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Composer Cagematch!: Barber vs. Ives

Hmmm. Well, yeah, I guess I see where you’re coming from. As a Gilbert and Sullivan loyalist, I’m not sure I’d come from the same direction, but I understand why you selected Puccini over Sullivan in the last match. I get it.

Now let’s hop across the pond for an All-American match, because in this corner, his adagios are the slowest! It’s

SAAAAAAAAMUUUUUUELLLLLLLLLL BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER

And in this corner, he hasn’t gone to meet his fate quite yet! It’s

CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVES

I have harbored an irrational love of Ives ever since my college History of Western Music class, when he made a pianist yodel. His pieces really capture the culture of the time, no? But then again, Barber’s Adagio for Strings is legendary, and I loved his Knoxville: Summer of 1915 in concert more than the requiem it prefaced.

Well, patriot? Whaddya say?

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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.

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