, anyway. Regardless, remember the purpose of the Composer Cagematch!, make like the lead in a chick flick, and choose the man who has your heart, not your head (and if you have to kiss the monitor, fine; just don’t tell me about it, ya weirdo).
So. It is down to you, and it is down to me. Because in this corner, he wouldn’t let Tchaikovsky escape from the seraglio! It’s
WOLFGANG! AMADEUS! MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAART
And in this corner, there are many princes, and none of them are Brahms! It’s
LUUUUUUUUUUDWIIIIIIIIG VAAAAAAAAAN BEEEEEEEEEEEEETHOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEN
Choose wisely, young one. The fate of the universe hangs in the balance.