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Quote from: snyprrr on December 25, 2017, 11:04:34 AMI guess it's time to plow this field... looking at the Discography, there seems to be a couple of routes to go.1) Earth Dances/Panic 2) ECM Chamber Music, with Piano Trio ??3) NMC "Blackbird" CD ??4) Complete Piano Music ??All I have is the 'Pulse Shadows' Arditti disc, which, eh, I guess it's ok, but not my fav cup of tea. I feel HB is gonna be quite the noise-fest, am I right?HELPS!!!
Quote from: Mandryka on December 27, 2017, 12:43:59 PM.... I feel in my heart of hearts that his real masterpiece is The Mask of Orpheus, and you should dedicate 2018 to coming to terms with it, absorbing and imbibing its magnificence. ...
Quote from: Mandryka on December 28, 2017, 06:21:46 AMAnyone read this?
Quote from: Mandryka on December 27, 2017, 12:43:59 PMI think you should hear the trio. The thing I think you'd also possibly like from the chamber music has never been commercially released, it's called Silk House. Arditti play it and I can let you have recordings of concerts, two concerts in fact, when you enter the real world and learn to download. I feel in my heart of hearts that his real masterpiece is The Mask of Orpheus, and you should dedicate 2018 to coming to terms with it, absorbing and imbibing its magnificence. I saw Gawain in Covent Garden, it was really magical. I don't have a clue what it's about, something to do with cyclical time I think, but it was magic. The problem is that these sort of things have to be seen, they're dramas. And there's Punch and Judy - you NEED to hear Punch and Judy once before you die, it's so violent.
Quote from: Mandryka on October 16, 2019, 09:28:39 AMI trust you all have your tickets for the new production of The Mask of Orpheus at ENO in London, first performance on the 18th.
Quote from: DaveF on October 17, 2019, 11:18:43 AMI can't see that either Radio 3 will be broadcasting it, or that ENO Screen will be relaying it to cinemas anywhere. Oh well... enjoy it on my behalf
Quote from: Mandryka on October 17, 2019, 08:48:31 PMMy ticket is for the penultimate performance, mid November
Quote from: Biffo on October 25, 2019, 05:06:37 AM'amoebic dysentery'.
Quote from: Biffo on October 25, 2019, 05:06:37 AMThe review in i by David Nice (who also saw the 1986 production) describes the production as 'amoebic dysentery'. He is kinder about the performers.
Quote from: Mandryka on November 07, 2019, 12:31:59 PMCamp regietheate. Many in the audience in the stalls were dressed appropriately - like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This has clearly become a gay queer iconic opera. Very well conducted and sung. Complex busy staging, always eye-candy, outstandingly, viscerally, choreographed. I'm not sure that there's much illumination to be had by trying to decode the drama, any more than in late Mallarmé, the staging seemed to provide a suitably surreal, engaging, perplexing (in a good way) thing to look at as the music, and what glorious music!, rolled on. Too long, too much of a good thing.
QuoteLike Samuel Beckett, he mystified those who could not penetrate his works and delighted those who could.
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