Mystery score

Mystery score

Friday, August 15, 2008

"Wrenching and Gravely Beautiful"

Anthony Tommasini reviews La passion de Simone.

2 comments:

Henry Holland said...

There is not much uplift, though, in the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s wrenching and gravely beautiful “Passion de Simone,”

Wonderful, I hate uplift.

“La Passion de Simone” may be the most despairing of the three. It is unremittingly bleak

Perfect.

I can't wait for this at Disney Hall in January, though until Mr. Salonen raises his baton will I believe it's going to happen: it's been postponed twice already.

BTW Lisa, single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic go on sale next Sunday.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Since Upshaw is healthy, there's a staging, and it's been performed in NYC, I believe it'll happen!