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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.