Category Archives: Music

The Continuing Appeal of Jane Eyre

At the end of the scene, the tone turns deeply melancholic: Where is the world, at eighty? Where. The world in which I was born. Where is the world eight years ago? It was there — I look for it, … Continue reading

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Art Talk: The Poem of the Mind in the Act of Finding

In those poems that change me, I change the poem. Sometimes an artist does not know if he will make it to the end of a painting, or a poem. In order to find out, he must change it. What … Continue reading

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

[Intro] Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy Because I’m easy … Continue reading

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What is Opera, anyway?

Performance practice, meaning anything that affects the execution and presentation of a work — voices, instruments, pitch, venue, acting, and even what is being performed — is an issue deeply connected to the definition of opera. If modern productions don’t … Continue reading

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A Singer’s Take On Poetry: Hearing The Music In The Words (draft)

(written in 2008) I recently made a comment in a workshop that a poet’s voice seemed exposed in a poem. I was trying to relate to the class what I was hearing in the poem based on voice training I’ve … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Know Him When He Comes

Thou shalt know him when he comes, not by any din of drums, nor his manners, nor his airs, nor by any thing he wears. Thou shalt know him when he comes, not by any din of drums, nor his … Continue reading

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