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Sydney Symphony Orchestra: “Elektra”

Eddie Pensier writes: Possibly the key thing to know about Richard Strauss’ Elektra┬áis 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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Sophocles’s Literary Defense

Blowhard, Esq. writes: When he was 90, Sophocles was sued by his sons who argued their father was incapable of managing his financial affairs. They charged the playwright with “paranoia,” which was the ancient Greek equivalent of saying he had … Continue reading

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