Posts Tagged ‘albert babbling on’

CLONE CHRISTINE GOERKE!

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

by Albert Innaurato (Christine Goerke congratulated by Birgit Nilsson after winning her competition) Buttons that should be made from the Met’s Die Frau ohne Schatten: CLONE Christine Goerke. ANNE SCHWANEWILMS FOR ACT THREE. FIRE VLADIMIR JUROWSKI. I thought he rushed through in a business like if technically able way, missing the high romanticism, the “nuss”, which is […]

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ON UNSELFCONSCIOUS STUPIDITY, LOVING MUSIC BY HATING IT

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

by Albert Innaurato On Saturday evening, YannickNezet-Seguin conducted The Philadelphia Orchestra in a stunning, almost unbelievably thrilling account of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, written for the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1941. It seemed the most modern and challenging work on a program containing two world premieres.  Yannick (as he introduces himself to audiences) had an amazing grasp […]

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TO DIE FOR: THE MUSIC ONE CHOOSES AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

by Albert Innaurato I visited my doctor yesterday. He looks like Santa Claus. He eyed me and said, “Yo!” (he’s from South Philly), “No trick or treats. You’re a fatty.” I thought of Luke 4:23, where The Nazarene is mocked, “Physician, heal thyself” (Cura te ipsum as the nuns used to scream at us after […]

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NORMA ABNORMAL

Monday, October 21st, 2013

by Albert Innaurato I went to Bellini’s Norma at the Met on Friday. I was late to the party, Sondra Radvanovsky’s Norma has been praised as a throwback to greatness by many of the easily enraged hard core  – and some of these people have been seeing international performers of this huge role for 60 and more years! But just […]

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Who Am I? Is This the Asylum?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

by Albert Innaurato Well, Alberto (that’s me) does babble on a lot. And that reminded me of a little known Rossini Opera, Ciro in Babilonia. Poor Ciro does have his problems, though talking too much isn’t one of them (on the other hand, in my case, …). It’s one of the happy/sad realities of a troubled time […]

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