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Subject: Re: Cavalleria rusticana
From: RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:51:04 -0500
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Idiocy.

Please stay on Twitter and leave us alone and free of this garbage.

R.

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On December 6, 2016 at 1:15 AM Genevieve Castle Room <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 
> Several days ago on Twitter.
> 
> 
> ====Begin====
> 
> 
> MARK BERRY:  Didn't get the attraction of Cavalleria rusticana, I'm afraid.
> Manages somehow to be both bland and crude.
> 
> 
> TERESA MUIR:  As a person of Sicilian descent, I find it borderline
> offensive. I find Verismo to be sort of an Italian minstrelsy. Or slumming.
> I seem to be rare in that assessment, though.
> 
> 
> MARK BERRY:  What is the attraction? I just don't get it at all. Afraid I
> found it mildly dull. Not horrendous, but I wouldn't bother hearing it
> again. Genuinely interested to hear why many people love it. I didn't
> dislike it either, was more nonplussed.
> 
> 
> TERESA MUIR:  For a lot of people, Cavalleria is "real" opera. And it is,
> if you consider "real" opera to be a certain kind of Italian singing. Lots
> of people do.
> 
> 
> MARK BERRY:  Hmmmm.... Sometimes I wish it had stopped with Claudio
> Monteverdi.
> 
> 
> TERESA MUIR:  Yup.
> 
> 
> PAUL MCCREESH:  You do not believe that; but I know what you mean, I would
> still love music if it had stopped after Josquin Ave Maria.
> 
> 
> JAMES LERER:  An extremely influential work, no matter what one thinks!
> Was just reading an article by John Tyrrell saying how much Janáček got out
> of the work. So I guess I don't really care what Mark Berry or Teresa Muir
> think. Forget labels (verismo): it is exceptionally well wrought, and would
> not have lasted did it not have its effect. Besides, the great thing about
> the arts is that it really is a matter of taste and opinion. And it's not
> really worth fighting about taste, especially if people want to keep their
> ears closed.
> 
> ====End====
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