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Okay fine. I collect classical recordings. What of it?

Since this is my first ever blog post, we’ll keep things (mostly) simple.  My name’s Travis and I’m addicted to music.  One of my favorite ways to experience music (other than live performance, of course) is through the use of recordings.  768 more words


2012 Wagner 518080 Control Spray Max HVLP Sprayer

It took me a while to find the best paint sprayer available because I own a boat and I want to be able to give it the best paint… 362 more words

A Parsifal in three acts

Yesterday, Easter Saturday, I got to see the Royal Opera House production of Wagner’s Parsifal.  It was broadcast live to many locations of December 18th last year but hasn’t been seen in Toronto until now.  820 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

A bit of Bach and some Wagner

This month instead of traveling JP and I decided to stay close to home and see some shows in town.  Our first item this month was seeing Bach’s Johannes Passion at the Berliner Dom on the 5th, and last night we saw Wagner’s Parsifal with the Staatsoper! 505 more words


Good Friday Music

From Act 3 of Parsifal, Wagner’s rewriting of Christianity for Wagnerians, the Karfreitagzauber:

The concert piece is performed without the vocal line, but in the staging of the opera this is the music to which Parsifal is anointed by Gurnemanz, his feet are washed by Kundry, who then dries them with her hair, and Parsifal baptizes Kundry. 281 more words

The Curse of the Ring

Warning: this is not my standard history post, but since the Royals are here, and since I’ve spent too long in doctors’ waiting rooms this week reading rubbish, and since this celebrates my 200th post since I began blogging, I’m indulging in nonsense instead. 652 more words

Personal And Self-indulgent

The Met's recent Parsifal

NYT Review: here is the full production in three parts.