A Classical Music Blog by TIM MANGAN
Review: There’s ‘Classical Style’ and substance in opera premiere in Ojai. Los Angeles Register, June 16, 2014.
photo: Timothy Norris
classical music, reviews
Jeremy Denk, Ojai Music Festival, opera, Steven Stucky
June 16, 2014
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Did I hear right that Denk’s libretto defines classical music as “Music so beautiful it needs to be explained”? Like that …
There are many good jokes in the libretto. I can’t remember if that one is in the libretto, or if it was something Denk said, but I think it’s in the libretto. The composers get a hold of a NY Times article on the death of classical music at one point, and read from it verbatim. Of course, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven don’t even know what “classical music” is.
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