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