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It Ain’t Over Till

Earlier in the year, I read The Art of Noise by Alex Ross, the “classical” music critic for the New Yorker. His book is a chronicle of the evolution of western classical music in the 20th century and the various political, social, and artistic upheavals that influenced it. Ross emphasizes the key role that opera played in these developments; he writes at length about Strauss’ Salomé, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and Britten’s Peter Grimes. The book motivated me to make an effort to see more 20th century opera. Continue reading


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