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Diverging rails

Diverging rails

A recent interview to Franz Welser-Möst got me thinking about Karl Böhm and how much a certain approach can affect the end result of a production.

The rape of Opera

The rape of Opera

The recent production of Guillame Tell at ROH staged a rape scene. Does it help the opera or does it take away from the music?

Latin flavours

Latin flavours

Latin composers don’t make it often in concert programming, but they’re influence has been everything but insignificant for other composers around the world.

On singers’ size

On singers’ size

An open letter to the critics of the London Times, who are targeting singers for their appearances

Is structure mandatory?

Is structure mandatory?

Some say it’s essential to have a structure before you start writing anything. I don’t quite share that opinion, at least not completely.

A structure can be very useful, but also very constraining.

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