Articles tagged 'Puccini'
It is fascinating to see which composers and performers felt it necessary to enhance the Baroque master, and which were content to simply orchestrate.
In 1908 Mahler (48) made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Jan. 1), wrote Das Lied von der Erde, and premiered his Seventh in Prague (Sep. 19).
To say Aldo Clementi uses canons, is like saying Wagner wrote operas or that Beethoven was good at variations.
Chief among fresh discoveries is an opera the Met last produced in 1936. La Rondine (1917, rev. 1920) is a work of Puccini’s maturity, roughly contemporary with Il Tabarro whose librettist, Giuseppe Adami, it also shares.
…the editor suggested that instead of reviewing a new acquisition, I write something about CD’s I have known and loved. I agreed to the proposal and hence the list below.