I was chatting to the composer Helmut Lachenmann, prior to our gig on Sunday night, and in the course of discussing his impressions of Pierre Boulez he came up with the best anagram I have heard for any leading composer:
Pierre Boulez = Berlioz Puree
One reason this is so telling is that Boulez is very fond of using food metaphors. Maybe because he is one.
Whatever, feel free to contribute your own composer anagram in the space below.
Here’s a few more to get you thinking:
Seduce Busy Lad (easy)
Bach Snored Longer (cool)
A nominal oboist (oblique)
Plan a Coda, Ron (painful)
Halmut’s Grave (yeah, he couldn’t spell Helmut)
This just in from Thomas Z Shepard): Sondheim = hedonism