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Composer Cagematch!: Vaughan Williams vs. Hindemith

Well! That was interesting!

See, I thought you’d all be like, “ADAGIO FOR STRINGS!!!!” with a vengeance and Barber would skip off with the round, but indeed no – Ives crushed him. Maybe you all enjoy making pianists yodel as much as I do? Regardless, Ives advances!

And now we turn our attention to the next match, in which we shall straddle both sides of the Atlantic at once, because in this corner, he’ll beat you with five variants! It’s



And in this corner, oh, Susanna! It’s


I’m staying well out of this one, as I have a bias against one of the composers that is not entirely his fault. I shall say simply this: do not let the fact that Vaughan Williams is holding a cat sway you. Clearly that makes him a clever and wise man, but we’re judging music here.

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.


6 thoughts on “Composer Cagematch!: Vaughan Williams vs. Hindemith

  1. A no brainer. Hindemith is The Man and if I have to listen to RVW’s Lark Ascending one more time I will scream.

    Posted by Sheri | March 26, 2013, 8:35 am
  2. I would have been highly distraught if Hindemith hadn’t won this one – the cat notwithstanding.

    Posted by Sheri | April 9, 2013, 10:27 am


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