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Subject: Re: Nic McGegan at NY Phil this week
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Date:Tue, 31 Mar 2009 23:19:19 EDT

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So let me make sure I'm following the logic of these two responses  below:
a) I must be wrong because I disagree with a NYTimes music  critic.
b) Since X gets hired to sing a role (or music by a particular composer),  
ergo, she is, therefore, great.  Hmmm, so I guess that means that, for  example, 
Voigt is a great Marschallin since she was hired by "Intendanten"  in Berlin 
and Vienna to sing it there and Netrebko is a great Lucia since  "Intendenten" 
at the MET, Vienna and soon La Scala have hired her to sing it in  their 
theaters, etc.
Gosh, good to know these things.  Now I won't have to actually listen  any 
more and make up my own mind!
Thanks guys.
a) You realize yours is a minority opinion, right? Not that there's  anything
wrong with having a minority opinion...  Here's a NYT review of  the  event:

Making Handel Spark, Then Fanning the  Flame

Published: March 27, 2009

Before the New  York Philharmonic had played a note of its Handel program at
Avery Fisher  Hall on Thursday evening, the audience had a good idea of what
to expect.  This was partly because the conductor, Nicholas McGegan, is
preceded by a  stellar reputation as a Handel specialist. Even those unaware
of his  authoritative performances and recordings with the Philharmonia
Baroque  Orchestra, a period-instrument ensemble from San Francisco, might
have heard  him conduct a ≥Messiah≤ with the Philharmonic in 2003 or 2007.

b)  I  was at the concert and enjoyed it very much. Her recent Handel CD got 
a great  review as well. I guess the Intendanten of Salzburg where she sings 
Theodora  this summer and the ones in Amsterdam and Wien are all stupid since 
they book  her for Handel. As always the critics on this site know everything 
much  better.

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