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Verdi vs. Wagner - the good, the best, the incredible

Ah, the time-travel-telepathy portion of performing (also known as “what was the composer thinking / intending / feeling?). Was his nose itching when he wrote this aria? 35 more words

Classical Music

#MinnegeddonPartDeux? I certainly hope not...:-0

The world of classical music is reeling with the sudden death of Andrew Patner, renowned Chicago music critic http://slippedisc.com/2015/02/terrible-news-leading-classical-brodcaster-is-dead/

Ironically, it was this same man who took aim at me last summer in a thread on the SD blog, with, it seemed, Mr. 30 more words


The looks debate

Being of the fuller figure myself, I hesitate to enter the debate sparked by recent reviewers of the Glyndebourne Rosenkaverlier and their comments on Tara Erraught’s Oktavian.  745 more words


A message from another victim of abuse at a UK music school, calling for others to come forward

I received a message last week from another survivor of abuse in UK musical education, which has since been posted on the blog of Norman Lebrecht… 714 more words


Why Mahler, indeed?

I have just received my own copy of Norman Lebrecht’s classic book on Gustav Mahler, called “Why Mahler?”  I borrowed the book often from the library, but realized not long ago that my relationship with it had gone beyond the point of being able to hand it back.   737 more words

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