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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq.¬†writes: Adolphe William Bouguereau, “Orestes Pursued by the Furies,” 1862. An interesting quote: Bouguereau was the grand master of the French art establishment and set the bar for those painters who aspired to commercial success in the second half … Continue reading

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra: “Elektra”

Eddie Pensier writes: Possibly the key thing to know about Richard Strauss’ Elektra¬†is that this opera is LOUD. Delightfully, magnificently loud. How loud? Well, most Mozart operas are scored for 50-60 orchestra members, most Verdi calls for 70-80, and even … Continue reading

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