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Alex Ross
Music critic of The New Yorker, author of The Rest Is Noise and Listen to This. Blog:
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Alex Ross 1h
"In the decades to come, one can hope that many of the Trump Administration’s mistakes—on tax policy, say, or trade—will be rectified. But the destruction of the country’s last unspoiled places is a loss that can never be reversed."
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Alex Ross 1h
"Of course I intend to change my jacket this evening before the fish-and-goose soirée."
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Alex Ross 6h
This is true. The Awl, which will close down at the end of the month, will be greatly missed. The Old, Fun Internet is well and truly dead.
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Derrick Everett 10h
Replying to @wagners_ring
This was probably the original concept of Valkyries. Over time it developed to include other roles: not only did they escort dead warriors to Valhalla but they also waited on tables and cleaned the dishes for the "einherjar". Here we see Valkyries serving complimentary drinks:
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Alex Ross 11h
"...des Ringes Herr als des Ringes Knecht..."
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Alex Ross Jan 15
A Helena Tulve moment:
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Alex Ross Jan 15
Replying to @NatalieBrender
Fascinating, I didn't know this! Tannhäuser was a favorite target of pop persiflage, from Clément Doucet to Donald Lambert.
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Alex Ross Jan 15
Replying to @alexrossmusic
I refer to this classic formulation: "If we could build robots to compose music, hell, we could also build robots to listen to it for us as well."
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Alex Ross Jan 15
To vary 's excellent line about AI music: why not create an audience of holograms as well, so we can all stay home?
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Alex Ross Jan 15
Replying to @wagners_ring
Ah yes, the Goethe citation makes sense! But I'd noticed this from Sachs, on Charles V's entry into Nürnberg: :...seyner mayestat zu ehren / Zu rüsten lassen zu einer zier / Mit grosser unkost auff welsch monier / Zehen gar köstlich triumph-bogen."
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Alex Ross Jan 15
Replying to @wagners_ring
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Alex Ross Jan 15
Replying to @wagners_ring
Perhaps the most problematic one is "wälsch" in Meistersinger.
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Alex Ross Jan 15
"Madamina" is just "locker-room talk."
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Alex Ross Jan 15
He's just an irrepressible, boisterous fellow, that Don G.
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Alex Ross Jan 14
Replying to @GregMcConeghy
Yes, Korngold arranged a mini-Ring that was eventually edited down to four minutes. He appeared in the guise of Hans Richter in that sequence, which was filmed at the Festspielhaus.
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Alex Ross Jan 14
Replying to @alexrossmusic
The still from the hilariously bad film Magic Fire shows Liszt visiting Wagner in debtor's prison, an event that did not occur, because Wagner was never in debtor's prison.
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Alex Ross Jan 14
Very thoughtful 50th-birthday presents from my friend Andrew Kaplan (who received 's Music After the Fall after reaching the same ambiguous milestone).
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Alex Ross Jan 14
An excellent topic! addressed it in 2010:
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Alex Ross Jan 14
Replying to @alexrossmusic
This is a one-day feature, since I have no other Winter Olympics facts to offer.
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Alex Ross Jan 14
Winter Olympics fact of the day: champion freestyle skier met his boyfriend after watching my husband 's movie Gayby. Go Gus! 🏅
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