Monday, November 20, 2006

Recent listening
So many poets who write libretti point to Auden's libretto for Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. I've been listening to it for weeks now, and what stands out is you can actually understand the words. There's so many nods to past opera things here -- the recitative with glockenspiel (I think). I have been showing Act I to Chris the Truthteller, who noticed -- and I think appreciated -- the dance sequence in The Summer King treatment. Operas of yore would have a dance section.


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