25 Oct 2019

The Works Limerick Competition: 20th Century Composers

From The Works, 11:00 am on 25 October 2019
Philip Glass

Philip Glass Photo: CC by 2.0

This week's winner:

A minimalist composer called Glass
A minimalist composer called Glass         
A minimalist composer
Called Glass        
A minimalist composer called Glass

Martin Purdy

 

 

Alexander Scriabin in 1903

Alexander Scriabin in 1903 Photo: Public Domain

Highly Commended:

Scriabin was quite synesthetic. 
Stravinsky's main works were balletic     
    That great epicurean 
    Arum Khachaturian    
Wrote music both grand and poetic

Martin Dew

 

 

Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg Photo: Man Ray [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia

Of tonality, Schoenberg was bored
Thought his new system was the way forw'd
Modern music would be
Composed serially
Now, years later, he's largely ignored.

Paula Weir