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21c Liederabend, Night One, at the KitchenThe New York Times, April 9, 2011
An outstanding event, but not my favorite piece of writing. Deadlines, word counts and basic human frailties are a continual challenge, and you don't win them all.
Posted at 12:45 AM in Classical music, Live reviews, Opera, Postclassical | Permalink
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Maybe not your favorite piece of writing, but I've now re-read it a few times and am sitting here thinking, how do you do it? For every piece you mention, you have a particularized and nicely-stated line. Here's one I liked especially: "Russell Platt wrangled iconic poetry in 'Two Whitman Panels' with stately decorum and unruly chromatic lines." You definitely leave me wishing I could have heard what that sounded like live.
Susan Scheid |
April 12, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Among the many virtues of your review is candor -- it was a long concert (and for me the length detracted from its merit). I think it's a service that you bring to light Gregory Spears, an emerging composer who hasn't received much critical attention. I've presented his music at Crane Arts and reviewed two of his recent compositions. Here are links:
Jeffrey Edelstein |
April 13, 2011 at 04:03 PM
I think you got an awful lot of information and vivid description into a short review. Enjoyed it, particularly since I was writing about something else that night!
April 21, 2011 at 04:58 PM
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