- Boulez, sur Incises
- Birtwistle, Moth Requiem
- Stravinsky, Les Noces
H/T Boulezian for suggesting that Les Noces would go well with the other two!
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In old Vienna, composers reserved the delicate accompaniment of two violins and continuo for their most intimate sacred works.On the back:
Enjoy short masses by Mozart and Schubert and explore the roots of this tradition in the works of Bach and other Baroque composers.The card also has the dates, times, locations, prices, and soloist names. It's a really big card and I know there was room, somehow, for you to list the works you're performing. I care more about that than the soloist names.
The Met approached Goerne, who was in New York performing at Carnegie Hall, yesterday evening when the company’s artistic staff learned of Hampson’s withdrawal. Goerne sang a solo recital at Carnegie Hall and then considered the offer overnight before agreeing. He is currently en route to the Met where he will rehearse with Maestro James Levine and the company’s staff directors. In a serendipitous twist, Goerne attended morning’s dress rehearsal of Wozzeck as a guest, allowing him a chance to see the production in advance.This performance will be Goerne’s first time singing Wozzeck at the Met. He has given acclaimed performances in the role with other companies, including the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and the Vienna State Opera, with whom he sang the role last Friday evening in a concert staging at Carnegie Hall. The German baritone made his Met debut in 1998 as Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and reprised the role with the company in 2005. This season, he sings numerous roles at the Vienna State Opera, including the title role in a staged production of Wozzeck later this month, Kurwenal in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, and Amfortas in Wagner’s Parsifal.
Rosenthal’s convictions about the crime were so powerful that he was impervious to the details of what actually happened.And at the end of Lemann's article:
The real Kitty Genovese syndrome has to do with our susceptibility to narratives that echo our preconceptions and anxieties. So the lesson of the story isn’t that journalists should trust their gut, the way Abe Rosenthal did. Better to use your head.
But the most worrying thing at present is the reduction in freedom of expression that results from this bizarre climate of mass hysteria and free-for-all, line-toeing mudslinging, encouraged by the tabloids and a few bloggers who like high ratings. Such a climate has never happened before in my lifetime.A look at newspapers in the 19th century might be useful for a look at free-for-all mudslinging.