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The Short Version: Mencken's Number One

Posted at 1:32 PM on February 14, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

We've been asking you to weigh in on your top 10 composers (find the polling place at classicalmpr.org, open till Friday afternoon). If the redoubtable writer and critic (and music lover) H.L. Mencken hadn't lived and died in a staunchly analog age, he would have logged on and let us know (with trenchant notes) what he thought.

I can't presume to report how Mencken would have voted numbers 10 to 2, but he gave strong hints about #1.

Here's the Short Version: