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  • redbear: I can’t believe we forgot the birthday of Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 – 1773),... 11:59 AM
  • moi: She sounds a bit like Freni at 60 . 11:58 AM
  • alejandro: She looked so good in the blue dress. I almost let out a “YES GIRL!” when that stage... 11:58 AM
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  • sterlingkay: I really don’t hear that much difference between this recording and what I heard at last... 11:56 AM
  • alejandro: I just listened to Dima’s version and I think there’s something swallowed and... 11:54 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s another one: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kODk NiSWvRU But Markov wasn’t... 11:43 AM
  • alejandro: Thanks! I compared that with Markov’s 2009 performance on YouTube and I guess my ears may... 11:40 AM
  • gal: Hvorostovsky recordings of Robert’s aria are quite interesting I think. 11:33 AM
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Ass backwards

“If you think that elegant transitions like these are the crucial elements in the Ring — if you view Wagner’s cycle primarily as a series of logistical puzzles waiting to be solved with advanced technology — Ka might convince you, as it apparently did Mr. Gelb, that Mr. Lepage is the man for the job.  But if you care more about the cycle’s nuances — its characters and their relationships, its emotions, its philosophical complexities — then the idea of giving the reins to the creator of Ka, which is wholly devoid of all those complexities, is preposterous.” Zachary Woolfe went to Las Vegas and all we got was a thoughtful analysis of why Robert Lepage never was a good fit for the Ring.