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Monday, June 18, 2012

Sources of Madama Butterfly

Fascinating NY Times article by musicologist W. Anthony Sheppard about Chinese tunes (yes, Chinese) incorporated into Butterfly. Now I'd like to read his book, Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater.

1 comment:

Zwölftöner said...

"...but by the time we left I was embarked on an entirely unforeseen research project."

Dear Lord, don't I know the feeling.