Audio production by Todd “Mr. T” Hulslander, with a mean left hook from Dacia Clay and jabs by MusicLab intern, Daniel Webbon.

Music used in this episode includes:

– “Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)” by Bill Conti from the Rocky soundtrack

– “Lithium” by Nirvana from Nevermind

“Hypnotize” by the Notorious B.I.G. from Life After Death

– Overture from The Barber of Seville by Giachino Rossini

Sinfonia Veneziana: Allegro assai by Antonio Salieri

– Horn Call from Act 2 of Siegfried by Richard Wagner

– Music of Changes, Book 1 by John Cage

– Structures by Pierre Boulez

– Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven (played by Lang Lang)

– “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift from Red


Top Five Classical Rivalries

Courtney Love on Nirvana Reunion: ‘Dave Grohl is an A-hole’

Don’t Look Back in Anger: Why the Oasis/Blur feud mattered

Biggie and Tupac

Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise: Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge

Gioachino Rossini (Wikipedia)

Antonio Salieri (Wikipedia)

The Feud that Never Was

Mozart’s Requiem: The Real Story of Mozart, Salieri, and Amadeus

Antonio Salieri: Truth or Fiction

Franz Strauss (Wikipedia)

Franz Strauss (1822-1905)

Pierre Boulez/John Cage – Structures/Music for Piano

John Cage (Wikipedia)

Joyce – Music: Pierre Boulez

Quotes by/about Pierre Boulez

The Boulez-Cage Correspondence by Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Classical Music News: Sony buys pianist Lang Lang for million$

Exclusive: Lang Lang’s chief rival joins the label he snubbed

Maybe the rivalry got to him


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