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  • "Bordeaux, 1999: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=x7MV GQoKw58" - Lady Abbado
  • "Manou have you been to the Boheme? wondered what you thought." - Resistopiu
  • "Happy 83rd birthday to Pauline Oliveros, who in 1965 gave us “Bye Bye..." - m. croche
  • "If you’re sorry voting for the Pubie Awards is over, you could consider..." - Cicciabella
  • "Osipova is injured/out for the the time being. She had a bad fall in her Giselle..." - Poison Ivy
  • "too bad Osipova withdrew from this production; she was originally scheduled to..." - parpignol
  • "Happy 61st birthday, Marco Tutino! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=LKqu lNghsm0" - m. croche
  • "That strikes me as a very reductive – and not terribly useful – way of..." - m. croche

C’est la guerre, mais ce n’est pas magnifique

“If war is hell, then Soldier Songs should rank somewhere around ‘purgatory.’ David T. Little’s hourlong opera, which made its NYC debut Sunday, takes a serious and exciting idea—the experiences of ordinary soldiers before, during and after combat—and reduces it to a mishmash of verbal and musical clichés.” [New York Post]

2 comments

  • Henry Holland says:

    But neither text nor music has anything remotely interesting to communicate about the experience of war — not even “what is it good for?”

    Hahahaha, I’m sure the ghosts of Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong would approve of that sentence.

  • killthewabbit says:

    Glad to see you got this one squarely in the crosshairs. At least one of the other local critics seems to be too busy exchanging high fives with the composer and company on Facebook to issue sound judgement.