Posts Tagged ‘Gluck’

Christopher Hogwood

Sunday, December 1st, 1996

CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD has stopped conducting in the tradi­tional “stuffed shirt” tails and white tie; he now wears a black silk shirt. It gives him the air of an artist — or a monk. The Maestro’s new clothes are a metaphor for his approach to music: not a dusty, life­less tradi­tion, but some­thing authentic, full of meaning, and alive.

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Mark Morris/Orfeo

Thursday, April 11th, 1996

It begins with a fune­real chorus in the antique style, with cornetto and trom­bones. And then Orpheus comes in, lamenting his lost love, and sings one single word. Eury­dice. He sings it three times. He doesn’t say much, but he says every­thing he needs to say, and the third time he sings it, it sends chills up your spine.””

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Robert Wilson’s Vision

Thursday, January 17th, 1991

ROBERT WILSON’S VISION is struc­tured like a journey — a journey that moves from morning to night — from white to black — from the past to the future — from birth to death. A journey that has no begin­ning and no end, but all takes place in a time­less, endless present.

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