All right, I think it’s time to get organized. One of our local classical stations, WCRB, is having an online poll to find Boston’s “Top 100 Classical Pieces of all time.” If you aren’t familiar with WCRB’s programming, I can sum it up by saying that the overwhelming favorites are probably “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and something by Albinoni. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but said poll might be a way to get some more interesting fare in through the back door—they’re going to broadcast the 100 top vote-getters next weekend. Time for some ballot-stuffing! In the interests of efficiency and not diluting the electoral voice of a generation, I propose drawing selections from the following list (which, apart from being limited to living American composers, has no real rhyme or reason, just stuff I would be tickled to hear as “Classics for Relaxation” programming):
You’ll need to enter a name, e-mail, and phone number, but considering how many actual dead people have cast ballots over the years in my home town of Chicago, that hardly seems an impediment to, well, gaming the system. Vote early, vote often!