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Alex Ross
Music critic of The New Yorker, author of The Rest Is Noise and Listen to This, husband of the director of Gayby.
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Alex Ross 5h
Another coup for Alan Gilbert, who, beyond renovating the NY Phil rep, has done a superb job of filling vacancies
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Alex Ross 5h
The is already sending me out to duct-tape people to their chairs and force them to listen to Xenakis.
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Alex Ross 6h
Yes! The working title for my ten-bars-of-the-Ring piece, and, for now, the first words of my Cather chapter
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Alex Ross 6h
In homage to Willa Cather, whose gloriously overconfident college-age criticism I've been reading. "Ah! Bernhardt..." etc.
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Alex Ross 6h
A maximally succinct definition of the critic's rôle, from : "I’m not here to do your homework for you."
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Alex Ross 7h
I'm hoping at some point to publish an essay collection with the title AGAMEMNON IS LISTENING
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Alex Ross 7h
Also: the C major / E-flat minor collision is a reference to the moment of Tristan's death.
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Alex Ross 7h
Then you might enjoy the Richard Strauss condensed version:
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Alex Ross 8h
Wagner, Tristan und Isolde
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Alex Ross 8h
Corporations are people too, people who do not care.
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Alex Ross 10h
I'm reminded of Hans Fantel's 1989 article about his father and the Mahler Ninth:
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Alex Ross 10h
A beautiful, haunting story from , about her grandfather listening to Wagner in Buchenwald:
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Alex Ross May 4
Ethan led me to Lambert some years back. More Wagner fun:
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Alex Ross May 4
Coming up short, aside from Night @ Opera. Perhaps the imagination of disaster is running ahead of reality.
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Alex Ross May 4
Szell, too. But I was speaking of the present, and esp. of film conductors tapping the stand *in performance*
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Alex Ross May 4
I have not. Sigh.
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Alex Ross May 4
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Alex Ross May 4
Here we go again, another cartoonish Hollywood villain accompanied by opera. Oh wait...
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Alex Ross May 4
Dear Hollywood: for God's sake, stop it with the conductors tapping batons on music stands. Only middle-school band directors do this.
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Carl Rosman May 4
. For me the stick tap is the classical music equivalent of the Inappropriate Gavel
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