Something missing indeed
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Something missing indeed

ROH and the Verfremdungseffekt “There’s something missing,” sang Kurt Streit as Jimmy McIntyre in the Royal Opera House presentation of Bert Brecht and Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny. He was right. What was missing was any acknowledgment of what differentiates this work from the run-of-the-mill productions we usually see on the … Continue reading

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Classical Hour – Benjamin Britten centenary special

Broadcast June 17, 2013 Hello – and welcome, wanderers! The opening excerpt from Benjamin Britten‘s Midsummer Night’s Dream, ushers in this Classical Hour, on BCB 106.6FM. As we’re halfway through the centenary celebrations of Britten’s birth, I’m devoting my Modern Masterpieces show to a few extracts from his considerable body of work, with a couple … Continue reading