Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Schoenberg and Rossini double bill?

Commenting on my recent article Britten's musical mind map Henry Holland said: What on earth is a "choreographed production"? It's hard to credit, but Von Heute auf Morgan is a comedy and should be paired with Die Gluckliche Hand and the great Ewartung (the whole evening would be less than 1 1/2 hours of music). Pliable, was the Curlew River (production shot above) filmed by chance?

The director of Curlew River Frederic Wake-Walker has replied: Pliable, yes, we are in the process of producing a DVD. Exact details of how to get hold of it will be posted on our website soon. A choreographed production means getting the singers to dance. I think a whole evening of Schoenberg might scare quite a few people off. I'd like to pair one of those Schoenbergs with a one-act Rossini... Best wishes, Frederic.

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