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The journey is the destination

The journey is the destination

The journey is the destination Franz Schubert and Wilhelm Müller’s Winterreise arguably stands at the pinnacle of the lieder recitalist’s oeuvre. When performed beautifully, this intimate and psychologically probing song cycle invokes awe for drawing so much out of a singer’s musicality and interpretive range. In its entirety, these 24 poems on unrequited love comprise a dramatic narrative that can evoke as much emotional depth and power as tragic opera. Winterreise has fortunately accumulated a ... Read More »

When off-off was on to something

When off-off was on to something

When off-off was on to something Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive. A sort of bliss. No one was sure where the musical form was going to go. Off-Off Broadway, they experimented in all directions. Heavier rock, lighter rock, no rock at all, no music at all, no lyrics at all, rock opera, ballad opera, folk opera. One experimenter was Al Carmines, minister of the Judson Memorial Baptist Church, a congregation at ... Read More »

“Real talent is a mystery”

“Real talent is a mystery”

“Real talent is a mystery” Born on this day in 1899 film director and producer George Cukor. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQc7Mc02OMI Born on this day in 1860 composer Gustav Mahler. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf5fM1i3MGQ Born on this day in 1911 composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kOqseElHqM On this day in 1956 Douglas Moore‘s The Ballad of Baby Doe premiered in Central City, Colorado. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWZHO3DP-18 Source: Music-2 “Real talent is a mystery” Read More »

No matter how hopeless

No matter how hopeless

No matter how hopeless Born on this day in 1930 comic actor, baritone and gay icon Jim Nabors. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZT8pXnPxHc On this day in 1917 Hans Pfitzner‘s Palestrina premiered in Munich. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AWgG7FXr-o Happy 87th birthday soprano Mimi Coertse. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duqk-Wt6N5w Source: Music-2 No matter how hopeless Read More »

“To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up”

“To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up”

“To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up” As I sat watching Washington National Opera’s predictably acceptable season-closing production of Tosca with a friend (following a dinner at which an evaluation of the recent, Camp-themed Met Gala and the essay that inspired it was the dominant topic of conversation), it dawned on me why I have never been truly gripped by this ubiquitous piece my “Musical Dramaturgy” professor in Bologna called the ... Read More »

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