Friday, November 07, 2014
This week I am listening to Curlew River (English Opera Group/Britten, Pears, Shirley-Quirk, etc. natch) in preparation for seeing and reviewing it in a week; I am also reading the Noh play Sumidagawa, on which the Britten is based. Also revisiting a couple of the monuments of 19th c. chamber music. The Vogt, Faust, Tetzlaff, Eberle, Weinmeister performance of the Brahms piano quintet is very, very good.