Mystery score

Mystery score

Friday, April 20, 2012

Here's One Documentary I'll Have to See

The Curse of the Gothic Symphony:



H/T Alex Ross for the link. And aren't you happy to live in a world where you can hear three competing recordings of the thing? Links are to MDT:



2 comments:

Brian said...

I once heard Salonen tell an anecdote about this work in LA where he recounted being repeatedly accosted by someone who is an apparently well funded zealous supporter of the piece in an effort to get EPS to conduct it somewhere. Salonen laughed it off as nonsense, but I wonder if it isn't the same person behind this unusual documentary though I have no way of knowing

Lisa Hirsch said...

Huh. I wonder!

The Aussie performance, of which I was unaware until the last few days, evidently predates last year's Proms performance. Hasn't the thing gotten about four or five performances total, ever?